Special Issue on Cryptography in Networks

International Journal of Networks and Security (IJSN)

ISSN (PRINT): 1741-8405
ISSN (ONLINE): 1741-8413

Published by Inderscience Publishers

Important Dates

  • Manuscript submission deadline: March 1st, April 1st, 2006
  • Notification due date: June 1st, July 1st, 2006
  • Camera-ready manuscript due date: August 1st, Sept. 1st, 2006
  • Publication: December 2006

Guest Editors

Subject Coverage

Cryptography plays a key role in network security. Advances of cryptography can make computer networks more secure. Computer technologies have been pushing forward computer networks for high speed and broad bandwidth. Therefore, new cryptographic methods and tools must follow up in order to adapt to these new technologies. Recent attacks on computer networks, especially on IEEE 802.11 and IEEE 802.15, are increasing, since underlying radio communication medium for wireless network provides serious exposure to attacks against wireless networks. Security must be enforced to suit the emerging technologies. This Special Issue aims to provide a platform for security researchers to present their newly developed cryptographic technologies in network security. Areas of interest for this special journal issue include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • Ad hoc network security
  • Anonymity in networks
  • Authentication in network and wireless systems
  • Cryptographic algorithms and their applications to network security
  • Cryptanalysis of network security schemes
  • Encryption in network and wireless systems
  • Email security
  • Data integrity
  • Fast cryptographic algorithms and their applications
  • Identity-based cryptography in network and mobile applications
  • IP security
  • Key management
  • Multicast security
  • Mobile and wireless system security
  • Privacy protection
  • Security group communications
  • Security in internet and WWW
  • Security in Peer-to-Peer networks
  • Secure routing protocols
  • Security in sensor networks

Paper Submission

The submission must be anonymous, with no author names, affiliations, acknowledgments, or obvious references. It should begin with a title, a short abstract, and a list of keywords. The length of the submission should be at most 18 pages including bibliography and appendices. It should use at least 11-point fonts and have reasonable sized margins. Please submit full papers in PDF to Please provide the information of the contact author in the email. Submitted papers must not be previously published nor submitted for publication elsewhere. Accepted papers will not exceed 12 single spaced pages in IEEE Transactions style. All manuscripts will be blindly reviewed by a least three referees. Original artwork and a signed copy of the copyright release form will be required for all accepted papers.

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