ENS 2023

The 6th International Workshop on Emerging Network Security (ENS 2023)

to be held in the conjunction with the ARES workshops EU Projects Symposium 2023 at 18 th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security
(ARES 2023 – http://www.ares-conference.eu )

August 29 – September 01, 2023

With the great success and development of 5G & beyond systems and other emerging concepts (e.g. 6G) a continued effort toward rich ubiquitous communication infrastructure, promising wide range of high-quality services is desired. It is envisioned that communication in emerging networks will offer significantly greater data bandwidth and almost infinite capability of networking resulting in unfaltering user experiences for, among others: virtual/augmented reality, massive content streaming, telepresence, user-centric computing, crowded area services, smart personal networks, Internet of Things (IoT), smart buildings and smart cities.

The communication in 5G networks and beyond is currently in the center of attention of industry, academia, and government worldwide. Emerging network concepts drive many new requirements for different network capabilities. As future networks aim at utilizing many promising network technologies, such as Software Defined Networking (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), Information Centric Network (ICN), Network Slicing or Cloud Computing and supporting a huge number of connected devices integrating above mentioned advanced technologies and innovating new techniques will surely bring tremendous challenges for security, privacy and trust. Therefore, secure network architectures, mechanisms, and protocols are required as the basis for emerging networks to address these issues and follow security-by-design approach. Finally, since in current and future networks even more user data and network traffic will be transmitted, big data security solutions should be considered in order to address the magnitude of the data volume and ensure data security and privacy.

From this perspective, the ENS 2022 workshop aims at collecting the most relevant ongoing research efforts in emerging network security field. It also serves as a forum for 5G & beyond projects in order to disseminate their security-related results and boost cooperation, also foster development of the 5G and beyond Security Community made of 5G security experts and practitioners who pro-actively discuss and share information to collectively progress and align on the field. Last but not least it also aims to bridge 5G & Beyond community with other communities (e.g. AI) that are key to support full attainment of 5G & Beyond but also 6G promises and so for those technologies to release their full potential.

The ENS workshop builds upon three successful editions of the 5G-NS (5G Networks Security) workshop organized previously in co-location with the ARES conference in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.

Workshop Chairs

Wojciech Mazurczyk
Warsaw University of Technology, Poland (SILVANUS Project)

Pascal Bisson
Thales, France (5GDrones & INSPIRE-5Gplus H2020 Project, 5G IA SEC WG chair)

Krzysztof Cabaj
Warsaw University of Technology, Poland (SILVANUS Project)

Edgardo Montes de Oca
Montimage, France (Networld Europe steering board member, H2020 INSPIRE-5Gplus and SANCUS projects)

Ilsun You
Kookmin University, South Korea


Dhouha Ayed, Thales, France
Luca Caviglione, IMATI CNR, Italy
Michal Choras, ITTI Ltd., Poland
Antonio Skarmeta Gomez, Universidad de Murcia, Spain
Georgios Karopoulos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Zbigniew Kotulski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Rafal Kozik, Bydgoszcz University of Science and Technology, Poland
Amitabh Mishra, University of Delaware, USA
Seongmin Park, Korea Internet & Security Agency, Korea
Marek Pawlicki, Bydgoszcz University of Science and Technology, Poland
Jani Suomalainen, VTT, Finland
Hui Tian, National Huaqiao University, China

Michał Choraś

© Michał Choraś

Prof. Michał Choraś
Bydgoszcz University of Science and Technology, Poland

Trustworthy and Explainable AI (xAI) in Emerging Network Security Applications
AI solutions are widely used in a plethora of applications, including in the network security domain. However, in order to be fully adopted and accepted by societies, those solutions need to fulfill not only the requirements of effectiveness (e.g. of cyberattacks detection), but also those of trustworthy AI. In this talk, practical examples of trustworthy AI solutions in network security will be presented and discussed, in particular cybersecurity and fake news detection. The results of selected EU and national projects will be also shown (e.g. AI4Cyber, STARLIGHT, APPRAISE and SWAROG).

Michał Choraś currently holds a full professorship position with the Bydgoszcz University of Science and Technology, Poland, where he is the Head of the Teleinformatics Systems Division and the PATRAS Research Group. He was granted full professor title in December 2021. He is also affiliated with FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany, where he was a Project Coordinator for successful H2020 SIMARGL project (secure intelligent methods for advanced recognition of malware and stegomalware). He is also project coordinator/manager and security consultant.
He is the author of over 300 reviewed scientific publications. In 2021 and 2022, he was included in the Stanford List of Top 2% Scientists. His research interests include AI, machine learning, data science, and pattern recognition in several domains such as cyber security, fake news detection, anomaly detection, data correlation, biometrics, and critical infrastructures protection. He has been involved in more than twenty EU projects (e.g. APPRAISE, AI4CYBER, SPARTA, STARLIGHT, SocialTruth, CIPRNet, Q-Rapids, and InfraStress). His personal website is: http://michal-choras.com .