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 -
August 17 - August 20, 2021

Important Dates

Submission Deadline 	May 13, 2021
Author Notification 	June 01, 2021
Proceedings Version 	June 13, 2021
ARES EU Symposium 	August 17, 2021
All-Digital Conference 	 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 
- 5G/6G, etc. and Artificial Intelligence
- Named Data Networking

Workshop Chairs

Wojciech Mazurczyk, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland (IoRL H2020 
Pascal Bisson, Thales, France (5GDrones & INSPIRE-5Gplus H2020 Project, 
5G IA SEC WG chair)
Krzysztof Cabaj, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland (IoRL H2020 
Edgardo Montes de Oca, Montimage, France (Networld2020 steering board 

Submission Guidelines

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

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).