IEEE Military Communications Conference
30 October – 3 November 2023 // Boston, MA, USA
Communications Supporting Military Operations in a Contested Environment

Unclassified Technical Program

Posted September 25, subject to change

Tuesday, October 31 11:15 - 12:35

S1: Modulation & Coding 1
Chair: Long Jiao (George Mason University, USA)
Room:  Fairfield

Design SNR Optimization of Polar Codes Over Block Rician Fading Channels 
Hidetake Matsui, Toshiki Matsumine and Hideki Ochiai (Yokohama National University, Japan)

Warping Functions Design for Long Warped ZT-DFT-s-OFDM
Mostafa Ibrahim (Oklahoma State University, USA); Sabit Ekin (Texas A&M University, USA); Ali Rıza Ekti (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA)

Deep Unfolded Superposition Coding Optimization for Two-Hop NOMA MANETs 
Tomer Alter and Nir Shlezinger (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)

Distributed Space-Time Block Coding for Barrage Relay Networks
Ki-Hun Lee (Chungnam National University, Korea (South)); Howon Lee (Hankyong National University, Korea (South)); Jungwook Choi and SooBum Park (LIG Nex1 co., ltd., Korea (South)); Bang Chul Jung (Chungnam National University, Korea (South))

S2: Covert Signaling and Underlay Communications
Chair: Fikadu Dagefu (Army Research Laboratory, USA)
Room: Exeter

Enhanced Non-Preemptive Support of URLLC Using Spread Spectrum Underlay Signalling
Kumar Sai Bondada, Hanchao Yang, Xiang Cheng, Daniel Jakubisin and Nishith Tripathi (Virginia Tech, USA); Gustave Anderson (Lockheed Martin, USA); Yaling Yang and Jeffrey Reed (Virginia Tech, USA)

Underlay-Based 5G Sidelink With Co-Channel Interference Cancellation
Hanchao Yang, Kumar Sai Bondada, Xiang Cheng, Daniel Jakubisin, Nishith Tripathi and Yaling Yang (Virginia Tech, USA); Gustave Anderson (Lockheed Martin, USA); Jeffrey Reed (Virginia Tech, USA)

Covert Communications in Cognitive Mobile Edge Computing Networks Using Restless Multi-Armed Bandits
Xiaofan Liu, Beatriz Lorenzo and Dennis Goeckel (University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA)

Constant Scaling Asymptotics of Communication Bounds in Covert Channels Against Selective Adversary 
Xinchun Yu (Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute, China); Chenhao Ying (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China); Shuangqing Wei (Louisiana State University, USA); Xiao-Ping (Steven) Zhang (Ryerson University, Canada)

S3: Federated Learning
Chair: Jake Perazzone (DEVCOM US Army Research Laboratory, USA)
Room:  Dartmouth

CAFNet: Compressed Autoencoder-Based Federated Network for Anomaly Detection
Abu Saleh Md Tayeen, Satyajayant Misra and Huiping Cao (New Mexico State University, USA); Jayashree Harikumar (DEVCOM Analysis Center, USA)

MINDFL: Mitigating the Impact of Imbalanced and Noisy-Labeled Data in Federated Learning With Quality and Fairness-Aware Client Selection
Chaoyu Zhang, Ning Wang, Shanghao Shi, Changlai Du, Wenjing Lou and Thomas Hou (Virginia Tech, USA)

Wireless Federated-Means Clustering With Non-Coherent Over-The-Air Computation
Alphan Şahin (University of South Carolina, USA)

FLNET2023: Realistic Network Intrusion Detection Dataset for Federated Learning
Pratyay Kumar, Jiefei Liu, Abu Saleh Md Tayeen, Satyajayant Misra and Huiping Cao (New Mexico State University, USA); Jayashree Harikumar (DEVCOM Analysis Center, USA); Oscar A Perez (US ARMY-DEVCOM, USA)

S4: Satellite Communication 1
Chair: Steven Bouchett (Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems, USA)
Room:  Cladendon

Analysis and Optimization of Anti-Jamming Performance of User Terminals With Low Sidelobe Levels for LEO Satellite Systems 
Huadong Guo (Institute of Information Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China); Jinglong Guo (University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China); Wen Wang (Institute of Information Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China); Zhaohua Qiu (Institute of Information Engeering, China); Weiqing Huang (Institute of Information Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China); Meng Zhang (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)

