2nd Summit on Security and Privacy in Future Mobile Networks (SECURENET) 2024

The SECURENET Summit on Security and Privacy in Future Mobile Networks 2024 primarily focuses on the security and privacy of future mobile networks, including 5G and 6G. With the increasing reliance on mobile networks across various sectors, the security and privacy of these networks have become significant concerns.

The SECURENET Summit discusses these issues and highlights cutting-edge solutions to ensure that the networks are secure and resilient against potential security threats.

The SECURENET 2024 Summit is an academic event jointly organized by the Network Softwarization and Security Labs (NETSLAB) research group at the UCD School of Computer Science and the SFI CONNECT Centre. The summit aims to bring together professors, researchers, and graduate students, as well as industrial researchers, to share ideas, experiences, and implementations related to the security and privacy aspects of 5G, 6G, and IoT systems.

School of Computer Science, University College Dublin


Monday, 21 May 2024

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08:30 - 09:00
Welcome Coffee and Registration
09:00 - 09:20
University College Dublin
Opening Remarks and Introduction to NetsLab

Madhusanka Liyanage

Assistant Professor / Ad Astra Fellow and Director of Graduate Research, School of Computer Science, University College Dublin, Ireland

Madhusanka Liyanage is an Assistant Professor/Ad Astra Fellow and Director of Graduate Research at University College Dublin, Ireland. He is also a Docent/Adjunct Professor at the University of Oulu, Finland, the University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka, and the University of Sri Jarawardhenepura, Sri Lanka. He holds a Doctor of Technology degree from the University of Oulu, Finland (2016) and prestigious fellowships during 2018-2020. Madhusanka has been a Visiting Research Fellow at various renowned institutions globally. He received the "2020 IEEE ComSoc Outstanding Young Researcher" award and was ranked among the World's Top 2% of Scientists in 2021 and 2022. He has over 150+ publications, authored books, edited books, and two patents. Additionally, he serves as an expert consultant at European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) and has secured over 5 Million Euro research funding. Currently, he leads three large EU H2020/Horizon Europe projects and is the director of the Netslab team at University College Dublin, Ireland. More info: www.madhusanka.com 

09:20 - 09:40
University College Dublin
Welcome Speech

Neil Hurley
Associate Professor, Head Of School, School of Computer Science
Dr. Neil Hurley graduated with a M.Sc. degree in Mathematical science from U.C.D. in 1988.In 1989, he joined Hitachi Dublin Laboratory, a computer science research laboratory based at Trinity College Dublin. He initially worked on knowledge-based environments for engineering design and was awarded a Ph.D. for this work in 1995. A patent for the system was granted in the US and Europe. His research focus switched to parallel and distributed computing and he became group leader of the parallel computing group in HDL in 1995. During this period he worked on the development of parallel simulation and optimisation software, such as parallel finite element analysis and dynamic load balancing. In 1998, he was appoointed as manager of HDL.He became a lecturer in the UCD Computer Science department in 1999. He established the Information Hiding Laboratory in 2001, a research laboratory focused on technology for embedding information in digital content. He has won over €1 million euro in research funding from Enterprise Ireland, Science Foundation Ireland, the EU and industrial partners.
09:40 - 10:00
University College Dublin
Project highlights - CONNECT

Prof. Dan Kilper

Director of the CONNECT Centre, Ireland

Professor Dan Kilper is the Director of the CONNECT Centre, and Principal Investigator. He is Professor of Future Communication Networks in the School of Engineering in Trinity College Dublin.

Professor Kilper received his PhD in physics from the University of Michigan in 1996. From 2000 to 2013, he was a member of the technical staff at Bell Labs.  He is a senior member of IEEE, a topical area editor for the IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking (TGCN) and chairs the optics working group in the IEEE International Network Generations Roadmap. He was recognized as a 2019 NIST Communications Technology Lab Innovator and holds eleven issued patents and authored six book chapters and more than one hundred sixty-seven peer-reviewed publications. His research is aimed at solving fundamental and real-world problems in communication networks in order to create a faster, more affordable, and energy efficient Internet, addressing interdisciplinary challenges for smart cities, sustainability, and digital equity.

Professor Kilper comes to CONNECT from the University of Arizonawhere he held a research professorship in the College of Optical Sciences, and a joint appointment in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He also holds an adjunct faculty position in the Data Science Institute at Columbia University, where he is a co-PI on the COSMOS advanced wireless testbed. He was lead PI on the founding project of SFI’s US-Ireland Research and Development Partnership and has served in leadership positions in multiple international university-industry research centres including participating in CONNECT’s precursor, CTVR, while he was at Bell Labs.

10:00 - 10:20
Project highlights - CONFIDENTIAL-6G




10:20 - 10:45
Coffee Break and Poster Session
10:45 - 11:15
Talk 1 - Academia

Julian Thomas


11:15 - 11:45
University College Dublin
Talk 2 - Industry




11:45 - 12:15
Marquette University
Talk 3 - Academia


Sandra Scott

12:15 - 13:30
Networking Lunch and Poster Session
13:30 - 14:00
Talk 4 - Industry - Confidential Computing and Privacy-preserving Technologies for 6G Confidential Networking

Shush Liu - Nokia

14:00 - 14:30
Talk 5 - Industry

Engin - CTTC


14:30 - 15:00
Talk 6 - Industry - Designing a (Fully) Homomorphic Encryption Scheme to encrypt the data exchanged in a Federated Learning Model

Konstantinos Lessis


15:00 - 15:30
Coffee break
15:30 - 16:00
Talk 7 - Academia


16:00 - 16:30
Panel Discussion
16:30 - 16:45
Closing remarks and Future plan