[hpc-announce] [ESSA19] CfP Workshop on Energy-Secure System Architectures (May 9-10), In conjunction with HOST19, McLean, VA, USA.

David Trilla Rodriguez David.Trilla.Rodriguez at ibm.com
Wed Feb 6 09:54:39 CST 2019

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Call for Papers
ESSA19: Workshop on Energy-Secure System Architectures in Conjunction with
the 12th IEEE HOST 2019 (International Symposium on Hardware Oriented
Security And Trust)

We invite you to participate in the Workshop on Energy-Secure System
Architectures held in conjunction with the 12th IEEE International
Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust (HOST 2019) at McLean,
VA, USA. From May 9th to May 10th.


Extended Abstracts must be in English and up to 4 pages.
Accepted papers will be presented at the workshop and included in the
workshop report.
Selected papers presented in the workshop will be invited to submit revised
(updated) versions to a peer-reviewed special issue of IEEE Security and

TOPICS OF INTEREST (but not limited to)

Power, noise and thermal management solutions for modern multi-core
platforms: with a focus on reliability and security challenges.
Verification and design for verification of system-level power, noise and
thermal managers: predeployment safeguards against security breaches.
Reliability and security holes exposed by power/thermal management
protocols: specific examples of attack scenarios.
Security-aware dynamic power management: software-hardware architectural
Use of machine learning/deep learning (ML/DL) principles in safeguarding
against energy attacks in processors, server systems and data-centers.
Architectural implications of and system software support for energy-secure
Security and reliability issues in emerging low power processor and memory
Resilience and security challenges of ultra-low power cognitive IoT
systems Energy-secure artificial intelligence (AI) systems.
Metrics for quantifying energy-security of computing systems.


The "power wall" has forced chip and system architects to design with
smaller margins between nominal and worst-case operating points. Dynamic
power, voltage noise and thermal management control loops have already
become an integral part of chip and system design. New research papers in
“wear out” and general reliability management have recently been published.

These new generation management protocols have, however, opened up other
sources of concern: e.g. control loop stability and robustness of the
management protocols. The potential security holes exposed by the
integrated control loops and system safety issues triggered by potential
violations of power or thermal limits are other areas of concern. Also,
side channel attack scenarios enabled by modulated power profiles have been
documented in prior research.

We seek to motivate the research community into adopting a holistic
approach to mitigating the power wall and the concomitant
reliability-security wall. We have coined the term "Energy-Secure System
Architectures" to cover the range of research being pursued within industry
and academia in order to ensure robust and secure functionality, while
meeting the energy-related constraints of the "green computing" era. This
segmented workshop offering, composed of lectures provided by experts in
the areas of power/thermal management, reliability and security, provides a
comprehensive view of the hardware and software aspects of Energy-Secure
System Architectures


Submission Deadline: March 1st, 2019
Acceptance Decision: March 15th, 2019
Final Submission: April 5th, 2019
Presentation Slides: April 26th, 2019


Saibal Mukhopadhyay, Georgia Tech University
Pradip Bose, IBM Research
Alper Buyuktosunoglu, IBM Research
Augusto Vega, IBM Research
Francisco J. Cazorla, Barcelona Supercomputing Center
Simha Sethumadhavan, Columbia University
Moinuddin Qureshi, Georgia Tech University
Edward Suh, Cornell University
Sanu Matthew, Intel Corporation


Saibal Mukhopadhyay, Georgia Tech University
Pradip Bose, IBM T.J.Watson Research Center


Saibal Mukhopadhyay - saibal at ece.gatech.edu
Pradip Bose - pbose at us.ibm.com

More info at www.essa-workshop.org
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