Hybrid Geometric/Shortest-Path Routing in Proliferated Low-Earth-Orbit Satellite Networks 
Thomas Shake (MIT Lincoln Laboratory, USA)

Blind Geolocation of RF-Signals With LEO Satellite Formations 
Daniel Weinzierl, Andreas Knopp and Christian A Hofmann (Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany)

Satellite Communications Resilience - Service Restoration and Retainment 
Richard L Gobbi, Elsa Schaefer and Jabril Jacobs (LinQuest Corporation, USA); Dow Street (Linquest, USA)

Tuesday, October 31 14:10 - 15:30

S5: Emitter Detection
Chair: Debashri Roy (The University of Texas Arlington, USA)
Room:  Fairfield

CNN-Based Emitter ID-Verification and Rogue Emitter Rejection for IoT Networks Using Entropy-Informed RF-DNA Fingerprints
Awab A. H. Mohammed, Mohamed A. Taha, Joshua Tyler, Mohamed K Fadul and Donald R Reising (University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, USA); Thomas Loveless (University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, USA)

Adversarial Attacks on LoRa Device Identification and Rogue Signal Detection With Deep Learning
Yalin E Sagduyu and Tugba Erpek (Virginia Tech, USA)

MCRFF: A Meta-Contrastive Learning-Based RF Fingerprinting Method
Mengqi Zhan (Institute of Information Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences & University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China); Yang Li, Huajun Cui and Bo Li (Institute of Information Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China); Jinchao Zhang and Chuanrong Li (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China); Weiping Wang (Institute of Information Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)

Searchlight: An Accurate, Sensitive, and Fast Radio Frequency Energy Detection System 
Richard Bell (University of California, San Diego & JASR Systems, USA); Frederic J Harris (University of California San Diego, USA); Dinesh Bharadia (University of California, San Diego, USA); Isamu Poy (UCSD, USA)

S6: Resilient Tactical Networks
Chair: Brian Rivera (US Army Research Laboratory, USA)
Room:  Exeter

An Interoperable Zero Trust Federated Architecture for Tactical Systems 
Alexandre Poirrier (Ecole Polytechnique & Direction Générale de l'Armement, France); Laurent Cailleux (DGA, France); Thomas Heide Clausen (Ecole Polytechnique, France)

Cooperative Agent System for Quantifying Link Robustness in Tactical Networks
Johannes Franz Loevenich (Thales Germany & University of Osnabrück, Germany); Philipp Zissner and Paulo Henrique Rettore (Fraunhofer FKIE, Germany); Thorsten Andreas Lampe and Roberto Rigolin F. Lopes (Thales, Germany)

Zero-Shot Dynamic Neural Network Adaptation in Tactical Wireless Systems
Shahriar Rifat (Northeastern University, USA); Jonathan Ashdown (United States Air Force, USA); Kurt Turck (United States Air Force Research Labs, USA); Francesco Restuccia (Northeastern University, USA)

Learning to Sail Dynamic Networks: The MARLIN Reinforcement Learning Framework for Congestion Control in Tactical Environments
Raffaele Galliera (University of West Florida & Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, USA); Mattia Zaccarini (University of Ferrara, Italy); Alessandro Morelli and Roberto Fronteddu (Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition, USA); Filippo Poltronieri (University of Ferrara, Italy); Niranjan Suri (US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) & Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition (IHMC), USA); Mauro Tortonesi (University of Ferrara, Italy)

S7: Optical and Underwater Links
Chair: Abhishek Chakraborty (UC San Diego, USA)
Room:  Dartmouth

Online Reduction of Exploration Space for Automated Underwater Modem Optimization
Marcel W Rieß, Steffen Moser and Frank Slomka (Ulm University, Germany)

In-Band Full-Duplex Free-Space Optical Transceiver Design for Flying Platforms 
Md Sarwar Uddin Chowdhury and Murat Yuksel (University of Central Florida, USA)

Reliable Communication in a Multi-Transceiver Mobile Optical Wireless Network 
Riley Gartrell, Ryan T Black, Kyle Bush, Mahmudur R Khan, James Moscola and Joshua Gilbert (York College of Pennsylvania, USA)

