Mar 12

ANSEC 2012 – First International Workshop on Anonymity and Security Aspects of Embedded Systems


ANSEC 2012 – First International Workshop on Anonymity and Security
Aspects of Embedded Systems

Liverpool, UK, 25-27 June, 2012

Mobile and embedded devices are rapidly evolving powerful, ubiquitous
devices which are involved in security-critical operations like
authentication, payment, e-Banking and e-Government applications. In
addition, privacy and anonymity protection of devices and their users is
gaining more and more importance. This workshop focuses on the question
of how existing security mechanisms (e.g. TrustZone or Secure Elements,
etc.) can be efficiently utilized to provide a secure basis to support
current security de-pendent applications and privacy enhancing
technologies. How can the existing cryptographic primitives for PETs
efficiently and securely be realized on state-of-the -art embedded
systems? Which applications for privacy-enhancing technologies exist and
how can they be realized on devices that operate in  the Internet of
things (e.g. smart-phones, smart-cards, RFID tags etc.)? How can
privacy-enhancing protocols and existing embedded security mechanisms be
attacked and what has to be done in order to increase the efficiency of
the security mechanisms?

Scope and interest:
In ANSEC 2012 we consider different aspects of cyber physical systems
and their protection mechanisms. Of particular interest are security
aspects of embedded systems and their relation to privacy and anonymity

This includes (but is not limited to) the following topics:
• Embedded system security (operating system security, hardware
security, information control flow integrity, …)
• Hardware supported cryptography for embedded systems
• Hardware supported security mechanisms
• Cryptographic primitives for Privacy Enhancing Technologies
• Trusted Computing for Embedded Systems
• Privacy aspects of embedded systems (e.g. electronic identities)
• Secure execution environments on embedded devices
• Attacks and attack models on embedded systems and privacy enhancing
• Certification of Embedded system security features and privacy
enhancing technologies
• Embedded system security (smart phones, automotive systems, RFID tags
• Anonymous authentication for embedded systems (protocols, mechanisms etc.)

Submission and Publication:
Authors are invited to submit manuscripts dealing with research and recent
developments in the topics related to the workshop. Accepted papers from
this workshop will be published by the IEEE Computer Society in IEEE
conference proceedings (indexed by EI Compendex and ISTP).
Papers must be written in English conforming to the IEEE conference
proceedings format (
and are limited to 6 pages (or 8 pages with the over length charge)
including figures and references.
Moreover, they must be anonymous, with no author names, affiliations,
acknowledgements, or obvious references.
The papers must be submitted in pdf format using the EasyChair conference
management system. (
Workshop Website:

Workshop Chair:
Kurt Dietrich<>

Program Committee:
– Johann Großschädl (Univ. Luxemburg)
– Hanns Brandl (Infineon Technologies)
– Jean-Jacques Quisquater (UCL)
– Stefan Mangard (Infineon Technologies)
– Vincent Rijmen (KU Lueven, TU Graz)
– Stefan Tillich (Univ. of Bristol)
– Liqun Chen (HP)
– Jiangtao Li (Intel)
– Bart Preneel (KU Lueven)
– Berndt Gammel (Infineon Technologies)
– Mario Lamberger (NXP)

Submission Deadline: 31 March, 2012
Authors Notification: 30 April, 2012
Final Manuscript Due: 15 May, 2012
Registration Due: 08 May, 2012

Kurt Dietrich<>
Roderick Bloem<>

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