Interdisciplinary Workshop on Applied Research in Embedded, Purpose-specific, Integrated Computing and their Availability, Reliability and Security

to be held in conjunction with the 18th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security

(ARES 2023 – http://www.ares-conference.eu)

August 29 – September 01, 2023, Benevento, Italy

The increase in computational and memory capacities furthers the application of embedded and purpose-specific devices for computing and communication tasks. In fog and mist computing, devices at the edges of networks are used for computationally intensive tasks. The IoT and IIoT introduce purpose-specific devices that require ubiquitous communication. In terms of security, such devices suffer from disadvantages, e.g., by not providing full user interfaces or the capabilities for well-established Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS). The EPIC-ARES workshop aims at establishing a platform for researchers from academia, industry, and governmental agencies to exchange and discuss advances in applied research regarding the area of Availability, Reliability and Security for embedded, purpose-specific, or integrated computation. A strong focus is put on knowledge transfer and applied research. Availability, Reliability and Security for the operation of individual devices as well as their influence on the network and other systems are discussed. An emphasis is put on data protection and mitigation of adversarial AI. Security measures to integrate devices safely and reliably into networks and employ their capabilities are discussed, including novel AI-based approaches.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to

Applied embedded security and resiliency
Purpose-specific computing and networking
Integrated hardware and software security
AI-assisted threat detection and mitigation in purpose-specific devices
Resiliency of AI subsystems in integrated software
Deception and Moving Target Defense for embedded and integrated systems
Wireless survivability in dedicated and cyber-physical environments

Privacy and Trustworthiness in distributed software and hardware architectures
Protocol security
Reliability in transport layer connectivity of integrated systems
Social implications of IoT security
Social implications of trust in distributed systems
Regulatory aspects of embedded, purpose-specific, and integrated computing

Important Dates
Extended Submission Deadline May 26, 2023
Author Notification June 14, 2023
Proceedings Version June 28, 2023
Conference August 29 – September 01, 2023
Workshop Chair

Simon Duque Antón
comlet Verteilte Systeme GmbH, Germany

Daniel Fraunholz
Central Office for Information Technology in the Security Sector (ZITiS), Germany

Program Committee

Erik Derr, Siemens AG, Germany
Thaddeus Eze, University of Chester, United Kingdom
Bin Han, University of Kaiserslautern-Landau, Germany
Anna Hristoskova, Sirris, Belgium
Hartmut König, Central Office for Information Technology in the Security Sector (ZITiS), Germany
Sven Plaga, Center for Intelligence and Security Studies (CISS), Germany
Michael Rademacher, Fraunhofer FKIE, Germany
Jörg Schneider, Federal Network Agency, Germany
Mark Schutera, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Henning Trsek, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Ostwestfalen-Lippe, Germany

Submission Guidelines

The submission guidelines valid for the workshop are the same as for the ARES conference. They can be found at https://www.ares-conference.eu/submission/.