IEEE Global Communications Conference
7–11 December 2021 // Madrid, Spain // Hybrid: In-Person and Virtual Conference
Connecting Cultures around the Globe

Call for Papers

IEEE GLOBECOM 2021 Workshop on:

AI and Blockchain-Enabled Secure and Privacy-Preserving Air and Ground Smart Vehicular Networks (SVNs)

This workshop invites high quality research papers in the field of security and privacy preservation of air and ground Smart Vehicular Networks (SVNs) using state-of-the-art technologies such as AI and blockchain. Works on UAVs/Drones, Intelligent Transportations Systems (ITS), Internet of Vehicles(IoV) and VANETs which focus on developing novel authentication mechanisms, lightweight security frameworks, and low computation schemes based on AI and blockchain techniques are highly encouraged for submission to this workshop. The workshop scope includes the following (but not limited to) topics:

  • Unsupervised and supervised learning strategies for securing air and ground SVNs

  • Responsible data-driven AI for air and ground vehicle security

  • Cyberattack classification and detection strategies for air and ground SVNs using advanced AI techniques

  • AI-enabled intrusion detection strategies for the security of air and ground SVNs

  • Novel AI, machine learning, and deep learning-based anomaly detection schemes for air and ground vehicular network security

  • Reinforcement learning-based security schemes for air and ground SVNs

  • Transfer learning and Reinforcement learning for VANET and UAV-Network (UAV-NET) security

  • AI-based VANET and UAV-NET security schemes against adversarial machine learning attacks

  • Generative Adversarial Network (GAN) inspired intrusion detection schemes for VANETs and UAV-NETs

  • Privacy-preserving machine learning techniques for air and ground SVNs

  • FGPA prototyping of AI-based VANET and UAV-NET security strategies

  • AI-based security, encryption, and privacy for intelligent air and ground vehicles

  • Blockchain-based trust management schemes for air and ground SVNs

  • Lightweight and privacy-preserving consensus mechanism for securing blockchain-based air and ground SVNs

  • Blockchain-based authentication schemes for air and ground SVNs

  • Novel blockchain-based air and ground SVN frameworks

  • AI and blockchain-enabled security and privacy-preserving schemes for air and ground SVN


Co-Chairs/ Organizing Committee 

1. Vinay Chamola, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India (email:
2. Sherali Zeadally, University of Kentucky, USA 
3. Shahid Mumtaz, Huawei, Sweden & Institute of Telecommunication, Portugal 
4. F. Richard Yu, Carleton University, ON, Canada 

Important Dates:
Submission   :    14th August 2021  (will be via EDAS)
Notification    :   14 September 2021
Camera ready:   14 October 2021

Click Here to Download Call for papers (PDF)   [Deadline extended to 14th August]