HOST 2021 | IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust

Call for Paper

IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust (HOST) – the premier event that aims to facilitate the rapid growth of hardware-based security research and development and highlight new results in hardware security – has opened a call for contributions for Work-in-Progress (WiP) papers. The 15th annual HOST conference will be held June 27-30, 2022, in Washington D.C.

Submissions are due Jan. 15, 2022, and should be at most four pages including references. The intention of a WiP paper is to share with the community ongoing work which may not have reached maturity, and as such the usual requirement for strong experimental validation is reduced. All submissions will be anonymously reviewed with at least one review per submission, and accepted WiP papers will appear in IEEE Explore as a peer-reviewed publication. Each WiP paper has to be presented at HOST 2022 and requires one registration.

HOST 2023 will call for paper submissions in the summer of 2022 with a tentative deadline in the month of October 2022 (HOST 2023 is scheduled for May 2023). Paper submissions for HOST 2023 may include extended full 10-page paper submissions from the WiP HOST 2022. The new submissions and WiP extended submissions will go through same double blind review process, so the authors are required to keep their identities anonymous.

HOST 2022 invites original Work-in-Progress (WiP) 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

Paper Submission

Paper submission link will be updated on the HOST webpage soon. The page limit is 4 pages, double column, IEEE format, with a minimum font size of 11 pt.

Important Dates

January 15, 2022: Submission of Paper

Feburary 15, 2022: Notification of Acceptance

Feburary 25, 2022: Camera-ready Version

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