Call for Papers - escar USA 2022

Submission deadline:     March 2, 2022
Acceptance notification:     April 11, 2022
Final paper due:     May 23, 2022


Call for Papers - Information - USA

Overview and Topics

Modern automobiles are complex cyberphysical systems, interacting with their passengers, the environment, infrastructure, and each other in rich and subtle ways.  Nearly every system in a modern vehicle is computerized, and the complexity and degree of interaction of these systems is increasing dramatically.  The automotive ecosystem is incredibly complex with deep supply chains and a complex regulatory environment.  Automotive cybersecurity is a crucial, many-faceted topic that has aspects in common with traditional IT security but also has many automotive-specific elements.

The escar conference series, held annually in Europe, the USA, and Asia, has established itself as a premier forum for information, discussion and exchange of ideas related to vehicle cybersecurity. As in previous years, the program will include invited talks, but we also invite the submission of papers and presentations on all aspects of automotive cybersecurity, including but not limited to the following areas:

- Cybersecurity-related engineering, software assurance, development & validation, and security standardization
- Design of security-resilient vehicle architectures and applications
- Privacy and data protection issues in vehicular settings
- Vehicular hardware security and hardware security modules
- Security of vehicular communications (on-board, passenger, and V2X)
- Vehicle cyber intrusion detection systems and vehicle forensics
- Security of automotive cloud-based infrastructure
- Security of vehicle theft prevention and theft response solutions
- Vehicle-related fraud and data tampering (odometer, warranty fraud, etc.)
- Security of vehicular rights control and audit (e.g., feature activation)
- Security of autonomous vehicles including sensing, control, and planning
- Security of vehicular Position, Navigation, and Timing
- Security of automotive diagnosis, maintenance, and software update
- Security implications of AI used in a vehicle context
- Electric vehicle charging security, including interactions with the power grid
- Cybersecurity of commercial vehicles
- Automotive reverse engineering and penetration testing
- Legal, liability, and regulatory aspects of automotive cybersecurity

Instructions for Paper Submission

Theoretical/scientific articles, case studies and descriptions of real-world experience are welcome. All submissions will be double-blind peer-reviewed. Two types of submissions will be accepted:

Full papers of up to 15 pages: This can be, for example, new research results, case studies, or state-of-the-art reports. The value to the escar community should be clearly demonstrated.

Extended abstracts of 3 or more full pages: This category is geared towards contributions from industry and government. These will consist of a presentation only - no full paper will be required. The abstract must be at least 3 full pages and should clearly outline the content of the planned presentation and its value to the escar community.

Important Note 1: Extended abstracts of less than 3 full single-spaced pages will be rejected without review. Marketing driven submissions and submissions that lack details to enable a review were not well received and almost always rejected in the past.   
Important Note 2: For both submission types the text must be in English with a font size of at least 10pt. Submissions must be anonymous with no identifying features on the submissions (such as obvious references).
Important Note 3: Please ensure that you will be able to provide the final presentation slides by the deadline listed above.
Submissions must be in PDF format and will be accepted at escar’s submission site: