Workshop: Health Innovation - IT Innovation in Medical



Prim. Univ.Prof. Dr Herbert Reitsamer, VR Digitalisierung & Innovation, PMU Paracelsus Medical University, Austria

Mag. MBA Bruno Wöran (lead moderaor)
PMU Paracelsus Medical University, Austria
Digital Health and MedTech Innovation - Innovation by AI, Big Data, Machine Learning, VR/AR,  Cybersecurity, new safety norms - and what is next?

This workshop will have key statements (pitch talks) about innovation processes in medical, how to cope with changes due to new IT developments such as AI, Big Data, Machine Learning, VR/AR,  Cybersecurity, new safety norms. It includes pitch talks by experts. It results in a panel discussion about how to cope with the challenges and what is next.

The workshop results will lead to a visionary paper by the contributors to be published in the WILEY journal of EuroSPI.

The main paradigm is that nowadays all systems become part of systems of systems in a cloud and this new complexity brings a large number of benefits but as well of challenges. The new innovation processes also require to manage this transfer and integration of new highly advanced technologies into medical. 

The workshop will be moderated by the Paracelsus medical university in Salzburg which has scientific and industry connections world wide, and includes speakers from industry.

Workshop Program 1.9.2022

Workshop - Health Innovation - IT Innovation in Medical
08.00 - 08.40
08.40 - 09.00
Opening by Paracelsus Medical University
EuroSPI, Dr Richard Messnarz, Chair,
ECQA, Prof. Michael Reiner,
Samer Sameh, Representative of EuroSPI to ASA (Automotive Skills Alliance)
09.00 - 09.45
Key Note 2: VR Digitalisation & Innovation of Medical Systems, Prim. Univ.Prof. Dr Herbert Reitsamer, VR Digitalisierung & Innovation, PMU Paracelsus Medical University, Austria
10.00 - 11.00
MedTech Innovation and Big Data 
Georg Zimmermann, PMU/IDALAB, Austria
MedTech Innovation - Image Analysis and Machine Learning
Andreas Uhl, Plus Sgb, Michael Gadermayr, FH Urstein, Austria
MedTech Innovation -  and Artificial Intelligence
Alexander Kollmann, SALK Salzburger Landeskliniken, Austria
11.00 - 11.30
Coffee Break
11.30 - 12.30
Cybersecurity and TARA  - Learning from Automotive
Threat Analysis and Risk Assessment Experiences Shared by Georg Macher, TU Graz, Austria, Svatopluk Stolfa, TU Ostrava, Czech Republic, Aexander Much, EB, Germany, and Richard Messnarz, ISCN, Austria
Problems with the certification of medical devices
Thomas Fehlmann, Eberhard Kranich, Euro Project Office, 8032 Zurich, Switzerland
MedTech Innovation - Health Innovation Processes
Michelle Heber, BBraun, Germany
12.30 - 14.00
Lunch Break
14.00 - 14.45
Key Note 3: Agility & ASPICE - Focusing future challenges
Dominik Feurer, Q-Planer Software Assessment,Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Chair: Gabriele Sauberer, Room: Audimax
15.30 - 16.00
Coffee Break
16.00 - 17.30
Health innovation panel discussion about Big Data, AI, Machine Learning, VR/AR, new innovation processes, cybersecurity and WHAT IS NEXT - MERGED PANEL WITH THE VR/AR  WORKSHOP
Merged panel of VR/AR workshop and Health Innovation Workshop, Moderator is the host PMU managed by Bruno Wöran, and supported by the moderator of VR/AR, Michael Reiner, Univ. of Applied Sciences, Krems, Austria
17.30 - 18.00
EuroSPI supports a visionary paper for health innovation in the WILEY journal for health innovation and improvement with an outlook about the mentioned topics. This will form the basis for the future EuroSPI workshops in the health innovation area, and also brings inputs to the VR/AR community as one of the advanced fields where it is actually used.
18.45 - 20.00
19.30 Salzburg Dome Residence Welcome by Salzburg and Short Classical Concert
20.00 - 24.00
20.30 Moving to St Peter Kulinarium for Dinner, it is a 2 minutes walk to the restaurant

Call for Papers


Please follow the following steps for submitting a paper:

  • Your thematic topic paper should comprise 10-12 pages.
  • Your paper has to be conform to the Springer CCIS format which is the same as the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) format (please see the author guidelines of Springer)
  • The paper has to be uploaded to the EuroAsiaSPI² conference website (see below).
  • Authors of accepted papers will be asked to write a final paper of 10 to maximum 12 pages and to prepare a 20 minutes PowerPoint presentation.
  • The final paper has to be uploaded to the EuroAsiaSPI² conference website again.
  • Papers shall reference the SPI Manifesto (find relationships to values and principles or propose new values and principles to be added).

Note: To publish the paper in the proceedings the authors have to sign a copyright form and at least one of the authors has to present the paper at the conference. The paper will be published in printed form and electronically and therefore we need all source files.

Please read first the author submission guideMore...

Also see "Thematic Paper Submission for one of the 10 workshop communities" for more information

Thematic Paper Topics

  • MDR/IVDR Case Studies
  • The future on IEC 82304-1
  • FDA CMMI – Case for Quality
  • MDR Class I to Class IIa changes  – a users point of view
  • Usability in the medical device sector
  • Cybersecurity in the medical device sector
  • AI in healthcare

Submission Dates

08.04.2022 First Thematic Paper Submission
03.05.2022 Review by International Programme Committee and Notification of Acceptance
01.06.2022 Camera Ready Version of Paper for Book
29.07.2022 Early Registration Deadline (All presenters must register, otherwise the contribution is deselected)
26.08.2022 Upload of Powerpoint Conference Presentation
29.08.2022 Free Technology Day
31.08.-02.09.2022 Conference

SPRINGER Book Series

EuroAsiaSPI² is publishing an annual SPRINGER book and the EuroSPI books show a total of 150000 (one hunded fifty thousand) chapter downloads. The workshop papers will form a chapter for this thematic topic in the SPRINGER book.

Additional Information

Key Contributors

The goal of this workshop community is to share experiences with the implementation of the different medical device industry norms, to discuss new upcoming norms, and also to present and discuss experiences with the usage of new technologies (e.g. programmable chips, intelligent sensors, etc.). Also the use of assessment models in medical device industry will be be discussed.

BBraun as a major medical industry company, Dundalk Institute of Technology as a research organisations , Softcomply and Lorit Consultancy as experienced consulting companies in the medical device industry area are moderating the workshop.

Interactive Workshop Approach

Focus of interest and main questions discussed during the workshop will be:
  • Best practices to implement medical device industry norms
  • Best practices for system and software architecture including the required safety aspects
  • Best practices with assessment models and improvement programs
  • Best practices with the application of new design issues / patterns (programmable chips, intelligent sensors, Internet of THings connections, etc.)
  • How would an existing organisation adapt to the new technologies
  • How would an existing organisation adapt to the requied standards
  • Is there a list of influence and success factors / criteria

Each presentation will be discussed towards these main topics of interest. A panel discussion at the end shall come up with a summary of the solutions presented and with new research topics to focus on to solve this integrated approach (work for next year to meet at next EuroAsiaSPI² and share again).