Special Issue "Selected Papers for ECCWS 2020: Challenges and Perspectives of Cyber-security in the IoT Era"

A special issue of Information (ISSN 2078-2489). This special issue belongs to the section "Information Applications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 October 2020).

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Jinguang Han
Guest Editor
Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT), Institute of Electronics, Communications & Information Technology (ECIT),Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, North Ireland, BT7 1NN, UK
Interests: include access control; applied cryptography; blockchain; cloud computing; privacy-preserving systems; post-quantum cryptography
Prof. Dr. Willy Susilo
Guest Editor
School of Computer Science and Software Engineering, University of Wollongong, Northfields Avenue, Wollongong NSW 2522, Australia
Interests: cryptography; computer security; design of signature schemes
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The 19th European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security (ECCWS 2020) will be held in Chester, UK from 25–26 June 2020. ECCWS 2020 is aimed at keeping abreast of the current development and innovation in advanced research areas of “Cyber-security in the IoT era”. The ECCWS series will be held annually to include innovative academics and industrial experts. This Special Issue intends to contain a selection of carefully-revised and extended best papers, to be presented at ECCWS 2020. Paper acceptance for ECCWS 2020 will be based on quality, relevance to the conference theme and originality.

The authors of a number of selected full papers of high quality will be invited after the conference to submit revised and extended versions of their originally-accepted conference papers to this Special Issue of Information, published by MDPI, in open access. The selection of these best papers will be based on their ratings in the conference review process, quality of presentation during the conference, and expected impact on the research community. Each submission to this Special Issue should contain at least 50% of new material, e.g., in the form of technical extensions, more in-depth evaluations, or additional use cases and a change of title, abstract and keywords. These extended submissions will undergo a peer-review process according to the journal’s rules of action. At least two technical committees will act as reviewers for each extended article submitted to this Special Issue; if needed, additional external reviewers will be invited to guarantee a high-quality reviewing process.

Dr. Jinguang Han
Prof. Dr. Willy Susilo
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. Information 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 1400 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.


  • Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Incident response strategies
  • Risk analysis and modelling
  • Gamification strategies for awareness/education and training
  • Cyber conflict
  • Cyber terrorism
  • Cyber security
  • Information warfare
  • Information warfare and security education
  • Information Assurance
  • Digital forensics
  • Psychological warfare

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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