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Publication Date

Manuscript Submission Deadline

Special Issue

Call for Articles

This special publication piece tackles privacy risk in the IoT.  The ubiquitous and pervasive connections between IoT components (devices, hardware, software, communications, and applications) are creating and mediating new cyber-physical, psychological, and economic seams where data is produced, aggregated, fused, consumed, flows, and actuates.  These features quantitatively and qualitatively impact the relationships between and among individuals and organizations in ways heretofore unseen or understated, where increasing tensions between rights and interests in privacy, security, innovation, free expression, and governance are being playing out.

Accepting this context, and anchoring off the notion that privacy is the rights and interests between individuals and organizations regarding the collection, use and disclosure of information, we necessarily have to think about IoT privacy in socio-technical terms. This introduces a whole range of angles such as governance, economics, management, and risk.  The IoT is the latest technical evolution to expose the gulf between people’s desire for privacy and the law’s treatment of privacy harms.

The purpose of this Special Issue (SI) is to provide the practitioners and researchers working on the technical and policy aspects of IoT privacy a stage to share their domain experiences and disseminate successful mechanisms that address the protection of privacy in the various applications of IoT technologies.

Submissions should provide where possible applied principles and techniques for technical, operational and business success. More specifically, in accordance with the IoT Magazine general requirements, submissions should incorporate: (a) a high-level operational or conceptual description of the IoT solution; (b) a high-level technical description of the IoT system; (c) a summary of the business case; and (c) lessons learned from deployment and operation.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Network architectures and protocols for scalable, robust, secure, and privacy enhancing IoT
  • Measurement of IoT privacy leakage
  • Usable privacy frameworks for home IoT networks
  • Privacy threat models and attack strategies in IoT
  • Identity and access management in IoT
  • Privacy aspect of trustworthiness in IoT
  • Privacy preserving aggregation and analytics in IoT applications
  • Privacy threat identification, modeling, and defense mechanisms for cyber physical systems (CPS)
  • Human and socio-technical aspects in CPS privacy
  • Managing privacy with authentication, robustness, efficiency, and access control in IoT systems and applications
  • Privacy-preserving blockchain techniques and applications in the IoT
  • Privacy frameworks, trust architectures, and techniques for privacy in Smart Cities
  • Privacy-sensitive frameworks for AI, advanced analytics, autonomous systems

Submission Guidelines

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

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

Important Dates

Manuscript Submissions Deadline: 31 August 2020
Final Manuscript Due: 31 March 2021
Publication Date: June 2021

Guest Editors

Erin Kenneally
Elchemy, USA