The Second International Workshop on Security, Privacy, and Trustworthiness in Medical Cyber-Physical Systems

(MedSPT 2017)

in conjunction with IEEE/ACM CHASE 2017

Philadelphia, USA

July 17-19, 2017

Deadline April 15, 2017 (Firm)

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General Information

The Second International Workshop on Security, Privacy, and Trustworthiness in Medical Cyber-Physical Systems (MedSPT 2017) will be held in conjunction with the the 2nd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Connected Health: Applications, Systems and Engineering Technologies (IEEE/ACM CHASE 2017), in Philadelphia, USA. All papers presented in MedSPT 2017 will be published in the workshop proceedings.

Outstanding papers will be invited to extend to full version for a SCI(E)-indexed journal, which is currently under contact.

Scope and Topics

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 patientsĺ 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 include but not limit to



Important Dates


Paper submission due:  April 15, 2017 (Firm)

Acceptance notification:  April 30, 2017

Camera-ready due:  May 7, 2017

Workshop: July 17 or 19, 2017


Submissions and Publications


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 manuscripts may not exceed 6 (or 7 with extra fees) single-spaced double-column pages using 10-point size font on 8.5x11 inch pages (IEEE conference style), including figures, tables, and references. See style templates for details: IEEE Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings." Note that at least one of the authors of each paper accepted for presentation in MedSPT 2017 must be registered. All presented papers will be published in formal workshop proceedings and will be included in IEEE Digital Library. Please check our website for more information on how to submit your paper

When uploading a camera-ready at IEEE, note that the paper title, author names/affiliation and order must be IDENTICAL to the original submission for peer reviewing. No title change, author addition or removal is allowed.



Journal Special Issue


Outstanding papers will be invited to submit an extended version to a Special Issue at Elsevier's Smart Health.


Technical Program

Keynote Address:

Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo, Ph.D.

Cloud Technology Endowed Professorship, The University of Texas at San Antonio

The use of medical devices in healthcare networks is increasing as governments and private entities look to improve clinical outcomes while reducing overall costs associate with healthcare service delivery.á These devices which used to be stand-alone, are now becoming more integrated with corporate and clinical networks, sharing data between devices and other data information systems.á As a result, healthcare networks are being targeted by hackers and malicious users and there is increasing concern about the possible risks that medical devices pose to both the security of patient data and the physical safety of patients. áThis presentation will highlight some of the security and privacy challenges as well as research opportunities (e.g. what can be done to address the medical device cybersecurity challenges?).




Organizing Committees


Workshop Program Co-Chairs

Kewei Sha, University of Houston - Clear Lake, USA

Wenjia Li, New York Institute of Technology, USA


Technical Program Committee

          Mohamed Mahmoud, Tennessee Technological University, USA

          Weidong Shi, University of Houston, USA

          Haojin Zhu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

          Kuan Zhang, University of Waterloo, Canada

          Xiaodong Lin, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, CA

          Hongwei Li, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China

          Rongxing Lu, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

          Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo, The University of Texas at San Antonio, USA

          Wei Wei, University of Houston Clear Lake, USA

          Mauro Conti, University of Padua, Italy

          Weichao Wang, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA

          Timothy Pierson, Dartmouth College, USA

          Bo Sheng, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA

          Xiaohui Liang, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA

          Keke Chen, Wright State University, USA

          Songqing Chen, George Mason University, USA

          Gul Khan, Ryerson University, Canada

          Dongwan Shin, New Mexico Tech

          Lei Chen, Georgia Southern University, USA

          Feng Zeng, Central South University, China

          Yehua Wei, Hunan Normal University, China

          Qiben Yan, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA

          Chiu C. Tan, Temple University, USA

          Yupeng Hu, Hunan University, China

          Qing Yang, Montana State University, USA

          Nianhua Yang, Shanghai University of International Business and Economics, China

          Zhiwei Wang, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China

Travel Information




Contact Information


Kewei Sha, University of Houston - Clear Lake, USA

Wenjia Li, New York Institute of Technology, USA