Call for Papers: Data protection for the Internet of Everything


With the explosion of connected devices, new technological paradigms have appeared. Beyond purely cloud-based approaches, edge, fog and dew computing approaches are on the rise on top of wireless networks.

Implantable devices, Internet of Things (IoTs) and novel technological forms such as drones or augmented reality devices form the Internet of Everything (IoE). They provide users with new and highly personalized services. Indeed, these devices are constantly improving, so their computational resources and wireless connectivity capabilities enable even more powerful features to their users that were not achievable just some years ago.

Despite their undeniable advantages, this technological trend comes with a substantial number of threats to the users. As they gather and process data related to users, it is essential to ensure that it cannot be abused. Otherwise, sophisticated attacks may be carried out -- the combination of fine-grained data can lead to extremely targeted cyberattacks.

This special issue aims to gather novel research contributions that focus on all the stages that any defender may follow to address these threats. Thus, their identification, characterization, blockage, remediation or even the eventual post-event recovery are at stake.

This Special Issue will gather extended versions (more than 30% of new content) of the best papers of the Spanish Jornadas Nacionales de Investigación en Ciberseguridad (JNIC) cybersecurity conference ( Please note that a new round of reviews will be required for these submissions.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following scope:

Lightweight encryption techniques for IoE Early detection of IoE-related attacks
Remediation techniques for IoE environments

Data protection mechanisms suitable for IoE
Uses of Artificial Intelligence in IoEs for cyberdefence Attack characterization in IoE

Secure IoE-based architectures Cryptographic protocols for the IoE
Security, privacy and trust for the IoE

IoE-related legal issues in the field of cybersecurity

Important Dates

  • Manuscript submission deadline: 1 August 2022
  • Notification of acceptance: 1 October 2022
  • Submission of final revised paper: 15 November 2022
  • Publication of special issue (tentative): 15 December 2022

Submission Procedure

Authors should follow the WINET Journal manuscript format described at the journal site. Manuscripts should be submitted on-line through

A copy of the manuscript should also be emailed to the Guest Editors at the following email address: with the subject “[JNIC2022] Submission for WINET SI”

Guest Editors:

  • Prof. Dr. José María de Fuentes (lead guest editor), Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain) (
  • Prof. Dr. Lorena González, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain) (
  • Prof. Dr. Sencun Zhu, PennState University (United States) (
  • Prof. Dr. Manuel Gil Pérez, University of Murcia (Spain) (

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