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hardwear.io Call for Workshops & Villages – USA 2019

hardwear.io is seeking innovative hands-on Workshops and Villages on hardware security for our first Hardware Security Conference and Training in the USA. 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 - 18th March 2019
  • CFP Closing Date - 25th April 2019
  • Speaker Announcement - 1st May 2019
  • Training - 11th – 12th June 2019
  • Conference - 13th – 14th June 2019


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


Workshop - 120 mins

Village - during both conference days


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)

  • Based on actuals or USD 700 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

2. Complimentary Accommodation for 3 nights

3. Complimentary conference pass

4. 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.