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PervasiveHealth 2014 - Call for Papers


Apologies for cross-posting!


Conference Aims
===============
PervasiveHealth is a premier international forum with specific focus on 
technologies and human factors related to the use of ubiquitous computing 
in healthcare and 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, and 
medical perspective (with a particular emphasis on understanding and 
supporting patient needs);
- design, implementation, and evaluation of supporting hardware and 
software infrastructures, algorithms, and applications; and 
- organisational 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 health care 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 health 
care professionals in delivering high levels of patient care, and empower 
individuals and their families for self-care and health management.

The Pervasive Healthcare conference in Oldenburg 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. 

We welcome contributions from the following fields:

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

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

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 to adoption, and enablers
- Social implications of pervasive health technology, and social inclusion
- Coverage and delivery of pervasive healthcare services
- Patient 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 medical patient records
- Software architectures e.g. Agent, SOA, distributed middleware
- Electronic Health Records (EHR)

Applications
- Autonomous systems to support independent living
- Clinical applications, validation and evaluation studies
- Telemedicine
- 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

Venue
======
PervasiveHealth 2014 will be conducted in Oldenburg, a medium-sized city 
in northwestern Germany, in the middle between Hamburg (D) and Amsterdam 
(NL). Embedded in a beautiful, unspoiled natural landscape the former 
residence of counts, dukes and grand dukes is now home to 160,000 people 
and a vibrant, modern city - a university city with 4 universities and 
more than 20,000 students. Going to Oldenburg is easy: Bremen airport is 
only 45 minutes away and is just one hop from the major international 
airport hubs Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Paris. Other major airports in easy 
reach are in Hamburg, Hanover and Münster/Osnabrück. 

Submissions
===========
The conference invites the submission of original work through the Confy 
paper submission system in one or more of  the following  formats:  full 
and  short  papers,  workshops, posters, interactive demonstrations. 
Pervasive Health 2014 will accept submissions in the following categories:

Full papers (up to 8 pages submissions)

Full papers are submissions describing results and original research work 
not submitted or published elsewhere in one of the four main categories 
listed below. 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 and Posters (up to 4 pages submissions)

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. 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.

Medical Perspective Abstracts (1-2 pages submissions)

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 submissions)

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.
Workshop proposals (2 pages submissions) - 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.

Doctoral Colloquium (4 pages)

This event will enable doctoral students to present and reflect on their 
work alongside other doctoral students and a panel of experts. Submissions 
should include a description of work done, intended future work, alongside 
a specific research question or challenge that you would like to be 
discussed at the colloquium.

Each paper will be blind, peer-reviewed by members of the Pervasive Health 
2014 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. All accepted submissions will be published in IEEE 
Xplore Digital Library (pending). Authors will also be invited to submit 
their camera-ready papers in ACM format, to be published in ACM Digital 
Library (pending). The acceptance rate was around 30% for Pervasive Health 
2011, 2012 and 2013.

Important Dates 
=============
- Workshop Proposals: 4 November 2013
- Full Paper Submission: 2 December 2013
- Short Papers and Posters: TBA
- Medical Perspective Abstracts: TBA
- Notification of Acceptance: 14 February 2014
- Camera Ready: 14 March 2014
- Conference Dates: 20-23 May, 2014

-- 
Dipl.-Inform. Heiko Müller
Human Machine Interaction

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