Special Issue "Applied Cryptography and Security Concerns based on Symmetry for the Future Cyber World"


A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2015)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Young-Sik Jeong
Department of Multimedia Engineering, Dongguk University, Seoul, Korea
Website: http://ucloud-lab.dongguk.edu
Interests: Cloud computing, Ubiquitous computing, Internet of Things and M2M, Cyber physical system , Ubiquitous intelligent systems, Smart appliances
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Laurence T. Yang
Department of Computer Science, St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, NS, B2G 2W5, Canada
Website: http://cs.stfx.ca/~ltyang/
Interests: applied cryptography and security; ubiquiitous computing; parallel and distributed systems and intelligent systems
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Stefanos Gritzalis
Laboratory of Information and Communication Systems Security (Info-Sec-Lab), Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering, University of the Aegean, Karlovassi, Samos, GR-83200, Greece
Website: http://www.icsd.aegean.gr/sgritz
Fax: +30 22730 82234
Interests: asymetric-key infrastructure; computer networks and security, and cloud computing security and privacy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Recent advances of symmetry theory on the Future Cyber World (FCW) have posed great challenges to information technology. Together with these trends, advanced applied cryptography and security have become a growing issue as well as an indispensable research topic for the future of computing and communications. For applied cryptography and advanced security services, many researchers and developers would like to apply symmetry theories and technologies, that is, the rules of a formal system as a mathematical pattern of self-similarity such as reflectional, rotational, translational, point reflection and other involutive isometrics, and so on. The detailed discussion of the research issues of applied cryptography and advanced security concerns based on symmetric and asymmetric key cryptography covers, amongst others: confidentiality, integrity, and availability, including the various areas of applications. In particular, these topics will be the most comprehensive field focused on the important aspects of advanced models, technologies, applications and services for FCW.

This special issue aims to provide an advanced theory and application for researchers and practitioners to contribute with original research and review articles that present the state-of-the-art research outcomes, practical results, latest findings and future evolutions of mathematics in applied cryptosystems and security concerns based on symmetry for FCW.  Original and research articles are solicited in all aspects, including: theoretical studies, practical applications, new techniques and experimental prototypes. All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed and selected on the basis of both their quality and their relevance to the theme of this special issue.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Applied cryptosystem based on symmetry for FCW
  • Advanced symmetric key cryptosystem
  • Advanced asymmetric key cryptosystem
  • Symmetry in security services for FCW
  • Symmetry in security applications for FCW
  • Symmetry in network and embedded system security
  • Methods for improving efficiency or accuracy in security for FCW
  • Cryptography algorithms in smart devices for FCW
  • Secure and trusted service framework and architectures for FCW
  • Computational models of secure communication mechanisms for FCW
  • Privacy-enhancing technology for FCW
  • Access control for FCW
  • Security protocols for FCW
  • Other symmetry issues in applied cryptography and security concerns for FCW

Prof. Dr. Young-Sik Jeong
Prof. Dr. Laurence T. Yang
Prof. Dr. Stefanos Gritzalis
Guest Editors


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  • applied cryptosystem
  • symmetric key
  • asymmetric key
  • symmetry in security

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p. 1176-1210
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Symmetry 2015, 7(3), 1176-1210; doi:10.3390/sym7031176 (registering DOI)
Received: 28 February 2015 / Revised: 8 June 2015 / Accepted: 18 June 2015 / Published: 2 July 2015
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Symmetry 2015, 7(2), 935-948; doi:10.3390/sym7020935
Received: 16 January 2015 / Revised: 20 April 2015 / Accepted: 27 May 2015 / Published: 2 June 2015
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Symmetry 2015, 7(2), 383-394; doi:10.3390/sym7020383
Received: 28 December 2014 / Revised: 23 March 2015 / Accepted: 8 April 2015 / Published: 17 April 2015
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Symmetry 2015, 7(1), 269-283; doi:10.3390/sym7010269
Received: 15 January 2015 / Revised: 26 February 2015 / Accepted: 10 March 2015 / Published: 19 March 2015
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Symmetry 2015, 7(1), 105-124; doi:10.3390/sym7010105
Received: 1 November 2014 / Revised: 18 December 2014 / Accepted: 16 January 2015 / Published: 27 January 2015
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Symmetry 2015, 7(1), 1-14; doi:10.3390/sym7010001
Received: 11 August 2014 / Accepted: 4 December 2014 / Published: 26 December 2014
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Symmetry 2014, 6(4), 1011-1025; doi:10.3390/sym6041011
Received: 14 August 2014 / Revised: 24 October 2014 / Accepted: 1 December 2014 / Published: 12 December 2014
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Symmetry 2014, 6(4), 997-1010; doi:10.3390/sym6040997
Received: 1 October 2014 / Revised: 24 November 2014 / Accepted: 24 November 2014 / Published: 3 December 2014
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Symmetry 2014, 6(4), 938-953; doi:10.3390/sym6040938
Received: 14 August 2014 / Revised: 5 November 2014 / Accepted: 7 November 2014 / Published: 13 November 2014
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