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The call for papers for the 1st Workshop on SecUre aNd Resilient digItal tranSformation of healthcarE (SUNRISE 2023) is now open. The workshop is co-located with the 35th Norwegian ICT Conference for Research and Education (NIKT 2023) and will take place on 27-30 November 2023 at the University of Stavanger, Norway.

Scope & Topics

Digital transformation in healthcare is the leveraging of advanced technologies to improving the delivery of care to patients and to coping with new requirements of such delivery, most notably the shift from hospital care to home care. While patient-needs-centric, it also necessarily requires changes and improvements of healthcare-related processes. Whereas various benefits of this transformation are broadly acknowledged, the increased connectivity; the huge volume of -sensitive- health information; and the lack of sufficient cybersecurity awareness and culture among both healthcare professionals and patients result in increased cybersecurity risk and make digital healthcare attractive to cyber criminals and prone to cybersecurity attacks such as phishing, ransomware, distributed denial-of-service attacks, and malware. The increasing connection of medical devices to the Internet, hospital networks and other medical devices expands the attack surface making the patient safety risks higher. The recent COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the interdependence and co-evolutionary dynamic of the cybersecurity and privacy risks in healthcare. All these have raised the need to develop new solutions to increase the cybersecurity and resilience of the healthcare sector and its supply chain.

The workshop “Secure and Resilient Digital Transformation of Healthcare” will provide a discussion platform for researchers in the field and an opportunity to share novel research on the topic. The target audience also includes healthcare professionals and managers of healthcare organizations.

The workshop is supported by the International Alliance for Strengthening Cybersecurity and Privacy in Healthcare (CybAlliance) project, the Center for Research-based Innovation (SFI) Norwegian Center for Cybersecurity in Critical Sectors (NORCICS) project, and the AI-Based Scenario Management for Cyber Range Training (ASCERT) project.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

• Healthcare application security and privacy
• Healthcare supply chain security and data provenance
• Human factors in the secure digital transformation of healthcare
• Cybersecurity of medical devices
• Health information systems security and privacy
• Internet of medical things (IoMT) security and privacy
• Securing AI in medical devices and healthcare applications
• Security and privacy for wearable and implantable medical devices
• Digital Transformation Risk Management
• Health systems digital resilience
• Education & awareness on cybersecurity and privacy in healthcare

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: Friday, 1 September
Author Notification: Friday, 6 October
Camera-ready versions: Friday, 20 October
Workshop day: Thursday, 30 November

Paper Submission Guidelines

Submissions are to be made to the submission web site in pdf format. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register and present their work at the workshop; otherwise the paper will not be included in the proceedings.

Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that have been simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings. Submissions should be at most 12-15+ pages long (full paper), or 6-11 pages (short paper) including the bibliography and appendices and should follow the CCIS style.

Pre-proceedings will be made available at the workshop. Accepted conference papers are planned to be published by Springer in the CCIS collection.

More information is available here.

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