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SPAIMeH'14 2014 : 1st International Workshop on Secure and Privacy-Aware Information Management in eHealth


When Oct 15, 2014 - Oct 15, 2014
Where Natal, Brazil
Submission Deadline May 30, 2014
Notification Due Jul 6, 2014
Final Version Due Aug 31, 2014
Categories    ehealth   information privacy   usage control   accountability

Call For Papers

This workshop is held in conjunction with HealthCom2014.

Information security and privacy in the healthcare domain is a complex and challenging problem for computer scientists, social scientists, law experts and policy makers. Appropriate healthcare provision requires specialized knowledge, is information intensive and much patient information is of a particularly sensitive nature. Electronic health record systems provide opportunities for information sharing which may enhance healthcare services, for both individuals and populations. However, appropriate information management measures are essential for privacy preservation.
Traditional access control measures for privacy preservation may not match the eHealth record system scenario, where the roles of all stakeholders are less defined. Questions regarding data ownership and information management obligations for major stakeholders (healthcare professionals, patients, administrators) arise. Healthcare professionals require ready access to as much information as possible to support informed decision making. However, patients may want to exercise control over the entities gaining access to their personal health information, with particular concerns for information privacy. Balancing these competing concerns is a major challenge in the implementation of successful e-Health systems. This is not just a technological challenge, but a multidisciplinary problem with technological, social, legal and health policy aspects.
This workshop will focus on this major challenge in terms of these four main areas. We seek papers addressing the technological, socio-technical, legal and policy aspects related to information security and privacy issues in e-Health systems.

The topics of interest include but are not limited to:

• access control
• usage control
• information usage policy representation, enforcement and management
• rights management
• misuse detection
• provenance tracking
• accountability
• audit logs
• consumer acceptance of e-Health
• legal aspects relating to all aspects of information security and privacy in e-Health
• role of Big Data in information security and privacy
• usable security and privacy
• usability


Dr. Randike Gajanayake (QUT, Brisbane, Australia)
Dr. Tony Sahama (QUT, Brisbane, Australia)
Dr. Leonie Simpson (QUT, Brisbane, Australia)
Prof. Bill lane (QUT, Brisbane, Australia)

Workshop Format: Speakers will be allocated a maximum of 20 minutes for an oral presentation and short question and answer session. The expected presentation style must be suitable and open for a panel discussion at the end of the presentations, which will include invited domain experts and all participants.

Paper Submission: Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers using EDAS System at A full paper should not have more than six (6) IEEE style pages including results, figures and references. Papers will be reviewed with the standard reviewing procedure (with at least 3 independent anonymous reviews). Accepted papers will be published on IEEExplore ( For each accepted paper, at least one author must register and present the paper at the workshop. Papers that are not presented will not be included in the workshop proceedings or included in IEEE Xplore.

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