Call for Papers: Special Issue on "Security and Privacy in Smart Computing: Advances and Challenges"

Smart computing is a new dimension to study from Internet-of-Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data, Cloud Computing, Machine Learning, Green Computing, FinTech, and many more. The intension of smart computing is to analyze real-time data and ensure better predictions for improving people's lives with innovations in transportation, energy, healthcare, communications, entertainment, education, etc. Smart computing makes any application or solution self-aware so that it can perceive what is happening in its environment, massage available data analysis, and reach the best conclusions, and use insights to predict future risks and challenges.  Smart computing can simplify the IT infrastructure and maintenance aspects of an organization and focus on their core technologies for further innovation. With the instantaneous development and growing popularity of various applications in social computing, no organization can calculate and store data through conventional computing algorithms and come up with big data recovery to handle this situation easily. These enhancements, enabled by smart computing, bring both benefits and new security and privacy challenges. More new steps are needed to respond to new security and privacy challenges immediately.
This particular issue is dedicated to increasing industry and academic discussion in response to the security and privacy challenges purchased through smart computing. The special issue calls for high-quality and unpublished work on recent advances in smart computing security and privacy solutions and offers theories and technologies to protect smart computing-based applications against hostile or malicious attacks.

Topics of interest are included but not limited to the lists below.

  • Security and privacy in pervasive/ubiquitous computing
  • Security and privacy in IoT-enabled cloud computing
  • Security and privacy in big data
  • Privacy in data mining
  • Security, Privacy and Trust model and protocol for Green Computing
  • Security and privacy in social computing
  • Security and privacy in Fintech
  • Secure and privacy-aware applications for smart buildings, smart cities, and smart
  • New attacks and countermeasures for smart applications
  • Blockchain and its use in smart computing
  • Economic modeling of trust, risk and control; economics of trusted data quality
  • Security and protection architectures for smart computing 
  • Threat models and attack methodologies for smart computing
  • Security applications and management for smart computing
  • Challenges for security and privacy for smart computing
  • Cryptography protocols and algorithms for smart computing
  • Machine learning trends in maintaining security and privacy
  • Security threats, intrusions and malware detection exploiting machine learning methods
  • Machine learning for big data security/cloud security/IoT security
  • Machine learning for multimedia data security
  • Quantum cryptography and its use in smart computing

Instructions for Manuscripts 
Submitted articles must describe original research, which have not been published or currently under review by other journals or conferences. Submissions must be directly sent via and select Special Issue: Security, Trust and Privacy in Smart Computing: Emerging Technologies, Issues and Solutions as manuscript type during step 1 of the submission process. Paper submissions must conform to the layout and format guidelines in “Cluster Computing”. Instructions for Contributors are in: 

Important Dates (Tentative)

  • Manuscript submission deadline: November 30, 2021
  • First notification: January15, 2021
  • Submission of revised manuscript: March15, 2021
  • Notification of the re-review: May 15, 2021
  • Final notification: June 30, 2022
  • Final paper due: August 20, 2022
  • Publication: December 2022 

Guest Editors
Dr. Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo (Lead Guest Editor)
Department of Information Systems and Cyber Security
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
Department of Computer Science, 
University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78249 USA 

Dr. SK Hafizul Islam 
Department of Computer Science and Engineering,
Indian Institute of Information Technology Kalyani, West Bengal 741235, India

Dr. Chien-Ming Chen
College of Computer Science and Engineering, Shandong 
University of Science and Technology, Qingdao, 266590, China.

Dr. Kuo-Hui Yeh
Department Information Management, National Dong Hwa University, Hualien 97401, Taiwan R.O.C.
Joint Professor
Department of Computer Science and Engineering, National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Director, Chinese Cryptology and Information Security Association (CCISA), Taiwan R.O.C.

