[ecoop-info] CSVI Wiley/Hindawi Special Issue on "Cybersecurity versus Information Privacy in Networked Services"

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--------------------------- Call for Papers ---------------------------
                   Security and Communication Networks
Special Issue on "Cybersecurity versus Information Privacy in Networked Services"

                 **Submission Deadline: April 14, 2017**

Today, undemocratic nations/states oŸen employ censorship techniques to monitor
citizens and selectively block Internet services. As a response, censorship and monitoring
circumvention systems and methodologies, mostly based on anonymization
and obfuscation, have been proposed by the research community as a means of
bypassing Internet censorship exercised by totalitarian regimes and thus enhancing
the privacy of individuals.

Furthermore, cybercrime is a danger that continues to increase with very serious
implications in the worldwide economy and the societies of developed and developing
countries.Most cyber criminals employ anonymization tools andmethodologies
to hide their traces or erase them aŸer an attack.As a response, amain goal of forensic
investigations is to trace incidents against the cybersecurity of organizations or the
safety of online citizens. Moreover, lawful interception of online communications is
systematically performed in democratic nations/states as a proactivemeasure against
criminal ošenses (e.g., terrorism).

Information privacy and information security therefore are oŸen contradictory and
can largely be seen as double-edged swords. Specically, there is a clear intersection
between anonymization techniques, tools, and policies that may be used in the
name of freedom of speech and open access to information in the Internet, on
one hand, while on the other hand the same or similar tools, techniques, and
policies may be exploited by terrorists and cybercrime actors. Moreover, there is
a similarity between methods, tools, and policies employed by censoring regimes
(e.g., intercepting, ngerprinting, and detecting connections to forbidden providers)
and those employed by forensic and/or law enforcing authorities in democratic
nations/states (e.g., tracing a cybercrime, lawful interceptions of a suspect’s online

is special issue calls for high-quality original papers that contribute to the
understanding of the contradictory aspects of information privacy and information
security in Internet communications and online services from a technical,
organizational, and human perspective. Both theoretical and empirical analyses are
welcomed, including, but not limited to, conceptual papers, theories and theoretical
models, quantitative and qualitative empirical studies, and soŸware development
and validation.

Aim and topics

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

- Organizational issues on cybersecurity protection and incident analysis
- Network forensics and cybercrime
- Cybercrime and cybercrime investigation policies
- Information privacy techniques against censorship in news, blogs, and fora
- Deanonymization, attack, and threat attribution
- Anonymous social media services
- Lawful interceptions of Internet services
- Privacy versus accountability tradeošs in Internet communications
- Anonymization and darknet
- Security and privacy measurements in networked services
- Privacy enhancing policies
- Anonymization and anonymity services

Papers submission
Authors are invited to submit high-quality papers through the Manuscript Tracking System at:

Prospective schedule of deadlines
Paper submission deadline: April 14, 2017
First round of reviews: July 7, 2017
Expected publication: September 2017

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