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



Tuesday, December 7 

09:00 – 10:15

 Session1: 6G Oriented Blockchain

10:15 – 11:45

 Session2: Physical Layer Security

11:45 – 12:15

 Session3: PQC and Others 

12:15 – 14:00


14:00 – 14:20

 Keynote1: Build Quantum-Safe 6G Network (Dr. Lily Chen)

14:20 – 14:40

 Keynote2: Trustworthy 6G (Dr. Anand R. Prasad)

9:00-10:30 On-Site Session (N109): Network Security



Session1 9:00-10:15

 6G Oriented Blockchain 



A Survey of Technologies for Building Trusted Networks

Loganathan Parthipan, Liqun Chen, David Gérault, Yunpeng Li and Christopher J.P. Newton (University of Surrey, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Fei Liu (Huawei, Singapore); Donghui Wang (Beijing Huawei Digital Technologies Co., Ltd., China)




A Blockchain-based Subscriber Data Management Scheme for 6G Mobile Communication System

Xueqiang Yan (Huawei Technologies, China); Xueli An and Wenxuan Ye (Huawei Technologies, Germany); Mingyu Zhao and Jianjun Wu (Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., China)




Lightweight RFID Ownership Transfer Protocol Based on Blockchain

Qingkuan Dong (The State Key Lab. of Integrated Service Network, Xidian University, China); Wenxin Gao, Li Li, Xiaoqian Zhao and Xiaolong Ren (Xidian University, China)






Session2 10:15 - 11:45

 Physical Layer Security 



The Role of Feedback in Two-Way Full-Duplex Secure Communication: Revisit

Dengfeng Xia (Southwest Jiaotong University, China); Chuanchuan Yang (State Key Laboratory of Advanced Optical Communication Systems and Networks, Peking University, China); Bin Dai (Southwest Jiaotong University, China)




Massive MIMO Physical Layer Cryptosystem: Bob cannot decrypt uniquely!

Amin Sakzad and Ron Steinfeld (Monash University, Australia)




Survey of Wiretap Channel Security Model

Mengjie Huang, Ziyi Li and Dingding Jia (Institute of Information Engineering, CAS, China); Xianhui Lu (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)




Privacy Preserving Federated RSRP Estimation for Future Mobile Networks

Omer Haliloglu and Elif Ustundag Soykan (Ericsson Research, Turkey); Abdulrahman Alabbasi (Ericsson Research, Sweden)






Session3 11:45 - 12:15

 PQC and Others 



Convoy_DTN:A Security Engine Design For Digital Twin Network

Meiling Chen (CMRI, China); Jing Shao (China Moblie Research Institute, China); Sixu Guo (CMRI, China); Li Su (CMCC, China); Haitao Du (CMRI, China)




Evolution of the Polar Code-Based Encryption Schemes

Chen An and Ying Liu (SKLOIS, Institute of Information Engineering, CAS & School of Cyber Security, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China); Xianhui Lu (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)


Lunch 12:15-14:00


Session4 14:00-14:20

Keynote 1 

Build Quantum-Safe 6G Network, Dr. Lily (Lidong) Chen

Abstract- Post-quantum cryptography (PQC) is the cornerstone to build quantum-safe 6G network. This presentation will introduce NIST PQC standardization effort and discuss PQC applications in 6G network security.

Lidong Chen is a mathematician and heads Cryptographic Technology Group in Computer Security Division, NIST. Her team has been developing cryptographic standards published in Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) and NIST Special Publications (SP). The team is currently devoted to developing next generation cryptography standards, including post-quantum cryptography, lightweight cryptography for constrained environment, and approaches multiple advanced cryptographic areas. Her areas of research include cryptographic protocols, zero-knowledge proof, special featured digital signature schemes, network security, and security for wireless and mobility. Dr. Chen has ten-year experience with industry in cryptography application and telecommunications before joining NIST. She has actively contributed to various industry and international standards such as IEEE 802 and ISO/IEC JTC1 SC27. Her academic and industry experience motivated the co-authored book “Communication System Security” which was published in 2012 by CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group and used as a textbook for relevant undergraduate and graduate courses.

Session5 14:20-14:40

Keynote 2 

Trustworthy 6GDr. Anand R. Prasad

Abstract- In this talk we will look at security and privacy aspects associated to 6G thus bringing trustworthy 6G to everyone. The talk will present thoughts from the perspective of potential use-cases, possible standatdization directions and global trends. In this talk we will look at security and privacy aspects associated to 6G thus bringing trustworthy 6G to everyone. The talk will present thoughts from the perspective of potential use-cases, possible standatdization directions and global trends. 

Dr. Anand R. Prasad, Partner at Deloitte Tohmatsu Cyber LLC (DTCY) where he is leading the connectivity and holistic security activity. Prior to DTCY Anand was Founder and CEO of wenovator LLC – acquired by DTCY – and Senior Security Advisor of NTT DOCOMO. He was CISO of Rakuten Mobile, where he led all aspects of enterprise and mobile network security (4G, 5G, IoT, Cloud, device, IT, SOC, GRC, assurance etc.) from design, deployment to operations. Anand was Chairman of 3GPP SA3 where, among others, he led the standardisation of 5G security. He is also advisor to several organizations such as CTIF Global Capsule, GuardRails and German Entrepreneurship Asia. Anand is an innovator with 50+ patents, a recognized keynote speaker (RSA, MWC etc.) and a prolific writer with 6 books and 50+ publications. He is a Fellow of IET & IET, and Editor of Cyber Security Magazine & Journal of ICT Standardization by River Publishers.


On-site Session 9:00-10:30 N109

DTLS with Post-quantum Secure Source Authentication and Message Integrity

Simpy Parveen (University of Calgary, Canada); Reihaneh Safavi-Naini (University of Calgary, Canada); Marc Kneppers (Telus Communications Inc., Canada)