[ecoop-info] Deadline Extension: WEES, Amsterdam Privacy Conference, Oct 7-102012 - Submissions due: June 16

Guido van 't Noordende guido at science.uva.nl
Fri Jun 1 21:15:49 CEST 2012

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Call for Papers / Contributions:

The first Amsterdam Privacy Conference (APC) in the Netherlands, Oct 7-10 2012, 
is a multidisciplinary conference which aims to address privacy from all angles 
and disciplines. Keynote speakers include, among others, Alessandro Acquisti 
(CMU), Peter Hustinx (EPDS), Ross Anderson (Cambridge, UK), Priscilla Regan 
(George Mason) and Helen Nissenbaum (NYU).

As part of APC, the first International Workshop on Engineering EHR Solutions 
(WEES) addresses technical issues related to privacy and data protection in 
large-scale electronic health record systems:


The 1st International Workshop on Engineering EHR Solutions (WEES)

The first Workshop on Engineering Electronic Health Record Solutions (WEES) 
intends to become a lively forum for discussing real-world problems associated 
with the design and implementation of large-scale systems for exchanging 
medical information.

Over recent years, increasingly large-scale systems for health information 
exchange and communication have been designed and built, ranging from small 
systems to support collaborating professionals at a regional scale, to very 
large-scale, even National systems. Systems at an European and U.S. scale are 
currently being considered. Systems at this scale, particularly for the 
exchange of sensitive information, bring in an unprecedented range of problems 
from usability to scalability to availability to security to privacy.

WEES intends to be the premier scientific forum to discuss these problems. The 
workshop invites contributions from all scientific disciplines, including 
computer science, healthcare, sociology and psychology. However, papers with 
technical merit, tangible results, or concrete practical solutions are 
preferred. Privacy and security issues are particularly relevant. Also, 
experience papers describing real-world systems are invited.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

- security architecture and analysis of real-world systems
- requirement analysis and tradeoffs
- interconnected health information exchange systems
- privacy policy enforcement - authentication and authorization
- auditing and provenance, transparancy
- (experiences with) consent models
- the role of patients in authorization and information disclosure
- stakeholder influence on design decisions
- data breach detection and notification
- privacy enhancing technologies
- cryptographic techniques and key management
- push and pull communication models
- usability issues (professional and patient perspective)
- data representation, standardization
- segmentation and access control
- Hospital information systems security after I vs. Finland
- Health information technology for developing countries
- data ownership, personal health records
- centralized vs. decentralized architectures
- scalability versus security
- privacy impact and risk assessments

- June 16 2012: paper/astract submission deadline (extended deadline)
- July 12 2012: notification of acceptance
- July 27 2012: camera ready submission deadline
- Oct 8-10 2012: workshop (precise date TBA)

Program committee:
Guido van 't Noordende (University of Amsterdam) - chair
Marcel Winandy (Ruhr University Bochum, Germany)
Gerard Freriks (Q-Rec, EuroRec, Netherlands)
Tara Whalen (Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada)
Tristan Glatard (CNRS, CREATIS, Lyon, France)
(further PC members TBA - see website).

The workshop accepts the following types of submissions:

- 1 or 2-page abstracts for oral or poster presentations
- position papers up to 4 pages, presenting a challenging or novel
   idea related to engineering real-world large-scale EHR systems
- full papers up to 12 pages, presenting more polished or mature
   research results, or experience papers.

Accepted papers will be included in the APC conference proceedings. If 
there are sufficient high-quality submissions, we will seek a volume to 
publish selected papers in.

Submission procedure:
Submissions take place using the easychair conference management system, via 
the following link: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=wees2012
Papers should be submitted as a PDF file, according to the above page limits, 
using using the Easychair formatting stylesheet available from 

More details and full submission guidelines are announced on the WEES website: 

Amsterdam Privacy Conference:  http://www.apc2012.org

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