Special issues

Call for Papers

The Journal of Telecommunications and Information Technology invites Guest Editors to participate in the process of preparing a Special Issue (SI) focusing on various current topics related to communications, networking and information technology. Each SI may serve as a platform promoting the exchange of knowledge and experience among researchers and practitioners specializing in specific fields. The Guest Editors are responsible for promoting the SI using their own advertising channels, and for ensuring a proper balance between research- and application-oriented papers, as well as overview articles.

Important notes

An SI proposal being a collection of papers originating from a single institution or country will not be accepted.

Consideration of a special issue proposal requires submitting at least 5 articles to the Editor-in-Chief for initial evaluation of proposal. Without initial set of papers, the application will be rejected.

The Call for Papers announcement will be published only after the SI proposal has been accepted and the 5 papers have been positively assessed.

All publications submitted will be subjected to a blind review process by the Guest Editors (two or three reviews per paper in each review round). Having completed the review, the Guest Editors will suggest whether to accept/reject the specific articles and will submit them to the JTIT Editor for final decision.

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Advances in Security and Privacy for Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things

The scope of this special issue publication focuses on improving security and privacy in the perspective of CPS and IoT networks. It aims to address the above-mentioned security challenges by inviting academicians, researchers, and practitioners to submit original research papers that propose novel solutions, methodologies, and best practices for enhancing security and privacy in CPS and IoT networks. This special issue will cater as a dedicated platform for researchers to share their insights and advancements on cutting-edge techniques and frameworks that safeguard the interconnected CPS and IoT networks.

Topics covered in the Special Issue:

  • Privacy-Preserving Techniques for Data Collection and Analysis in CPS and IoT
  • Cryptographic Solutions for Secure Data Transmission and Storage in CPS and IoT
  • Threat Modeling and Risk Assessment in CPS and IoT Systems
  • Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems for CPS and IoT Networks
  • Machine Learning and AI-based Security Solutions for CPS and IoT Applications
  • Data Security and Trustworthiness in Cloud-Enabled CPS and IoT
  • Secure Authentication and Access Control Mechanisms for CPS and IoT Devices
  • Robust Key Management Schemes for Secure Communication in CPS and IoT
  • Blockchain Technology for Security and Privacy in CPS and IoT Applications
  • Security and Privacy in Smart Cities and Industrial IoT: Challenges and Solutions
  • Secure and Efficient Edge Computing for CPS and IoT Networks
  • Lightweight Cryptographic Protocols for Resource-Constrained CPS and IoT Networks
  • Ethical and Legal Implications of Security and Privacy in CPS and IoT
  • Healthcare data security and privacy in interconnected CPS and IoT healthcare systems

Submission schedule:

  • Paper Submission Deadline: 30 April 2024 
  • Notification of First Round of Review: 31 May 2024 
  • Notification of Final Decision: 31 July 2024 
  • Publication Date: As per the journal guidelines

Guest Editors:
Dr. Sivaraman Eswaran, Senior Lecturer, Curtin University, Malaysia
Dr. Thippa Reddy Gadekallu, Associate Professor, Vellore Institute of Technology, India
Dr. Rentao Gu, Professor (Full), Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Dr. Ling Huo Chong, Senior Lecturer, RMIT University, Vietnam

