Call for Participation: 2020 IEEE Global Blockchain Virtual Summit on Healthcare

2020 IEEE Global Blockchain Virtual Summit on Healthcare

Welcome! The IEEE Blockchain Initiative and the Editors of the IEEE Blockchain Technical Briefs cordially invite you to participate in a new and innovative event experience that infuses: Short Papers of educational value coupled with presentations from experts.

In the next 5 years, the global market size for blockchain technology use in healthcare is estimated to reach 5.61 Billion USD. During this time frame, the adoption of blockchain technology is expected to save the healthcare industry up to 150 Billion USD per year in data breach-related costs, information technology costs, operations costs, personnel costs, and more.

Reference: BIS Research

This special online conference focuses on blockchain technology use in healthcare. Original papers and their associated presentations and tests are invited on all topics related to blockchain technology use in healthcare.

Participation Form

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Important Dates:

  • Participation Form Responses Due: 20 November 2019 (11:59 PM EST)
  • All Submissions (Paper, Slides, Test) Due: 20 December 2019 (11:59 PM EST)
  • Date of Virtual Summit: Coming Soon

Participation as an author requires the following three components:

  • Paper (5 Pages) + Abstract
  • PowerPoint Presentation Slides (30 Minutes)
  • Multiple Choice Test (10 Questions)

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Healthcare and ubiquitous, secure network infrastructure
  • Verifiable identity and authentication of all participants
  • Consistent representation of authorization to access electronic health information
  • Drug Supply Chain Integrity and Provenance
  • Cybersecurity and Healthcare IoT
  • Pharma Clinical Trials Population Health Research
  • Drug Traceability provided by provenance
  • Improvement and authentication of health records and protocols on record sharing.
  • Defect drugs detection: Identifying Drugs that by error do not contain the intended active ingredients or dangerous ingredients.
  • Rules based Permission Based Smart contracts for patient data access
  • Clinical trials data Integrity: Tracking and eradicating altered or modified data
  • Precision medicine: Collaboration of patients, researchers and providers to develop individualized care
  • Genomics research via access to genetic data secured on blockchain
  • Electronic health records (EHRs)
  • Nationwide / International interoperability
  • Drug Recall management: Tracking problem drugs through supply chain
  • Prescription drug abuse: tracking the abuser by connecting healthcare records across hospitals, walk-in clinics, doctors and pharmacies

Submission Guidelines

IEEE Blockchain Technical Briefs Submission Guidelines (EasyChair)

If you wish to have an article considered for publication, please use the EasyChair submission link above.
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