Security and Privacy in Healthcare IT Special track in
The  26th International Symposium  on  Computer-Based Medical System;
                    June 20-22, 2013, Porto,  Portugal.

Paper submission February 21, 2013
Notification of acceptance March 10, 2013
Camera-ready and registration April 10, 2013

Call for papers:

We are currently witnessing a rapidly moving transition trend towards
electronic healthcare  information systems.  They have already proved
to be essential tools in order to improve the management  and quality
of  healthcare  services.  More recently,  these  systems  have also
started  to  promote  great  results  on the improvement of patients'
health  by enabling the creation of much more flexible, efficient and
interoperable means by which practitioners and even patients can have
access and manage  healthcare  data.  However  very complex technical
challenges  resulting  from  strict  but  necessary  highly regulated
environments,  threats to  patient safety, privacy, and security must
be  tackled  and  solved  before  we  can  safely  have  valuable and
sensitive patients' data being securely managed and used in much more
flexible and potentially useful ways.  Towards  this  end  it is thus
imperative to develop innovative methods and policies that ensure the
secure acquisition  and  management  of  healthcare data, at the same
time promoting its interoperability,  its' sharing, and its integrity
and confidentiality in highly effective and secure ways.

This  special track  focuses  on  original  unpublished  research on
innovative methods, policies and  concerns  that  can  constitute the
right building blocks  for  a new generation of electronic healthcare
information  systems  that  are  at  the  same  time  more efficient,
empowering  and  secure.  So,  it  is  expected  novel articles about
privacy,  security,  accountability  and  auditing for the healthcare
sector.  This  special track  also pretends to encourage the research
dissemination to the stakeholders involved  in healthcare information
technologies,  promoting  the  discussion  on  issues, challenges and
solutions that are currently being developed all around the world.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  *  Access control and consent management models;
  *  Authentication and identification concepts;
  *  Security and privacy concerns in healthcare;
  *  Biometrics in healtcare;
  *  Health data protection;
  *  Policy and Legal aspects of regulating privacy of health data;
  *  Healthcare in cloud computing;
  *  Mobile devices and their use in healthcare information systems;
  *  Patient empowerment;
  *  Personal health records;
  *  Usability and human factors;

The  most  relevant  articles  will be invited to submit an extended
version on the Journal of Health, Policy and Technology published by

Each contribution must be prepared  following  the  IEEE  two-column
format,  and should not exceed the length of six Letter-sized pages;
the authors may use LaTeX or Microsoft Word templates when preparing
their drafts.  The papers should  be submitted electronically before
the paper  submission deadline using the EasyChair online submission
system. Papers must be submitted in PDF format, with fonts embedded.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers. The
SPH2013 program committee will be responsible for the final decision
about acceptance of articles submitted.  All accepted papers will be
included in the conference proceedings, and will be published by the
IEEE.  At  least  one  author must pay the registration fee for each
accepted paper.  Please  refer to the IEEE IPR guidelines concerning
copyright.  Authors of accepted papers must include a completed IEEE
Copyright Form with the submission of their final camera-ready paper.

--- Track Chairs ---

  *  Manuel Eduardo Correia,
            Faculty of Sciences of University of Porto (FCUP)

  *  Luis Filipe Antunes,
            Faculty of Sciences of University of Porto (FCUP)

  *  Ana Margarida Ferreira,
            SnT research centre of University of Luxembourg

  *  Cátia Santos Pereira,
            Faculty of Medicine of University of Porto (FMUP)

  *  Alexandre Barbosa Augusto,
            Faculty of Sciences of University of Porto (FCUP)

--- Program Committee ---

     Alexander Hörbst,
     The Health & Life Sciences University,

     Andreas Pashalidis,
     Katholieke Universiteit Leuven,

     Carla Simone,
     Fac. di scienze mat. fis. e naturali, University of

     Carlos Ribeiro,
     Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa,

     David Chadwick,
     School of Computing, University of Kent,
     United Kingdom.

     Elske Ammenwerth,
     University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and

     Francesco Pinciroli,
     Dipartimento di Bioingegneria, Politecnico di Milano,

     Frédéric Cuppens,
     Dépt. Réseaux et Services Multimédias, l'ENST-Bretagne,

     Gabriele Lenzini,
     SnT research centre of University of Luxembourg,

     Gansen Zhao,
     Sun Yat-sen University,

     Gianluigi Me,
     Computer Engineering Faculty, Universitŕ di Roma,

     Guillermo Navarro-Arribas,
     Universitat Autňnoma de Barcelona,

     Henrique Santos,
     Universidade do Minho,

     Isaac Agudo,
     Computer Science Department, University of Malaga,

     Jonathan Fistein,
     Member of the British Computer Society,
     United Kingdom.

     John Mantas
     University of Athens,

     Kambiz Ghazinour,
     University of Ottawa,

     Lenka Lhotská,
     Faculty of Electrical Eng., Czech Technical University,
     Czech Republic.

     Maria Joăo Campos,

     Maria Hägglund,
     Karolinska Institutet Health Informatics Centre,

     Miria Koshy,
     Warwick Business School,
     United Kingdom.

     Olivier Markowitch,
     Computer Sciences Department of the Université
     Libre de Bruxelles,

     Panagiotis Bamidis,
     Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,

     Peter Pharow,
     Fraunhofer IDMT,

     Pierangela Samarati,
     Dpt. of Computer Science, Universitŕ degli Studi di Milano,

     Sergi Robles,
     Universitat Autňnoma de Barcelona,

     Simăo Melo de Sousa,
     Dep. de Informática, Universidade da Beira Interior,

     Steven Furnell,
     Faculty of Science and Technology, Plymouth University,
     United Kingdom.

     Vivian Vimarlund,
     Dept. of Computer and Inf. Science, Linköping University,