Workshop 82021-09-08T16:25:30+00:00

From 5G to 6G Automated and Intelligent SecuriTy: FAST

Tuesday, 8 June 2021, 9:30-11:00/11:30-13:00/14:00-15:30/16:00-17:30, Zoom Room
  • Jordi Ortiz (Universidad de Murcia, Spain)
  • Edgardo Montesdeoca (Montimage, France)
  • Ramon Ruiz (Universidad de Murcia, Spain)
  • Soon Yim Tan (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
  • Taleb Tarik (Aalto University, Finland)
  • Diego López (Telefónica I+D, Spain)
  • Antonio Pastor (Telefónica I+D, Spain)
  • Chafika Benzaid (Aalto University, Finland)
  • Thanasis Giannetsos (Ubitech, Greece)
  • Diogo Gomes (IT-Aveiro, Portugal)
  • Dhuoha Ayed (Thales SIX GTS, France)
  • Jean-Philippe Wary (Orange Labs., France)
  • Gürkan Gür (Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland)
  • Raul Muñoz (CTTC, Spain)
  • George Xylouris (NCSR Demokritos, Greece)
  • Maria Christopoulou (NCSR Demokritos, Greece)
  • Roman Odarchenko (Bundleslab KFT, Budapest, Hungary)
  • Gregorio Martinez Perez (University of Murcia, Spain)
  • Pedro Martins (Ubiwhere, Portugal)
  • Alexios Lekidis (Intracom, Greece)
  • Ricard Vilalta (CTTC, Spain)
  • João Paulo Barraca (Instituto de Telecomunicações and Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal)
  • Daniel Corujo (Instituto de Telecomunicações and Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal)
  • Jose Santa (Technical University of Cartagena, Spain)
  • Tanel Järvet (CAFA Tech OU, Estonia)



Motivation and Background

5G’s capabilities and flexibility hold the promise of further facilitating the society’s digitalization by enabling new services (e.g., remote surgery, advanced industrial applications) and communication modes (e.g. gestures, facial expressions and haptics). Current wireless communication systems do not meet the performance requirements of these new services, such as bandwidth, latency and reliability. Furthermore, the current COVID-19 crisis has fundamentally changed the way the world communicates and operates, accelerating the shift towards a more digital world. Such transformation and the new requirements make the need of secure, reliable and high-quality digital services promised by 5G more crucial than ever. Moreover, these fundamental drivers are expected to amplify and become even more prominent in future 6G networks.

To address the afore mentioned challenges in beyond 5G or 6G telecommunication networks, the inherent support of full automation operations in network and service management is a necessity. One of the most critical areas of application for zero touch automation is the protection of the network and system assets against potential cybersecurity risks introduced by the unprecedented evolution of the 5G threat landscape. Zero touch automation also helps on the dynamic management of trust chains running end-to-end and enabling critical workloads to traversing different tenants and stakeholders with the required level of security and trust.

FAST aims to address these cybersecurity risks by discussing innovative concepts for security management of 5G networks and beyond from a holistic high-level architecture perspective. To reach a fully-automated and secured 5G infrastructure, the adoption of a set of emerging trends and technologies is crucial, namely, Zero-touch network and Service Management (ZSM), Software-Defined Security (D-SEC) models, Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) techniques, Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT), Zero Trust models, and Trusted Execution Environments (TEE). The workshop will be organized around a set of key thematic areas structured in 3technical sessions, with the participation of 135G project sand one prominent keynote speaker, followed by related discussions on a panel of experts. Specifically FAST will provide attendees with a deep understanding of: (i) 5G infrastructure security requirements relevant to different supported verticals; (ii) security orchestration and automation along the 5Garchitecture; (iii) security mechanisms complying with expected Security Service Level Agreements (SSLA) as well as regulatory requirements; (iv) an end-to-end 5G security framework and its application in different use cases; (v) future trends and next steps to increase the security of 5G systems and design secure 6G architectures.



Opening Session and Keynote 

  • Pascal Bisson and Antonio Skarmeta


Session 1: Security and Trust Architecture for Beyond 5G Networks

  • Defining the Security Management Closed-Loop for INSPIRE-5Gplus, Jordi Ortiz (University of Murcia, Spain); Chafika Benzaid (Aalto University, Finland); Maria Christopoulou (NCSR Demokritos, Greece); Pol Alemany (Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC/CERCA), Spain); Geoffroy Chollon (Thales, France); Wissem Soussi (Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) & University of Zürich (UZH), Switzerland)
  • Overview of the Security and Trust Mechanisms in the 5GZORRO Project, José M. Jorquera Valero and Pedro Miguel Sánchez Sánchez (University of Murcia, Spain); Alexios Lekidis (Intracom Telecom, Greece); James Taylor (Bartr Group, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Javier Fernandez Hidalgo and Adriana Fernández-Fernández (Fundació i2CAT, Internet i Innovació Digital a Catalunya, Spain); Paulo Chainho and Bruno Santos (Altice Labs, Portugal); Jean-Marie Mifsud and Antoine Sciberras (Malta Communications Authority, Malta); Muhammad Shuaib Siddiqui (Fundació i2CAT, Internet i Innovació Digital a Catalunya, Spain); Manuel Gil Pérez, Alberto Huertas Celdrán and Gregorio Martinez Perez (University of Murcia, Spain)
  • Metrics-Based Outlier Detection for 5G Security, Athanasios Priovolos, Dimitris Lioprasitis and Georgios Gardikis (Space Hellas S.A., Greece); Socrates Costicoglou (Space Hellas SA, Greece)

