This event is endorsed
and organized by

9th EAI International Conference on Mobile Multimedia Communications

June 18–19, 2016 | Xi'an, People's Republic of China

2nd International Workshop on 5G Security
(IW5GS 2016)

Call for Papers

There is a fast on-going change in the technical architectures and topologies of the Internet: in the near future 5G and next generation 4G/LTE network architectures will be based on or migrated to Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). These create new virtual network elements each affecting the logic of the network operation, traffic management and introducing new and novel security challenges. Aspects such as security of orchestration, management functionality as well as surveillance, content handling and privacy are brought to the fore. At the same time they introduce new ways of dealing with attack prevention, management and recovery.

The one-day workshop will consist of papers, presentations and demonstrations on the subject of advanced network security. While primarily related to 5G networks, experiences from 4G/LTE, 3G and earlier, including case studies on practicalities of known attacks and novel attack vectors will be considered for acceptance. An invited keynote speech will be given setting out the overall area of security in network development and operations.

Scope and Topics of Interest

We solicit papers and demonstrations in the following areas:

  • Core Network, Cellular and Fixed-line security
  • Internet of Things (IoT) Security Topics in 5G
  • Trusted and High-Integrity NFV
  • Data Privacy and Sovereignty in 5G
  • Security Management and Orchestration of NFV and SDN elements
  • Malware and attack detection and prevention techniques
  • Key Exchange, Storage and Protection
  • Data Minining in 5G Networks
  • Multimedia and Specific Content Handling in 5G
  • Protocol security: Diameter, SS7, BGP, etc

Important Dates



Paper Due:

Paper Notification:

Camera-ready Paper Due:

Start of MobiMedia Conference:

End of MobiMedia Conference:

TBA (one of the MOBIMEDIA 2016 conference days)

Xi’an, China (venue to be announced)

February 1, 2016  April 17, 2016

April 1, 2016  May 1, 2016

April 20, 2016   May 8, 2016

June 18, 2016

June 19, 2016


Submission Instructions

  • Papers and presentations must be written in English
  • Paper should be up to 10 pages in length.
  • Demonstrations should be planned for at least 30 mins (inc. questions). A 4-5 page paper should accompany the demonstration.
  • Previously published work may not be submitted, nor may the work be concurrently submitted to any other conference or journal. Such papers will be rejected without review.
  • The paper submissions must follow the ACM formatting guidelines (see Author's kit section).
  • Submitting a paper to the workshop means that, if the paper is accepted, at least one author should attend the workshop and present the paper.


Workshop Chairs

  • Dr. Ian Oliver, Nokia, Finland
  • Dr. Silke Holtmanns, Nokia, Finland

Programme Committee Members (to be confirmed)

  • Dr. Rolf Blom (Security Researcher), SICS Security Lab, Sweden
  • Dr. Aidan Delaney, University of Brighton, UK
  • Tobias Engel (Security Expert), Sternraute, Germany (tbc)
  • Hannu Flinck (Senior Specialist in Internet Technologies), Nokia Networks, Finland
  • Dr. Martin Gerdes (Ph.D. Fellow), University of Agdar, Norway
  • Dr. Philip Ginzboorg (Senior Researcher), Huawei, Finland
  • Leo Hippalainen (Security Expert), Nokia Networks, Finland
  • Prof. John Howse, University of Brighton, UK
  • Prof. Theo Kanter, University of Stockholm, Sweden
  • Dr. Kari Kostiainen (Researcher), ETH Zürich, Switzerland
  • Dr. Ulrike Meyer (Security Expert), RWTH Aachen, Germany
  • Prof. Chris Mitchell, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
  • Markus Miettinen (Research Assistant), University of Darmstadt, Germany
  • Dr. Martin Otto (Head of Cyber Security Research), Siemens AG, Germany
  • Dr. Anand Prasant (3GPP Security Chair), NEC, Japan
  • Peter Schneider (Senior Specialist Security Solutions), Nokia Networks, Germany
  • Prof. Taleb Tirak, Aalto University, Finland
  • Prof. Ralf Tönjes, University of Applied Science, Osnabrueck, Germany
  • Janne Uusilehto (Head of Security and Privacy), Microsoft Mobile, Finland
  • Prof. Thanh van Do, Telenor, Norway
  • Prof. Alf Zugenmaier, Munich University of Applied Science, Germany


Please email enquiries to Ian Oliver ([email protected]) and Silke Holtmanns ([email protected])