[Elsnet-list] Pervasive Health 2011 :: 2º CALL FOR PAPERS

Ângelo Costa acosta at di.uminho.pt
Fri Sep 24 22:56:28 CEST 2010


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Pervasive Health 2011 :: 2º CALL FOR PAPERS
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Pervasive Health 2011 Conference 23rd-26th May, 2011 :: Dublin, Ireland
http://www.pervasivehealth.org/


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Submission deadline: February 4th, 2011
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It is with great pleasure that we announce the 5th International Conference
on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare.

The overall goal of the conference remains tightly coupled with the original
aims of the field, to address a set of related technologies and concepts
that help integrate healthcare more seamlessly into everyday life,
regardless of space and time.  To achieve this, it is necessary to take a
multidisciplinary approach to Pervasive Healthcare Technology research and
development.

The Pervasive Healthcare Community has a broad scope of research topics and
concerns:
- identifying and understanding 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.

The 2011 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.

The theme of this year?s conference is: Coping with the Challenges and
Opportunities within Pervasive E-Healthcare (COPE), with a special focus on
pervasive healthcare management and its ability to deliver timely, quality
based information to medical practitioners in providing high levels of
patient care. The challenges and opportunities within e-Healthcare are
immense. A multidisciplinary and coordinated approach is needed from 1) user
requirements, 2) technology development and 3) application integration, to
help deliver a successful pervasive healthcare management system.
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.


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CONTRIBUTIONS
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We welcome contributions from the following fields:
- Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health Professions
- Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Computer Supported Cooperative Work
(CSCW)
- Sensing Technologies and Distributed Computing
- 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
- Insurance payments and cost aspects
- Staffing and resource management

Understanding Users
- User requirements
- Identifying and addressing stakeholder conflicts: patient needs, caregiver
needs, health professional needs, organisational 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

Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
- Physiological models for interpreting medical sensor data
- Activity recognition
- Fall detection
- User modelling and personalization
- Modelling of Pervasive Healthcare environment

Technology
- 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 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
impairements
- Systems to support caregivers


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SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
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Pervasive Health will accept submissions in the following categories:

1. 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.

2. Posters (up to 4 pages submissions) - Authors are invited to submit work
in progress whose preliminary results are already interesting to Pervasive
Health audience. The poster track will give Pervasive Health attendees a way
to learn about ongoing research initiatives and will provide presenters with
an excellent opportunity to receive invaluable direct feedback from experts.

3. 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..

4. Position Papers (2 pages submissions) - Position papers are envisioned to
provide insight into the lessons learnt from current (industrial,
practitioners, government, etc.) pervasive healthcare practice. The position
papers track is envisioned to provide the view of practitioners to the
pervasive health community in order to have a more clear understanding about
the real needs of healthcare operators and in this way shorten the gap
between technologists and the every-day needs of practitioners.

5. Workshops (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. Proposals for workshops should be submitted
directly to the workshops co-chairs, and proposals should indicate the
preferred duration for the workshop (half/full-day).

6. Doctoral Consortium (4 pages) ? We are please to announce the first
Pervasive Healthcare Doctoral Consortium. This one day 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
consortium.


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PUBLICATION
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All accepted submissions will be published in IEEE Xplore Digital Library
(to be confirmed).


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IMPORTANT DATES
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Workshops Proposals:           November 19th , 2010

Paper submission deadline:     February 4th, 2011
Notification of acceptance:    April 11th, 2011
Camera-ready Manuscripts:      April 25th , 2011
Conference Dates:              May 23rd ? 26th, 2011


WORKSHOPS AND DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM
Please visit the Workshops and Doctoral Consortium pages for detailed
submission requirements and procedures (upcoming).


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SUBMITTING PAPERS
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Please visit the Submission page for detailed submission requirements and
procedures.
http://www.pervasivehealth.org


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Best Paper Award
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IOS Press will provide a prize, in the form of a free 12 months subscription
to the Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments, for the
authors of the best Pervasive Health 2011 Conference Paper.


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ORGANIZING COMMITTEE CHAIRS
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General Chairs
John O'Donoghue, University College Cork, Ireland
Gregory O'Hare, University College Dublin, Ireland

Technical Program Chairs
Juan Carlos Augusto, University of Ulster, UK
Brian Caulfield, University College Dublin, Ireland
Julie Maitland, National Research Council, Canada

Local Arrangements Chairs
Michael O'Grady, University College Dublin, Ireland

Workshops Chairs
Marilyn McGee-Lennon, University of Glasgow, UK
Maurice Mulvenna, University of Ulster, UK

Demos Chair
John Barton, CLARITY/Tyndall, Ireland

Publications Chair
Paul McCullagh University of Ulster, UK

North America Liason
Patricia Brennan Project Health Design, USA

Asia Liason
Chi-Hung Chi Tsinghua University, China

Australia Liason
Gourab Sen Gupta Massey University, NZ

Publicity Chair
Paulo Novais University of Minho, Portugal

Conference Coordinator Chair
Gergely Nagy ICST

Doctor Colloquium Chairs
Tom O'Kane, University College Cork, Ireland
Kelly Caine, Indiana University, USA


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CONTACTS
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e-mail:  ph2011 at prevasivehealth.org
Website: http://www.pervasivehealth.org/

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