Special Issue "Physical Layer Security in Wireless Networks"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (16 June 2016).
Interests: wireless sensors and body area networks; security and privacy; radio propagation and modelling; molecular communications
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The today’s domination of Wireless Communications, as an universal way to access information for every human around the world, presents a major risk for society, not only because of widely recognized security leaks in the current wireless radio access technologies, but also for the larger and larger amounts of information over a medium (the air), which can be easily eavesdropped on. All of the security solutions implemented today rely on bit level cryptographic techniques and associated protocols at various levels of the data processing stack. These solutions are based on the assumption that the attacker has limited computational power, which becomes to be less and less true (think of today’s advances in quantum computing). In addition, the economic importance of protections within public networks will increase greatly in the future, and although enhanced cryptographic protections exist, they incur high constraints and additional costs for users. New security approaches are issued from information theory fundamentals and focus, but are not limited to, the secrecy capacity of the propagation channel.
This Special Issue aims to further scientific research in both theoretical and practical approaches to physical-layer security. It will accept original research papers that report the latest results and advances in this area. The papers will be peer-reviewed and selected on the basis of their quality and relevance to the topic of this Special Issue. Particularly, we would like to encourage submissions that present new ideas, as well as experimental and/or practical implementation results. Topics include, but are not limited to:
- Information theoretic approaches
- Secrecy capacity of wireless channels
- Practical code design
- Secure modulations
- Optical physical layer security
- “Friendly” jamming approaches for security
- Jamming (“unfriendly”) resistance
- Relay-based and cooperative secure communications
- Game theory for wireless physical layer security
- Secret-key generation and agreement over wireless channels
- Cross-layer security mechanisms incorporating cryptography and physical layer aspects
- Physical layer security for low-resource devices
- Physical layer security applied to visible light communications
- Advanced signal processing for physical layer security
- Physical layer authentication
- Experimental results on practical implementations of physical layer security techniques
Assistant Professor Dr. Lorenzo Mucchi
Manuscript Submission Information
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- physical layer security
- secrecy capacity
- coding for secrecy
- enhanced privacy