Biography of the Guest Editors

Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo received the Ph.D. in Information Security in 2006 from Queensland University of Technology, Australia. He currently holds the Cloud Technology Endowed Professorship at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). He serves as the Department Editor of IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management; Associate Editor of Computers & Electrical Engineering, Data & Knowledge Engineering, Digital Communications and Networks, IEEE Access, and IEEE Transactions on Big Data; Associate Technical Editor of IEEE Communications Magazine; Technical Editor of IEEE Network Magazine; Editor of Future Generation Computer Systems; and on the editorial board of Computers & Security, Cluster Computing, Electronic Commerce Research, IEEE Blockchain Technical Briefs, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, and Journal of Network and Computer Applications. He has also served as the Special Issue Guest Editor of ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems, ACM Transactions on Internet Technology, Applied Soft Computing, Computers & Electrical Engineering, Computers & Security, Digital Investigation, Future Generation Computer Systems, IEEE Access, IEEE Cloud Computing, IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, IEEE Network, IEEE Transactions on Big Data, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, Journal of Computational Science, Journal of Computer and System Sciences, Mobile Networks and Applications, Multimedia Tools and Applications, Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, Pervasive and Mobile Computing, Wireless Personal Communications, etc. He is an IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Visitor from 2021 to 2023 (inclusive), included in Web of Science’s Highly Cited Researcher in the field of Cross-Field – 2020, named the Cybersecurity Educator of the Year - APAC (Cybersecurity Excellence Awards are produced in cooperation with the Information Security Community on LinkedIn) in 2016, and in 2015 he and his team won the Digital Forensics Research Challenge organized by Germany's University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. He is the recipient of the 2019 IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing (TCSC) Award for Excellence in Scalable Computing (Middle Career Researcher), the 2018 UTSA College of Business Col. Jean Piccione and Lt. Col. Philip Piccione Endowed Research Award for Tenured Faculty, the Outstanding Associate Editor of 2018 for IEEE Access, the British Computer Society's 2019 Wilkes Award Runner-up, the 2014 Highly Commended Award by the Australia New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency, the Fulbright Scholarship in 2009, the 2008 Australia Day Achievement Medallion, and the British Computer Society's Wilkes Award in 2008. He has also received best paper awards from the IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine in 2020, EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking (JWCN) in 2019, IEEE TrustCom 2018, and ESORICS 2015; the Korea Information Processing Society's Journal of Information Processing Systems (JIPS) Survey Paper Award (Gold) 2019; the IEEE Blockchain 2019 Outstanding Paper Award; and Best Student Paper Awards from Inscrypt 2019 and ACISP 2005.

SK Hafizul Islam (SM’18, IEEE) received M.Sc. degree in applied mathematics from Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, India, in 2006, and M.Tech. degree in computer application and Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering in 2009 and 2013, respectively, from Indian Institute of Technology [IIT (ISM)] Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India, under the INSPIRE Fellowship Ph.D. Program (funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India). He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Information Technology Kalyani (IIIT Kalyani), West Bengal, India. Before joining the IIIT Kalyani, he was an Assistant Professor with the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani (BITS Pilani), Rajasthan, India. He has more than seven years of teaching and ten years of research experience. He has authored or co-authored 110 research papers in journals and conference proceedings of international reputes. His research interests include Cryptography, Information/Network Security, Cloud and IoT security, Blockchain Security, VANET and Machine learning. 
Presently, he is editing four books for the publishers Scrivener-Wiley, Elsevier, and CRC Press. He is an Associate Editor for “IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics”, “IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems”, “IEEE Systems Journal”, “IEEE Access”, “International Journal of Communication Systems (Wiley)”, “Telecommunication Systems (Springer)”, “Security and Privacy (Wiley)”, “Array-Journal (Elsevier)”, and Technical Committee Member, “Computer Communications (Elsevier)”. He was a reviewer in many reputed international journals and conferences. He was the recipient of the University Gold Medal, the S. D. Singha Memorial Endowment Gold Medal, and the Sabitri Parya Memorial Endowment Gold Medal from Vidyasagar University, in 2006. He was also the recipient of the University Gold Medal from IIT(ISM) Dhanbad in 2009 and the OPERA award from BITS Pilani in 2015. He is a senior member of IEEE and a member of ACM.

Chien-Ming Chen (SM’18, IEEE) received the Ph.D. degree from National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan. He is currently an Associate Professor with the Shandong University of Science and Technology, China.  He has published more than 100 research papers in refereed journals and international conferences, including 70 publications in SCI-Indexed Journals. He serves as an Associate Editor for IEEE ACCESS and an Executive Editor for the International Journal of Information Computer Security.  He is Technical Program Committee Member for more than a dozen of International conferences. His current research interests include network security, the mobile Internet, the IoT, and cryptography.

Kuo-Hui Yeh (SM’16, IEEE) is a full Professor with the department of Information Management, National Dong Hwa University, Hualien, Taiwan. He received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Information Management from the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan, in 2005 and 2010, respectively. Dr. Yeh has authored over 100 articles in refereed journals and conferences. His research interests include IoT security, Blockchain, mobile security, NFC/RFID security, authentication, digital signature, data privacy and network security. Dr. Yeh is currently an Associate/Academic Editor of the Journal of Information Security and Applications (JISA), IEEE Access, Security and Communication Networks (SCN), the Journal of Internet Technology (JIT), and Frontiers in Communications and Networks - Security, Privacy and Authentication, and has served as a guest editor for Future Generation Computer Systems (FGCS), IEEE Access, Annals of Telecommunications, CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering (MBE), and the International Journal of Information Security (IJIS), JIT, Sensors and Cryptography. In addition, Dr. Yeh has served as a TPC member for 40 international conferences/workshops on information security. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a Member of the ACM.