Call for Papers

List of accepted papers is online

Modern automotive systems integrate a multitude of embedded hard real-time control functionalities, and a host of advanced information and entertainment (infotainment) features. They are evolved to complex computer systems that are highly connected while still having to deal with automotive constraints and requirements such as safety, reliability, dependability, quality, and complex supply chain. Especially the increasing connectivity and the recent integration of smart devices (e.g., smartphones) and cloud services as well as the emerging applications give rise to new security and privacy issues. The incentive to protect the driver, the suppliers and the car manufacturers has been generally recognized. This workshop brings together researchers and practitioners in all security related to modern and next generation automotive systems. The workshop solicits two types of original papers: full papers and short/work-in-progress/position-papers. Submitted papers must be in ACM double-column format with at most 12 pages (full paper) and 6 pages (short paper), including bibliography, appendix etc. A paper submitted to this workshop must not be in parallel submission to any other journal, magazine, conference or workshop with proceedings. Each submission should be anonymous. Topics of interests include but not limited to:

  • Security engineering, life-cycle management in the automotive and transportation domain
  • Security management in automotive supply chain
  • Design methodologies, development/validation/automation tools for secure vehicle  components
  • Secure and dependable intra- and inter-vehicle communication
  • Secure theft protection mechanisms for the automotive domain
  • Identity management in the vehicle and transportation domain
  • Anonymous credentials in the automotive domain
  • Automotive security research challenges
  • Dependable and secure automotive use-cases
  • Architecture and implementation technologies for automotive trusted platform
  • Limitations, alternatives and tradeoffs regarding automotive trusted computing
  • Secure wireless and mobile technologies in vehicles
  • Secure localization and location privacy
  • Wireless or mobile security and privacy in transport systems
  • Mobile (smart) device integration in vehicles and transport systems
  • Intrusion detection systems for the automotive domain
  • Secure interaction between cloud and vehicular network
  • Secure software update and feature activation on car components
  • IP protection in vehicle components
  • Secure remote update
  • Remote attestation of automotive trusted devices
  • Secure hardware for low cost automotive devices
  • Virtualization in automotive components

We would like to particularly encourage new directions and ideas not contained in the above list. The workshop should also represent a forum for presenting innovative ideas, discussions and interactions on security and privacy aspects related to next generation vehicles and transportation systems.

Important Dates:

(All deadlines are 23:59 CET)

Manuscript submission: July 29, 2013 (Extended)  

Acceptance notification: August 23, 2013

Final Manuscript due: August 30, 2013, September 5, 2013


Paper submissions must be made through the online submission system

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