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WMCCH 2013 : The First Workshop on Mobile Cloud Computing in Healthcare


When Sep 11, 2013 - Sep 11, 2013
Where Philadelphia, PA, USA
Submission Deadline Jun 1, 2013
Notification Due Jun 8, 2013
Final Version Due Jun 14, 2013
Categories    mobile computing   healthcare   cloud computing

Call For Papers

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

Key Dates

* Workshop Papers Due: June 1, 2013
* Notification of Acceptance: June 8, 2013
* Camera Ready: June 14, 2013 (hard deadline)
* Workshop Date: September 11, 2013 (tentative)

* Philadelphia, PA, USA

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

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 learnt.

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:


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

For further queries, please contact Dr. Chiu C. Tan at

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