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SI Vehicular Security

IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine (CEM)

Call for Papers for a Special Issue on: 

Vehicular Security, Trust and Privacy

Authors are invited to submit papers for a special issue on ‘Vehicular Security, Trust and Privacy’’ in the IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine that will provide a comprehensive review on fundamentals as well as the current state-of-the-art in research and technology. New-model vehicles include an average of 100 million lines of code and 60 control units. It is estimated that there will be 220 million connected cars globally by 2020. With the growth of Internet-of-Things (IoT) enabled technologies in vehicles such as power and infotainment systems, remote locking and unlocking, remote engine start, navigation, and autonomous driving features, the potential threat vectors for malicious cyber-attacks are rapidly expanding. As an example, software vulnerabilities could be exploited to remotely take control of safety-critical systems including the brakes in the vehicle. Thus, there is a growing concern that vehicles can be hacked and the user data can be stolen. These cyberattacks are threat to the reliability and safety of the car and to the privacy of the driver. Therefore, this special issue will provide a publication medium for articles that either address the review of existing vehicular systems, and platforms, or explore novel research paradigms in vehicular security, trust and privacy. Technical articles are welcome but these should be of general interest to an engineering audience and of broader scope than archival journal/transaction papers. Articles should be broadly scoped as typically review and tutorial articles are suited to the Magazine.


Topics of interest for this Special Issue include but are not limited to the following:

  • Cyber intrusion and detection in vehicular network
  • Security, trust and privacy in vehicular communications
  • Security, trust and privacy metrics in vehicles
  • Cyber threats and security in modern and autonomous vehicles
  • Security, trust and privacy in vehicular cloud computing
  • Cryptographic algorithms and hardware for vehicular security
  • Hardware security primitives in vehicles
  • Side channel attacks on vehicular hardware
  • Security, trust and privacy in electric and solar vehicles

Submission Procedure:

Submissions should follow the IEEE standard template and should consist of the following: (i) A manuscript of maximum 8-page length: A pdf of the complete manuscript layout with figures, tables placed within the text; (ii) A source file in Word or Latex format; (iii) High resolution original photos and graphics as JPEG files are required for the final submission. Images embedded in Word or Excel documents are not suitable; however, figures and graphics may be provided in a PowerPoint slide deck with one figure/graphic per slide. Articles which have been previously published at a conference need to have at least 40% new material as clarified in the cover letter of the submission. The manuscripts need to be submitted online using the following URL: The authors need to select “Special Section: Vehicular Security, Trust and Privacy” in Step-1 of the submission process to ensure that the article is reviewed for this Special Call. For any questions, please contact guest editor Dr. Himanshu Thapliyal, Email:


Schedule (Tentative):   

  • Submission Deadline: October 31, 2017
  • Author Notification: Jan 31, 2018
  • Publication Date: Summer 2018


Guest Editors:      

Himanshu Thapliyal, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA: Email:

Saraju Mohanty, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, USA: Email:

Stacy Prowell, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA; Email: