The First Workshop on Mobile Cloud Computing in Healthcare (WMCCH)

A mobile cloud computing for healthcare (MCCH) system is a specific type of mobile cloud computing system that focuses on healthcare and wellness applications. Examples of MCCH include body sensor networks for long term healthcare monitoring, sensor-based elder care systems, smartphone apps for Alzheimer’s. In these examples, cloud computing, mobile computing and wireless networking are combined to build successful solutions.  The objective of this workshop is to provide a forum for scientists, researchers, and practitioners working in the areas of MCCH to share and exchange ideas, experiences, and lessons leant.

The workshop will be held in Philadelphia, PA, in conjunction with IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics (ICHI) 2013. Please refer to the main conference website ( here ) for more information.

Key Dates

  • Workshop Papers Due: May 15, 2013   June 1, 2013
  • Notification of Acceptance: June 20, 2013   June 8, 2013
  • Camera-ready: July 17, 2013   June 14, 2013 (hard deadline)
  • Workshop Date: September 11, 2013 (tentative)

Accepted papers

  • Title : “Improving Computational Efficiency for Personalized Medical Applications in Mobile Cloud Computing Environment”
    Authors : George Mathew and Zoran Obradovic
    Paper ID : 661
  • Title : “Finding Needles in a Haystack: Reducing False Alarm Rate Using Telemedicine Mobile Cloud”
    Authors : Qiong Gui, Bingwei Liu, Xiaoliang Wang, Zhanpeng Jin and Yu Chen
    Paper ID : 663
  • Title : “Mobile Application Concept Development for Remote Patient Monitoring”
    Authors : Ljilja Kascak, Claudia Rebola, Richard Braunstein and Jon Sanford
    Paper ID : 664
  • Call For Papers

    Pervasive high speed wireless networks, powerful mobile devices, and scalable cloud computing resources has led to the rise of a new area typically known as mobile cloud computing (MCC). In a MCC ecosystem, all three technologies are seamlessly combined together, giving rise to new applications. A mobile cloud computing for healthcare (MCCH) system is a specific MCC system that focuses on healthcare and wellness applications.

    Healthcare informatics require systems with stringent requirements (security, reliability, fault tolerant, QoS, etc.). The objective of this workshop is to provide a forum for scientists, researchers, and practitioners working in the areas of MCC in healthcare to share and exchange ideas, experiences, and lessons leant.
    Note that submissions do not need to incorporate all three areas (mobile, cloud, wireless), but must be related to healthcare.

    Topics of interest for this workshop include, but are not limited to:

    • MCCH prototype systems
    • Programming models for MCCH applications
    • Security and privacy for regulatory compliance and/or novel threats to MCCH applications
    • Algorithmic foundations for MCCH applications
    • Algorithms and techniques to provide and validate Quality of service (QoS) for MCCH applications
    • Fault tolerant, resilient systems, algorithm, and protocol design for MCCH applications
    • Coexistence of heterogeneous systems (e.g. wireless standards, hardware, etc) in MCCH systems
    • Real world MCCH application deployment experiences and lessons
    • Data management, cleaning, and mining of MCCH generated data streams
    • Health information technology (HIT) and MCCH

    Submission instructions
    Papers must adhere to the IEEE Proceedings Format available for LaTex and Word. Changing the template’s font size, margins, inter-column spacing, or line spacing is prohibited. Each paper must be submitted as a single PDF file, formatted for 8.5″ x 11″ paper. The page limit is no more than 6 pages.

    All paper submissions will be handled electronically by the EasyChair conference management system. Papers should be submitted via the EasyChair WMCCH2013 page:
    here (https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=wmcch2013 )

    Organization

    General Chair

    Chiu C. Tan   Temple University

    Vice Chair

    Mengjun Xie   University of Arkansas at Little Rock

    Program Committee

  • Vandana Janeja, University of Maryland-Baltimore County, USA
  • Aravind Kailas, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
  • Yantao Li, Southwest University, China
  • Imad Mahgoub, Florida Atlantic University, USA
  • Linh Thi Xuan Phan, University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • Upkar Varshney, Georgia State University, USA
  • Jinyuan Sun, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, USA
  • Jun Suzuki, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA
  • Laurie Williams, North Carolina State University, USA
  • Mengjun Xie, University of Arkansas-Little Rock, USA
  • Steering Committee Chair

    Jie Wu   Temple University

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