CoHeB 2015 -The Third International Workshop on Collaboration Technologies and Systems in Healthcare and Biomedical Fields

01-05 June 2015, The Westin Atlanta Airport Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

As part of the 2015 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2015)

Collaborative technologies are pervading every field of the modern society, influencing the way we act, work and socially interact. Collaboration technologies and systems in healthcare and in general in biomedical fields create new ways to develop, provide and improve the quality of health services.  The potentialities disclosed by collaborative technologies range from education to direct clinical applications (including home monitoring, telerehabilitation, remote surgery, etc.), passing through remote consultation and second opinion, electronic health record  and patient’s data sharing, development of social virtual spaces and communities for patients, and many more. Collaborative technologies in healthcare are necessary for the development of telehealth and telemedicine services but can also be used to facilitate both inclusion and participation for disadvantaged categories such as the elderly, the people with disabilities, etc. They cut costs while increasing access and providing convenience. Broadening to the biomedical field, including biomedical research, collaboration technologies are also used in bioinformatics and life sciences.
CoHeB workshop aims at providing a scientific forum for disseminating and discussing the latest advances and research results in the development and/or application of collaboration technologies and systems in healthcare and biomedical fields. The main objective is to bring together researchers, scientists as well as practitioners from academia, industry, government, and research institutions in a multidisciplinary environment where novel ideas and recent achievements can be presented, fostering the creation of new networks and collaborations among ICT researchers and health professionals. The workshop will include a keynote speech, contributed paper sessions and demos, as part of the main CTS2015 Conference. 

You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to collaboration technologies and systems in healthcare and biomedical fields. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. The full manuscript should be at most 8 pages using the two-column IEEE format. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and posters will also be accepted for submission. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Extensions of previous researches mandatorily require reference to the previous work. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, significance, technical clarity, and presentation. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be registered and presented at the workshop.
Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed in major indexing services accordingly (papers from previous years are available through IEEExplore). We are planning a special issue in an international journal for a selected set of the accepted papers. More information on this will be available later.
If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please contact the workshop organizers.
The 2015 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2015) offers a small number of contingency student travel grants to qualifying and selected students who need a supplement to their travel support to present an accepted paper at any of CTS's meetings. If approved, the support will be partial. More info on the website
As in previous years, CTS 2015 will have "Outstanding Paper Award" and "Outstanding Poster Paper/Poster Award".
The awards will be made by the Awards Committees for contributions which are outstanding in their scientific quality, timeliness, and relevance. In addition to a certificate/plaque, each award includes one free registration for the next year CTS conference.

Paper Submissions: February 9 -> February 17, 2015
Acceptance Notification: February 28 -> March 6, 2015
Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due: March 10 -> March 23, 2015
Conference Dates: June 1-5, 2015