5GENESIS at “ITU-ETSI-IEEE Joint SDOs Brainstorming Workshop on Testbeds Federations for 5G and Beyond”

5GENESIS participated and presented at “ITU-ETSI-IEEE Joint SDOs Brainstorming Workshop on Testbeds Federations for 5G and Beyond” (virtual event 15-16 March 2021). This workshop provided a platform for ETSI, ITU-T and IEEE to Brainstorm and share ideas on Testbeds Federation Challenges, including: the Testbeds Federation Reference Model being jointly standardized by ETSI and ITU; More information available at https://uk5g.org/attend/itu-etsi-ieee-joint-sdos-brainstorming-workshop-te/

Interview at Startupper Magazine

Dr. Harilaos Koumaras (NCSR “Demokritos), 5GENESIS project coordinator, provided an interview at Startupper Magazine (in Greek) providing insights about NCSR “Demokritos” pioneering activities in 5G research and EU 5G-PPP projects. Special mention is made to 5GENESIS project and its 5G activities. You may read it online here: https://5genesis.eu/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/startupper-NCSRD.pdf

5GPPP Newsflash Issue 58 (March 2021) is now available!

The latest 5G-PPP Newsflash (March 2021) prepared by the Full5G project and 5G-PPP, is available online. It refers to the latest 5G news and activities around Europe.You may access it here: https://5g-ppp.eu/newsflash-march-2021/

5G-PPP Newsflash (February 2021) just released!

The latest 5G-PPP Newsflash (February 2021) prepared by the Full5G project and 5G-PPP, is available online. It refers to the latest 5G news and activities performed during the last months of 2020 by 5G-PPP and 5G-IA research projects.You may access it at https://5g-ppp.eu/newsflash-february-2021/

Presentation: “5G system and Vertical Industries KPIs”

Dr. Harilaos Koumaras (NCSRD), 5GENESIS coordinator, presented the “5G system and Vertical Industries KPIs” with focus on Open5Genesis Suite at SEMANTIC project – School 1 virtual session: 5G architectures, enabling technologies, vertical industries and KPIs (16 Feb 2021).

New white paper entitled “Edge Computing for 5G Networks”

The 5G PPP Initiative and the 5GIA present a new white paper entitled “Edge Computing for 5G Networks”. This white paper provides an in-depth analysis of Edge solutions that have been selected, deployed and validated by 17 different EU funded 5G PPP projects including 5GENESIS. You may access and read the paper online at https://5g-ppp.eu/white-paper-on-edge-computing-for-5g-networks/

5G PPP Platforms Cartography

5G Infrastructure PPP Phase 3 platforms projects (2018-2021) started in July 2018 and provide a pan-EU large-scale end-to-end 5G validation network infrastructure, covering about 20 EU sites and nodes on a pan-EU basis. This infrastructure will provide the adequate level of openness to make it possible for vertical industries to test their innovative 5G business cases using ad-hoc network resource control. More information available at https://5g-ppp.eu/5g-ppp-platforms-cartography/

Submit your demo paper at the IEEE MeditCom 2021!

Please consider submitting your demo paper at the IEEE MeditCom 2021 Demo session co-chaired by Dr. Harilaos Koumaras (NCSRD partner). Submissions should be a two-page proposal summary that follows the IEEE formatting guidelines: refer to the IEEE submission instructions for details. Be as specific as possible in describing what you will demonstrate or display as demo. Summaries of accepted demos will be included in the IEEE MeditCom 2021 Proceedings. Accepted and presented summaries will be submitted to IEEE Xplore®. You may find more information here: https://meditcom2021.ieee-meditcom.org/authors/call-for-demos/

Call for Papers – IEEE MeditCom 2021

IEEE MeditCom Special Session

Securing Future Networks

Background and Motivation
5G systems, and even more so future communication network technologies, bring a new rich set of features and capabilities, which, in addition to their technical and business value, are also accompanied with various side-effects, one of the most important of which is the drastic increase in the attack surface, compared to legacy network infrastructures. Some of these capabilities, which, under certain circumstances, may introduce new vulnerabilities and increase the probability of a security incident, are: software-defined infrastructures (emphasising vulnerabilities associated with softwarisation); slicing and multi-tenancy (resulting in threats related to violation of slices isolation); multi-actor service paradigms and infrastructure sharing (raising privacy and availability concerns); and complex and multi-tier architectures (introducing new threats at the control and management planes).
In addition, in 5G and future networks, not only the probability of a security incident increases, but also its expected impact and severity. The connection of more and more devices to the network, many of which track personal data, while others support critical operations (as in Intelligent Transport Systems/connected cars or e-health), implies that security incidents can lead to severe privacy breaches and in some special cases even life-threatening situations.


This situation calls for a more effective and efficient cybersecurity approach in future networks, not only addressing their new threats, but at the same time leveraging their unprecedented capabilities – such as service agility, dynamic network service deployment and edge processing- to introduce a new generation of security architectures and services.

Topics of interest

This special session aims at bringing together network and security engineers to discuss challenges associated to, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Trust and attestation for Virtual Network Functions (VNFs)
  • SDN security
  • Network slice isolation and security
  • Security assessment of multi-tenant network infrastructures and neutral host deployments
  • Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) evolution for future networks
  • Virtualisation of security functions
  • Big Data Analytics for incident detection and classification, Endpoint Detection and Reponse
  • AI for cybersecurity at the edge
  • Zero-trust architectures
  • 5G Managed Security Services
  • Integrity assurance for cyber-physical systems and embedded devices
  • Endpoint Detection and Response
  • Threat Intelligence sharing
  • Security Orchestration, Automation and Reponse (SOAR)
  • Standardization and Validation of cyber-security technologies and trust techniques

Organising Committee

Supporting Projects

Paper submission
We invite you to submit novel, unpublished work relevant to the scope of the special session. Please refer to the author’s area in the conference website for submission guidelines and paper templates:

Call for Special Sessions

Please submit your paper using the EDAS platform:

selecting the “Securing Future Networks” session.


Paper submission deadline: EXTENDED April 10th April 23rd May 21st, 2021
Acceptance notification: 21 June 2021

5G-PPP and 5G verticals

5G is here to enhance the communication systems and provide the sufficient technical background for a global transformation. Industries like automotive, media, manufacturing and others will be benefited by the deployment of 5G network. You may read more about the vertical use of 5G here: https://5g-ppp.eu/verticals/