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HEALTHCOM 2017 : 19th IEEE International Conference on e-Health Networking, Application & Services (HEALTHCOM 2017)


When Oct 12, 2017 - Oct 15, 2017
Where Dalian, China
Submission Deadline Jun 1, 2017
Notification Due Jul 15, 2017
Final Version Due Sep 12, 2017
Categories    health   networking   medicine   e-health

Call For Papers

IEEE HealthCom 2017 is fully sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society. It aims at bringing together interested parties from around the world working in the health care field to exchange ideas, to discuss innovative and emerging solutions, and to develop collaborations. eHealth is defined as the cost-effective and secure use of information and communications technologies in support of health and the related fields, including health-care related services, surveillance, literature, education, knowledge, and research, both at the local site and at a distance. It will make personalized medicine possible and affordable in the near future. The adoption of eHealth technologies in medical fields creates huge opportunities yet lots of challenges still need to be resolved to build reliable, secure, and efficient networks or platforms with great flexibility.

Prospective authors are cordially invited to submit their original contributions covering completed or ongoing work related to the eHealth area. The topics include but are not limited to

Medical, Biomedical and Health Informatics
Electronic medical records (EMR) and electronic prescription
Data preprocessing, cleansing, management and mining
Data quality assessment and improvement
Medical imaging
Computer-aided detection, hypothesis generation and diagnosis
Evidence-based medicine
Evolutionary and longitudinal patient and disease models
Clinical workflow
Medication adherence and health monitoring
Smart health and big data
Deep IoT analysis

High-confidence medical devices
Integration of medical devices with e-Health
Medical device interoperability
Wearable devices
In/on/around-body sensors and actuators
Biosensors at the micro/nano-scale
Smart garments/textiles
Wireless energy transfer
Energy harvesting
Device security

Communications and Networking
Communication/network infrastructures, architectures and protocols for e-Health
Soft-SIM technology
Narrowband technology
Antennas and propagation
Proximity-based communication, group communication and social networks
Power-efficient communication
Ultra-wideband communication
Delay-tolerant, fault-tolerant and reliable communication
Cognitive communication for medical bands
In-hospital networking, body area networking and cloud-integrated networking
Software-defined networks and network management
Network Function Virtualization
Nanoscale/molecular communications
Network coding and error detection/correction
Resilience and robustness

Signal/Data Processing and Systems
Context awareness and situation awareness
Image/video processing and computer/robot vision
Internet of Things, Ambient intelligence and pervasive computing
Augmented reality and human-computer interaction
Motion detection and activity recognition
User modeling and personalization
Computing/storage infrastructures for e-Health such as clouds and virtualization
Software, systems and performance engineering for e-Health

Services and Applications
e-Health services/applications for physical and mental health; for example, in acute care, chronic care, mental health care, biomedical engineering, rehabilitation, prosthetics, elderly/nursing care, smart homes and hospitals, and rural/wilderness practice.
e-Health services/applications for sports and exercise; for example, in training prescription and feedback, concussion detection/monitoring, life-logging and fitness monitoring.
e-Health services/applications for public health; for example, disease prevention, pandemic preparedness, epidemiological interventions and smart cities.
e-Health services/applications for extreme environments; for example, in firefighting, disaster response, evacuation assistance, medical triage, space travel/exploration, deep diving and deep sea exploration
m-Health applications and software
Quality of experience (QoE) with e-Health services/applications.
Security, privacy and trust for e-Health services/applications
Emerging cloud-based services/applications including health clouds/grids

System Research
Requirements Engineering
Social technological alignment
E-health and m-health governance
Quality of care
Business modeling
Supply chain management
Smart Pharmaceuticals
Global e-health strategies
Tagging and tracking
Work flow
Patient flow

E-Health Solutions to Challenging Problems
Telemedicine for rural area
Aging problems and intelligent care
Bioinformatics and precision medicine
Smart agriculture for human health

Accepted and presented technical papers will be published in the IEEE HEALTHCOM 2017 Conference Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore®. See the submission instructions section of the website for author requirements of accepted authors.


Main track
Paper Submission: July 10, 2017
Acceptance Notification: Aug 20, 2017
Camera Ready Paper: Sep 12, 2017

Paper Submission: July 31, 2017
Acceptance Notification: Aug 31, 2017
Camera Ready Paper: Sep 12, 2017

Demo, Poster, Short paper
Paper Submission: Aug 15, 2017
Acceptance Notification: Aug 31, 2017
Camera Ready Paper: Sep 12, 2017

Perspective authors are invited to submit their papers using EDAS. A full paper should not have more than six (6) IEEE style pages including results, figures and references. Short paper max. 4 pages and Poster, Demo paper max. 2 pages. Max. 2 extra pages are allowed with extra charges$75 per page. Papers will be reviewed with the standard reviewing procedure (with at least 3 independent anonymous reviews). All of the accepted papers will be published on IEEExplore (
Extended version of best papers will be considered for publication on the International Journal on E-Health and Medical Communications, IEEE Transactions on NanoBioScience, EAI Transactions on Body Area Networks, IEEE Access, Sensor or Wiley Security and Communication Networks Journal etc.

Submission shall be done via the EDAS:

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