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2nd Call for Participation

7th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare
Venice, Italy, May 5-8 2013 (the week after CHI in Paris)

Important dates:

Paper Submission deadline: *1 February 2013*
Medical Perspective Abstracts Submission Deadline: 29 March 2013


Keynote speakers will be Yvonne Rogers from University College London and Elizabeth Mynatt from GeorgiaTech

PervasiveHealth will be hosted in the city of Venice, on the beautiful San Servolo Island, overlooking Piazza San Marco


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 health care 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 health care professionals in delivering high levels of patient care, and empower individuals and their families for self-care and health management.


The goal of the PervasiveHealth conference is to address a set of related technologies and concepts that help integrate healthcare more seamlessly into everyday life, regardless of space and time. To achieve this, it is necessary to take a multidisciplinary approach to Pervasive Healthcare Technology research and development. Particularly relevant research topics for PervasiveHealth are:

- identify and understand problems from a technological, social, and medical perspective (with a particular emphasis on understanding and supporting patient needs);
- design, implementation, and evaluation of supporting hardware and software infrastructures, algorithms, and applications;
- organizational strategies that facilitate integration of Pervasive Healthcare Technology into the healthcare enterprise.

After the great success of San Diego 2012, the conference will be held in beautiful Venice (Italy).
Spring is the perfect time to experience the magic and the charm of this city.

This year we accommodated researchers and practitioner from HCI that are planning to attend the CHI conference in Paris (27 April - 2 May, 2013).
If you are already planning to go to Paris, why not combine another European pearl and attend also PervasiveHealth 2013 in Venice the week after CHI?


We welcome contributions from the following fields:

- Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health Professions
- Human-Computer Interaction and Computer Supported Cooperative Work
- Sensing Technologies and Distributed Computing
- Hardware and Software Infrastructures

In particular we seek novel, innovative, and exciting work in areas including but not limited to pervasive healthcare management, understanding users, knowledge representation and reasoning or applications. A list of specific topics is available here:

Each paper will be blind, peer-reviewed by members of the Pervasive Health 2013 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.


All accepted submissions will be published in both, ACM Digital Library and IEEE Xplore Digital Library (to be confirmed).
Pervasive Health will accept submissions in the following categories:

-Full papers (up to 8 pages submissions):
-Medical Perspective Abstracts (1-2 pages submissions)
-Short Papers (up to 4 pages long)
-Position papers and posters (up to 2 pages long)
-Demos (2 pages submissions)
-Workshop proposals (2 pages submissions)
-Doctoral Consortium (4 pages)

The best papers of the Conference will be invited to submit an extended version for a Special Issue on Methods of Information in Medicine Journal.
More information on the format of the submission and precise guidelines are available on the conference web page:


Paper Submission: February 1st 2013, 24:00 (CET)
Medical Perspective Abstracts: March 29th, 2013
Notification of Acceptance: March 22nd, 2013
Camera Ready: April 12th, 2013
Conference Dates: 5th – 8th May, 2013
Conference Venue: San Servolo Island, Venice, Italy


General Chairs:
-Mary Czerwinski, Microsoft Research, USA
-Oscar Mayora, CREATE-NET, Trento, Italy

PC Chairs:
-Paul Lukowicz, DFKI and University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
-Andrew T. Campbell, Dartmouth College, USA
-Venet Osmani, CREATE-NET, Trento, Italy

Short Papers and Posters Chairs:
-Lena Mamykina, Columbia University, USA
-Lauren Wilcox, Columbia University, USA

Medical Perspective Abstracts:
-Stefan Wagner, Aarhus University, Denmark

Workshop Chairs:
-Jochen Meyer, OFFIS - Institute for Information Technology, Germany
-Mads Frost, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Demo Chairs:
-Marco de Sa, Yahoo Research, USA
-Luis Duarte, Lisbon University, Portugal

Doctoral Colloquium Chairs:
-Aleksandra Sarcevic, Drexel University, USA
-Parisa Eslambolchilar, Swansea University, UK

Publicity Chair:
-Nadir Weibel, University of California San Diego, USA

Publicity Co-Chair:
-Sweta Sneha, Kennesaw State University, USA

Publications Chair:
-Ozlem Durmaz Incel Boğaziçi University, Turkey

-Conference Coordinator:
Elisa Mendini, EAI

Web Chair:
-Alban Maxhuni , CREATE-NET, Trento, Italy

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