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Publication Date

Manuscript Submission Deadline

Special Issue

Call for Papers

Over the last two decades a very wide range of standards and regulations have been developed, covering many aspects of cyber security and privacy. These documents have been published by national and international formal standardization bodies and government agencies, as well as by industry consortia.  Many of them have become very widely used, including the IETF standards that form the basis for the operation of the Internet; the ISO/IEC 27000 series of standards that has become the internationally adopted basis for managing corporate information security; and the standards for mobile telephony published by 3GPP that underlie all generations of mobile telephone networks.  Despite their wide use, there will always be a need to revise existing standards and to add new standards to cover new domains. The purpose of this issue is to discuss the many challenges deriving from studies of existing standards, the development of revisions to existing standards, and the exploration of completely new areas of standardization.

Papers describing new developments and challenges in the area of security and privacy standardization are solicited for this issue.  Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Security techniques, including cryptography, biometrics, AI
  • Security management
  • Security and privacy evaluation and certification
  • Network security
  • Privacy and identity management, and privacy standards on topics such as online tracking protection, and collective privacy (privacy of others and co-constructed personal information)
  • Security hardware, including smart cards, RFID tags and security modules
  • Industry-specific security standards, e.g. those produced by the payments, telecommunications and computing industries

Important Dates

Manuscript Submission Deadline: 31 January 2021 (Extended Deadline)
Initial decision Notification: 28 February 2021
Final decision Notification: 30 April 2021
Final Manuscript Due: 30 June 2021
Publication Date: September 2021

Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts should conform to the standard format as indicated in the Information for Authors section of the Paper Submission Guidelines.

All manuscripts to be considered for publication must be submitted by the deadline through Manuscript Central. Select the “September 2021/Security and Privacy” topic from the drop-down menu of Topic/Series titles.

Guest Editors

Maryam Mehrnezhad
Newcastle University, UK

Thyla van der Merwe
Mozilla, UK

Chris Mitchell
Royal Holloway, University of London, UK