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Call for Workshop Proposals
The Pervasive Health 2012 Workshop Organizing Committee invites proposals for the workshop program 
of the 6th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare. 
Workshops provide a forum for people to discuss areas of special interest within pervasive 
computing related to health-specific applications. Workshops afford the participants the 
opportunity to examine an area with a selected focus in an open environment for the free 
exchange of views. 

Important Workshop Dates
	* December 9, 2011 (23:59 EST): Workshop proposals deadline
	* December 23, 2011: Notification of acceptance/rejection of workshop
	* December 38, 2011: Workshop calls online (by the organizers)
	* February 1, 2012: Workshop position paper deadline (same as main conference)

Workshop Organization
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
All submissions should be emailed to the workshop chairs no later than December 9th 2011.
For pre-proposal submission inquiries contact either of the workshop co-chairs, Octavian 
Postolache and Thomas Ploetz, if you would like to discuss a workshop proposal. 
We solicit workshops in all areas related to Pervasive Computing. In particular we would like 
to encourage workshops focused on new and emerging research directions, novel and highly innovative
themes, real-world topics, system or interaction topics and interdisciplinary themes including but 
not limited to:
	* Frameworks and Standards for Pervasive e-Health
	* Design and Implementation of e-health Systems
	* Reliability evaluation of Pervasive e-Health systems
	* Wearable and Implantable Sensors for Pervasive e-Health
	* Smart Sensors Protocols for e-Health
	* Tele-Medicine & Tele-Healthcare Systems,
	* System Architecture and Networking protocols for e-Health systems
	* Activity and Context Recognition for HealthCare applications
	* Data Fusion and Context elaboration in Pervasive HealthCare Environments
	* Challenges surrounding Data Mining and Data Quality in Pervasive HealthCare
	* Privacy and Security issues in HealthCare
	* Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems in Pervasive e-Health
	* Virtual reality approaches for rehabilitation
	* Human Computer Interaction, usability and acceptability for Pervasive e-Health systems
	* Home Monitoring and Ambient Assisted applications for HealthCare
	* Social implications of Pervasive HealthCare Technology
	* Users Modeling and Personalization in Mobile e-Health
	* Therapeutic Serious Games

Proposal Content
	* A cover page including:
		* 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 (full-day workshop) with a lunch break and two coffee breaks.
	* 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, 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
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
Octavian Postolache, Instituto de Telecomunicacoes, Lisbon, Portugal
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Thomas Ploetz, Newcastle University (UK) / Georgia Tech, USA
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