Security and Privacy Preservation for Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Applications in 5G and Beyond

  in Special Issue   Posted on May 7, 2020

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Submission Deadline: Sat 29 Aug 2020
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Journal Name : Computer Standards and Interfaces
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From the last few years, we have witnessed a paradigm shift with a major focus on mission critical applications ultra-reliable low latency applications (URLCC) such as AR/VR, autonomous vehicles, e-healthcare, smart education, etc., the aim of which is to provide QoS and QoE to the end users with high reliability and low latency. Starting from driverless vehicles and drone-based deliveries, smart cities and factories, remote medical diagnosis and surgery, and artificial-intelligence-based personalized assistants, there are enormous number of applications around us which require strong network backbone infrastructure for QoS and QoE preservation. In the years to come, 5G and 6G technologies are expected to provide 20 Gbps peak data rate, 100 Mbps data rates at the cell edges, 106 devices per square kilometers, 10 Mbps per square kilometers areal capacity and 1 ms round-trip latency for the aforementioned applications.

All these services require high data rate with low latency which can be provided by the upcoming 5G and 6G technologies having strong backbone infrastructure. By making use of Software Defined Networking (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), and network slicing in 5G, massive MIMO, a huge number of connections between different devices can be made to preserve QoS and QoE for the aforementioned applications. As most of the sensitive data for the aforementioned applications is being transmitted over wireless links so security, privacy and trust management are the key challenges to handle. Also, as more user data and network traffic will be transferred, so the big data security challenges are also of paramount concern in this environment. Although there are many solutions available in the literature to address these issues, but still existing solutions are not sufficient keeping in view of the changes and adaptation in user authentication, privacy preservation and authentication. Hence, secure network architectures, and protocols are required to resolve the aforementioned issues.

Hence, this special issue solicits contributions from the academicians, researchers, and practioners to submit their valuable findings with below mentioned topics which are not limited to the following

  • Security Architectures for URLCC in 5G and Beyond
  • Access Control policies for URLCC in 5G and Beyond
  • Security Protocols for URLCC in 5G and Beyond
  • Data and networks Protection for URLCC in 5G and Beyond
  • Physical Layer Security for URLCC in 5G and Beyond
  • Big Data Security for URLCC in 5G and Beyond
  • Security and trust management for URLCC in 5G and Beyond
  • Privacy preservation for URLCC in 5G and Beyond

· Attacks & Threats models for URLCC in 5G and Beyond

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Submitted papers should present original, unpublished work, relevant to one of the topics of the Special Issue. All submitted papers will be evaluated on the basis of relevance, significance of contribution, technical quality, and quality of presentation, by at least three independent reviewers. Authors should prepare their manuscript according to the Guide for Authors available from the online submission page of the Journal of Computer Standards & Interfaces. We invite the prospective authors to submit their manuscript, via the online submission system in the main journal page. Please make sure you mention in your cover letter that you are submitting to this special issue.

Guest Editor Details:

Dr. Neeraj Kumar [Leading Guest Editor]

Full Professor,

Department of Computer Science and Engineering,

Thapar Institute of Engineering, Thapar University, India

Dr. Neeraj Kumar received his Ph.D. in CSE from SMVD University, Katra (J & K), India, and was a postdoctoral research fellow in Coventry University, Coventry, UK. He is working as a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala (Pb.), India since 2014. Dr. Neeraj is an internationally renowned researcher in the areas of VANET & CPS Smart Grid & IoT Mobile Cloud computing & Big Data and Cryptography. He has published more than 400 technical research papers in leading journals and conferences from IEEE, Elsevier, Springer, John Wiley, and Taylor and Francis. His paper has been published in some of the high impact factors journals such as-IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, IEEE Access, IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, IEEE Systems Journal, IEEE IoT Journal, IEEE Wireless Communication Magazine, IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, IEEE Communication Magazine, IEEE Networks Magazine etc. Apart from the journals conferences, he has also published papers in some of the core conferences of his area of specialization such as-IEEE Globecom, IEEE ICC, IEEE Greencom, IEEE CSCWD. He has guided many research scholars leading to Ph.D. and M.E./M.Tech. His research is supported by funding from TCS, CSIT, UGC and UGC in the area of Smart grid, energy management, VANETs, and Cloud computing. He is member of the Cyber-Physical Systems and Security (CPSS) research group. He has research funding from DST, CSIR, UGC, and TCS. He has total research funding from these agencies of more than 2 Crores under different schemes from the GOI. Recently, he has also got International research projects under DST-research initiative. He has h-index of 49 with more than 8000 citations to his credit. He is editorial board members of International Journal of Communication Systems, Wiley, Security and Communication, John Wiley, and Journal of Networks and Computer Applications, Elsevier. He has visited many countries mainly for the academic purposes. He is a visiting research fellow at Coventry University, Coventry, UK. He has many research collaborations with premier institutions in India and different universities across the globe. He has been engaged in different academic activities inside and outside the Institute. He has supervised 12 Ph.D. students and 5 are currently pursuing their thesis. He has also supervised more than 20 M.E./M.Tech. thesis. He is a Senior member of IEEE.

2. Professor Xinyi Huang received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia.He is currently a Professor with the College of Mathematics and Informatics, Fujian Normal University, Fuzhou, China, and the Co-Director of the Fujian Provincial Key Laboratory of Network Security and Cryptology, Fuzhou. His current research interests include applied cryptography and network security. Prof. Huang is an Associate Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON DEPENDABLE AND SECURE COMPUTING. He serves on the Editorial Board for the International Journal of Information Security (Springer), and has served as the Program/General Chair or a Program Committee Member in over 80 international conferences.

3. Prof. Rongxing Liu, University of New Brunswick, Canada

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Dr. Rongxing Lu (S’99-M’11-SM’15) is in the Faculty of Computer Science (FCS), University of New Brunswick (UNB), Canada, since August 2016. Before that, he worked at the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore from April 2013 to August 2016. Rongxing Lu worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Waterloo from May 2012 to April 2013. He was awarded the most prestigious “Governor General’s Gold Medal”, when he received his PhD degree from the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada, in 2012; and won the 8th IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) Asia Pacific (AP) Outstanding Young Researcher Award, in 2013. He is presently a senior member of IEEE Communications Society. His research interests include applied cryptography, privacy enhancing technologies, and IoT-Big Data security and privacy. He has published extensively in his areas of expertise (with citation > 18,000 and H-index 67 from Google Scholar as of May 2019), and was the recipient of 8 best (student) paper awards from some reputable journals and conferences. Currently, Dr. Lu currently serves as the Vice-Chair (Publication) of IEEE ComSoc CIS-TC (Communications and Information Security Technical Committee). Dr. Lu is the Winner of 2016-17 Excellence in Teaching Award, FCS, UNB.

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