Call for Abstracts

We are delighted to announce the Call for Abstracts for the second edition of the "Hardware Reverse Engineering Workshop" (HARRIS 2024) to be held on March 19 and 20, 2024, in Bochum, Germany. Following the success of last year's workshop, we invite researchers, professionals, and enthusiasts from academia, industry, and government to contribute presentations to this dynamic event.

Presentations may cover novel, previously published, or work-in-progress research, as well as practical case studies or field reports. Presentations are 20 minutes each, split into 15 minutes for the talk and 5 minutes for Q&A.


HARRIS 2024 aims to explore and advance the field of hardware reverse engineering, covering a broad spectrum of related topics including, but not limited to:

  • Sample Preparation, Imaging, and Image Processing
  • Non-invasive and Semi-invasive Techniques for Hardware Reverse Engineering
  • FPGA Bitstream Format Reverse Engineering
  • Netlist Reconstruction from ICs and FPGAs, including Error Detection and Correction Mechanisms
  • Netlist Reverse Engineering Techniques
  • Obfuscation and Anti-Reverse-Engineering Techniques
  • Hardware Assurance and Trust
  • Hardware Trojan Design and Detection
  • Detection of IP Infringement
  • Hardware Reverse Engineering Case Studies
  • Applications of Machine Learning for Hardware Reverse Engineering
  • Benchmarks for Hardware Reverse Engineering
  • Open-Source Hardware
  • Hardware Reverse Engineering Tools and Frameworks
  • Human Factors and Professional Training in Hardware Reverse Engineering

Submission Guidelines and Selection Process:

Prospective speakers are invited to submit a title and an abstract for a presentation related to the aforementioned topics. Abstracts should be informative and concise, with a maximum length of 300 words.

Each abstract submission will be reviewed by at least two members of the HARRIS 2024 PC. Abstracts will be judged based on whether they fit the scope of the conference and their overall quality. New research results may be prioritized over already published work. As HARRIS 2024 has no proceedings, presented work can still be submitted to other venues.

Both title and abstract of accepted presentations will be featured on the HARRIS 2024 website alongside speaker information.

Important Dates:

  • Abstract submission deadline: January 12, 2024 extended until January 19, 2024
  • Notification of acceptance: January 29, 2024

Submission Instructions:

Please submit your abstracts here. Include the title of your submission, speaker(s) and affiliations, and any related documents or sources (if applicable).

Abstract submissions are closed.

Speakers are not automatically registered as workshop participants, please register here!

We look forward to receiving your abstracts and welcoming you to HARRIS 2024 in Bochum.