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COST Action IC1103

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Sep. 30, 2014 - Amsterdam
Co-Located with DFT 2014

Call for contributions

Electronic devices pervade our lives, from consumer electronics up to safety-critical systems used in a wide range of applications, from medical to automotive or avionics scenarios, including secure devices like smart-cards, electronic passports or secret storage elements.
Dependability and security of such devices is of primary importance. Two COST Actions exist to cover, from one side, reliability aspects of future digital systems (MEDIAN) and, from the other side, issues related to hardware security to combat semiconductor device counterfeiting, theft of service and tampering (TRUDEVICE).

While these two Actions cover different aspects of the dependability of the whole systems, the two communities share several common skills and scientific methodologies and solutions. The joint MEDIAN+TRUDEVICE open forum will provide an environment for young researchers to share problems, common practices, and discussions on recent findings, theories and on-going work. Topics of the open forum include but are not limited to:

  • Manufacturing test of secure devices
  • Methodologies and techniques for manufacturing reliable nanoscale devices
  • Trustworthy manufacturing of secure devices
  • Verification, Validation and Debug Methodologies
  • PUFs, TRNGs, Hardware Trojans detection
  • Reconfigurable devices for secure functions
  • System level design, on-line testing/fault tolerance
  • Fault attack injection, detection and protection


General Chairs

Marco Ottavi, Uni Roma 2 (IT)
Giorgio Di Natale, LIRMM (FR)

Local Chair

Said Hamdioui, T.U. Delft (NL)

Tentative Program


  • MEDIAN Introduction
    Marco Ottavi
  • TRUDEVICE Introduction
    Giorgio Di Natale
  • Keynote on Dependability
  • Keynote on Security


  • TRUDEVICE session
    Short presentations + posters
  • MEDIAN session
    Short presentations + posters


Perspective authors are invited to submit their
contribution (full work or work-in-progress, max 1 page) to
Accepted contributions will present their work in a 5-minute presentation plus a poster.

Important information

Submission deadline: June 30, 2014
Notification of acceptance: July 11, 2014
Registration fee: 50 €


Based on to the availability of the COST Actions’ funding, authors of accepted contributions will be eligible for travel reimbursement.

General information


Local information

G. Di Natale
M. Ottavi
S. Hamdioui

Download the flyer: Joint Open Forum – Call for Paricipation.

Download the program: Joint Open Forum – Program.


COST is supported by the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020