Integration of AI in 5G Network Cybersecurity: Privacy and Security Concerns

The adaptation of the 5th generation cellular (5G) network will
probably generate risks in itself. Even some operators claim that
devices support 5G when they do not. Still we have to handle lot of
issues before the carriers expand 5G coverage enough that most people
can use it securely. The hype around the extremely fast speeds these
devices will provide has effectively masked important privacy and
security concerns raised by the new technology. Rather the consequence
of the increased speed and slower latency offered by 5G, most of them
are not exactly the fault of the new protocol itself. For instance,
the dramatic expansion of the bandwidth that makes 5G possible creates
new paths of attack. The dynamic spectrum sharing feature of 5G allows
multiple streams of information to share bandwidth in slices. Each
slice has its own degree of cyber risk. When the software allows
network functions to move dynamically, cyber-protection must also be
dynamic rather than relying on a uniform solution of the lowest common

The integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques into
networks is one way the industry can address these issues and
challenges. Network intelligence and automation are essential to the
evolution of 5G, IoT and Industry 4.0. Incorporating AI algorithms
into 5G networks can improve automation and scalability, enabling
efficient orchestration and dynamic provisioning of the network
slice. AI can collect real-time information for multidimensional
analysis and build a panoramic data map of each slice of network to
provide dynamic cyber protection.
Subject Coverage

Journal of Information Processing Systems is soliciting high quality
manuscripts presenting original contributions for its special
issue. This special issue aims to provide a forum that brings together
researchers from academia, practicing engineers from industry,
standardization bodies, and government to meet and exchange ideas on
Integration of AI in 5G Network Cybersecurity: Privacy and Security
Concerns. Submissions possibly be consisted of applied and theoretical
research in topics including, but not limited to

    AI enabled network slicing in 5G networks

    Dynamic cyber protection in 5G networks

    Attacks & Threats Detection in 5G networks

    Privacy preservation in 5G networks slicing

    Security design consideration in heterogeneous access

    Increased bandwidth concerns for IoT devices in 5G networks

    AI and SDN/NFV based solutions for cyber-attacks in 5G networks

    Big data security and analytics in 5G networks

    Edge computing security in 5G networks

    Blockchain based solutions in 5G networks

Submission Guideline

This special issue will accept about 6~8 papers, in which an
outstanding paper will be wave APC. Corresponding author should be
distinguished researcher (IEEE Fellow, Indexed Journal EiC,
etc.). Papers must be submitted to the Manuscript Link service - It is important that
authors should select "Special Issue Track" and "Integration of AI in
5G Network Cybersecurity: Privacy and Security Concerns" when they
reach the "Basic Information" step in the submission process. Before
submitting papers, you need to read the JIPS submission guideline.

Important Dates

Manuscript submission due: Feb 29, 2020

Author notification: Apr 30, 2020 (tentative)

Expected publication: 3rd or 4th quarter, 2020 (tentative)