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The 1st IEEE International Workshop on 5G Security
held in conjunction with IEEE TrustCom-15

August 20-22, 2015, Helsinki, Finland

Preliminary program

There is a fast on-going change in the technical architectures and topologies of the Internet: in the near future 5G and next generation 4G/LTE network architectures will be based on or migrated to Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). These create new virtual network elements each affecting the logic of the network operation, traffic management and introducing new and novel security challenges. Aspects such as security of orchestration, management functionality as well as surveillance and privacy are brought to the fore. At the same time they introduce new ways of dealing with attack prevention, management and recovery.

The one-day workshop will consist of papers, presentations and demonstrations on the subject of advanced network security. While primarily related to 5G networks, experiences from 4G/LTE, 3G and earlier, including case studies on practicalities of known attacks and novel attack vectors will be considered for acceptance. An invited keynote speech will be given setting out the overall area of security in network development and operations.

Invited keynote: Philip Ginzboorg, Huawei on "Some Challenges in Transition to 5G Security. Friday 21st 13:30.

Scope and Interests
We solicit papers and demonstrations in the following areas related to 5G/LTE security:

  • Core Network Security
  • Cellular security
  • Device to Device (D2D)
  • Security Management and Orchestration of NFV and SDN elements
  • Terminal and Edge Computing Security
  • Malware and attack detection and prevention techniques, eg: machine learning
  • Authentication and Authorisation
  • Encryption protocols, eg: homomorphic encryption
  • Key Exchange, Storage and Protection
  • Content/Semantic processing, inc. anonymisation of (meta*-) data
  • Honeypot and Firewall Technologies
  • Protocol security: Diameter, SS7, BGP, etc
  • Physical Layer Security
  • Formal Specification and Analysis of Protocols and Attacks, eg: model checking etc.
  • Trusted Computing with NFV and SDN

Submission and Publication Information

Papers submitted to the workshop should be written in English conforming to the IEEE Conference Proceedings Format (8.5" x 11", Two-Column). The paper should be submitted through the symposium submission system at the symposium website. The length of the papers should not exceed 6 pages + 2 pages for over length charges.

Accepted and presented papers will be included into the IEEE Conference Proceedings published by IEEE CS CPS and submitted to IEEE Xplore and CSDL. Authors of accepted papers, or at least one of them, are requested to register and present their work at the conference, otherwise their papers will be removed from the digital libraries of IEEE CS after the conference. Distinguished papers presented at the conference, after further revision, will be recommended to special issues of reputable SCI/EI-indexed journals.

Submitting a paper to the workshop means that, if the paper is accepted, at least one author should attend the workshop and present the paper.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: March 31st May 1st, 2015
Authors notification: May 31st, 2015
Camera-ready due: July 1st, 2015
Registration: July 1st, 2015

Program Co-Chairs

Dr. Ian Oliver, Nokia, Finland
Dr. Silke Holtmanns, Nokia, Finland

Program Committee

Dr. Rolf Blom (Security Researcher), SICS Security Lab, Sweden
Dr. Aidan Delaney, University of Brighton, UK
Tobias Engel (Security Expert), Sternraute, Germany (tbc)
Hannu Flinck (Senior Specialist in Internet Technologies), Nokia Networks, Finland
Dr. Martin Gerdes (Ph.D. Fellow), University of Agdar, Norway
Dr. Philip Ginzboorg (Senior Researcher), Huawei, Finland
Leo Hippalainen (Security Expert), Nokia Networks, Finland
Prof. John Howse, University of Brighton, UK
Prof. Theo Kanter, University of Stockholm, Sweden
Dr. Kari Kostiainen (Researcher), ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Dr. Ulrike Meyer (Security Expert), RWTH Aachen, Germany
Prof. Chris Mitchell, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
Markus Miettinen (Research Assistant), University of Darmstadt, Germany
Dr. Martin Otto (Head of Cyber Security Research), Siemens AG, Germany
Dr. Anand Prasant (3GPP Security Chair), NEC, Japan
Peter Schneider (Senior Specialist Security Solutions), Nokia Networks, Germany
Prof. Tarik Taleb, Aalto University, Finland
Prof. Ralf Tönjes, University of Applied Science, Osnabrueck, Germany
Janne Uusilehto (Head of Security and Privacy), Microsoft Mobile, Finland
Prof. Thanh van Do, Telenor, Norway
Prof. Alf Zugenmaier, Munich University of Applied Science, Germany


Please email inquiries concerning the workshop to Ian Oliver and Silke Holtmanns.

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