Call for Papers:

HOST 2018

Abstract or Paper Registration Deadline
September 26, 2017
Final Submission Deadline
October 2, 2017

IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust (HOST)
Washington DC, USA
May, 2018

Registration of Title + Abstract: Sep 25, 2017
Paper Submission (Notification): Oct 2, 2017 (Jan 15, 2018)
Tutorial Proposal Submission (Notification): Dec 1, 2017 (Jan 15, 2018)
HW Demo Proposal Submission (Notification): Jan 15, 2018 (Feb 15, 2018)
Camera-ready Paper Submission: Feb 23, 2018

IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust (HOST) 2018 aims to facilitate the rapid growth of hardware-based security research and development. HOST highlights new results in the area of hardware security. Relevant research topics include architectures, design methods, circuits, and applications of secure hardware.

HOST 2018 invites original contributions related to (but not limited to) the following:
– Hardware security primitives (Crypto, PUFs, RNGs)
– Hardware design techniques to facilitate software and/or system security
– Architecture support for security
– Side-channel analysis, attacks, and protection
– Hardware Trojan attacks, detection, and countermeasures
– Hardware security test and verification
– FPGA and system-on-chip (SoC) security
– Supply chain risk mitigation (e.g., counterfeit detection & avoidance)
– Reverse engineering and hardware obfuscation
– Fault injection and mitigation
– Metrics, policies, assessment, and standards related to hardware security
– Hardware IP trust (watermarking, metering, trust verification)
– Trusted manufacturing including split manufacturing and 2.5/3D integration
– Hardware tampering attacks and protection

You can register and submit your paper at The page limit is 8 pages, double column, IEEE format, with a minimum font size of 10 point. The paper selection will involve a double blind review process. Therefore, the identity of authors must not be revealed, directly or indirectly, anywhere in the manuscript. Only work that has not been previously published at the time of the conference will be considered. Duplicate submissions to concurrent conferences are not permissible, and if encountered will be rejected and reported to IEEE.

HOST 2018 will accept proposals for workshops, tutorials, and demos on Easychair after the paper submission deadline. More information will be disseminated in future Calls.

General Chair: Ryan Kastner, University of California – San Diego
Program Chair: Gang Qu, University of Maryland