Journal Information
IEEE Security & Privacy
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IEEE Security & Privacy’s primary objective is to stimulate and track advances in security, privacy, and dependability and present these advances in a form that can be useful to a broad cross-section of the professional community — ranging from academic researchers to industry practitioners.IEEE Security & Privacy aims to provide a unique combination of research articles, case studies, tutorials, and regular departments covering diverse aspects of security and dependability of computer-based systems, including legal and ethical issues, privacy concerns, tools to help secure information, methods for development and assessment of trustworthy systems, analysis of vulnerabilities and attacks, trends and new developments, pedagogical and curricular issues in educating the next generation of security professionals, secure operating systems and applications, security issues in wireless networks, design and test strategies for secure and survivable systems, and cryptology, and other topics of interest to a general, technically oriented readership.All submissions in the magazine’s scope will be peer-reviewed, and accepted manuscripts will be professionally copy-edited to ensure a common style and level of content for the magazine.Articles that report the latest advances in research, particularly those that address a narrow technical area and those that lack content reporting results of experimental validation or deployment of new methods or technologies, are generally not suitable for publication in IEEE Security & Privacy. Authors of such works are advised to submit them to research conferences and journals with the appropriate scope. IEEE Transactions on Reliability or IEEE Transactions on Secure and Dependable Systems, for example, might provide appropriate venues for some such submissions.S&P is copublished by the IEEE Computer Society and the IEEE Reliability Society. Technical cosponsors are the IEEE Signal Processing Society and IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society.S&P accepts commercial and classified advertisements.
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2021-05-02
Special Issues
Special Issue on Security and Privacy Issues of Home Globalization
Submission Date: 2021-05-15

In recent years, people have been reshaping their homes into smart homes by using a wide array of home-based Internet of Things (IoT) devices, including inter-connected lights, locks, sensors, actuators, wearables, and appliances accessible through the Internet and controlled locally (e.g., via voice) or remotely (e.g., via mobile phone). These smart home devices are complemented by laptops, mobile phones, game consoles, electronical health equipment, and many other consumer IoT nodes, which are constantly used at home for work, pleasure, health, and entertainment, just to mention the most common purposes. The emerging pervasiveness of IoT technologies is transforming homes into globalized homes in which devices supporting everyday activities can be accessed from anywhere. Although home globalization has its benefits, it also covertly renders homes more insecure and less private places where individuals are exposed to more and more varying threats from the outside world. Despite the benefits, home globalization and the used technologies have led to many security threats and privacy breaches. In fact, home-based IoT technologies at the basis of globalized homes are becoming prone to abuses including adaptations of well-known cyber-attacks leveraging the variety of data and devices populating modern apartments and houses. In addition, both home-based and consumer IoT frameworks collect and manage information that is tightly coupled with the everyday life of individuals and can thus be considered a source of sensitive data that is of interest for profiling or reconnaissance attempts. Therefore, the resulting home globalization requires us to face new threats and risks leading to different challenges. In fact, modern homes are technologically balkanized with services provided via different technologies (IEEE 802.15.4, home/consumer IoT, voice-based assistants) and by multiple vendors (device and software) often by using a cloud- or fog-based scheme. Additional challenges stem from the relatively covert introduction of new risks during home globalization, as people tend to put more focus on functionalities of new smart devices than the security and privacy implications of their use. In this perspective, enforcing security and privacy in such a scenario requires rethinking and developing new defenses and solutions, as well as addressing new social challenges for law enforcement agencies, policy makers, and forensics professionals. This special issue aims at collecting the most relevant ongoing research efforts in the security and privacy field concerning home globalization. Topics include, but are not limited to: Security management of home-based and consumer IoT Network security of globalized homes Adoption of cybersecurity measures in globalized homes, including child safety Surveillance, interception, blocking, and sovereignty in home-based IoT environments De-anonymization, AI-based social inference, integrity, and privacy leaks Stealth communication, information hiding threats, and their detection in home-based IoT environments Cybercrime investigation, law, jurisdiction, and ethics in home-based IoT environments Important Dates Submissions due: 15 May 2021 First review complete: 30 June 2021 Acceptance notification: 25 September 2021 Camera-ready version: 15 October 2021 Publication: January/February 2022 Submission Guidelines Original and high-quality contributions that have not yet been published and are not currently under review by other journals or peer-reviewed conferences are sought. The submitted papers should be formatted according to the journal style. For more detailed information concerning the requirements for submission, please refer to the journal’s Author Information webpage: All manuscripts and any supplementary material should be submitted through the online submission system. During the submission process, authors should select the special-issue option “Security and Privacy Issues of Home Globalization.” All papers will be rigorously reviewed based on their originality, high scientific quality, organization, clarity of writing, conclusions, and relevance to this special issue. The manuscripts will be accepted or rejected in line with the usual standards of the journal. Guest Editors Contact the guest editors at Luca Caviglione, IMATI, National Research Council of Italy, Italy Steffen Wendzel, Worms University of Applied Sciences & Fraunhofer FKIE, Germany Simon Vrhovec, University of Maribor, Slovenia Aleksandra Mileva, University Goce Delcev, Republic of N. Macedonia
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2021-04-09
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