Conference “International Webinar on 5G: Security in Communications” | 25 March | 10h CET/ 9h PT | online

25 Mar 2021 - 09:00

This Webinar provides an insight into the Fifth Generation of Cellular Communications (5G) and its future developments. It presents the current 5G transmission techniques and those expected in future developments. An introduction to the Sixth Generation of Cellular Communications (6G) is also made, as well as the expected associated transmission techniques. The insertion of 5G and 6G within the framework of the Fourth Industrial Revolution is discussed in this conference. Consisting of a paradigm shift, when compared to previous generations, 5G supports a myriad of new services based on the Internet of Things (IoT) and Vehicle to Vehicle Communications (V2V), supporting autonomous vehicles, Smart Cities, Smart Homes, remote surgeries, etc. While 5G plays an important role in the initial implementation of the 4th Industrial Revolution, 6G will address a number of new services, such as Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, holographic services, advanced Internet of Things, wireless brain-computer interaction and higher speed mobility.

5G communications raise a set of security issues that are important to identify and find ways to mitigate.The extremely high number of IoT devices expected to be interconnected over 5G networks may not be secure enough, acting as an undesired gateway to this network.On the other hand, the new potential of the 5G network, namely the possibility of direct mode of operation, can be viewed as an alternative to TETRA system used by European security forces and services, which still consists of a second-generation system, with low capacities.Finally, the subsequent use of the data obtained by the 5G manufacturers also needs to be analyzed.

Registration: free access but registration is mandatory through e-mail to (send name & entity). Link for the session is provided in response to the e-mail.



Prof. Mário Marques da Silva
Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa & Instituto de Telecomunicações



Prof. Luís M. Correia
Instituto Superior Técnico from Universidade de Lisboa, INESC-ID/INOV




“The Evolution of 5G Communications within the scope of the Fourth Industrial Revolution”
Prof. Mário Marques da Silva –Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa & Instituto de Telecomunicações & Autonoma TechLab



“Cybersecurity: Advances and Perspectives – The Challenges of 5G”
Prof. Joaquim Cunha Viana – Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa & Autonoma TechLab


11h20 – 11h40

Virtual Coffee Break



“5G in Public Safety Networks: Applications and Challenges”
Prof. Luís M. Correia – Instituto Superior Técnico from Universidade de Lisboa, INESC-ID/INOV


12h20 – 13h

“Technology and Criminal Investigation”
Subintendente Rui Santos Costa – Polícia de Segurança Pública


13h – 13h30

Final Discussion & Remarks




Departamento Ciências e Tecnologias