The 4th IEEE International Workshop on Smart IoT Sensors & Social Systems for eHealth & Well-Being Applications (SIS-SS 2021)

Call for Papers


SIS-SS 2021 aims at encouraging the cooperation and the exchange of ideas and experiences among software/hardware practitioners, App developers, security experts and researchers. The workshop is intended to show and promote cutting edge and ready-to-market technologies of the IoT (Internet-of-Things) for healthcare, software solutions for the collection and exchange of health data, and algorithms with direct and practical impact on such technologies and solutions.

The diffusion of mobile Apps is a consolidated phenomenon which is coupled today with two other phenomena: the spread of IoT systems and that of social services. IoT systems allow users to interact with the environment that surrounds them, and this is becoming even more common today through the availability of companion Apps. Social services enable users to share their personal information and status, as well as data collected in their environment by IoT systems, enabling the design and implementation of complex gamified applications. Among the others, the field of eHealth and Well-Being services is the one where the diffusion of IoT devices, social services and Apps shows the most intense activity. Furthermore, it is the field that may have the most profound impact on people lives, helping them to move seamlessly towards safer and healthier habits.

In the healthcare domain, the increasing use and deployment of IoT devices make patient information exposed to cyber-threats aiming to exploit security vulnerabilities affecting those devices. New techniques, mechanisms, and policies are required to ensure security and privacy of sensitive and critical data generated by IoT sensors, especially when data are exchanged between different units of the same health organisation.

Paper proposals on IoT systems, Apps and Social Services with the application on eHealth and Well-Being are welcome. The papers can address both practical and theoretical arguments, and they can cover topics from device development and resource tuning, to system design, optimisation and security. Articles on data collection, fusion, mining of health and well-being information, as well as on gamification and smart wearable systems are welcome too.

Main Topics of Interest:

Researchers and practitioners all over the world, from both academia and industry, working in the areas of embedded and IoT systems, mobile applications, social applications and data management are invited to discuss state of the art solutions, novel issues, recent developments, applications, methodologies, techniques, experience reports, and tools for the development of Smart IoT and Social systems for eHealth and Well-Being applications. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • IoT systems design for biometric and environmental parameters monitoring,
  • Networks of IoT systems: design, implementation and optimisation,
  • Algorithms for distributed data collection in BANs,
  • Sensors and systems for well-being monitoring,
  • Wearable devices and systems of wearable devices,
  • Biometric data collection: optimisation and fusion,
  • Social applications and gamification for eHealth and Well-Being,
  • Smart personal assistants: systems, algorithms and social applications.
  • Data privacy and safety in social applications.
  • Privacy, security and safety in mobile Health and eHealth applications.

Important Dates


Workshop papers due: 21 April 2021

Workshop paper notifications: 15 May 2021

Camera-ready and registration due: 31 May 2021


Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research work, as well as industrial practice reports. Simultaneous submission to other publication venues is not permitted.  In accordance with IEEE policy, submitted manuscripts will be checked for plagiarism. Instances of alleged misconduct will be handled according to the IEEE Publication Services and Product Board Operations Manual.

Please note that in order to ensure the fairness of the review process, COMPSAC follows the double-blind review procedure. Therefore we kindly ask authors to remove their names, affiliations and contacts from the header of their papers in the review version. Please also redact all references to authors’ names, affiliations or prior works from the paper when submitting papers for review. Once accepted, authors can then include their names, affiliations and contacts in the camera-ready revision of the paper, and put the references to their prior works back.

Formatting


Workshop papers are limited to 6 pages. Page limits are inclusive of tables, figures, appendices, and references. Workshop papers can add an additional 2 pages with additional page charges ($250USD/page).

Paper Templates


IEEE Paper templates are available in MS Word 2003 and LaTex. All submissions must use US 8.5×11 letter page format.



Workshop Organizers


Luca Vollero
Facoltà Dipartimentale di Ingegneria,
Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, Italy
Email: l.vollero@unicampus.it

Salvatore D’Antonio
Dipartimento di Ingegneria,
Università degli Studi di Napoli, “Parthenope”, Italy
Email: salvatore.dantonio@uniparthenope.it

Pablo Serrano,
Departamento de Ingenieria Telematica
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Email: pablo@it.uc3m.es

Program Committee


Michał Choraś, UTP University of Science and Technology in Bydgoszcz, Poland

Rafał Kozik, University of Technology and Life Sciences in Bydgoszcz, Poland

Salvatore D’Antonio, Parthenope University of Naples, Italy

Giulio Iannello, Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, Italy

Luca Vollero, Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, Italy

Mehmet Ali Erturk, University of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

Giorgio Pennazza, Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, Italy

Marco Santonico, Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, Italy

Anna Sabatini, Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, Italy

Ginés García Avilés, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

Pablo Serrano, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

Marco Sabatini, AlmavivA, Italy