Expected by: 01 June 2024
Physical Layer Security for 6G Networks

Physical Layer Security for 6G Networks

Edited by Trung Q. Duong, Junqing Zhang, Nan Yang, Xiangyun Zhou, Vishal Sharma

6G networks are expected to provide one-microsecond latency communication with a billion of devices expected to compete for resources 1000 times faster than current standards. Increases in network speed, heterogeneity, virtualization, better radio requirements and adaptive communications will place new demands on physical layer security. Moreover, IoT, blockchain, and artificial intelligence are enabling technologies that require rapid data rates, raising a significant burden on the network's physical layer, requiring that security must be attained at a fast pace, and that the network must be resilient to accommodate sudden changes to the configurations or the load.

Physical layer (PHY) security solutions are needed that have the capacity to handle the new demands of 6G networks, whilst protecting those networks against risk factors such as interference, data spoofing, replay attacks, side-channel attacks, jamming, traffic analysis, and cyber-vandalism attacks. This comprehensive book addresses the PHY security challenges and proposes efficient and resilient physical layer security solutions for beyond 5G networks leading to 6G. Several topics have emerged that rely on PHY security in solving real-world network challenges such as ultra-dense networks, adaptive communication, distributed technology, and artificial intelligence.

Physical Layer Security for 6G Networks helps readers understand the expectations of 6G's physical layer security in supporting pervasive and integrated communication networks, AI convergence and utility, and develop better sensing solutions, which go beyond cognitive radio, device to device or mm-wave communications.

About the Editors

Trung Q. Duong is a Canada Excellence Research Chair at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada and an adjunct professor at Queen's University Belfast, UK. His research interests include physical layer security, quantum computing, 5G-6G networks (small-cell networks, ultra-dense networks, UAV, URLLC), real-time optimisation, and machine learning. He is the recipient of the prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) Research Fellowship in 2016, the RAEng Research Chair in 2020, and won the Newton Prize in 2017.

Junqing Zhang is a senior lecturer in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics at the University of Liverpool, UK. His research interests include internet-of-things, wireless security, physical-layer security, key generation, and radio frequency fingerprint identification. He has published 35 journal articles in the wireless security area. He serves as a TPC member for major IEEE conferences. He received his PhD degree in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from Queen's University Belfast, UK.

Nan Yang is an associate professor within the School of Engineering at the Australian National University, Australia. His research interests include cyber-physical security, terahertz communications, ultra-reliable low latency communications and molecular communications. He serves on the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications and IEEE Communications Letters. He received the IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Outstanding Young Researcher Award in 2014.

Xiangyun Zhou is an associate professor at the School of Engineering, the Australian National University, Australia. His research interests cover communication theory and wireless networks, with over 180 publications to date. He has served as an editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Communications and IEEE Wireless Communications Letters and as an area editor of IEEE Communications Letters. He is a fellow of the IEEE.

Vishal Sharma is a senior lecturer in the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EEECS) at Queen's University Belfast (QUB) in Northern Ireland, UK. His areas of interest include defence and security, UAVs, distributed ledger technology and digital twins. He has authored over 100 journal and conference articles and book chapters, co-edited two books, and won six best paper awards. He is a senior member of IEEE and a professional member of ACM.

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Publication Year: 2024

Pages: 554

ISBN-13: 978-1-83953-691-5

Format: HBK

Editors: Trung Q. Duong, Junqing Zhang, Nan Yang, Xiangyun Zhou, Vishal Sharma

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