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10th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare

May 16–19, 2016 | Cancun, Mexico

Call for Papers

Conference Aims

Pervasive Health Conference 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 Pervasive Health Conference 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.

The Pervasive Healthcare Conference 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.

Highlights

  • The event is endorsed by the European Alliance for Innovation, a leading community-based organisation devoted to the advancement of innovation in the field of ICT.
  • Proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: DBLP, Google Scholar, Thomson Scientific ISI Proceedings, EI Elsevier Engineering Index, CrossRef, Scopus, as well as ICST's own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

 

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:

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

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

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           

Applications

  • 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

 

Important dates

Abstract for Full/short Paper Deadline                     January 11th, 2016

Full/short Paper Submission Deadline                     January 17th, 2016

Acceptance Notification                                             February 29th, 2016

Camera‐ready Deadline                                              March 11th, 2016

 

Paper Submission

 

Pervasive Health 2016 will accept submissions in the following categories:

  • Full papers (up to 8 pages including references)

  • Short Papers (up to 4 pages including references)

  • Posters (up to 4 pages including references)

  • Demos (2 pages)

  • Workshop proposals (2 pages)

  • Doctoral Colloquium (4 pages)

 

Full papers should describe novel and mature work, and are limited to 8 pages including references.  Short papers should describe more focused and succinct, but mature work.  Pervasive Health will not accept papers that are currently under review, published or accepted in another venue.

Full and short papers must register an abstract before Jan 11th in order to be able to submit a full/short paper by the deadline.  The abstract will not be reviewed and only serves as a placeholder for the full submission.

Papers should be submitted through EasyChair system: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=pervasivehealth2016

All submissions must be anonymised. No identifying information on Authors or their affiliation should appear on the paper (except for neutral references to their own work).

Please check the submission page for all submission details and templates.

 

Reviewing Process and Publication

Each paper will be blind, peer-reviewed by members of the Pervasive Health 2016 program committee with additional expert reviewers drawn from relevant research domains. Submissions will be evaluated based on their originality, significance of the contribution to the field, technical correctness and presentation. The paper should make explicit how the work offers unique and substantial contribution beyond what has already been published or submitted. Authors will be invited to submit their camera-ready papers in ACM format, to be published in ACM Digital Library. Proceedings are also submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: DBLP, Google Scholar, Thomson Scientific ISI Proceedings, EI Elsevier Engineering Index, CrossRef, Scopus, as well as ICST's own EU Digital Library (EUDL). In the previous years, the acceptance rate of the Pervasive Health Conference was around 30%.

 

For any further information please do not hesitate to contact the Pervasive Health 2016 committee:

pervasivehealth2016@gmail.com