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PervasiveHealth 2018 – 12th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare

May 21-24, 2018
New York, United States

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Submission Deadline is now extended to 2 February 2018.
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Since many authors have asked for more time in preparing the submissions, we have decided to extend the deadline for all until Friday (2 Feb) midnight (AoE)


All accepted and presented papers will be published by ACM and made available through ACM Digital Library.

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We welcome contributions from the following fields:

  • Sensing/Actuating Technologies and Pervasive Computing
  • Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health Professions
  • Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)
  • Hardware and Software Infrastructures

We seek novel, innovative, and exciting work in areas including but not limited to:

Understanding Users

  • Identifying and addressing stakeholder needs
  • Usability and acceptability
  • Barriers and enablers to adoption
  • Social implications of pervasive health technology, and social inclusion
  • Coverage and delivery of pervasive healthcare services
  • Patient and caregiver empowerment
  • Diversity: population and condition-specific requirements
  • Inclusive research and design: engaging underrepresented populations
  • Digital interventions and health behavior change


  • Autonomous systems to support independent living
  • Clinical applications, validation and evaluation studies
  • Telemedicine and mHealth solutions
  • Chronic disease and health risk management applications
  • Health/Wellbeing promotion and disease prevention
  • Home based health and wellness measurement and monitoring
  • Continuous vs event-driven monitoring of patients
  • Smart homes and hospitals
  • Using mobile devices in the storage, update, and transmission of patient data
  • Wellbeing and lifestyle support
  • Systems to support individuals with auditory, cognitive, or vision impairments
  • Systems to support caregivers

Knowledge Representation and Reasoning

  • Physiological models for interpreting medical sensor data
  • Activity recognition and fall detection
  • User modelling and personalization
  • Modelling of Pervasive Healthcare environments
  • Sensor-based decision support systems
  • Design and evaluation of patient and ambient-related sensors
  • Wearable and implantable sensor integration
  • Data fusion in pervasive healthcare environments
  • Data mining of medical patient records
  • Software architectures
  • Electronic Health Records

Pervasive Healthcare Management

  • Challenges surrounding data quality
  • Standards and interoperability in pervasive healthcare
  • Business cases and cost issues
  • Security and privacy issues
  • Training of healthcare professional for pervasive healthcare
  • Legal and regulatory issues
  • Staffing and resource management

About PervasiveHealth 2018

PervasiveHealth is a premier international forum with specific focus on technologies and human factors related to the use of ubiquitous computing in healthcare and for wellbeing. The overall goal of the PervasiveHealth is to take a multidisciplinary approach to Pervasive Healthcare Technology research and development. The Pervasive Healthcare Community is addressing a broad scope of research topics and concerns: identify and understand problems from a technological, social, medical, and legal as well as financial perspective (with a particular emphasis on understanding and supporting patients’ and practitioners’ needs); design, implementation, and evaluation of supporting hardware and software infrastructures, algorithms, services and applications; and organizational strategies that facilitate integration of Pervasive Healthcare Technology into the healthcare enterprise.

Traditional healthcare environments are extremely complex and challenging to manage, as they are required to cope with an assortment of patient conditions under various circumstances with a number of resource constraints. Pervasive healthcare technologies seek to respond to a variety of these pressures by successfully integrating them within existing healthcare environments. Technologies, standards and procedures on their own provide little and or no meaningful service. It is essential that pervasive healthcare environments, through a combined approach of data collection, data correlation and data presentation, assist healthcare professionals in delivering high levels of patient care, and empower individuals and their families for self-care and health management.
PervasiveHealth aims to gather technology experts, practitioners, industry and international authorities contributing towards the assessment, development and deployment of pervasive medical based technologies, standards and procedures.

Important dates

Final Full Paper Submission deadline
29 2 February 2018 (23:59 AoE)
Final Short Paper Submission deadline
29 2 February 2018 (23:59 AoE)
Notification (Papers)
18 20 March 2018
Posters and Demos Submission deadline
2 April 2018
Notification (Posters and Demos)
23 April 2018
Workshop Papers Submission deadline
30 March 2018
Notification (Workshop papers)
15 April 2018
Position Papers – Doctoral Consortium Submission deadline

25 March 2018
Notification (Position Papers – Doctoral Consortium)
21 April 2018
Registration Opens
18 March 2018
Start of Conference
21 May 2018
End of Conference
24 May 2018

Previous PervasiveHealth editions

2017 – Barcelona, Spain
2016 – Cancun, Mexico
2015 – Istanbul, Turkey
2014 – Oldenburg, Germany
2013 – Venice, Italy
2012 – San Diego, California, United States
2011 – Dublin, Republic of Ireland
2010 – Munich, Germany
2009 – London, Great Britain
2008 – Tampere, Finland
2006 – Innsbruck, Austria




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