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Gregorio Martinez Perez <[log in to unmask]>
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Special Issue on Security, Privacy, and Trust for Cyber-Physical-Social Systems (CPSS)

Impact Factor 1.067

*Call for Papers*

With the increasing development of informational, communication, and computer technologies, integrating the cyber world and physical world together, 
Cyber-Physical systems (CPS), also referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT), have attracted increasing attention from academia and industry. As the 
extension of the CPS/IoT, Cyber-Physical-Social systems (CPSS) include the cyber world, physical world, and social world and their integrations such 
as the CPS/IoT (the integration of the cyber world and physical world), the social computing (the integration of the cyber world and the social 
world), and even the integration of all three worlds. The cyber space mainly contains discrete and logical data such as the computation, 
communication, and control information, which are in the form of “0” and “1.” The physical space is the natural and human-made space, governed by 
physical laws, and operates in continuous time. The social space consists of human and social relationships, the aim of which is to describe the 
thoughts, action, mind, sense, interaction, and communication of human beings.

The ultimate goal of CPSS is to provide proactive and personal services for humans. Accordingly, one of the most important concerns of CPSS is to 
protect sensitive or private data, guarantee user privacy, and ensure the system’s trustworthiness. CPSS security, privacy, and trust, as a new 
research and development field, require further development and advances in the corresponding models and methodologies for effective connections among 
physical, cyber, and social worlds.

This special issue will specifically focus on the most recent progress of researches on security, privacy, and trust problems of CPSS. Readers can 
learn and understand a broad range of topics and specialities in security, privacy, and trust over Cyber-Physical-Social systems (CPSS), from 
fundamentals and theories to practical aspects. For example, CPSS data security cares about three security elements (confidentiality, integrity, and 
authenticity) of data while CPSS system security further cares about the secure and trustworthy connections among three spaces involving one or two 
components of Cyber-Physical-Social systems. This means we focus not only on data security and user privacy, but also on secure computations and 
communications, as well as on system and hardware trust.

*Topics of interest*

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

Preserving privacy
Efficient cryptography for smart devices
Authentication for IoT users
Secure CPSS communications
Securing CPSS data
Intelligent security
Key management in heterogeneous systems
Resilient CPSS architecture
Physical security
Trust management
Audit and provenance management
Security protection in edge computing
Privacy and privacy-preserving technical solutions for smart cities
Security protection in big data processing
Security protection in CPSS service
Security protection in data mining


Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at


Submission Deadline    Friday, 12 January 2018
Publication Date       June 2018

Papers are published upon acceptance, regardless of the Special Issue publication date.

*Guest Editors*

Laurence T. Yang, St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Canada, [log in to unmask] (lead guest editor)
Wei Wang, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, [log in to unmask]
Gregorio Martinez Perez, University of Murcia, Murcia, Spain, [log in to unmask]
Willy Susilo, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia, [log in to unmask]

Prof. Gregorio Martinez Perez, PhD
University of Murcia, Spain

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