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PSH 2010 : Pervasive Systems for Healthcare


When Jul 28, 2010 - Jul 30, 2010
Where Baltimore, USA
Submission Deadline Mar 22, 2010
Categories    health   pervasive computing   HCI   image processing

Call For Papers

Call for Papers

Pervasive healthcare systems are more and more characterized by the heterogeneity of devices and users. Such systems exploit various technologies such as ever-smaller mobile devices, location and tracking tools, as well as wearable, portable, and implantable medical sensors. Designing systems for effectively taking advantage of the potential of such a variety of devices is a challenge to providing reliable solutions to real problems. Furthermore, pervasive systems are increasingly characterized by the heterogeneity of their users, too. In the healthcare domain, typical users may be either patients of every age or practitioners such as doctors, technicians and nurses. Accordingly, pervasive systems for healthcare are intended not anymore just for experienced and technology-prone users, but also for users with a different domain knowledge and so with different skills and desiderata. According to this vision, a key role of pervasive systems in the healthcare domain is to grant access to medical anywhere / anytime and in a reliable way, but also to simplify the way these data can accessed, explored and edited, so to increase their acceptance from both patients and practitioners.

The special session at KES-IIMSS 2010 aims to bring together top researchers both from academia and industry to stimulate research and create interdisciplinary collaboration links allowing the exploration of new frontiers in the area of Pervasive System. In details this session provides a forum for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss the interrelation of medical, environmental, technical and social factors and their consequences for the design, use and acceptance of pervasive healthcare systems. The session aims at giving participants a broad and deep understanding of the multitude of issues involved in the design, implementation and evaluation of pervasive systems and services.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
Pervasive healthcare systems and services

* Device and communication technologies
* Sensor networks and RFIDs
* Location sensing and management
* Technology acceptance and performance
* Mobile and wireless systems and services
* Software infrastructure, middleware, agent technologies and frameworks
* Collaborative and distributed healthcare
* Medical data visualization and analysis
* Context-aware computing
* Pervasive services and systems
* Privacy, security, and trust
* Education systems
* Ontologies
* Intelligent data mining
* Decision support systems
* Knowledge-based virtual and augmented reality

User-centered design and HCI for Healthcare

* User experience design
* User-centered or human-centered design
* Model-based design
* Interaction design
* Tools and design techniques
* Human-computer interaction
* Social and societal implications
* Accessibility and usability
* Human aspects of future and emerging technologies
* User interfaces and interaction models
* Adaptive user interfaces
* Emotion and affective user interfaces
* Intelligent multimodal interactive systems

Image/Video Processing for Healthcare

* Image Manipulation and Compression
* Video processing
* Video streaming
* Object tracking
* Image sequence processing and analysis
* Multimedia processing
* Watermark Embedding and Detection
* Stochastic Aspects of Data Hiding
* Reliable Watermark Recovery
* Feature detection
* Image processing for diagnostic

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