[PET] CFP - Workshop on Design Challenges in Mobile Medical Device Systems (DC-­MMDS)

Eugene Y. Vasserman eyv at ksu.edu
Tue Mar 12 18:18:29 GMT 2013

Apologies for cross-posting. This solicitation is fairly broad and
definitely has potential to be a privacy venue.


Workshop on Design Challenges in Mobile Medical Device Systems (DC-­MMDS)

In Conjunction with IEEE SECON 2013
New Orleans, LA, USA
June 24-27, 2013

URL: http://dc-mmds.cs.wpi.edu/


A decade ago, medical devices were largely simple standalone entities.
Today, wireless networking capabilities, sophisticated data processing,
and new sensors and actuators are increasingly being incorporated into
mobile medical devices that promise to improve a clinician’s ability to
diagnose and treat a range of acute and chronic medical conditions.

This new generation of mobile medical device systems (MDDS) faces a
variety of challenges. Such devices are often implanted, ingested, or
worn and deployed as a part of pervasive health monitoring system. Some
interact directly with a patient’s biological systems in order to
provide coordinated, closed-­‐loop care. In order for these mobile
medical cyber-­‐physical systems to be successful, one needs to develop
targeted platforms and technologies. This is particularly challenging
because of the devices used in MMDS have to be small and unobtrusive.
This makes them severely resource constrained in nature. Architectures
developed for the desktop and hand-­‐held computing world ill suited for
such applications. Further, as people who have limited understanding of
the underlying technologies will use such devices, the usability of such
systems, from user-­‐interface to sustainability to interoperability
with other devices to configuration, is very important.

These challenges have been recognized, in the abstract, in the community
for some time. However, there has not been a dedicated forum for
discussing ideas on building mobile medical devices. This proposed
workshop will bring together researchers from academia and industry to
address challenges facing the design and implementation of mobile
medical device platforms.


Relevant topics include but are not limited to:
• Novel hardware platforms and architectures for MMDS
• Novel sensing systems for MMDS
• Actuation and drug delivery systems for MMDS
• Efficient automatic control systems for MMDS
• Novel data and signal processing for MMDS
• Enabling device interoperability for MMDS
• Energy harvesting and sustainability for MMDS
• Formal methods for MMDS
• Trust, security and privacy technologies of MMDS
• Human factors and usability for MMDS
• Regulatory issues for MMDS


Papers must be no longer than 5 pages and in font size no smaller than
10 points. Additional paper formatting instructions can be found on the
conference web-­‐site: http://www.ieee-secon.org.

Accepted and presented papers will be published in the IEEE SECON’13
Conference Proceedings and archived in IEEE Xplore.


Krishna Venkatasubramanian, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Jacob Sorber, Clemson University

TPC Members
Ayan Banerjee, Arizona State University
Denis Foo Kune, University of Michigan
Matt Green, Johns Hopkins University
Hassan Ghasemzadeh, UCLA
Sandeep Gupta, Arizona State University
Roozbeh Jafari, UT-Dallas
Insup Lee, University of Pennsylvania
Andres Molina-­Markham, Dartmouth College
Ben Ransford, University of Massachussets, Amherst
Craig Shue, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Eugene Vasserman, Kansas State University


Paper Submission Deadline: March 22, 2013
Notification Deadline: April 22, 2013
Camera-Ready Deadline: May 1, 2013

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