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Call for Participation

8th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for 
Oldenburg, Germany, May 21-23 2014

We kindly invite you to particpate in PervasiveHealth, the leading 
conference on Pervasive Computing Techologies for Healthcare. Registration 
is now open. Early bird deadline is April 20, 2014. 


Traditional healthcare environments are extremely complex and challenging 
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 
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 
healthcare environments, through a combined approach of data collection,
data correlation and data presentation, assist health care professionals 
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 
perspective (with a particular emphasis on understanding and supporting
patient needs);
- design, implementation, and evaluation of supporting hardware and 
infrastructures, algorithms, and applications;
- organizational strategies that facilitate integration of Pervasive
Healthlcare Technology into the healthcare enterprise.


The conference is set up as a single track conference. The programme 
consists of 20 high quality presentations in 7 sessions plus posters and 
demos. There will be lots of opportunities for discussion and talks, for 
networking and exchange of ideas. The full programme is available on the 
web site. 

Key notes will be held by
* Geraldine Fitzpatrick, PhD, Professor of Design and Assessment of 
Technology in the Faculty of Informatics at the Vienna University of 
Technology, and Head of the Institute of Technology Design and Assessment, 
and Head of the Human Computer Interaction Group.
"Maturing pervasive health – where to from here?"

Predrag "Pedja" Klasnja is an Assistant Professor in the School of 
Information and the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education at 
the University of Michigan.
" Looking Back and Looking Forward: Design of Pervasive Technologies for 
Health and Wellness"


After San Diego 2012 and Venice (Italy) 2013, the conference will be held 
in Oldenburg,  Germany. You will experience a familiar atmosphere in the 
hospitality of a medium-sized German city. The conference will be 
conducted in the premises of OFFIS Institute for Information Technology (, which will give you first-hand insights into research 
and work life. 
Getting to Oldenburg is easy: The Airport Bremen, comfortably located 50km 
from Oldenburg, is just one hop behind the major airport hubs Frankfurt, 
Amsterdam, and Paris. Staying in Oldenburg is affordable, lots of nice 
hotels are at your choice. And if you wish to stay a few days longer and 
possibly bring your partner or family, there is so much that you can do: 
Experience the beautiful landscape by bike or horse, make a trip to the 
North Sea coast, or visit the rich history of Oldenburg and the 
surrounding region. We are happy to help you make your stay in Oldenburg a 
pleasant experience.


Registration is open now. Early bird registration ends on April 20, so 
make sure to register soon at


General Chair
* Andreas Hein, OFFIS

TPC Chairs
* Susanne Boll, OFFIS
* Friedrich Köhler, Charité Berlin

Short Papers and Posters Chairs
* Katarzyna Wac, Université de Genève
* Young Seok Lee, Motorola

Demos Chairs
* Ernö Kovacs, NEC Laboratories Europe

Workshops Chair
* Lauren Wilcox, Georgia Institute of Technology

Doctoral Colloquium Chair
* Katie Siek, UC Boulder

Medical Perspectives Chairs
* Stefan Wagner, Aarhus University

Publication Chair
* Heiko Müller, OFFIS

Publicity / Web Chair
* Jochen Meyer, OFFIS
* Heiko Müller, OFFIS

Local Hosts
* Jochen Meyer, OFFIS
* Albert Sill, University of Oldenburg

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