Welcome to the webpage of the Fifth Workshop on Attacks and Solutions in Hardware Security (ASHES 2021).

ASHES deals with any aspects of hardware security, and welcomes any contributions in this area, including practical, implementation-related, or theoretical works. Among others, ASHES particularly highlights emerging methods and application areas. This includes new attack vectors, novel designs and materials, lightweight security primitives, nanotechnology, and PUFs on the methodological side, as well as the internet of things, automotive security, smart homes, pervasive and wearable computing on the applications side. Please see our call for papers for further details.

In order to meet the requirements of its rapidly developing area, ASHES hosts four categories of papers: Classical full and short papers, as well as systematization of knowledge papers (which overview, structure, and/or categorize a certain subarea), and wild and crazy papers (whose purpose is rapid dissemination of promising, potentially game-changing new ideas without full demonstration). All accepted ASHES papers are invited for extended versions at a special, annually appearing ASHES issue at Springer’s Journal of Cryptographic Engineering (JCEN). Again, our call for papers has all the specifics.

The workshop will include several technical sessions and two invited keynotes, namely Farinaz Koushanfar (UC San Diego) and Ruby Lee (Princeton).

We look forward to seeing you in Seoul, either virtually or physically!


Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline (extended): June 25, 2021 23:59:59 EDT  July 23, 2021 23:59:59 EDT
  • Acceptance notification: August 13, 2021 August 30, 2021
  • Camera-ready deadline: September 6, 2021 September 13, 2021