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W5: Emerging Physical-layer Security Technologies and Applications for B5G and 6G - VTC2022-Fall - London/Beijing

W5: Emerging Physical-layer Security Technologies and Applications for B5G and 6G

Co-chair: Junqing Zhang, University of Liverpool, UK
Co-chair: Guyue Li, Southeast University, China
Co-chair: Eduard Axel Jorswieck, Technische Universitaet Braunschweig, Germmany


Keynote Speaker: Mark Beach, University of Bristol, UK


Abstract: This workshop mainly focuses on the development of physical-layer security (PLS) technologies and their potential applications for the future beyond fifth-generation (B5G) and sixth-generation (6G) networks. The tremendous growth in connectivity and the ubiquity of wireless communications have resulted in an unprecedented awareness of the importance of security and privacy. Achieving secure and trusted communications is vital for the deployment of future intelligent connected applications, especially life-critical vehicle-to-everything (V2X) applications. However, the heterogeneous, dynamic and decentralized architecture of these networks leads to difficulties for cryptographic key management and distribution. By exploiting the physical characteristics of devices, wireless channels and noise, PLS offers reliable solutions against eavesdropper attacks as complementary approaches to cryptographic techniques.

The workshop aims at sharing the advancements in the PLS field and spreading the adoption in scenarios of B5G and 6G. In order to spark more ideas and future research, we will invite experts and scholars in relevant fields around the world to share their insights into the topics of physical layer security model, mechanism and applications in B5G and 6G networks. We hope to foster an exchange of research results, experiences, and products in the physical layer security domain from both theoretical and practical perspectives.



Opening/Welcome   Location 14:00-14:05
Keynote Mark Beach, University of Bristol, UK London 14:05-15:00
Technical Paper 1 Embrace Imperfect Datasets: New Time Representations for RFF Identification in real-world scenarios, Xinyu Qi, Aiqun Hu, Southeast University Beijing 15:00-15:20
Technical Paper 2 ESP32-driven Physical Layer Key Generation: A Low-cost, Integrated, and Portable Implementation, Guangchuan Cao, Yan Zhang, Zijie Ji, Mengyi Zhang, Zunwen He, Beijing Institute of Technology Beijing 15:20-15:40
Break     15:40-16:00
Technical Paper 3 Green Jamming Power Control for Secure OFDMA in Industrial IoT, Bhawna, Indian Institute of Techology; Ganesh Prasad, National Institute of Technology Silchar; Deepak Mishra, University of New South Wales London 16:00-16:20
Technical Paper 4 Optimal AI-Enabled Secured NOMA Among Untrusted Users, Sapna Thapar, Indian Institute of Technology Jammu; Ganesh Prasad, National Institute of Technology Silchar; Deepak Mishra, University of New South Wales; Ravikant Saini, Indian Institute of Technology Jammu, India London 16:20-16:40
Technical Paper 5 Secret Key Rate Upper-bound for Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface-combined System under Spoofing, Zhuangkun Wei, Liang Wang, Weisi Guo, Cranfield University London 16:40-17:00
Closing Remarks   London 17:00-17:05


Keynote Speaker Bio:

Mark Beach

Bio: Professor Mark Beach has over 35 years of experience in physical layer wireless research including spread spectrum; adaptive and smart antennas for capacity and range extension in wireless networks; MIMO aided connectivity for through-put and spectrum efficiency enhancement; millimetre wave technology, as well as secure, robust and frequency agile radio frequency technologies, including simultaneous transmit and receiver (STAR) technologies. He leads the delivery of the UKRI/EPSRC SWAN Prosperity Partnership in Secure Wireless Agile Networks, Expert Panel Member to DCMS on 6G, is a Co-Director of CDT in Communications, and also the School Research Impact Director. Mark is a co-founder of the Cambridge based company, ForeFrontRF, creating frequency agile technology to replace fixed frequency SAW and BAR components commonplace in all cellular phone technology.


Co-chairs Bios:

Junqing Zhang

Bio: Junqing Zhang (Member, IEEE) is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) with the University of Liverpool, U.K. He received the B.Eng. and M.Eng. degrees in electrical engineering from Tianjin University, China, in 2009 and 2012, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electronics and electrical engineering from Queen’s University Belfast, U.K., in 2016. From February 2016 to January 2018, he was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow with Queen’s University Belfast. Since February 2018, he has been a Tenure Track Fellow (an Assistant Professor) with the University of Liverpool, U.K. His research interests include the Internet of Things, wireless security, physical-layer security, key generation, radio frequency fingerprint identification and wireless sensing.


Guyue Li

Bio: Guyue Li (Member, IEEE) received the B.S. degree in information science and technology and the Ph.D. degree in information security from Southeast University, Nanjing, China, in 2011 and 2017, respectively. From Jun. 2014 to Aug. 2014, she was a Visiting Student with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Tampere University of Technology, Finland. From Dec. 2019 to Feb. 2020, she was a Visiting Scholar with Department of ISYS laboratory, ESIEE Paris. She is currently an Associate Professor with the School of Cyber Science and Engineering, Southeast University. Her research interests include physical-layer security, secret key generation, radio frequency fingerprint, biological recognition and wireless sensing.


Eduard Axel Jorswieck

Bio: Eduard Axel Jorswieck (Fellow, IEEE) is managing director of the Institute of Communications Technology and the head of the Chair for Communications Systems and Full Professor at Technische Universitaet Braunschweig (TUBS), Brunswick, Germany. From 2008 until 2019, he was the head of the Chair of Communications Theory and Full Professor at Dresden University of Technology (TUD), Germany. Eduard’s main research interests are in the broad area of communications. He has published more than 150 journal papers, 15 book chapters, 3 monographs, and some 300 conference papers on these topics. Dr. Jorswieck is IEEE Fellow. Since 2017, he has been serving as Editor-in-Chief of the EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking. Currently, he serves as Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications. In 2006, he received the IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award.



Workshop paper submissions due: 14 August 2022
Acceptance notification: 20 August 2022
Final paper submission due: 24 August 2022

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