Call for Papers: HOST 2021

12-15 December 2021 | Washington DC, USA
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Submissions Due: 27 April 2021
IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust (HOST) – the premier event aims to facilitate the rapid growth of hardware-based security research and development and highlight new results in the area of hardware security – has opened the call for contributions. The 14th annual HOST will be held 12-15 December 2021 in Washington DC, USA. HOST 2021 invites original 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
  • Hardware Obfuscation



  • 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
  • Security and trust for future pandemics
  • Blockchain and cryptocurrencies


Paper Submission

  • The page limit is 10 pages (excluding the references), double column, IEEE format, with a minimum font size of 11 pt. The submission page will be provided soon.
  • Only work that has not been previously published at the time of the conference will be considered. Duplicate submissions to concurrent conferences/journals are not permissible, and if encountered will be rejected and reported to IEEE.
  • The paper selection will involve a double-blind review and rebuttal process – the identity of authors must not be revealed, directly or indirectly, over the course of the entire process.
  • Additional guidance for HOST reviewers on preprint, double-blind, multiple-submissions and related IEEE policy can be found on the HOST Publication Policies page.


Important Days

We will have one Paper Submission Deadline:

Paper Deadline

  • Abstract Submission: April 27, 2021
  • Full Paper Submission: May 4, 2021
  • Rebuttal: June 1, 2021
  • Notification of Acceptance: June 15, 2021
  • Camera-ready: July 30, 2021

Tutorial Deadline

  • Tutorial Proposal Submission: May 18, 2021
  • Tutorial Notification of Acceptance: June 15, 2021 

Hardware Demo

  • Hardware Demo Proposal Submission: June 2, 2021
  • Hardware Demo Notification of Acceptance: June 29, 2021