Articles due to ScholarOne: 1 March 2018
Publication date: November/December 2018
Author guidelines: www.computer.org/web/peer-review/magazines

The goal of this special issue is to showcase cutting-edge security and privacy research being conducted by the Brazilian community, with topics unique to Brazil. Brazil’s cybersecurity capabilities are growing, and a recent joint program between the US’s National Science Foundation (NSF) and Brazil’s Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication (MCTI) program has increased focus on opportunities for international collaboration (www.usbrazilsec.org).

Examples of issues that are unique to Brazil include: relationships of privacy laws, perceptions, and preferences in Brazil versus other countries; case studies of cybersecurity in Brazilian networks and critical infrastructure; legal aspects of cybersecurity in Brazil; similarities and differences in cybersecurity innovation characteristics in Brazil versus other countries; cyberattacks specific to Brazil (for instance, Boletos); and security and privacy problems that are of particular national importance or unique expertise that is specific to Brazil’s culture, education system, location, history, and so on.

Considering this focus on unique Brazilian cybersecurity issues, topics for the special issue may include, but are not limited to:

  • Malware analysis and detection
  • Network security
  • Hardware security
  • Internet of Things
  • Privacy and perceptions
  • Cryptography
  • Usable security and human factors in cybersecurity
  • Interdisciplinary security
  • Machine learning and security
  • Electronic voting security
  • Banking security
  • OS security
  • Virtualization for security
  • Big data for security
  • Cyber-physical systems security
  • Cloud security
  • Case studies
  • Access control
  • Anonymity
  • Assurance
  • Audit
  • Biometrics
  • Case studies
  • Denial-of-service protection
  • Enterprise security management
  • Forensics
  • Identity management
  • Incident response planning
  • Insider threat protection
  • Integrity
  • Intellectual property
  • Malware and intrusion detection
  • Mobile/wireless security
  • Multimedia security
  • Data security
  • Privilege management
  • Resilience
  • Software security
  • Supply chain security
  • Trust management
  • Web security

Submission Guidelines

Submissions will be subject to the IEEE Computer Society’s peer-review process, and if accepted, to the Computer Society editing process. Articles should be at most 6,000 words, with a maximum of 15 references, and should be understandable to a broad audience of people interested in security, privacy and dependability. The writing style should be down-to-earth, practical, and original. Authors should not assume that the audience will have specialized experience in a particular subfield. All accepted articles will be edited by a staff editor according to the IEEE Computer Society style guide. Submit your papers to ScholarOne at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/cs-ieee.


Contact the guest editors:

Daniela Oliveira, University of Florida, daniela@ece.ufl.edu
Jeremy Epstein, National Science Foundation, jepstein@nsf.gov
Anderson Rocha, University of Campinas, anderson.rocha@ic.unicamp.br