Special Issue "Information Theoretical Security and Privacy"

A special issue of Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300). This special issue belongs to the section "Information Theory, Probability and Statistics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 26 April 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Zouheir Rezki
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Guest Editor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA
Interests: secure data networks; information theory; optical wireless communication

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Information-theoretical security is a new, groundbreaking approach to provide privacy and security for wireless communication networks, by exploiting the unique characteristics of wireless communication channels. Information-theoretical security uses advanced coding, communication, and signal processing techniques to provide confidentiality, privacy, authentication, and integrity. While higher layer encryption techniques are deployed in virtually every system, new communication networks are emerging in which traditional cryptography solutions are not so easily implemented. For instance, wireless sensors or RFID tags are subject to stringent energy and complexity constraints that make it challenging to deploy an off-the-shelf public-key infrastructure. More generally, the distributed and heterogeneous nature of modern wireless networks renders the problem of key distribution more intricate than in traditional networks.

Original contributions are solicited in topics of interest to include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Secure methodologies and architectures for mobile and wireless networks;
  • Secure signal processing;
  • Secure fundamental theory;
  • Secure advanced spatial diversity techniques (secure cooperative communications, secure two-way cooperative communications, secure MIMO communications, and secure cognitive radio systems);
  • Secure resource allocation (secure optimization, secure cross-layer optimization and game theory techniques);
  • Multi-user information theoretical security (coordinated design and distributed design);
  • Cross-layer designs for security;
  • Security and privacy in the Internet of Things;
  • Security and quantum communications;
  • Trust, security, and privacy in e-government, e-systems, and social networking;
  • Trust, security, and privacy in cloud computing, performance of practical testbeds for PHY security;
  • Secure machine learning;
  • Binning methods for private authentication;
  • Privacy methods in database search algorithms.

Dr. Zouheir Rezki
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Published Papers

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