To be published by Elsevier 
Edited by     Danda B. Rawat  and Kayhan Z. Ghafoor
Book Description

Smart Cities Cybersecurity and Privacy examines the latest research developments and their outcomes for safe, secure, and trusting smart cities residents.

Smart cities improve the quality of life of citizens in their energy and water usage, healthcare, environmental impact, transportation needs, and many other critical city services. Recent advances in hardware and software, have fueled the rapid growth and deployment of ubiquitous connectivity between a city’s physical and cyber components. This connectivity however also opens up many security vulnerabilities that must be mitigated.

Smart Cities Cybersecurity and Privacy helps researchers, engineers, and city planners develop adaptive, robust, scalable, and reliable security and privacy smart city applications that can mitigate the negative implications associated with cyber-attacks and potential privacy invasion. It provides insights into networking and security architectures, designs, and models for the secure operation of smart city applications.

Over the last few years, we have witnessed a rapid growth in Internet of Things (IoT) that provides ubiquitous connectivity between physical components and cyber space. Recent advances in hardware, software, networking technologies have fueled the deployment of IoT technologies. Additionally, smart cities have also become a promising field of study that encompasses distributed large-scale sensing, data acquisition, information processing and heterogeneous networking. Smart cities aim to improve the quality of life of citizens in several areas such as energy usage, healthcare, environment, water and transportation. However, smart cities will not only impact the private information of citizens but will also have a direct effect on city services that are directly related to the daily life of citizens. The connectivity of billions of IoT devices opens up many security vulnerabilities and threats that must be detected and mitigated. Thus, it is becoming increasingly important to develop adaptive, robust, scalable, reliable security and privacy mechanisms in smart city applications. The security mechanisms are required to mitigate negative implications associated with cyberattacks and privacy issues in the smart city.

This book aims to provide latest research developments and results in the areas of security and privacy for smart cities. It presents insights into networking and security related architectures, designs, models for smart city applications that will ultimately enable the secure operation of smart city applications. This book will be a valuable resource for students, researchers, engineers, policy makers working in various areas related to cybersecurity and privacy for Smart cities. 

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following: 
  • Smart Cities evolution and fundamental concepts
  • Cybersecurity and privacy fundamentals
  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Networking and security architectures for Smart City applications
  • Cyberattack analysis and attack patterns in IoT-enabled Smart Cities
  • IoT Security for Smart Cities
  • Cybersecurity as a Service
  • Blockchain based security and privacy in Smart Cities
  • Big data analytics for cybersecurity and privacy in Smart Cities
  • Cybersecurity in Intelligent Transportation System for Smart Cities
  • Named Data Networking based security and privacy for Smart Cities
  • Software Defined Networking based security and privacy for Smart Cities
  • Future Cybersecurity and Privacy Challenges for Smart Cities
  • Secure communications and autonomous radios in smart cities
  • Privacy in crowdsensing in Smart City applications
  • Privacy and availability in data storage for Smart Cities
  • Privacy-aware architectures for Smart Cities
  • Future Privacy Challenges for Smart Cities
Submission Guidelines
Prospective authors are required to submit your chapter to All submitted manuscripts will be passing through the rigorous reviewing process for possible publication. All book chapters should be prepared in Latex/MS Word format. Each chapter cannot have more than 30 pages including abstract, body, references, figures, appendices, etc., Times New Roman Font, 12 font size, single spacing (margin  of 0.75" to 1" in all sides) . 
Microsoft Word and LaTex templates with guidelines can be downloaded from HERE.

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Important Dates
  • Chapter Proposal Submission:  October 20, 2017 (Extended)
  • Chapter Proposal Notification: November 1, 2017
  • Full Chapter Submission: January 25, 2018
  • Review Results Returned: March 15, 2018 
  • Final Chapter Submission: May 15, 2018 

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