Call for Papers:

Hardware and Architectural Support for Security and Privacy (HASP)

Final Submission Deadline
August 10, 2023

Although much attention has been directed to the study of security at the system and application levels, security and privacy research focusing on hardware and architecture aspects is still a new frontier. In the era of cloud computing, smart devices, and novel nano-scale devices, practitioners and researchers have to address new challenges and requirements in order to meet the ever-changing landscape of security research and new demands from consumers, enterprises, governments, defense and other industries.

HASP is intended to bring together researchers, developers, and practitioners from academia and industry, to share practical implementations and experiences related to all aspects of hardware and architectural support for security and privacy, and to discuss future trends in research and applications. To that end, papers are solicited from the areas, including, but not limited to:

  • Secure hardware processor architectures and implementations
  • Side-channel attacks, evaluations, and defenses
  • Secure cache designs and evaluation, focusing on side-channels
  • SGX, SEV and Trustzone based systems and security solutions
  • Hardware-enhanced cloud security
  • Security of emerging architectures, such as Quantum Computers
  • Hardware support for secure Internet-of-Things
  • Smartphone hardware security
  • Hardware fingerprinting and PUFs
  • Hardware and architectural support for trust management
  • Hardware trojan threat evaluation, detection, and prevention
  • Attack resilient hardware and architectural design
  • Cryptographic hardware design, implementation, and evaluation
  • Security simulation, testing, validation and verification
  • Analysis of real attacks and threat evaluation

In addition to regular papers, authors can also submit the following types of papers: (1) Short papers. The program committee may recommend that certain regular papers be accepted and presented at short papers, instead of the regular papers. If authors agree, they will have to shorten their paper prior to publication. (2) Position papers. These papers should define new problems in hardware or architecture security and privacy topics. (3) Systemization-of-Knowledge papers. These papers should concisely, but exhaustively, systematize and conceptualize existing knowledge (similar to SoK papers in S&P conferences, but focusing on hardware and architecture). (4) Work-in-progress papers. researchers wishing to share their ongoing work without publishing a paper should submit application for a Work-in-Progress presentation. These papers will not be published in the proceedings, but the title and authors will be listed on the HASP web page as a public record of the presentation.

HASP 2023 will feature keynote and invited talks by Edward Suh, Cornell University/Meta, Jakub Szefer from Yale University, Gururaj Saileshwar, University of Toronto/Nvidia Research, and another speaker from industry.

HASP 2023 will also organize a mentoring program, which provides student attendees opportunities to (1) know senior researchers at MICRO, (2) receive feedback and advice on their research and career. They will be paired up with faculty/postdoc mentors for meetings during the workshop/conference, and any following ups afterwards.

Submission Information

Papers can be submitted on the EasyChair web page: All submissions must be using the double-column ACM ICPS template. Please use the ACM Standard template in the usual two-column format. The submissions should be anonymized for double-blind review. Regular submissions and position papers must be at most 8 pages including the bibliography and appendices (these papers may be recommended for acceptance as short 5-page papers during the review process, but full-length papers should be initially submitted if authors want to be considered for a full-length paper publication). Authors can also directly submit a short paper of at most 5 pages including the bibliography and appendices. Work-in-Progress submissions must be at most 3 pages total (the submission is only for review, Work-in-Progress papers are not published). SoK papers should also be 8 pages, but exceptions can be made, please contact the organizers with any questions. Short papers, position papers, SoK papers and Work-in-Progress papers should have “Short Paper”, “Position Paper”, “SoK”, and “WiP” as the prefix to the title.

All accepted regular papers, short papers, position papers, and SoK papers will be included in the ACM Digital Library; Work-in-Progress papers are not included. The proceedings will be published through ACM ICPS and available through the ACM Digital Library.

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline:                      August 10, 2023, AoE
  • Notification of Acceptance:              August 31, 2023
  • Camera-ready Version:                    September 30, 2023

Organization and Contact Information
Program Chairs

  • Wenjie Xiong, Virginia Tech,
  • Tianwei Zhang, Nanyang Technological University,

Steering Committee

  • Ruby B. Lee, Princeton University
  • Weidong Shi, University of Houston
  • Jakub Szefer, Yale University