18 October 2006

Call for papers: Special Issue on “Data and Application Security”

International Journal of Information and Computer Security (IJICS)

Call for papers: Special Issue on “Data and Application Security”

Guest Editors: Elena Ferrari, University of Insubria at Varese, Italy and Bhavani Thuraisingham, University of Texas at Dallas, USA.

The number of computerised databases has been increasing rapidly over the past three decades. Data has become a critical resource in many organisations, and therefore efficient access to data, sharing data, extracting information from data, and making use of the information has become an urgent need.

The advent of the Internet as well as networking capabilities have made the access to data and information much easier. Users can now access large quantities of information in a short space of time. As the demand for data and information management increases, there is also a critical need for maintaining the security of the databases, applications and information systems.

Data and information have to be protected from unauthorised access as well as from malicious corruption. With the advent of the web it is even more important to protect the data and information as numerous individuals now have access to this data and information. Therefore, we need effective and efficient mechanisms for securing access to data and applications able to fulfil the demand of new applications and scenarios.

The aim of this special issue is to provide an insight into the new developments in the area of data and application security, as well as to provide directions for research in the field.

For more information, subject coverage, notes for intending authors, submission dates and contact information, please see the Journal Call for papers website.

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