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. HOST highlights new results in the area of hardware security. Relevant research topics include architectures, design methods, circuits, and applications of secure hardware. HOST 2018 invites original contributions related to (but not limited to) the following:

  • Hardware security primitives (Crypto, PUFs, RNGs)
  • Hardware design techniques to facilitate software and/or system security
  • Architecture support for security
  • Side-channel analysis, attacks, and protection
  • Hardware Trojan attacks, detection, and countermeasures
  • Hardware security test and verification
  • IoT, automotive, and cyber-physical system security
  • FPGA and system-on-chip (SoC) security
  • Supply chain risk mitigation (e.g., counterfeit detection & avoidance)
  • Reverse engineering and hardware obfuscation
  • Fault injection and mitigation
  • Metrics, policies, assessment, and standards related to hardware security
  • Hardware IP trust (watermarking, metering, trust verification)
  • Trusted manufacturing including split manufacturing and 2.5/3D integration
  • Hardware tampering attacks and protection
  • Design and applications of emerging and nanoscale devices for security
  • Sensor-enabled hardware security
  • Machine learning for hardware security
  • Hardware acceleration for security applications
  • Applications of cyber deception in hardware security
  • Privacy-preserving computing, secure function evaluation
  • Architecture and hardware-enabled SoC, cyber, data center, etc. security

You can register (by September 25, 2017, 11:59 p.m. (PST)) and submit (by October 2, 2017, 11:59 p.m. (PST)) your paper at The page limit is 8 pages, double column, IEEE format, with a minimum font size of 10 pt. Authors will be asked if they want their paper to be considered for a 4-page poster paper (if it is not accepted as a full paper). Note that poster papers will be considered as publications. The paper selection will involve a double blind review process. Therefore, the identity of authors must not be revealed, directly or indirectly, anywhere in the manuscript. 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.

A best paper award will be given to paper whose first author is a full-time student. A best presentation award will be given to a speaker who is a full-time student. Travel grants are available for graduate and undergraduate students.

Important Dates

September 25, 2017: Registration of Title + Abstract

October 2, 2017: Submission of Paper

January 15, 2018 Notification of Acceptance

February 23, 2018 Camera-ready Version

Contact Information

Technical Program: Gang Qu

E-mail: gangqu at

Phone: +1 (301) 405-6703

General Information: Ryan Kastner

E-mail: kastner at

Phone: +1 (858) 534-8908