The Third IEEE/ACM International Workshop on Security, Energy-Aware, & Reliable Connected Health

(SEARCH 2018)

in association with

The Second IEEE/ACM Conference on Connected Health: Applications, Systems and Engineering Technologies 


Wasignton DC, USA,  September 24-26, 2018

Registration Information 


Final Paper Submission Instructions



The deployment of ICT based health systems is based on the infrastructure of existing communication and networking systems, hence, resulting in ICT based connected health. The performance of connected health systems is of crucial importance due to several factors, first, these systems are safety critical ones where health and live is involved.  Second, the sensitivity of the information communicated and shared in the connected health infrastructures impose several security concerns. Finally, the performance of connected health devices and networks is of great importance due to the urgent need to reduce energy consumption due to several reasons, including increase of the global carbon dioxide emissions, and limited availability of energy source for certain medical devices, such as sensors. This has initiated the need to innovate in the area of safe, energy efficient, and reliable connected health.

In terms of energy efficiency, it is essential to work on devices and systems with low energy consumption due to known reasons. In addition, it is reported that implementing relevant and appropriate performance measures of energy efficiency is challenging in a healthcare environment because several ICT based devices or applications in health domain require continues energy supply. On the other hand, each health service differs in terms of its clinical services, patient activity and use. For instance, the following report by the Victorian Hospital in Australia highlights the outrages budget allocated for energy consumption and outlines recommendations for green energy efficient connected health 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.

Special Issue:


Topics of the track consist of all aspects related to Safe, Energy-Aware, & Reliable  connected health. They include but are not limited to:

  • Security of connected health.
  • Energy efficient protocols for connected health.
  • Energy efficient medical sensors.
  • Energy optimization in connected health.
  • Energy efficient resource allocation in connected health.
  • Safety issues in connected health.
  • Fault Tolerance in connected health.
  • Reliability of connected health technologies: m-Health, WBSN.
  •  Safety concerns in connected medical devices.
  • Testing and validation of connected health technologies and architectures.
  •  Simulation based methods in connected health.
  •  Formal methods in connected health.
  •  Surveys and state of the art reports in the area.
  • Other related topics.

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 must be in 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: TBD


Important Dates

- Paper Submission Deadline: May 31, 2018

- Notification of Acceptance: June  30, 2018

- Deadline for Camera-ready Papers: August 1, 2018

General Co-Chairs

  • Kashif Saleem: Center of Excellence in Information Assurance (CoEIA), King Saud University, KSA.
  • Youssef Iraqi: Khalifa University, UAE.
  • Amjad Gawanmeh: Khalifa University, UAE., and Concordia University Montreal, Canada
  • Tanveer Zia: Charles Sturt University, Bathurst NSW Australia.


Ahsan Khandoker, Khalifa University, UAE

Shiu-Kai Chin, Syracuse University, USA

Salam Dhou, Harvard Medical School, Boston USA.

Sanjiva Prasad IIT, India.

Rabeb Mizouni, Khalifa University, UAE

Nabeela Altrabsheh, University of Portsmouth, UK.

Manuel Martins, University of Aveiro, Portugal.

khaldoon Dhou, ECPI university, USA

Hamid Mcheick, University of Quebec at Chicoutimi, Canada

Toshiyuki Maeda, Hannan University, Japan

Khalid Latif NUST, Pakistan

Khaldoon Dhou, UNC Charlotte, USA

Adnan Al-Anbuky AUT University, New Zealand.

Hamada Alshaer The University of Edinburgh

Mu-Song Chen Electrical Engineering, Da-Yeh University Taiwan

Kalman Graffi Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany

Zahoor Khan Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE.

Kun-chan Lan National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

Moad Mowafi Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan

Masahide Nakamura Kobe University Japan

Al-Sakib Khan Pathan Islamic University in Madinah, KSA

Mubashir rehmani: Laboratoire d'Informatique de Paris 6, Lip6, France

Sim-Hui Tee Multimedia University, Malaysia

Wei Wei Xi'an University of Technology, China

Adil Usman Indian Institute of Technology-Mandi

Rossi Kamal, Kyung Hee University, Korea

Huiyu Zhou Queens' University Belfast, UK

Sugam Sharma, Iowa State University, USA

Negar Mohammadi-Koushki University of Tehran, Iran.

Previous workshops: 

- SEARCH 2017: The first  IEEE International Workshop on Safe, Energy-Aware, & Reliable Connected Health.

- SEARCH 2016: The first  IEEE International Workshop on Safe, Energy-Aware, & Reliable Connected Health.

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 2017 Proceedings and submitted to IEEE /Xplore®/.