Healthcare organizations 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.


  • Health data privacy and security
  • Cascading effects from combined complex threats
  • Cyber security of connected medical devices  
  • AI/ML for improved cybersecurity 
  • Semantic interoperability and reasoning on security data
  • Secure health data sharing
  • Privacy-preserving computations on medical data 
  • Use Cases analysis and description
  • Experience reports
  • Usable security for healthcare systems
  • Federated learning on health data
  • Trustworthy AI

Important Dates

The special track will take place in parallel with the general conference track. Submission deadlines are reported here.

Submission Guidelines

Please refer to this page.

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Isabel Praça

Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto,

Nicolae Paladi

CanaryBit and Lund University, Sweden

Dagmar Krefting

University Medical Center Göttingen,

Melek Önen


Program Committee

Yannis Verginadis

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

Eva Maia

ISEP, Portugal

Kassaye Yitbarek Yigzaw

Centre for e-Health Research, Norway

Thomas Penzel

Charite Hospital Berlin, Germany

Adrien Bécue

AIRBUS, France

Ivo Emanuilov

KU Leuven, Belgium

Fabian Praßer

BIH Berlin Institute of Health, Germany

Reda Yaich

IRT SystemX, France

Tamas Kiss

University of Westminster, England

Diogo Menezes Ferrazani Mattos

Federal Fluminense University, Brazil

David Mohaisen

University of Central Florida, USA

Carlos Maziero

Federal University of Parana, Brazil

Richard Sinnot

University of Melbourne, Australia

Marcela Tuler de Oliveira

University of Amsterdam, Netherlands