The ASSURED Scientific Workshop in Darmstadt

The ASSURED H2020 project organized the ASSURED Scientific Workshop on Sustainable Security and future proofing of ICT Trust Chains, which was held on April 25th-26th 2023 in Darmstadt, Germany hosted by the Computer Science department of TU Darmstadt. The ASSURED Scientific Workshop was a great opportunity to bring together top researchers and scientists from top universities and research centers, such as Huawei Munich Research Center, Nvidia, Radboud University, Technical University of Darmstadt, University of Trento, University of Surrey, Delft University of Technology, Universität der Bundeswehr München, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and University of California, Irvine (UCI).

The workshop was attended by renowned scientists discussing the latest developments and advancements in the field of trusted computing towards sustainable security in systems-of-systems. The workshop provided a stage for the invited researchers and scientists to present recent works, share their ideas and trigger active discussions among the attendants, focusing on the challenges faced by the industry and academia in implementing potential solutions to address the open challenges of the field.

The two-day interactive workshop agenda gave the opportunity to touch upon hot search topics for guaranteeing runtime integrity of the embedded system’s hardware and software. Top-notch research solutions were presented for “inexpensive” hardware/software co-designs for proactive and prevention-based attestation approaches, non-intrusive system introspection techniques for monitoring the runtime state of a wide range of systems from cloud to IoT, randomized testing (“fuzzing”) methods for program analysis techniques and Post-Quantum Direct Anonymous Attestation (PQ-DAA). In addition, novel AI-based solutions for enhancing the trusted computing landscape were presented, focusing on the detection of side-channel attacks and zero-assumption Control-Flow Attestation as promising solutions towards achieving sustainable security of SoS.

The ASSURED Scientific Workshop was a great opportunity for communicating the project’s results and developed solutions to leading research and industry players of the field. The core technical developments of ASSURED were presented to the participants to promote knowledge-sharing, while valuable insights and positive feedback was given by the participants for the latest developments of the project, triggering discussions for further advancements and paving the way for future collaborations and partnerships.

ASSURED Scientific Workshop slides