HOST | IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust

Call for Tutorial

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. For the fourth year, HOST will organize a multi-session (90-minuite or 150-minute each) hardware security tutorial to take place on the first day of the program (May 4, 2020). HOST 2020 invites original contributions for tutorial sessions related to, but not limited to, the following:

  • Secure Processor Architectures
  • System-on-Chip (SoC) Security
  • Hardware Obfuscation
  • Hardware Trojan Detection and Prevention
  • Side Channel Attacks and Mitigation
  • Automotive Security
  • Design-for-Security vs. Design-for-Testability
  • IC and PCB Reverse Engineering and Countermeasure
  • Hardware Security Primitives (PUFs, TRNGs, etc.)
  • Internet-of-things (IoT) Security Analysis and Protection
  • Hardware Security Metrics
  • Counterfeit Detection and Avoidance
  • Manufacturing and Supply-Chain Concerns
  • Security-aware Tools and Design-Time Techniques

HOST welcomes tutorials that target a broad audience - for both beginners as well as professionals in the hardware security and trust field. Hence, tutorials 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).

Compensation and Requirements

Accepted tutorials must have a minimum of ten registered participants at least ten days before the event or the session will be cancelled. Presenters will be compensated with a percentage of the participant tutorial fees through an honorarium. In the case of multiple presenters for a given tutorial, the honorarium will be equally divided amongst the presenters.

Submission Instructions

Tutorial proposals should be 3-4 pages in length and must include the following sections:

  • presenter information (name, affiliation, e-mail, etc.)
  • presenters' short bio
  • length of the tutorial (either 90 minutes or 150 minutes) and short justification
  • tutorial title
  • tutorial summary and goals (~250 words)
  • tutorial 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 should be submitted to the HOST 2020 Tutorial EasyChair website at

Hardware Tutorial Committee

  • Sheng Wei, Rutgers University (Chair)
  • Yousef Iskander, Cisco
  • Nael Abu-Ghazaleh, University of California, Riverside
  • Laurent Njilla, AFRL
  • Adib Nahiyan, Intel
  • Xiaolin Xu, University of Illinois at Chicago

Important Dates

October 18, 2019: Deadline for tutorial proposals

November 29, 2019: Notification of acceptance

April 24, 2020: Cancellation Date

May 4, 2020: HOST tutorial day

Contact Information

HOST Tutorial Chair: Sheng Wei

E-mail: sheng.wei at

Phone: +1 (848) 445-5250