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MindCare - The 6th International Symposium on Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health

November 28-29, 2016
Barcelona, Spain


MindCare 2016 continues the tradition of being a place where technological, psychiatric and psychological disciplines meet. It hosts top researchers and practitioners focused on exploiting technological advancements to maintain and/or improve mental health.

Technology is allowing the acquisition of unprecedented information related to individuals’ mental wellbeing as well as the provision of novel methods of treatment. The MindCare Community leverages the opportunities offered by the technological advancements to provide an improved diagnosis, a better support to both healthy subjects and patients, but also to extend the theoretical knowledge.

We are soliciting high-quality papers in the following topics (but not limited to):

Sensing and data processing

  *   Wearable computing
  *   Smart environments
  *   Biomedical devices
  *   Speech Analysis
  *   Big data for individual or public health
  *   Computational Psychometrics
  *   Combined sensing systems and infrastructures
  *   Computer-enhanced self reporting
  *   Machine learning and data mining methods

User experience

  *   Novel interfaces
  *   Usability studies
  *   Visualizations
  *   Augmented reality
  *   Virtual reality approaches


  *   Mental wellbeing support
  *   Stress / Emotional response analysis
  *   Affective computing
  *   Serious games for mental health
  *   Cognitive stimulation
  *   Life-logging methods
  *   Monitoring activities relevant to mental health
  *   Psychological treatments of mental disorders
  *   Systems to support patients and / or caregivers
  *   Using technology to improve the understanding of cognitive processes
  *   Tools for Neuropsychological Assessment and Rehabilitation
  *   Mental health promotion and disorders prevention

Important dates

Paper submission due - September 1st, 2016

Acceptance Notification - October 10th, 2016

Camera-ready deadline - October 24th, 2016

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Gustavo Deco, Head of the Computational Neuroscience Group and Director of the Center of Brain and Cognition Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain

Prof. Jakob Bardram, Director of the Copenhagen Center for Health Technology (CACHET), Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen
Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit papers in the following categories: regular papers up to 10 pages, short papers up to 6 pages and poster papers up to 3 pages. Papers should be formatted using the Springer's LNICST<> Authors' Kit. The submissions should be made through the Easychair electronic system All the submissions will be reviewed anonymously by three expert reviewers. Papers will be judged on originality, correctness, clarity and relevance. Submitted papers must be original work, and may not be under consideration for another conference or journal.


The accepted papers will be published by Springer (the series will be confirmed shortly) and they will appear in the SpringerLink - one of the largest digital online libraries that covers a myriad of scientific disciplines. In addition, the proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: DBLP, Google Scholar, Thomson Scientific ISI Proceedings, EI Elsevier Engineering Index, CrossRef, Scopus, as well as ICST's own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

Accepted authors will be invited to submit an extended version of their work through the following EAI endorsed publication: EAI Endorsed Transactions on Pervasive Health and Technology<>.

More details: MindCare 2016 CFP<>

The MindCare 2016 General Chairs

Nuria Oliver, Telefonica I+D, Spain
Aleksandar Matic, Telefonica Alpha, Spain
Pietro Cipresso, Instituto Auxologico Italiano, Italy
Silvia Serino, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano


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