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[ISN] USENIX HealthSec '11 Call for Papers Now Available

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_nospam>
Date: Wed Feb 09 2011 - 07:28:40 GMT

Forwarded from: Lionel Garth Jones <lgj (at)>

On behalf of the 2nd USENIX Workshop on Health Security and Privacy
(HealthSec '11) program committee, we invite you to submit innovative
papers covering all aspects of healthcare information security and

The focus of HealthSec '11 is the exploration of security and privacy
issues that arise from the exploding quantity of digital personal health
information, in both the provider and the patient settings.

The Program Commitee strongly encourages cross-disciplinary interactions
between fields, including, but not limited to, technology, medicine, and
policy. Surprising results and thought-provoking ideas will be strongly
favored; complete papers with polished results in well-explored research
areas are comparatively discouraged.

We will select position papers that show potential to stimulate or
catalyze further research and explorations of new directions, as well as
extended abstracts that explore a specific issue a little more deeply,
including preliminary results.

Position papers are solicited on topics in all areas relating to
healthcare information security and privacy, including:

* Security and privacy models for healthcare information systems
* Industry experience in securing healthcare information systems
* Design and deployment of patient-oriented systems for securely
  accessing and managing personal health data
* Security and privacy threats against existing and future medical
  devices--and countermeasures
* Regulatory and policy issues of healthcare information systems
* Privacy of medical information
* Usability issues, especially combined with security constraints
* Threat models for healthcare information systems

Submissions are due April 5, 2011, at 11:59 p.m. UTC (7:59 p.m. EDT).

For submission guidelines and more information, please see the
complete Call for Papers at

HealthSec '11 will be co-located with the 20th USENIX Security Symposium
(USENIX Security '11), which will take place August 10-12, 2011.

We look forward to receiving your submissions.

Ben Adida, Harvard University
Umesh Shankar, Google
HealthSec '11 Program Co-Chairs
healthsec11chairs (at)

Call for Papers
2nd USENIX Workshop on Health Security and Privacy (HealthSec '11)
August 9, 2011
San Francisco, CA
Submission Deadline: April 5, 2011, 11:59 p.m. UTC (7:59 p.m. EDT)

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