Workshop on Automotive Cyber Security
The first workshop on Automotive Cyber Security (ACSW) will be organized in conjunction with IEEE EuroS&P 2022. The workshop will take place on June 10, 2022 (post-conference workshop) in Genoa, Italy.

Call for Papers

Modern automotive systems are one of the most novel declinations of Cyber-Physical Systems, where actuation of different features of the vehicle are operated by embedded systems (powered by microcontrollers) with limited computational power and memory. These microcontrollers are connected with each other by means of different communication networks. Although these communication protocols are designed to operate in an isolated environment, the adoption of external connectivity on modern vehicles paved the way for novel attack scenarios exploiting the vulnerabilities of in-vehicle protocols. Multiple novel communication protocols addressing the vulnerabilities of the most common in-vehicle communication networks have been proposed by security researchers, but the benefits in terms of industry knowledge, affidability, and cost-efficiency of legacy protocols are still preventing modern solutions to be deployed in mass-produced vehicles. Hence, it is necessary to develop solutions that are designed for established internal and external vehicle communication networks to increase the security of these protocols by considering the constraints of automotive systems.

Aim & Scope

The goal of the Automotive Cyber Security Workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners, interested in all aspects of automotive systems security, to contribute with and discuss new advances in the field of automotive cybersecurity. The workshop aims to present recent advances in the state-of-the-art for cybersecurity of road vehicles, bringing together researchers and practitioners across all areas of computer security focusing on automotive systems. All papers discussing security and privacy issues of modern vehicles are welcome for submission. ACSW particularly welcomes papers focusing on the security of communication networks found inside and outside the modern vehicles, on the privacy issues related to modern infotainment systems, and on the forensic analysis of modern vehicle components. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Secure in-vehicle and V2X communication
  • Intrusion detection and prevention for automotive systems and automotive cyber-physical systems
  • Vulnerability assessment and attack simulation for automotive communication protocols
  • Forensic analysis and reverse engineering of modern automotive components

Important Dates

Submission deadline for papers:March 11, 2022 (firm) February 25, 2022
Notification to the authors:April 7, 2022
Camera-ready deadline:April 14, 2022
Workshop date:June 10, 2022