Special Issue "Trust and Privacy in Our Networked World"
A special issue of Information (ISSN 2078-2489).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2010)
Dr. Dieter M. Arnold (Website)
Albis Technologies Ltd., Albisriederstrasse 199, CH-8047 Zürich, Switzerland
Interests: information theory; communication theory and technology; information security
Prof. Dr. Herman Tavani (Website)
Philosophy Department, Rivier University, 420 South Main Street, Nashua, NH 03060, USA
Interests: information and computer ethics; machine ethics; privacy; ethical aspects of bioinformatics; computational genomics; emerging technologies
Smart networks are becoming part of our daily life. Social networks and novel infrastructure networks are all around us and promise new exciting opportunities of communication, collaboration and doing business. These new adventures come at a high price though: Our privacy.
Online privacy is one of the major concerns in todays modern society. Far too often we trade privacy for trust in order to reap the promised potential of such smart networks. Since the fundaments of rights shifted from the person to social circumstances, it is increasingly difficult to protect the privacy of individuals sharing a public space, or performing public activities.
This issue collects tutorials and original contributions in the area of trust and privacy in networks. Contributions are welcome that contain theoretical work about trust and privacy in networks as well as present practical examples from our daily life.
Dr. Dieter M. Arnold
- metrics for and fundamental limits of entropy in networks
- network topologies of social networks
- distributed trust models and security protocols
- practical example of security in infrastructure networks such as eGovernment, eHealth, and SmartGrid