IEEE HealthCom 2015

14-17 October, Boston, MA, USA, 17th IEEE International Conference on e-Health Networking, Application & Services (HealthCom 2015)


IEEE HealthCom 2015 is fully sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society. It aims at bringing together interested parties from around the world working in the healthcare field to exchange ideas, discuss innovative and emerging solutions, and 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 e-Health technologies in medical fields creates huge opportunities; however, a number of challenges still need to be addressed 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 e-Health 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

* 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

Communications and Networking
* Communication/network infrastructures, architectures and protocols for e-Health
* 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
* Nanoscale/molecular communications
* Network coding and error detection/correction

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
* Robotics for e-Health
* 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 fire fighting, disaster response, evacuation assistance, medical triage, space travel/exploration, deep diving and deep sea exploration.
* 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


Perspective authors are invited to submit their papers to EDAS ( in the following categories:

* Regular papers: Up to 6 pages
* Short papers: Up to 4 pages
* Demo papers: Up to 4 pages
* Poster papers: Up to 2 pages

Papers must follow the IEEE paper template. Please visit for for detailed submission instructions. Papers will be reviewed with the standard reviewing procedure (with at least 3 independent anonymous reviews).

The authors of regular and short papers will deliver oral presentations. The authors of demo and poster papers will deliver system demonstrations and poster presentations, respectively.


Regular paper submission due: May 15, 2015
Short, demo and poster paper submission due: July 15, 2015
Notification for regular papers: July 30, 2015
Notification for short, demo and poster papers: August 10, 2015
Camera ready papers: August 30, 2015


PLEASE NOTE: To be published in the IEEE HEALTHCOM 2015 Conference Proceedings and to be eligible for publication in IEEE Xplore®, an author of an accepted paper is required to register for the conference at the full (member or non-member) rate and the paper must be presented by an author of that paper at the conference unless the TPC Chair grants permission for a substitute presenter arranged in advance of the event and who is qualified both to present and answer questions. Non-refundable registration fees must be paid prior to uploading the final IEEE formatted, publication-ready version of the paper. For authors with multiple accepted papers, one full registration is valid for up to 3 papers. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the IEEE HEALTHCOM 2015 Conference Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore®. 

Selected papers will be considered for publication in leading journals such as:

* International Journal on E-Health and Medical Communications
* IEEE Transactions on NanoBioScience
* EAI Transactions on Body Area Networks
* Wiley Security and Communication Networks Journal


General Chairs:
Jun Suzuki, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA
Joel Rodrigues, Instituto de Telecomunicações, University of Beira Interior, Portugal

TPC Chairs:
Honggang Wang, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, USA
Min Chen, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Nazim Agoulmine, University of Evry Val d'Essonne, France

IEEE HEALTHCOM Steering Committee
Joel Rodrigues (Chair), IT/Univ. of Beira Interior, Portugal
Pradeep Ray, Univ. of New South Wales, Australia
Norbert Noury, University of Lyon, France
Augusto Venâncio Neto, Federal Univ. of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil/Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal
Nazim Agoulmine, Université Evry Val Essonne, France

Operations Chairs
Douglas Dow, Wentworth Institute of Technology, USA
Jones Yu, Wentworth Institute of Technology, USA
Ilir Progri, Giftet Inc.

Publication Chair
Norbert Noury, Universite de Lyon, France

Tutorial Chair
Stefan Covaci, Technical University of Berlin, Germany

Special Tracks Chair
Sana Ullah, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal
Farrukh Khan, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

Workshops Chair
Christopher Thuemmler, Edinburgh Napier University

Registration Chair
Xinming Huang, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA

Publicity chairs
Jiaqi Gong, University of Virginia, USA
Pawel Swiatek, Wroclaw University of Technology
Jianli Pan, University of Missouri, St. Louis, USA
Youssef Iraqi, Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Farrukh Khan, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

Web Chair
Yutaka Okaie, Osaka University
Zhaoyang Zhang, UMass Dartmouth

Bruce Worthman, IEEE Communications Society, USA

Conference Manager
Bridget Erlikh, IEEE Communications Society, USA?

Branding and Graphic Design
Max Loskutnikov, IEEE Communications Society, USA


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