Cyber-protection and cyber-defense in 5G/6G networks
The “1st International Workshop on “Cyber-protection and cyber-defense in 5G/6G networks” will be held in conjunction with the 25th Conference on Innovation in Clouds, Internet and Networks (ICIN 2022) in Paris, France, from March 7-10, 2022. The aim of the workshop is to emphasize emerging topics in cyber-security protection methods and defense strategies against cyber-security attacks in 5G and 6G mobile networks for paving the way from 5G networks to sustainable 6G networks. This workshop gets together the broad community of researchers in both academia and the industry (manufacturers, telecom operators, ICT suppliers, verticals) with an interest in providing secure solutions for a wide range of use-cases in 5G and 6G.
The fifth generation of mobile networks, 5G, and its provided communication possibilities and covered use cases has already affected many aspects of our daily lives. The upcoming sixth generation of mobile networks, 6G, not only follows the footsteps of 5G but also integrates the communications and sensing of the physical world even more and provides the “Internet of Intelligence”. To address the expected networking services, 6G has to include the automation systems, the different network types, and also the new technologies such as quantum communications
in addition to the virtualized technologies such as microservices. All the mentioned diversities in the expectations and the used technologies increase the attack surface of the 5G/6G networks. To protect these networks and the users of these networks from possible attacks, which is vital to make 5G/6G networks sustainable, it is important to consider security in every aspect (from hardware security to application security). In providing approaches to preserve the security, it is important to consider the dynamicity of the 5G/6G networks and the variety of the use cases that highlighted the requirements for automatic attack detections and cyber-security protections.
The workshop will bring together recent advances on security, cyber-protection, and cyber-defense approaches in 5G/6G. Original and innovative research contributions are welcome on the security of every aspect of 5G/6G networks.
Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:
Cyber-protection for 5G/6G networks:
- Authentication and Access control mechanisms for 5G/6G networks
- Verticals and non-public 5G and beyond Authentication and Access control requirements
- Fraud detection based on blockchains and smart contracts
- Management of security policies in 5G/6G networks
- Securing containers and micro-services deployments in 5G/6G architectures
- Virtualized security functions for 5G/6G deployments
- Security orchestration and auto-scaling mechanisms for 5G/6G networks protection
Cyber-defense for 5G/6G networks:
- Automatic Intrusion detection systems
- Response producer systems to cyber-attacks
- Autonomous and AI-based cyber-defense against cyber-security attacks in 5G/6G networks
- ML techniques for attack detection
- Techniques to prevent adversarial attacks
- Explainability of AI mechanisms for attack detection
Paper submissions must present original research or analysis.
Only original papers that have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere can be submitted.
Each submission must follow the Author Guidelines established for the ICIN conference.
The number of pages for submissions should be 6.
- Workshop paper submission: December 15, 2021 (firm)
- Notification of acceptance: January 21, 2021
- Final papers due: January 31, 2022
- Shanay Behrad (b-com, France)
- David Espes (b-com, France)
Technical Program Committee
- Daniel Migault (Ericsson, Canada)
- Luis Suarez (Ericsson, Canada)
- Kalinka Branco (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)
- Renaud Santoro (Nokia/Bell-Labs, France)
- Julien Lallet (Nokia/Bell-Labs, France)
- Laurent Nana (Université de Bretagne Occidentale, France)
- Patrick Maillé (IMT-Atlantique, France)
- Yann Busnel (IMT-Atlantique, France)
- Géraldine Texier (IMT-Atlantique, France)
- Romaric Ludinard (IMT-Atlantique, France)
- Emmanuel Bertin (Orange Labs, France)
- Philippe Bertin (Orange Labs, France)
- Yassine Hadjadj-Aoul (IRISA/INRIA, France)
- Kamal Amroun (University of Bejaia, Algeria)
- Sandrine Vaton (IMT-Atlantique, France)
- Cédric Morin (IRT b-com, France)
Short bio of workshop organizers:
Shanay Behrad received a Ph.D. degree in computer science from the Institut Polytechnique de Paris (2020). She worked on designing authentication and access control mechanisms for 5G networks during her Ph.D. degree at Orange Labs Caen, France. She is currently working with the Institute of Research and Technology bcom (Rennes, France), as a Research Engineer. Her research interests include 5G networks, microservices, and
security and intrusion detection and response to cyber-attacks.
Email address: Shanay.firstname.lastname@example.org
David Espes received the MS degree in Computer Sciences (2004) and the Ph.D. degree in Computer Sciences (2008) all from the University of Toulouse, France. In September of 2009, he joined the “Network, Security and Multimedia” department at Telecom Bretagne (Rennes) as a post-doctoral researcher. Since 2010, he has been with the University of Brest, France, as an associate professor. He is the leader of the CNRS LabSTICC IRIS team on the Security and Resilience of Information Systems. He works on cybersecurity in the field of 5G networks, topics including management and deployment of security policies, intrusion detection, and response to cyberattacks.
Email address: David.email@example.com, David.firstname.lastname@example.org