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 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which highlights that hospitals need secure, trustable and reliable exchange of health records and diagnosis. Remote care services for ageing population is likewise an increasingly pressing need. Despite the benefits, increasing reliance on healthcare on IT and IoT continues to introduce security threats to the security of health information and patient records. For example, ransomware attacks on hospitals have caused costly damages in the past and may lead to loss of life in the future.
This special track of the 35th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (IEEE CBMS 2022) invites contributions 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.
This special track is organized as a collaboration between the ASCLEPIOS ( and SAFECARE ( projects.


The topics include, but are not limited to:

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

Paper submission

• Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
• Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Call for Papers (main track)
• Please also check the Guidelines.
• Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system:


• Silvia Delgado Olabarriaga, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
• Isabel Praça, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal
• Nicolae Paladi, CanaryBit AB and Lund University, Sweden

Program Committee

• Adrien Bécue, AIRBUS, France
• Ivo Emanuilov, KU Leuven, Belgium
• Martin Hell, Lund University, Sweden
• Tamas Kiss, University of Westminster, England
• Dagmar Krefting, Medical University of Gottingen, Germany
• Diogo Mattos, Federal Fluminense University, Brazil
• Carlos Maziero, Federal University of Parana, Brazil
• Antonis Michalas, Tampere University, Finland
• David Mohaisen, University of Central Florida, USA
• Paulo Novais, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
• Melek Önen, EURECOM, France
• Thomas Penzel, Charite Hospital Berlin, Germany
• Richard Sinnot, University of Melbourne, Australia
• Yannis Verginadis, Athens University of Economics and Business and Institute of Communication and Computer Systems, Greece
• Reda Yaich, IRT SystemX, France
• Kassaye Yitbarek Yigzaw, Norwegian Centre for e-Health Research, Norway

More details of this Special track please see: