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

  • AI-based cryptanalysis


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 through submission link
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 in Springer’s LNCS series.
There will be an ACNS best workshop paper award (with 500 EUR prize sponsored by Springer), to be selected from the accepted papers of all workshops.
Students also have the opportunity to receive the student travel grant, for details, see this website.

Important dates (AoE)

EXTENDED submission deadline!

Workshop paper submission deadline: Dec 5, 2023

previously Nov 15, 2023

Workshop paper notification: Jan 5, 2024

previously Dec 22, 2023

Camera-ready papers for pre-proceedings: Jan 20, 2024

previously Jan 9, 2024

Workshop date: Mar 5-8, 2024

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

ACNS Springer LNCS



Organizing Committee

Technical Program Committee


Web Chair

Marina Krček, TU Delft, The Netherlands

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