IEEE Global Communications Conference
9-13 December 2018 // Abu Dhabi, UAE
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WS-17: SHInfo2018 - Security in Health Informatics

WS-17: SHInfo2018 - Security in Health Informatics

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The International Workshop on Security in Health Informatics (SHInfo 2018)


in conjunction with

IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom) 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE // December 9-13, 2018



Health Informatics present complex and challenging issues to computer scientists, social scientists, law experts and policy makers. Appropriate healthcare informatics provisioning involves processing specialized user centric knowledge that is private and of sensitive nature. Electronic health record systems provide opportunities for information sharing which promise improving  healthcare services, for both healthcare providers and healthcare seekers. However, appropriate information management measures are essential for privacy preservation and reliability.

Traditional measures may not be suitable to eHealth systems because in eHealth systems,  the roles of all stakeholders are not well defined. Healthcare professionals require ready access to as much information as possible to support informed decision making. However, patients may want to exercise control over the entities granting controlled access to their personal health information, with particular concerns for information security and privacy. Balancing these competing concerns is a major challenge in the implementation of successful e-Health systems.

This workshop will focus on the major security challenges in Health Informatics. We seek papers addressing the following issues in e-Health systems, but are not limited to


• Big Data Security in eHealth

• Internet of Things Security in eHealth

• Access Control and Vulnerability assessment in eHealthcare

• Mobile Identity management in eHealth

• Access policies in eHealth

• Privacy issues in eHealth

• Security Management of M2M networks in eHealth

• Testing and verification of eHealth

• Simulation based methods in eHealth

• Wearable and implantable sensing technologies Security

• Healthcare data protection

• Healthcare application’s security

• Healthcare data tampering

• Formal methods of Security in eHealth

• Verification of eHealth software and equipment

• Open issues, surveys on eHealth Information Security

• Secured network architectures for eHealth

• eHeath Forensics and Investigation

• Remote and wireless-based Biometrics system for eHealth

• Mobile malware and botnets in eHealth

• Intrusion and fraud detection in eHealth

• Socio-economic issues in eHealth

• Implantable and wearable diagnostic and therapeutic systems

• Secure data storage management (physical storage & availability issues, maintenance)


Important Dates
Paper Submission: 1 July 2018
Acceptance Notification: 31 July 2018
Camera Ready Submission: 15 August 2018

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