Cloud Computing evolves from several concepts such as distributed computing, parallel computing, and grid computing, which achieves the long dreamed vision of computing as a service that is commoditized and delivered. In such a paradigm, users can enjoy on-demand self-service, ubiquitous network access, location independent resource pooling, rapid resource elasticity, usage-based pricing, data outsourcing, etc. Today we observe that Cloud Computing applications span multiple fields, such as IT technology, smart grids, intelligent transportation networks, data analytics and social networks. With the rapid development of cloud computing, more and more individuals and enterprises move their own data into the cloud and enjoy high quality data services without maintaining local data systems.
The growth of Cloud Computing has played an important role in the emergence of Big Data. The new term of Big Data refers to the amount of data beyond the traditional database technology’s capability to store, manage, analyze, and process efficiently, which consists of the most four prominent characteristics: volume (the size of data expands exponentially), variety (the data types are many and heterogeneous), velocity (the speed of data transfer is fast), and Veracity (the value of the data being captured can vary greatly). With the arrival of Big Data Era, the human society entered a new paradigm of scientific discovery-Data Science. In such a model, data has become the most important assets.
Despite the tremendous benefits, the Cloud Computing and Big Data suffer from some new security challenges. For example, since the server is not fully trusted and the data increased exponentially, security in data collection, storage, process, and data usage become a great concern, i.e., how to guarantee effectively data availability while protecting data owner’s privacy is a critical challenge. On the other hand, Big Data analytics requires as much as possible to merge large-scale data aimed to uncovering the value of them. It is in conflict with data security and privacy. Therefore, there is a great need to explore secure data process technology for Cloud Computing and Big Data.
The aim of the special issue is to solicit innovative research ideas in the views from both theory and practice. Any topic related to data security issues for Cloud Computing and Big Data will be considered. The scope and interests include but are not limited to the following topics:
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Secure Cloud Data Outsourcing
Secure and reliable optimization in Cloud Computing
Cloud Data Provenance
Large-scale Data Availability
Security and Privacy in Database
Data Integrity and Retrievability
Verifiable Database Update
Secure Data Deduplication
Big Data Security and Privacy
Location-sensitive Data Storage
Secure Big Data Applications
Secure Big data Processing and Analysis
Threat Detection using Big Data Analytics
Privacy Preserving Big Data Collection
Security Threats of Big Data
Submission deadline: 2018-06-30
First round notification: 2018-09-30
Revised due: 2018-10-30
Final notification: 2018-11-30
Final Manuscript due: 2018-12-30
Debiao He received the Ph.D. degree in applied mathematics from the School of Mathematics and Statistics, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China, in 2009. He is currently a Professor with the Computer School, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China. He has authored over 100 research papers in refereed international conferences and journals. His work has been cited more than 3100 times at Google Scholar (H-Index: 29). His main research interests include applied cryptography and information security. He serves on the editorial board of Journal of Medical Systems, Computers & Electrical Engineering, and IET Wireless Sensor Systems.
Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo holds the Cloud Technology Endowed Professorship in the Department of Information Systems and Cyber Security at the University of Texas at San Antonio, and is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Cyber Security and Forensics at the University of South Australia, Australia. He serves on the editorial board of Computers & Electrical Engineering, Cluster Computing, Digital Investigation, IEEE Access, IEEE Cloud Computing, IEEE Communications Magazine, Future Generation Computer Systems, Journal of Network and Computer Applications, PLoS ONE, Soft Computing, etc. He also serves as the Special Issue Guest Editor of ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems (2017; DOI: 10.1145/3015662), ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (2016; DOI: 10.1145/3013520), Digital Investigation (2016; DOI: 10.1016/j.diin.2016.08.003), Future Generation Computer Systems (2016; DOI: 10.1016/j.future.2016.04.017, 2018; DOI: 10.1016/j.future.2017.09.014), IEEE Cloud Computing (2015; DOI: 10.1109/MCC.2015.84), IEEE Network (2016; DOI: 10.1109/MNET.2016.7764272), IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (2017; DOI: 10.1109/TCC.2016.2582278), IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (2017; DOI: 10.1109/TDSC.2017.2664183), Journal of Computer and System Sciences (2017; DOI: 10.1016/j.jcss.2016.09.001), Multimedia Tools and Applications (2017; DOI: 10.1007/s11042-016-4081-z), Personal and Ubiquitous Computing (2017; DOI: 10.1007/s00779-017-1043-z), Pervasive and Mobile Computing (2016; DOI: 10.1016/j.pmcj.2016.10.003), Wireless Personal Communications (2017; DOI: 10.1007/s11277-017-4278-0) etc. He is a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society, and a Senior Member of IEEE. He can be contacted at [email protected]
Neeraj Kumar received the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Egnineering (CSE) from Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra (J &K), India. He was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Coventry University, Coventry, U.K. He is working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Thapar University, Patiala (Pb.), India. He has published more than 100 scholarly research papers in leading journals and conferences from IEEE, Elsevier, Springer, and John Wiley. Some of his research findings are published in top-cited journals such as IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, IEEE Network, IEEE Communications, IEEE Wireless Communications, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, IEEE Systems Journal, Future Generation Computer Systems, Journal of Networks and Computer Applications, and Computer Communications. He has guided many research scholars leading to Ph.D. and M.E./M. Tech. His research is supported by funding from Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and University Grant Commission (UGC). He is a member of various professional bodies. He has research collaborations with many universities across the globe. He has edited more than 6 special issues of various journals of repute.