Call for papers

Artificial intelligence is progressing ever faster with new applications and results that would not be possible only a few years ago. At the same time, hardware security is becoming increasingly important for embedded systems applications where the number of such applications keeps on growing. The connection between AI and hardware security is becoming more prominent. Today, there are numerous applications where AI has either an offensive or defensive role for HW security. AIHWS aims to position itself in the intersection of these topics and provide a space where ideas converge into exciting new approaches for HW security. This workshop will provide an environment for researchers from academic and industrial domains to discuss findings and on-going work on all aspects of hardware security and artificial intelligence including design, attacks, manufacturing, testing, validation, utilization.

Topics of the workshop

  • Side-channel attacks and countermeasures

  • Trustworthy manufacturing and testing of secure devices

  • Validation and evaluation methodologies for physical security

  • Reconfigurable devices for security

  • Hardware Trojans

  • Fault injection attacks

  • Physical Unclonable Function (PUFs)

  • Security of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

  • AI-assisted design cycle


We encourage researchers working on all aspects of AI and HW security to take the opportunity and use AIHWS to share their work and participate in discussions. The authors are invited to submit the papers using EasyChair submission system. The link for submission will be posted later.
Every accepted paper must have at least one author registered for the workshop. All submissions must follow the original LNCS format with a page limit of 18 pages, including references and possible appendices. Papers should be submitted electronically in PDF format. The post-proceedings will be published by Springer in the LNCS series.
The best workshop paper award is selected from all workshops. Each workshop nominates a candidate paper, and the winning paper is selected among them.

Important dates (AoE)

Extended deadlines

Workshop paper submission deadline: Apr 16, 2021

previously Mar 27, 2021

Workshop paper notification: May 8, 2021

previously Apr 27, 2021

Camera-ready papers for pre-proceedings: May 15, 2021

previously May 10, 2021

Workshop date: June 21-24, 2021

(in parallel with the main conference, the exact date will be decided later)

ACNS Springer LNCS



Organizing Committee

Technical Program Committee

Shivam Bhasin, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Ileana Buhan, Radboud University, The Netherlands

Lukasz Chmielewski, Radboud University, and Riscure, The Netherlands

Chitchanok Chuengsatiansup, The University of Adelaide, Australia

Elena Dubrova, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Fatemeh Ganji, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, United States

Julio Hernandez-Castro, University of Kent, United Kingdom

Naofumi Homma, Tohoku University, Japan

Dirmanto Jap, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Alan Jović, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Liran Lerman, Thales, Belgium

Eleonora Losiouk, University of Padova, Italy

Luca Mariot, TU Delft, The Netherlands

Nele Mentens, Leiden University, The Netherlands, and KU Leuven, Belgium

Debdeep Mukhopadhyay, IIT Kharagpur, India

Kostas Papagiannopoulos, Radboud University, The Netherlands

Kazuo Sakiyama, The University of Electro-Communications, Japan

Shahin Tajik, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, United States

Vincent Verneuil, NXP Semiconductors, Germany

Nikita Veshchikov, QualSec at Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

Web Chair

Marina Krček, TU Delft, The Netherlands

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