Special Issue "Emerging Technologies for Security Applications"

A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). This special issue belongs to the section "Computer Science & Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Cédric Marchand
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Guest Editor
Lyon Institute of Nanotechnology (INL) Ecole Centrale de Lyon, University of Lyon, 69007 Lyon, France
Interests: hardware security; cryptography; Emerging technologie
Prof. Laurent Sauvage
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LTCI, Télécom Paris, Institut polytechnique de Paris, France
Interests: Cryptography; Cybersecurity; Side-channel attack; Fault injection attack; Embedded systems
Assoc. Prof. David Navarro
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Université de Lyon, ECL, INSA Lyon, UCBL, CPE, INL, UMR5270, F-69134, Ecully, France
Interests: low power MCU; embedded electronics; communications; IoT; WSN
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Dr. Jérémy Postel-Pellerin
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Aix-Marseille University, CNRS, Institut Matériaux Microélectronique Nanosciences de Provence, Marseille, France
Interests: Non-Volatile Memories; TCAD simulation; Electrical Characterization for reliability and security

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues, 

In recent years, the security of private and collected data has become a major topic in embedded systems and electronic circuit designs. With the classical Von Neumann and Harvard architecture bottleneck, there is increasing interest in emerging technologies such as new nonvolatile memories (RRAM, MRAM, FeRAM, etc.) and silicon photonics. These emerging technologies enable us to overcome this bottleneck and propose new architectures based on logic in memory, photonic phase change materials, new sensing technologies and so on.

These technologies change the computing system and bring new strengths and weaknesses to the security of the whole system. Their robustness against attacks is still a major concern and needs to be further studied, but they can also be used to create a specific piece of hardware to increase the security of a computing system such as physical unclonable functions (PUFs), true random number generators (TRNGs) or cryptographic primitives.

This Special Issue is dedicated to security aspects linked to emerging technologies and the list of possible topics includes, but is not limited to:

  • Challenges and opportunities of new technologies for secure and energy efficient embedded systems.
  • Emerging technology-based implementation of cryptographic algorithms.
  • Emerging technology-based design, implementation, and evaluation of secure primitives for electronic computing systems.
  • Software- and hardware-oriented attacks and evaluation of implementation based on emerging technologies.
  • Robustness of emerging devices or circuits against attacks and countermeasures.
  • Modeling of attacks in emerging technologies.
  • Secure architectures with emerging technologies (processors, microcontrollers, sensor networks, etc.)

Dr. Cédric Marchand
Prof. Laurent Sauvage
Assoc. Pro David Navarro
Dr. Jérémy Postel-Pellerin
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • Challenges and opportunities of new technologies for secure and energy efficient embedded systems
  • Emerging technology-based implementation of cryptographic algorithms
  • Emerging technology-based design, implementation, and evaluation of secure primitives for electronic computing systems
  • Software- and hardware-oriented attacks and evaluation of implementation based on emerging technologies
  • Robustness of emerging devices or circuits against attacks and countermeasures
  • Modeling of attacks in emerging technologies
  • Secure architectures with emerging technologies (processors, microcontrollers, sensor networks, etc.)

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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