CALL FOR PAPERS

Scope of ASHES

The second Workshop on Attacks and Solutions in Hardware Security (ASHES 2018) welcomes submissions on any aspect of hardware security.  

This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Tamper sensing and tamper protection
  • Physical attacks (fault injection, side-channels, etc.),
    including new attack vectors or attack methods
  • Biometrics and hardware security
  • Physical unclonable functions (and new/emerging variants thereof)
  • Device fingerprinting and hardware forensics
  • Banking security (including ATM security) and chipcard security
  • Item tagging, secure supply chains and product piracy
  • Use of emerging computing technologies in security (including quantum techniques)
  • New designs and materials for secure hardware
  • Nanophysics and nanotechnology in hardware security
  • Hardware Trojans and countermeasures
  • Lightweight security solutions, primitives and protocols
  • Secure and efficient hardware implementation of cryptographic primitives
  • Security of reconfigurable and adaptive hardware platforms
  • Secure sensors and sensor networks, including physical attacks and countermeasures
  • Hardware security in emerging application scenarios:  Internet of things, smart home, automotive and autonomous systems, wearable computing, pervasive and ubiquitous computing, etc.
  • Scalable hardware solutions that work for particularly large numbers of players/endpoints
  • Secure and scalable hardware implementation of machine learning algorithms
  • Formal treatments, proofs, standardization, or categorization of the area
    (incl. surveys and systematization of knowledge papers)

 

Paper Categories

To account for the special nature of hardware security as a rapidly developing discipline, the workshop offers four different categories of papers:

  • Full papers, with up to 10 pages in ACM double column format (including references and appendices), and a 25 min presentation timeslot at the workshop (including questions).
  • Short papers, with up to 6 pages in ACM double column format (including references and appendices), and a 15 min presentation timeslot at the workshop (including questions).
  • Wild and crazy (WaC) papers, with 3 to 6 pages in ACM double column format, with additional appendices and references of up to 6 pages, and 15 min presentation timeslot at the workshop (including questions). WaC papers are meant to target groundbreaking new methods and paradigms for hardware security. Their focus lies on novelty and potential impact, and on the plausibility of their argumentation, but not on a full demonstration or complete implementation of their ideas. They are reviewed and assessed as such. Wild and crazy papers must bear the prefix “WaC:” in their title from the submission onwards.
  • Systematization of knowledge (SoK) papers, with up to 12 pages in ACM double column format (including appendices and references), and a 25 min presentation timeslot at the workshop (including questions). SoK papers shall evaluate, systematize, and contextualize existing knowledge. They should serve the community by fostering and structuring the development of a particular subarea within hardware security. Ideally, but not necessarily, they might provide a new viewpoint on an established, important subarea, support or challenge long-standing beliefs with compelling evidence, or present a convincing new taxonomy. They will be reviewed and assessed as such. Systematization of knowledge papers must bear the prefix “SoK:” in the title from the submission onwards.

 

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: July 8, 2018 23:59:59 EDT
  • Acceptance notification: August 5, 2018
  • Camera-ready deadline: August 19, 2018
  • Workshop date: October 19, 2018


Conflicts of Interest

By definition, a author has a conflict of interest (CoI) with a PC member if and only if one or more of the following conditions holds:

  • The PC member is a co-author of the paper.
  • The PC member has been a co-worker in the same company or university within the past two years.
  • The PC member has been a collaborator within the past two years.
  • The PC member is or was the author’s primary thesis advisor, no matter how long ago.
  • The author is or was the PC member’s primary thesis advisor, no matter how long ago.
  • The PC member is a relative or close personal friend of the author.

Authors are asked to declare any such CoIs in an e-mail to ashes2018@easychair.org before the submission deadline has passed.

It is the joint responsibility of all authors of a paper to declare any CoIs with any PC members. Papers with incorrect or incomplete CoI information risk rejection without consideration.

 

Call for Papers in PDF Format

The call for papers can be downloaded as a flyer in PDF format here.