[Om-announce] Deadline Extended to March 25 (firm) MedSPT - The First International Workshop on Security, Privacy, and Trustworthiness in Medical Cyber Physical System

Xiaohui Liang Xiaohui.Liang at umb.edu
Sat Mar 12 17:40:30 CET 2016

Dear Colleagues,

We are inviting you to submit your work to the First International Workshop on Security, Privacy, and Trustworthiness in Medical Cyber Physical System (MedSPT) organized in conjunction with IEEE Conference on Connected Health: Applications, Systems and Engineering Technologies (CHASE 2016) June 27-29, 2016, Washington DC, USA.

Kindly consider submitting your relevant work to this workshop using the following link.


Workshop & Conference highlights

Conference Keynote:
     Jim Kurose<http://www-net.cs.umass.edu/personnel/kurose.html>, Assistant Director of CISE, NSF
     Insup Lee<http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~lee/home/about/index.shtml>, Director of PRECISE Center at the University of Pennsylvania
Conference panelists:
     Wendy Nilsen<https://www.nsf.gov/mobile/staff/staff_bio.jsp?lan=wnilsen&org=IIS&from_org=>, Program Director, Smart and Connected Health, NSF
     Florence D. Hudson<http://www.internet2.edu/about-us/leadership/florence-hudson/>, Senior Vice President, Chief Innovation Officer, Internet2
     Edward W. Boyer<http://www.umassmed.edu/emed/faculty/boyer/>, Professor of Emergency Medicine, Director of Toxicology, UMass Medical School

Outstanding workshop papers will be invited to a SCI journal for fast track publication. All papers will be included in IEEE Explore.

Please accept our apologies if you receive multiple copies of this announcement due to cross posting.



The First International Workshop on Security, Privacy, and Trustworthiness in Medical Cyber Physical System (MedSPT 2016), organized in conjunction with  IEEE Conference on Connected Health: Applications, Systems and Engineering Technologies (CHASE 2016)
MedSPT: http://faculty.umb.edu/xiaohui.liang/MedSPT16/
Chase: http://conferences.computer.org/chase/


Medical Cyber Physical Systems (MCPS) are life-critical, context-aware, and networked systems of medical devices that provide tight integration and coordination between the cyber world of computing and communications and the physical world. Recent advances in mobile and wearable healthcare, communication, and Cloud computing technologies are making MCPS a promising platform for scientific advancement and development of new tools that may improve patients’ health and wellbeing. Coming along with the potential social economic and personal healthcare benefits are significant security, privacy, and trustworthiness challenges in MCPS, due to unreliable embedded software controlling medical devices, weak computing and networking capabilities of medical devices, and adaptive privacy requirements introduced by complicated physiological dynamics of patient bodies. So far, the security, privacy, and trustworthiness initiatives for MCPS are still at an early stage. On one hand, more and more concerns have been raised in the fields and many security, privacy, and trustworthiness-enhancing techniques have been proposed to resolve these concerns. On the other hand, the emerging mobile and wearable technologies revolutionize the entire MCPS as well as its models of security, privacy, and trustworthiness. It is still not clear that these proposed techniques are useful and effective in practice and how quickly or even possibly they are going to be adopted.
This workshop aims to bring together the technologists and researchers who share interest in the area of security, privacy and trustworthiness in medical cyber physical systems, as well as explore new venues of collaboration. The main purpose is to promote discussions of research and relevant activities in the design of secure, privacy, or trustworthiness architectures, protocols, algorithms, services, and applications on medical cyber physical systems. It also aims at increasing the synergy between academic and industry professionals working in this area. We plan to seek papers that address theoretical, experimental research, and work in-progress for security, privacy and trustworthiness related issues in the context of medical cyber physical system.
Topics of Interest
To ensure complete coverage of the advances in this field, the 2016 MedSPT workshop solicits original contributions in, but not limited to, the following topic areas:

  *   Mobile Healthcare Security
  *   Smartphone Security for Healthcare
  *   Wearable Device Security
  *   Medical Device Security
  *   Security and Privacy on Implantable Medical Sensors
  *   Biometrics
  *   Wireless Communication Security
  *   Security and Privacy for Wireless Body Area Networks
  *   Secure RFID technology in MCPS
  *   Secure Cloud Health System
  *   Big Health Data Security
  *   Differential Privacy on Health Data
  *   Secure Machine Learning on Health Data
  *   Privacy Preserving Big Health Data Analysis
  *   Novel Threats and Attack Models
  *   Novel Trust Models
  *   Security Detection and Evaluation
  *   Key Management
  *   Cryptography for Health Systems
  *   Security Management (administration and training) in Health Systems
  *   Security in Virtualized Health Systems
  *   Security Risk Assessment
  *   Security and Privacy Policies in Health Systems
  *   Security in Electronic Health Record Systems
Instructions for Authors
Submitted papers must be neither previously published nor under review by another workshop, conference or journal. Only electronic submissions in PDF will be accepted. Submitted papers must be written in English, must be formatted in a standard IEEE camera ready format, must be no longer than 8 pages in 10-point font ($100 for the extra 8th page), must render without error using standard PDF viewing tools, must print on US-Letter-sized paper, and must include the author names and affiliations on the first page. Note that at least one of the authors of each paper accepted for presentation in MedSPT 2016 must be registered. All papers presented at the workshop will be published in formal workshop proceedings and will be part of the IEEE Digital Library. Please submit your paper to the EDAS system https://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=21967.

Review and Publication of Manuscripts
Submitted papers will be reviewed by the workshop Program Committee and judged on originality, technical correctness, relevance, and quality of presentation and the comments will be provided to the authors. If any accepted paper is not registered, the paper will be removed from the workshop program and the proceedings.
Important Dates:

Paper submission due: March 25, 2016 (Firm)
Acceptance Notification: April 18, 2016
Camera ready versions due: May 15, 2016
The 2016 MedSPT Workshop Co-Chairs

Kewei Sha, University of Houston-Clear Lake
Xiaohui Liang, University of Massachusetts at Boston
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