5G, Security and Privacy Workshop

The 1st International Workshop on 5G Communication, Security and Privacy in Smart Cities
Kansas City, MO, USA, Sept. 19, 2018
In Conjunction with the 4th IEEE Annual International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2 2018)


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1:30pm – 2:20pm  Session 1: Keynote

Keynote Speaker: James Sterbenz, Professor of EECS, The University of Kansas

Title: 5G Security and Privacy: Achievable Enabler of Smart City Utopia, or Fantasy on the IoT Trainwreck Toward Dystopia?


2:30pm – 3:30pm  Session 2: Industrial Talks

Invited Speaker: Gustavo Giannattasio, IEEE Smart Cities Committee, Urguary

Invited Speaker: Doug Hohulin, Nokia USA


3:30pm – 4:00pm  Coffee Break


4:00pm – 5:30pm   Session 3: 5G, Security and Privacy

  • EVO-SCHIRP: Evolved Secure Swarm Communications

Shaya Wolf, University of Wyoming, USA; Rafer Cooley, University of Wyoming, USA; Mike Borowczak, University of Wyoming, USA; Nick Cheney, University of Wyoming, USA.

  • Audit Process Framework for Data Protection and Privacy Compliance Using Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Services in Smart Cities

Jose Huerta Jimenez, UNIVA – Universidad del Valle de Atemajac, Mexico; Pablo Salazar, IBM, Mexico.

  • Energy Consumption vs. Bit Rate Analysis Toward Massive MIMO System

Farhad E. Mahmood, University of Kansas, USA & University of Mosul, Iraq; Erik S. Perrins, University of Kansas, USA; Lingjia Liu, Virginia Tech, USA.

  • Evolution of autograph signature to advanced electronic signature in smart cities environment

Juan Jesus Nuñez Hermosillo, JJ, UNIVA, Mexico; Parra Octavio, UNIVA, Mexico; Flores Enrique, UNIVA, Mexico; Pablo Salazar, IBM, Mexico.


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5G wireless communication technology is an essential component for the smart city infrastructure. Meanwhile, security and privacy have become significant issues in the design, development, deployment and adoption of smart city infrastructure and applications. The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners in the area of 5G communication and security & privacy in smart city applications, to share their recent research results, innovative projects, new challenges, and practical experiences. We solicit submissions of high quality, original contributions on all topics related to 5G communications, security and privacy in smart cities. We also welcome short papers including visionary/pilot papers, preliminary studies, work-in-progress reports, industry featured projects, open problems and new challenges. Topics of interest in the three tracks include, but are not limited to:

5G Communication for Smart Cities

  • Ultra-low latency and reliable communications (URLLC)
  • Massive machine type communications (MTC)
  • Multiple-access strategies for massive connected devices
  • Energy-efficient Internet of Things (IoT) communications
  • Artificial intelligence (AI) enabled IoT communications
  • Cell vehicle-to-X (CV2X) communications

Security and Privacy in Smart Cities

  • Cybersecurity for smart city infrastructure
  • Security and privacy in smart grids
  • Regulations, policies and compliance
  • Data security and privacy in smart cities
  • Network and communication security and privacy in smart cities
  • Secure design and analysis for smart cities
  • Cyber-attacks and security challenges in smart cities
  • Blockchain for smart city security and privacy



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Please submit regular full papers (8 pages) and short papers (4 pages) including all figures, tables, and references. Authors are requested to follow the standard IEEE double column format with Font 10 (http://www.ieee.org/portal/cms_docs/pubs/confpubcenter/pdfs/samplems.pdf). Papers should be submitted electronically in pdf format through the EDAS website https://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=25216. Submitted papers must not have appeared in or be under review/consideration for another workshop, conference or a journal during the review process. Each submission will be reviewed by at least three reviewers.

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  • Conference date: September 19, 2018
  • Submission deadline: July 15, 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: Aug 01, 2018
  • Camera-ready paper due: Aug 15, 2018
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