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)


June 27-29, 2016

Washington DC, USA


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 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

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.  Outstanding
papers will be invited to extend to full version for a prestigious
journal (SCI(E)-indexed), currently under contacting and targeting
publication in 2017.

Important Dates:

Paper submission due: March 11, 2016
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