IEEE Military Communications Conference
28 October – 1 November 2024 // Washington, DC, USA
C5I Technologies for Military and Intelligence Operations Today and Tomorrow

Secure FutureG Wireless Communications and Networked Systems (Secure-FutureG)


To meet the future needs of various emerging applications, such as autonomous driving, augmented/virtual reality (AR/VR), digital twins, artificial intelligence, smartX (e.g., smart city, smart grid, smart health), researchers, engineers, and policy makers have started to plan and architect the next generations (6G and FutureG/NextG/xG) of wireless communications and networked systems, offering the potential for multiscale, global connectivity, and distributions. New generations of wireless networks will bring ample new opportunities, but also pose new challenges. Other than the needs to meet various quality-of-service (QoS) and performance goals (e.g., low cost, low power, low latency, and scalability) for diverse applications, ensuring security, privacy, and resiliency of the FutureG/NetxG wireless communications and networked systems is of utmost importance. Addressing these challenges call for novel architectural design and implementation approaches so as to accommodate new operational paradigms and enable new technologies -- such as open RAN (O-RAN), spectrum sharing, integrated sensing and communication, extremely/tremendously high frequency (mmWave/THz) communication -- to be applied in FutureG wireless networked systems.

The goal of this workshop is to promote the design and development of FutureG/NextG wireless communications and networked systems with an emphasis on security, privacy, and resiliency. This workshop will serve as a forum for researchers and practitioners from academia, industry, and government, to exchange novel ideas, present new results, and provide future visions. --- We seek original completed and unpublished work not currently under review by any other journal/ magazine/conference.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
•Integrated sensing and communication security and privacy in FutureG/NextG
•O-RAN security, privacy, and resiliency
•Wireless virtualization and slicing security
•Low probability of detection/intercept (LPD/LPI) communication in FutureG/NextG
•Non-terrestrial wireless communication security
•AI, machine learning, big data analytics for FutureG/NextG security
•Verticals and business (non-technical) FutureG/NextG security requirements and solutions
•Lightweight cryptography and IoT/CPS security in FutureG/NextG
•Authentication, authorization, and accounting for FutureG/NextG security
•Quantum resilient cryptography for FutureG/NextG
•Secure Device-to-Device communications in FutureG/NextG
•Intrusion Detection/Prevention in FutureG/NextG
•Secure data storage, communications, and computing in FutureG/NextG
•Energy efficient security and privacy in FutureG/NextG
•Efficient/AI-assisted FutureG/NextG system security testing and validation
•Secure operation through non-cooperative FutureG/NextG wireless systems
•Physical layer security for FutureG/NextG
•Spectrum sharing security and privacy in FutureG/NextG
•Secure reconfigurable intelligent/holographic surface/metasurface-assisted wireless communication

Workshop Chairs
•Kai Zeng, George Mason University, USA
•Zhi-Li Zhang, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA

Important Dates
•Workshop Paper Submission Deadline: TBD
•Paper Acceptance Notification: TBD
•Camera Ready: TBD
•Accepted Author Registration Deadline: TBD