AutoSec 2021 : 3rd International Workshop on Automotive and Autonomous Vehicle Security

  in Conferences   Posted on November 16, 2020

Conference Information

Submission Deadline Monday 11 Jan 2021 Proceedings indexed by :
Conference Dates Feb 21, 2021 - Feb 21, 2021
Conference Address Online, Online
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Conference Call for Papers

Ground and aerial vehicles, such as cars, buses, trucks, airplanes, and drones make the whole world convenient and connected. Due to their wide usage and high safety criticality, any security/privacy problems in them pose direct threats to users and stakeholders in transportation. With the recent global interest in substantially increasing their autonomy and connectivity, including autonomous driving, drone delivery, vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication, intelligent transportation, and drone swarm technologies, such problems become more critical than ever and thus require immediate attention and discussion in both academia and industry. To meet this critical need, the 3rd International Workshop on Automotive and Autonomous Vehicle Security (AutoSec) is organized to bring together audience including university researchers, scientists, and industry professionals to contribute to new theories, technologies, and systems related to security and privacy challenges in automotives, aerial vehicles, and their supporting infrastructures, especially for their emerging autonomy and connectivity technologies. AutoSec 2021 will be held virtually in conjunction with the Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS) 2021.

Demo session: AutoSec will feature a demo session to allow academic researchers and industry companies to share demonstrations of their latest attacks, defenses, tools, or systems on automotive and autonomous vehicles.

Awards: All accepted papers and demos will be considered for Best Paper Award and Best Demo Award. The winner and runner-up will win cash prizes, sponsored by UCI CS and UB CSE. In addition, a special AutoDriving Security Award will be given to one of the accepted papers to recognize and reward research that makes substantial contributions to secure today’s emerging autonomous driving technology.

Submission Guidelines:

We accept (1) regular papers with up to 6 pages, (2) short position papers or work in progress papers with up to 4 pages, and (3) demo papers with up to 1 page, all in double-column NDSS format.

Submissions can be anonymized for review, but this is not required. Demo papers must have “Demo:” in their titles. Submission of papers and demos is through the Easychair conference system at

The proceedings will be published by the Internet Society after NDSS.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Embedded/sensor/analog security and forensics

Secure perception, localization, and planning in autonomous vehicles

Safety/security verification for autonomous driving/flight

In-vehicle network (e.g., CAN bus) and Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) security

Compliance with legal, safety, and environmental policies

Secure integration of hardware and software systems for automotive and aerial vehicles

Secure software/hardware updates in automotive and aerial vehicle settings

Privacy challenges in automotive and aerial vehicle settings (e.g., driver and passenger privacy, drone spying, etc.)

Privacy-preserving data sharing and analysis in automotive and aerial vehicle settings

Electric/medium/heavy-duty vehicle system security

Security/privacy in Intelligent Transportation System (ITS), e.g., vehicle platooning

Supporting infrastructure (e.g., charging) security for automotive and aerial vehicles

Secure software/hardware development, e.g., debugging tools, emulators, testbed

Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline: Anywhere-on-earth (AOE) January 4, 2021

Notification of Acceptance: January 31, 2021

Camera Ready Submission: February 5, 2021

Conference Date: Feb 21, 2021

Program Co-Chairs

Qi Alfred Chen, University of California, Irvine

Ziming Zhao, University at Buffalo

Gail-Joon Ahn, ASU and Samsung Research

Technical Program Committee

Gedare Bloom, University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Alvaro Cardenas, University of California Santa Cruz

Stephen Checkoway, Oberlin College

Dongyao Chen, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Jeremy Daily, Colorado State University

Sriharsha Etigowni, Purdue University

Tom Forrest, General Motors

Ryan Gerdes, Virginia Tech

Xiali Hei, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Hongxin Hu, Clemson University

Zbigniew T. Kalbarczyk, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Karl Koscher, University of Washington

Sekar Kulandaivel, Carnegie Mellon University

Kang Li, Baidu, Inc.

Chung-Wei Lin, National Taiwan University

Zhiqiang Lin, the Ohio State University

Peng Liu, Pennsylvania State University

Morley Mao, University of Michigan

Karthik Pattabiraman, University of British Columbia

Mert Pesé, University of Michigan

Jonathan Petit, Qualcomm

Indrakshi Ray, Colorado State University, USA

David Starobinski, Boston University

Yuan Tian, University of Virginia

André Weimerskirch, Lear Corporation

Shengzhi Zhang, Boston University

Fengwei Zhang, Southern University of Science and Technology

Ning Zhang, Washington University at St. Louis

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