Joint Jamming Alleviation for Mixed RF/FSO Relay Networks: Optimization and Learning Approaches
Le Van Hau and Nguyen Ti Ti (University of Quebec, Canada); Kim Khoa Nguyen (École de Technologie Supérieure, Canada); Assoume Mba Verdier (Resilient Machine Learning Institute, Canada); Satinder Singh (Ultra Electronics, Canada)

S8: Network Optimization
Chair: Vijay K. Shah (George Mason University, USA)
Room:  Cladendon

Increasing the Supportable Number of WGS Users 
Roy Axford (Roy Axford Digital Communications, USA); Jason DuChez (Synchronous Labs, USA)

Learning Technique to Solve Periodic Markov Decision Process for Network Resource Allocation
Zheyu Chen (Imperial College London, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Kin K. Leung (Imperial College, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Shiqiang Wang (IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA); Leandros Tassiulas (Yale University, USA); Kevin S Chan (US Army Research Laboratory, USA); Patrick Baker (Royal Air Force, United Kingdom (Great Britain))

Platform Management System Host-Based Anomaly Detection Using TF-IDF and LSTM Autoencoder 
Emilie K Coote and Brian Lachine (Royal Military College of Canada, Canada)

Online Learning Meets Semantic Communication Over Wireless Channels
Jiarui Xu and Usama Saeed (Virginia Tech, USA); Jonathan Ashdown (United States Air Force, USA); Lingjia Liu (Virginia Tech, USA)

Tuesday, October 31 16:10 - 17:30

S9: SDNs & Network Slicing – 1
Chair: Rahul Amin (MIT Lincoln Laboratories, USA)
Room:  Fairfield

Learning the Jointly Optimal Routing and Controller Placement Policy in Mobile Software-Defined Networks
Iordanis Koutsopoulos (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece)

Improving Robustness and Reducing Control Overhead via Dynamic Clustering in Tactical SDN 
Philipp Zissner and Paulo Henrique Rettore (Fraunhofer FKIE, Germany); Bruno P. Santos (Federal University of Bahia, Brazil); Roberto Rigolin F. Lopes (Thales, Germany); Johannes Franz Loevenich (Thales Germany & University of Osnabrück, Germany); Peter Sevenich (Fraunhofer FKIE, Germany)

Dominant Network Slices
Brad Smith (University of California, Santa Cruz, USA)

Detection of Cyberattacks in an Software-Defined UAV Relay Network 
Dennis E Agnew, Jr., Alvaro del Aguila and Janise McNair (University of Florida, USA)

S10: Spread Spectrum and Radar Signals
Chair: Ignacio Aguilar Sanchez (European Space Agency & IEEE Member, The Netherlands)
Room:  Exeter

Chip-Interleaved DSSS for Energy-Efficient Physical Layer Encryption 
Clément Leroy and Tarak Arbi (ENSTA Paris, France); Oudomsack-Pierre Pasquero (Direction Générale de l'Armement, France); Benoît Geller (ENSTA ParisTech, France)

DSSS Chip-Wise Faster-Than-Nyquist Signaling With DPSK for Robust Carrier Synchronization
Damien Roque (Direction Générale de l'Armement & ISAE-SUPAERO, Université de Toulouse, France); Stéphanie Bidon (University of Toulouse / ISAE, France); Charly Poulliat (INP - ENSEEIHT Toulouse, France)

Power and Second Order Cyclic Covertness of Chip-Wise Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum Faster-Than-Nyquist Signaling 
Jean-Baptiste Fraisse (University of Brest, France); Pascal Chevalier (CNAM, France); Roland Gautier (University of Brest, France); François Delaveau (Thales Communications & Security, France); Sylvain Traverso (Thales Communications, France)

Evaluating the Practical Range of Harmonic Radar to Detect Smart Electronics
Beatrice Perez (Riverside Research Institute, USA); Cesar Arguello and Timothy Pierson (Dartmouth College, USA); Gregory J Mazzaro (The Citadel, USA); David Kotz (Dartmouth College, USA)

S11: Attack and Intrusion Detection
Chair: Jun Dai (Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA)
Room:  Dartmouth

