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Important disclaimer regarding COVID-19 and hardwear.io Netherlands 2020

Good news! Hardwear.io Netherlands Conference and Training (planned 27th Sep - 2nd Oct 2020) is going to happen!

The safety and well-being of our conference participants is our top priority. We have been closely monitoring the developing COVID-19 situation, and after evaluating the announcements and guidelines of the national authorities, we decided to turn Hardwear.io Netherlands 2020 into a virtual event. The trainings will take place between 27-30 September, while the conference will happen on 1st and 2nd of October 2020. Please note that the CFP submissions are not affected by this decision, and they will all be considered for hardwear.io 2020.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and your understanding is highly appreciated. Hopefully we can see each other next year in The Hague at the physical event.

In the meantime, please stay tuned for updates concerning Hardwear.io Virtual Con 2020. For any questions please contact [email protected]

hardwear.io Call for Papers – The Hague, Netherlands 2020

hardwear.io is seeking innovative research on hardware security for hardwear.io Security Conference in The Hague, the Netherlands. If you have done interesting research on attacks or mitigation on any Hardware and want to showcase it to the security community, just submit your research paper.


  • CFP Opening Date - 1st March 2020
  • CFP Closing Date - 31st May 2020
  • Speaker Announcement Starts - 20th June 2020
  • Training - 28th to 30th September 2020
  • Conference - 1st and 2nd October 2020


hardwear.io accepts papers on any topic that discusses in-depth hardware and firmware security both from the offensive as well as defensive perspective. Some of the topics of interest include (but not limited to):

  • Integrated Circuits
  • Processors
  • Internet of Things / Smart Devices
  • Embedded Systems
  • Automobile, Aeroplane, Train Automation Systems and Hardware Components
  • Industrial Control Systems / SCADA Systems
  • Satellite Systems
  • Medical Devices
  • Smartphone Firmware, Hardware
  • Firmware
  • Hardware Pentesting
  • Trusted Platform Module
  • Radio Communication Protocols and Hardware
  • Hardware Trust and Assurance Algorithms
  • Multimedia Hardware, Firmware, Protocols
  • Telecom Hardware / Networks
  • Electronic / Physical Locks


New Research - 40 mins – 1 hour

A deep knowledge technical track that includes new research, vulnerabilities, zero days or exploits. And by new we really mean new i.e. if your research or talk has been published / showcased (partially or wholly) before, it will fall under current research category even though there are enhancements / changes to the original research.

Current Research - 40 mins – 1 hour

Comprises of known security issues, new research presented / published elsewhere, case studies, twist to an existing research, vulnerability, exploit or research-in-progress.

Tool - 30 mins – 1 hour

Comprises of open source security tools, exploits, hardware etc. This is an excellent opportunity for the original authors to showcase their work to the world.


Only the original authors should submit their research and any submission from a third party will be rejected. The abstract should clearly mention the techniques and hacks in detail and merely mentioning that it works will not help in understanding the research to its full extent. Product/company marketing and pitches will be rejected. We request you not to submit any product specific talk.

Speaker Benefits


1. Travel Reimbursement

(Either actuals or the below mentioned amounts, whichever is less)

  • Speaker travelling from outside Europe
    (Based on actuals or Euro 1000 whichever is less)
  • Speaker travelling from within Europe
    (Based on actuals or Euro 250 whichever is less)
  • If your employer can afford (or pays for) your travel, we will not reimburse anything from our end i.e. we will only reimburse if no one is sponsoring your travel
  • Please provide the receipts/invoice of the travel along with tickets for reimbursement
  • Please note, if your company is a sponsor of the conference, you will not be eligible for travel reimbursement

2. Complimentary Accommodation for 3 nights

3. Complimentary conference pass

4. Invitation to hardwear.io party


1. Complimentary Accommodation for 3 nights

2. Complimentary conference pass

3. Invitation to hardwear.io party


* Only one speaker will be eligible for the benefits, in case there are two or more speakers for a talk.

** By submitting a paper and agreeing to talk, the speaker gives hardwear.io the right to post, publish, re-distribute online and offline, soft and / or hard copies of his / her presentation material including slides, source code, design specifications, detailed paper and the recorded video of the talk.