Friday, April 6, 2012

[DMANET] CFP: IEEE TPDS Special Issue on Trsut, Security and Privacy

Call for Papers for
IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems
Special Issue on Trust, Security and Privacy in Parallel and Distributed

In modern computing paradigms, most computing systems, e.g. cluster
computing, grid computing, cloud computing, the Internet, telecommunication
networks, Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), and Machine-to-Machine
communication networks (M2M), are parallel and distributed systems. While
providing improved expandability, manageability, efficiency and
reliability, parallel and distributed systems increase their security
weaknesses to an unprecedented scale. As the system devices are widely
connected, their vulnerabilities are shared by the entire system. Because
tasks are allocated to, and information is exchanged among the system
devices that may belong to different users, trust, security and privacy
issues have yet to be resolved. The purpose of the proposed Special Issue
of IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems is to publish
recent advances in trust, security and privacy for emerging parallel and
distributed systems, with emphasis on the following aspects, but certainly
not limited to:

(1) Trust: policy semantics, metrics and models; trusted computing
platform; trusted network computing; trusted operating systems; trusted
software and applications; trust in cloud computing/CPS/M2M/social
networks; trust in e-commerce and e-government; trust in mobile and
wireless communications; risk and reputation management; survivable
computer systems/networks; and trust management.

(2) Security related issues: computer security; network security; database
security; Web applications security; security policy, model and
architecture; authentication, authorization and accounting; security in
cloud computing/CPS/M2M/social networks; security in mobile and wireless
communications; security in parallel and distributed systems; and
miscellaneous security issues.

(3) Privacy related issues: privacy in Web-based applications and services;
privacy in database systems; privacy in e-commerce and e-government;
privacy in network deployment and management; privacy in cloud computing/
CPS/M2M/social networks; privacy in mobile and wireless communications;
privacy in parallel and distributed systems; and miscellaneous privacy

Submission Guidelines

Submitted articles must not have been previously published or currently
under review elsewhere. As an author, you are responsible for understanding
and adhering to our submission guidelines. You can access them by clicking
on the following web link: .
Please thoroughly read these before submitting your manuscript. Please
submit your paper to Manuscript Central at .


Manuscript Submission Deadline:   September 16, 2012
Notification of Initial Decision: November 18, 2012
Minor Revisions due (if needed):  December 15, 2012
Notification of Final Decision:   January 26, 2013
Final Manuscripts Due:            February 03, 2013
Publication Date:                 September 2013

Guest Editors

Xu Li, Inria Lille - Nord Europe, France (
Patrick McDaniel, Pennsylvania State University, USA (
Radha Poovendran, University of Washington, USA (
Guojun Wang, Central South University, China (

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