Characterizing the Modification Space of Signature IDS Rules 
Ryan V Guide (The Pennsylvania State University, USA); Eric Pauley, Yohan Beugin and Ryan M Sheatsley (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA); Patrick McDaniel (University of Wisconsin, USA)

Adaptive Feature Engineering via Attention-Based LSTM Towards High Performance Reconnaissance Attack Detection
Hamidah Alanazi and Shengping Bi (New Mexico State University, USA); Tao Wang (University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA); Tao Hou (Texas State University, USA)

Transient Modeling of Topology-Based Worms in Networks With Link Interference
Adrian Conway (USA); Era Vuksani and Kevin Wright (BAE Systems, USA); Michael Collins (USC Information Sciences Institute, USA)

SmiLe Net: A Supervised Graph Embedding-Based Machine Learning Approach for NextG Vulnerability Detection 
Yifeng Peng and Jingda Yang (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA); Sudhanshu Arya (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA & Pukyong National University, USA); Ying Wang (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA)

S22: Modulation & Coding 2
Chair: James Anthony Norris (L3Harris Corp., USA)
Room:  Cladendon

Novel Nonlinear Neural-Network Layers for High Performance and Generalization in Modulation-Recognition Applications
John A Snoap and Dimitrie C. Popescu (Old Dominion University, USA); Chad M Spooner (NorthWest Research Associates, USA)

Towards Scalable Automatic Modulation Classification via Meta-Learning
Jungik Jang (University of Gachon, Korea (South)); Jisung Pyo (Gachon University, Korea (South)); Young Il Yoon and Sang Yong Seo (LIG NEX1, Korea (South)); Eun Jae Lee and Gyeong Hun Jung (LIG Nex1, Korea (South)); Jaehyuk Choi (Gachon University, Korea (South))

Deep Learning-Based Demodulation in Impulse Noise Channels
Andreas Samuel Andersson, Kristoffer Hägglund and Erik Axell (Swedish Defence Research Agency, Sweden)

Limitations of Deep Learning for Modulation Classification of Obfuscated Wireless Signals
Dimitrios Varkatzas and Antonios Argyriou (University of Thessaly, Greece)

Wednesday, November 1 11:15 - 12:35

S12: Antennas and Propagation
Chair: Jack L. Burbank (Sabre Systems, Inc., USA)
Room:  Fairfield

Deep Learning Based Fast and Accurate Beamforming for Millimeter-Wave Systems
Tarun S. Cousik (Virginia Tech, USA & Bose Corporation, India); Jeffrey Reed (Virginia Tech, USA); Vijay K. Shah (George Mason University, USA); Xuan Tuyen Tran (ATT Labs, USA); Rittwik Jana (Google, USA)

Secure Line-Of-Sight Communications: Optimal Antenna Selection and Beamforming Design 
Zhenqiao Cheng (China Telecom Research Institute, China); Nanxi Li and Jianchi Zhu (China Telecom, China); Xiaoming She (China Telecom Research Institute, China); Chongjun Ouyang (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China); Peng Chen (China Telecom Research Institute, China)

Surface Wave Modes and Radiative Properties of a Plasma Antenna
David D. Blackwell (US Naval Research Laboratory, USA); Emma C. Piatt (University of Maryland, USA); Aaron E Cohen (US Naval Research Laboratory, USA); Michael Rupar (Naval Research Laboratory, USA)

S14: Channel Estimation
Chair: Chad M Spooner (NorthWest Research Associates, USA)
Room:  Dartmouth

A Method of Estimating Sparse and Doubly-Dispersive Channels
Brandon Hunt (University of Utah, USA); David Haab (University of Utah & Idaho National Laboratory, USA); Hussein Moradi (Idaho National Laboratory, USA); Behrouz Farhang-Boroujeny (University of Utah, USA)

Turbo-VBI Based Off-Grid Channel Estimation for OTFS Systems With 2D-Clustered Sparsity 
YueJin Ding (ZheJiang University, China); Ming-Min Zhao, Ming Lei and Minjian Zhao (Zhejiang University, China)

Expected Probability of Radiometric Detection by Channelized Radiometer
Kyle C Watters and Edward Coyle (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)

Separating Interferers From Multiple Users in Interference Aware Guessing Random Additive Noise Decoding Aided Macrosymbol 
Kathleen Yang (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA); Muriel Médard (MIT, USA); Ken R. Duffy (Northeastern University, USA)

