5G-NS 2020

Workshop on 5G Networks Security (5G-NS 2020)

to be held in the conjunction with the ARES workshops EU Projects Symposium 2020 at 15 th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security
(ARES 2020 – http://www.ares-conference.eu )

August 25 – August 28, 2020

With the great success and development of 4G mobile networks it is expected that the 5th generation wireless systems (in short 5G) will be a continued effort toward rich ubiquitous communication infrastructure, promising wide range of high-quality services. It is envisioned that 5G communication will offer significantly greater data bandwidth and almost infinite capability of networking resulting in unfaltering user experiences for, among others: virtual/augmented reality, massive content streaming, telepresence, user-centric computing, crowded area services, smart personal networks, Internet of Things (IoT), smart buildings, smart cities.

The 5G communication is currently in the center of attention of industry, academia, and government worldwide. 5G drives many new requirements for different network capabilities. As 5G aims at utilizing many promising network technologies, such as Software Defined Networking (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), Information Centric Network (ICN), Network Slicing, Cloud Computing, etc. and supporting a huge number of connected devices integrating above mentioned advanced technologies and innovating new techniques will surely bring tremendous challenges for security, privacy and trust. Therefore, secure network architectures, mechanisms, and protocols are required as the basis for 5G to address these issues and follow security-by-design approaches. Finally, since in 5G networks even more user data and network traffic will be transmitted, big data security solutions should be considered in order to address the magnitude of the data volume and ensure data security and privacy.

From this perspective, the 5G-NS 2020 workshop aims at collecting the most relevant ongoing research efforts in 5G networks security field. It also serves as a forum for 5G-PPP Phase 1 & Phase 2 projects in order to disseminate their security-related results and tighten & boost cooperation, and foster development of the 5G Security Community made of 5G security experts and practitioners who pro-actively discuss and share information to collectively progress and align on the field.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Security Architecture and Technologies for 5G
Security Management in Heterogeneous 5G Networks
Attacks & Threats Detection in 5G Networks
DDoS Detection & Mitigation in 5G Networks
Security Frameworks for Various 5G Applications & Scenarios
Access Control Security for 5G Networks
Security Protocols for 5G Networks
Security Management and Orchestration of NFV and SDN Elements
Software Defined Security
Security as a Service
Trusted Computing with NFV and SDN
Physical Layer Security in 5G Networks
5G Wireless Communications Security
SDN/NFV Security in 5G Networks
5G Core Network Security
Terminal and Edge Computing Security in 5G Networks

Secure Network Slicing for 5G
Security of MEC infrastructure
Malware Attack Detection and Prevention Techniques in 5G
Information Sharing and Data Protection in 5G Networks
Big Data Security and Analytics in 5G Networks
AI for 5G Security
Cloud Technologies Security in 5G Networks
Privacy preservation and enhancement in 5G
Intrusion detection and content access control in 5G
Trust management in heterogeneous 5G networks
5G identity management and its trustworthiness
Intelligent 5G security provision
Trust collaboration in 5G
Liability in 5G
Compliance with legislation and regulation that apply
IoT security and trust in 5G

Important Dates
Submission Deadline May 25, 2020 extended to June 09, 2020
Author Notification June 22, 2020
Proceedings Version July 05, 2020
ARES EU Symposium August 25, 2020
All-Digital Conference August 25 – August 28, 2020
Workshop Chairs

Wojciech Mazurczyk, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland (IoRL H2020 Project)
Pascal Bisson, Thales, France (5GDrones & INSPIRE-5Gplus H2020 Project, 5G IA SEC WG chair)
Krzysztof Cabaj, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland (IoRL H2020 Project)
Edgardo Montes de Oca, Montimage, France (Networld2020 steering board member)

Additional information

IoRL project website: https://iorl.5g-ppp.eu/
5G!Drones https://5gdrones.eu/
INSPIRE-5Gplus https://www.inspire-5gplus.eu/

