Call for Papers: Special Issue on Inclusive Privacy and Security
IEEE Security & Privacy seeks submissions for this upcoming special issue.
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Submissions Due: 14 February 2024
Submission Deadline:14 February 2024
Publication: September/October 2024
Computer security and privacy issues are prevalent in contemporary society, affecting everyone. However, certain groups may encounter distinct and heightened challenges related to their privacy and security. These groups might face specific barriers when trying to address these concerns, and their unique needs and worries may not be widely recognized outside of their communities. The security and privacy community has only recently begun to systematically study the security and privacy issues of systems in the context of diverse populations. This special issue aims to cover the state-of-art knowledge and to outline future directions of inclusive privacy and security, a vision where privacy and security policies, mechanisms, or tools can support a wide range of users including those who are vulnerable, marginalized, or at-risk. We encourage a broad and unbiased exploration and discussion of various groups and situations.
Topics of Interest
Privacy and security challenges faced by diverse populations, for instance, in the context of existing (e.g., mobile devices) or emerging technologies (e.g., generative AI)
Open research questions and/or challenges for inclusive privacy and security
Public policy questions regarding inclusive privacy and security
Usability evaluations of existing tools and systems with diverse populations
Systems or tools designed to support diverse populations about their privacy and security needs
Theories to interpret or guide the research and design for inclusive privacy and security
Methodologies, frameworks or best practices of studying and designing for diverse populations about their privacy and security needs
Approaches or models of supporting diverse populations about their privacy and security needs (e.g., community peer support)
Lessons learned in conducting research for inclusive privacy and security
Ethical considerations for research on inclusive privacy and security
Design principles and/or guidelines for informing the design of tools to support inclusive privacy and security
Systemization of research on inclusive privacy and security
For author information and submission criteria for full-papers, please visit the Author Information page. As stated there, full papers should be 4900 – 7200 words in length. Please submit full papers through the ScholarOne system, and be sure to select the special-issue name. Manuscripts should not be published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere. There should be no more than 15 references. Related work should appear in a special separated box. Please submit only full papers intended for peer review, not opinion pieces, to the ScholarOne portal.