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

WS-01: Workshop on 5G Military Communications: OPEN MODULAR ARCHITECTURES, TESTBEDS, AND CYBERSECURITY

WS-01: Workshop on 5G Military Communications: OPEN MODULAR ARCHITECTURES, TESTBEDS, AND CYBERSECURITY

WORKSHOP:

5G COMMUNICATIONS SUPPORTING C5I Technologies and Intelligence Operations Today and Tomorrow

(3rd ANNUAL)

 


IEEE MILCOM CONFERENCE

LOCATION: WASHINGTON, DC, USA

DATE: MONDAY 28 OCTOBER 2024 (ALL DAY)

TIME:  08:00 TO 17:00

HOTEL: WASHINGTON HILTON

ROOM: TBD

ADDRESS: 1919 CONNECTICUT AVE NW, WASHINGTON DC 20009 USA


CALL FOR DEMOS - OPEN

All demo proposals should be submitted via IEEE Google Form below:

https://forms.gle/a9MWpHDX4RnsgaFr8

CALL FOR PAPERS - OPEN

All papers should be submitted via EDAS: EDAS link to submit paper here


(TENTATIVE AGENDA - SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

Note that all Technical Presentations, Paper Presentations, and Demo Presentations are each allocated a 20-minute time-slot, where approximately 15 minutes are for the presentation, and approximately 5 minutes are for questions and answers.

Time

(Duration)

Topic

Presenter / Speaker

08:00

(20 min)

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Workshop Organizing Committee

08:20

(40 min)

Keynote Presentation:

DoD: TBD

TBD

 

09:00

(60 min)

Panel Session:

5G Military Use Cases

Contrast 3GPP Use Case (URLLC, eMBB, mMTC) to how Military interprets Communication Use Cases, Specific Military ORAN-RIC Use Cases.How to scale how to secure 5G Systems.

Moderated by:

Scott Brinson, David Simpson

Army Rep

Commercial Expert

Navy Expert

US Airforce Expert

Commercial Expert

10:00

(20 min)

Invited Talk:

OUSD FutureG: NATO Technology Demonstration 

TBD

10:20

(20 min)

Coffee & Networking Break  

10:40

(20 min)

Paper Presentation:

TBD

TBD

11:00

(20 min)

Demo Presentation:

5G FR2 OAI End-to-End Testing Network Communication

Ethan Lin (TMYTEK)

11:20

(20 min)

Technical Presentation:

Debugging Open RAN Interoperability Issues

Robert Stephens (Keysight)

11:40

(20 min)

Demo Presentation:

Testing ORAN Resilience

Robert Stephens (Keysight)

12:00

(60 min)

Lunch Break  

13:00

(20 min)

Demo Presentation: 

Non Terrestrial Networks (NTN)

Keysight, VIAVI TBD

13:20

(40 min)

Keynote Presentation: DoD Cybersecurity

TBD

14:00

(20 min)

Demo Presentation:

Transforming Open 5G to a Hardened Network for the Warfighter

J. Gordon Beattie (VIAVI Solutions)

14:20

(20 min)

Demo Presentation:

Measuring O-RAN Cyber Resiliency

(Pending)

TBD

(Virginia Tech)

14:40

(20 min)

Invited Talk Presentation:

O-RAN Cyber Threat Landscape Update

(Pending)

TBD

(Virginia Tech)

15:00

(20 min)

Coffee & Networking Break  

15:20

(20 min)

Demo Presentation:

The Case for URLLC in 5G Military Communications: Assured PNT DEMO

TBD

(VIAVI)

15:40

(20 min)

Paper Presentation:

TBD

TBD

16:00

(20 min)

Paper Presentation:

TBD

TBD

16:20

(20 min)

Demo Presentation:

5G OAI Reference Architecture & Testbed with USRP

Neel Pandeya (National Instruments)

16:40

(20 min)

Open Discussion:

What’s missing with military 5G? What other topics should we all be talking about? What feedback should we provide to DoD stakeholders?

All Workshop Attendees

17:00

(10 min)

Closing Statements & Workshop Adjourns

Workshop Organizing Committee

 


OVERVIEW

The 5G Military Communications workshop will include a combination of Keynote sessions, 5G Demonstrations, and paper and poster presentations. This year’s workshop will focus on operating in contested environments, open modular architectures, and cybersecurity. Industry experts will accept and review papers on 5G Core, 5G RAN, and 5G Cybersecurity. The flexibility, growth, and performance benefits of software-defined architectures such as 5G are best accessed on an open modular hardware base to allow for rapid reconfiguration. Military solutions may need varying degrees of local communication stack instantiation and flexible topology architectures. The Department of Defense is actively investing in testbeds and other 5G-related technologies, this workshop will serve as a technology transfer mechanism from these efforts as it relates to lessons learned and future research activities.

TOPICS OF INTEREST

The workshop aims at providing a forum for industry and academics to disseminate new findings on 5G trials in vertical industries, and new business development. The workshop will call for papers presenting test results from trials as well as theoretical results based on realistic deployment schemes and new 5G business models. The target topics of the workshop include, but are not limited to:

5G TESTBEDS AND SYSTEMS

  • 3GPP Use Cases
  • Applications to Military Use Cases
  • Testbeds
  • Open Testbed Frameworks
  • Satellite Connectivity
  • Non-Terrestrial Networks
  • Ultrawideband
  • Millimeter Wave
  • Digital Twin
  • Spectrum Sharing
  • Smart City
  • Smart Base
  • Smart Warehouse
  • Network Management
  • Resilient Power
  • Integrated Access Backhaul (IAB)

5G OPEN MODULAR ARCHITECTURES

  • Commercial Core Networks
  • Open Core Networks
  • O-RAN, Cloud RAN
  • Software Defined Networks
  • Software Defined Radios
  • Third-Party Application Integration Functions (AF, NEF, NWDAF)
  • Blockchain Architectures
  • Federated Architectures
  • Digital Twin Applications
  • K8s
  • Runtime Analytics
  • Commercial MANO
  • Open MANO
  • MEC and Edge Computing

CYBERSECURITY

  • Zero Trust in the Context of 5G
  • Secure Infrastructure as Code
  • DevSecOps
  • Tactical Network Security
  • Network Slicing Security
  • Blockchain
  • AI/ML Cybersecurity
  • 3GPP Security
  • RAN Intelligent Controllers
  • O-RAN Architectures
  • End-to-End Resiliency
  • MANO Security
  • Network and Mobile Device Management
  • 6G Cybersecurity

MILCOM CONFERENCE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

TBD

PLEASE REFER TO MILCOM SUBMISSION GUIDELINES BELOW:

https://milcom2024.ieee-milcom.org/authors/paper-submission-guidelines

Accepted and presented papers will be published in the IEEE MILCOM 2023 Conference Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore.

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