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           Call for Workshops
        PervasiveHealth, May 21-24, New York
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The Pervasive Health 2018 Workshop Organizing Committee invites proposals 
for the workshop program of the 12th International Conference on Pervasive 
Computing Technologies for Healthcare. The purpose of these workshops is 
to discuss work in progress and explore opportunities for new research 
related to pervasive healthcare. Innovative, high-risk frontier research 
ideas are particularly welcome as a main topic of a workshop.

Important Workshop Dates
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* Feb 2, 2018: Workshop proposals deadline
* Feb 9, 2018: Notification of acceptance/rejection of a workshop
* Feb 14, 2018: Workshop calls online (by the organizers)
* March 30, 2018: Workshop papers deadline
* April 15, 2018: Workshop paper notification
* May 21, 2018: Workshop day

Workshop Organization
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Pervasive Health workshops are dynamic and intimate forums in which to 
explore and discuss topics in depth. We therefore encourage having an 
international team of organizers for a workshop who are from different 
institutions and represent a variety of perspectives. We aim for a 
balanced workshop program offering a diverse set of themes. Because of the 
unique opportunity for discussion this forum offers, we encourage workshop 
plans that emphasize interactive components, group activities, and 
discussion over those that focus on individual talks. Organizers should be 
active themselves in the field in which they propose a workshop. All 
listed organizers are expected to attend those workshops they are 
organizing; i.e., do not include a potential organizer who may not be 
present at the workshop. Any change to the workshop organization team must 
be submitted in writing at least two weeks prior to the position paper 
deadline for individual workshops. No changes to the workshop organization 
team can be made after this date to ensure that potential participants 
submitting position papers to workshops are aware of the final 
organization team. Please feel free to discuss ideas for a workshop 
proposal by email with the workshop chairs prior to submission.

Proposal Submission Process
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All submissions should be emailed to the workshop chairs no later than at 
the date provided above. For pre-proposal submission inquiries contact the 
workshop co-chairs. We solicit workshops in all areas related to Pervasive 
Computing for Healthcare. In particular innovative, high-risk frontier 
research ideas are particularly welcome as a main topic of a workshop.

Proposal Content
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* Workshop title
* Abstract (less than 200 words)
* Name, affiliation, postal address, and e-mail address for each organizer
* Identification of the primary contact person(s)
* Background and Motivation: What is the overall topic of the workshop? 
Why is this topic of particular interest at this time? If the workshop has 
been organized in the past at Pervasive Health or other conferences, 
please give details of previous instances (venue, URL) and describe why it 
should be held again and how it will extend and build upon previous ones.
* Objectives: What are the objectives that the workshop aims to achieve? 
Objectives may include but are not limited to (a) targeting a predefined 
set of focus questions, (b) presenting alternate views on a particular 
issue that is of concern to the Pervasive Health community and attempting 
to resolve the issue, (c) identifying priorities for new directions of 
research, and/or (d) initiating the appropriate collaborations and 
building community around a theme of interest. If you have a plan to 
produce a book or a journal special issue as a result of your workshop, 
please indicate these plans.
* Format: Give a description of the proposed workshop format, including 
the target number of participants, planned activities (such as 
introductions, invited talks, breakout group activities, demos, general 
discussion), as well as how these activities address the workshop 
objectives. Preference will be given to proposals for activities designed 
to fuel discussion and interaction among participants; workshops 
consisting solely of paper presentations are discouraged. Provide a 
preliminary schedule with estimated times. Design your schedule for a 
length of 6 hours of activities with a lunch break and two coffee breaks 
(full-day workshop).
* Soliciting Submissions: Indicate how you plan to attract submissions 
and/or participants. Tactics may include creating a workshop web page, 
circulating a call to relevant mailing lists (indicate these please as 
well), and publicizing your workshop at other relevant venues.
* Selecting Participants: Indicate how you plan to select participants and 
contributions to the workshop. Describe the relevant criteria and/or 
review process that will be used to select position papers. Indicate if 
you are planning to have a program committee to help with the 
organization/review process or whether reviewing and selection will be 
conducted solely by the organizers. Having a program committee is strongly 
encouraged since it typically increases the appeal of the workshop and 
ensures a more rigorous peer-review process.
* Organizers: Give short descriptions of each of the organizers' 
background and interests related to pervasive computing and the specific 
workshop topic.

Workshop Selection
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Workshop proposals will be peer-reviewed by the Co-Chairs and a committee 
of experts based on the criteria described above. We aim to select a 
diverse set of workshops and avoid having multiple workshops on 
overlapping themes. Organizers of selected workshops will be asked to 
produce a Call for Papers to describe the workshop to potential 
participants and solicit submissions.

The criteria for assessment will include:
* Originality and technical merit of the topic
* Motivation
* Wider interest in the topic
* Topical link to the main conference

Workshop Chairs
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Stefan Wagner, Aarhus University, Denmark ([log in to unmask])
Jochen Meyer, OFFIS Institute for Information Technology, Germany 
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