Secure Semantic Smart HealthCare (S3HC)


  • Sanju Mishra Tiwari Terthankar Mahaveer University, Moradabad, India
  • Sarika Jain National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, India
  • Ajith Abraham Machine Intelligence Research Labs (MIR Labs), Washington, USA
  • Smita Shandilya Sagar Institute of Research Technology and Science, Bhopal, India


Semantic Web, HealthCare, Ontology, Knowledge Base, SWRL Rules, Semantic Web of Things


Healthcare is a significant domain having a huge knowledge base, a significant part which comes from medical, diagnostic and imaging devices and sensors. The health status of patients may be monitored and managed remotely by performing reasoning over this knowledge base. Specialists in HealthCare facilities are required to handle large quantity of data generated and make decisions. However, the heterogeneous and complex nature and the huge amount of data generated; the way it is represented and presented; and the security challenges may overburden the core abilities of thinking and reasoning of even highly skilled and knowledgeable experts putting the lives of patients at risk. The situation may become even worse when data is coming from various healthcare devices and sensors which are themselves characterized by a number of representation and serialization formats. To address the various challenges in healthcare, this paper tries to represent and hence exchange the data collected by healthcare devices meaningfully and securely. This allows all healthcare devices to operate in conjunction with each other facilitating deeper insights and enabling generation of intelligent recommendations.

To transfer the collected data from devices to the knowledge base and vice versa, a healthcare IoT ontology with sensors and actuators is developed. SPARQL queries and SWRL rules are composed to provide personalized services and alleviating the doctors’ workload.


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Author Biographies

Sanju Mishra Tiwari, Terthankar Mahaveer University, Moradabad, India

Sanju Mishra Tiwari is a Post Doctoral Researcher of Ontology Engineering Group, Universidad Polytecnica De Madrid, Spain. She has worked as a Research Associate for a sponsored research project “Intelligent Real time Situation Awareness and Decision Support System for Indian Defence” funded by DRDO in Department of Computer Applications, National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra. Her current research interests include Knowledge Based Systems, Intelligent Decision Support, Semantic/Intelligent Query Search Engines, Ontology Integration, Linked Data Generation. She has to-date published 21 research papers two book chapters with international and national publishers. She has worked as a Guest Editor for IGI-Global and Inderscience Journals. She is the member of IEEE. She is working as an organizing committee member for the Conferences and Workshops of MIR Labs, USA. She is a PC Member of Research and Innovation Track in SEMANTiCS 2019 Karlsruhe conference.

Sarika Jain, National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, India

Sarika Jain graduated from Jawaharlal Nehru University (India) in 2001. Her doctorate is in the field of Knowledge Representation in Artificial Intelligence which was awarded in 2011. She has served in the field of education for over 18 years and is currently in service at the National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra. Her research interests are in the area of Intelligent Systems, Ontological Engineering, Semantic Web Technologies, and Linked Open Data Cloud with an aim to make people understand the importance of semantic web over the traditional web. Dr. Sarika is currently working toward solving the interoperability problem generated by IoT, Big Data and Cloud Computing initiatives. She has authored over 82 publications and five text books including “Information System” and “Mobile Computing”. Dr. Sarika has just completed a research project sponsored by DRDO, India worth Rs 40 lakhs. She has constantly been supervising DAAD interns from different universities of Germany and many interns from India every summer. She is a member of IEEE and ACM and a Life Member of Computer Society of India.

Ajith Abraham, Machine Intelligence Research Labs (MIR Labs), Washington, USA

Ajith Abraham is the Director of Machine Intelligence Research Labs (MIR Labs), a Not-for-Profit Scientific Network for Innovation and Research Excel-lence connecting Industry and Academia. As an Investigator/Co-Investigator, he has won research grants worth over 100+ Million US$. Dr. Abraham works in a multi-disciplinary environment and has authored/coauthored more than 1,300+ research publications out of which there are 100+ books covering various aspects of Computer Science. Some of his books/articles were translated to Japanese, Russian and Chinese. About 1000+ publications are indexed by Scopus and over 800 are indexed by Thomson ISI. He has 700+ coauthors originating from 40+ countries. Dr. Abraham has more than 32,000+ academic citations (h-index of 83). He has given more than 100 plenary lectures and conference tutorials (in 20+ countries). Dr. Abraham is the Chair of IEEE Systems Man and Cybernetics Society Technical Committee on Soft Computing and served as a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Computer Society in Europe. Currently he is the editor-in-chief of Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence and serves/served the editorial board of over 15 International Journals indexed by Thomson ISI. Dr. Abraham received Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia (2001).

Smita Shandilya, Sagar Institute of Research Technology and Science, Bhopal, India

Smita Shandilya (Senior Member-IEEE) is an eminent scholar and energetic researcher with excellent teaching and research skills. She achieved excellent result in all the subjects she has taught till date. She has over 20 quality research papers in international & national journals & conferences to her credits. She has delivered several invited talks in national seminars of high repute. Her research interests are Power System Planning and Smart Micro Grids. She is one of the core members of the research and development section of her Institute. She is also involved in various projects like the establishment of Energy Lab in the Institute (first in any Private Institute in M.P.), Establishment of Training cum Incubator center in Collaboration with iEnergy.


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