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                    Pervasive Health 2015


9th International Conference on Pervasive Computing
                  Technologies for Healthcare

Thursday 21st - Saturday 23rd May 2015, Istanbul, Turkey

*** Proceedings will be published by both IEEE and ACM ***

[Submission Deadlines]

19th December 2014 (Full Papers, Short Papers, Workshop Proposals)
20th March 2015 (Posters, Demos, Medical Perspectives)
13th March 2015 (Doctoral Colloquium)

[Organising Committee]

- General Chairs
Bert Arnrich, Bogazici University Istanbul, Turkey
Cem Ersoy, Bogazici University Istanbul, Turkey

- TPC Chairs
Anind Dey, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Nadia Berthouze, UCL, UK
Kai Kunze, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan

Pervasive Health Conference is a premier international forum with specific focus
on technologies and human factors related to the use of ubiquitous computing in
healthcare and for wellbeing. The overall goal of the Pervasive Health
Conference is to take a multidisciplinary approach to Pervasive Healthcare
Technology research and development. The Pervasive Healthcare Community is
addressing a broad scope of research topics and concerns:
- identify and understand problems from a technological, social, medical, and
legal as well as financial perspective (with a particular emphasis on
understanding and supporting patients' and practitioners' needs); 
- design, implementation, and evaluation of supporting hardware and software
infrastructures, algorithms, services and applications; and 
- organizational strategies that facilitate integration of Pervasive Healthcare
Technology into the healthcare enterprise. 

Traditional healthcare environments are extremely complex and challenging to
manage, as they are required to cope with an assortment of patient conditions
under various circumstances with a number of resource constraints. Pervasive
healthcare technologies seek to respond to a variety of these pressures by
successfully integrating them within existing healthcare environments.
Technologies, standards and procedures on their own provide little and or no
meaningful service. It is essential that pervasive healthcare environments,
through a combined approach of data collection, data correlation and data
presentation, assist healthcare professionals in delivering high levels of
patient care, and empower individuals and their families for self-care and
health management. 

The Pervasive Healthcare Conference aims to gather technology experts,
practitioners, industry and international authorities contributing towards the
assessment, development and deployment of pervasive medical based technologies,
standards and procedures. 

Authors will be invited to submit their camera-ready papers in ACM format, to be
published in ACM Digital Library and IEEE Xplore Digital Library. The acceptance
rate was around 30% for Pervasive Health 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. Selected
papers may be invited for publication in a special issue of the journal Methods
of Information in Medicine. We welcome contributions from the following fields: 

- Sensing/Actuating Technologies and Pervasive Computing 
- Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health Professions 
- Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Computer Supported Cooperative Work
- Hardware and Software Infrastructures 

We seek novel, innovative, and exciting work in areas including but not limited

Pervasive Healthcare Management 
	Challenges surrounding data quality 
	Standards and interoperability in pervasive healthcare 
	Business cases and cost issues 
	Security and privacy issues 
	Training of healthcare professional for pervasive healthcare 
	Legal and regulatory issues 
	Staffing and resource management 
Understanding Users 
	Identifying and addressing stakeholder needs 
	Usability and acceptability 
	Barriers and enablers to adoption 
	Social implications of pervasive health technology, and social inclusion 
	Coverage and delivery of pervasive healthcare services 
	Patient and caregiver empowerment 
	Diversity: population and condition-specific requirements 
	Inclusive research and design: engaging underrepresented populations 
	Digital interventions and health behavior change 
Knowledge Representation and Reasoning 
	Physiological models for interpreting medical sensor data 
	Activity recognition and fall detection 
	User modelling and personalization 
	Modelling of Pervasive Healthcare environments 
	Sensor-based decision support systems 
	Design and evaluation of patient and ambient-related sensors 
	Wearable and implantable sensor integration 
	Data fusion in pervasive healthcare environments 
	Data mining of medical patient records 
	Software architectures 
	Electronic Health Records 
	Autonomous systems to support independent living 
	Clinical applications, validation and evaluation studies 
	Telemedicine and mHealth solutions 
	Chronic disease and health risk management applications 
	Health/Wellbeing promotion and disease prevention 
	Home based health and wellness measurement and monitoring 
	Continuous vs event-driven monitoring of patients 
	Smart homes and hospitals 
	Using mobile devices in the storage, update, and transmission of patient data 
	Wellbeing and lifestyle support 
	Systems to support individuals with auditory, cognitive, or vision impairments 
	Systems to support caregivers 

