Workshop on Embedded Systems Security

Final Submission Deadline
July 3, 2015

Submitted by Dimitrios Serpanos

10th Workshop on Embedded Systems Security (WESS 2015)
part of the Embedded Systems Week (ESWEEK 2015)
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
October 8, 2015
Embedded computing systems are continuously adopted in a wide range of
application areas and importantly, they are responsible for a large number of
safety-critical systems as well as for the management of critical information.
The advent of the Internet-of-Things introduces a large number of security
issues: the Internet can be used to attack embedded systems and embedded
systems can be used to attack the Internet. Furthermore, embedded systems are
vulnerable to many attacks not relevant to servers because they are physically
accessible. Inadvertent threats due to bugs, improper system use, etc. can
also have effects that are indistinguishable from malicious attacks.

This workshop will address the range of problems related to embedded system
security. Of particular interest are security topics that are unique to
embedded systems. The workshop will provide proceedings to the participants
and will encourage discussion and debate about embedded systems security.

Topics of Interest:
– Trust models for secure embedded hardware and software
– Isolation techniques for secure embedded hardware, hyperware and software
– System architectures for secure embedded systems
– Hardware security
– Metrics for secure design of embedded hardware and software
– Security concerns for medical and other applications of embedded systems
– Support for intellectual property protection and anti-counterfeiting
– Specialized components for authentication, key storage and key generation
– Support for secure debugging and troubleshooting
– Implementation attacks and countermeasures
– Design tools for secure embedded hardware and software
– Hardware/software co-design for secure embedded systems
– Specialized hardware support for security protocols
– Efficient and secure implementation of cryptographic primitives

The proceedings of the workshop will be published by the ACM. Papers must be
submitted in PDF form through the EASYCHAIR system. Submitted papers should
present original research that is unpublished and not submitted elsewhere.
Papers should be no more than 10 pages 2-column in ACM format. Templates for
the submission of papers can be found at the ACM website. To submit a paper
refer to http://www.wess-workshop.org

Paper submission deadline: July 3, 2015
Author notification: August 18, 2015
Camera ready papers due: September 1, 2015
Copyright forms due: September 1, 2015
Workshop date: October 8, 2015

Program Chairs:
S. Koubias (Univ. of Patras)
T. Sauter (Donau University Krems)

Program Committee:
D. Arora (Intel, USA)
I.C. Bertolotti (PolitecnicoTorino, Italy )
A. Bogdanov (KU Leuven, Belgium)
B. Carbunar (FIU, USA)
K. Dietrich (NXP Semiconductors, Austria)
M. van Dijk (U. Connecticut, USA)
D. Forte (U. Connecticut, USA)
J. Groszschaedl (U. Luxemburg, Luxemburg)
W. Kastner (TU Wien, Austria)
F. Praus (FH Technikum Wien, Austria)
S. Rajagopalan (Honeywell, USA)
P. Schwabe (Radboud U. Nijmegen, Netherlands)
N. Sklavos (TEI Epirus, Greece)
M. Taha (Assiut U., Egypt)
A. Treytl (Donau U. Krems, Austria)
Y. Wang (I2R A*STAR, Singapore)

Steering Committee:
C. Gebotys (U. Waterloo)
D. Serpanos (QCRI)
M. Wolf (Georgia Tech)