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JLPEA 2018 : Journal of Low Power Electronics and Applications - Special Issue on Low Power Hardware Security


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Submission Deadline Jun 15, 2018

Call For Papers

Journal of Low Power Electronics and Applications
Special Issue "Low Power Hardware Security"

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 June 2018

Dear Colleagues,
The globalization of the integrated circuit (IC) supply chain has resulted in increased concern for the authenticity and security of components included in anything from consumer electronics to the most sensitive circuits managing our financial and military systems. Of particular concern is the reliance on third-party entities for tasks that range from circuit design to the fabrication and packaging of the IC. An untrusted third-party is capable of intellectual property (IP) theft, IC counterfeiting, IC overproduction, and the insertion of malicious circuitry (hardware Trojans). Even less sinister, but of equal concern, companies in competitive markets often seek the tiniest of advantages, which incentivizes reverse engineering of a competing product. Therefore, there has been significant effort in the past decade to advance many aspects of hardware security, with diverse topics that range from the development of novel security primitives and circuit techniques to the mathematical proofing and validation of implemented security measures.

As the protection of the integrated circuit supply chain is of critical importance, this Special Issue of the JLPEA is dedicated to advances in all aspects of hardware security and trust. Original contributions from the following non-exhaustive list of topics are solicited:
- Hardware Trojan attacks, detection, and countermeasures
- Hardware obfuscation and reverse engineering
- Metrics, assessment, and security policies
- Hardware security primitives (TRNGs, PUFs)
- Fault injection, detection, and mitigation
- Reconfigurable devices for security
- System-on-chip and FPGA security
- Machine learning for hardware security
- Security for emerging technologies
- Architectural security methods
- Trustworthy manufacturing (split manufacturing, 2.5/3-D integration)
- Security for IoT, automotive, and cyber-physical system
- Side-channel attacks and protections
- Analog circuit security

Manuscript Submission Information:
Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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. Journal of Low Power Electronics and Applications is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly 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 350 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.

Published Papers
This special issue is now open for submission. For more information, please see

Special Issue Guest Editor
Prof. Ioannis Savidis

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA

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