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MobileHealth 2018 : The 8th ACM MobiHoc 2018 Workshop on Pervasive Wireless Healthcare (MobileHealth 2018)


When Jun 25, 2018 - Jun 25, 2018
Where Los Angeles, USA
Submission Deadline Apr 1, 2018
Notification Due Apr 30, 2018
Final Version Due May 10, 2018

Call For Papers

Health cost represents a considerable ratio in the economic budget of developed countries, and certain tendency studies are not optimistic about an improvement in the situation. Average age of the population tends to increase and the number of people requiring more or less care intensive medical monitoring is not small. This increases overall cost of medical care. No doubt, using socio-medical establishments to place people at risk under surveillance is impractical for cost reasons, but also for reasons of quality of life. Many of these people are fully autonomous, though weakened. Their psychological confinement due to the presence of nursing staff would be a breach of their freedom. Therefore, partially replacing the assistance of nursing staff by small health surveillance and communication equipment like sensors, networks, monitoring software could be cost effective and would increase life standard. The objective is to develop and implement innovative solutions based on information technologies and wireless communication for the benefit of those needing medical permanence. Recent Advances in technology has led to the development of small, intelligent, wearable sensors capable of remotely performing critical health monitoring tasks and then transmitting patient’s data back to health care centres over wireless medium. Such wireless health monitoring platforms aim to continuously monitor mobile patients needing permanent surveillance. Patients benefit from continuous ambulatory monitoring as a part of a diagnostic procedure, optimal maintenance of a chronic condition or during supervised recovery from an acute event or surgical procedure.

However, to set up such platforms several issues along the communication chain should be resolved. The acquisition of medical information via a set of wireless sensors embedded in the patient himself, the treatment and use of this information either by a local contractor equipment or offset after transfer in 3G/4G/5G and/or WiFi/HEW connection to a data server, the access to the collected data, ...etc. are some of the important challenges that we have to consider. Each level represents a complex subsystem with a local hierarchy employed to ensure efficiency, portability, security, and reduced cost.

MobileHealth workshop aims to provide a forum for the interaction of these multiple areas as an important chance to discuss and understand what aspects have to be considered to provide effective pervasive wireless healthcare systems. The theme of the 2018 edition of MobileHealth is Improving the Smart Cities Citizens Healthcare.

The Technical program topics include, but are not limited to:

* Mobile devices for healthcare
* Wearable and Implantable
* Wireless sensors for healthcare
* Communications and computing infrastructure for mobile healthcare apps
* Protocols for wireless healthcare
* Big data analytics
* Realizations and Platforms
* Scalability, performance and reliability of mobile healthcare apps
* Pervasive Wireless communications in healthcare
* Service and device discovery
* Data fusion and context elaboration
* Wireless monitoring and ambient assisted applications for healthcare
* Standards for mobile healthcare
* Energy Efficiency in wireless health monitoring
* Pervasive healthcare systems and services
* Authentication and sensors monitoring
* Confidentiality and data security
* Mobile interfaces for data visualisation

Soufiene Djahel, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Syed Hassan Ahmed, University of Central Florida, USA

Mahasweta Sarkar, San Diego State University, USA
Zilong Ye, California State University, Los Angeles, USA

Saadi Boudjit, University of Paris 13, France
Philippe Jacquet, Bell Labs Alcatel-Lucent, France
Anis Laouiti, Telecom Sud Paris, France
Paul Muhlethaler, Telecom Sud Paris, France
Majid Sarrafzadeh, UCLA Wireless Health Institute, USA

Youcef Begriche, Telecom Paris-Tech, France
Said Yahiaoui, Cerist Research Center, Algeria

Marwen Abdennebi, University of Paris 13, France
Sasan Adibi, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia
Saadi Boudjit,, University of Paris 13, France
Syin Chan, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Zainul Charbiwala, IBM Research, India
Mooi Choo Chuah, Lehigh University, USA
Avik Ghose Tata Consultancy Services, India
Roozbeh Jafari, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Anis Laouiti, Telecom SudParis, France
Gustavo Marfia, University of Bologna, Italy
Hassine Moungla, Paris Descartes University, France
Ertan Onur, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Amir Qayyum, CUST, Islamabad, Pakistan
Kevin Stanley, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Sim-Hui Tee, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Apinun Tunpsan, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
Egon L. Van Den Broek, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Giovanni Pau, UCLA, USA
Emmanuel Baccelli, INRIA, Paris, France
Farid Nait-Abdesselam, Paris Descartes University, France
Kashif Kifayat, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Zonghua Zhang, IMT Lille Douai, Institut Mines-Telecom, France
Imane Horiya Brahmi, Tyndall National Institute, Ireland
Houbing Song, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, USA
Safdar Hussain Bouk, DGIST, South Korea
Dongkyun Kim, Kyungpook National University, South Korea
Ali Kashif Bashir, University of the Faroe Islands, Denmark
Ejaz Ahmed, NIST, USA
Yassine Hadjadj Aoul, IRISA, France

Papers submission deadline: 1 April 2018
Extended submission deadline (FIRM): 12 April 2018
Acceptance notification: 30 April 2018
Camera-ready submission: 10 May 2018



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