 Coffee Break


Session 2: Automated and Intelligent (smart) Security network management 

  • Towards a ZSM Security Orchestration for Multi-Tenant 5G Networks, Rodrigo Asensio-Garriga, Alejandro Molina Zarca, Jordi Ortiz, Jorge Bernal Bernabe and Antonio Fernando Skarmeta Gomez (University of Murcia, Spain)5G-enabled AGVs for NPN Production Lines in Manufacturing (Manuel Fuentes, Fivecomm, 5G-INDUCE)
  • 5G-INDUCE – A NetApp Orchestration Platform Enabling On-Demand Deployment of Security Services, Dimitrios Klonidis (UBITECH, Greece); Franco R. Davoli (University of Genoa & National Inter-University Consortium for Telecommunications (CNIT), Italy); Nicholas Sgouros (Eight Bells Ltd, Greece); George Amponis (K3Y, Bulgaria); Georgios Katsikas (Ubitech, Greece); Thanos Xirofotos (UBITECH, Greece); Roberto Bruschi (CNIT, Italy); Chiara Lombardo (University of Genoa & CNIT- Research Unit of the University of Genoa, Italy); Ioannis Giannoulakis (Eight Bells Ltd, Cyprus); Emmanouil Kafetzakis (Eight Bells Ltd., Cyprus); Panagiotis Gouvas (Ubitech, Greece)
  • 5Growth: Hardening Interdomain Vertical Services with Moving Target Defense (MTD) Vitor A Cunha (Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal); Daniel Corujo (Instituto de Telecomunicações Aveiro & Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal); João Paulo Barraca and Rui L Aguiar (University of Aveiro & Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal)
  • 5GMobix: Security Challenges on 5G CCAM Scenarios Luis Bernal-Escobedo (University of Murcia, Spain); Jose Santa (Technical University of Cartagena, Spain); Ramon Sanchez-Iborra and Antonio Fernando Skarmeta Gomez (University of Murcia, Spain)




  • Ashutosh Dutta. IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer and Co-Chair for IEEE Future Initiative.

Session 3: Security Beyond 5G Networks and Services 


  • Hexa-X: Trustworthy Networking Beyond 5G, Diego Lopez (Telefonica I+D, Spain); Carlos J. Bernardos (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain); Bin Han (Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany); Cédric Morin (IMT Atlantique & TéléDiffusion de France, France); Antonio de la Oliva (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain); Antonio Pastor (Telefonica I+D & Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain); Cao-Thanh Phan (BCOM, France); Pawani Porambage (University of Oulu, Finland); Peter Schneider (Nokia Bell Labs, Germany); Hans D. Schotten (University of Kaiserslautern, Germany); Elif Ustundag Soykan (Ericsson Research, Turkey); Emrah Tomur (Ericsson Research & Middle East Technical University, Turkey)
  • Cloud-Scale SDN Network Security in TeraFlow, Alberto Mozo (UPM, Spain); Antonio Pastor (Telefonica I+D & Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain); Carlos Natalino and Marija Furdek (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden); Rahul Bobba (NEC, Germany); Raul Muñoz, Ramon Casellas and Ricardo Martinez (Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC/CERCA), Spain); Juan Pedro Fernández-Palacios (Telefónica I+D, Spain); Ricard Vilalta (Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC/CERCA), Spain); Stanislav Vakaruk (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)

 Coffee Break


Session 4: Security Enablers for Beyond 5G Networks and Services 

  • SPIDER: ML Applied to 5G Network Cyber Range, Stanislav Vakaruk (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain); Alberto Mozo (UPM, Spain); Antonio Pastor (Telefonica I+D & Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)
  • 5GASP: Security and Trust in NetApp Deployment and Operation , Jorge Gallego-Madrid (Odin Solutions); Ana Hermosilla (Odin Solutions, Murcia, Spain); Antonio F. Skarmeta (Odin Solutions S. L, Spain)
  • Towards 5G Embedded Trust: Integrating Attestation Extensions in Vertical Industries, Thanassis Giannetsos and Dimitrios Papamartzivanos (Ubitech Ltd., Greece); Sofia Anna Menesidou (Ubitech Ltd, Greece); Sophia Karagiorgou (Ubitech, Greece)
  • PALANTIR: Practical Autonomous Cyberhealth for Resilient Micro/Small/Medium-Sized Enterprises, Dimitris Papadopoulos (Infili Technologies, Greece); Antonios Litke (Infili Information Intelligence Ltd, Greece); Manuel Gil Pérez (University of Murcia, Spain); Maxime Compastie (i2CAT Foundation, Spain); Roberto Bifulco (NEC Laboratories Europe, Germany); George Xylouris (Orion Innovations PC, Greece); Michail Alexandros Kourtis (NCSR Demokritos, Greece); Vangelis Logothetis (Incites Consulting, Luxembourg); George Athanasiou (DBC Europe, Belgium)
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