S15: Explainable AI
Chair: Dylan B Snover (BAE Systems, USA)
Room:  Cladendon

Enhanced and Explainable Deep Learning-Based Intrusion Detection in IoT Networks 
Sohan Gyawali (East Carolina University, USA); Kamran Sartipi (Eastern Carolina University, USA); Benjamin Van Ravesteyn (East Carolina University, USA); Jiaqi Huang (University of Central Missouri, USA); Yili Jiang (University of MIssissippi, USA)

Neural SDEs for Robust and Explainable Analysis of Electromagnetic Unintended Radiated Emissions
Sumit Kumar Jha (University of Texas at San Antonio, USA); Susmit Jha (SRI International, USA); Rickard Ewetz (University of Central Florida, USA); Alvaro Velasquez (University of Colorado Boulder, USA)

Learnable Digital Twin for Efficient Wireless Network Evaluation
Boning Li, Timofey Efimov and Abhishek Kumar (Rice University, USA); Jose Cortes (University of Texas at Arlington, USA); Gunjan Verma (ARL, USA); Ananthram Swami (DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory, USA); Santiago Segarra (Rice University, USA)

Towards Explainable Machine Learning: The Effectiveness of Reservoir Computing in Wireless Communications
Shashank Jere and Karim Said (Virginia Tech, USA); Lizhong Zheng (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA); Lingjia Liu (Virginia Tech, USA)

S17: Experimental Testbeds, Systems & Implementation
Chair: Stefan Tschimben (University of Colorado Boulder, USA)
Room:  Exeter

ATIC: Automated Testbed for Interference Testing in Communication Systems 
Michelle Pirrone (University of Colorado Boulder & National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA); M. Keith Forsyth, Jordan Bernhardt, Daniel Kuester, Aric Sanders, Duncan A McGillivray and Adam Wunderlich (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA)

On Reliability of CBRS Communications Near U.S. Navy Installations in San Diego 
Abhishek Chakraborty (UC San Diego, USA); Ramesh R. Rao (UCSD, USA)

Multi-Band Control Channel Architecture (MICCA): Mass Reconfiguration Protocol Design and Implementation Update
Mark Silvius and Mark McHenry (Shared Spectrum Company, USA); Alex Lackpour (Peraton Labs, USA); Joe Molnar (NRL, USA)

Analysis of Full-Duplex Radios With Transceiver Phase Noise on Spectrum-Tight Battlefields 
Changqing Song, Yuxi Zhou, Hongzhi Zhao and Shihai Shao (University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China)

Wednesday, November 1 14:10 - 15:30

S13: Anomaly & Malware Detection
Chair: Kshiteesh Hegde (Western Digital USA, USA)
Room:  Exeter

DUBIOUS: Detecting Unknown Backdoored Input by Observing Unusual Signatures
Matthew Yudin and Rauf Izmailov (Peraton Labs, USA)

An Improved Nested Training Approach to Mitigate Clean-Label Attacks Against Malware Classifiers
Achyut Reddy, Sridhar Venkatesan and Rauf Izmailov (Peraton Labs, USA); Alina Oprea (Northeastern University, USA)

Adversarial Pixel and Patch Detection Using Attribution Analysis
Chase Walker and Dominic Simon (University of Central Florida, USA); Sumit Kumar Jha (University of Texas at San Antonio, USA); Rickard Ewetz (University of Central Florida, USA)

Do Programs Dream of Electromagnetic Signals? Towards GAN-Based Code-To-Signal Synthesis
Kurt A. Vedros (University of IDaho, USA); Constantinos Kolias (University of Idaho, USA); Robert C. Ivans (Idaho National Laboratory, USA)

S16: Securing IOT and Edge Devices
Chair: Evan Austin (Navy, USA)
Room:  Fairfield

Stealth Spectrum Sensing Data Falsification Attacks Affecting IoT Spectrum Monitors on the Battlefield 
Pedro Miguel Sánchez Sánchez and Enrique Tomás Martínez Beltrán (University of Murcia, Spain); Alberto Huertas Celdrán (University of Zürich UZH, Switzerland & University of Murcia, Spain); Robin Wassink (University of Zurich, Spain); Gérôme Bovet (Armasuisse, Switzerland); Gregorio Martinez Perez (University of Murcia, Spain); Burkhard Stiller (University of Zürich, Switzerland)

