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Special Issue "Privacy and Security for Resource Constrained IoT Devices and Networks"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Internet of Things".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Shancang Li

University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
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Interests: security; CPS; IoT security
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Houbing Song

Department of Electrical, Computer, Software, and Systems Engineering, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL 32114, USA
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Interests: Cyber-Physical Systems; Signal Processing for Communications and Networking; Cloud Computing/Edge Computing
Guest Editor
Dr. Muddesar Iqbal

School of Computing, London South Bank University, London, UK
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Interests: mobile security; IoT; privacy requirements

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

With the exponential growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) and cyber-physical systems (CPS), a wide range of IoT applications have been developed and deployed in recent years. To match the heterogeneous application requriements in IoT and CPS, many resource-constrained IoT devices are deployed, in which privacy and security have emerged as a big challenges because they have not been designed to have effective security features.

Despite the fact that many security solutions have been developed for the Internet, there are major concerns regarding the resource-constrained environments in IoT, including data encryption, privacy-preservation, vulnerabilities, threats, attacks, controls, etc. To address these privacy and security challenges, appropriate technologies have to be developed for resource-constrained environments in IoT.

This Special Issue aims to unveil and address the privacy-preservation and security issues and challenges in IoT and CPS. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, the following.

  • Secure data sharing in IoT and CPS
  • Secure computation in resource constrained environment
  • Location privacy in IoT and CPS
  • Lightweight cryptography for low-resource devices in IoT and CPS
  • Searable encryption
  • Access control in IoT and CPS
  • Key mamagement
  • Information diffusion
  • Privacy and security in mobile devices and networks
  • Forensics in IoT and CPS
  • Privacy and security in healthcare-related IoT and CPS
  • Human aspects of security and privacy issues
  • Secure authentications of devices

Dr. Shancang Li
Prof. Dr. Houbing Song
Dr. Muddesar Iqbal
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sensors is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • security and privacy-preserving
  • attack model
  • lightweight security solution

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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