Workshop: Trends and Challenges in the Medical Device Industry



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
Medical Big Data & IT Systems & Standards

Medical devices became complex IT systems, integrating new technologies, and connecting systems. This workshop is about the management, design and experience wit such complex systems. It is also about how medical norms help to achieve a high reliability, safety, and quality of such systems.

In this workshop we want to invite contributions dealing with future challenges of medical devices, including big data, connectivity, embedded SW and electronics control, cybersecurity, safety, devices in the cloud, automatic data analysis, connecting medical devices with other technologies, and experiences about how to be compliant with medical device industry norms like IEC 60601 and IEC 62304, or cybersecurity norms when connecting medical devices to the infrastructure.

Prim. Univ.Prof. Dr Herbert Reitsamer has cross disciplinary skills of an engineer in communication technology (German: Nachrichtentechnik) and professor for neurology and psychology (German: Neuro- und Sinnespsychologie), and professor for ophthalmology (German: Augenheilkunde). The idea is to consider cross disciplinary innovative medical systems combining medical science and technology, and best practices in design for safety and security of such networked solutions.

We are looking for a mix of industrial and academic papers. Please submit your paper
by the 8th April 2022 for inclusion in EuroSPI SPRINGER book series.


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).