Dynamic, Real-Time Analysis, Patching and Protection of Vehicle System Binaries
Lauren E Provost (Web Sensing & WebSensing, USA); James Brock, Rylee Stone and Steve Padnos (Web Sensing, USA); Stephen Taylor (Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College, USA); Jason Dahlstrom (Web Sensing LLC, USA)

A Practical Perfect Secrecy Approach for IoBT Systems
Mohammad Moltafet (University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC), USA); Hamid Sadjadpour (University of California, Santa Cruz, USA); Zouheir Rezki (University of California Santa Cruz, USA)

Security-As-A-Service for Embedded Systems 
Michael Vai, Eric Simpson, Donato Kava, Alice Lee, Huy T Nguyen, Jeffrey Hughes, Gabriel Torres, Jeffery Lim and Ben Nahill (MIT Lincoln Laboratory, USA); Fred Schneider (Cornell University, USA)

S18: GPS and Localization
Chair: Bindu Chandna (MITRE Inc, USA)
Room:  Dartmouth

Towards Effective Swarm-Based GPS Spoofing Detection in Disadvantaged Platforms
Enguang Fan, Anfeng Peng and Matthew Caesar (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA); Jae H Kim (Boeing Research & Technology & The Boeing Company, USA); Josh Eckhardt, Greg Kimberly and Denis Osipychev (Boeing, USA)

Passive Geolocation of Multiple Pulsed Emitters
Kevin J Joe (The MITRE Corporation, USA)

Machine Learning Based Node Selection for UWB Network Localization
Carlos A. Gómez-Vega (University of Ferrara, Italy); Moe Z. Win (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA); Andrea Conti (DE and CNIT, University of Ferrara, Italy)

LibDI: A Direction Identification Framework for Detecting Complex Reuse Relationships in Binaries 
Siyuan Li (University of Chinese Academy of Sciences & Institute of Information Engineering Chinese Academy of Sciences, China); Chaopeng Dong (University of Chinese Academy of Sciences & Institute of Information Engineering, China); Yongpan Wang (School of Cyber Security, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences & Institute of Information Engineering Chinese Academy of Sciences, China); Wenming Liu (School of Software, Henan University, China); Weijie Wang (University of Chinese Academy of Sciences & Institute of Information Engineering Chinese Academy of Sciences, China); Hong Li and Hongsong Zhu (Institute of Information Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China); Limin Sun (Institute of Information Engineering, China Academy of Science, Beijing, China)

S26: Age of Information and Activity Modeling
Chair: Richard L Gobbi (LinQuest Corporation, USA)
Room:  Cladendon

Age of Critical Information: Optimizing Data Freshness Based on Content Criticality 
Qingyu Liu (Virginia Tech, USA); Chengzhang Li (The Ohio State University, USA); Thomas Hou and Wenjing Lou (Virginia Tech, USA); Sastry Kompella (NEXCEPTA INC, USA)

Urgency of Information Optimization at Query in an Interactive System 
Zhuoxuan Ju and Milos Doroslovacki (The George Washington University, USA)

Modeling and Generation of Realistic Network Activity 
Stefan Tschimben, Isabella Bates, James Curry, Keith D. Gremban and Alexandra Siegel (University of Colorado Boulder, USA)

Low-Delay Proactive Mechanisms for Resilient Communication
Mine Gokce Dogan (University of California, Los Angeles, USA); Martina Cardone (University of Minnesota, USA); Christina Fragouli (UCLA, USA)

Wednesday, November 1 16:10 - 17:30

S19: SDNs & Network Slicing – 2
Chair: Xiaoyan Sun (Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA)
Room:  Fairfield

An Approach to Tactical Network Performance Analysis With In-Band Network Telemetry and Programmable Data Planes
Robert Starr (The MITRE Corporation & Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA); Matt Steele (The MITRE Corporation, USA); Jonathon Y. Cheah (MITRE, USA)

