Special Issue: Research and Innovations in Data Protection and Privacy in Healthcare (RIDAPPH)

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: March 31, 2020

First-Round Acceptance Notification: May 31, 2020

Submission of Revised Version: June 30, 2020

Notification of Final Decision: July 20, 2020

Final Version Submission: July 24, 2020

Estimated Publication Date: September 30, 2020


Guest Editors

Assoc. Prof. Ambika Vishal Pawar, Symbiosis Institute of Technology, Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Pune, India

Assist. Prof. Prathamesh P. Churi, School of Engineering, NMIMS University, Mumbai, India



Authors are requested to submit their manuscripts through CIT's webpage. Please follow the manuscript requirements listed on the following link to prepare your manuscript:


The submitted manuscripts will be reviewed by at least two independent experts and the review process will be conducted through CIT's journal management system OJS.