Monday, May 7, 2012

[DMANET] CFP: IEEE TPDS Special Issue on Trust, 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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