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
IRCCS Centro Neurolesi "Bonino Pulejo" 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.



Technical Program 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.

Program Committee

  • Marco Avvenuti, University of Pisa - Italy
  • Grigorios Beligiannis, University of Patras - Greece
  • Lilla Bonanno, IRCCS Centro Neurolesi "Bonino Pulejo" - Italy
  • Stefano Cagnoni, University of Parma - Italy
  • Lorenzo Carnevale, IRCCS Centro Neurolesi "Bonino Pulejo" - Italy
  • Fabrizio Celesti, University of Messina - Italy
  • Christos Chrysoulas, University of Essex - United Kindom
  • Miguel Coimbra, University of Porto - Portugal
  • Salvatore Cuomo, University of Naples Federico II - Italy
  • Isabel De La Torre, University of Valladolid - Spain
  • Antonio Della Cioppa, University of Salerno - Italy
  • Patrick Elfert, OFFIS - Institute for Information Technology, Research and Development - Germany
  • Maria Fazio, University of Messina - Italy
  • Stefka Fidanova, Institute of Information and Communication Technologies - Bulgaria
  • Sebastian Fudickar, University of Oldenburg - German
  • Antonino Galletta, University of Messina - Italy
  • Francesco Gargiulo, Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking, ICAR-CNR - Italy
  • Raffaele Giancarlo, University of Palermo - Italy
  • Mario Koppen, Kyushu Institute of Technology - Japan
  • Xing Liu, University of Washington Tacoma - USA
  • Pascal Lorenz, University of Haute Alsace - France
  • Priscila Maranhão, Center for Health Technology and Services Research - Portugal
  • Pedro Marques, SBIM, Faculty of Medicine - Portugal
  • Antonio Messina, National Research Council - Italy
  • Ilídio Oliveira, University of Aveiro - Portugal
  • Dipti Patil, Pune University - India
  • Seyed Amin Pouriyeh, University of Georgia - USA
  • Rui Prior, University of Porto - Portugal
  • Joel Rodriguez, University of Beira Interior - Portugal
  • Bruno Silva , University of Beira Interior - Portugal
  • Stefano Silvestri, Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking, ICAR-CNR - Italy
  • Jan Sliwa, University of Applied Sciences Bern - Switzerland
  • Francesco Tusa, University College London - United Kingdom
  • Lucia Vaira, University of Salento - Italy
  • Laura Verde, University of Naples Parthenope - Italy
  • Shuang Wang, University of California - USA
  • Marco Zappatore, University of Salento - Italy
TCP to be expanded. Should you wish to join it, please contact us

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 using https://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=23263&track=83976

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..

Authors must use the IEEE conference proceedings format obtainable at: https://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html


Best Paper Award

A "Best Paper Award" Certificate will be conferred on the author(s) of a paper presented at the workshop, selected by the Chairs based on scientific significance, originality and outstanding technical quality of the paper, as assessed also by the evaluations of the members of the Program Committee.


Camera-ready Submission Instructions

The authors of the accepted papers must follow the instructions below to ensure inclusion in the final conference proceedings:

  1. 1. Prepare your final manuscript carefully addressing all the reviewers' comments. PLEASE NOTE: for the final camera ready ready submission all the paper should be formatted using the current IEEE conference paper template available here.

  2. 2. The author must ensure compliance with IEEE PDF Express by following the PDF PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS below.

  3. 3. After getting the PDF file approved by PDF Express, the author must download from IEEE PDF Express the PDF file (labeled as "PIDXXXXXXX", where XXXXXXX is an integer number, and must upload it, without any modification, to EDAS as “final submission” through https://edas.info

  4. 4. The contact author must complete the IEEE Copyright form. Copyright form must be filled out for each paper and not per author. We do not accept paper-based copyright forms.

  5. 5. To be published in the IEEE ISCC 2017 Conference Proceedings and to be eligible for publication in IEEE Xplore, an author of an accepted paper is REQUIRED to register. Each paper accepted for IEEE ISCC 2017 Workshops must be registered with a Workshop Registration (either IEEE Member or Non - IEEE Member). Each Workshop registration can have a maximum of two papers associated. Notice that the Student Workshop Registration (either IEEE Member or Non - IEEE Member) is not applicable for authors. We remark that the IEEE ISCC 2017 main confrerence and IEEE ISCC 2017 Workshops are co-located events that require separated registrations, so that it is not possible with only one registration (Conference or Workshop) to register both one paper for the IEEE ISCC 2017 Conference and one paper for an IEEE ISCC 2017 Workshop. In order to be included in the IEEE ISCC 2017 proceedings, each paper MUST BE PRESENTED by an author of that paper attending the conference unless the TPC Chairs grant 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. Accepted, registered, and presented papers will be published in the IEEE ISCC 2017 Conference Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.

PDF Preparation Instructions

  • • Incorporate the reviews into your manuscript and prepare the camera-ready submission.

  • • Avoid Asian fonts and other unsupported fonts/characters to ensure PDF compliance.

  • • Proofread your manuscript to make sure that there are no typos and missing/bad characters.

  • • Create an IEEE PDF Express Account by logging into http://www.pdf-express.org/. Enter the following Conference ID = 41153X and your email address and password.

  • • Continue to enter information as prompted.

  • • An online confirmation will be displayed and an email confirmation will be sent verifying your account setup. Upon successful validation, you should receive an email with your PDF eXpress certified camera-ready file. Upload this file as your final manuscript to EDAS.

  • • Previous users of PDF Express need to follow the above steps, but should enter the same password that was used for previous conferences. Verify that your contact information is valid.

  • • For questions about PDF Express, IEEE customer support can be contacted http://ieee.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/p/12. It might take up to 3 business days to get support through this site.

We remind the authors to upload the camera-ready version and the copyright form by May 8, 2017, and to complete the early registration by the same date at the link http://www.ics.forth.gr/iscc2017/registration.html

Important Dates



  Submission deadline: March 27, 2017 April 12, 2017 - extended and firm!

  Notification of paper acceptance: April 17, 2017 May 01, 2017

  Submission of camera-ready papers: April 24, 2017 May 08, 2017

We remind the authors to upload the camera-ready version
and the copyright form by May 8, 2017, and to complete the early
registration by the same date at the link
http://www.ics.forth.gr/iscc2017/registration.html

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 2017 website for any participating information including Workshop venue and travel.

ICTS4eHealth 2017