Security and Communication Networks Journal (Wiley) (SCI-E)Special Issue on The Design and Engineering of Cryptographic Solutions for Secure Information SystemsInformation systems range from those deployed on home computers to state, governmental, andhuge enterprise systems using computers connected with local and global networks using wiredand wireless channels of information exchange. In order for the users to have high confidence inthose systems for the protection and authentication of stored and/or transmitted data,cryptographic solutions have often been provided. It is essential for such solutions to be designedand implemented using sound engineering approaches and practices as part of the corefunctionality of secure information systems. The effective design and engineering ofcryptographic solutions require the understanding of, the requirements of the applications athand, their constraints and performance characteristics, the capabilities of the hardware andsoftware platforms, the nature of the network environments, and whether off the shelf solutionsare feasible, while balancing the desired level of security versus financial costs and risksinvolved in deploying particular solutions. This special issue will focus on the effective designand engineering (including validation) of cryptographic solutions in secure information systemsas they are applied to address topics such as:access control and intrusion detection,authentication and authorization,network securitysecurity protocols, models and policies,information assurance,security tools and development platforms,trust and privacy, standards, guidelines and certification,copyright protection,key management and auditing,computer forensics,risk assessment,secure electronic commerce,biometric and identity management.Submission Details:This special issue is open to original, high quality contributions that are not published orcurrently under review by other journals or peer-reviewed conferences. Previously publishedconference papers must be substantially revised, improved, and extended from their earlierversions with at least 30% new materials or results to comply with the copyright regulations. Formanuscript submission, the prospective authors should follow the guidelines available fromhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1939-0122. Papers should be submittedonline at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/scn. When submitting the papers, the authors shouldchoose the “Manuscript Type” as “Special Issue”, enter the “Running Head” as “SCN-SI-XXX”and the “Special Issue Title” as “Cryptographic Solutions for Secure Information Systems”,respectively. Each submission will be reviewed by at least three reviewers before arecommendation will be made. Contributing authors might also be asked to review some of thepapers submitted to this special issue.Important Dates:Manuscripts Due: March 31, 2011.First Acceptance Notification: June 15, 2011.Revised Manuscripts Due: July 31, 2011.Final Acceptance Notification: August 15, 2011.Camera-Ready Final Manuscript Due: August 31, 2011.Publication Date: late 2011 / early 2012 (depending on publisher schedules).Any of the following guest editors may be contacted for further info:Atilla Elçi, Toros University, Mersin, Turkey, Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgJosef Pieprzyk, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, Email: email@example.comMehmet A. Orgun, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgAlexander G. Chefranov, Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta, North Cyprus, Email:Alexander.email@example.com
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