IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust 
(HOST) 2016 
Washington DC Metro Area, USA, 
May 5-7, 2016

Rapid proliferation of computing and communication systems with increasing
computational power and connectivity into every sphere of modern life has
brought security to the forefront of system design, test, and validation
processes. The emergence of new application spaces for these systems in the
internet-of-things (IoT) regime is creating new attack surfaces as well as
new requirements for secure and trusted system operation. Additionally, the
design, manufacturing and the distribution of microchip, PCB, as well as
other electronic components are becoming more sophisticated and globally
distributed with a number of potential security vulnerabilities. Therefore,
hardware plays an increasingly important and integral role in system
security with many emerging system and application vulnerabilities and
defense mechanisms relating to hardware. 

IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust (HOST)
aims to facilitate the rapid growth of hardware-based security research and
development. HOST 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. HOST
2016 invites original contributions related to, but not limited by, the
following topics.

*         Hardware Trojan attacks and detection techniques

*         Hardware-based security primitives (PUFs, RNGs)

*         Side-channel attacks and protection

*         Security, privacy, and trust protocols 

*         Metrics, policies, and standards related to hardware security

*         Security of biomedical systems, e-health, and medicine

*         Secure system-on-chip (SoC) architecture 

*         Hardware IP trust (watermarking, metering, trust verification)

*         Trusted manufacturing including split manufacturing and 3D ICs

*         Security analysis and protection of Internet of Things (IoT) 

*         Secure and efficient implementation of crypto algorithms

*         Reverse engineering and hardware obfuscation

*         Supply chain risks mitigation including counterfeit detection &

*         Hardware tampering attacks and protection

*         Hardware techniques that ensure software and/or system security


For students: 

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

*         Best presentation award for a speaker who is a full-time student
at the presentation time.

*         Travel grants for undergraduate and graduate students.



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.



Also, for the first time at HOST, students can participate in a hardware
demo session by submitting a 1-page proposal describing the research and
features to be demonstrated on an FPGA or other hardware platform. Please
email your proposal to the Hardware Demo Chair (> by March 15, 2016 to be considered for the session.



Submission of Abstract: November 1, 2015

Submission of Paper: November 8, 2015

Notification of Acceptance: January 31, 2016

Camera-ready Version: February 28, 2016

Hardware Demo Proposal: March 15, 2016

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Technical Program: S. Bhunia
U. of Florida
Tel: +1 (352) 392-5989

General Information: W. H. Robinson
Vanderbilt U.
Tel: +1 (615) 322-1507