Journal of Interaction Science new thematic series

The Journal of Interaction Science has two new Thematic Series open for submission.

The Journal of Interaction Science has two new Thematic Series open for submission.

The interaction science of security and privacy

Lead guest editor: Yasser Hausawi, Institute of Public Administration, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia [email protected]

Guest editor: Gisela Susanne Bahr, Florida Institute of Technology, United States of America [email protected]

Computer & Information Security Assurance, Usability Application, and Digital Privacy Protection are three interacting areas. This thematic series publishes some key research contributions on digital security, usability, and privacy interaction. Intrinsic to the interaction with technology are privacy concerns and the need for security safeguards. Often usability and security are perceived as antagonistic. Usable security integrates these areas.

Security mechanisms are created to protect privacy. However, most of the currently available security mechanisms suffer from inappropriate usability. Therefore, integrating and aligning security and usability synergistically is important to achieve proper privacy protection.

Potental topics include, but are not limited to:

  • User authentication
  • Usable privacy
  • Email security & PKI
  • Anti-phishing
  • Storage
  • Device pairing
  • Web privacy
  • Policy specification & interaction
  • Mobile security
  • Social media privacy
  • Security administration

The role of modeling and simulation in Interaction Science

Lead guest editor: Simeon Keates, University of Greenwich [email protected]

Simulations, typically based on models of users’ behaviour and performance, are frequently used in interaction science to provide estimates of user performance in particular tasks. Some of these underlying models date back to the earliest days of human-computer interaction research. However, as new modes of interaction develop through the advent of new technologies and contexts of use, it is useful to examine the applicability or otherwise of those models, and consequent impact on the role of user simulation. This thematic series will explore issues such as: modelling and simulating diverse users populations; new technologies, such as tablets, smartphones and smart environments; and new contexts of use, such as interaction on the move or affective computing.

Potental topics include, but are not limited to:

  • User models
  • Simulation
  • Novel interaction
  • New technologies
  • User populations
  • Context of use
  • Smartphones
  • Tablets
  • Smart environments

Submission information for the Journal of Interaction Science is here:

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