Special Issue "Entropy-Based Applied Cryptography and Enhanced Security for Ubiquitous Computing"


A special issue of Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2015)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. James Park
Head of Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, Seoul National University of Science and Technology, Korea
Website: http://www.parkjonghyuk.net/
E-Mail: jamespark.seoul@gmail.com

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Wanlei Zhou
Chair of Information Technology and Head, School of Information Technology, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia
Website: http://www.deakin.edu.au/~wanlei/
E-Mail: wanlei.zhou@deakin.edu.au

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Entropy is a basic and important concept in information theory by Claude E. Shannon. It is also often used as a measure of the unpredictability of a cryptographic key in cryptography research areas. Ubiquitous computing (Ubi-comp) has emerged rapidly as an exciting new paradigm. Together with these trends, applied cryptography and security have become a rising big issue for providing secure and trust computing in the next generation information and communications. A detailed discussion of these issues would include applied cryptography and security concerns that cover amongst others, confidentiality, integrity, and availability (including various application areas). In particular, these topics will comprehensively focus on the important aspects of entropy-based applied cryptography and enhanced security for Ubi-comp.

  • Specific topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
  • Entropy-based Applied Cryptographic aspects of Ubi-comp
  • Entropy-based Hash Functions for Ubi-comp
  • Mathematical and Algorithmic Foundations of Applied Cryptography
  • Cryptography algorithms in ubiquitous and personal devices
  • Advanced Design and Analysis of Cryptographic Algorithms for Ubi-comp
  • Public Key Cryptosystems for Ubi-comp
  • Authentication and Access Control for Ubi-comp
  • Privacy Protection and Trust Computing for Ubi-comp
  • Entropy-based Network Security Issues for Ubi-comp
  • Information Hiding and Digital Forensics in Ubi-comp
  • Security Issues for IoT, Converged IT, V2X
  • Security issues in cloud computing and social networks

This Special Issue aims to provide advanced theories and applications; researchers should contribute original research and review articles that present state-of-the-art research outcomes, practical results in entropy-based applied cryptographic models, and enhanced security system for Ubi-comp.

Profs. James Park
Wanlei Zhou
Guest Editors


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  • applied cryptography
  • ubiquitous computing security
  • cryptography algorithms
  • public key cryptosystems
  • authentication
  • access control
  • privacy protection
  • trust computing
  • entropy based network security
  • information hiding
  • digital forensics

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p. 368-383
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Entropy 2015, 17(1), 368-383; doi:10.3390/e17010368
Received: 15 October 2014 / Accepted: 12 January 2015 / Published: 14 January 2015
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Entropy 2015, 17(1), 74-101; doi:10.3390/e17010074
Received: 27 October 2014 / Accepted: 22 December 2014 / Published: 31 December 2014
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Entropy 2014, 16(12), 6602-6623; doi:10.3390/e16126602
Received: 30 October 2014 / Revised: 4 December 2014 / Accepted: 16 December 2014 / Published: 19 December 2014
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Entropy 2014, 16(11), 6152-6165; doi:10.3390/e16116152
Received: 10 August 2014 / Revised: 25 September 2014 / Accepted: 4 November 2014 / Published: 19 November 2014
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Entropy 2014, 16(8), 4185-4198; doi:10.3390/e16084185
Received: 24 June 2014 / Revised: 15 July 2014 / Accepted: 17 July 2014 / Published: 24 July 2014
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Entropy 2014, 16(6), 3121-3135; doi:10.3390/e16063121
Received: 8 April 2014 / Revised: 23 May 2014 / Accepted: 29 May 2014 / Published: 5 June 2014
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