Sustainable Security Solutions for Internet of Vehicles (VSI-iov)

in Special Issue   Posted on April 15, 2020 

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Submission Deadline: Tue 30 Jun 2020
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Journal Name : Computers & Electrical Engineering
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Special Issue Call for Papers:

By enabling the vehicle to access the Internet or communicate with other vehicles, roadside units, personal devices or smart things, Internet of Vehicles (IoV) has been initiated to achieve information interaction among vehicles, humans and roadside units. Based on the interaction of information, the IoV can effectively guide and monitor the vehicle, while providing substantial multimedia and mobile Internet application services. Thus, the IoV has a good application prospect in increasing road safety level, optimizing transport efficiency, improving the driver’s experience and saving fuel, etc. Moreover, the IoV, which combines the advanced 5G communications capabilities, will push the vehicle network performance and capability requirements to the extremes with the coming of 5G communication era. In the near future, the emergence of many IoV-based applications, which play an essential part of the smart city in the near future, further magnifies the importance and irreplaceability of IoV. Considering the dynamic nature of entities in the IoV, there are a series of challenges including the security, privacy, decentralization, trust management and so on. Besides these challenges, climate change and carbon dioxide emission caused by the huge number of cars in the city are a source of concern. Therefore, it is imperative to design a green and sustainable security and privacy solutions for IoV (e.g., efficiency or reduced energy usage during data exchange and processing).

The objective of the special section is to compile recent research efforts dedicated to study the sustainable security and privacy solutions of rapidly increasing IoV paradigms. The special section solicits high quality and unpublished work on recent advances in new methodologies empowering sustainable security solutions for IoV, and theories and technologies proposed to defend IoV-oriented applications against adversarial or malicious attacks. Specific topics include, but are not limited to:​

  • Efficient secure data dissemination mechanisms for IoV
  • Energy-aware secure environment for IoV
  • Optimization techniques for sustainable security solutions
  • Energy-efficient and secure management/control of IoV resources
  • Security and privacy for resource-constrained devices in IoV
  • Energy-aware secure routing solutions for IoV
  • Big data management, data processing and analytics in IoV
  • Leveraging cloud/fog/edge computing in IoV
  • New Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and services based on IoV
  • Secure communication architecture for GPS system, unmanned traffic management (UTM) and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in IoV
  • Designing green-oriented protocols, techniques and services for IoV
  • Sustainable security solutions for electric/hybrid vehicles
  • Secure and privacy-preserving V2V and V2X communications
  • Blockchain enabled sustainable security solutions for IoV


Submission Guidelines:

All submissions must not be currently under review for publication elsewhere. All articles will be peer-reviewed and accepted based on quality, originality, novelty, and relevance to the special issue theme. 

Selected authors will be invited to submit their through the journal’s web submission tool at by selecting”SI-SUSSEC for IoV” from the “Issues” pull-down menu during the submission process. Before submission, authors should carefully read the journal’s Author Guidelines available at



Submission of Manuscript: June 30, 2020
First Notification: Sep 30, 2020
Submission of Revised Manuscripts: Oct 30, 2020
Notification of the Re-review: Nov 30, 2020
Final Notification: Dec 30, 2020
Final Paper Due: Jan 30, 2021


Guest Editors:

Dr. Hu Xiong

University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China

Dr. HU XIONG received the Ph.D. degree from the School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) in 2009. He is currently a Full Professor with the School of Information and Software Engineering, UESTC. His research interests include cryptographic protocols and network security. Since 2010, Dr. Xiong has participated in 5 R+D projects from both Chinese government and industries. His research interests include public key cryptography and cyber space security. Dr. Xiong has published over 10 ACM/IEEE journals and published a book in the CRC press as the 1st author in the field of his research area. Also, he has organized special issue related to security and privacy in Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, Annals of telecommunications and Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering. 


Dr. Saru Kumari 

Department of Mathematics, Ch. Charan Singh University, Meerut, India; 



Dr. Saru Kumari

is currently an Assistant Professor with the Department of  Mathematics, Ch. Charan Singh University, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India. She received her Ph.D. degree in Mathematics in 2012 from CCS University, Meerut, UP, India. She has published more than 124 research papers in reputed International journals and conferences, including 110 publications in highly reputed SCI-Indexed Journals. She is on the Editorial board of AEÜ – International Journal of Electronics and Communications, Elsevier (SCI); International Journal of Communication Systems, Wiley (SCI-E); Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies; Wiley (SCI-E), KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems (SCI-E), published from Taiwan; Information Security: A Global Perspective, Taylor & Francis (ESCI, Scopus); International Journal of Wireless Information Networks (ESCI, Scopus), Springer; Azerbaijan Journal of High Performance Computing, published by Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University, Azerbaijan; Security and Privacy, Wiley. She served as Guest Editor of the Special Issue “Big-data and IoT in e-Healthcare” for Computers and Electrical Engineering, Elsevier (SCI-E), Elsevier. She is Technical Program Committee Member for more than a dozen of International conferences. She is a reviewer of more than 50 reputed Journals including SCI-Indexed Journals of IEEE, Elsevier, Springer, Wiley, etc. Her current research interests include information security, applied cryptography and Internet of Things.


Dr. Yue Cao 

Lancaster University, UK 

Dr. Yue Cao is currently working at Lancaster University UK and prior to joining this University, he was working as a Senior Lecturer in Department of Computer and Information Sciences (CIS), at Northumbria University, UK. He received the PhD degree from the Institute for Communication Systems (ICS), 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC), at University of Surrey, UK in 2013, further worked as Research Fellow at the ICS until September 2016, and Lecturer in Department of CIS, at Northumbria University, UK until July 2017. He has participated in 2 UK EPSRC and 4 EU projects, been active in international engagement and leading several international exchange projects with New Zealand, Japan and Thailand etc. Over the last few years, he has hopped from ICT into a multidisciplinary research field under the umbrella of Intelligent Transport Systems, includes “Transport and Energy”, “Network Communication and Computation”, “Cyber Security and Localization”. He has published over 15 IEEE journals as the 1st author through his research pathway, is the Associate Editor of IEEE Access, KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, and IGI Global International Journal of Vehicular Telematics and Infotainment Systems. He also has organized special issues related to IoV, in IEEE Internet of Things Journal, IEEE Access, and IET ITS etc.





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