PROOFS will be collocated with CHES 2024. Halifax, Canada, September 4, 2024

Goals of the Workshop

The goal of the PROOFS workshop is to promote methodologies that increase the confidence in the security of embedded systems, especially those which contain cryptographic algorithms. Concretely, the PROOFS workshop seeks contributions in both theory and practice of methods and tools applied to the security of embedded systems. Examples include (semi-)formal methods, simulation-based leakage evaluation and security checks, protocol verification techniques, test and verification of secure embedded systems (software and hardware), and provable security for physical attacks. This year, we solicit research papers on topics covering well-motivated computer security problems. Techniques which identify real-world threats, detect them, mitigate them or analyse the consequences will remain the major target of the workshop.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • (Automated) security proofs
  • Applications of formal methods in security
  • Protocol verification
  • Security evaluation of real-world systems
  • Leakage-resilient cryptography
  • Side-channel analysis and countermeasures
  • Fault attacks and defenses
  • Intrusion detection and prevention
  • Information leakage models
  • Tamper-resistant hardware
  • Countermeasure against hardware Trojan horses
  • Early leakage detection, e.g. based on simulators
  • Vulnerability assessment techniques for side channels
  • Synergies between security and reliability
  • On-chip monitoring of physical attacks
  • Case studies and industrial practice for secure design
  • Cyber physical systems security and threats against critical infrastructures

Submission guidelines

Submitted papers are limited to 15 pages in EPiC style. The papers can be submitted via easychair.


Program committee

  • Ludovic Apvrille, Telecom ParisTech.
  • Damien Couroussé, CEA.
  • Ulrich Kühne, Télécom Paris.
  • Vianney Lapôtre, University Bretagne-Sud.
  • Ilia Polian, University of Stuttgart.
  • Francesco Regazzoni, ALaRI - USI (Switzerland).
  • The invitations for the program committee are still ongoing.

Organizing committee

  • General Chair: Stjepan Picek (Radboud University, The Netherlands)
  • Program Chair: Maria Mushtaq (Télécom Paris, France)

Steering committee

  • Jean-Luc Danger (Télécom Paris, France)
  • Sylvain Guilley (Secure-IC / Télécom Paris, France)
  • Çetin Kaya Koç (UCSB, USA)
  • David Naccache (ENS, France)
  • Akashi Satoh (UEC, Japan)
  • Werner Schindler (BSI, Germany)


PROOFS will be collocated with Conference on Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems 2024 (CHES 2024).


All questions about submissions should be emailed to proofs2024 AT easychair DOT org.