Projet de recherche doctoral numero :8155


Date depot: 9 avril 2021
Titre: Secure Healthcare Monitoring Systems
Directeur de thèse: Farid NAIT-ABDESSELAM (LIPADE)
Domaine scientifique: Sciences et technologies de l'information et de la communication
Thématique CNRS : Non defini

Resumé: The recent advances in wireless sensing technology have led to the emergence of a wide range of applications in different domains such as medical treatments, sports, consumer electronics, social networking, and enterprise usage. Among those emerging applications, e-Health is recognized as the most important and promising application due to its potential for monitoring chronic illnesses, lifesaving in emergency situations, and its ability to provide round the clock healthcare to rural and disadvantaged areas. Wireless body sensors (WBS) are the key enablers of remote and in-hospital health monitoring and are expected to revolutionize the health and real-time body monitoring industry. However, WBS technology (also referred as WBAN) alone is not sufficient to achieve the ultimate goal of e-Healthcare stakeholders, and other advanced technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT) and Cloud Computing are also needed to further improve the e-Health monitoring system efficiency. Thus, the rapid technological convergence between IoT, WBANs and Cloud Computing would significantly contribute to the emergence improvement of e-Healthcare, thereby improving the quality of medical care. In particular, patient-centric e-Health monitoring plays a vital role in e-Healthcare service, involving a set of important operations ranging from medical data collection and aggregation, data transmission and segregation, to data analytics. This thesis aims at exploring the tradeoffs between performance goals and security metrics of e-Health monitoring systems. First, an architectural framework needs to describe the entire monitoring life cycle of e-Health monitoring systems and identify the essential service components. Additionally, more detailed discussions are then necessary to describe the data collection at patient side, which is considered as a fundamental basis in achieving robust, efficient, and secure e-Health monitoring. As a result of these in-depth analysis, a novel CPS-enabled e-Health monitoring system using diverse sensors is necessary. Then a necessary lightweight authentication protocol, specially tailored to WBS (WBAN) should be devised. Both of the two designs attempt to achieve the best tradeoff between those identified security and performance metrics, and they are thoroughly validated through both theoretic analysis and simulations