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WS-2: Workshop on 5G Military Communications: Open Modular Architectures, Testbeds, and Cybersecurity

WS-2: Workshop on 5G Military Communications: Open Modular Architectures, Testbeds, and Cybersecurity

28 November 2022 | IEEE MILCOM Conference Rockville, MD, USA

Date: 28 November 2022 - Monday All Day

Time:  8:00 am -  5:00 pm (subject to change)

Location:  Grand Ballroom - Main G


(Agenda subject to change)
Time Topic Presenter Notes
8:00 a.m. Coffee and Refreshments    

8:30 a.m.

40 min

Keynote: DoD 5G OUSD Tranche Prototyping and Experimentation (Accelerate)

Debra Stanislawski 



9:15 a.m.

45 min

Panel: 5G Open Architecture and the role of open-source, Modular RAN and 5G technology enablers.

Moderated by: Michael Moore (Moore Integrity)

Bob Stephens (Keysight)

Kamakshi Sridhar (Mavenir)

Ben Peddicord (DEVCOM C5ISR)

Neel Pandeya (NI)

Pam Patton (JHUAPL)

10:00 a.m. Networking Break    

10:15 a.m.

20 min

Demo Presentation

Keysight: ORAN and Cyber

Bob Stephens  

10:40 a.m.

20 min

Demo Presentation

Druid: 5G Core for Military Applications

Michael O'Dwyer


11:05 a.m.

20 min

Demo Presentation

NI: Software Defined Radios and OAI 5G Core

Neel Pandeya  

11:30 a.m.

20 min

Paper Presentation

Sensing-Throughput Tradeoffs With Generative Adversarial Networks for NextG Spectrum Sharing

Yi Shi

Yalin E. Sagduyu


11:50 a.m.

20 min

Paper Presentation

3D-O-RAN: Dynamic Data Driven Open Radio Access Network Systems

Francesco Restuccia, et al.


12:15 p.m.

1:30 pm

Lunch Presentation

TMYTEK: 5G mmWave

Ethan Lin Lunch boxes available

1:30 p.m.

40 min

Keynote: 5G Cybersecurity

Dr. Carl Kutsche

Idaho National Laboratory


2:15 p.m.

2:55 p.m.

40 min

Panel: 5G Military Applications and Cybersecurity

Moderated by: David Simpson Rear Admiral (ret.), USN

Sal D’Itri (Federated Wireless)

Tony Markel (NREL)

Chris Thomas (Dell)

Paul Remick (AWS)


3:00 p.m.

20 min

Demo Presentation

AWS: Cloud Telemedicine Application Demo

Paul Remick  

3:25 p.m.

20 min

Demo Presentation

Dell: Blockchain 5G Security and ZTA

Chris Thomas  

3:50 p.m. 

20 min

Demo Presentation

University of Utah: POWDER Testbed for 5G experimentation and system prototyping

Dr. Kobus Van Der Merwe  

4:15 p.m.

20 min

Paper Presentation

Machine Learning-Based Frequency Bands Classification for Efficient Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum Applications

Inna Valieva, et al. 


4:40 p.m.

10 min

Workshop Closing Statements Dr. Brian Kelley  
5:00 p.m. Workshop Adjourns    



Please refer to MILCOM submission guidelines below:

Accepted and presented papers will be published in the IEEE MILCOM 2022 Conference Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore.


All papers should be submitted via EDAS:


All demos proposal should be submitted via IEEE Google Form below:


Refer to MILCOM 2022 Main Website for submission dates. 


The 5G Military Communications workshop will include a combination of Keynote sessions, 5G Demonstrations, and paper and poster presentations. For this year’s workshop, the focus will be on testbeds, open modular architectures, and cybersecurity. Papers on 5G Core, 5G RAN, and 5G Cybersecurity will be accepted and reviewed by industry experts. The flexibility, growth, and performance benefits of software-defined architectures such as 5G are best accessed on an open modular hardware base to allow for rapid reconfiguration. Military solutions may need varying degrees of local communication stack instantiation and flexible topology architectures. The Department of Defense is actively investing in testbeds and other 5G-related technologies, this workshop will serve as a technology transfer mechanism from these efforts as it relates to lessons learned and future research activities.


The workshop aims at providing a forum for industry and academics to disseminate new findings on 5G trials in vertical industries, and new business development. The workshop will call for papers presenting test results from trials as well as theoretical results based on realistic deployment schemes and new 5G business models. The target topics of the workshop include, but are not limited to:

5G Testbeds and Systems

  • 3GPP Use Cases
  • Applications to Military Use Cases
  • Testbeds
  • Open Testbed Frameworks
  • Satellite Connectivity
  • Non-Terrestrial Networks
  • Ultrawideband
  • Millimeter Wave
  • Digital Twin
  • Spectrum Sharing
  • Smart City
  • Smart Base
  • Smart Warehouse
  • Network Management
  • Resilient Power
  • Integrated Access Backhaul (IAB)

5G Open Modular Architectures

  • Commercial Core Networks
  • Open Core Networks
  • O-RAN, Cloud RAN
  • Software Defined Networks
  • Software Defined Radios
  • Third Party Application Integration Functions (AF, NEF, NWDAF)
  • Blockchain Architectures
  • Federated Architectures
  • Digital Twin Applications
  • K8s
  • Runtime Analytics
  • Commercial MANO
  • Open MANO
  • MEC and Edge Computing


  • Zero Trust in the Context of 5G
  • Secure Infrastructure as Code
  • DevSecOps
  • Tactical Network Security
  • Network Slicing Security
  • Blockchain
  • AI/ML Cybersecurity
  • 3GPP Security
  • RAN Intelligent Controllers
  • O-RAN Architectures
  • End-to-End Resiliency
  • MANO Security
  • Network and Mobile Device Management
  • 6G Cybersecurity

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