Paper: Energy Efficiency in Short and Wide-Area IoT Technologies – A Survey

This paper is a survey paper where literature related to energy efficiency for several IoT technologies is reviewed and analysed.

Zanaj, E.; Caso, G.; De Nardis, L.; Mohammadpour, A.; Alay, Ö.; Di Benedetto, M.-G.; “Energy Efficiency in Short and Wide-Area IoT Technologies – A Survey”. Special Issue: Reviews and Advances in Internet of Things Technologies on the MDPI Technologies 2021 journal,  9, 22. Available at  https://www.mdpi.com/2227-7080/9/1/22   (DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/technologies9010022)

Paper: 5G-Enabled UAVs with Command and Control Software Component at the Edge for Supporting Energy Efficient Opportunistic Networks Journal Paper

Harilaos Koumaras, George Makropoulos, Michael Batistatos, Stavros Kolometsos, Anastasios Gogos, George Xilouris, Athanasios Sarlas and Michail‐Alexandros Kourtis, from NCSRD 5GENESIS partner, published a journal paper entitled:

“5G-Enabled UAVs with Command and Control Software Component at the Edge for Supporting Energy Efficient Opportunistic Networks”

MDPI, Special Issue 5G Enabled Energy Innovation, Energies 2021, 14, 1480. You may access and read the article online here: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/14/5/1480/pdf

Paper: Empirical Models for NB-IoT Path Loss in an Urban Scenario

This paper presents the first empirical characterization of NB-IoT Path Loss in an Urban Scenario, leveraging a large-scale measurement campaign we executed in Oslo.

Caso, G.; Alay, Ö.; De Nardis, L.; Brunstrom, A.; Neri, M.; Di Benedetto, M.-G.; “Empirical Models for NB-IoT Path Loss in an Urban Scenario”, IEEE Internet of Things Journal

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/

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

Paper: NB-IoT Random Access: Data-driven Analysis and ML-based Enhancements

G. Caso, K. Kousias, Ö. Alay, A. Brunstrom, M. Neri, “NB-IoT Random Access: Data-driven Analysis and ML-based Enhancements”, IEEE Internet Things Journal, to appear, 2021. Supplementary materials and Dataset available at https://mosaic-simulamet.com/nbiot-randomaccess/

Paper: “A Modular Experimentation Methodology for 5G Deployments: The 5GENESIS Approach”

The 5GENESIS journal paper “A Modular Experimentation Methodology for 5G Deployments: The 5GENESIS Approach” has been published at Sensors special issue “Experimentation in 5G and beyond Networks: State of the Art and the Way Forward”, Vol 20, Issue 22, 20 Nov 2020. Well done to all 5GENESIS authors Almudena Díaz Zayas, Giuseppe Caso, Özgü Alay, Pedro Merino, Anna Brunstrom, Dimitris Tsolkas and Harilaos Koumaras. You may access the paper online at https://www.mdpi.com/1424-8220/20/22/6652/htm

Paper: “A Promising Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access Based Networking Architecture: Motivation, Conception, and Evolution”

5GENESIS journal paper entitled “A Promising Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access Based Networking Architecture: Motivation, Conception, and Evolution” has been published in IEEE Wireless Communications, pp.152-159, October 2019. DOI:10.1109/MWC.2019.1900021. You may access the paper online at the 5GENESIS website: https://5genesis.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/A-Promising-Non-Orthogonal-Multiple-Access-Based-Networking.pdf

Paper: “A New Dimension to Spectrum Management in IoT Empowered 5G Networks”

5GENESIS journal paper entitled “A New Dimension to Spectrum Management in IoT Empowered 5G Networks” has been published in IEEE Network, pp.186-193, July/August 2019. DOI: 10.1109/MNET.2019.1800157. You may access the paper online at the 5GENESIS website: https://5genesis.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/A_New_Dimension_to_Spectrum_Management.pdf