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ESMMH 2016 : 1st IEEE International Workshop on Evolution of Social Media in Mobile Healthcare under IEEE healthcom


When Sep 14, 2016 - Sep 17, 2016
Where germany
Submission Deadline May 31, 2016
Notification Due Jul 15, 2016
Final Version Due Jul 30, 2016
Categories    social media   healthcare   security and privacy   cloud

Call For Papers

The increasing utility of social media is a continuous improvisation to take the benefits of information sharing and connectivity among individuals. The utility further improves when social media is used in the areas like healthcare applications where socially integrated healthcare applications are getting familiarity. The integration of the healthcare application with social media provide ease of use, robustness, efficiency, reliability, resilience, and adaptability to the healthcare applications. Socially integrated mobile healthcare applications use wireless sensors to gather patient data, however this setup orients some vulnerabilities which can be categorized as: privacy, security and legal issues, and active and passive attacks. The attackers can cause much harm to the process by malicious attempts such as data modification, impersonation, eavesdropping and replaying. The primary purpose of these attacks is to steal the patient’s data, which is not only valuable but also private and sensitive. In some cases, implanted devices are used to administer drugs (such as insulin), and attacks could lead to serious outcomes for the patient if the administration of drugs is compromised. If the security issues with the healthcare applications are not resolved in a timely fashion, the impact may be catastrophic and may also cause the rise of socio-technical problems.

This workshop proposal is focused to identify the advancements, gains, threats and weaknesses in socially integrated healthcare applications. Original contributions are sought in the following areas. The areas of interest include but not limited the following:

Advancements in social integration of mobile healthcare applications
Mobile decision support systems
Vulnerabilities of socially integrated healthcare applications
Security and privacy challenges in mobile information systems
Healthcare application architecture in cloud environment
Efficient data management for mobile healthcare management
Healthcare application and social integration architecture in multi-cloud environment
Application architecture for smart health
Communication architecture for mobile healthcare applications
Healthcare application design challenges across multi-platform social integration
Security, trust, and privacy in mobile healthcare applications
Energy management issues in mobile healthcare
Intelligent systems for healthcare

Submission Schedule:
Paper Submission: 31. May 2016
General Notification: 15. July 2016
Papers Camera Ready by: 30. July 2016

Submission Guidelines:

The workshop invites submissions of original, previously unpublished contributions. Papers have to follow IEEE format requirements and have to be written in English. Papers must follow the IEEE paper template. Please visit for detailed submission instructions. The submissions will undergo peer review to ensure the highest standards. Accepted and duly presented papers will be published in the IEEE Healthcom’16 Conference Proceedings and indexed in IEEE Xplore (, the IEEE digital repository. Submission must be done in PDF form via the EDAS submission to SWOT’16 that appears under Healthcom’16, at For any query, please contact the Workshop Chair: Basit Shahzad @:

Journal Publication

The authors of accepted papers will be invited to submit extended version of their papers in Internaltional Journal of Knowledge Society Research (IJKSR) and International Journal of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering.

Workshop Chair
Basit Shahzad, PhD
College of Computer & Information Science
King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

Workshop co-Chairs

Prof. Hany H. Ammar
Department of Computer Science & EE
West Virginia University, WV, USA.

Prof. Mahmood Niazi
Department of Information and Computer Science
King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Irum Inayat
Faculty of Computer Science & IT
University of Malaya, Malaysia.

Dr. Abdul Rauf
College of Computer & Information Science
Al-Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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