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Call for Papers
PervasiveHealth Conference 2008
Tampere, Finland, January 30-February 2, 2008
http://www.pervasivehealth.org

After the successful first year of the conference, the Organizing 
Committee is pleased to announce the Second International Conference on 
Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare.

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 pressures towards healthcare system, arising from a number of 
factors, 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 
location, time and other restraints while increasing both the coverage 
and quality of healthcare.

Pervasive Healthcare conference aims to gather together experts in 
pervasive healthcare for sharing information on recent developments - 
both technical and system-level - contributing towards emerging 
pervasive healthcare discipline. We seek novel, innovative, and exciting 
work in areas including but not limited to:

* Wearable, ambient and home based health and wellness measurement and 
monitoring technologies
* Mobile and wireless technologies for healthcare information storage, 
transmission, processing, and feedback, including devices, systems and 
applications
* Sensor networks for pervasive healthcare
* Information management, processing and analysis in pervasive healthcare
* Networking support for pervasive healthcare (location tracking, 
routing, scalable architectures, dependability, and quality of access)
* Citizen portals and electronic citizen-managed health records
* Security, privacy and trust in pervasive healthcare
* Standards and interoperability in pervasive healthcare
* Pervasive healthcare technologies and applications for citizen for 
chronic disease management, health risk management, health promotion, 
and disease prevention
* Pervasive healthcare for health professionals
* Technologies to support ambient assisted living
* User needs, usability and acceptability issues
* Business cases and cost issues
* Clinical applications, validation and evaluation studies

Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline:	September 14th, 2007
Notification to Authors:  	November 2nd, 2007
Camera Ready:  			November 16th, 2007

Paper Submissions:

Pervasive Health 2008 accepts submissions that describe original, 
research work not submitted or published elsewhere. The conference 
accepts two types of submissions: Full Papers presenting significant 
contributions to research and practice in different aspects of Pervasive 
Healthcare (maximum ten pages) and Short Papers presenting late-breaking 
results and ongoing work (maximum four pages). All submissions must 
follow ACM's conference style two column format including figures and 
references. Appropriate links to papers templates will be available from 
the conference website.

Authors are requested to submit their PDF manuscripts electronically 
using COCUS System (http://www.cocus.info) by following the link and 
instructions at the conference home page:

Do the submission in the following 3 steps:

1. Login COCUS system with your e-mail and password. You need to 
register an account if you do not have one.
2. After login, choose Event's list and find Pervasive Health '08 in the 
list.
3. Choose Submit a paper and follow the step by step instructions.

Paper Publication:

Conference papers will be published by ACM and CD proceedings will be 
distributed during the conference days. Selected papers of the 
conference will be invited to a Special Issue of the International 
Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) Journal on Methods of Information 
in Medicine.

Organizing Committee:
General Chair:
Niilo Saranummi		VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Technical Program Co-Chairs:
Ilkka Korhonen		VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland:
Howard Wactlar		Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Steering Committee:
Imrich Chlamtac		CREATE-NET, Trento, Italy
Oscar Mayora-Ibarra 	CREATE-NET, Trento, Italy
Upkar Varshney        	Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA

Local Chair
Johan Plomp  		VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Publicity Chair
Kay Connelly   		Indiana University, USA

Workshops Chair
Raj Rajarajan		City University London, UK

Financial Management
Karen Decker 		ICST

Conference Coordinator
Zsuzsa Lanyi-Kaszab 	ICST

Publications Chair
Ana Hilda Morales    	CREATE-NET, Trento, Italy

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