Special Issue "Advances in Hardware Security Research"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 January 2024 | Viewed by 150
Interests: hardware security
Interests: integrated circuit design for security systems; encryption algorithms and signal processing systems; methods of searching for hardware trojans in integrated circuits; hardware design for embedded systems
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Special Issue in Electronics: Feature Papers in Circuit and Signal Processing
Integrated circuits (IC) have become ubiquitous in our everyday life ranging from smartphones to military-grade applications. The security of applications on these devices are critically dependent on the underlying IC or system-on-chip (SoC) that ensures the privacy, authenticity, and integrity of the entire solution stack. However, with the growth of third-party intellectual property (3-PIP) combined with the globalization of the IC supply chain, ease of access to critical assets has created soft targets for cybercriminals to perform malicious activities on the device. Consequently, this has led to calls for a re-evaluation of the trustworthiness of the underlying ICs.
Needless to say, protecting against these threats has become critical, especially given the high-value effort involved in IC design. Through this Special Issue, we aim to raise awareness about the emerging threats in the field of IC design and manufacturing. The articles will be of particular interest to professionals working in the hardware industry spanning the entire silicon ecosystem including design, technology, foundry, electronic-design automation (EDA), test, and in-field debugging. With a multi-disciplinary community effort, this Issue offers new insights in evaluating the state-of-the-art hardware security attacks and defenses that will provide a foundation for future endeavors. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- IP piracy/counterfeiting/overbuilding: Attacks and defenses;
- Hardware Trojans: Attacks and defenses;
- Hardware security: Primitives, architecture, and design and test;
- Side-channel analysis.
Dr. Abhrajit Sengupta
Prof. Dr. Paris Kitsos
Dr. Mohammed Shayan
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Electronics is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- IP piracy
- hardware Trojans
- design and test
- side-channel analysis