IEEE International Conference on Communications
9–13 June 2024 // Denver, CO, USA
Scaling the Peaks of Global Communications

WS-19: 2nd Workshop on Enabling Security, Trust, and Privacy in 6G Wireless Systems

WS-19: 2nd Workshop on Enabling Security, Trust, and Privacy in 6G Wireless Systems


The 2nd Workshop on Enabling Security, Trust, and Privacy in 6G Wireless Systems will take place on 13th June 2024 in Denver, CO, USA. The objective of the workshop is to both foster and develop the ground-breaking technique to provide trustworthy and resilient wireless communications. In line with such objectives, original contributions and unpublished work not currently under review by any other journal/ magazine/conference are solicited in topics of interest to include, but not limited to, the following: 

  • Physical layer security for 6G
  • Trust and trustworthiness in 6G
  • Secure signal processing 
  • Information theoretic security
  • Security verification and performance metrics
  • Cross-layer security solutions
  • 5G/6G security (false base station attacks, sidelink security, integration of new services)
  • Zero-touch security solutions
  • Context-aware, semantic security
  • Covert wireless communications
  • Physical layer authentication and key agreement
  • Security and privacy for IoTs, HetNets, massive MIMO systems, and mm-wave, THz transmission
  • Security and privacy of joint communications and sensing / integrated sensing and communication
  • Interplay between emerging technologies (intelligent reflecting surface, joint communication and sensing, AI) and their role towards trustworthy communication
  • Hardware security
  • Attack/defense modelling (active and jamming attacks, man-in-the-middle attacks, etc.)
  • Post-Quantum security and cryptography
  • Security challenges for AI/ML technologies
  • Security of space information systems
  • Optical wireless technology for secure connectivity
  • Security mechanisms for zero-energy devices
  • Security-aware access control
  • AI-based security solutions for wireless systems
  • Prototype, practical testbeds, and performance evaluation

Workshop Web Page

Important Dates

  • Workshop Paper Submission Deadline (Extended): 4 February 2024
  • Paper Acceptance Notification (Extended): 14 March 2024
  • Camera Ready (Extended): 29 March 2024
  • Accepted Author Registration Deadline: 15 March 2024

Submission Link


Gunes Karabulut Kurt is a Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in New Frontiers in Space Communications and Associate Professor at Polytechnique Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada. She is also an adjunct research professor at Carleton University. Gunes  received the B.S. degree with high honors in electronics and electrical engineering from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, in 2000 and the M.A.Sc. and the Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Ottawa, ON, Canada, in 2002 and 2006, respectively. She worked in different technology companies in Canada and Turkiye, between 2005 and 2010. From 2010 to 2021, she was a professor at Istanbul Technical University. Gunes is a Marie Curie Fellow and has received the Turkish Academy of Sciences Outstanding Young Scientist (TÜBA-GEBIP) Award in 2019. She is serving as the secretary of IEEE Satellite and Space Communications Technical Committee,  the chair of the IEEE special interest group entitled “Satellite Mega-constellations: Communications and Networking” and also as an editor in 6 different IEEE journals. She is a member of the IEEE WCNC Steering Board and a Distinguished Lecturer of Vehicular Technology Society Class of 2022. Her research interests include multi-functional space networks, space security, and wireless testbeds.


Neeli Prasad is CEO of SmartAvatar B.V. Neeli's illustrious career spans over two decades, where she has played a pivotal role in driving digital transformation and technological innovation. Her expertise encompasses a wide range of domains, including AI, cybersecurity, and wireless technology. Neeli has been an active participant in numerous European projects, demonstrating her commitment to advancing research and development in the region. Notably, she served as the Director and Head of Research at the Center for TeleInFrastructure (CTIF-USA) in Princeton, New Jersey. Under her leadership, CTIF-USA spearheaded over 25 industrial and publicly funded multi-partner projects valued at an impressive $110 million. These projects covered critical areas such as multi-layer security, trust, and privacy in the Internet of Things and innovative eHealth solutions for ambient-assisted living scenarios. In addition to her research and project leadership, Neeli Prasad has held esteemed positions in professional organizations. She notably serves as a Board of Governor for IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS). This role attests to her leadership and expertise in the field of vehicular technology, where she likely influenced strategic directions and advancements in this critical domain. Beyond her professional achievements, Neeli is an advocate for diversity and equity in the tech industry, showcasing her commitment to a more inclusive future. She holds a PhD degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Rome Tor Vergata, Italy.

Taylor Hartley is a Network Security Solutions Architect for Network Product Solutions in Ericsson North America. She is responsible for driving cybersecurity and US Government collaboration efforts, both internally and across the industry. Most recently, her focus has been on emerging technologies and their associated threats, such as quantum, AI/ML, and 6G. Prior to joining Ericsson, Taylor served in the US Navy for 8 years specializing in military intelligence and wireless communications signals. Taylor is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP), and holds an MBA from the University of Colorado.

Gerhard P. Fettweis, F’09, earned a Ph.D. under H. Meyr at RWTH Aachen in 1990. After a postdoc at IBM Research, San Jose, he joined TCSI, Berkeley, USA. Since 1994 he is Vodafone Chair Professor at TU Dresden, Germany. Since 2018 he is also founding director/CEO of the Barkhausen Institut. He researches wireless transmission and chip design, coordinates 5G++Lab Germany and the German Cluster-for-Future SEMECO. His team spun-out 19 tech and 3 non-tech startups, and he initiated 4 platform companies. Gerhard is member and senator of the German Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina), and member of the German Academy of Engineering (acatech), and active in helping organize IEEE conferences.

Stefano Tomasin received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Padova, Italy. During his studies he did internships with IBM Research (Switzerland) and Philips Research (Netherlands). He then joined the University of Padova where he is now Full Professor. He was visiting faculty at Qualcomm, San Diego (CA), the Polytechnic University in Brooklyn (NY) and the Mathematical and Algorithmic Sciences Laboratory of Huawei in Paris (France). His current research interests include physical layer security, security of global navigation satellite systems, signal processing for wireless communications, synchronization, and scheduling of communication resources. He is a senior member of IEEE and a member of EURASIP. He is an Editor of the EURASIP Journal of Wireless Communications and Networking and a Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security.


We would like to thank members of the COST Action CA22168 for their participation in organizing this Workshop. This Workshop is also endorsed by one6G.

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