WiComSec-Phy 2015 http://wicomsecphy.uc.pt/ Workshop on Wireless 
Communication Security at the Physical Layer, 
Coimbra, Portugal, 
July 22, 2015. 
(Submissions due 29 April 2015).
http://wicomsecphy.uc.pt/ Co-located with
 the 12th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems 
  (MobiQuitous'15 )

As wireless systems become pervasive and are used to track and/or convey 
information to and about individuals, devices and products, security and 
privacy in these environments becomes of the utmost importance. These 
systems have always been a target for a number of different attacks 
that, more than often, are capable of breaching the security mechanisms 
implemented and threaten the reliability, safety and robustness of 
communications. Most of current solutions to these problems imply the 
use of sophisticated encryption or diversity techniques to fend off some 
types of attackers, such as eavesdroppers or jammers, but usually depend 
on a shared secret, which may be hard to establish in spontaneous and 
decentralized networks.

Physical-layer security is gaining interest as a means to provide an 
extra layer of security that does not depend on computational 
intractability of operations, but takes advantage of the inherent 
varying characteristics of wireless channels. While security at the 
physical-layer has its roots in early contributions from the 70s, 
wireless networks brought a renewed interest in this area by providing 
sources of advantage over an adversary eavesdropper from (a) a better 
signal quality due to the varying nature of wireless channels, (b) the 
use of cooperative relays or (c) friendly jammers to improve the signal 
quality of the legitimate receiver or cause interference to an 
eavesdropper that can possibly be removed at the legitimate receiver.

We solicit technical papers describing original, previously unpublished 
research, not currently under review by another conference or journal 
pertaining physical-layer security and how it can be used to strengthen 
next generation wireless communications, deemed crucial to the 
envisioned Internet of Things and the promise of ubiquitous and 
pervasive connectivity.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Practical code designs for physical-layer security
- Physical-layer security techniques for spontaneous/decentralized networks
- Cooperative security in opportunistic and device-centric next 
  generation wireless networks
- Secure beamforming and interference generation/cancellation techniques
- Physical-layer security techniques for large-scale/multi-user networks
- Advanced signal processing techniques for physical-layer security
- Secret key generation/agreement
- Interdisciplinary approaches for security (game theory, stochastic 
- Routing, scheduling and power control for secure communications
- Security, reliability and throughput-aware physical-layer security 
- Implementation approaches and experimental validation

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