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EHST 2016 : Tenth International Symposium on eHealth Services and Technologies


When Oct 10, 2016 - Oct 11, 2016
Where Milan, Italy
Submission Deadline Aug 18, 2016
Notification Due Aug 22, 2016
Final Version Due Aug 29, 2016
Categories    medical imaging   remote sensing   wireless communications   signal processing

Call For Papers

Important Dates (extended)

Regular Papers
Paper Submission: 15 August 2016 (extended)
Authors Notification: 19 August 2016 (extended)

Position Papers and Special Sessions
Paper Submission: 18 August 2016 (extended)
Authors Notification: 22 August 2016 (extended)


EHST 2016
Tenth International Symposium on eHealth Services and Technologies

Program Chair:
Leszek A. Maciaszek, Wroclaw University of Economics, Poland / Macquarie University ~ Sydney, Australia

General Co-Chairs:
Dimitris Mitrakos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Boris Shishkov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences / IICREST, Bulgaria

General Information

EHST focuses on e-Health services and their related technologies, with a particular stress on the modeling, delivery and use of technology-driven e-Health service-provisioning systems. Fundamental challenges related to e-Health services are to be addressed.

In approaching such services, we are concerned with Tele-Monitoring and Tele-Treatment, as two essential directions of supporting healthcare through advanced cyber-physical technology. By Tele-Monitoring we mean the monitoring of the patient’s condition (including the monitoring of vital signs, such as blood pressure and blood sugar), supported by technology systems. By Tele-Treatment we mean performing some forms of treatment from distance, for example through actuators. These research directions essentially concern the mobility aspect since both Tele-Monitoring and Tele-Treatment are realized from distance, through advanced mobile devices and Internet-of-Things technology. There are open questions however, concerning the reliability of mobile technology ‘any time any place’, the operation of devices and batteries in ‘real’ conditions, and so on. The mentioned mobility aspect points as well to the desired capability of e-Health systems to adequately react on changes in their environment, referred to as context awareness, and which is a subject of ambient intelligence research.

We are also concerned with healthcare coordination pathways that include Electronic Medical Records and Service Management Platforms. Electronic Medical Records enable digital data creation, viewing and sharing between healthcare professionals. They extend on electronic prescriptions, inter-consultation, and access by a patient to its own records. Service Management Platforms enable web-based appointments and orders of healthcare and related services. They constitute e-marketplace of consumers and suppliers, facilitated by intermediaries, call centers, and context aggregators. The platforms contain or interoperate with systems enabling customer relationship management and typical enterprise resource planning functionalities, such as handling payments and accounts.

Finally, even though current technology helps in offering powerful support, providing the patient with complex and constant healthcare services (while keeping him/her in his/her own environment), there are important related concern, such as security and privacy, which need to be addressed also, since providing powerful (remote) support to patients would only make adequate value if patients’ data is treated in a secure and privacy-sensitive way. Last but not least, in order for e-Health services to be successfully deployed in routine care, the services need to fit the needs of the users and clinical effectiveness should be proven. Research dedicated toward user-driven design approaches and validation trials are very welcome to EHST 2016.

In 2016, EHST will be held in Milan, Italy.

The symposium is organized by the international institute IICREST,
co-organized by the ARSIT association and AUTH - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
Cooperating organizations are: IMI - the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, and AMAKOTA Ltd.

Goals and Topics

EHST aims at addressing the above-mentioned challenges related to e-Health services and technologies. We believe that this event will contribute to the dissemination of relevant research results, supporting in this way the wider applicability of advanced technology in healthcare. Hence, we welcome paper submissions from but not limited to the following areas and topics:


Vital Signal Capturing Sensors
Sensor Embedded and Integrated Data Analysis
Sensor-'Cloud' Interaction and Collaboration
- Complementary Processing
- Monitoring Instructions (from the Cloud)
- Service Discovery by the Sensors
Data Imperfection
Privacy-sensitive Monitoring Protocols and ID Management
Remote and Local Vital Signal Management


Limits of Remote Treatment and Diagnosis
Decision for Intervention
- Adequacy of Monitoring Data
- Responsibility
- Risk Estimation
Remote Control
- from the 'Cloud'
- from a Human
Tele-centers as Complex Interventions Facilitators


Clinical Web Portals
Inter-Consultations and Virtual Clinical Sessions
Virtual Patient Consultations Using Medical Records
Electronic Prescriptions and Drug Management
Access to Personal Health Records
Images of Medical Tests and Digital Pictures
Health Card
Security and Privacy


Appointment Coordination Service
Call Centers
Context Aggregationand Situational Awareness
Advisory Service and Self-Management
Customer Relationship Management
Payments and Accounts
Service Science and Economics
Service-Oriented Software Engineering and Management


User-centered Design and User Needs Assessment
Usability and User Satisfaction
Health and Social Risks
Patient-Centered e-Health and Experience Studies
Patient Attitudes and Acceptance
Evaluation Studies

Other Information

EHST 2016 invites papers describing original contributions related to the topics listed above. Submitted papers should be in English. The papers should be prepared and submitted according to the instructions.

Key dates
Regular Paper submission deadline: 25 July 2016
Position Paper submission deadline: 8 August 2016
Notification of acceptance: 15 August 2016
Final paper submission: 29 August 2016.

Types of contributions
Regular Papers - presenting research that is completed or almost finished
Position Papers - presenting an arguable opinion about and issue
Invited Papers - authored by outstanding researchers in the area

Paper formats
Full Papers - 10-page limit in the symposium proceedings (oral presentation)
Short Papers - 6-page limit in the symposium proceedings (oral presentation)
Posters - 4 page limit in the symposium proceedings (poster presentation)

How to submit a paper (7 steps)
1. View the technical scope
2. Prepare a contribution of no less than 3 and no more than 8 pages
3. Decide whether you are submitting your contribution as a Regular Paper or as a Position Paper
4. Do paper formatting, using the provided templates (
5. Remove your names and the names of your co-authors (and also your affiliations) from the title and references sections
6. Save the file as PDF
7. e-Mail the file to: secretariat [at] by July 25, putting in the Subject: “EHST 2016, Regular/Position Paper"

Accepted papers will be presented at EHST 2016 and included in the symposium proceedings, published by SciTePress. All presented papers will also be included in the SciTePress Digital Library (

Symposium Format

The symposium will be a two-day event with a Panel Discussion and oral/poster presentations.


Address: IICREST c/o B. Shishkov (EHST 2016 Event); P.O. Box 104; 1618 Sofia; Bulgaria
e-Mails: Program Chair; Secretariat

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