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**** Submission deadline for Pervasive Health 2010 has been extended to 

December 14th, 2009 ****


**** Call for Papers ****

4th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for 
Healthcare 2010

March 22nd-25th 2010, Munich, Germany

Sponsored by ICST
Technically co-sponsored by CREATE-NET, IEEE EMB and IMIA
In technical cooperation with ACM SIGCHI
In cooperation with the Technical University of Munich, MiMed and IMETUM

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

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 

* Design and evaluation of patient and ambient-related sensors
* Wearable and implantable sensor integration 
* Energy management and harvesting 
* Sensor networks for pervasive healthcare
* Data fusion in pervasive healthcare environments
* Physiological models for interpreting medical sensor data
* Decision support algorithms for sensor data analysis 
* Human to machine interfaces

User Needs
* Usability and acceptability issues
* Social implications
* Coverage and delivery of pervasive healthcare services
* Cognitive deficits (mild cognitive impairment, dementia,...) 
* Physical deficits (mobility,...) 
* Vegetative deficits (incontinence, adipositas, cardiovascular diseases,...) 
* Telemedicine

* 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
* Health interfaces, information visualisation and feedback 
* Health-related ICT for Development
* Assistive Devices for temporal and spatial orientation
* Activity recognition and fall detection
* Entertainment, educational and motivational aids

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 (up to 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 (up to 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 and Videos (2 pages submissions- see call below)

4 Workshop Proposals (3 pages submissions- see call below)



Demonstrations and Videos provide an opportunity to present a demonstration 
of your work, research, service, prototype or product addressing one or more 
of the suggested topics as presented in the general call for participation. We 
seek proposals for demonstrations of pervasive technologies across the full 
environment of healthcare, starting from clinical applications to wearable, 
ambient and home based health monitoring technologies up to assistive 
devices and educational or motivational aids. A successful demo or video 
communicates ideas and concepts in a powerful way, a regular presentation 
cannot. We therefore encourage making your demonstration visually or 
otherwise appealing and presenting it in an innovative way.

Submissions should be a maximum of two pages (including figures). Your 
extended abstract should be submitted by 22 January 2010 to the conference 
review system, according to the IEEE Pervasive Health 2010 Proceedings 
format. The notification of demo and videos acceptance will be sent on 22 
February 2010.

For further details, please visit



The 4th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for 
Healthcare, Pervasive Health 2010, is soliciting proposals for workshops to be 
held in conjunction with the conference. The workshops will take place during 
the first day of the conference (22 March 2010).

We invite workshop proposals that address innovative and important topics 
related to the application of pervasive technologies in the field of heal th care. 
The workshops should establish an informal forum fo! r partic ipants to 
exchange developing research results and ideas.

Potential workshop proposers are requested to submit a 3 page workshop 
proposal including a timely topic of interest to the Workshop Chairs Lena 
Mamykina and Andreas Hein at [log in to unmask] and 
[log in to unmask] by 16 October 2009. Outcome of workshop 
proposals will be announced on 2 November 2009 by e-mail. 

For further details, please visit


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

Papers of special merit will be invited to submit an extended version to a 
Special Issue of International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA)'s Journal 
of Methods of Information in Medicine. 

All Papers Categories Submissions:	December 14, 2009
Notification of Acceptance: 		February 8, 2010
Camera-ready Manuscripts due: 		February 26, 2010
Conference Dates: 			March 22-25, 2010 
Please visit the Workshops pages for detailed submission requirements and 

Please visit the Submission page for detailed submission requirements and 

Please visit the Publications page for more information.

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