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Security in MCPS 2017 : Elsevier Smart Health Journal - Special Issue on Security in Medical Cyber-Physical Systems


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Submission Deadline Sep 30, 2017
Notification Due Oct 31, 2017
Final Version Due Jan 31, 2018

Call For Papers

Medical Cyber Physical Systems (MCPS) are life-critical, context-aware, and networked systems of medical devices that provide tight integration and coordination between the cyber world of computing and communications and the physical world. Recent advances in mobile and wearable healthcare, communication, and Cloud computing technologies are making MCPS a promising platform for scientific advancement and development of new tools that may improve patients’ health and wellbeing. Coming along with the potential social economic and personal healthcare benefits are significant security, privacy, and trustworthiness challenges in MCPS, due to unreliable embedded software controlling medical devices, weak computing and networking capabilities of medical devices, and adaptive privacy requirements introduced by complicated physiological dynamics of patient bodies. So far, the security, privacy, and trustworthiness initiatives for MCPS are still at an early stage. On one hand, more and more concerns have been raised in the fields and many security, privacy, and trustworthiness-enhancing techniques have been proposed to resolve these concerns. On the other hand, the emerging mobile and wearable technologies revolutionize the entire MCPS as well as its models of security, privacy, and trustworthiness. It is still not clear that these proposed techniques are useful and effective in practice and how quickly or even possibly they are going to be adopted.

This special issue will have a focused topic in theoretical and experimental research for security, privacy and trust solutions in the context of medical cyber physical systems. Topics include but not limit to

Mobile Healthcare Security
Smartphone Security for Healthcare
Wearable Device Security
Medical Device Security
Security and Privacy on Implantable Medical Sensors
Wireless Communication Security
Security and Privacy for Wireless Body Area Networks
Secure RFID technology in MCPS
Secure Cloud Health System
Big Health Data Security
Differential Privacy on Health Data
Secure Machine Learning on Health Data
Privacy Preserving Big Health Data Analysis
Novel Threats and Attack Models
Novel Trust Models
Security Detection and Evaluation
Key Management
Cryptography for Health Systems
Security Management (administration and training) in Health Systems
Security in Virtualized Health Systems
Security Risk Assessment
Security and Privacy Policies in Health Systems
Security in Electronic Health Record Systems
Access control for MCPS
Important dates:

Paper submission due: September 30, 2017
First review completed: October 31, 2017
Revised manuscript due: November 30, 2017
Second review completed: December 31, 2017
Final manuscript due: January 31, 2018
Expected publication date: March 2018
Guest Editors

Kewei Sha, University of Houston – Clear Lake (
Wenjia Li, New York Institute of Technology (
Xiaohui Liang, University of Massachusetts Boston (

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