Special Issue "Dependable and Secure Healthcare in the Era of 5G!"

A special issue of Healthcare (ISSN 2227-9032). This special issue belongs to the section "Artificial Intelligence in Medicine".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Mohiuddin Ahmed
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Guest Editor
Academic Centre of Cyber Security Excellence, School of Science, Edith Cowan University, Australia
Interests: cyber security; data analytics; machine learning; big data; edge computing; blockchain; healthcare; drones
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Dr. Zubair Fadlullah
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Guest Editor
Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute Research Chair, Department of Computer Science, Lakehead University, Canada
Interests: 5G and beyond wireless communication systems; Internet of Things (IoT); smart health technology; energy efficient networking; smart grid analytics; deep learning; network security; edge computing; optimization methods
Dr. Syed Islam
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Academic Centre of Cyber Security Excellence, School of Science, EdithCowan University, Australia
Interests: Artificial Intelligence; pattern recognition; 2D and 3D image processing; computer graphics; ear and face biometrics; medical imaging; database systems; telerobotics
Prof. Al-Sakib Khan Pathan
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Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Independent University, Bangladesh
Interests: wireless sensor networks; network security; cloud computing; e-services technologies
Dr. James Kang
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Academic Centre of Cyber Security Excellence, School of Science, Edith Cowan University, Australia
Interests: health informatics; sensor networks; smart sensors; IoT (Internet of Health Things); cybersecurity (real-time monitoring and detection of threats); disaster recovery
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

With the emergence of smart homes, smart cities, and all things smart, healthcare has become an area of unbelievable influence and development. A total of 50 billion devices are expected to be linked by 2020, and 5G is going to enhance the service quality of the Internet of Health Things (IoHT). 5G offers dramatic bandwidth expansion, believed to be 100 times faster than 4G. In a nutshell, the combination of high-speed Internet, lower latency, and higher bandwidth will improve digital healthcare. Despite these benefits, the cyber security issues originating from 5G should not be an afterthought. The speed of 5G is indeed a threat if not addressed properly. 5G deployment without security consideration will create a catastrophe in healthcare and can endanger human lives. In healthcare, identity theft, invasion of privacy, and medical record management will become more challenging as massively increased numbers of devices and greater usage of virtualization and the cloud infrastructure will mean a broader, more varied cyber-attack surface.

This Special Issue aims at bringing together active researchers from across the globe to share their ideas and recent advances in this exciting area. Along with research contributions, we also welcome surveys of recent progress in this area. The list of possible topics includes but is not limited to:

  • 5G in healthcare
  • Cyber security
  • Data analytics
  • Machine learning
  • Big data
  • Edge computing
  • Blockchain
  • Drones
  • Electronic health records
  • Smart health
  • Internet of Medical Things
  • Adversarial machine learning
  • False data injection attacks
  • Privacy

Dr. Mohiuddin Ahmed
Dr. Zubair Fadlullah
Dr. Syed Islam
Prof. Al-Sakib Khan Pathan
Dr. James Kang
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Healthcare is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • 5G in healthcare
  • Cyber security
  • Data analytics
  • Machine learning
  • Big data
  • Edge computing
  • Blockchain
  • Drones
  • Electronic health records
  • Smart health
  • Internet of Medical Things
  • Adversarial machine learning
  • False data injection attacks
  • Privacy

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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