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


 Tuesday, December 7: IEEE IoST-5G&B: 2nd Workshop on Recent Trends of Internet of Softwarized Things - 5G & B



A Machine Learning-based SDN Controller Framework for Drone Management

Authors: Abbas Yazdinejad; Elnaz Rabieinejad; Ali Dehghantanha; Reza M. Parizi; Gautam Srivastava




Digital Twin-empowered Network Slicing in B5G Networks: Experience-driven approach 

Authors: Faisal Naeem; Georges Kaddoum; Muhammad Tariq




Efficient Privacy-preserving Charging Coordination with Linkability-resistance in the Smart Grid 

Authors:  Mohamed Baza; Ramy Amer; Fathi Amsaad; Mohamed M E A Mahmoud; Waleed Alasmary


Optimal Service Placement with QoS Monitoring in NFV and Slicing Enabled 5G IoT Networks


Authors: Andra-Isabela-Elena Ciobanu; Cosmin Contu; Eugen Borcoci; Marius Constantin Vochin; Frank Y. Li


Keynote Talk: Will be Available On-Demand

Speaker: Dr. James Joshi

Title: Overview of Key NSF-CISE programs

Abstract: In this talk, I will overview key programs in CISE such as Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) and Resilient and Intelligent NextG Systems (RINGS) programs that may be of interest to the Workshop participants.


Bio: Dr. James Joshi is a Program Director of the Computer and Network Systems (CNS) division of the US National Science Foundation (NSF), and its Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program. He has been at NSF since Fall, 2019 as a rotator from the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt), where he is a professor of School of Computing and Information (SCI). He currently serves as a co-Chair of the NITRD Privacy Interagency Working Group. At Pitt, he has been serving as the Founding Director of the Laboratory of Education and Research on Security Assured Information Systems (LERSAIS). His research interests include access control and trust management, security and privacy of distributed systems (e.g., Cloud/Edge Computing, Social Networks, Location Based Services, etc.), insider threats, and privacy-preserving Machine Learning. He is an elected Fellow of the Society of Information Reuse and Integration (SIRI), a Senior member of the IEEE, and a Distinguished Member of the ACM. He was a recipient of the NSF CAREER award in 2006. He is also the recipient of the 2018 SIRI Research Leadership Award. He has served as a general co-chair and program co-chair of several international conferences/workshops, including, ACM SACMAT, IEEE BigData, IEEE IRI, IEEE CIC, IEEE ISM, and IEEE EDGE. He is the founding steering committee chair of the following three co-located IEEE Conferences on: Trust, Privacy and Security in Intelligent Systems, and Applications (IEEE TPS); Collaboration and Internet Computing  (IEEE CIC); and Cognitive Machine Intelligence (IEEE CogMI). He serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, and also has served or is currently serving in the editorial boards of several other international journals, including ACM Digital Threats: Research and Practice (DTRAP), International Journal of Network Security, and Springer Journal of BigData. He has published over 140 articles as book chapters and papers in journals, conferences and workshops.


General Co-Chairs:

Danda B Rawat, Howard University, USA
Charles Kamhoua, Army Research Lab, Adelphi, USA

Program Co-Chairs:

Uttam Ghosh, Vanderbilt University, USA
Gautam Srivastava, Brandon University, Canada
Nadra Guizani, Uni. of Texas at Arlington, USA

Publicity Co-Chairs:

Nitin Gupta, National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur, India
Al-Sakib Khan Pathan, Independent University, Bangladesh