The first International Workshop on

Cloud Connected Health (CCH)

 in association with

The First IEEE Conference on

Connected Health: Applications, Systems and Engineering Technologies

Washington D.C., June 27-29, 2016

Technical Program

The technical program is  available here


 ehealth is among the hot research topics that have attracted several research groups. The deployment of ICT in health systems is based on the infrastructure of existing communication and networking systems, hence, resulting in ICT based connected health. Cloud computing and BigData has emerged recently as a new paradigms that moved enterprise computing from the classical host-based architecture pattern into the elastic computing pattern. The use of cloud computing and BigData in health has been very prominent recently, as several features in the cloud are being used to deploy health related applications. For instance, health monitoring, health data storage, health data collection, mobile health, pervasive health, Healthcare monitoring, telemedicine, context-aware computing, ubiquitous computing, Internet of Things (IoT), processing health data in the cloud, securing health data in the cloud, are areas of interest that are being addressed using cloud computing techniques. On the other hand, several challenging issues have raised due to this. This include the quality of health data, the ability to retrieve information and use it in health context, privacy and security issues of health data while being processed in the cloud, availability of health data, models of context and tele-monitoring of contextual applications.

This workshop solicits unpublished research work related to the latest challenges, technologies, solutions and techniques pertaining to connected health within the cloud datacenter and to the efficient and efficient cloud solution and hosting of the various emerging applications and services in health domain such as pervasive, health, mobile health, electronic health records, BigData health applications, health networking, and health connectivity within cloud systems.

The workshop will bring together researchers from academia, industry and government in order to present the state of the art in the emerging area of the use of cloud systems in connected health infrastructure and applications.


Topics of the track consist of all aspects related to cloud connected health. They include but are not limited to:

·        Connected health integration with cloud.
·        Virtual private cloud in eHealth.
·        Cloud services for connected health.
·        Health as a service (HaaS).
·        Privacy issues in cloud based connected health.
·        Security access policies in cloud based connected health.
·        Testing and validation of cloud based connected health technologies.
·        Cloud based health resources management.
·        Health monitoring using the cloud.
·        Health data processing in the cloud.
·        Middleware of mobile applications.
·        Architecture of Cloud computing and BigData applications for Healthcare.
·        Adaptation of Cloud computing Healthcare.
·        Prediction systems in Cloud computing Healthcare.
·        Surveys and state of the art reports in the area.  

Submission Instructions

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 regular papers must be written in English, must be no longer than 6 pages in 10-point font, must render without error using standard PDF viewing tools, must print on US-Letter-sized paper, and must include the author names and affiliations in the first page. One extra page is allowed for additional charge of $100.

Submitted manuscripts may not exceed 6 (or 7 with $100 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

The authors of regular papers will deliver oral presentations. The authors of demo and poster papers will deliver system demonstrations and poster presentations, respectively. All accepted papers will be published by IEEE and indexed by IEEExplore.

Submission page

 Submission page: please use the following page on edas system

Important Dates

- Paper Submission Deadline: March 25, 2016

- Notification of Acceptance: April 30, 2016.

- Deadline for Camera-ready Papers: May 15, 2016

General Co-Chairs

·        Alain April, Professor, ETS Engineering University, , Montreal, Canada (

·        Amjad Gawanmeh, assistant professor, Khalifa University, UAE., Affiliate Assistant professor, Concordia University Montreal, Canada, , (

·        Hamid Mcheick,  Associate professor, University of Québec at Chicoutimi, Canada (

  • Matt Massie, University of California Berkeley, USA
  • Michael Phillips, CRCHUM, Montreal, Canada
  • David Lauzon, ETS University, Montreal, Canada
  • Mohamed Adel Serhani, UAE university, UAE.
  • Salam Dhou, Harvard Medical School, Boston USA.
  • Sanjiva Prasad IIT, India.
  • Sofiene Tahar, Concordia University, Canada.
  • Mohammad Mehedy Masud, UAE University, UAE.
  • Lo'ai A. Tawalbeh, Umm Al-Qura University, MAKKA;, KSA
  • Ibrahim Abualhaol, VENUS Cybersecurity Corporation, Ottawa, Canada.
  • Zahoor Khan, Dalhousie University, Canada
  • Omar Banimelhim, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
  • Ahmad Alomari, ETS, Canada
  • Mehdi Adda, University of Quebec at Rimouski - UQAR, Canada.
  • Karim El Guemhioui, University of Quebec in Outaouais - UQO, Canada
  • Abdulsalam Yassine, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Ismail Khraiss, University of Quebec at Rimouski, Canada.
  • Rafiqul Haque: University of Limerick, Ireland
  • Taher Yehia: University of Versailles, France
  • Mubashir rehmani: Laboratoire d'Informatique de Paris 6, Lip6, France
  • Samar Tawbi: Lebanese university, Lebanon.
  • Salima Benbernou, LIPADE, Université Paris Descartes, France.
  • Mohamed Dbouk: Lebanese university, Lebanon
  • Yaser Jararweh, Jordan University of Science and Technology
  • Hamada Alshaer The University of Edinburgh
  • Berk Canberk Istanbul Technical University
  • Abdallah Khreishah New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Wucherl Yoo Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Noel Carroll,   ARCH - Applied Research for Connected Health Technology,  University of Limerick, Ireland
  •  Meryeme Ayache, ENSIAS, UM5S, Morocco
  • Majida Alasady, Universityof Tikrit, Iraq

The IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference (including its removal from IEEE Xplore) if the paper is not presented.

Note: To be published in the IEEE [WORKSHOP] Workshop Proceedings and to be eligible for publication in IEEE /Xplore®/, an author of an accepted paper is required to register for the workshop and the paper must be presented by an author of that paper at the workshop unless the TPC Chair grants permission for a substitute presenter arranged in advance of the event and who is qualified both to present and answer questions. Non-refundable registration fees must be paid prior to uploading the final IEEE formatted, publication-ready version of the paper.  Papers will be published in the IEEE CHASE 2016 Proceedings and submitted to IEEE /Xplore®/.