Top Picks in Hardware and Embedded Security

Co-located with the 2022 International Conference On Computer Aided Design (ICCAD 2022)

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Top Picks recognizes the best of the best in hardware security, spanning the gamut from hardware to microarchitecture to embedded systems. Top Picks will be selected from hardware security papers that have appeared in leading conferences/journals, including but not limited to top security (e.g., IEEE S&P, NDSS, USENIX SEC), architecture (e.g., ISCA, ASPLOS), CAD (e.g., ICCAD, DAC, DATE), and hardware security (e.g., CHES) venues.

After submission, papers will undergo a down select, whereby “shortlisted” papers will be invited to the Top Picks workshop, co-located with ICCAD 2022. An author(s) of each shortlisted paper is required to present the paper in-person at the workshop. A subset of these will be selected as Top Picks.  Select papers are then invited for submission to a special journal issue.

The in-person Top Picks workshop is on November 3rd, 2022

Submission Instructions:

Eligible for submission are conference or journal papers in the area of hardware and embedded security that were published during the six-year period: 1/1/2016–12/31/2021.

A two-page self-nomination letter is required. The first page should summarize the key ideas/contributions to the paper. The second page should reason about the potential and long-term impact of the paper, clearly articulating why and how it will influence other researchers and/or industry.

Authors can submit their papers here

Important Dates:

Submission deadline:September 10, 2022
Author notificationOctober 15, 2022
In-person presentation @ Top Picks WorkshopNovember 03, 2022
Top Picks announcement:November 15, 2022
Top Picks submission to special journal issue:March 01, 2023


Workshop Co-chairs

Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany,

Christopher Fletcher, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, USA,