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ACSW 2022 : The first Automotive Cyber Security Workshop


When Jun 10, 2022 - Jun 10, 2022
Where Genoa, Italy
Submission Deadline Feb 25, 2022
Notification Due Apr 7, 2022
Final Version Due Apr 14, 2022
Categories    security   automotive   networking   cryptography

Call For Papers

The first Automotive Cyber Security Workshop
June 10, 2022, Genoa, Italy

Scope and topics

Modern automotive systems are one of the most novel declinations of Cyber-Physical Systems, where actuation of different features of the vehicle are operated by embedded systems (powered by microcontrollers) with limited computational power and memory. These microcontrollers are connected with each other by means of different communication networks. Although these communication protocols are designed to operate in an isolated environment, the adoption of external connectivity on modern vehicles paved the way for novel attack scenarios exploiting the vulnerabilities of in-vehicle protocols. Multiple novel communication protocols addressing the vulnerabilities of the most common in-vehicle communication networks have been proposed by security researchers, but the benefits in terms of industry knowledge, affidability, and cost-efficiency of legacy protocols are still preventing modern solutions to be deployed in mass-produced vehicles. Hence it is necessary to develop solutions that are designed for established internal and external vehicle communication networks to increase the security of these protocols by considering the constraints of automotive systems.

The goal of the Automotive Cyber Security Workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners, interested in all aspects of automotive systems security, to contribute with and discuss new advances in the field of automotive cybersecurity. The workshop aims to present recent advances in the state-of-the-art for cybersecurity of road vehicles, bringing together researchers and practitioners across all areas of computer security focusing on automotive systems.

All papers discussing security and privacy issues of modern vehicles are welcome for submission. ACSW particularly welcomes papers focusing on the security of communication networks found inside and outside the modern vehicles, on the privacy issues related to modern infotainment systems, and on the forensic analysis of modern vehicle components. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Secure in-vehicle and V2X communication
- Intrusion detection and prevention for automotive systems and automotive cyber-physical systems
- Vulnerability assessment and attack simulation for automotive communication protocols
- Forensic analysis and reverse engineering of modern automotive components

Important dates

- Submission deadline for papers: 25/02/2022
- Notification to the authors: 07/04/2022
- Camera-ready deadline: 14/04/2022
- Workshop date: 10/06/2022

Submission information

Submitted papers must be written in English and must not exceed 10 pages excluding appendices. Papers must be typeset in LaTeX in A4 format (not "US Letter") using the IEEE EuroS&P conference proceeding template ( - while adhering to the guidelines of the main conference.

All submissions will undergo a double-blind reviewing process, so authors must make sure that initial submissions do not contain information that might reveal their identity (e.g., author names, affiliations, email addresses or obvious self references). It is the author’s responsibility to ensure that their anonymity is preserved when citing their own work. Failures to adhere to these requirements can be grounds for rejection.
Papers must be submitted electronically, in PDF format, through EasyChair (

Accepted papers will be published through IEEE Xplore in a volume accompanying the main IEEE EuroS&P 2022 proceedings. Authors may choose to have their paper excluded from the proceedings. At least one author for each accepted paper is expected to register and participate in the workshop for presentation.

All submissions considered for inclusion in the proceedings must contain an original contribution and should not be concurrently submitted to other workshops, conferences, or journals. These requirements are relaxed for papers which will not be included in the proceedings.

Venue and registration

The Automotive Cyber Security Workshop is co-located with IEEE Euro S&P 2022 and will take place in Genoa, Italy. Venue and registration information will be available on the IEEE EUro S&P 2022 website (

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