Call for Workshop

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 hardware-based security. HOST will organize a single-track, multi-session, half day or one day long hardware security workshops to take place on the last day of the program. HOST 2019 invites original contributions for workshop sessions related to, but not limited to, the following:

  • Hardware Security Metrics
  • Secure Processor Architectures
  • System-on-Chip (SoC) Security
  • Side Channel Attacks and Mitigation
  • Automotive Security
  • Privacy Preserving Hardware
  • Hardware Security Primitives (PUFs, TRNGs, etc.)
  • Internet-of-things (IoT) and Cyber Physical System (CPS) Security Analysis and Protection
  • Embedded Systems Security
  • Counterfeit Detection and Avoidance
  • Manufacturing and Supply-Chain Concerns
  • Security-aware Tools and Design-Time Techniques
  • Biometrics in Hardware Security
  • Hardware Enablement for Blockchain(s)
  • Deception, Cyber-deception and counter-deception
  • Design-for-Security vs. Design-for-Testability
  • IC and PCB Reverse Engineering and Countermeasure

HOST welcomes workshops that target a broad audience – for both beginners as well as professionals in the hardware security and trust field. Hence, workshops should include a mixture of both introductory and in-depth content. Any prerequisites required by the participants must be clearly specified in the proposal (see submission guidelines below).

Special Submission Instructions

Workshop proposals should be approximately 3 pages in length and must include the following sections: organizer information (name, affiliation, e-mail, etc.).

  • Organizers' short bio
  • Workshop title
  • Workshop summary and goals (~1000 words)
  • Workshop organization (schedule and breakdown of the content)
  • Target audience and estimated number of attendees
  • Prerequisites or required materials (if any) for the attendees (laptops, etc.)

All proposals MUST be submitted to the HOST 2019 Workshop Track on EasyChair:

Special Criteria for Evaluation

The Workshop Selection Committee will evaluate each proposal using the following rubric. Each proposal is evaluated along lines of intellectual merit, proposers’ qualifications, expected outcome value to the research community, and foreseen impact to the semiconductor industry practices and processes. Proposals shall receive a rate on a scale from 1 to 100 (1 being the lowest possible rating and 100 being the highest possible rating) using the criterion below. Acceptance will be based on the highest scores, 92 being the threshold for acceptance. The Selection committee is planning to accept up to 3 workshops that fulfill the selection criteria as follows:

  • Intellectual merit (20 points): evaluates the potential of the workshop topic to venture into emerging and potentially transformative research and application areas in hardware security.
  • Proposers’ qualifications (15 points): evaluates the ability of the proposer(s) to lead a successful workshop and attract enough participants.
  • Expected outcome value to the research community (25 points): evaluates the potential to produce significant scholarly output, e.g., scholarly articles and book-length manuscripts, sharing results with the larger security community.
  • Foreseen impact to the semiconductor industry practices and processes (25 points): evaluates the workshop's potential to advance the state-of-the-art practices in the semiconductor industry agenda.
  • Organizational effectiveness (15 points): evaluates the focus and workshop format to the end to enable in-depth exploration by a small group during the time proposed.

Special Requirements

Accepted workshops must have a minimum of 30 registered participants by April 10, 2019 or the session will be cancelled.

Organizers are encouraged to participate in the promotion of the workshop.

Workshop from Past Years

To gain a better understanding of what to expect at HOST 2019 workshops, we share some statistics from the 2018 workshop edition. HOST 2018 featured two successful workshop events: Trusted and Assured MicroElectronics (TAME) forum; and Women In Hardware Security (WISE). Both workshops recorded over 100 attendees each, with a balanced mix of attendees from industry, government and academia.

Workshop Selection Committee

  • Farinaz Koushanfar, University of California San Diego
  • Nahid Faraday Ghalaty, Accenture cybersecurity Labs
  • Brian Cohen, IDA

Important Dates

October 8, 2018: Deadline for Workshops Proposal Submission

November 16, 2018: Notification of Acceptance

May 9 and/or 10, 2019: HOST Workshop Day

Contact Information

HOST Workshop Chair: Rosario Cammarota

E-mail: rosario.cammarota at

HOST Workshop Co-chair: Fatemeh Tehranipoor

E-mail: tehranipoor at