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Manuscript Submission Deadline

Special Issue

Call for Papers

Wireless networks provide ubiquitous and on-demand connectivity without the need of significant infrastructure deployment, which are pervasive in our daily lives. As multiple wireless technologies proliferate, some emerging wireless networks such as wireless sensor networks, wireless mesh networks gain research attention. Besides, other cutting-edge technologies including Internet of Things, blockchain, cloud and big data also motivate the development of such networks. However, more sensitive data than ever are being transmitted over wireless links. Although the emerging wireless networks have attracted much research effort, the security issues, as well as the privacy concerns, of these networks have not been fully investigated. Moreover, the involved new techniques also bring more challenges in securely accessing these networks, authentication, user privacy protection and more.

The aim of this Special Issue (SI) is to explore the frontier research results to protect the security and privacy in emerging wireless networks with the emphasis on both theories and practice to promote the fast and stable development of wireless communications. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Security and privacy in mobile networks
  • Security and privacy in wireless IoT
  • Security and privacy in wireless mesh networks
  • Security and privacy in vehicle ad hoc networks
  • Security and privacy in delay-tolerant networks
  • Security and privacy in wireless sensor networks
  • Security and privacy in large-scale wireless networks
  • Security and privacy in data-centric networks
  • Security and privacy in wireless communication system
  • Security and privacy in cloud computing
  • Security and privacy in fog/edge computing
  • Security and privacy in blockchain

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 “June 2020: Advances in Security and Privacy Techniques in Emerging Wireless Networks” topic from the drop-down menu of Topic/Series titles.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: 1 October 2019
Initial Decision Date: 1 December 2019
Revised Manuscript Due: 10 January 2020
Final Decision Date: 10 February 2020
Final Manuscript Due: 10 March 2020
Publication Date: June 2020

Guest Editors

Xiaodong Lin
University of Guelph

Xiaojiang (James) Du
Temple University

Mohsen Guizani
Qatar University

Cheng-Kang Chu
Huawei Singapore

Yong Yu
Shaanxi Normal University