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Kay Connelly <[log in to unmask]>
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Kay Connelly <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 20 Aug 2009 11:43:23 -0400
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  Hi everyone,

This workshop could really use some folks from the hci community.  If  
you are at all interested in privacy and security of technologies for  
healthcare (including user-oriented tech such as personal health  
records, mobile monitoring devices, etc...), please consider  
applying.  The ap is a page long (including bio), and accepted  
participants have their expenses paid for.

Thanks -- Kay

Call for Participation

A Research Agenda for Privacy and Security of Healthcare Technologies

Indianapolis, Indiana

October 26-27, 2009

Proposals Due: September 10, 2009.

All expenses for approved participants will be covered by Indiana  
University’s Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research.

This two-day workshop will identify a US research agenda for the  
coming decade on privacy and security of healthcare technologies.  The  
workshop will include US leaders in academia, industry, and  
government. Results of this workshop will be presented to US  
government agencies.


In his inaugural speech, President Obama set a challenge for this  
country to “wield technology‛s wonders to raise health care‛s  
quality and lower it's costs.”  When utilizing technology in health  
care, it is critical to address issues of privacy and security in the  
initial design rather than waiting to retrofit patches to a weak  
system.  Yet our resources, both of money and of time, are limited.   
To use these limited resources effectively, the research community and  
funding agencies of government must have a clear roadmap detailing  
both the needs and the challenges facing the privacy and security of  
health technologies.

Key Areas

Medical and health informatics are huge fields to cover in the span of  
one workshop.  Thus, the workshop will focus on the following four  

1) electronic and personal health records,

2) patient centered technologies and devices,

3) systems infrastructure (e.g. for hospital environments), and

4) bio-banking, including DNA sequencing

Workshop Format

In this working meeting, there will be a series of break-out sessions  
for each of the key areas described above.   White papers will be made  
available to all participants before the workshop, and participants  
will be expected to read the papers relevant to their areas before the  
workshop.  Break-out groups will report back to the entire group,  
where similar issues and themes that apply to multiple areas will be  

Over the course of the workshop, break-out groups will 1) brainstorm  
privacy and security issues and problems in their key area, 2) select  
the most critical problems to be included in the final report, and 3)  
write scenarios appropriate for an educated, but lay, audience that  
demonstrate the important nature of their selected problems.

Travel (up to $500), meals, and lodging expenses for up to 60 approved  
participants will be paid for by Indiana University’s Center for  
Applied Cybersecurity Research (CACR).

Proposal Submission

We encourage interested experts from industry, government, and  
academia to submit a short proposal via email by September 10, 2009.   
The proposal should follow the template available at 
, and include:

1)   		1) Name, affiliation, and contact info

		2) Brief bio

		3) A brief statement of what you think are 1-2 of the most critical  
privacy and security research challenges we face in the intersection  
of technology and healthcare, categorized in one or more of the “key  
areas” described above.

Proposals should be no more than 1 page in length, submitted in .pdf  
format.  Email proposals to [log in to unmask], with the subject line  
“CACR workshop proposal”. Selected applicants will be notified by  
September 20, 2009. Accepted proposals will be made available to all  
workshop participants before the workshop.

Direct any questions about the workshop to [log in to unmask]

Workshop co-chairs:

Kay Connelly, Indiana University

Bob Blakley, Burton Group

Workshop Steering Committee:

Stan Crosley, Eli Lily and Company

Minaxi Gupta, Indiana University

Bill Heetderks, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and  
Bioengineering (NIBIB)

Jonathan Moreno, University of Pennsylvania

Steve Myers, Indiana University

Brian Quick, Clarian Health

Kay Connelly
Associate Professor			Senior Associate Director
Computer Science			Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research
Indiana University			Pervasive Technology Institute @ Indiana University

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