Revisiting the OLSRv2 Protocol Optimization in SDN-Enabled Tactical MANETs
Ioannis Fourfouris, Merkourios Karaliopoulos and Dimitrios Kafetzis (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece); Georgios Vardoulias (Intracom Defense, Greece); Apostolos Georgiadis (Intracom Defense & International Hellenic University, Greece); Spyridon Vassilaras (Intracom Defense, Greece); Iordanis Koutsopoulos (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece)

Efficient Link-State Multicast Routing by Optimizing Link-Weight With MARL
Do Van Dang (Ecole de Technologie Superieure, University of Quebec, Canada); Kim Khoa Nguyen (École de Technologie Supérieure, Canada); Verdier Assoume (Resilient Machine Learning Institute-ReMI, Canada); Satinder Singh (Ultra Electronics, Canada)

Thwarting Adversarial Network Reconnaissance Through Vulnerability Scan Denial and Deception With Data Plane Programming and P4
Sean Ha and Gavin H Smith (MITRE Corporation, USA); Robert Starr (The MITRE Corporation & Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA)

S20: Securing 5G Networks
Chair: Amina Boubendir (Airbus Defence and Space, France)
Room:  Exeter

Sidelink Mode 2 Operations in Unlicensed Bands: Design Challenges and Potential Approaches
Vijitha Weerackody (Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, USA); Sumit Roy (University of Washington, USA); Kent Benson (Johns Hopkins University APL, USA)

System-Level Evaluation of 5G NR UE-Based Relays
Samantha Gamboa and Aziza Ben Mosbah (NIST & Prometheus Computing LLC, USA); Wesley Garey, Chunmei Liu and Richard Rouil (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA)

Securing NextG Systems Against Poisoning Attacks on Federated Learning: A Game-Theoretic Solution
Yalin E Sagduyu, Tugba Erpek and Yi Shi (Virginia Tech, USA)

mMLSnet: Multilevel Security Network With Mobility 
Mingli Yu (Pennsylvania State University, USA); Quinn Burke (Pennsylvania State Univerisity, USA); Thomas La Porta (The Pennsylvania State University, USA); Patrick McDaniel (University of Wisconsin, USA)

Chair: Shuangqing Wei (Louisiana State University, USA)
Room:  Dartmouth

Dynamic Interference-Avoiding MIMO Links 
Sanaz Naderi, Dimitris A. Pados and George Sklivanitis (Florida Atlantic University, USA); Elizabeth Serena Bentley and Joseph Suprenant (AFRL, USA); Michael Medley (US Air Force Research Laboratory/Information Directorate & SUNY Polytechnic Institute, USA)

Second-Order Analysis of Secret-Key Capacity From a MIMO Channel 
Ahmed Maksud and Yingbo Hua (University of California, Riverside, USA)

Experimental Evaluation of AoA Estimation for UAV to Massive MIMO 
Tarence Rice and Divyanshu Pandey (Rice University, USA); David Ramirez (DOCOMO Innovations Inc., USA); Edward W. Knightly (Rice University, USA)

Secure Beamforming in DLA-Based CAP-MIMO 
Zhenqiao Cheng (China Telecom Research Institute, China); Nanxi Li and Jianchi Zhu (China Telecom, China); Xiaoming She (China Telecom Research Institute, China); Chongjun Ouyang (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China); Peng Chen (China Telecom Research Institute, China)

S28: UAS
Chair: Dell Kronewitter (Fuse Integration, USA)
Room:  Cladendon

Majority Vote Computation With Complementary Sequences for Distributed UAV Guidance 
Alphan Şahin and Xiaofeng Wang (University of South Carolina, USA)

Active-IRS-Enabled Rate Maximization for UAV-Based Mobile Networks Hybrid Multi-Agent Deep Reinforcement Learning
Shuming Yi and Fei Wang (Southwest University, China); Xi Zhang (Texas A&M University, USA)

On the Secrecy Performance of Aerial IRS-Assisted Wireless Communications
Xiaolei Guo and Shunliang Zhang (Institute of Information Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)

Enhancing Real-Time Training of Heterogeneous UAVs Using a Federated Teacher-Student Self-Training Framework 
Piyush Nikam, Dhruv Shah and Aryan Sahu (BITS Pilani, K K Birla Goa Campus, India); Neena Goveas (BITS Pilani K K Birla Goa Campus, India); Sreejith Vidhyadharan (University of North Dakota, USA)