Intelligent Pervasive Technologies in Green Computing and Communications

In recent years, academia and industry have been more interested in green pervasive communication and networking. By deploying computations exclusively at the local network edge instead of remote central computing infrastructures, edge computing significantly lowers latency and may even increase computational efficiency. The edge computing paradigm has been used in various environments, including microservices, mobile access networks, and the IoT, allowing cutting-edge applications
that significantly impact our daily lives. The design, development, and management of complex systems for IoT applications provide many challenges, which require solutions that have the potential to turn IoT into green and energy-efficient architectures. In reality, green computing and pervasive communications will be essential for machine-to-machine, industrial and medical IoT, autonomous systems (robots, cars, UAVs), and other similar technologies. However, another issue is their power
efficiency and sustainability, particularly for large-scale IoT application installations, because there are multiple trade-offs to be made while developing IoT networking and green communication technologies when considering energy efficiency.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
• Artificial intelligence-enabled green communication networks
• Information coding and network security in green communication systems
• Energy efficient technologies for ubiquitous green communication • Wireless power transmission and energy harvesting for green IoT
• Developing technologies for green switching and routing
• Next-generation networking for big data applications
• Future internet architectures for IoT services and applications
• Cloud computing, edge computing for sustainable energy networks
• Advancements in distributed ledger and blockchain technologies
• Privacy and security for ubiquitous green communication technology
• Design of green ubiquitous communication for 6G networks
• Network interconnection, wire, wireless, ad-hoc, and mobile networks
• Transparent, ubiquitous communication for virtual and real systems

Submission schedule:
Manuscript submission deadline: August 31, 2024
Notification for decision: October 31, 2024
Revision due: November 30, 2024
Final manuscript due: December 30, 2024

Guest Editors:
Dr. C. Venkatesan, HKBK College of Engineering, Bangalore, Karnataka, India. E-mail: venkatesanc.ec@hkbk.edu.in
Dr. Yu-Dong Zhang, University of Leicester, United Kingdom. E-mail: yudongzhang@ieee.org
Dr. Chow Chee Onn, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. E-mail: cochow@um.edu.my


Energy-efficient Routing Protocols for Blockchain-Enabled Vehicular Ad hoc Networks (VANETs)

Technology modernization is characterised by the use of wireless devices, and it is closely related to the transportation sector by means of the construction of VANETs (Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks), which enable users to travel farther and more comfortably. VANET is a useful strategy that makes it possible to get improved performance and provide a safe transportation system going forward. By connecting and interacting with access points (roadside units) and other mobile nodes, VANET encircles vehicles and creates a network. Numerous applications, including electronic toll collection, emergency information, road topology, and many more, are stimulated by the increased use of VANET. VANET development and expansion opens up a wide range of applications, including electronic toll collection, real-time traffic, and surrounding road conditions. Based on their features and methods, VANET routing protocols are separated into different categories. Consequently, the following groups or categories of routing protocols can be applied: topology-based, position-based, geocast-based, broadcast, and cluster-based.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

• A blockchain-based, energy-efficient Internet of Things (IoT) model for smart cities.
• A lightweight, safe, and enroute filtering method from start to finish.
• Blockchain-enabled energy-efficient clustering protocol for ubiquitous wireless sensor networks based on the red deer algorithm.
• Towards a safe thermal-energy aware routing protocol in wireless body area networks based on blockchain technology.
• Preventing energy-depleting attacks against low-power blockchain-enabled Internet of Things devices.
• A blockchain-based energy-efficient data gathering system for Internet of things with UAV assistance.
• SDN routing with genetic algorithm security for the Internet of Things based on blockchain.
• Allocating resources in an energy and cost-effective manner for NFV facilitated by blockchain.
• Green routing and key management for vehicle-named data networking based on blockchain technology.
• A blockchain-secured, energy-efficient IoT data aggregation technique.
• An energy-efficient SDN controller architecture with blockchain security for Internet of Things networks.
• An optimised and secure energy-efficient blockchain-based framework in IoT.

Important Dates:
• Submissions deadline: 15.06.2024
• First-round review decisions: 20.09.2024
• Deadline for revision submissions: 26.11.2024
• Notification of final decisions: 18.01.2025

Guest Editors:
Dr. Tarek Moulahi, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia, Email: t.moulahi@qu.edu.sa
Dr. Rateb Jabbar, Qatar University, Qatar, Email: rateb.jabbar@qu.edu.qa
Dr. Musab Al-Ghadi, La Rochelle University, France, Email: musab.alghadi@univ-lr.fr



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