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Kay Connelly <[log in to unmask]>
Sun, 6 Jan 2008 15:57:33 -0500
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Call for Participation
PervasiveHealth Conference 2008
Tampere, Finland, Jan. 30-Feb. 2, 2008
http://www.pervasivehealth.org


After the successful first year of the conference, the Organizing 
Committee is please to announce the Second International Conference on 
Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare.

Pervasive healthcare is an emerging research discipline, focusing on the 
development and application of pervasive and ubiquitous computing 
technology for healthcare and wellness. Pervasive healthcare seeks to 
respond to pressures towards healthcare system, arising from a number of 
factors, including the increased incidence of life-style related and 
chronic diseases, emerging consumerism in healthcare, need for 
empowering patients and relatives for self-care and management of their 
health, and need to provide seamless access for health care services, 
independent of time and place.

This year the conference accepted a total of 58 papers out of 107 
submissions divided between full and short papers that will be presented 
in seven oral and two posters sessions. Additionally the conference will 
include one industrial panel, two keynote speakers and three workshops 
as follows:

Keynote Speakers:

The application of ICT in Healthcare: Benefits, Challenges and further 
Opportunities
Loukianos Gatzoulis
ICT for Health Unit of the European Commission

Is 'Pervasive Healthcare' old wine on a new bottle - or is it a real, 
but emerging, research discipline?
Jakob E. Bardram
IT University of Copenhagen


Workshops:

* Ambient Technologies for Diagnosing and Monitoring Chronic Patients
* Connectivity, Mobility and Patients' Comfort (CMPC):
* First International Workshop on MObile and DIstributed approaches in 
Emergency Scenarios


Organizing Committee:


General Chair:
Niilo Saranummi
Technical Research Centre of Finland

Technical Program Co-Chairs:
Ilkka Korhonen
Technical Research Centre of Finland

Howard Wactlar
Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Local Chair:
Johan Plomp
Technical Research Centre of Finland

Steering Committee:
Imrich Chlamtac
CREATE-NET, Trento, Italy

Oscar Mayora-Ibarra
CREATE-NET, Trento, Italy

Upkar Varshney
Georgia State University, USA

Publicity Chair:
Kay Connelly
Indiana University, USA

Workshops Chair:
Muttukrishnan, Rajarajan
London City University, UK

Financial Management:
Karen Decker ICST

Conference Coordinator:
Zsuzsa Lanyi-Kaszab ICST

Publications Chair:
Dasun Weerasinghe
London City University, UK

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