Welcome to the second edition of the IEEE Workshop on ICT Solutions for eHealth

e-Health is one of the major research topics that have been attracting cross-disciplinary research groups. The deployment of new emerging ICT technologies for Health, especially based on Cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), and Computational Intelligence, is attracting the interest of many researchers.

ICTS4eHealth 2017 is the second edition of the International IEEE Workshop dedicated to ICT solutions for e-Health, especially based on Cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), and Computational Intelligence.

The workshop will bring together researchers from academia, industry, government, and medical centers in order to present the state of the art in the emerging area of the use of cloud systems in connected health infrastructure and applications, and the use of IoT and Computational Intelligence technique in the area of eHealth.



Steering Committee


Antonio Celesti, University of Messina, Italy
Massimo Villari, University of Messina, Italy


Ivanoe De Falco, ICAR - CNR, Italy
Giovanna Sannino, ICAR - CNR, Italy

e-Health is one of the major research topics that have been attracting cross-disciplinary research groups. The deployment of new emerging ICT technologies for Health, especially based on Cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), and Computational Intelligence, is attracting the interest of many researchers.

The use of Cloud computing, IoT technologies, and methods typical of Soft Computing and Computational Intelligence have been very prominent recently and can be of great help in finding good solutions to many practical healthcare applications.

For instance, health monitoring, health data storage, health data collection, mobile health, pervasive health, healthcare monitoring, telemedicine, context-aware computing, ubiquitous computing, processing health data in the cloud, securing health data in the cloud and Assistive Technology (AT) are areas of interest that are being addressed using cloud computing and IoT techniques. On the other hand, several challenging issues have raised due to the adoption of such emerging technologies. These include the quality of health data, the ability to retrieve information and use it in health context, as for example in tasks related to machine learning, knowledge discovery, decision support, regression, forecasting, optimization, feature selection, and additionally privacy and security issues of health data while being processed in the cloud, availability of health data, models of context and tele-monitoring of contextual applications.

ICTS4eHealth 2017 is the second edition of the International IEEE Workshop dedicated to ICT solutions for e-Health, especially based on Cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), and Computational Intelligence.

The workshop will bring together researchers from academia, industry, government, and medical centers in order to present the state of the art in the emerging area of the use of cloud systems in connected health infrastructure and applications, and the use of IoT and Computational Intelligence technique in the area of eHealth.



Co-Chairs

Antoine Bagula

University of the Western Cape
Republic of South Africa

Pedro Brandão

University of Porto
Portugal

Antonio Celesti

University of Messina
Italy

Ivanoe De Falco

Institute of High Performance Computing and Networking ICAR - CNR
Italy

Giovanna Sannino

Institute of High Performance Computing and Networking ICAR - CNR
Italy

Honorary Chairs

Giuseppe De Pietro


Executive Director
Institute of High Performance Computing and Networking
ICAR - CNR
Italy

Topics



  • Cloud computing applications for eHealth
  • Internet of Things (IoT) applications for eHealth
  • Assistive Technology (AT)
  • Networking and Monitoring in Bio-systems
  • Management and Organization of BME Environments
  • Bioinformatics and Computational Biology and Medicine
  • Monitoring of Vital Functions with Sensor and ICT Systems
  • Biosensors and Sensor Networks
  • Advanced Bio-signal Processing
  • Distributed BME Applications
  • Telehealth, Telecare, Telemonitoring, Telediagnostics
  • e-Healthcare, m-Healthcare, x-Health
  • Assisted Living
  • Smartphones in BME Applications
  • Social Networking, Computing and Education for Health
  • Computer Aided Diagnostics
  • Improved Therapeutic and Rehabilitation Methods
  • Intelligent Bio-signal Interpretation
  • Data and Visual Mining for Diagnostics
  • Advanced Medical Visualization Techniques
  • Personalized Medical Devices and Approaches
  • Modelling and Computer Simulations in BME
  • Human Responses in Extreme Environments
  • Other Emerging Topics in BME
  • e-Accessibility, web accessibility
  • Hardware & Software personalized assistive technologies
  • Assistive systems for users who are blind or visually impaired
  • Integration between home-based assistive technologies and patient health data
  • User-centered design of electronic assistive technologies
  • Usability of assistive technologies
  • Computer vision in AT
  • User interfaces for home-based assistive technologies
  • Use of prescription systems and assistive technologies
  • Experience from real world assistive environment deployment
  • Assistive Technologies for Urban Environments
  • Healthcare modeling and simulation
  • Knowledge discovery and decision support
  • Biomedical data processing
  • Wearable devices
  • Sensor-based mHealth applications


The use of Soft Computing/Computational Intelligence methods in facing problems in the above topics is highly welcome, although by no way compulsory.

Programm Committee

TBA

Submission Instructions

Review manuscripts should describe original work and should be no more than 6 pages in the IEEE double column proceedings format including tables, figures and references. Note that only one additional optional page can be added with an additional fee. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register to the conference and present the paper. Only registered and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

All papers should be submitted via EDAS.

Accepted papers will be included in the ISCC 2017 Proceedings and will be submitted for inclusion to IEEE Xplore. The IEEE ISCC Proceedings have been indexed in the past by ISI, dblp and Scopus. This makes the IEEE ISCC conference one of the publication venues with very high visibility and impact in both Computer and Communications areas..


Important Dates



  Submission deadline: March 27, 2017

  Notification of paper acceptance: April 17, 2017

  Submission of camera-ready papers: April 24, 2017


Maximum paper length: 6 pages (One additional optional page can be added with an additional fee)

The conference will be held at the Aquila Atlantis Hotel, Heraklion, Crete, Greece..

Please refer to the Conference Venue and Travel Info on the IEEE ISCC 2016 website for any participating information including Workshop venue and travel.