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I am co-chairing the ACM Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems Security & Privacy (CPS-SPC) this year, together with Awais Rashid. CPS-SPC aims to be the premier workshop for research on security of Cyber-Physical Systems (such as medical devices, manufacturing and industrial control, robotics and autonomous vehicles). The workshop will run for the fourth time, co-located with CCS (19 October, Toronto, Canada). We just released the website ( and the full CfP.

Submitted papers can be up to 12 pages including appendices and references. Submissions must use the ACM SIG Proceedings Templates.

Important Dates

  • Paper Submission Deadline: July 1, 2018 (23:59 Anywhere on Earth time)
  • Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: July 30, 2018
  • Camera Ready Papers Due: August 19, 2018

Accepted: CPS-SPC 2018

This year, I will be Co-Chair for the workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems Security and PrivaCy (CPS-SPC), together with Awais Rashid. Our proposal for the workshop is now accepted at CCS, and we will send out the CfP soon. Tentative date of the workshop: 19 October 2018, Toronto, Canada.

Meetup of TUHH Alumni Singapore Chapter + Guests from TUHH

We plan to have another meetup of the local TUHH Alumni chapter on March 27th, 7 pm at Restaurant Brotzeit at Harbourfront! Keep in touch with your alma mater and former fellow students. Several visiting TUHH staff members will also attend this event and report about developments at the Hamburg University of Technology.

To register, please send a message to Vera Lindenlaub at with your full name, your contact details, and your connection to TUHH (e.g. study, work).

March 27th 2018, 7pm
Restaurant Brotzeit
VivoCity Singapore 098585

Hope to see you all soon!

TPC Service in 2018

In 2018, I was asked to serve as TPC member for three security conferences that are quite important to me: CCS, Esorics, and Wisec. I’m looking forward to reviewing the interesting submissions! I’m also reviewing for the relevant CPS security workshops co-located with AsiaCCS and CCS.

Meetup of TUHH Alumni Singapore Chapter + Special Guest

I’m organizing a meetup of TUHH’s Singapore Alumni chapter on Nov 8, 4:30pm-6pm at SUTD. The plan is to give TUHH Alumni a chance to get to know each other, briefly show them the campus, and present research projects we do (e.g., and security research). Afterwards, we can have dinner nearby for everyone interested (self paid).

For everyone interested: please write me a quick mail, so I can make sure to keep you updated.

As a special guest, we will be joined by Prof. Ed Brinksma, who was just elected as next President of TUHH! So don’t miss this opportunity to connect back to TUHH.

Hope to see you all soon!

MSSD Program at SUTD

I am involved in designing SUTD’s upcoming Masters’ in Security by Design (MSSD) Program. This will be ISTD’s first Masters’ program, the start is scheduled to be in September 2017. Applications can be submitted now on our website linked above. About the program:

The MSSD programme is one-of-a-kind in that it focuses on bringing cybersecurity at the design stage of critical infrastructure and enterprise networks. This focus enables the training of a special type of engineer who can not only contribute to the security of organizations that do online business, but also to the security of large scale public infrastructures such as power grid, water treatment and distribution, transportation, and oil and natural gas processing.

More information can be found here.

CfP Workshop on Security for Embedded and Mobile Systems

I am on the TPC of the Workshop on Security for Embedded and Mobile Systems (SEMS) 2017, held in between with IEEE S&P and EUROCRYPT 2017 in Paris.

Embedded and mobile devices that provide security and crypto functionalities and manage private and confidential data are omnipresent in our daily lives. Examples of such devices range from smart cards and RFID tags, to mobile phones, tablets, and IoT devices. Ensuring the security and privacy of these devices is a challenging problem, as witnessed by recent breaking of crypto and security systems used in mobile phones, car keys, and RFID-enabled cards. Typical threats to extract the keys include side-channel and fault analysis.
Additionally, the vulnerabilities of the devices imply also privacy concerns. The operating systems supporting some of those devices, particularly mobile phones and tablets, but also IoT ones, have become very complex. Various sorts of malware present a constant threat for users. Although measures like application sandboxing take place, they also open the court for new attacks by constantly collecting and organizing sensitive information about the user.
The workshop seeks submissions from academia and industry presenting novel research results on the following topics of interest:
* security architectures for embedded and mobile systems
* physical (side-channel and fault) attacks on embedded and mobile systems
* hardware security of mobile devices
* (mobile) malware detection and prevention
* machine learning applications to highlight possible threats to user privacy
* privacy-preserving issues for mobile devices
* secure localization and location privacy for mobile devices
* security and privacy in the Internet of Things
* secure execution environments (e.g., TrustZone, TPMs) on mobile devices
* sensor spoofing attacks
We especially encourage novel ideas exploiting architecture-specific or novel “out of the box” attacks combining ideas from different communities, e.g., malware detection or privacy violation using side-channels.

Important dates:

  • Submission Deadline: December 1, 2016
  • Notification: Jan 20, 2017
  • Camera Ready Submission: Feb 13, 2017
  • Workshop: April 29, 2017

More info here.

CfP: CPSS 2017

I am on the PC of the Cyber-Physical System Security Workshop (CPSS), and the CfP was just released

Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) consist of large-scale interconnected systems of heterogeneous components interacting with their physical environments. There are a multitude of CPS devices and applications being deployed to serve critical functions in our lives. The security of CPS becomes extremely important. This workshop will provide a platform for professionals from academia, government, and industry to discuss how to address the increasing security challenges facing CPS. Besides invited talks, we also seek novel submissions describing theoretical and practical security solutions to CPS. Papers that are pertinent to the security of embedded systems, SCADA, smart grid, and critical infrastructure networks are all welcome, especially in the domains of energy and transportation.

Submission deadline is December 1. CPSS will be held in conjunction with ACM AsiaCCS’17
Abu Dhabi, UAE, April 2, 2017.