ENS 2021

The 4th International Workshop on Emerging Network Security (ENS 2021)

to be held in the conjunction with the ARES workshops EU Projects Symposium 2021 at 16th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security
(ARES 2021 – http://www.ares-conference.eu)

August 17 – August 20, 2021

With the great success and development of 5G & beyond systems and other emerging concepts (e.g. 6G) a continued effort toward rich ubiquitous communication infrastructure, promising wide range of high-quality services is desired. It is envisioned that communication in emerging networks 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 and smart cities.

The communication in 5G networks and beyond is currently in the center of attention of industry, academia, and government worldwide. Emerging network concepts drive many new requirements for different network capabilities. As future networks aim at utilizing many promising network technologies, such as Software Defined Networking (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), Information Centric Network (ICN), Network Slicing or Cloud Computing 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 emerging networks to address these issues and follow security-by-design approach. Finally, since in current and future 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 ENS 2021 workshop aims at collecting the most relevant ongoing research efforts in emerging network security field. It also serves as a forum for 5G & beyond projects in order to disseminate their security-related results and boost cooperation, also foster development of the 5G and beyond Security Community made of 5G security experts and practitioners who pro-actively discuss and share information to collectively progress and align on the field. Last but not least it also aims to bridge 5G & Beyond community with other communities (e.g. AI) that are key to support full attainment of 5G & Beyond but also 6G promises and so for those technologies to release their full potential.

The ENS 2021 workshop builds upon three successful editions of the 5G-NS (5G Networks Security) workshop organized previously in co-location with the ARES conference in 2018, 2019, and 2020.

Topics of interest for current and emerging networks (5G & Beyond, 6G, …) include, but are not limited to:

Security Architecture and Technologies
Security Management and its automation
Attack & Threat Detection
DDoS Detection & Mitigation
Security Frameworks for Various Applications & Scenarios
Access Control Security
Security Protocols
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
Wireless Communications Security
SDN/NFV Security
Core Network Security
Terminal and Edge Computing

Security of MEC Infrastructure
Malware Attack Detection and Prevention Techniques
Information Sharing and Data Protection
Big Data Security and Analytics
AI-enabled Security
Cloud Technologies Security
Privacy Preservation and Enhancement
Intrusion Detection and Content Access Control
Trust Management in Heterogeneous
Identity Management and Trustworthiness
Intelligent Security Provisioning
Trust Collaboration
Liability in Current and Emerging Networks
Compliance with legislation and regulation that apply IoT security and trust
5G/6G, etc. and Artificial Intelligence
Named Data Networking

Important Dates
Submission Deadline May 13, 2021

New deadline May 24, 2021

Author Notification June 01, 2021
New deadline June 07, 2021
Proceedings Version June 13, 2021
ARES EU Symposium August 17, 2021
All-Digital Conference  August 17 – August 20, 2021
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)


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, GermanyAntonio 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 2021 that will be published by the International Conference Proceedings Series published by ACM (ACM ICPS).

Security Challenges in 5G Network Slicing

Amitabh Mishra, University of Delaware, USA

Abstract: To provide service differentiation for Massive Inter-of-Things, Mission-Critical Control, and Enhanced Mobile Broadband 5G applications which have very diverse performance and reliability requirements in term of metrics for ultra-low latency, ultra-low complexity, extreme data rates, and the ultra-high availability parameters, 3GPP has standardized a new technology – “Network Slicing” which is currently being developed and is planned to be deployed across the globe. This talk will cover security vulnerabilities of network slicing and proposed solutions.

Amitabh Mishra studies mobile wireless computer-communication networks in two distinct areas. The performance and architectures of mmW (5G & Beyond) cellular, ad hoc, sensor, dynamic spectrum access (DSA), and mobile cloud is the first area in which he has worked on the cross-layer optimization of sensor networking protocols, fluid flow modeling of multipath TCP, and MAC for cellular-ad hoc interworking for DSA as examples. Network security and computer forensics is the second area in which he currently investigating approaches to secure 5G/6G networks by analyzing the vulnerabilities in the open-source software and COTS hardware products which are part of 5G RAN, Mobile Edge Computing platforms, and Mobile Core architectures using traditional and machine learning approaches e.g., adversarial machine learning. He received MS in Computer Science from the University of Illinois, M. Eng., and Ph. D. both from McGill University. He is affiliated with 5G-NextG program of Under Secretary of Defense (Research & Engineering) and an affiliated professor of cyber-security at the University of Delaware.