[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Second call for papers (Deadline 14th February): Medical CPS'16 - 7th International Workshop on Medical Cyber Physical System

Ezio Bartocci ezio.bartocci at tuwien.ac.at
Tue Jan 12 10:28:34 PST 2016

[Apologies for multiple copies.]

                            CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

                               Medical CPS'16 

        7th International Workshop on Medical Cyber Physical System


                          Vienna, Austria, 11 April 2016

                            Hosted at CPS Week 2016


Invited Speakers


Stefan Schlichting, Dräger Safety MSI Gmb, Germany

Scott. A. Smolka, Stony Brook University, USA

Pietro Valdastri, Vanderbilt University, USA

Important Dates


February 14th, 2016,  Submission Deadline (Papers)

March 15th, 2016, Submission Deadline (Posters)

March 1st, 2016, Notification

March 17th, 2016, Camera Submission Due

April 11th, 2016, Workshop



The Medical CPS workshop provides a forum for the presentation of research 

and development covering all aspects of High Confidence Medical Devices, 

Software, and Systems (HCMDSS), which is essential to support innovative, 

networked Medical Device (MD) systems to improve safety and efficiency in 

health care. The past five 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 workshop 

features medical device and clinical experts from all over the world.

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:

      — High Confidence Medical Device Software Development & Assurance: 

        Component-based methodologies; design and implementation, verification, 

        validation and testing; robustness and fault-tolerance; system integration 

        and interoperability of heterogeneous systems; closed-loop control; systems 

        of systems; requirements solicitation and capture; clinical data management, 

        and data security

      — Modeling & Simulation of operational scenarios: modelling of failures in 

        medical devices; caregivers, and patients behaviour modeling; high fidelity 

        organ/patient models for design & testing; Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic 

        (PK-PD) models; machine learning models

      — Embedded, Real-Time, Networked HCMDSS: Architecture, platform, middleware, 

        resource management, QoS (Quality of Service) in HCMDSS, dynamic interoperation 

        in HCMDSS, including MD PnP (Plug-and-Play) operation, distributed control

      — Enabling Technologies for Future Medical Devices: telemedicine, biosensor 

        technologies,  implantable devices, energy harvesting and remote powering devices, 

        medical ultrasound systems, robotic surgery, physiologic signal QoS (Quality of 


      — Medical practice: User-centric design; use & misuse of MD; risk understanding, 

        and management of failures; medical guidelines and regulations

      — Certification of HCMDSS and MD Interoperability:  Regulatory fundamentals, laws, 

        CE marking, FDA approval, pre-clinical testing, clinical evaluation, regulations 

        applicability, incremental certification, role of design tools, approval of 

        non-deterministic and self-adaptive MD systems

Call for Papers


Authors are invited to submit papers by February 14th, 2016 (short papers 4-6 pages, 

full papers 8 -10 pages) and posters by March 15th, 2016.

Submit your papers via EasyChair - https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=medicalcps2016

Authors should prepare their papers using LaTeX and the ACM 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.

Accepted papers will be published in the SIGBED Review newsletter. By submitting to the 

workshop the authors are granting permission for ACM to publish in print and digital 

formats for the newsletter and the ACM archive. Note that the copyright remains with authors.

PC co-Chairs


Ezio Bartocci, TU Wien, Austria

Martin Leucker, University of Lübeck, Germany

Program Committee


David Arney, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Ezio Bartocci, TU Wien, Austria

Marco Beccani, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Luca Bortolussi, University of Trieste, Italy

Flavio H. Fenton, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Martin Leucker, University of Lübeck, Germany

Philip T Moore, Lanzhou University, China

Nicola Paoletti, University of Oxford, UK

Scott. A. Smolka, Stony Brook University, USA

Oleg Sokolsky, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Volker Turau, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Pietro Valdastri, Vanderbilt University, USA

Krishna Venkatasubramanian, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA

Steering Committee


Julian M. Goldman, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, USA

Paul Jones, Food and Drug Administration, USA

Insup Lee, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Sandy Weininger, Food and Drug Administration, USA

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