The IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM 2021), will take place at IFEMA in Madrid, from 7 to 11 December, 2021, under the theme “Connecting Cultures around the Globe”. It is organized by the BISITE Research Group of the University of Salamanca together with the Carlos III University of Madrid and other national and international institutions. This year’s event will be held in Spain for the very first time and will bring together more than 3,000 researchers, world-renowned scientists and industry professionals from different fields with the aim of driving innovation in most aspects of communications.

This year will feature a new Spotlight talks format. These talks will address technology that has emerged from R&D and its use in commercial environments, and they will be of special interest to engineers who are interested in applying these technologies in their own products or who wish to learn how to apply these technologies in their own field. The talks will be interactive so that the audience may engage with the speakers, ask questions and make comments.

Spotlight Talks

The first talk is “Security Considerations for Evolving Open RAN Architectures,” which will be given by Scott Poretsky, Director of Security, Network Product Solutions, Ericsson North America and Jason S. Boswell, CISSP, Chief Security Officer, MANA Network Product Solutions. They will address the significant societal value of 5G, which is already being used in critical infrastructure, mission-critical applications, smart manufacturing, connected car and other use cases.

 In addition to Open RAN approaches which are virtualized, disaggregated, cloud native, automated and intelligent. Its security risks will also be discussed. The topics to be covered will be 3GPP 5G security, cloud security, security through design and secure use of open-source software. As well as concepts for achieving a zero-trust architecture for Open RAN that can be implemented in Cloud RAN and O-RAN.

Later on we will tell you about other interesting presentations that will take place at IEEE GLOBECOM 2021, as well as provide more information on the speakers and the topics to be discussed.

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 de Mayo de 1971, Salamanca, España) Catedrático en la Universidad de Salamanca. Ha sido Vicerrector de Investigación desde el 2013 hasta el 2017 y Director del Parque Científico de la Universidad de Salamanca. Elegido dos veces como Decano de la Facultad de Ciencias, es Doctor en Ciencias de la Computación por la Universidad de Salamanca y, además, es Doctor en Inteligencia Artificial por la University of the West of Scotland. Dirige el Grupo de Investigación Reconocido BISITE (Bioinformática, Sistemas Inteligentes y Tecnología Educativa), creado en el año 2000. Director del IOT Digital Innovation Hub y presidente del AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado también es Profesor Visitante en el Instituto Tecnológico de Osaka desde enero de 2015, Profesor visitante en la Universiti Malaysia Kelantan y Miembro del Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado ha sido presidente de la asociación IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics, y coordinador académico del Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Arte y Tecnología de la Animación de la Universidad de Salamanca e investigador en las Universidades de Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) y en el Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). En la actualidad compagina toda su actividad con la dirección de los programas de Máster en Seguridad, Animación Digital, Telefonía Movil, Dirección de Sistemas de Información, Internet de las Cosas, Social Media, Diseño e Impresión 3D, Blockchain, Z System, Industria 4.0, Gestión de Proyectos Ágiles y Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings​, en la Universidad de Salamanca y su trabajo como editor jefe de las revistas ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) o Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado desarrolla principalmente trabajos en proyectos relacionados con Inteligencia Artificial, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids y Análisis de sentimiento.