Medical Cyber Physical Systems Workshop 2014

Call for papers - 14 April 2014, Berlin Germany

The Medical CPS workshop provides a forum for the presentation of research and development covering all aspects of high integrity medical devices, software, and systems, which is essential to support innovative, networked medical device systems to improve safety and efficiency in health care. The past four workshops have enjoyed a healthy participation of 35-40 attendees, and have provided a working forum for medical device specialists, including researchers, developers, and caregivers, from clinical environments, industry, research laboratories, academia, and government with the goal of advancing science, technology, and practice to overcome crucial issues with medical devices, software, and systems and challenges facing the design, manufacture, certification, and use of medical devices. This year, the workshop will feature medical device and clinical experts from the EU.

The topics to be covered in the workshop will range across all aspects of medical device software modeling and synthesis for safety, assurance, security and control, including but not limited to:

  • Foundations for Integration of Medical Device Systems/Models: Component-based technologies for accelerated design and verifiable system integration, Systems of systems, MD PnP (Plug-and-Play) to support interoperability of heterogeneous systems
  • Enabling Technologies for Future Medical Devices: Implantable regulatory devices, energy harvesting devices, networked biosensors, tele-surgery, robotic surgery, physiologic signal QoS (Quality of Service)
  • Distributed Control & Sensing of Networked Medical Device Systems: Robust, verifiable, fault-tolerant control of uncertain, multi-modal systems
  • Medical Device Plug-and-Play Ecosystem: Requirements for supporting interoperability in the clinical environment, including "black box" data recording, device authorization, and data security
  • Patient Modeling & Simulation: Large scale, high fidelity organ/patient models for design & testing
  • Embedded, Real-Time, Networked System Infrastructures for HCMDSS: Architecture, platform, middleware, resource management, QoS in HCMDSS, Dynamic interoperation in HCMDSS, including MD PnP (Plug-and-Play) operation
  • High Confidence Medical Device Software Development & Assurance: Care-giver requirements solicitation and capture, design and implementation, verification, and validation, heterogeneity in environment, architecture, platforms in medical devices
  • Medical Practice-driven Models and Requirements: User-centric design, risk understanding, and use/misuse modeling in medical practice, management of failures in a clinical environment, modeling of operational scenarios, including medical devices, care-givers, patients
  • Certification of HCMDSS and MD PnP: Quantifiable incremental certification of HCMDSS and MD PnP interoperability, role of design tools and COTS, approval of non-deterministic and self-adaptive medical device systems

Important Dates
February 24th, 2014         Extended Submission Deadline (Short, Full Papers)
March 15th, 2014         Submission Deadline (Posters)
March 3rd, 2014         Notification
March 17th, 2014         Camera Submission Due
March 7th, 2014         Early Registration
April 14th, 2014         Workshop

Authors are invited to submit papers by February 24th, 2014 (short papers 6-8 pages, full papers 10-14 pages in A4 format) and posters by March 15th, 2014 via Easychair. Papers should prepare their papers using LaTeX and the OASIcs style file. Submissions must be original and should not have been published previously or be under consideration for publication while being evaluated for this workshop. All accepted papers will be included in the workshop proceedings published in the open access OASIcs series (Dagstuhl series).
The workshop is part of CPSWEEK 2014.

The workshop is part of CPSWEEK 2014.

Call for Papers

Call for papers [pdf]

Workshop Co-Chairs

Volker Turau

Hamburg University of Technology, Germany

Marta Kwiatkowska

University of Oxford, UK

Rahul Mangharam

University of Pennsylvania, USA

Workshop Steering Committee

Julian M. Goldman, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital, USA

Paul Jones

U.S. Food & Drug Admin. (FDA), USA

Insup Lee (Chair)

University of Pennsylvania, USA

Sandy Weininger

U.S. Food & Drug Admin. (FDA), USA

Program Committee

Arvind Easwaran

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

José Maria Fernandes

IEETA, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Stefan Fischer

University of Lübeck, Germany

Radu Grosu

Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Martin Leucker

University of Lübeck, Germany

Sören Lewis

Otto Bock Healthcare, Germany

Maria Lindén

Maladalen University, Sweden

Jane W. S. Liu

Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Wendy MacCaull

St. Francis Xavier University, Canada

Dominique Méry

LORIA, France

Christain Renner

University of Lübeck, Germany

Sibylle Schupp

Hamburg University of Technology, Germany

Vasiliki Sfyria

Viseo Research and Development, France

Alena Simalatsar

EPFL, Switzerland

Scott A. Smolka

Stony Brook University, USA

Hoc Khiem Trieu

Hamburg University of Technology, Germany

Alan Wassyng

McMaster University, Canada