Frontiers in Safety and Security for the Next Generation Digital World

Call for papers for: The Electronic Library

Submission deadline: 25th October 2020

Guest Editors

Dr. Gunasekaran Manogaran, Big Data Scientist, University of California, Davis, USA 

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Dr. Hassan Qudrat-Ullah, Professor of Decision SciencesSchool of Administrative Studies 

York University, Toronto, Canada 

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Dr.Qin Xin, Full Professor of Computer ScienceFaculty of Science and Technology, 

University of the Faroe Islands, Faroe Islands. Denmark 

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Overview of Special Issue

In recent decades, the advent of the world wide web (www) has greatly revolutionized the digital world and it has become an inevitable part of day to day human lives. The arrival of the digital era has changed the way we work and incorporated the use of bits and bytes into our work environment. Everyday technology is developing tremendously at an incredible speed, with the rise of technological innovations and applications. The rapid shift from mechanical to digital electronics has enabled the proliferation of digital computers and digital records, paving the way for the modern era of the information age. As evidence of the growing evolution of the digital revolution, almost every application of banking, finance, healthcare, and the industrial sector is digitalized.  In the present scenario, every individual is widely connected to the internet; via digital platforms people usually make transactions, communicate, and learn from each other.  

The new generation digital world is completely driven by information and data since it is seen as a primary asset of any organization. Hence, ensuring the security and safety of data is very important. Despite securing the data more effectively by various methods and models, we hear about new data breaches happening every day. This leads to continuous identification of more secure ways of enabling additional safety in the digital age. Also, using virtual private networks, email encryption, anti-malware & anti-virus protection, strong authentication processes, regular updates, etc. help in the protection of information in the digital age. Since delivering  data and information to the right people in the most effective manner, while still keeping it safe and secure is very important. Moreover, defending these assets and protecting information should be done based on identifying its vulnerabilities. Involving advanced computing paradigms like the internet of things (IoT), cloud computing, artificial intelligence, big data, and other computing techniques can greatly empower the potential of digital applications with continuous monitoring and surveillance facilities enabling more security.   

With the growth of technology becoming smarter day by day, a lack of security and safety measures may compromise the integrity of  data and information, posing a great risk to any individual or an organization. However, to cope with growing digital technologies, it has become essential to ensure effective usage of existing safety and security methodologies. This special issue aims to investigate novel and innovative approaches to safety and security measures, concerning the usage of data  and information for the future-generation digital world.  

The lists of topics for the special issue include, but are not limited to the following: 

  • The influence of cyber-physical systems and the internet of things across future digital applications 
  • Big Data for intrusion, anomaly detection, and prevention 
  • Data visualization techniques for data analysis and investigation 
  • Innovative applications for protecting critical infrastructures from cyberattacks 
  • Studies on the human factors in cybersecurity and resilience 
  • Advanced techniques for enhancing mobile and web-based security and privacy 
  • The benefits and weaknesses of information resilience technologies in the digital age 
  • Use cases or case studies for enhancing safety and security in digital life 
  • Blockchain for secure and distributed transaction processing systems 
  • Machine learning and analytics for safety and security in digital applications 
  • Artificial intelligence for cyberattack detection and prevention processes 
  • Privacy in the digital age with advances in access control methodologies 
  • Trust-based protocols to enhance privacy and security across various digital platforms. 

Important dates 

Paper submission deadline - 25th October 2020

Author notification - 15th December 2020

Revised papers submission - 15th January 2021

Final acceptance - 20th March 2021

Submission details

View the author guidelines on the journal's page.

Please submit your manuscript via our review website