Security of e-Health Systems and Connected Medical Devices

IEEE 35th International Symposium on Computer Based Medical Systems (CBMS)

This special track is a part of the 35th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (IEEE CBMS 2022), July 21, 22 & 23, 2022 - Shenzhen, China.

Aims and Scope

Healthcare organisations and protocols are increasingly dependent on IT systems and IoT devices, relying on them to provide patients with a better quality of care or even to offer 24/7 health care across borders, thanks to modern e-health services. This became even more evident since the COVID-19 pandemic, which highlighted that hospitals need secure, trustable and reliable exchange of health records and diagnosis. Remote medical care became the norm within the past few years. Despite the benefits, increasing reliance on healthcare on IT and IoT introduces security threats to the security of health information and patient records.

The aim of this special track is to offer a forum for research related to the security and resilience of smart health infrastructures that consider smart devices and systems, information security, medical devices security and interconnectivity, as well as usable and cost-effective solutions that promote resilience and fast recovery in case of incidents.

Topics of Interest

  1. Health data privacy and security

  2. Secure transactions of medical data

  3. Cascading effects from combined complex threats

  4. Cyber security of connected medical devices

  5. AI/ML for improved cybersecurity

  6. Semantic interoperability and reasoning on security data

  7. Encryption of medical data

  8. Privacy-preserving computations on medical data

  9. Use Cases analysis and description

  10. Experience reports

  11. Usable security for healthcare systems

  12. Federated learning on health data

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline

25 April 2022

12 May 2022

Notification of acceptance

23 May 2022

Camera-ready due

6 June 2022


Early registration deadline

6 June 2022


21 July 2022

All submissions close at 11:59 pm Anywhere On Earth [AOE]

Paper Submission

Authors can submit both long/regular and short papers. Long papers may consist of up to six (6) Letter-sized pages. Long papers will be presented orally. The program committee may suggest the presentation of the paper as a short paper. Short papers may consist of up to four (4) Letter-sized pages. Short papers will be presented orally as short talks.

Each contribution must be prepared following the IEEE template, with 6 pages.

Papers must be submitted electronically using the EasyChair conference management system at: (choose the special track Security of e-Health Systems and Connected Medical Devices in the pop-down menu).

All submissions will be peer-reviewed by up to three reviewers of the Program Committee.

All accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings and will be published by IEEE. Publication in proceedings is conditioned to the registration and presentation of the paper at the conference by one of their authors. If the paper is not presented at the conference, it will not be included in the proceedings.


Silvia Delgado Olabarriaga

Amsterdam University Medical Centers, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Silvia is Assistant Professor of the Department of Epidemiology and Data Science of the Amsterdam University Medical Centers, Location AMC, University of Amsterdam. She leads the e-science research line, supervises PhD students, and teaches courses at the AMC Graduate School and Medical Informatics Bachelor and Master Programs.

Silvia is mainly interested in the usage of advanced information technology in scientific biomedical research. Her current activities include cybersecurity of medical applications in the cloud and machine learning applied to medical research, namely for automation of systematic reviews, predictive modelling of disease, cybersecurity and privacy protection. Silvia and her group participate in the H2020 ASCLEPIOS project (Advanced Secure Cloud Encrypted Platform for Internationally Orchestrated Solutions in Healthcare)) and in the new ITEA project Secur-e-health (Privacy preserving cross-organizational data analysis in the healthcare sector).

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Isabel Praça

Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal

Isabel is Coordinator Professor at the Department of Informatics Engineering, and a Senior Researcher at GECAD - Research Group on Intelligent Engineering and Computing for Advanced Innovation and Development. Research activities focus on the development of Intelligent Systems, using Artificial Intelligence techniques such as Multi-agent Systems, Machine Learning, Knowledge Discovery, among others. Current activities focus on applying AI to cyber security and the security of AI. Isabel is ISEP coordinator in several H2020 projects where Artificial Intelligence crosses with Cyber Security and with Safety. She’s scientific coordinator for SAFECARE - Integrated cyber-physical security for health services, H2020 787002.

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Nicolae Paladi

CanaryBit and Lund University, Sweden

Nicolae is the CEO and co-founder of CanaryBit, a start-up enabling automated digital trust and confidential data collaboration. Apart from that Nicolae is an affiliated researcher at Lund University, Sweden. He is contributing to the standardization of workload management in trusted execution environments within the TEEP and RATS IETF Work Groups and the Confidential Computing Consortium. His current research interests include lifecycle management of confidential computing workloads, data governance and AI security.

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Program Committee

  • Alexandros Bakas, Tampere University, Finland

  • Carlos Maziero, Federal University of Parana, Brazil

  • Dagmar Krefting, Medical University of Gottingen, Germany

  • David Mohaisen, University of Central Florida, USA

  • Diogo Mattos, Federal Fluminense University, Brazil

  • Ivo Emanuilov, KU Leuven, Belgium

  • Kassaye Yitbarek Yigzaw, Norwegian Centre for e-Health Research, Norway

  • Marcela Tuler de Oliveira, Amsterdam University Medical Centers, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Melek Önen, EURECOM, France

  • Reda Yaich, IRT SystemX, France

  • Richard Sinnot, University of Melbourne, Australia

  • Simone Fischer-Huebner, Karlstad University, Sweden

  • Tamas Kiss, University of Westminster, England

  • Thomas Penzel, Charite Hospital Berlin, Germany

  • Yannis Verginadis, Athens University of Economics and Business and Institute of Communication and Computer Systems, Greece


Isabel Praça

Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal