Internet of Things Security and Forensics

in Special Issue   Posted on June 12, 2019 

Information for the Special Issue

Submission Deadline: Sat 20 Jul 2019
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Journal Name : Ad Hoc Networks
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Special Issue Call for Papers:


Internet of Things (IoT) adoption rates and market share are growing significantly. With their limitless applications, we are witnessing increased level of connectivity and integration. Average homes already using numerous wirelessly interconnected smart gadgets facilitating data transfer and access. Companies are racing to get their share of the \”IoT pie\” and those small or integrated devices are not designed with security in mind. Just recently, Mirai botnet attack used IoT to perform DDOS attack that took down many popular websites. As IoT devices find their way into manufacturing facilities and critical infrastructure, the threat is immanent.

As the security community moves towards securing IoT devices, the concern remains over the security of billions of already deployed old IoT devices and whether they can be patched or updated. Hard-coding configurations and passwords, and that devices are free from known vulnerabilities when sold could result in dire consequences. The lack of security standards for IoT devices has resulted in significant waves of attacks. We\’re beyond attacks on smart TVs and home surveillance cameras. We are witnessing increased industrial control systems and infrastructure attacks including: gas pumps, robots, cars, hospitals systems, implantable medical devices, heating controllers, payment machines, warships…etc.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include (but not limited to):

  • IoT security standards,
  • Certified and trusted devices,
  • IoT vulnerabilities,
  • Attacks on IoT,
  • Attacks on industrial control systems,
  • IoT Malware analysis,
  • IoT Botnets,
  • IoT and small devices forensics,
  • IoT Cybercrime and digital investigation,
  • Forensic behavioral footprints and biometric analysis of IoT crime scenes
  • Security and energy efficient scheduling and resource management for IoT,
  • IoT intrusion monitoring, tracking and detection systems,
  • Security aware programming, algorithms and applications for IoT systems,
  • Application of artificial intelligence to IoT cybercrimes and protection,
  • IoT efficient information sharing and data protection,
  • Lightweight cryptographic protocols for IoT security and privacy,
  • Lightweight security and forensics tools for IoT devices,
  • Security and forensic tools for unmanned autonomous systems.

Submission Format and Guidelines
All submitted papers must be clearly written in excellent English and contain only original work, which has not been published by, or is currently under review for, any other journal or conference. Papers must not exceed 25 pages (single column, 11pt font) including figures, tables, and references. A detailed submission guideline is available as a \”Guide to Authors\” at

All manuscripts and any supplementary material should be submitted through Elsevier Editorial System (EES). The authors must select as \”SI-IoTSec\” when they reach the \”Article Type\” step in the submission process. The EES website is located at:

All papers will be peer-reviewed by three independent reviewers. Requests for additional information should be addressed to the guest editors.

Editors in Chief
Ian Akyildiz, Georgia Institute of Technology

Guest Editors
Monther Aldwairi, Zayed University 
Nasir Memon, New York University
Vashek (Vaclav) Matyas, Masaryk University

Important dates
Submission deadline: July 20th 2019
Acceptance Notification: Oct 19th 2019
Revised Papers Due: Dec 19th 2019

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