IEEE International Conference on Communications
28 May – 01 June 2023 // Rome, Italy
Sustainable Communications for Renaissance

WS-11: Workshop on BlockSecSDN: Blockchain for Secure Software-defined Networking in Smart Communities

WS-11: Workshop on BlockSecSDN: Blockchain for Secure Software-defined Networking in Smart Communities

BlockSecSDN 2023: Third workshop on Blockchain for Secure Software-defined Networking in Smart Communities

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Workshop Organizers:

  • Dr. Gagangeet S Aujla, Durham University, UK
  • Dr. Anish Jindal, Durham University, UK
  • Prof. Neeraj Kumar, Thapar University, India 
  • Prof. Harpreet S. Dhillon, Virginia Tech, USA 

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Scope

Software-defined Networking (SDN) helps to easily modify the network topology, and besides, maintain data consistency and interoperability among heterogeneous IoT devices with the help of automation. Although SDN technology performs resilient and reliable connections in the heterogeneous environment based on secure communication protocols designed by the network programmers, still chances of security threats may occur as a single controller is handling the complete network infrastructure. Nowadays, Blockchain, a distributed ledger, is often linked to the financial service industry due to the concept of its underlying inception and the success, i.e, bitcoin. But, it is a wrong conception to confine blockchain to only one vertical. Contrary to popular opinion, blockchain can be closely associated with security and thereon can transverse across all the industries and smart communities. Under this umbrella, one possibility is the blockchain for Secure SDN, and large scale network enterprises are already investing and exploring this opportunity.

Topics of Interest 

We seek original completed and unpublished work not currently under review by any other journal/ magazine/conference. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Security and privacy for innovative service delivery models.
  • Lightweight Cryptography in wireless sensors nodes for SDN security.
  • Quantum Cryptography in heterogeneous IoT devices for SDN security.
  • Blockchain for secure device-to-device communication in SDN.
  • Authentication, authorization, and access control for SDN security.
  • Blockchain for anomaly detection in smart communities.
  • Blockchain for secure integration of IoT and fog devices for SDN.
  • Heterogeneous blockchain models and trustworthy architectures.
  • Blockchain for secure data storage and computing model in SDN.
  • Deduplication architectures for blockchain-enabled cloud storage.
  • Intrusion detection and prevention system for SDN security.
  • Blockchain for secure transaction management using SDN.
  • Testbed and experimental components tailored to specific BlockSecSDN.

Important Dates

  • Paper submission due: 20 January 2023
  • Notification of acceptance: 6 March 2023
  • Camera Ready and Registration for accepted papers: 15 March 2023  

Paper Submission

All papers for Workshops should be submitted via EDAS. 

Submission link: 

Full instructions on how to submit papers are provided on the IEEE ICC 2023 website: https://icc2023.ieee-icc.org/

Past successful workshops held:

SecSDN Series

  • IEEE GLOBECOM 2018 Workshops: SDN:5G Software-defined networks for 5G architecture in smart communities, Abu Dhabi, UAE. [December 2018] LINK
  • IEEE ICC 2019 Workshops: SecSDN: Secure and Dependable Software Defined Networking for Sustainable Smart Communities, China. [May 2019] LINK
  • IEEE ICC 2020 Workshops: SecSDN: Secure and Dependable Software Defined Networking for Sustainable Smart Communities, Ireland. [June 2020] LINK
  • IEEE Globecom 2020 Workshops: SecSDN: Secure and Dependable Software-defined Networking for Sustainable Smart Communities, Taipei, Taiwan. [Dec 2020] LINK

BlockSecSDN Series

  • IEEE Infocom 2020 Workshops: BlockSecSDN: Blockchain for Secure Software-defined Networking in Smart Communities, Beijing, China. [July 2020] LINK
  • IEEE ICC 2021 Workshops: BlockSecSDN: Blockchain for Secure Software-defined Networking in Smart Communities, Seoul, South Korea. [May 2022] LINK

BlockCPS Series

  • BlockCPS 2021 Workshops: Blockchain for Smart Cyber-Physical Systems (Adhering to Security, Trust and Integrity), Leicester, UK. [Dec 2021] LINK
  • BlockCPS 2022 Workshops: Blockchain for Smart Cyber-Physical Systems (Adhering to Security, Trust and Integrity), Oregan, USA. [Dec 2022] LINK

Other workshop Series

  • IEEE PiCOM 2019 Workshops: Secure and Sustainable Computing and Communication Technologies for Smart Communities, Japan. [August 2019] LINK

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