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11th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare

May 23–26, 2017 | Barcelona, Spain




The conference invites the submission of original work in one or more of the following formats: full and short papers, workshops, posters, interactive demonstrations. All papers must be written in ACM SigCHI format.


Important dates

Final deadline for submission:     March 11, 2017
Notification Acceptance:             March 27, 2017
Camera-Ready Paper Due:            April 21, 2017
Doctoral Consortium:                    May 23, 2017


Doctoral Consortium (4 pages)

This full day event will enable doctoral students to present and reflect on their work alongside other doctoral students and a panel of experts. Submissions have to address the following questions:

  1. What is the problem? What are you going to solve?
  2. Who cares? Why should people care about this problem?
  3. What have other people done about it? Literature review. Why is that not sufficient? What are the gaps and unanswered questions?
  4. What are you going to do about it? Your approach
  5. What are you really going to do about it? Methods, operationalization, sample
  6. When do you know you are done?
  7. What do you expect to find? What did you find? Results
  8. What does this mean? Conclusions
  9. Who cares? Implications
  10. What would you like to know from the DC faculty panel?


Each paper will be blind, peer-reviewed by members of the Pervasive Health 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.

The Doctoral Consortium papers will not be published to ensure the student's work is kept in confidence, however students will present their work in a presentation during the doctoral consortium and via a poster in the main conference poster session.

Students are requested to provide a short letter from their advisor noting their year in the program, years until the student should defend, and how the DC will help with their research.

Submission: Complete application packages (with 4 page submission and Advisor letter) should be submitted through EAI 'Confy' system at Confy. All papers must be written in ACM SigCHI format.

How do I submit a paper in Confy?

  1. Go to Confy website
  2. Login or sign up as new user
  3. Scroll the list of conferences open for submission
  4. Select PERVASIVE HEALTH 2017
  5. Select the submission type (Doctoral Consortium track)
  6. Click the 'submit a paper' link and follow the instructions


Faculty Panelists Doctoral Consortium Co-Chairs: Rosa Arriaga, Georgia Institute of Technology and Gabriela Marcu, Drexel University. Panelist will include distinguished attendees from the Pervasive Health 2017 TPC.