IEEE Global Communications Conference
7–11 December 2021 // Madrid, Spain // Hybrid: In-Person and Virtual Conference
Connecting Cultures around the Globe

Call for Papers

Call for Papers

The International Workshop on

Securing Next-Generation Connected Healthcare Systems using Futuristic Technologies


Recent advancements in computing and communication technologies have allowed the development of connected healthcare systems that depend primarily on IoT and Edge technologies. However, the security and privacy of next-generation smart healthcare systems are major concerns, for the efficient rollout of connected healthcare. To help with the efficient rollout, futuristic technologies like Blockchain and Machine Learning (ML) are pioneering system security solutions. In this context, this workshop will concentrate on the crucial aspects of IoT security in a connected healthcare environment, which will not only benefit from cutting-edge methodological approaches but also assist in the rapid scalability and improvement of these systems. It also aims to use blockchain technology for communication and data security, as well as trust management, in a smart city IoT environment. The aim of this workshop is to bring together developers, academics, and professionals interested in IoT/edge security and privacy developments and applications for the advancement of connected healthcare systems.


Original research contributions are welcomed in all major fields, including but not limited to:

  • IoT healthcare security and privacy
  • Security and trust in smart city and healthcare IoT environments leveraging ultra-lightweight cryptography
  • QoE/QoS in healthcare-IoT/edge
  • Healthcare IoT applications benefit from distributed and federated learning.
  • Cryptology: Theory and Applications in Healthcare IoT
  • Access management in connected healthcare IoT
  • Detection, Protection, and Prevention in a Cyber-threat-Free Healthcare IoT environment
  • Simulation and performance evaluation mechanisms for healthcare-IoT networks
  • 5G innovations for IoTs in healthcare
  • ML-based healthcare IoT applications
  • Blockchain-based healthcare IoT infrastructures
  • Blockchain security connecting different IoT-healthcare protocols
  • Digital Twin for healthcare IoT systems

Important Dates:

  • Workshop Papers Due: 31 July 2021 | 14 August 2021 (Firm)
  • Workshop Papers Acceptance Notification: 15 September 2021
  • Final Camera-Ready Paper Due: 15 November 2021