Security and Privacy in Internet of Medical Things: Problems and Solutions

in Special Issue   Posted on March 6, 2020 

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Submission Deadline: Thu 15 Oct 2020
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Journal Name : Computer Communications
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Recent adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) into medical applications has generated huge interest among researchers in academia and industry. Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) forms an ecosystem of connected sensors, wearable medical devices and clinical systems capable of improving the quality of medical treatment with reduced cost and timely delivery of responses. Experts forecast, almost 40% IoT-related technology will be health related, more than any other category and the IoMT market will exceed $136.8 billion by 2021. Driven largely by the advances in Artificial Intelligence, Wireless Technologies, Sensors, Mobile Devices, Big Data, and Fog computing, IoMT is rapidly enhancing the efficiency of diagnosis, treatment and patient monitoring.

While IoMT offers enormous benefits, the ubiquitously connected devices also raise serious security and privacy concerns. Recent reports reveal an alarming statistic with 72% of malicious traffic targeted at healthcare providers and 81% of healthcare providers accepting that one or more systems have been compromised. With most of the healthcare applications collecting, processing and transmitting sensitive and critical medical information, it is highly essential to secure the network from potential attacks. Attacks on the network and medical devices can cause significant physical harm and life-threatening damage to the patients.

This special issue focuses on potential threats and problems faced by the network, connected devices, applications and systems in IoMT. The special issue encourages authors to submit papers that highlights the security and privacy concerns in IoMT application and possible solutions. Topics of interest for this special issue include, but are not limited to,

  • Authorization and access control for IoMT
  • Privacy preservation techniques for medical data in IoMT
  • Wearable and implantable medical device security
  • Big data analytics and privacy-preserving data mining
  • Secure communication techniques for IoMT
  • Vulnerabilities, threat models and risk management
  • Blockchain for healthcare security in IoMT
  • Intrusion detection and mitigation techniques for IoMT
  • Privacy-enhancing cryptographic techniques in IoMT
  • Middleware for privacy protection in IoMT applications
  • Resilience models for advanced threats in IoMT
  • Future perspectives of security and privacy issues in IoMT applications

Important Dates:

Submissions Deadline: April 30, 2020

First Reviews Due: June 30, 2020

Revision Due: July 30, 2020

Acceptance Notification: September 15, 2020

Final Manuscript Due: October 15, 2020

Publication Date: 2020/2021

Submission Guidelines

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Guest Editors:

Dr. Varun G Menon (Managing GE)
ACM Distinguished Speaker, Senior Member IEEE
Department of Computer Science and Engineering,
SCMS School of Engineering and Technology, India
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Dr. Ali Kashif Bashir,
Senior Member, IEEE, ACM Distinguished Speaker
Editor in Chief, IEEE Future Directions Newsletter

Department of Computing and Mathematics,
Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
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Dr. Shahid Mumtaz, Ph.D., CEng.
Senior Researcher, Senior Member IEEE
ACM Distinguished Speaker
Editor in Chief – IET Journal of Quantum Communication

Instituto de Telecomunicaces, Aveiro, Portugal
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Dr. Syed Hassan Ahmed,
Senior Member, IEEE
JMA Wireless, USA
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Dr. Danda B. Rawat, PhD, IET Fellow, Senior Member, IEEE
Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Howard University, USA
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