IEEE International Conference on Communications
16–20 May 2022 // Seoul, South Korea // Hybrid: In-Person and Virtual Conference
Intelligent Connectivity for Smart World

WS-19: Workshop on E-health Security for Future 6G

Envisioned by the sixth generation (6G) of wireless networking, the human body becomes part of the network architecture that collects sensitive data for multiple purposes such as health and safety, aiming to enhance the quality of our lives. The 6G technology will be the fabric that can make newly-emerged technologies such as wearable devices, intelligent Internet of Medical Things (IoMT), and hospital-to-home (H2H) services become part of a unified network.  On the other hand, the vitality of e-health systems exacerbates the effect of adversarial attacks, such as eavesdropping, Man-in-the-Middle (MitM), and Denial-of-Service (DoS). To secure 6G-enabled e-health services, lightweight and scalable security mechanisms are highly required. The area of PHY layer security (PHY-Sec) plays a pivotal role in reducing both the latency as well as the complexity of novel security standards which is crucial for e-health vertical of 6G for providing promising solutions to secure the most critical and less-investigated network sectors in 6G, which are the ones corresponding to digital healthcare.  
We seek original completed and unpublished work not currently under review by any other journal/magazine/conference. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Context-aware intelligent PHY-sec for e-health
  • Learning-assisted secure communications for e-health
  • Security aspects of utilizing digital twins for 6G-enabled e-health applications
  • Security issues of 6G-enabled telemedicine
  • Physical layer security for e-health cyber physical systems
  • Post-quantum security for long-term e-health data
  • Covert communications schemes for e-health transmissions
  • Visible Light Communication (VLC) for e-health and employment of local trust zones
  • Quality of e-Health Security for 6G: Analytical formulations and practical experiments
  • Privacy-preserving e-health: Performance metrics (quantitative measures) and experiments  
  • URLLC for secure medical imaging through immersive wireless AR/VR 
  • Security and privacy concerns of deep learning algorithms in e-health technologies
  • Real-time robustness of e-health services against adversarial attacks in 6G
  • Secure molecular intra-body and wireless body area communications
  • Physical layer security for wireless implantable medical devices
  • Secure Human Bond Communications (HBC)
  • Secure analysis of big data in e-health
Keynote Speakers
  • Jochen Hampe, MD (Medical Dept. of Technische Universität Dresden)
    • “Trusting WLAN, Bluetooth, 6G with your life? Requirements for medical data networks from a clinical perspective”
  • Arsenia Chorti (Universite Paris Seine, ENSEA)
    • “Context awareness as an enabler of physical layer security for 6G wireless”
Invited Speakers
  • Diana P. Moya Osorio (University of Oulu, Finland)
    • "Opportunities and challenges of 6G key technologies for enabling security and privacy for e-health"
  • Andre Barreto (Barkhausen Institut Dresden gGmbH, Germany)
    • "Physical-Layer security – can we make it work in practice?"
  • Elena Veronica Belmega (Université Gustave Eiffel, CNRS, LIGM)
    • "Non-cooperative game theory and its applications in security for wireless communications"
  • Lorenzo Mucchi (University of Florence, Italy)
    • "Security for e-Health as a service in the 6G era"  
Important Dates
Paper submission due: January 20, 2022 February 3, 2022
Notification of acceptance: March 06, 2022
Camera-ready papers: March 15, 2022
Submission link