The IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust (HOST) invites the soon-to-be graduated Ph.D. students (and recent graduates) to participate in the competitive Ph.D. Dissertation Contest. The aim is selecting the dissertations that are advancing the state-of-the-art research in the field of hardware-oriented security and trust. The objective it to simply evaluate the quality of the research carried out during the Ph.D. program.
Those who will defend their Ph.D. dissertation no later than May 1, 2025 as well as all Ph.D. alumni who graduated after April 30, 2023 are eligible to participate in the competition.
To ensure the fairness of the process, the competition will follow a blind review process. The first step is submitting a two-page PDF file that includes a cover letter (one page) and an extended abstract (one page) whose review would be double blind. Then the selected contestants will give a short presentation at HOST 2024 without pointing to their names, their advisor(s), school, and publications. The winner will be selected right after the competition and will be announced during the reception event.
The participants must submit a 1-page cover letter and a 1-page extended abstract of their Ph.D. thesis (including Figures and Tables). Please only submit one PDF file including both the cover letter and the extended abstract. The submission should not include the name of the participant, the advisor(s), or the school.
The cover letter should answer the following questions:
The abstract should include problem statements, objectives, novelty, and the approach. Please make sure to explain contributions of your work including why the work is unique and how it advances the state of the art. No references are allowed to follow a blind review process.
February 12, 2024 March 1, 2024: Deadline for applications March 10, 2024 March 24, 2024: Notification of acceptance
Submission Site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=host2024 (Please make a new submission and choose the HOST 2024 PhD Competition track)
HOST PhD Dissertation Competition Chairs:
Mengmei Ye, IBM Research (E-mail:mye at ibm.com)
Xiaolin Xu, Northeastern University (E-mail:x.xu at northeastern.edu)