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Last updated by Dou Sun in 2017-10-13
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Special Issue on Web Science
Submission Date: 2017-11-01

Twenty-eight years ago, Tim Berners-Lee defined the technical foundations for the World Wide Web. Since then, its adoption has driven some of the most significant societal changes in history, thanks to both exponential growth and related technological reverberations. The Web's influence has transformed business models and the future of work, empowered our ability to realize human rights and mobilize grassroots social movements, and reinvented our goals around human health and the pursuit of happiness. The Web's infrastructure has also created a paradigm shift in how we learn, communicate, and seek entertainment. Of course, with every technological advancement, there is a cost. For one, the digital divide-that is, the quality of life disparity between those who have and do not have access to the Web-puts added pressure on the poorest and most vulnerable societies around the globe. Another challenge we face due to the success of the Web is how best to balance data ownership requirements and protection of an individual's privacy. The dangers of failing to meet this particular challenge could result in a crisis of trust stemming from potentially overwhelming surveillance or an inability to prevent physical or virtual crimes on a massive scale. Ultimately, the Web's future success or failure will rely on whether it abides by principles of fairness, inclusivity, and open governance. In 2006, Web Science was created as the field to explore all areas of the Web from a socio-technical perspective, including mathematical properties, engineering principles, and social impact [T. Berners-Lee et al., Science, 2006, vol. 313, no. 5788, pp. 769-771]. Eleven years on, we are still learning. The guest editors of this special issue seek articles that help establish the current state of the art and science in Web Science as well as highlight major challenges and barriers to the Web's future development. Articles could address topics such as - architecture and philosophy of the Web; - social machines: collective intelligence, collaborative/peer production, and the future of work; - Web-enabled social movements; - Web economics, social entrepreneurship, and innovation; - socio-technical analysis of the emergence and impacts of online social and information networks; - governance, democracy, access, and intellectual property; - personal data and privacy; - security and trust; - the digital divide: global access and development; - knowledge, education, and scholarship on and through the Web ; - Web Science and the Internet of Things; and - future Internet.
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2017-05-12
Special Issue on Resiliency in Cyber-physical Systems
Submission Date: 2018-02-01

Modern cyber-physical systems (CPSs) feature a tight integration of physical, computation, and communication processes. In the last decade, there’s been a rapid growth of research into and deployment of CPSs in applications in areas such as automation, energy, security, healthcare, manufacturing, transportation, and infrastructure design. The technology is being used in industrial systems, sensor networks, medical devices, smart buildings, and autonomous and robotic systems. Resilience—defined as a system’s ability to anticipate, resist, recover from, and reconfigure after cyberattacks, failures, and disturbances—is imperative for CFPs. To ensure resiliency, we need multidisciplinary approaches to provide state awareness, intelligence, control, safety, security, effective human-system interaction, robust communications, and reliable computation and operation. This special issue will address the applications; architectures; development methodologies; and safety, security, and reliability approaches necessary to enable CPS resiliency. The guest editors seek article topics that include, but aren’t limited to, the following: - CPS security, privacy, and trust - CPS fault-tolerant techniques - supervisory control and complex-systems performance - cyberarchitecture health indicators and defense optimization - CPS real-time communications, protection, control, resilience, reliability, sustainability, and efficiency - autonomous and semi-autonomous systems: failure/error tolerance and recovery, adaptable and flexible architectures, multilevel agent systems, multisensor fusion, tele-presence, probabilistic behaviors, performance validation and verification, and communications security - threats and failures: jamming, interference, frame and bit errors, data loss, cyberphysical security, human error, malicious attacks, disasters, situational awareness, and diagnosis - recovery: intrusion detection systems, intrusion tolerance, resilience metrics, resilience strategies, policy-based management, real-time remediation, machine learning and recovery strategies, and future network-resilience management architectures and mechanisms. - adaptive/agile/moving defenses: moving-target defense technologies, adaptive approaches, agile responses, evaluation metrics, visualization abilities, and command-and-control capabilities - characterization: diversity, security, risk management, reliability, recovery, interoperability, fault tolerance, trust, latency, survivability, quality of service, disruption tolerance, complexity, and adaptability - human-machine interaction and systems behavior: behavior modeling, attacker co-evolution, and deception - education and workforce development: training for operators and incident responders, building a talent pipeline, simulation environments, and training tools
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2017-10-13
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