Information technology has become the driving force behind most innovation in the automotive industry, supporting connectivity, infotainment, software-defined vehicles (SDVs), and automation applications. The situation is similar for commercial vehicles.

A crucial aspect of most automotive electronic applications is cybersecurity. The escar conference series, held annually in Europe, the USA, and Asia, has established itself as the premier forum for information, discussion and exchange of ideas on all aspects of vehicle cybersecurity and privacy. As in previous years, the 2024 program will include invited talks, but we will accept submitted papers and presentations in automotive cybersecurity, including but not limited to the areas bellow.

On this page you will find all information about the Call for Papers of escar USA 2024. 

Submission deadline:

February 5, 2024 February 12, 2024

Acceptance notification:

April 1, 2024

Final paper due:

May 20, 2024

Call for Papers - Information - USA
  • Cybersecurity for Autonomous Vehicles

  • Cybersecurity of sensors and cyber-physical systems

  • Design of resilient vehicles architectures and applications

  • Privacy and data protection issues in vehicular settings

  • Vehicular hardware security and hardware security modules

  • Security of vehicular communications

  • Electric vehicle charging security

  • Legal aspects of automotive cybersecurity

  • Security economics and metrics

  • Cybersecurity process and regulations

  • Vehicle cyber intrusion detection systems, forensics, and incident response

  • Security of legally mandated applications (e.g., event data recorder, ELDs, tachograph)

  • Security of automotive cloud-based infrastructure

  • Security of vehicle theft prevention and theft response solutions

  • Vehicle-related fraud and data tampering (odometer, warranty fraud, etc.)

  • Security of vehicular rights control and audit (e.g., feature activation)

  • Security of vehicular position, navigation, and timing

  • Security aspects of self-driving vehicle sensing systems

  • Security implications of AI used in a vehicle context

  • Security of vehicle-driven business, maintenance, and service models

  • Cybersecurity-related engineering, formal methods, software assurance, development & validation, and security standardization

  • Tools to support development and security of vehicles and modules

  • Application Programming Interface (API) vulnerabilities

  • New standards and regulations (e.g.,ISO/SAE 21434 and UNECE WP.29 R155/R156)


Theoretical/scientific articles, case studies and descriptions of real-world experience are welcome. All submissions will be double-blind peer-reviewed. Two types of submissions will be accepted:

Full papers of up to 15 pages: This can be, for example, new research results, case studies, or state-of-the-art reports. The value to the escar community should be clearly demonstrated.

Presentation abstracts of 3 or more full pages: This category is geared towards contributions from industry and government. These will consist of a presentation only - no full paper will be required. The abstract should clearly outline the content of the planned presentation and its value to the escar community.

Important notes:

  • Do not submit if you are unable to provide final presentation slides by the posted deadline.
  • Extended abstracts of less than 3 full single-spaced pages will be rejected without review.
  • We reserve the right to reject marketing-driven submissions and submissions that lack enough details to warrant a review.
  • Submissions must be single-spaced, in English with a font size of at least 10 point, anonymous (no identifying features such as obvious references) and in a PDF format.

Submissions must be in PDF format and will be accepted at escar’s submission site.


isits AG International School of IT Security AG has established itself throughout Europe as a vocational education and training institute in the field of Cyber and IT Security.
Moreover, isits AG organizes symposiums, workshops and conferences.
isits AG initiated escar conference in 2003.


ETAS has been a mainstay in the automotive industry for nearly thirty years, designing and producing hardware and software tools for engineers who develop and calibrate electronic control systems. Our tools are widely deployed in automotive and adjacent segments of the embedded industry.
Following the takeover of the ESCRYPT brand, etas acts as the organizer of escar USA.