First Workshop on Embedded Systems Security
A Workshop of ACM EMSOFT'2006
October 26, 2006


Embedded computing systems are continuously adopted in a wide range of application areas and importantly, they are responsible for a large number of safety-critical systems as well as for the management of critical information. The advent of Internet-enabled embedded systems introduces a large number of security issues: the Internet can be used to attack embedded systems and embedded systems can be used to attack the Internet. Furthermore, embedded systems are vulnerable to many attacks not relevant to servers because they are physically accessible. Inadvertent threats due to bugs, improper system use, etc. can also have effects that are indistinguishable from malicious attacks.

This workshop will address the range of problems related to embedded system security. Of particular interest are security topics that are unique to embedded systems. The workshop will provide proceedings to the participants and will encourage discussion and debate about embedded systems security.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Security planning and provisioning for embedded systems.
  • Security of Internet-enabled embedded systems.
  • Power-related attacks and countermeasures.
  • Timing-related attacks and countermeasures.
  • Novel attacks and countermeasures.
  • Security of sensor networks.
  • Case studies.
Important dates:  
Submission deadline: May 29, 2006
Notification: July 8, 2006
Camera-ready: August 15, 2006
Advanced Registration: September 30, 2006
Program Committee:
Dimitrios Serpanos University of Patras Greece (Co-chair)
Catherine Gebotys University of Waterloo Canada (Co-chair)
Yun Cheol Baek Sangmyung University Korea (Co-chair)
Jong Uk ChoiMarkany Inc.Korea 
Young Ik Eom Sungkyunkwan University Korea  
Stefanos Kaxiras University of Patras Greece  
Hak Bae Kim Yonsei UniversityKorea  
Jinwoo Kim John Jay College of Criminal Justice USA  
Phil KoopmanCarnegie Mellon UniversityUSA  
David Lie University of Toronto Canada  
Christof Paar Bochum University Germany  
I.P. ParkPanasonic Princeton LabUSA 
Srivaths Ravi NEC Laboratories Princeton USA 
Sean Smith Dartmouth College USA  
Wayne Wolf Princeton University USA