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Special Session
Special Session on
Security and Privacy for 5G Networks and its Applications
 - SP5G 2020

25 - 27 February, 2020 - Valletta, Malta

Within the 6th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy - ICISSP 2020


Iraklis Symeonidis
Snt-APSIA, University of Luxembourg
Brief Bio
Iraklis Symeonidis is post-doctoral researcher at APSIA of University of Luxembourg. He conducted his PhD at COSIC of KU Leuven under the supervision of Prof. Bart Preneel. His research interests fall in the intersection between information privacy and security with a specific focus on 5G, private messaging, online social networks and connected cars.
Mustafa A. Mustafa
Department of Computer Science, University of Manchester
United Kingdom
Brief Bio
Mustafa A. Mustafa is currently a Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw Research Fellow in the Department of Computer Science at The University of Manchester. He received the B.Sc. degree in communications from the Technical University of Varna, Varna, Bulgaria, in 2007, the M.Sc. degree in communications and signal processing from Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K., in 2010, and the Ph.D. degree in computer science from The University of Manchester, Manchester, U.K., in 2015. He then was a post-doctoral research fellow with the imec-COSIC research group, Department of Electrical Engineering (ESAT), KU Leuven, Belgium. Since July 2018 he is a Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw Research Fellow in the Department of Computer Science at The University of Manchester. He was the recipient of the Best Student Video Award from IEEE SmartGridComm 2017 and the Best Paper Award from SECURWARE 2017. During his PhD studies he was also a recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Award as Postgraduate Research Student of the Year 2015 nominee by the School of Computer Science of The University of Manchester. He currently acts as an expert in the IEC/SYC/WG 3 “IEC Smart Energy Roadmap”. He has also given tutorials, guest lectures and invited talks at several national and international summer schools/seminars/workshops/conferences. He has acted as a reviewer for a large number journals and international conferences. His research interests include information security, data privacy and applied cryptography in areas such as smart grid, smart city, e-health, and IoT. His main expertise lies in applied crypto in the Smart Grid domain where he has filed one patent and published numerous papers at leading Smart Grid conferences.


5G is an emerging technology able to support a massive number of devices with their sensors for high bandwidth and low latency connectivity. On the interplay between heterogeneous networks and devices (e.g., IoT, vehicles and smart-meters), 5G will be the enabler for interactions among various and different devices. Thus, heterogeneous systems and the vast amounts of data transferred to and from the infrastructure and between devices will create new challenges, inflict new security and privacy issues. This special session aims at collecting research contributions on identifying, reporting and discussing security and privacy threats on 5G systems and its applications. It also intends to foster discussions on secure and privacy-enhancing solutions in 5G networks and its applications.

Topics of Interest
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • 5G
  • Security and privacy by design
  • Threat analysis
  • Vulnerability detection and reporting
  • Application and protocol design


Paper Submission: December 19, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification: January 9, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: January 17, 2020 (expired)


Gergely Biczók, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Ravishankar Borgaonkar, SINTEF AS and University of Stavanger, Norway
Jannik Dreier, LORIA, France
Mohamed Amine FERRAG, Guelma University, Algeria
Dimitris Geneiatakis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Vasileios Gkioulos, NTNU, Norway
Georgios Karopoulos, ., Greece
Rakesh Kumar Jha, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, India
Andreas Kunz, Lenovo, Germany
Haralambos Mouratidis, University of Brighton, United Kingdom
Jan Tobias Muehlberg, imec-DistriNet, Belgium
Karl Norman, KTH, Sweden
Anand R. Prasad, Rakuten Mobile Network, Japan
Stefan Schiffner, SnT/SECAN, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Radu State, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


After thorough reviewing by the special session program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on digital support - and submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index), Scopus, Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


ICISSP Special Sessions - SP5G 2020
e-mail: icissp.secretariat@insticc.org