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PervasiveHealth 2010 : The 4th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare 2010


Conference Series : Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare
When Mar 22, 2010 - Mar 25, 2010
Where Munich, Germany
Submission Deadline Dec 14, 2009
Notification Due Feb 8, 2010
Final Version Due Feb 26, 2010
Categories    pervasive   health   applications   technology

Call For Papers


4th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare 2010
22-25 March 2010, Munich, Germany




Sponsored by ICST
Technically co-sponsored by CREATE-NET, IEEE EMB and IMIA
In technical cooperation with ACM SIGCHI
In cooperation with the Technical University of Munich, MiMed and IMETUM



Pervasive healthcare is an emerging research discipline focusing on the development and application of pervasive and ubiquitous computing technology for healthcare and wellness. Pervasive healthcare seeks to respond to a variety of pressures on healthcare systems, including the increased incidence of lifestyle related and chronic diseases, emerging consumerism in healthcare, the need for empowering patients and relatives for self-care and health management, and the need to provide seamless access for health care services, independent of time and place.

Pervasive healthcare may be defined from two perspectives. First, it is the development and application of pervasive computing (or ubiquitous computing, ambient intelligence) technologies for healthcare, health and wellness management. Second, it seeks to make healthcare available to anyone, anytime and anywhere by removing location, time and other restraints while increasing both the coverage and quality of healthcare.

Pervasive Health 2010 aims to gather technology experts, practitioners, industry and national authorities contributing towards the development and application of human-centered pervasive and ubiquitous computing technology for healthcare and wellness.



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


* Design and evaluation of patient and ambient-related sensors
* Wearable and implantable sensor integration
* Energy management and harvesting
* Sensor networks for pervasive healthcare
* Data fusion in pervasive healthcare environments
* Physiological models for interpreting medical sensor data
* Decision support algorithms for sensor analysis
* Human to machine interfaces

User Needs

* Usability and acceptability issues
* Social implications
* Coverage and delivery of pervasive healthcare services
* Cognitive deficits (mild cognitive impairment, dementia, etc.)
* Physical deficits (mobility, etc.)
* Vegetative deficits (incontinence, adipositas, cardiovascular diseases, etc.)
* Telemedicine


* Clinical applications, validation and evaluation studies
* Pervasive healthcare applications for citizens, for chronic disease management & health risk management
* Health promotion, and disease prevention
* Wearable, ambient and home-based health and wellness measurement and monitoring technologies
* Continuous vs. event-driven monitoring of patients in diverse environments
* Health interfaces, information visualization and feedback
* Health-related ICT for development
* Assistive devices for temporal and spatial orientation
* Activity recognition and fall detection
* Entertainment, educational and motivational aids

Management of Pervasive Healthcare

* Business cases and cost issues
* Electronic citizen-managed health records
* Security and privacy in pervasive healthcare
* Training of healthcare professionals for pervasive healthcare
* Legal and regulatory issues in pervasive healthcare
* Insurance payments and cost aspects
* Standards and interoperability in pervasive healthcare
* Using mobile devices for healthcare information storage, update and transmission



All accepted submissions will be published in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.



Pervasive Health 2010 will accept submissions in the following categories:

1. Full papers (up to 8-page 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-page submissions) - Authors are invited to submit work in progress whose preliminary results are already interesting to the 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 and Videos (2-page submissions) - For the first time, Pervasive Health proposes a demos and videos track that will showcase the latest developments and prototypes related to the topics of interest of the conference. The expected submissions should describe the demo from both the technical side and its contribution to healthcare aspects.



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Paper submission deadline: 14 December 2009

Notification of acceptance: 8 February 2010

Camera-ready deadline: 26 February 2010



Demonstrations and Videos provide an opportunity to present a demonstration of your work, research, service, prototype or product addressing one or more of the suggested topics as presented in the general call for participation. We seek proposals for demonstrations of pervasive technologies across the full environment of healthcare, starting from clinical applications to wearable, ambient and home-based health monitoring technologies up to assistive devices and educational or motivational aids. A successful demo or video communicates ideas and concepts in a powerful way that a regular presentation cannot. We therefore encourage making your demonstration visually or otherwise appealing and presenting it in an innovative way.

Submissions should be a maximum of 2 pages (including figures). Your extended abstract should be submitted by 22 January 2010 to the conference review system, according to the IEEE Pervasive Health 2010 Proceedings format. The notification of demo and videos acceptance will be sent on 22 February 2010.

If you have any questions about Demonstrations or Videos for Pervasive Health 2010, please contact the Demonstrations Chairs: Stefan Wagner and Johannes Schumm

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Five workshops are co-located with the 4th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, Pervasive Health 2010. All the workshops will take place during the first day of the conference (22 March 2010).

PervaSense: Situation Recognition and Medical Data Analysis in Pervasive Health Environments

This workshop touches both technological aspects such as data fusion in pervasive healthcare environments and decision support algorithms, as well as social implications and acceptance of these technologies. Furthermore, real-life applications of situation recognition in home monitoring and clinical environments, e.g., for individualized feedback systems, are covered.

Important dates:

Paper submission: 31 January 2010
Acceptance notification: 19 February 2010
Camera-ready submission: 26 February

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UCD/PHA: International Workshop on User Centered Design of Pervasive Healthcare Applications

The workshop aims to bring together researchers from different disciplines to discuss the interrelation of medical, environmental, technical, psychological and social factors and their consequences for the design, use and acceptance of pervasive healthcare systems.

Important dates:

Paper submission: 10 January 2010
Acceptance notification: 25 January 2010
Camera-ready submission: 26 February 2010

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Wellness4Seniors: Towards Successful Wellness for Seniors: Beyond Physical Wellness

This workshop will provide a venue to share case studies of existing wellness programs, as well as a place to present novel technologies and experiments in this field. Through this workshop, we hope to establish a multi-disciplinary research community focused on the design of successful wellness programs and technologies for seniors. As a final outcome, we plan to set an agenda for future research in this area to be shared with the greater research community.

Important dates:

Full paper submission: 5 February 2010
Acceptance notification: 19 February 2010
Camera-ready submission: 26 February 2010

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PH-HOME: Pervasive Healthcare in the Home: Supporting Patient Motivation and Engagement

The workshop hopes to contribute to the design of pervasive healthcare applications and systems for the home. The focus will be on studies and applications that discuss a home care environment and outcome of such work, addressing individually or in combination socio-technical aspects of healthcare in the home, technological aspects of healthcare in the home, and methodological challenges of how methods such as UDI and PD can be used to develop tools and applications that embrace the challenges related to motivation and engagement.

Important dates:

Full paper submission: 20 January 2010
Acceptance notification: 8 February 2010
Camera-ready submission: 26 February 2010

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AGEmap: Workshop on Roadmaps towards a Strategic Research Agenda for ICT in Active Ageing

The objective of the workshop is to contribute to defining a new research agenda in this area and to sharing knowledge and experiences on promising related new approaches.The AGEmap workshop is intended to discuss current proposals towards a strategic RTD roadmap, focused on novel collaborative solutions and ensuring a balanced post-retirement life-style.

Important dates:

Abstracts submission: 28 December 2009
Full paper submission: 15 January 2010
Acceptance notification: 8 February 2010
Camera-ready submission: 26 February 2010

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For submission guidelines, please visit



General Chair
Heinz Gerhauser, Fraunhofer IIS, Germany

General Co-Chair
Venet Osmani, CREATE-NET, Italy

Technical Program Chairs
Katie Siek, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
Joachim Hornegger, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Tim Christian Lueth, Technical University of Munich, Germany

For a complete list of committee and board members, please visit


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