Call for Papers
Workshop on 5G Networks Security (5G-NS 2020)

to be held in the conjunction with the ARES workshops EU Projects 
Symposium 2020 at 15th International Conference on Availability, 
Reliability and Security
(ARES 2020 -
August 25 - August 28, 2020, Dublin, Ireland

Important Dates

Submission Deadline May 19, 2020
Author Notification June 05, 2020
Proceedings Version June 19, 2020
ARES EU Symposium August 25, 2020
Conference 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

Workshop Chairs

Wojciech Mazurczyk, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland (IoRL H2020 Project)
Pascal Bisson, Thales, France (5G-Ensure 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:

List of 5G-PPP Phase 1 projects:
List of 5G-PPP Phase 2 projects:
5G PPP Security Landscape (White Paper):
5G IA Security Working Group:

Submission Guidelines

The submission guidelines valid for the workshop are the same as for the 
ARES conference. They can be found at