IEEE Asian Hardware-Oriented Security and Trust Symposium
October 19-20 2017, Beijing, China
Call for Papers

For students:
Best paper award for a paper whose first author is a full-time student
at the submission time.

Hardware has long been viewed as a trusted party supporting the whole
computer system and is often treated as an abstract layer running
instructions passed through the software layer.  Historically,
cybersecurity community believed that the integrated circuit (IC)
supply chain is well protected. However, the IC supply chain, which is
now spread around the globe, has become more vulnerable to attacks
than before. The heavy reliance on third-party resources/services
breeds security concerns and invalidates the illusion that attackers
cannot easily access the isolated IC supply chain. Formal methods have
been proven to be effective in security verification on hardware
code. Trustworthy hardware is also under development for the
construction of the root- of-trust. The intrinsic properties of
existing and emerging devices, MOSFET, memristor, spintronics,
etc. are leveraged for security primitives and applications. Another
trend in the hardware security area is the development of security
enhanced hardware infrastructure for system level protection. The goal
is to provide a fully operational software and hardware platform that
ensures secure design, manufacturing, and deployment of modern
computer systems.  

IEEE Asian Hardware Oriented Security and Trust Symposium (AsianHOST)
aims to facilitate the rapid growth of hardware security research and
development in Asia and South Pacific areas.  AsianHOST highlights new
results in the area of hardware and system security. Relevant research
topics include techniques, tools, design/test methods, architectures,
circuits, and applications of secure hardware. AsianHOST 2017 invites
original contributions related to, but not limited by, the following

Hardware Trojan attacks and detection techniques
Side-channel attacks and countermeasures
Metrics, policies, and standards related to hardware security
Secure system-on-chip (SoC) architecture
Security rule checks at IP, IC, and System levels
Hardware IP trust (watermarking, metering, trust verification)
FPGA security
Trusted manufacturing including split manufacturing, 2.5D, and 3D ICs
Emerging nanoscale technologies in hardware security applications
Security analysis and protection of Internet of Things (IoT)
Cyber-physical system (CPS) security and resilience
Reverse engineering and hardware obfuscation at all levels of abstraction
Supply chain risks mitigation including counterfeit detection & avoidance
Hardware techniques that ensure software and/or system security
Analysis of real attacks and threat evaluation

To present at the symposium, submit an Acrobat (PDF) version of your
paper on the symposium submission website
( ). The page
limit is 6 pages, double column, IEEE format, with a minimum font size
of 10 points. Submissions must be anonymous and must not identify the
authors, directly or indirectly, anywhere in the manuscript.

Registration of Title + Abstract:
  June 10, 2017
Submission of Paper:
  June 20, 2017
Notification of Acceptance:
  July 22, 2017
Camera-ready Version:
  August 8, 2017

Technical Program: Y. Jin
U. of Florida
Tel: +1 (407) 823-5321

General Chair
  G. Qu, U. of Maryland
General Co-Chair
  Z. You, Tsinghua U.
Program Chair
  Y. Jin, U. of Florida
Finance Chair
  A. Cui, HIT-Shenzhen
Publicity Chair
  Q. Yu, U. of New Hampshire
  D. Forte, U. of Florida
  R. Chakraborty, IIT Kharagpur
Local Arrangements Chair
  H. Wu, Tsinghua U.
  X. Wang, Beihang U.
Panel Chair
  M. Tehranipoor, U. of Florida
  Y. Iskander, Cisco
Industrial Liaison
  Q. Deng, Northeastern U. of China
Publications Chair
  C-H. Chang, NTU
Steering Committee
  M. Tehranipoor, U. of Florida (Chair)
  Y. Jin, U. of Florida
  S. Bhunia, U. of Florida
  F. Koushanfar, UCSD
  G. Qu, U. of Maryland
  T-Y. Ho, National Tsing Hua U.
  H. Yang, Tsinghua U.
  J. Plusquellic, UNM

General Information: G. Qu
U. of Maryland
Tel: +1 (352) 392-5989