IEEE-SA Presents:

Wearables and Medical IoT Interoperability & Intelligence (WAMIII) Workshop 2018

Security, trust, privacy and interoperability for a connected clinical device ecosystem

There are millions of devices currently in the health ecosystem that monitor and/or deliver life-saving treatment for patients from the hospital bed to the comfort of their living rooms. These “deep technology” health devices are surging in growth and coming in new forms all trying to keep the patients connected to extract data that would lead to better surveillance, diagnostics or treatments. With so many of these devices on or around patients, many questions come to mind: If patients are connected through devices, then how is it they are unconnected from their data? How secure are the devices and the data distribution channels? Where is the data going? Are these devices interoperable? What are the technology limitations of these devices? And the list goes on…

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

08:00 – 18:00

University of Glasgow
Clinical Innovation Zone
Glasgow, Scotland
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The current status: an individual health wearable, IoMT, IoIMT (Internet of Implantable Medical Things) or “smart device” can collect data of one patient and share that data back to its final destination. Multiple this by millions of devices and patients and there are very big data sets doing very little for both the patient and the overall healthcare system. Why? The devices are not interoperable, and therefore the data trapped within those individual systems cannot be intelligently mined and used for any other clinical applications.

We have had two successful workshops in the US and now we are bringing the discussion to Europe. The goal of WAMIII is global: secure the devices and the data; make them interoperable with other devices and blockchain so that the data can open new doors in research and diagnostics; empower the patient to manage and access their data to retain their privacy and choose how to manage their health; and finally deliver on the promise of a connected health ecosystem. How will we do that? By bringing progressive minds like yours to collaborate and engage in our edu-working sessions that will lead to frameworks for either technical standards or industry guidance.

The Education

The WAMIII Europe Workshop will take place with the IEEE Blockchain for Clinical Trials Forum Europe event. Therefore, the theme of this Europe workshop will focus on the challenges and solutions for technology, regulatory and business issues around interoperability while exploring the potential add-on applications (integration with AI, Robotics, and Machine Learning) with blockchain that can offer robust and intelligent use of patient data to advance the future of healthcare while empowering the patient to retain privacy and management of their data.

Who Should Attend?

YOU, if you are in any of the following areas:

  • Clinical Trials Design & Operations
  • Clinical/Medical Professional
  • Health Insurance Payment
  • Health Wearable Start-Up
  • Hospital/Health System – Innovation and Data Project Leads
  • Medical Device Manufacturers – product design or engineering
  • Medical Device Software – design or engineering
  • Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) product design or engineering
  • Sensor Development
  • Communications Network Engineering
  • Blockchain/DLT Technologists: Blockchain/DLTs
  • Government/Regulatory
  • Research: Academia or Industry
  • Other: Enthusiast not mentioned in this list

WAMIII workshops are “edu-working” events divided into three equal parts.

  1. The Learning. Hear from experts on case studies, new technology developments (sensors, communication, security) and applications (research, diagnostic, treatment), and POCs on interoperability of these “deep technology” clinical devices.
  2. The Working. Attendees are expected to think, participate, and engage in working group sessions to identify challenges – technical, regulatory, business, or application – impeding the progress on solutions for interoperability and security of devices.
  3. The Outcomes. All participants leave the workshops with a commitment to work on outcomes by participating on IEEE-SA pre-standards workstreams and/or contribute research and ideas on industry guidance.

Preliminary Agenda: 13 November 2018

This is the initial agenda for your review, but we will continue to add speakers and topics as time goes on. Bookmark this page and stay current with updates.

TimeSession Name
08:00 - 08:45Registration and Break
08:45 - 09:00Welcome and Introduction Remarks
09:00 - 09:45Keynote Presentation
09:45 - 10:45Lightening Round Expert Talks: Blockchain Application Focus
3 Experts at 15 Minutes Each
Interactive Q&A with Audience
10:45 - 11:30TECH BREAK
11:30 - 12:15Case Study: Interoperable Clinical IoTs
12:15 - 12:45Blockchain and IoT – The Challenges and the Opportunities
Open Space Working Group Session Submissions
Open Space Working Group Session
Working Group Track 1Working Group Track 2
13:30 - 14:30WG Session OS1WG Session OS2
14:30 - 15:30WG Session OS1WG Session OS2
15:30 - 16:30The Tech Panel Debate: The Challenges of Interoperability
4 Speakers + 1 Moderator
16:30 – 17:00 Closing Remarks:

Summary of working group outcomes and day activities
17:00 – 18:00 Official Welcome Reception for WAMIII EU & Blockchain for Clinical Trials Europe Participants
Days 2 & 3 of Blockchain for Clinical Trials Forum EU. Get more information


University of Glasgow
Clinical Innovation Zone
Glasgow, Scotland
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The nature of this Workshop is to give ALL participants the opportunity to lead discussions, ask good questions, and formulate solutions for the critical challenges facing this vested community of technologists, commercialization leads, clinicians, and regulatory leaders. Therefore, the workshop is limited to 65 attendees maximum on first-come basis.

Online Registration Will Open Soon…

WAMIII 1-Day Event OnlySneak Peak Offer
thru 27/07/2018
On-Time Rate
28/7/2018 - 26/10/2018
Late Comer
After 26/10/2018
Primary Industry and Tech$250.00$350.00$450.00
Industry: IEEE MEMBER$175.00$235.00$295.00
ADD 2 Days of Blockchain for Clinical Trials Forum EU to Your Registration
Super 3 Day Package: Primary Industry and Tech$550.00$750.00$895.00
Super 3 Day Package: Industry IEEE MEMBER $425.00$625.00$750.00
Special discount rates are reserved for government, regulatory, non-profit, and full-time university students. Please note that documents will be requested to verify your identity as one of these categories. Accredited press member registrations are limited. To obtain information on any of these opportunities, please write to


If you are interested in underwriting (supporting) opportunities, please write to Helen Scott at

For speaking or general program inquiries, please write to Maria Palombini,

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