9th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare

21-23 May 2015, Istanbul, Turkey

IPervasive Health Conference is a premier international forum with specific focus on technologies and human factors related to the use of ubiquitous computing in healthcare and for wellbeing. The overall goal of the Pervasive Health Conference is to take a multidisciplinary approach to Pervasive Healthcare Technology research and development. The Pervasive Healthcare Community is addressing a broad scope of research topics and concerns:
•    identify and understand problems from a technological, social, medical, and legal as well as financial perspective (with a particular emphasis on understanding and supporting patients’ and practitioners’ needs);
•    design, implementation, and evaluation of supporting hardware and software infrastructures, algorithms, services and applications; and
•    organizational strategies that facilitate integration of Pervasive Healthcare Technology into the healthcare enterprise.
Traditional healthcare environments are extremely complex and challenging to manage, as they are required to cope with an assortment of patient conditions under various circumstances with a number of resource constraints. Pervasive healthcare technologies seek to respond to a variety of these pressures by successfully integrating them within existing healthcare environments. Technologies, standards and procedures on their own provide little and or no meaningful service. It is essential that pervasive healthcare environments, through a combined approach of data collection, data correlation and data presentation, assist healthcare professionals in delivering high levels of patient care, and empower individuals and their families for self-care and health management.

We welcome contributions from the following fields:
•    Sensing/Actuating Technologies and Pervasive Computing
•    Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health Professions
•    Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)
•    Hardware and Software Infrastructures

We seek novel, innovative, and exciting work in areas including but not limited to:
Pervasive Healthcare Management•    Challenges surrounding data quality
•    Standards and interoperability in pervasive healthcare
•    Business cases and cost issues
•    Security and privacy issues
•    Training of healthcare professional for pervasive healthcare
•    Legal and regulatory issues
•    Staffing and resource management

Authors will be invited to submit their camera-ready papers in ACM format, to be published in ACM Digital Library and IEEE Xplore Digital Library. The acceptance rate was around 30% for Pervasive Health 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. Selected papers may be invited for publication in a special issue of the journal

Understanding Users
•    Identifying and addressing stakeholder needs
•    Usability and acceptability
•    Barriers and enablers to adoption
•    Social implications of pervasive health technology, and social inclusion
•    Coverage and delivery of pervasive healthcare services
•    Patient and caregiver empowerment
•    Diversity: population and condition-specific requirements
•    Inclusive research and design: engaging underrepresented populations
•    Digital interventions and health behavior change
Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
•    Physiological models for interpreting medical sensor data
•    Activity recognition and fall detection
•    User modelling and personalization
•    Modelling of Pervasive Healthcare environments
•    Sensor-based decision support systems
•    Design and evaluation of patient and ambient-related sensors
•    Wearable and implantable sensor integration
•    Data fusion in pervasive healthcare environments
•    Data mining of medical patient records
•    Software architectures
•    Electronic Health Records          

•    Autonomous systems to support independent living
•    Clinical applications, validation and evaluation studies
•    Telemedicine and mHealth solutions
•    Chronic disease and health risk management applications
•    Health/Wellbeing promotion and disease prevention
•    Home based health and wellness measurement and monitoring
•    Continuous vs event-driven monitoring of patients
•    Smart homes and hospitals
•    Using mobile devices in the storage, update, and transmission of patient data
•    Wellbeing and lifestyle support
•    Systems to support individuals with auditory, cognitive, or vision impairments
•    Systems to support caregivers

Full Paper, Short Paper, Workshop Proposals: 2014-12-19
Posters, Demos, Medical Perspectives: 2015-03-20
Doctoral Colloquium: 2015-03-13
Workshop Proposals: 2015-01-16
Full Paper, Short Paper: 2015-03-06
Posters, Demos, Medical Perspectives: 2015-04-03
Doctoral Colloquium: 2015-04-10
CAMERA READY:Full Paper, Short Paper: 2015-04-10
Posters, Demos, Medical Perspectives: 2015-04-10
Workshops and Doctoral Colloquium: Wednesday 20th May 2015
Conference: Thursday 21st – Saturday 23rd May 2015


General Chairs:
Bert Arnrich, Boğaziçi University Istanbul, Turkey
Cem Ersoy, Boğaziçi University Istanbul, Turkey
Program Chairs:
Anind Dey, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Kai Kunze, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan
Nadia Berthouze, UCL, UK
Short Papers and Posters Chairs:
Özlem Durmaz İncel, Galatasaray University, Turkey
Gabriela Marcu, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Medical Perspectives Chair:
Stefan Wagner, Aarhus University, Denmark
Workshop Chair:
Katarzyna Wac, University of Geneva, CH
Demo Chairs:
Mads Frost, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Wilko Heuten, OFFIS, Germany
Doctoral Colloquium Chair:
Katie Siek, Indiana University, USA
Publication Chair:
Rafal Kocielnik, TUE, Netherlands
Publicity Chair:
Venet Osmani, CREATE-NET, Italy
Gökhan Remzi Yavuz, Boğaziçi University, Turkey
Local Chair:
Hande Özgür Alemdar, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul
Steering Committee:
Imrich Chlamtac, CREATE-NET, Italy
Oscar Mayora, CREATE-NET, Italy
Venet Osmani, CREATE-NET, Italy
Upkar Varshney, CIS -  Georgia State University