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Kay Connelly <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 13 Sep 2007 10:14:05 -0400
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Due to numerous requests, the paper submission deadline has been
extended by two weeks, to September 28, 2007.


Final Call for Papers
PervasiveHealth Conference 2008
Tampere, Finland, January 30-February 2, 2008
After the successful first year of the conference, the Organizing
Committee is pleased 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.

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 location, time and other
restraints while increasing both the coverage and quality of healthcare.

Pervasive Healthcare conference aims to gather together experts in
pervasive healthcare for sharing information on recent developments -
both technical and system-level - contributing towards emerging
pervasive healthcare discipline. We seek novel, innovative, and exciting
work in areas including but not limited to:

* Wearable, ambient and home based health and wellness measurement and
monitoring technologies
* Mobile and wireless technologies for healthcare information storage,
transmission, processing, and feedback, including devices, systems and
* Sensor networks for pervasive healthcare
* Information management, processing and analysis in pervasive
* Networking support for pervasive healthcare (location tracking,
routing, scalable architectures, dependability, and quality of access) *
Citizen portals and electronic citizen-managed health records
* Security, privacy and trust in pervasive healthcare
* Standards and interoperability in pervasive healthcare
* Pervasive healthcare technologies and applications for citizen for
chronic disease management, health risk management, health promotion,
and disease prevention
* Pervasive healthcare for health professionals
* Technologies to support ambient assisted living
* User needs, usability and acceptability issues
* Business cases and cost issues
* Clinical applications, validation and evaluation studies

Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline:    September 28th, 2007
Notification to Authors:      November 16th, 2007
Camera Ready:                 November 30th, 2007

Paper Submissions:
Pervasive Health 2008 accepts submissions that describe original,
research work not submitted or published elsewhere. The conference
accepts two types of submissions: Full Papers presenting significant
contributions to research and practice in different aspects of Pervasive
Healthcare (maximum four pages) and Short Papers presenting
late-breaking results and ongoing work (maximum two pages). All
submissions must follow IEEE's conference style two column format
including figures and references. Submissions should be anonymous.
Appropriate links to papers templates will be available from the
conference website.

Authors are requested to submit their PDF manuscripts electronically
using COCUS System ( by following the link and
instructions at the conference home page:

Do the submission in the following 3 steps:
1. Login COCUS system with your e-mail and password. You need to
register an account if you do not have one. 2. After login, choose
Event's list and find Pervasive Health '08 in the list. 3. Choose Submit
a paper and follow the step by step instructions.

Paper Publication:
CD proceedings will be distributed during the conference days and will
be published by IEEE in IEEE Xplore digital library. Selected papers of
the conference will be invited to a Special Issue of the International
Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) Journal on Methods of Information
in Medicine.

Organizing Committee:
General Chair:
Niilo Saranummi       VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Technical Program Co-Chairs:
Ilkka Korhonen        VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland:
Howard Wactlar        Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Steering Committee:
Imrich Chlamtac       CREATE-NET, Trento, Italy
Oscar Mayora-Ibarra   CREATE-NET, Trento, Italy
Upkar Varshney        Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA

Local Chair:
Johan Plomp           VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Publicity Chair:
Kay Connelly          Indiana University, USA

Workshops Chair:
Raj Rajarajan         City University London, UK

Financial Management:
Karen Decker          ICST

Conference Coordinator:
Zsuzsa Lanyi-Kaszab   ICST

Publications Chair:
Ana Hilda Morales     CREATE-NET, Trento, Italy

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