Call for Papers: Special Issue on "AI-Driven Methods for IoT and Edge Security"

Guest Editors:

Zhaoquan Gu, Guangzhou University, China

Zhihong Tian, Guangzhou University, China


With the fast development of information technologies, AI-enabled edge computing has been widely adopted in Internet of Things (IoT), and these emerging applications have made a significant breakthrough in various areas, such as intelligent manufacturing, smart city, intelligent healthcare, etc. Intelligent edges in IoT applications could process the collected data efficiently, which reduces the response time of making decisions. These emerging technologies could be regarded as a revolution in the information technologies domain. However, as edge computing and IoT technologies are widely adopted, many security problems also arise, such as data prisoning at the edge side, adversarial attacks against intelligent edge, privacy in IoT applications, etc. This special issue aims at the AI-driven methods for solving the IoT and edge security problems.

In this special issue, we invite high quality manuscripts that address the new emerged security problems in IoT applications and edge computing, and the AI-driven methods for solving these problems. Both theoretical and experimental studies for AI-driven methods for IoT and edge security are encouraged. Areas of interest for the special issue include, but are not limited to:

  • Security and privacy of IoT applications
  • Security and privacy of edge computing
  • Adversarial attacks against edge computing and IoT applications
  • AI-driven architecture/method/mechanism for IoT security
  • AI-driven architecture/method/mechanism for edge security
  • Intelligent defense for IoT and edge computing
  • Secure architectures for edge computing
  • Privacy preservation in IoT and edge computing
  • Secure communication in IoT applications
  • Challenges and trends in IoT and edge computing


Important Dates:

Manuscripts Due: 31 October 2021

Peer Reviews to Authors: 31 December 2021

Revised Manuscripts Due: 15 February 2022

Second-round Reviews to Authors: 15 April 2022

Final Accepted Manuscript Due: 30 June 2022