CLOSED Call for Papers: IoT Security and Privacy

Call for Papers for IEEE Security & Privacy
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Submissions Due: 15 December 2018

Submissions due: CLOSED
Publication date: Sept/Oct 2019 (or Nov/Dec 2019)

This special issue will explore security and privacy issues related to the Internet of Things (IoT): embedding processor-based systems in physical infrastructure at massive scale, including in things that neither look like computers nor communicate using the Internet Protocol. We aim to give particular focus to smart homes, consumer devices, embedded systems, and supporting infrastructures. Important IoT issues also arise in connection with critical infrastructure, cyber-physical systems, customized industrial IoT, smart medicine, and smart automobiles; however, these topics have been dealt with in other issues, and are not of special focus on this occasion.

We seek submissions on all topics related to IoT security and privacy. Topics of particular interest include:

  • System and software security of home IoT devices
  • Lightweight cryptography, protocols, and standards for home (consumer) IoT
  • Trust management for home IoT
  • Security and privacy management of home IoT devices
  • Life cycle issues, including aging and updates of devices, and aging of vendors
  • Security issues arising due to multiple IoT deployment silos within a home
  • Security issues arising due to the overall architecture for home IoT applications—including
    cloud, and aggregate data
  • Novel privacy, liability, and legal issues raised by home IoT
  • Malware in home IoT

Questions should be addressed to the GUEST EDITORS:

Paul C. van Oorschot (, Carleton University, Canada
Sean Smith (, Dartmouth College, USA

Submission guidelines

Before submitting, please be aware that IEEE Security & Privacy is not a research journal. For an overview of what we publish click here.

Submissions will be subject to the IEEE Computer Society’s peer-review process. Articles should be at most 6,000 words, have at most 15 references, and be understandable to a broad audience interested in security, privacy and dependability. The writing style should be down-to-earth, practical, and original. Authors should not assume that the audience has specialized experience in a particular subfield. Accepted articles will be edited by a staff editor according to the IEEE Computer Society style guide. Submit papers to ScholarOne at

If any portions of the technical content have been published elsewhere by the authors, the submission must include significant new writing to address a wider audience and expand on the context and implications, with any prior publication clearly acknowledged. Case studies or descriptions of practical deployments need not be original research, but must provide a comprehensive account.

When uploading your paper, select the appropriate special issue title under the category “Manuscript Type” and include complete contact information for all authors.