The 2nd Workshop for Women in Hardware and Systems Security (WISE)

The workshop for Women in Hardware and Systems Security (WISE) aims to attract more women to join the field of hardware and systems security (HSS) and provide a forum for the women in HSS to support each other. This workshop will be co-located with HOST 2018 and offer a half-day program, including keynote and visionary talks, panel discussion, oral and poster presentation, hardware demo, as well as a job fair. More specifically, this workshop will be composed of four main themes:

  1. experience sharing and visionary view from female role models,
  2. discussing research/work/life challenges faced by female students in HSS,
  3. exchanging research ideas and prompting collaborations via oral and poster presentation,
  4. offering a job fair for female students who look for an internship or full time job.

We encourage all women related to the field of HSS and those who are willing to support women in HSS to join this workshop and help grow female workforce in HSS.

Time: May 3, 2018

Location: The Ritz-Carlton, McLean, VA, USA [Co-located with HOST 2018]

Call for Poster Proposals

We encourage students to present their published work, work-in-progress, or potential thesis topics in the poster session. Each accepted poster proposal will have an optional opportunity for a 5-min oral presentation before the poster session and optional hardware demo during allocated time. Best Poster awards will be announced after the poster session.

Proposal requirements:

  • Proposals are limited to 1-page in length.
  • The proposal must include presenter name, affiliation, poster title, a paragraph describing the scope of the research project, and indicate whether the presenter prefers the optional oral presentation and hardware demo.
  • Each proposal must be uploaded to EasyChair by April 13, 2018, 11:59p.m. (PST). Please select the option Workshop for Women in Hardware and Systems Security (WISE) Poster.

Organization Committee

  • General Co-chair: Swarup Bhunia, University of Florida
  • Program Chair: Qiaoyan Yu, University of New Hampshire
  • Vice-program Chair: Fareena Saqib, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Contact Information

Qiaoyan Yu, University of New Hampshire

E-mail: qiaoyan.yu at

Phone: +1 (603) 862-1546