IEEE International Conference on Communications
7-11 June 2020 // Virtual Conference
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WS-06: SecSDN: Secure and Dependable Software defined Networking for Sustainable Smart Communities

WS-06: SecSDN: Secure and Dependable Software defined Networking for Sustainable Smart Communities


Call for papers


IEEE ICC 2020 Workshop on 

SecSDN: Secure & Dependable Software Defined Networking for Sustainable Smart Communities

(in Conjunction with IEEE ICC 2020)

07-11 June 2020, Dublin, Ireland



The emergence of SDN technology helps to isolate the control plane from the data plane and solves the issues through network programmability. The SDN is a centralized approach and easily modify the network topology, and in addition maintain data consistency and interoperability among heterogeneous IoT devices with the help of automation. Although SDN technology performs resilient and reliable connections in heterogeneous environment based on secure communication protocols designed by the network programmers but still chances of security threats may occur as single controller is handling the complete network infrastructure. With the widespread adoption of wireless sensors in smart communities, the device-to-device communication is susceptible to security vulnerabilities and resulting in devastating attacks on the network controller. IoT-enabled devices are insecure as for example sensors may be infected by malware attack have subsequently comprised the control plane. Consequently, ensuring the security and privacy techniques may contribute to defend from security attacks and provide reliable services in smart communities. Moreover, the higher costs, overhead and complexity of traditional cryptographic primitives make it necessary to design lightweight and novel security solutions for SDN in smart communities. The amalgamation of multiple technologies in smart communities makes it further necessary to provide secure communication and computing paradigm.

Addressing the need for a flexible network architecture that adapts to the diverse requirement of end users in smart communities, this workshop aims to serve as a platform for researchers from academia and industries, to promote the design and development of new ideas, tools and technologies related to Secure and Dependable SDN in Smart communities.


Topics include (but not limited to):

+ Security and privacy for innovative service delivery models

+ Lightweight Cryptography in wireless sensors nodes for SDN

+ Quantum Cryptography in heterogeneous IoT devices for SDN

+ Secure device-to-device communication

+ Authentication, authorization, and access control (AAA)

+ Anomaly detection and prevention mechanisms

+ Secure integration of IoT and fog devices for SDN

+ Intrusion detection system and intrusion prevention system

+ Heterogeneous model & trustworthy communication architectures

+ Secure data storage and computing model in SDN

+ Testbed and experimental components tailored for SDN

+ Security threats and vulnerability detection

+ Block chain for secure transaction management using SDN

+ Deduplication architectures for secure cloud storage

+ Security and privacy standardization for SDN

+ Dependable control plane optimization for SDN