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Information technology is the driving force behind most innovations in the automotive industry. Today even compact vehicles have a few tens of interconnected microprocessors with up to several hundred megabytes of software and integrated communication capabilities to the outside world. The situation is similar for commercial vehicles such as trucks.

One crucial aspect of many IT applications in vehicles is IT security. Whereas IT safety is a relatively well established (if not necessarily well understood) field, the protection of automotive IT systems against manipulations has only very recently started to emerge. At the same time, security will be an enabling technology for many – perhaps for most – future automotive IT applications. IT security will increase both, reliability and safety, while enabling and protecting various new business models.

The escar conference, now in its 12th year, has established itself as the premier forum for information, discussion and exchange of ideas in this innovative field. As in previous years, the program will include invited talks and submitted papers in the following areas.

  • Security engineering, formal methods, development & validation tools, security standardization and security economics for automotive domain
  • Security of vehicle-driven business, maintenance and service models
  • Identity theft, privacy and data protection issues in vehicular settings
  • Vehicular hardware security and hardware security modules
  • Security of vehicular on-board, passenger, and V2X communications
  • Security of software downloads and open vehicle application platforms
  • Security of vehicular component protection solutions
  • Security of legal car applications (e.g., event data recorder, tachograph)
  • Security of road pricing, restricted areas access and vehicle monitoring
  • Security of vehicle theft prevention and theft response solutions
  • Security of vehicular rights control and audit (e.g., feature activation)
  • Security of future vehicle applications (e.g., electric cars, ITS)
  • Security for other transport systems (e.g., railways, aerospace)

Important Dates:

Submission deadline: July 14thth, 2014, 24:00 CET

Acceptance notification: September 8thth, 2014

Final paper due: October 10thth, 2014