IEEE  ICC  2015  Workshop  on Wireless Physical Layer Security (WPLS) 


Organizing Committee

Call for Paper (PDF)

Eduard Jorswieck, TU Dresden
Zhu Han, Univ. of Houston
Stefano Tomasin, Univ. of Padova
Walid Saad, Virginia Tech
Xiangyun Zhou, ANU

The emergence of large-scale, dynamic, and decentralized wireless networks imposes new challenges on classical security measures such as cryptography. To this end, researchers have been seeking for new security technologies to complement cryptography and significantly improve the overall security of wireless communication networks. One of the most promising ideas is to exploit the physical layer characteristics of the wireless channel such as fading or interference, which are traditionally seen as impediments, for improving the security of wireless transmission against passive (e.g., eavesdropping) or active (e.g., jamming) attacks. This emerging security technique, known as physical layer security, has drawn considerable attention in the past few years.


This workshop is part of the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) to be held in London, UK between 8 and 12 June. It builds on the success of the ICC’14 edition and is expected to bring together academic and industrial researchers in an effort to identify and discuss the major technical challenges and recent results related to physical layer security in wireless networks. Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:


•    Secrecy capacity and rate-equivocation region of MIMO, broadcast, or multiple access channels.
•    Practical code design for physical layer security.
•    Smart jamming attacks and countermeasures.
•    Advanced signal processing and other space-time secure transmission techniques.
•    Secure relaying and cooperative transmission techniques.
•    Secure cross-layer design techniques.
•    Game theory for wireless physical layer security.
•    Secrecy graph and other stochastic geometry approaches.
•    Secret key generation and agreement.
•    Experimental results on enhancing secrecy at the physical layer.

The workshop features two keynotes given by world leading researchers in the field:

  • Professor Wade Trappe, Rutgers University

  • Dr. Rafael Schaefer, Princeton University

Another highlight is a panel discussion with invited panelists from industry and regulatory bodies. More details will follow soon.

The workshop accepts only novel, previously unpublished papers. All submissions should be written in English with a maximum paper length of six (6) printed pages (10-point font) including figures without incurring additional page charges (maximum 1 additional page with over-length page charge if accepted)

Workshop Paper Submission:

Technical Program Committee

Manav R. Bhatnagar, IIT Delhi Veronica Belmega, ENSEA
Marco Baldi, Univ. Marche
Holger Boche, TU München
Franco Chiaraluce, Univ. Marche
Arsenia Chorti, Princeton
Zhiguo Ding, Newcastle Univ.
Maged Elkashlan, QM Univ. London Dennis Goeckel, UMASS
Y.-W. Peter Hong, NTHU
Jing Huang, Qualcomm
Gerhard Kramer, TU München
Lifeng Lai, WPI

Ingmar Land, UNISA
Nicola Laurenti, Univ. of Padova
Jemin Lee, SUTD
Ming Li, Utah State Univ.
Shih-Chun Lin, NTUST
Behrouz Maham, Univ. of Tehran
Amitav Mukherjee, Ericsson
Derrick Wing Kwan Ng, UBC
Samir Perlaza, INRIA
Francesco Renna, Univ. of Porto
Aydin Sezgin, RU Bochum
Pin-Hsun Lin, TU Dresden
Rafael Schaefer, Princeton
Mikael Skoglund, KTH
Ravi Tandon, Virginia Tech
Xianbin Wang, UWO
Hui-Ming Wang, Xian Jiaotong Univ.
Nan Yang, ANU
Jinhong Yuan, UNSW
Gan Zheng, Univ. Essex

Important Dates

Paper Submission: 31 January 2015
Acc. Notification: 1 March 2015
Camera Ready: 15 March 2015
Workshop: 08 June 2015

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