Special Issue "Leveraging New Cyber Technologies for Resilient Mission Communications"

A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). This special issue belongs to the section "Computer Science & Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 June 2023) | Viewed by 946

Special Issue Editors

Indra Sistemas S.A, Avenida de Bruselas 35, 28108 Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain
Interests: cyber defence; tactical communication technologies; situational awareness; cyber-physical systems; electronic warfare; hybrid warfare; crisis management; operational research; artificial intelligence; pattern recognition; information security
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Department of Communications, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
Interests: cyber situational awareness; the intersection of cognitive science, data science, human system integration, and decision-support technologies; telecommunications and information systems
Department of Information Engineering and Communications, Faculty of Computer Science, University of Murcia, Murcia, Spain
Interests: 4G/5G networks; SDN; NFV; large-scale architectures; artificial intelligence; information security; situational awareness
Full Professor of Computer Science, University of Murcia, Murcia, Spain
Interests: cybersecurity; 5G networks; network and service management; hybrid tactical networks
Indra Sistemas S.A, Avenida de Bruselas 35, 28108 Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain
Interests: data science; artificial intelligence; industry 4.0.; predictive maintenance; smart sensors; cyber situational awareness

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent years, communications and information systems (CIS) have become the backbone of global economic growth and prosperity, thus unleashing the need for digital transformation, and constituting a critical resource on which all economic sectors rely. In this context, a mission-oriented dimension in communications aims to ensure effective system employment while adapting to changes in each situation. The focus is to address configurable information management solutions in cyberspace concerning mission plans (assets, capabilities, dependencies, alternatives, goals, tasks, priorities, etc.) including enabling techniques. They are expected to shed some light, for instance, on performance improvements to cyber defence solutions, such as management dashboards in a security operation centre (or similar organisations), complemented with decision-making techniques to achieve resilience of information infrastructures, computer networks, data, and signals. These aspects will develop into innovative approaches, challenges, and opportunities to promote advanced situational awareness and capabilities.

The main objective of this Special Issue is to collect contributions by leading-edge researchers from academia and the industry, and show the latest research results in the rapidly developed field of cyber security technologies for the purpose of mission communications, therefore providing valuable information to researchers as well as practitioners. Manuscripts regarding novel algorithms, architectures, implementations, on-going projects, and experiences are welcome. These may cover all aspects of this research field, including cyber defence, communications, electronics, situational awareness, multisensor data fusion, command and control, decision-making, etc.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Cyber situational awareness (CSA) and the common operational picture (COP);
  • Key cyber terrain identification and assessment;
  • Mission impact assessment for cybersecurity;
  • Dynamic risk management for cybersecurity;
  • Anticipation and projection of cyber-physical situations;
  • Holistic decision systems and decision techniques;
  • Mission-oriented network analytics and data fusion;
  • Visual analytics and presentation of the environment;
  • Incident response mechanisms including notification and information sharing;
  • Command and control (C2) and course of action planning;
  • Mission-oriented artificial intelligence;
  • Modelling and simulation of cyber and electronic activities;
  • Convergence of cyber and electronic activities;
  • Digital transformation, cybersecurity, and resilience;
  • Education and training.

Dr. Jorge Maestre Vidal
Prof. Salvador Llopis Sanchez
Dr. Marco Antonio Sotelo Monge
Prof. Dr. Gregorio Martinez Perez
Dr. Gerardo Ramis Pasqual de Riquelme
Guest Editors

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  • cyber defence
  • cyber-physical systems
  • cyber and electronic activities
  • situational awareness
  • mission communications
  • mission planning

Published Papers

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