CLOSED Call for Papers: Special Issue on Hardware Security

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Submissions Due: 15 March 2022

The trustworthiness and security of hardware is of paramount importance to full system security, as hardware is the bedrock of all computer systems. Recently discovered vulnerabilities in processors such as Spectre and Meltdown, and emerging trends such as the development and use of open source hardware and open source EDA tools, coupled with the use of machine learning and the relentless push towards smaller technology nodes, creates both challenges and opportunities for innovative technologies for enhancing hardware trust and security. This special issue of IEEE Transactions on Computers will explore academic and industrial research on all topics related to hardware security. Topics of interest to this special issue include, but are not limited to:

  • Design, implementation, and evaluation of “root of trust” elements such as Physical Unclonable Functions (PUFs), random number generators, cryptographic units, and key storage technologies
  • Side channel and fault attacks and countermeasures
  • Architectural support for security and privacy
  • Cryptography and isolation-based approaches to achieve security and privacy
  • Design and evaluation of secure systems
  • Design automation tools and methodologies for hardware security and trust
  • Interdisciplinary studies on security, reliability, usability, and economics

Important Dates

  • Submission Window Opens: February 1, 2022
  • Submission Deadline: March 15, 2022
  • Reviews Completed: April 1, 2022
  • Major Revisions Due: May 1, 2022
  • Reviews of Revisions Completed: June 1, 2022
  • Notification of Final Acceptance: June 15, 2022
  • Publication Materials for Final Manuscripts Due: July 1, 2022
  • Publication: August 2022

Submission Guidelines

For author information and guidelines on submission criteria, please visit the TC Author Information page. Please submit papers through the ScholarOne system, and be sure to select the special-issue name. Manuscripts should not be published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere. Please submit only full papers intended for review, not abstracts, to the ScholarOne portal.

Guest Editors

Simha Sethumadhavan, Columbia University/Chip Scan Inc,
Srini Devadas, MIT,

Corresponding Topical Editor

Nael Abu-Ghazaleh, University of California, Riverside,