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T2: AI/ML-based Solutions for Automating Security in Future 6G Networks - VTC2022-Spring

T2: AI/ML-based Solutions for Automating Security in Future 6G Networks

Co-Organizer: Gurkan Gur, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Co-Organizer: Pawani Porambage, University of Oulu, Finland
Co-Organizer: George Xilouris, Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications in NCSR “Demokritos” in Athens, Greece
Co-Organizer: Maria Christopoulou, Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications in NCSR “Demokritos”, Athens, Greece

Abstract: Next generation networks are expected to exhibit higher intelligence and more autonomy. In addition to the softwarization and cloudification in the current 5th generation (5G) wireless networks, the envisioned 6th generation (6G) will have added intelligence in the network and service management. It is expected to achieve fully automation of telecommunication network security with the assured privacy, by using many novel technologies and particularly with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML). Therefore, it is highly timely to identify the applicability of AI/ML based security solutions in different aspects of network and service management. During this tutorial, we discuss about security automation in future 6G networks with respect to the involvement of ZSM architecture and the AI/ML-based security solutions in terms of intelligent network and service management orchestration, moving target defense (MTD) and federated learning (FL).

Gurkan Gur

Bio: Dr. Gürkan Gür is a senior lecturer at Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) InIT Information Security Group in Winterthur, Switzerland. His research interests include Future Internet, 5G and Beyond networks, information security, and information-centric networking. He has two patents and published more than 80 academic works (Google Scholar Citations: 1664, h-index: 20). He has been involved in various EU H2020, ITEA and CELTIC as well as national Innosuisse and TUBITAK (TR) research projects as senior researcher, project coordinator and academic consultant. He is a senior member of IEEE and a member of ACM.


Pawani Porambage

Bio: Dr. Pawani Porambage is a senior researcher and an Adjunct Professor at Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC), University of Oulu, Finland. She has over ten years’ experience in security and privacy in different networks including wireless sensor networks, telecommunication networks, and IoT. Currently she is involved in two EU projects including INSPIRE- 5Gplus and Hexa-X, and 6G Flagship supported by the Academy of Finland. Dr. Porambage has co authored 50+ publications (Google Citations: 1451, h-index: 17), including four book chapters. She was a visiting researcher at Nokia-Bell Labs, Finland, VUB and University of Zurich.

George Xilouris

Bio: Mr. George Xilouris is a Research Scientist at the Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications in NCSR “Demokritos” in Athens, Greece. He received his B.Sc. in Physics from University of Ioannina in 1999 and his M.Sc. in “Automation Systems” from National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 2001. He joined MNLAB group in 2000 and he has worked on several research areas such as Future network architectures, Network Management, Software Networks and Telecommunications technologies. He has authored more than 80 publications in international journals and conferences.

Maria Christopoulou

Bio: Ms Maria Christopoulou is a Research Associate in the Media Networks Laboratory (MNL) at the Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications in NCSR “Demokritos” and involved in few EU projects regarding 5G networks. She is currently a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Peloponnese in the field of intelligent resource management in cellular telecommunication systems and an Adjunct Lecturer at the Hellenic Coast Guard Academy. She holds a B.Sc. in Physics and a M.Sc. in Radioelectrology and Electronics from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.