Thursday, November 2 11:15 - 12:35

S23: Jamming Detection & Prevention
Chair: Si Chen (West Chester University, USA)
Room:  Exeter

Implementing Jamming Detection on FPGA: An Accelerated Forward Consecutive Mean Excision Approach 
Song Ma, Xiaonan Chen, Jz Wang and Jun Wang (University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China); Xueying Li (HUAWEI, China); Shengtang Zhou, Yading Chen and Qihang Peng (University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China)

Persistent Throughput-Optimal Scheduling for Smart Jamming Resiliency
Maya E Flores (Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA); Thomas Stahlbuhk (MIT Lincoln Laboratory, USA); Alexander M. Wyglinski (Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA)

Tradespace Performance Study of Polarization-Insensitive Spatial Filtering for Jamming Suppression 
John Spitzmiller (Parsons, USA)

Detection and Classification of Smart Jamming in Wi-Fi Networks Using Machine Learning
Zhengguang Zhang and Marwan Krunz (University of Arizona, USA)

S24: Data Synthesis and Analysis
Chair: Patrick Baker (Royal Air Force, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
Room:  Dartmouth

Generalizing Machine Learning Models for Zero-Day Encrypted Messaging Applications
Jason P Hussey (United States Military Academy, USA); Kerri Stone (ICR, Inc., USA); Tracy Camp (Computing Research Association, USA)

A Conditional Analysis of RF ML Latent Features
Scott Kuzdeba (BAE Systems, USA); Joshua Robinson (BAE Systems, Inc., USA)

Input Output Grammar Coverage in Fuzzing 
Thomas Dean (Queen's University, Canada); Andrew Fryer (Queens University, Canada); Brian Lachine (Royal Military College of Canada, Canada)

Counterexample Guided Inductive Synthesis Using Large Language Models and Satisfiability Solving
Sumit Kumar Jha (University of Texas at San Antonio, USA); Susmit Jha and Patrick Lincoln (SRI International, USA); Nathaniel D. Bastian (United States Military Academy, USA); Alvaro Velasquez (University of Colorado Boulder, USA); Rickard Ewetz (University of Central Florida, USA); Sandeep Neema (Vanderbilt University/ISIS, USA)

S25: Satellite Communication 2
Chair: Richard Booton (L3Harris Technologies, USA)
Room:  Cladendon

Time-Diverse Doppler-Only LEO PNT 
Megan O Moore, R. Michael Buehrer and William C Headley (Virginia Tech, USA)

Fairness-Aware Scheduling Optimization for NB-IoT in LEO Satellite Networks Using a 3D Spherical Coordinate System 
Byeongheon Lee (Korea University, Korea (South)); Ju-Hyung Lee (University of Southern California, USA); Young-Chai Ko (Korea University, Korea (South))

Non-Terrestrial Network (NTN): A Noble Alternate Fractional Programming for the Downlink Channels Power Allocation
Mahfuzur Rahman, Jeffrey Reed, Zoheb Hassan and Lingjia Liu (Virginia Tech, USA)

Chair: Kurt E Jacobs (JMA Wireless, USA)
Room:  Fairfield

TISIN: Traceable Information Sharing in Intermittent Networks 
Wenyi Tang and Taeho Jung (University of Notre Dame, USA); Paul Ratazzi (Air Force Research Laboratory & SUNY Polytechnic Institute, USA)

BIER-Like Multicast for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks 
Matteo Varvello (Nokia, Bell Labs, USA); Fang Hao (Bell Labs, Nokia, USA); David Holland and James Hughes (CACI, USA); Sarit Mukherjee (Nokia Bell Labs, USA)

Characterizing the Performance of Distributed Edge Processing Resource Allocation in Dynamic Networked Environments
Olena Tkachenko (Parsons, USA); Sean Harding (ICF International, USA); Cleon Anderson (Parsons, USA); Jake Perazzone (DEVCOM US Army Research Laboratory, USA); Matthew R Dwyer (DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory, USA); Kevin S Chan (US Army Research Laboratory, USA)

Where to Deploy an Airborne Relay in Unknown Environments: Feasible Locations for Throughput and LoS Enhancement
Juan David Pabon, Matthew Valenti and Xi Yu (West Virginia University, USA)

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