CyberSecurity on Hardware 2021 (CyberSECHARD) workshop

2nd IFIP NTMS Workshop on “Cybersecurity on Hardware (CyberSECHARD)”,

in conjunction with the 11th IFIP International Conference on New Technologies, Mobility and Security (NTMS)

CyberSECHARD 2021, Call for Papers, PDF Format

The 2nd edition of the Workshop on “CyberSECurity on HARDware (CyberSECHARD)”, will be held in conjunction with the 11th IFIP International Conference on New Technologies, Mobility and Security (NTMS), from 19 to 21 April 2021 in Paris – France.

Accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore®, IFIP Digital Library as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases

The conference & workshop are supported by IFIP TC6 WG6.2, & IEEE FRANCE.

Extended versions of selected best papers, will be published in a special issue of Information Security Journal: A Global Perspective, Taylor Francis.


Areas of interest, in alphabetical order, include, but are not limited to:

  • Architectures and Applications
  • Attacks: Implementations and Countermeasures
  • Constrained and Trusted Environments
  • Cryptanalysis for Hardware
  • Cryptographic Primitives
  • Cyberphysical and Embedded Systems
  • Energy Aware Hardware Implementations
  • Evaluation & Testing
  • Hardware Crypto-Processors
  • Hardware Obfuscation
  • Internet of Things (IoT) & Cybersecurity
  • Lightweight Cryptography
  • Networks, Protocols and Communications: Hardware Integrations
  • Pervasive & Ubiquitous Computing, Privacy
  • PUFs and TRNGs for Hardware
  • Reconfigurable Cybersecurity Computing
  • Reconfigurable Design & Implementation
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Smart Cards Cybersecurity
  • System-on-Chip (SoC) Design & Implementation
  • Trojans on Hardware
  • Trust and Anti-Counterfeiting
  • Vehicular Hardware Cybersecurity



  • Papers Submission Deadline : February 7th, 2021
  • Papers Acceptance Notification: March 8th, 2021
  • Papers camera-ready: March 18th, 2021



General Chair

  • Nicolas Sklavos, University of Patras, Hellas

Publication Chair

  • Olga Angelopolou, University of Hertfordshire, UK

 Publicity Chairs

  • Elif Bilge Kavun, The University of Sheffield, UK
  • Louiza Papachristodoulou, NavInfo Europe B.V., The Netherlands

Technical Program Committee

• Giovanni Agosta, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
• Lilian Bossuet, CNRS, Université Jean Monnet, France
• Pascal Cotret, ENSTA Bretagne, France
• Giorgio Di Natale, CNRS/TIMA, France
• Alexander Fish, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
• Sokratis Katsikas, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
• Osnat Keren, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
• Paris Kitsos, University of Peloponnese, Hellas
• Nicholas Kolokotronis, University of Peloponnese, Hellas
• Odysseas Koufopavlou, University of Patras, Hellas
• Konstantinos Limniotis, Hellenic Data Protection Authority, Hellas
• Paolo Maistri, CNRS/TIMA, France
• Michail Maniatakos, New York University, Abu Dhabi
• Nikolay Andreevich Moldovyan, St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
• Stjepan Picek, TU Delft, The Netherlands
• Francesco Regazzoni, ALaRI - USI, Switzerland
• Vincent Rijment, KU Leuven, Belgium
• Georgios Selimis, Intrinsic ID, The Netherlands
• Stavros Shiaeles, University of Portsmouth, UK
• Leonel Sousa, INESC-ID, IST, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
• Elena-Ioana Vatajelu, CNRS-TIMA, France
• Tolga Yalsin, Northern Arizona University, USA
• Sherali Zeadally, University of Kentucky, USA




Computer Engineering & Informatics Department,

University of Patras,






Papers are to be submitted electronically on the EDAS web site, with the workshop’s dedicated link, which is going to be opened on time, in this section.


*** Please note that the above workshop link would be different compared to conference regular papers submission link, or other workshops submission links. ***


Submissions should be original and limited to 5 double-column pages, and should follow IEEE paper templates. Paper with more pages can be accepted however they need to be reduced to 5 pages for publication.

Submission process

Your paper must be printable in order to be accepted. The paper's cover page must include the following information:

  • Title of paper
  • Authors' names and affiliations
  • Contact author's name and address (both postal and electronic)
  • A short abstract
  • Keywords

In order to submit, you must first create an EDAS account. The EDAS system will e-mail you your password. Then you can login to EDAS using the password you have received by email.

EDAS will provide you with a submissions homepage where you can register your paper submission and make appropriate changes.

How to use EDAS to submit your paper:

  • Create an account in the EDAS system
  • Login to EDAS using your username and password (sent via email).
  • Click on the "submit paper" image to submit a new paper, or select an existing submission to edit.
  • Fill in the detail of the paper. You will be required to provide information for co-authors not already registered with the system. Choose as many topics as apply to your paper. Choose the submit button to register your paper.
  • Upload your paper using the provided form. You may choose not to upload a file immediately. You may upload a new version of your file at any time (prior to submission deadline) by returning to the EDAS system. Once you login, a list of submitted papers will be made available. Click on the upload image to upload a new version of your paper.

After submission, reviews of your paper can be accessed from your submission list. If you have problems with the system, please send an e-mail to

Nicolas Sklavos, e-mail: nsklavos AT upatras DOT gr