List of 5G-PPP Phase 1 projects: https://5g-ppp.eu/5g-ppp-phase-1-projects/
List of 5G-PPP Phase 2 projects: https://5g-ppp.eu/5g-ppp-phase-2-projects/
List of 5G-PPP Phase 3 projects: https://5g-ppp.eu/5g-ppp-phase-3-projects/
5G PPP Security Landscape (White Paper): https://5g-ppp.eu/white-papers/
5G IA Security Working Group: https://5g-ppp.eu/5g-ppp-work-groups/


Dhouha Ayed, Thales, France
Gregory Blanc, Télécom SudParis, Institut Mines-Télécom, France
Gino Carrozzo, Nextworks, Italy
Luca Caviglione, IMATI CNR, Italy
Joo Cho, Adva Optical, Germany
Michal Choras, ITTI Ltd., Poland
Jannik Dreier, Université de Lorraine, France
Tanel Jarvet, CAFA Tech, Estonia
Georgios Karopoulos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Zbigniew Kotulski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Gregorio Martinez Perez, University of Murcia, Spain
Nikolaos Petroulakis, FORTH-ICS, Greece
Peter Schneider, Nokia Bell Labs, Germany

Antonio Skarmeta, University of Murcia, Spain
Jani Suomalainen, VTT, Finland
Hui Tian, National Huaqiao University, China

Submission Guidelines

The submission guidelines valid for the workshop are the same as for the ARES conference. They can be found at https://www.ares-conference.eu/conference/submission/ .

Papers accepted by the workshop will be published in the Conference Proceedings of ARES 2020 that will be published by the International Conference Proceedings Series published by ACM (ACM ICPS). Moreover, the extended versions of all accepted papers will be considered for publication in a special  issue of the Journal of Cyber Security and Mobility (Indexed in Scopus, http://riverpublishers.com/journal.php?j=JCSM/5/1/jdes ),
Sensor (IF=3.031, https://www.mdpi.com/journal/sensors/special_issues/5GNS ) and
Electronics (IF=1.764, https://www.mdpi.com/journal/electronics/special_issues/Cybersecurity_Mobility ).

Keynote speaker

Is 5G secure? Facts, myths, challenges and approaches to security
Jordi Mongay Batalla, National Institute of Telecommunications, Poland

Workshop 5G-NS

The development of the 5G network is associated with innovative technical elements. Its functions are quite different from those known from the 4G network and include advanced mechanisms at both radio and core. Some of the new functionalities are specially susceptible to security threats. A good example is network slicing, which is based on virtualization and third party management. The analysis of the new functionalities from the point of view of security challenges, is crucial to understand how much secure the network is. In this context, the issue of how 5G hardware and software providers have responded to the challenge of ensuring security and how other network users (including public authorities) can address this challenge by providing risk assessment plans is becoming increasingly important.

Jordi Mogay Batalla (MSc by Polytechnic of Valencia, Spain; PhD and DSc by Warsaw University of Technology, Poland. ORCID: 0000-0002-1489-5138) is Deputy Director of Research at National Institute of Telecommunications, Poland. He is also with Warsaw University of Technology, where he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Network and Services. Jordi Mongay Batalla took part (coordination and/or participation) in more than 30 national and international ICT research projects (including EU ICT Programmes). His research interest focuses mainly on Technologies (5G and 6G, Network Faunctions: Network services chain, Security, AI) and Applications (DLT and blockchain, Internet of Things, Smart Cities, multimedia) for the Future Internet. He is editor of four books and author of more than 150 papers published in books, international journals (IEEE ComMag, IEEE WCM, IEEE JSAC, ACM CSUR, etc.) and conference proceedings and patents (Polish and European Patent Offices). He is/ has been guest editor and member of Editorial Board in more than 10 international journals. Currently Dr. Mongay Batalla is an adviser in different international and national technical groups. He is a technical adviser of the Polish Government for 5G cybersecurity law, a technical adviser of Polish Ministry of Infrastructure for autonomous automotive and others. He is also a technical member of the European Blockchain Services Infrastructure (European Commission) and is a member of Hyperledger platform (a TheLinuxFoundation project). He is Member of the Polish Normalization Committee and collaborates actively with ITU-T Standardisation Groups (SG-12). He is an IEEE Member since 2010.