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_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+ PervasiveHealth 2006 Call for Papers _+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+ 
NEW: Keynote Speakers: Elizabeth Mynatt (Georgia Tech) and Niilo Saranummi
VTT Electronics
Call for Papers 
PervasiveHealth Conference 2006
Inssbruck, Austria,  November 29th - December 1st 2006. 
Sponsored by: 
-IEEE EMB Society,
-ACM Association for Computing Machinery,
-CREATE-NET Center for REsearch And Telecommunication Experimentation 
 for NETworked communities, 
-ICST International Communication Sciences 
 and Technology Association
Pervasive healthcare is emerging research dicipline, focusing on
the development and application of pervasive and ubiquitous computing
technology for healthcare purposes. Pervasive healthcare seeks to
accommodate the growing need for healthcare arising from a number
of factors, including the increase in life-style and chronic diseases,
the increased complexity of large healthcare organizations, providing 
healtcare services in rural and underserved areas worldwide, and enabling
patients and relatives engage more closely in self-care and treatment.
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. 
Topics of Interest:
We seek novel, innovative, and exciting work in areas including 
but not limited to: 
Technologies "situated on the patient" 
-Design and use of bio-sensors 
-Mobile devices for patient monitoring 
-Wireless and wear-able devices for pervasive healthcare 
-Patient monitoring in diverse environments 
 (indoor, outdoor, hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living) 
-Continuous vs event-driven monitoring of patients 
-Using mobile devices for healthcare information storage, update, 
 and transmission 
-Sensing of vital signs and transmission 
-Home monitoring for cardiac arrhythmias
-Preventative care: Technologies to improve overall 
 health of people one wouldn't normally call "patients"  
Technologies "situated in the environment" 
-The use of "environmental" technologies such as cameras, interfaces, 
 and sensor networks 
-Data fusion in pervasive healthcare environment 
-Managing knowledge in pervasive healthcare 
-Content-based encoding of medical information 
-Forming ad hoc wireless networks for enhanced monitoring of patients 
-Networking support for pervasive healthcare (location tracking, routing, 
 scalable architectures, dependability, and quality of access) 
-Managing healthcare emergency vehicles and routing 
-Network support for mobile telemedicine
-Ubiquitous health care and monitoring at home
-Ubiquitous medical network and appliances in homes or hospitals
-Ubiquitous computing support for medical works in hospitals 
Medical aspects of pervasive healthcare 
-Pervasive healthcare applications 
-Specific requirements of vital signs in pervasive healthcare environment 
-Diversity of patients and their specific requirements 
-Representation of medical information in pervasive healthcare 
 environment (multimedia, resolution, processing and storage requirements) 
-Role of medical protocols in pervasive healthcare 
-Improved delivery of healthcare services 
-The usability of wireless-based solutions in healthcare  
-Physiological models for interpreting medical sensor data
-Decision support algorithms for sensor analysis
Management of pervasive healthcare  
-Security and privacy in pervasive healthcare 
-Training of healthcare professional for pervasive healthcare 
-Managing the integration of wireless solutions in pervasive healthcare 
-Increasing coverage of healthcare services 
-Legal and regulatory issues in pervasive healthcare 
-Insurance payments and cost aspects 
-Role of HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability 
 and Accountability Act of 1996) in pervasive healthcare
Paper Submissions: 
PERVASIVEHEALTH accepts submissions that describe original, 
research work not submitted or published elsewhere. 
Submissions must follow IEEE's conference style two-column format 
including figures and references. Conference papers will be published 
by IEEE and CD proceedings will be distributed during the conference days. 
Papers submitted to PERVASIVEHEALTH will consist of 10 pages maximum. 
For more details on submission type and format please refer 
to the conference web site. 
Authors are requested to submit their manuscripts electronically using 
the Create-net's COCUS System only 
by following the link and instructions at the conference home page: 
Authors of best contributions will be invited to submit extended papers
to a special edition of MONET Springer Journal.
-Acceptance: September 1st, 2006
-Camera Ready: September 14th, 2006
Conference Co-Chairs: 
- Jakob E. Bardram, Pervasive Healthcare Center, University of Aarhus, 
  Aarhus, Denmark
- Juan Carlos Chachques, Dept. of Cardiovascular Surgery, 
  Hospital Georges Pompidou, Paris, France 
- Upkar Varshney, Computer Information Systems, Georgia State University, 
  Atlanta, USA
Steering Committee: 
- Imrich Chlamtac, (Chair) CREATE-NET, Trento, Italy
- Oscar Mayora-Ibarra, CREATE-NET, Trento, Italy
- Csaba Szabo Budapest University of Technology and Economics, 
  Budapest, Hungary 
- Upkar Varshney, Computer Information Systems, Georgia State University, 
  Atlanta, USA
Conference Vice-Chair:
- Carlos Bilich, CREATE-NET and University of Trento, Italy
Program Committee Chairs:
- Emile Aarts, Vice President of Research, Philips Electronics, Eindhoven, 
- Ryuji Kohno, Yokohama National University, Japan
- Paul Lukowicz, UMIT-University for Health Sciences, 
  Medical Informatics and Technology, Innsbruck, Austria
- Jorge Carlos Trainini, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, 
  Presidente Perón Hospital, Buenos Aires, Argentina 
Workshops Chair:
- Konstantina Geramani, TWT GmbH Information & Engineering Technologies, 
- Henry Wang, Mobile Computing, MINT Centre, Kingston University, UK
ASIA Publicity Chair:
- Tomoki Hamagami, Yokohama National University, Japan
USA Publicity Chair
- Ron Vetter, University of North Carolina, USA
EU Publicity Chair 
- Rene Mayrhofer, Lancaster University, UK
USA Sponsor Chair
- Sandeep K. S. Gupta, Arizona State University, USA 
Publication Chair
- Ana Hilda Morales Aranda, CREATE-NET, Trento, Italy
Local Chair 
- Friedrich Hanser, UMIT, Austria



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