Pervasive Health Conference 2015 will be conducted within the historical campus
of Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey. Istanbul is the largest city of Turkey
with its over 15 million inhabitants and one of the most significant cities in
history since it has served as the capital of four great empires (Roman,
Byzantine, Latin and Ottoman). The city was chosen as European Capital of
Culture for 2010 and the European Capital of Sports for 2012. Istanbul is
located both on the European and the Asian continents divided by the Bosphorus
which is one of the world's busiest waterways. It is the only city in the world
that bridges two continents. With its unique features, Istanbul is the
commercial, historical and cultural center of Turkey and one of the world's most
popular tourist destinations. Istanbul has two international airports. The
larger one is Istanbul Ataturk which is located 24 km (15 mi) west of the city
center and handles over 50 million passengers each year. Sabiha Gokcen
International is located 45 km (28 mi) southeast of the city center and it has
rapidly become popular among travelers since it is dominated by low-cost
Bogazici University is named after Bosphorus since the campus is located on a
hill by the Bosphorus with an exceptional view. Since its establishment in 1863,
the campus has attracted many students, researchers and visitors from all over
the world making it a multicultural and lively environment. 

The conference invites the submission of original work in one or more of the
following formats: full and short papers, workshops, posters, interactive
demonstrations. Check the submission page for all submission details and
templates. Pervasive Health 2015 will accept submissions in the following

FULL PAPERS (up to 8 pages) 
Full papers are submissions describing results and original research work not
submitted or published elsewhere in one of the four main categories listed
above. Full papers should properly place the work within the field, cite related
work, and clearly indicate the innovative aspects of the work and its
contribution to the field. 

SHORT PAPERS (up to 4 pages) 
Short papers are envisioned as submissions describing original research that is
much more focused and smaller in scope than full research papers. Short papers
are not expected to provide all the details on the research, but rather focus on
the most innovative and salient aspects. In addition, short papers are not
expected to include a comprehensive review of related work. Short papers will be
presented during the main track of the conference. 

POSTERS (up to 4 pages) 
Poster category combines submissions reporting on the progress of ongoing
research and insights into the lessons learned from current (industrial,
practitioners, government, etc.) pervasive healthcare practice. 

Authors are invited to submit work in traditional medicine whose results are
interesting to Pervasive Health audience. This track will give Pervasive Health
attendees a way to learn about ongoing research initiatives, both in medicine
and technology, and will provide presenters with an excellent opportunity to
receive invaluable direct feedback from experts. 

DEMOS(2 pages) 
The demos track will showcase the latest developments and prototypes related to
the topics of interest of the conference. The expected demo submissions should
describe the technical details of the demo alongside its contribution to the
healthcare domain. 

Several workshops will be run in conjunction with the conference. 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. 

This full day event will enable doctoral students to present and reflect on
their work alongside other doctoral students and a panel of experts. Submissions
have to address the following questions: 
1) What is the problem? What are you going to solve? 
2) Who cares? Why should people care about this problem? 
3) What have other people done about it? Literature review. Why is that not
sufficient? What are the gaps and unanswered questions? 
4) What are you going to do about it? Your approach 
5) What are you really going to do about it? Methods, operationalization, sample
6) When do you know you are done? 
7) What do you expect to find? What did you find? Results 
8) What does this mean? Conclusions 
9) Who cares? Implications 
10) What would you like to know from the DC faculty panel?
The Doctoral Colloquium papers will not be published to ensure the student's
work is kept in confidence, however students will present their work in a
presentation during the doctoral colloquium and via a poster in the main
conference poster session.
Students are requested to provide a short letter from their advisor noting their
year in the program, years until the student should defend, and how the DC will
help with their research.

Each paper will be blind, peer-reviewed by members of the Pervasive Health
program committee with additional expert reviewers drawn from relevant research
domains. Submissions will be evaluated based on their originality, significance
of the contribution to the field, technical correctness and presentation. The
paper should make explicit how the work offers unique and substantial
contribution beyond what has already been published or submitted. 

[Submission] Full Paper, Short Paper, Workshop Proposals: 2014-12-19 
[Submission] Posters, Demos, Medical Perspectives: 2015-03-20 
[Submission] Doctoral Colloquium: 2015-03-13 
[Notification] Workshop Proposals: 2015-01-16 
[Notification] Full Paper, Short Paper: 2015-03-06 
[Notification] Posters, Demos, Medical Perspectives: 2015-04-03 
[Notification] Doctoral Colloquium: 2015-04-10 
[Camera Ready] Full Paper, Short Paper: 2015-04-10 
[Camera Ready] Posters, Demos, Medical Perspectives: 2015-04-10 

Workshops and Doctoral Colloquium: Wednesday 20th May 2015 
Conference: Thursday 21st - Saturday 23rd May 2015 

Venet Osmani, PhD
Senior Researcher
Via alla Cascata, 56 D
38123 Povo, Trento - Italy
Tel: (+39) 0461 408400 (ext. 706)
skype: venetosmani

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