Workshop “Beyond 5G and 6G Networks Technologies and Security”

Today, it is much clearer what the enhanced 5G and first releases of 6G should encompass. 3GPP Rel 16 has been frozen in June 2020 and the first wave compliant apparatus (both terminals and base stations) are now available, making the first three releases of 5G now fully specified. Now is time to evaluate the 5G commercial offerings, their extensions, and how this matches with the initial vision toward 6G. This will include an analysis of the current solutions from different perspectives, including the support to different verticals, deployment results, performance and KPI comparison. But the development of the new technological solutions for beyond 5G and 6G networks does not stop, so these solutions have to be successfully developed, tested, evaluated and validated. Also, a great attention has to be payed to the 5G security systems, privacy aspects and their enhancements toward 6G, which are one of the most important nowadays.

This Workshop will cover the innovative technologies that have been studied in various research projects as well as standardized by 3GPP in Rel 16 and Rel 17. The Workshop will encourage the submission of papers studying the status of beyond 5G and 6G networks research and commercial deployment of 5G networks in order to assess how this relates to the current 6G vision. The evaluation of the current solutions and/or deployment for features such 5G eMBB, URLLC (Ultra Reliable and Low Latency Communications) and mMTC (massive Machine Type Communications) will be considered as well. Security and privacy aspects will be covered too.

The intent is papers should be accessible and provide a reality check for a wider audience. Whilst wireless industry technologists are expected to take a keen interest, papers and views from a wider perspective of verticals like Automotive, Touristic Sector, Smart cities, Healthcare and Industry 4.0, which are currently being analyzed in the 5G domain are invited.

The Workshop invites authors to submit original and previously unpublished research papers on the following and related topics. They could cover traditional mobile networks or any other new 5G vertical applications.

The proposed Workshop will be organised and technically co-sponsored by one of the flagship projects in Phase III of the H2020/ 5GPPP initiative - 5GASP.


Main topics:

  • Beyond 5G and 6G security and privacy
  • 5G system prototyping, PoC efforts
  • 5G deployment results
  • Zero-Touch network & Service Management in 6G, IoT & IIoT
  • Applied ML/AI on VNF placement, profiling & resource orchestration
  • Enhanced 5G and future 6G application & services
  • Enhanced 5G experimentation
  • 5G and 6G certification
  • Enhanced 5G and 6G channel modelling and measurements
  • Novel channel estimation techniques
  • Antenna design and prototyping for beyond 5G and 6G
  • Multiple antenna techniques, incl. MIMO, Massive MIMO and Beamforming
  • Control and implementation aspects for Massive MIMO and Beamforming
  • Non-orthogonal Multiple Access (NOMA) schemes, code design.
  • Efficient Transceiver architectures and design
  • Enhanced 5G and 6G air interface/ waveform design and optimizations
  • Advanced radio link management, incl. efficient signaling and control
  • Hardware impairments – modelling and impact analysis
  • Enhanced 5G and 6G co-ordinated cells incl. NR-CoMP
  • Heterogeneous networks
  • Advanced Channel coding, waveform and Non-Uniform modulation
  • Layered-Division Multiplexing
  • Next generation of broadcasting systems
  • Convergence of broadcasting and broadband wireless



  • Prof. Sergiy Gnatyuk, National Aviation University, Ukraine
  • Prof. Roman Odarchenko, Bundleslab KFT, Hungary
  • Prof. Maxim Iavich, Caucasus University, Georgia



  • De Mi, University of Surrey, UK
  • Yannis Gravezas, Samsung R&D, UK
  • Galini Tsoukaneri, Samsung R&D, UK
  • Manuel Fuentes, Fivecomm, Spain
  • Nur Zincir-Heywood, Dalhousie University, Canada
  • Giorgi Iashvili, Caucasus University, Georgia
  • Avtandil Gagnidze, East European University, Georgia
  • Jugoslav Achkoski, Military Academy "General Mihailo Apostolski", North Macedonia
  • Marek Aleksander, High State Vocational School in Nowy Sacz, Poland
  • Razvan Bocu, Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania
  • Jamil Al-Azzeh, Al-Balqa University, Jordan
  • Jordi Joan Gimenez, 5G-MAG, Switzerland
  • Zhengbing Hu, Central China Normal University, China
  • Saulius Japertas, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
  • Audrius Lopata, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
  • Yevgeniya Sulema, Bundleslab KFT, Hungary
  • Olimzhon Baimuratov, Suleyman Demirel University, Kazakhstan
  • Tamara Radivilova, Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics, Ukraine
  • Maryna Yevdokymenko, Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics, Ukraine
  • Tetiana Okhrimenko, National Aviation University, Ukraine
  • Hanna Martyniuk, National Aviation University, Ukraine
  • Maksym Zaliskyi, National Aviation University, Ukraine
  • Taras Maksymyuk, Lviv Polytechnic National University, Ukraine
Important Dates

Extended Abstract Submission:
15 May 2023
01 June 2023

Notification of Extended Abstract Acceptance:
30 June 2023
23 July 2023

Camera Ready Papers:
20 July 2023
30 July 2023

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Sponsors and Partners
Organized and Sponsored by:
Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Dortmund, Germany
Faculty of Computer Information Technologies, West Ukrainian National University
IEEE Germany Section I&M Society Chapter
IEEE Ukraine Section I&M / CI Joint Societies Chapter