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Special Issue

Call for Papers

Recent booming advancements in networking techniques has led to an evolvement toward future intelligent networks (FINs). This trend takes place under a circumstance in which a great number of devices are connected for specific purposes by a variety of novel techniques, e.g. Internet-of-Things, cloud computing, edge/fog computing, big data, etc. In FINs, we can envision the benefits by integrating intelligence into networks, e.g. providing an efficient way to automatically generate and optimize policies based on service requirements, freeing network operators from taxing management and configuration burdens, and enabling self-learning from real-time network data.

Contemporarily, these emerging techniques are still at its exploring stage, leaving many privacy and security challenges unaddressed. Existing researchers have already uncovered a great amount of attacks and threats. The situation will be more complicated when incorporating artificial intelligence (AI) techniques into networking, as the AI techniques are facing unknown or new types of privacy and security threats. On the whole, more studies and investigations on strengthening security and enhancing efficiency performance in FINs are needed.

Although there are existing works that address the security and privacy challenges in cyber space, this Special Issue (SI) focuses on recent attempts to design intelligent approaches that tackle security and privacy challenges arising in a variety of emerging networks, or to exploit vulnerability and security enhancement for intelligent components already integrated in networks. The purpose of this SI is to provide the researchers from both academia and industry an excellent venue to discuss technical challenges and disseminate their recent advances related to security and privacy techniques for FINs. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Secure architectures for future Internet (e.g., Software-Defined Networks)
  • Security of emerging networks (e.g., Internet of Things)
  • Security and privacy of cloud computing
  • Security and privacy of edge/fog computing
  • Security and privacy of blockchains
  • Security enhancement in network protocols
  • Designs, implementation, and deployments of security policies
  • Privacy and anonymity in communication networks
  • Intrusion/anomaly detection and prevention in networks
  • Security and privacy of network algorithms based on machine learning and AI

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 “March 2020: Recent Advances in Security and Privacy for Future Intelligent Networks” topic from the drop-down menu of Topic/Series titles.

Important Dates

Manuscript Submission Deadline: 15 March 2019
Initial Decision: 1 June 2019
Revised Manuscript Due: 1 July 2019
Decision Notification: 1 September 2019
Final Manuscript Due: 1 October 2019
Publication Date: March 2020

Guest Editors

Xiaojiang (James) Du
Temple University, USA

Meng Shen
Beijing Institute of Technology, China

Zheng Chang
University of Jyvaskyla, Finland

Zhao Cao
Huawei Company, China