Welcome to the third 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 2018 is the third 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 2018 is the third 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
  • Nadia Brancati, Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking, ICAR-CNR - Italy
  • Giuseppe Caggianese, Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking, ICAR-CNR - Italy
  • Stefano Cagnoni, University of Parma - Italy
  • Lorenzo Carnevale, IRCCS Centro Neurolesi "Bonino Pulejo" - Italy
  • Fabrizio Celesti, University of Messina - Italy
  • Christos Chrysoulas, London South Bank University - United Kindom
  • Miguel Coimbra, University of Porto - Portugal
  • Isabel De La Torre, University of Valladolid - Spain
  • Antonio Della Cioppa, University of Salerno - Italy
  • 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
  • M. Shamim Hossain, King Saud University - Saudi Arabia
  • Mario Koppen, Kyushu Institute of Technology - Japan
  • Xing Liu, Kwantlen Polytechnic University - Canada
  • Pascal Lorenz, University of Haute Alsace - France
  • Pedro Marques, SBIM, Faculty of Medicine - Portugal
  • 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
  • Stefano Silvestri, Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking, ICAR-CNR - Italy
  • Jan Sliwa, University of Applied Sciences Bern - Switzerland
  • 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

Manuscripts should describe original work and should be no more than 6 pages for full papers and 4 pages for short papers in the IEEE double column proceedings format including tables, figures and references. No more than the 20% of short papers will be allowed. Papers exceeding 6 pages will not be accepted by EDAS.

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=24652

Please, contact us for any questions regarding the submission of manuscripts.

Accepted papers will be included in the ISCC 2018 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 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 main confrerence and IEEE ISCC 2018 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 2018 Conference and one paper for an IEEE ISCC 2018 Workshop. In order to be included in the IEEE ISCC 2018 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 2018 Conference Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.

PDF Preparation Instructions

We remind the authors to upload the camera-ready version and the copyright form by May 24, 2018, and to complete the early registration by the same date at the link http://www.feesc.org.br/iscc2018

Important Dates



  Submission deadline: April 02, 2018 - April 21, 2018 - extended and firm!

  Notification of paper acceptance: May 07, 2018 - May 14, 2018 - extended

  Submission of camera-ready papers: May 14, 2018 - May 24, 2018 - extended

  Workshop early registration: May 24, 2018

The conference will be held at the Praiamar Natal Hotel & Convention , Natal, Brazil.

Please refer to the Conference Venue and Travel Info on the IEEE ISCC 2018 website for any participating information including Workshop venue and travel.