Asian Hardware Oriented Security and Trust Symposium (AsianHOST) is an annual symposium which aims to facilitate the rapid growth of hardware-based security research and development. Another goal of this conference is to help build hardware security community in Asian and Pacific area.
Hardware has long been viewed as a trusted party supporting the whole computer system and is often treated as an abstract layer running instructions passed through the software layer. Historically, cybersecurity community believed that the integrated circuit (IC) supply chain is well protected. However, the IC supply chain, which is now spread around the globe, has become more vulnerable to attacks than before. The heavy reliance on third-party resources/services breeds security concerns and invalidates the illusion that attackers cannot easily access the isolated IC supply chain. Formal methods have been proven to be effective in security verification on hardware code. Trustworthy hardware is also under development for the construction of the root-of-trust. The intrinsic properties of existing and emerging devices, MOSFET, memristor, spintronics, etc. are leveraged for security primitives and applications. Another trend in the hardware security area is the development of security enhanced hardware infrastructure for system level protection. The goal is to provide a fully operational software and hardware platform that ensures secure design, manufacturing, and deployment of modern computer systems.
Historically, cybersecurity community believed that the underlying hardware is secure and trustworthy.However, the globalization of the IC supply chain invalidates the illusion of an isolated and trusted supply chain; the wide connection of computing devices also exposes new and powerful attack surfaces. Heavy reliance on third-party resources/services renders hardware security and trust a concern. With the advances in artificial intelligence and internet of things, the threat landscape is evolving with relentless new problems and challenges awaiting the hardware security community to address. Multi-disciplinary research and multipronged approaches are sought for the development of fully operational software and hardware platforms with enhanced security targeting different phases in the entire IC life cycle.Asian Hardware Oriented Security and Trust Symposium (AsianHOST) aims to facilitate the rapid growth of hardware security research and development in Asia and South Pacific areas. AsianHOST highlights new results in the area of hardware and system security. Relevant research topics include techniques, tools, design/test methods, architectures, circuits, and applications of secure hardware.
• Hardware-intrinsic security primitives (e.g., PUF and TRNG)
• Architectural and microarchitectural attacks and defenses
• Secure system-on-chip (SoC) architecture
• Trusted platform modules and hardware virtualization
• Side-channel attacks and countermeasures
• Hardware Trojan attacks and detection techniques
• Security analysis and protection of Internet of Things (IoT)
• Hardware IP core protection and trust for consumer electronics systems and IoT
• Security and trust of machine learning and artificial intelligence
• Automobile, self-drive and autonomous vehicle security
• 5G and physical layer security
• Hardware-assisted cross-layer security
• Cyber-physical system (CPS) security and resilience
• Metrics, policies, and standards related to hardware security
• Security verification at IP, IC, and system levels
• 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
To contribute to the symposium, submit a PDF version of your paper on the symposium submission website. The page limit is 6 pages, double column, IEEE format, with a minimum font size of 9 pts (preferably 10 pts). Submissions must be anonymous and must not identify the authors, directly or indirectly, anywhere in the manuscript. In addition to the full papers,AsianHOST 2021 will accept selected submissions as four-page short papers to be presented in a postersession. Accepted and presented manuscripts (both long and short papers) at the conference will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore. Best paper award will be presented to the authors of a paper whose first author is a full-time student at the submission time.
Selected accepted papers will be invited for extended journal paper submission to the IEEE Transactions on Computer Aided Design of Circuits and Systems Special Issue for AsianHOST 2021 subject to approval on Hardware Security Aspects of Cyber Physical Systems.
Draft Paper Acceptance Notification