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.

IEEE HOST 2020 Rescheduled – Now Taking Place December 6-9, 2020

The safety and well-being of all conference participants is our priority. After evaluating the current COVID-19 situation, the decision has been made to postpone the IEEE HOST 2020 from May 4-7, 2020 and reschedule it for December 6-9, 2020. Proceedings will not be cancelled, and publications will continue as planned.

We regret any inconvenience this may cause, and your understanding is appreciated.

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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