IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust (HOST) is an annual symposium which aims to facilitate the rapid growth of hardware-based security research and development.


The paper submission deadlines have been extended to October 9, 2017 (title + abstract) and October 23, 2017 (paper submission) to accommodate large number of requests from authors.


HOST 2018 has a new rebuttal policy.

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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
  • Registration of Title + Abstract:October 9, 2017
  • Submission of Paper:October 23, 2017
  • Workshop Proposal:December 15, 2017
  • Tutorial Proposal:December 15, 2017
  • Notification of Acceptance:January 15, 2018
  • Hardware Demo Proposal:January 15, 2018
  • Camera-ready version:February 23, 2018