Special Issue "Security and Privacy in Sensor Networks"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2016).
Interests: Wireless network security; cloud and fog computing security; big data security and privacy; secure and privacy in IoT; secure opportunistic computing; secure social network; applied cryptography
Internet of Things (IoT), a buzzword today to describe the use of smart sensors and other ICT technologies to track and control physical objects, has opened up entirely new ways to revolutionize our daily lives in a more automatic, efficient, and convenient way. As a core component, sensor networks are pivotal to the success of IoT. However, while sensor networks brings us many advantages, i.e., network setup without fixed infrastructure; ideal for the non-reachable places; flexible in network updates; and inexpensive in implementation, it also poses many security and privacy challenges due to the open nature of wireless communication in sensor networks and the limited capabilities of sensor nodes in terms of processing power, storage, bandwidth, and energy. If security and privacy issues are not well addressed, sensed data may not be accurate, and even could be polluted during the transmission, and, as a result, sensor networks cannot contribute well to IoT. Therefore, addressing security and privacy challenges in sensor networks is of crucial importance to the health of IoT.
This Special Issue intends to collect current developments and the future directions in security and privacy issues of sensor networks. We invite authors to submit their original papers. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Lightweight authentication in sensor networks
- Key management in sensor networks
- Privacy-preserving data aggregation
- Trust and reputation in sensor networks
- Secure routing in sensor networks
- Intrusion detection in sensor networks
- Body sensor network security and privacy
- Smart meter security and privacy
- Smart home, smart community, smart city security
Dr. Rongxing Lu
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Security and privacy
- Data aggregation
- Key management
- Trust and reputation
- Secure routing
- Intrusion detection
- Body sensor network
- Smart meter
- Smart home, community, and city