Call for Papers:

IEEE MICRO Special Issue on Security and Privacy Preserving Execution Environments

Final Submission Deadline
October 8, 2022

Call for Papers
IEEE MICRO Special Issue on Security and Privacy Preserving Execution Environments

Important Dates

  • Submissions Due: 8 October 2022
  • Initial Notifications: 4 December 2022
  • Final Version Due: 23 March 2023
  • Publication: May/June 2023

Security and privacy violations have increased in recent times due to the adversaries exploiting the loopholes in the processor hardware and system designs. The spate of attacks reported in the literature has reinforced a greater need in formulating robust design principles for future generation computer systems. This special issue is to advance the understanding of this critical research topic among the computer architecture, systems and security community researchers.

Contributions are solicited in topics overlapping architecture, operating system and programming models for secure/private execution, but not limited to:

  • Novel designs enhancing security and privacy in GPUs, accelerators, FPGAs
  • Novel cryptographic hardware
  • Designs that enhance security/privacy in post-Moore’s law technologies and quantum computing
  • Metrics for measuring vulnerabilities in hardware and systems
  • Compiler, hardware, and code generation methods to mitigate architecture-induced side/covert channels and other vulnerabilities

Here are the guidelines for this special issue:

  • Contributions must clearly show the overlap between computer architecture/systems and security. The threat model under consideration must be clearly described.
  • Evaluation of proposed designs must include experimental results or theoretical proofs to show how security or privacy is achieved.
  • Research contributions from prior IEEE International Symposium on Secure and Private Execution Environment Design (SEED) conference are encouraged. All previously published papers must have at least one-third new content compared to any overlapping publication(s). Concurrent submissions are not permitted.
  • Papers that do not match guidelines will be rejected without review.

Submission Guidelines

For author information and guidelines on submission criteria, please visit IEEE Micro‘s Author Information page. Please submit papers through the ScholarOne system, and be sure to select the special-issue name. Manuscripts should not be published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere. Please submit only full papers intended for review, not abstracts, to the ScholarOne portal.


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Guest Editor 

Guru Prasadh Venkataramani