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NEW! Call for Papers: Special issue on Hardware-Oriented Security and Trust: Threats, Countermeasures and Design Tools, which is calling for original research papers contributing to hardware security and trustable computing. The due date for paper submission is 1 March 2020.

The purpose of this special issue is to provide targeted readers with the new advances and challenges in hardware security research and development. Topics of interest include discoveries of emerging security threats that are encountered by the hardware design and supply chain, demonstration of the most recent hardware security attacks and mitigations, as well as new security protection techniques and design methodologies that help to thwart these threats. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Architectural and micro-architectural attacks and defenses
  • Secure system-on-chip (SoC) architectures
  • Side-channel attacks and countermeasures
  • Hardware Trojan attacks and detection techniques
  • IP core protection for consumer electronics systems and IoT
  • Security and trust of machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • Automobile, self-drive and autonomous vehicle security
  • 5G, physical layer and wireless security
  • Hardware-assisted cross-layer security
  • Cyber-physical system (CPS) security
  • Metrics, policies, and standards related to hardware security
  • Security verification at IP, IC, and system levels
  • Hardware IP trust (watermarking, fingerprinting, metering, trust verification)
  • Reverse engineering and hardware obfuscation
  • Supply chain risks mitigation including counterfeit detection & avoidance
  • Trusted manufacturing including split manufacturing, 2.5D, and 3D ICs
  • Emerging nanoscale technologies in hardware security applications
  • Emerging nanoscale technologies in hardware security applications
  • Hardware-intrinsic security primitives (Physical unclonable functions, true random number generator, etc.)
  • Trusted platform modules and hardware virtualization

All paper submissions must be made through the IEEE TCAD online paper submission system. Detailed submission instructions can be found here

Guest Editor(s): 

  • Chip Hong Chang, School of Electrical & Electronic Eng., Nanyang Techn. Univ., Singapore (Email: [email protected])
  • Swarup Bhunia, Dept. of Electrical & Computer Eng., Univ. of FL, USA (Email: [email protected])
  • Ryan Kastner, Dept. of Computer Science & Eng., Univ. of CA, San Diego, USA (Email: [email protected])
  • Hai Li, Electrical & Computer Eng., Duke Univ., USA (Email: [email protected])
  • Anirban Sengupta, Computer Science & Eng., Indian Inst. of Technology Indore, India (Email: [email protected])
  • Wei Hu, School of Automation, Northwestern Polytech. Univ., China (Email: [email protected])

Papers Due 1 March 2020.