HOST | IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust

IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust (HOST) is the premier symposium that facilitates the rapid growth of hardware-based security research and development. Since 2008, HOST has served as the globally recognized event for researchers and practitioners to advance knowledge and technologies related to hardware security and assurance.


Important Message: IEEE Computer Society and the IEEE HOST 2020 Organizing Committee have been monitoring the developing COVID-19 situation.

The safety and well-being of all conference participants is our top priority. After studying and evaluating the announcements, guidance, and news released by relevant national departments, we are announcing that the IEEE HOST 2020 conference will be postponed from May 4-8, 2020 date to a conference date later this year.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused, and will provide more information on the new IEEE HOST 2020 dates and registration shortly. We thank you for your understanding.

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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.

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Important Dates
Fall Deadline
  • Submission of Paper:Nov. 15, 2019
  • Rebuttal Phase:Jan. 8 – 15, 2020
  • Notification of Acceptance:Feb. 8, 2020
  • Camera-ready version:Mar. 5, 2020
  • Tutorial Proposal Submission/Notification:Oct. 18/Nov. 29, 2019
  • HW Demo Proposal Submission/Notification:Jan. 31, 2020/Feb. 15, 2020
Summer Deadline
  • Submission of Paper:Aug 15, 2019
  • Rebuttal Phase:Sept 30 – Oct 4, 2019
  • Notification of Acceptance:Oct 20, 2019
  • Camera-ready version:Nov 19, 2019