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Call for Paper

IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust (HOST) aims to facilitate the rapid growth of hardware-based security research and development, and to highlight new results in the area of hardware security. HOST 2019 invites original contributions in all areas of overlap between hardware and security. This includes but is not limited to the following:


  • Security primitives
  • Computer-aided design (CAD) tools
  • Emerging and nanoscale devices
  • Trojans and backdoors
  • Side-channel attacks and mitigation
  • Fault injection and mitigation
  • (Anti-)Reverse engineering and physical attacks
  • Anti-tamper
  • Anti-counterfeit


  • Trusted execution environments
  • Cache-side channel attacks and mitigation
  • Privacy-preserving computation
  • System-on-chip (SoC)/platform security
  • FPGA and reconfigurable fabric security
  • Cloud computing
  • Smart phones and smart devices


  • Internet-of-things (IoT) security
  • Sensors and sensor network security
  • Smart grid security
  • Automotive/autonomous vehicle security
  • Cyber-physical system security
  • (Adversarial) Machine learning and cyber deception

The deadlines for paper registration and submission are extended to accommodate large number of requests from authors.

You can register (by October 29, 2018, 11:59 PM GMT) and submit (by November 5, 2018, 11:59 PM GMT) your paper at The page limit is 10 pages, double column, IEEE format, with a minimum font size of 10 pt. Only work that has not been previously published at the time of the conference will be considered. Duplicate submissions to concurrent conferences are not permissible, and if encountered will be rejected and reported to IEEE. The paper selection will involve a double blind review and rebuttal process. The identity of authors must not be revealed, directly or indirectly, over the course of the entire process.

Top papers will be considered for best paper awards. For the best student paper award, the paper’s first author and presenter must be a full-time student. Travel grants are available for graduate and undergraduate students.

Important Dates

October 29, 2018, 11:59 PM GMT: Registration of Title + Abstract

November 5, 2018, 11:59 PM GMT: Submission of Paper

January 8, 2019: Start of Rebuttal Phase

February 1, 2019: Notification of Acceptance

March 1, 2019: Camera-ready Version

Contact Information

Technical Program: Domenic Forte

E-mail: dforte at

Phone: +1 (352) 392-1525

General Information: Gang Qu

E-mail: gangqu at

Phone: +1 (301) 405-6703