Call for Papers


Journal of Cybersecurity and Information Management (JCIM)


Special issue on Research and Innovations in Data Protection and Privacy in Healthcare (RIDAPPH)


Healthcare industry is one of the largest and rapidly developing industries. According to IBM Global Business Services, Executive Report, 2012, the overall healthcare management is changing from disease centered to patient centered. While on one hand the analysis of healthcare data plays an important role in healthcare management, on the other hand the privacy of patient's record must be of equal concern. 

Preserving the privacy of medical data is not only an ethical but also a legal requirement, posed by several data sharing regulations and policies worldwide, such as the Privacy Rule of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, and the Data Protection Act in the UK. In addition, we are witnessing a wealth of approaches for preserving privacy in many phases of the healthcare information lifecycle, including the data collection, communication and sharing, as well as the knowledge management of healthcare information. 

The aim of this Special Issue is to bring out research in data protection and privacy in healthcare, and address the issues of privacy in new technologies. The special issue will provide a forum for enthusiastic researchers on all topics related to data privacy technologies, policies, and breaches in privacy, while considering healthcare as a multidisciplinary domain. The special issue also welcomes other timely aspects of privacy in the healthcare field, such as in usable security, the internet of things, cloud computing, cryptography, and big data. 


Topics of the Special Issue

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) one or more of the following:

·      Healthcare information collection and communication:   
privacy preserving data collection; privacy in data preprocessing; privacy in ETL process; privacy of big healthcare data; privacy in cloud healthcare data; privacy models for multidimensional data; 

·      Healthcare data and knowledge management: 
privacy preserving data mining; privacy preserving data linkage and integration; privacy aware healthcare knowledge management; privacy-oriented decision support systems; innovations in anonymization and generalization techniques; innovative privacy methods for data sharing and publication; data privacy in e-health systems; 

·      Healthcare information systems and technologies: 
privacy preserving infrastructure for health information systems; innovating methods of privacy in auditing, accountability and access control; open source tools for implementation of privacy models; 

·      Healthcare policies: 
GDPR perspective in healthcare data; HIPPA act and role of society; data protection and ePrivacy in medical data; privacy oriented policies in healthcare; privacy breaches in developing and underdeveloped countries; new research on data protection – nationally, regionally and globally; global data protection and privacy trends; cyber-crime and data protection; the data revolution and its implications for public and private sectors; privacy protection in the age of digital disruption. 


Important Dates 

Manuscript Submission Due: July 30, 2020

First-Round Acceptance Notification: August 30, 2020

Submission of Revised Version: September 15, 2020

Notification of Final Decision: September 30, 2020

Final Version Submission: October 15, 2020

Estimated Publication Date: 

Submission Guidlines

-       Researchers are welcome to submit papers to this special issue after preparing their papers according the ASPG  template (Download from hereand ethics guidelines (See this page)

-       To submit a new paper (or to track the status of a previous submission), please log in to your account on our ASPG online submission System via this link

Please make sure to choose the journal name Journal of Cybersecurity and Information Management (JCIM) from the dropdown list when submitting your paper.


Please write the special issue title (Special issue on Research and Innovations in Data Protection and Privacy in Healthcare (RIDAPPH)) at the Comments empty box during the submission.



Guest Editors 

Assist. Prof. Prathamesh P. Churi, School of Engineering and Technology Management, NMIMS University, Mumbai, India, member of Scientific Innovation Research Group (SIRG)

Dr. Nada M. Al Hakkak, Baghdad College for Economic Science University Computer Science Department, Iraq.Member of Scientific Innovation Research Group (SIRG).

Dr. Rabeb touati, LR99ES10 Human Genetics Laboratory, Faculty of Medicine of Tunis, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunisia. . Member of Scientific Innovation Research Group (SIRG).