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Margarita Anastassova <[log in to unmask]>
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Please find below the following Call for Papers (apologies for cross posting):

3rd International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for 
Healthcare 2009

Call for Papers

Pervasive healthcare is an emerging research discipline, focusing on
the development and application of pervasive and ubiquitous computing
technology for healthcare and wellness. Pervasive healthcare seeks to
respond to a variety of pressures on healthcare systems, including
the increased incidence of life-style related and chronic diseases,
emerging consumerism in healthcare, need for empowering patients and
relatives for self-care and management of their health, and need to
provide seamless access for health care services, independent of time
and place. 

Pervasive healthcare may be defined from two perspectives. First, it
is the development and application of pervasive computing (or
ubiquitous computing, ambient intelligence) technologies for
healthcare, health and wellness management. Second, it seeks to make
healthcare available to anyone, anytime, and anywhere by removing
locational, time and other restraints while increasing both the
coverage and quality of healthcare. 

The Pervasive Healthcare conference aims to gather together
technology experts, practitioners, industry and national authorities
contributing towards the development and application of 
human-centered pervasive and ubiquitous computing technology for 
healthcare and wellness. 


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

Design and evaluation of patient and ambient-related sensors 
Wearable and implantable sensor integration 
Sensor networks for pervasive healthcare 
Data fusion in pervasive healthcare environments 
Physiological models for interpreting medical sensor data 
Decision support algorithms for sensor analysis 

User Needs
Usability and acceptability issues 
Social implications 
Coverage and delivery of pervasive healthcare services 
Diversity of patients and their specific requirements 

Clinical applications, validation and evaluation studies 
Pervasive healthcare applications for citizen for chronic disease 
management & health risk management 
Health promotion, and disease prevention 
Wearable, ambient and home based health and wellness measurement and monitoring technologies 
Continuous vs event-driven monitoring of patients in diverse environments 

Management of Pervasive Healthcare
Business cases and cost issues 
Electronic citizen-managed health records 
Security and privacy in pervasive healthcare 
Training of healthcare professional for pervasive healthcare 
Legal and regulatory issues in pervasive healthcare 
Insurance payments and cost aspects 
Standards and interoperability in pervasive healthcare 
Using mobile devices for healthcare information storage, update, and 

Pervasive Health will accept submissions in the following categories: 

1 Full papers (6-8 pages submissions) - Full papers are submissions 
describing results and original research work not submitted or 
published elsewhere in one of the four main categories listed below. 
Full papers should properly place the work within the field, cite 
related work, and clearly indicate the innovative aspects of the work 
and its contribution to the field. 

2 Posters (3-4 pages submissions) - Authors are invited to submit 
work in progress whose preliminary results are already interesting to 
Pervasive Health audience. The poster track will give Pervasive 
Health attendees a way to learn about ongoing research initiatives 
and will provide presenters with an excellent opportunity to receive 
invaluable direct feedback from experts. 

3 Demos (2 pages submissions) - For the first time, Pervasive Health 
Conference proposes a demo track that will showcase the latest 
developments and prototypes related to the topics of interest of the 
conference. The expected demo submissions should describe the demo 
from both, the technical side and its contribution to healthcare 

4 Position Papers (2 pages submissions) - Position papers are 
envisioned to provide insight into the lessons learnt from current 
(industrial, practitioners, government, etc.) pervasive healthcare 
practice. The position papers track is envisioned to provide the view 
of practitioners to the pervasive health community in order to have a 
more clear understanding about the real needs of healthcare operators 
and in this way shorten the gap between technologists and the 
every-day needs of practitioners. 

5 Workshops (2 pages submissions) Several workshops will be run in 
conjunction with the conference. The purpose of these workshops is to 
discuss work in progress and explore opportunities for new research 
related to pervasive healthcare. Proposals for workshops should be 
submitted directly to the workshops co-chairs.. 

All accepted submissions will be published in IEEE Xplore Digital Library. 


Full papers, Posters, Demos & Position Papers due: 
Notification of Acceptance:
Camera-ready Manuscripts due:
Conference Dates:
December 5, 2008
February 8, 2009
February 27, 2009
April 1 - 3, 2009

Margarita Anastassova
Post-Doc Researcher
Via alla Cascata, 56 C Building D - 38100 Trento - Italy 
e-mail: [log in to unmask]
Tel: (+39) 0461 314952
Fax: (+39) 0461 314972

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