[PET] Call for Papers: 1st International Workshop on Engineering EHR Solutions (WEES) -- at APC2012, Amsterdam, 7-10 Oct 2012

Guido van 't Noordende guido at science.uva.nl
Sat Apr 21 00:59:59 BST 2012

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The 1st International Workshop on Engineering EHR Solutions (WEES)

Organized as part of the 1st Amsterdam Privacy Conference, the Netherlands from 
Oct 7-10, 2012, the first Workshop on Engineering Electronic Health Record 
Solutions (WEES) intends to become a lively forum for discussing real-world 
problems associated with the design and implementation of large-scale systems 
for exchanging medical information.

Over recent years, increasingly large-scale systems for health information 
exchange and communication have been designed and built, ranging from small 
systems to support collaborating professionals at a regional scale, to very 
large-scale, even National systems. Systems at an European and U.S. scale are 
currently being considered. Systems at this scale, particularly for the 
exchange of sensitive information, bring in an unprecedented range of problems 
from usability to scalability to availability to security to privacy.

WEES intends to be the premier scientific forum to discuss these problems. The 
workshop invites contributions from all scientific disciplines, including 
computer science, healthcare, sociology and psychology. However, papers with 
technical merit, tangible results, or concrete practical solutions are 
preferred. Privacy and security issues are particularly relevant. Also, 
experience papers describing real-world systems are invited.

The workshop accepts the following types of submissions:

- 1 or 2-page abstracts for oral or poster presentations
- position papers up to 4 pages, presenting a challenging or novel idea related 
to engineering real-world large-scale EHR systems
- full papers up to 12 pages, presenting more polished or mature research 
results, or experience papers.

Paper submissions will be peer reviewed and, if accepted, included in the APC 
conference proceedings. When sufficient high-quality papers are accepted, we 
will seek a high-quality special journal issue or volume to publish selected 
papers in.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

- security architecture and analysis
- requirement analysis 
- privacy policies
- authentication and authorization
- auditing and provenance, data access tracking
- transparancy
- embedding patient rights and policies
- experiences with consent models
- involving patients in authorization and information disclosure
- stakeholder influence on design decisions
- privacy impact and risk assessments
- data breach detection and notification
- privacy enhancing technologies
- cryptography and key management
- usability issues from the professional and patient perspective
- data representation, standardization
- semantics, segmentation and access control
- Hospital information systems after I vs. Finland
- Health information technology in developing countries
- push, pull or hybrid communication models
- personal health records
- data ownership, data storage, and data management
- impact of scale and design on security and privacy
- scalability, e.g., centralized vs. decentralized approaches

- June  1 2012: paper/astract submission deadline
- June 23 2012: notification of acceptance
- July 23 2012: camera ready submission deadline
- Oct 8-10 2012: workshop (precise date TBA)

Program chair: Guido van 't Noordende, University of Amsterdam

Submission procedure:

Submissions take place using the easychair conference management system, via 
the following link: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=wees2012

Submission guidelines will be announced on the WEES website: 

Website APC:  http://www.apc2012.org
Website WEES: http://www.iwees.org

Also check the Workshop on Privacy and Data Protection Technology (PDPT): 

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