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Special Issue "Security and Trustworthiness in Industrial IoT"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Internet of Things".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 August 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Ethiopia Nigussie
Guest Editor
Turun yliopisto, Turku, Finland
Interests: Internet of Things; IIoT; cybersecurity for low-power networks; self-aware networked systems; ICT4D
Dr. Habtamu Abie
Guest Editor
Norwegian Computing Center/Norsk Regnesentral, Norway
Interests: adaptive security and privacy; IoT; AI for security; risk management; context awareness; securing CPS; evolutionary algorithms
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Industrial IoT (IIoT) systems are revolutionizing industry and businesses by improving service delivery and increasing productivity. They facilitate innovations, developments and disruptive business models in various sectors. However, IIoTs are subject to a multitude of threats. Cyberattacks may have a catastrophic impact on industrial applications including stolen proprietary information and cause physical damage to production systems. The research community has done much work on improving the security of IoT systems, but industrial scenarios bring further constraints to the security solutions. IIoT applications are often safety critical with timing constraints, thus addressing the security and trustworthiness of IIoT systems requires consideration of several dimensions.

This Special Issue encourages authors to submit research results covering security and trust of IIoT systems. Contributions addressing relevant theoretical and practical aspects as well as state-of-the-art review works are welcomed. The Special Issue topics include, but are not limited to:

  • IIoT devices and protocols security;
  • Tailored security solutions for specific IIoT applications;
  • Intrusion detection and prevention system;
  • Data security, privacy and trustworthiness;
  • Security and trust management for fog and edge computing;
  • Machine learning, deep learning and blockchain based security solutions;
  • Threat and vulnerability in platforms and protocols;
  • Threat models;
  • Adaptive security management;
  • Security metrics and risks;
  • Hardware security.

Dr. Ethiopia Nigussie
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2200 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.


  • cybersecurity
  • industrial IoT
  • trust evaluation
  • intrusion detection and prevention systems
  • hardware security
  • adaptive security

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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