Track 7 Physical Layer Security for 5G and Beyond

Track Chair: Xiaolong Lan, PhD, Associate Professor
School of Cyber Science and Engineering, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610065, China


The increasing number of mobile data traffic and mobile devices poses a significant challenge to wireless network security, due to broadcast characteristics of wireless channels make them vulnerable to security vulnerabilities. However, security and privacy are essential demands for future wireless communication technologies. As a supplement to high-layer security policies, physical layer security technology is now becoming a promising mean to achieve wireless communication security. The core idea of physical layer security is to use the characteristics of wireless channels and transceiver hardware circuit to realize the wireless secure transmission, key generation, and user authentication. With the rapid development of new technologies for 5G-and-beyond networks, wireless communication security still faces many challenges.

This track will focus on all aspects of modeling, design, analysis, and optimization of integrating physical layer security into future wireless communication applications such as the Internet of Things (IoT), millimeter-wave communications, massive MIMO, visible light communications (VLS), wireless power communication networks (WPCN), intelligent reflective surfaces (IRS), etc. We solicit original, high-quality, and unpublished research papers on topics including, but not limited to:

l  Fundamental theory of Physical layer security

l  Physical layer security for massive MIMO/ millimeter-wave/IRS techniques

l  Physical layer security in IoT/WPCN/VLS

l  Secure connection technology for massive number of devices

l  Physical layer secret key generation

l  Physical layer authentication