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Important disclaimer regarding COVID-19 and hardwear.io Netherlands 2020

First of all we would like to state that hardwear.io Netherlands Conference and Training (planned on 28th Sep - 2nd Oct 2020) is going to happen!

Taking into account the current situation with COVID-19, we are yet unable to confirm if hardwear.io Netherlands 2020 will happen as a physical event in The Hague or not. This will depend on many different factors including the governmental regulations regarding hosting events in the Netherlands in that period of time. In the scenario when events of hardwear.io scale will still not be allowed on the planned dates of the conference, hardwear.io Netherlands 2020 will happen in the Virtual Con Format. Please note that all the CFP submissions will be considered for hardwear.io Netherlands 2020, either it will be a physical or virtual event. Since we are unable to confirm the event format yet, please keep in mind that if your submission will be chosen it might be either a physical or virtual presentation. We will keep you updated regarding the status and format of hardwear.io Netherlands 2020.

hardwear.io Call for Papers – The Hague, Netherlands 2020

hardwear.io is seeking innovative research on hardware security for hardwear.io Security Conference in The Hague, the Netherlands. If you have done interesting research on attacks or mitigation on any Hardware and want to showcase it to the security community, just submit your research paper.


  • CFP Opening Date - 1st March 2020
  • CFP Closing Date - 31st May 2020
  • Speaker Announcement Starts - 20th June 2020
  • Training - 28th to 30th September 2020
  • Conference - 1st and 2nd October 2020


hardwear.io accepts papers on any topic that discusses in-depth hardware and firmware security both from the offensive as well as defensive perspective. Some of the topics of interest include (but not limited to):

  • Integrated Circuits
  • Processors
  • Internet of Things / Smart Devices
  • Embedded Systems
  • Automobile, Aeroplane, Train Automation Systems and Hardware Components
  • Industrial Control Systems / SCADA Systems
  • Satellite Systems
  • Medical Devices
  • Smartphone Firmware, Hardware
  • Firmware
  • Hardware Pentesting
  • Trusted Platform Module
  • Radio Communication Protocols and Hardware
  • Hardware Trust and Assurance Algorithms
  • Multimedia Hardware, Firmware, Protocols
  • Telecom Hardware / Networks
  • Electronic / Physical Locks


New Research - 40 mins – 1 hour

A deep knowledge technical track that includes new research, vulnerabilities, zero days or exploits. And by new we really mean new i.e. if your research or talk has been published / showcased (partially or wholly) before, it will fall under current research category even though there are enhancements / changes to the original research.

Current Research - 40 mins – 1 hour

Comprises of known security issues, new research presented / published elsewhere, case studies, twist to an existing research, vulnerability, exploit or research-in-progress.

Tool - 30 mins – 1 hour

Comprises of open source security tools, exploits, hardware etc. This is an excellent opportunity for the original authors to showcase their work to the world.


Only the original authors should submit their research and any submission from a third party will be rejected. The abstract should clearly mention the techniques and hacks in detail and merely mentioning that it works will not help in understanding the research to its full extent. Product/company marketing and pitches will be rejected. We request you not to submit any product specific talk.

Speaker Benefits


1. Travel Reimbursement

(Either actuals or the below mentioned amounts, whichever is less)

  • Speaker travelling from outside Europe
    (Based on actuals or Euro 1000 whichever is less)
  • Speaker travelling from within Europe
    (Based on actuals or Euro 250 whichever is less)
  • If your employer can afford (or pays for) your travel, we will not reimburse anything from our end i.e. we will only reimburse if no one is sponsoring your travel
  • Please provide the receipts/invoice of the travel along with tickets for reimbursement
  • Please note, if your company is a sponsor of the conference, you will not be eligible for travel reimbursement

2. Complimentary Accommodation for 3 nights

3. Complimentary conference pass

4. Invitation to hardwear.io party


1. Complimentary Accommodation for 3 nights

2. Complimentary conference pass

3. Invitation to hardwear.io party


* Only one speaker will be eligible for the benefits, in case there are two or more speakers for a talk.

** By submitting a paper and agreeing to talk, the speaker gives hardwear.io the right to post, publish, re-distribute online and offline, soft and / or hard copies of his / her presentation material including slides, source code, design specifications, detailed paper and the recorded video of the talk.