Special Issue "Human-Centered Computing and Information Security: Recent Advances & Intelligent Applications"
A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 October 2020).
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In recent years, human-centered computing (HC) has become most promising research domain in both industrial and academic areas worldwide. As a convergence of multiple disciplines, HC supports the effective bridging of various human-related computational elements, the physical world, and cyberspace. HC enables the design and development of an effective computer system that considers cultural, social, and personal aspects and mitigates issues such as human–computer interaction, human information interaction, information design, human–human interaction, and the relationship among art, social, cultural issues, and computing technologies. Using intelligent HC techniques, an organization or enterprise can design and develop several human–computer applications conveniently and economically to fulfill the critical functional or nonfunctional computational requisites from a set of users. However, it is critical for manufacturers of human–computer applications to implement common functions for security, data management, and communication. For instance, HC platforms (e.g., human-centered activities in multimedia, human-centered activities in IoT, human-centered activities in Blockchain) are implemented with individual security architectures, policies, goals, and have their own vulnerabilities and attack surfaces. Moreover, vulnerable computing resources in HC can be infected with malware and subsequently turned into a large botnet that further results in devastating DDoS attacks. Though information security is a serious and demanding factor of HC deployment, it is too often ignored in the design and development of HC oriented systems. Consequently, the provision of information security has been gathering much attention in all HC-related areas.
The aim of this Special Issue is to identify the emerging information security challenges in all HC-related areas. It will consist of up-to-date, state-of-the-art research contributions with novel design and developments of intelligent application, perception, and security methods in the HCC, to enhance the reliability and feasibility of HC in real-world applications.
Topics of interest may include but are not limited to the following:
- Big-data analysis and datamining for HC;
- Internet of Things and Blockchain for HC;
- AI and soft computing for HC;
- Social computing and social intelligence for HC;
- HC-based cloud, fog, and edge computing;
- HC-based smart home and smart city;
- Human–computer interaction and user-centered design;
- Design and development of a secure human–computer applications;
- Design and development of deep learning framework for HC services;
- Study of human aspects of information security in HC;
- Blockchain in HC;
- Security and privacy for secure HC;
- Trust management in an HC environment;
- Efficient and secure HC applications for IoT;
- Security and credibility verification in HC;
- Intelligent and secure data processing in HC.
Prof. Dr. Jong Hyuk Park
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- Human-centered computing
- Deep learning
- Artificial intelligence
- Internet of Things
- Smart city
- Information security