Call: Pervasive Health 2016


Call for Papers:
The 10th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare
May 16-19, 2016. Cancun, Mexico

Keynote speakers:
Prof. Tanzeem Choudhury, Cornell University, USA
Prof. Alex Mihailidis, University of Toronto, Canada

Submission deadlines:
Abstracts of Full and Short Papers: January 11th, 2016
Full and Short Papers: January 17th, 2016

Pervasive Health Conference is a premier international forum with specific focus on technologies and human factors related to the use of ubiquitous computing in healthcare and for wellbeing. The overall goal of the Pervasive Health Conference is to take a multidisciplinary approach to Pervasive Healthcare Technology research and development.

We welcome contributions from the following fields:

  • Sensing/Actuating Technologies and Pervasive Computing
  • Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health Professions
  • Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)
  • Hardware and Software Infrastructures

We seek novel, innovative, and exciting work in areas including but not limited to:

Pervasive Healthcare Management

  • Challenges surrounding data quality
  • Standards and interoperability in pervasive healthcare
  • Business cases and cost issues
  • Security and privacy issues
  • Training of healthcare professional for pervasive healthcare
  • Legal and regulatory issues
  • Staffing and resource management

Understanding Users

  • Identifying and addressing stakeholder needs
  • Usability and acceptability
  • Barriers and enablers to adoption
  • Social implications of pervasive health technology, and social inclusion
  • Coverage and delivery of pervasive healthcare services
  • Patient and caregiver empowerment
  • Diversity: population and condition-specific requirements
  • Inclusive research and design: engaging underrepresented populations
  • Digital interventions and health behavior change

Knowledge Representation and Reasoning

  • Physiological models for interpreting medical sensor data
  • Activity recognition and fall detection
  • User modelling and personalization
  • Modelling of Pervasive Healthcare environments
  • Sensor-based decision support systems
  • Design and evaluation of patient and ambient-related sensors
  • Wearable and implantable sensor integration
  • Data fusion in pervasive healthcare environments
  • Data mining of medical patient records
  • Software architectures
  • Electronic Health Records


  • Autonomous systems to support independent living
  • Clinical applications, validation and evaluation studies
  • Telemedicine and mHealth solutions
  • Chronic disease and health risk management applications
  • Health/Wellbeing promotion and disease prevention
  • Home based health and wellness measurement and monitoring
  • Continuous vs event-driven monitoring of patients
  • Smart homes and hospitals
  • Using mobile devices in the storage, update, and transmission of patient data
  • Wellbeing and lifestyle support
  • Systems to support individuals with auditory, cognitive, or vision impairments
  • Systems to support caregivers


  • Abstracts of Full and Short Papers due on: January 11th, 2016
  • Full and Short Papers due on: January 17th, 2016
  • Author Notification: February 29th, 2016
  • Camera ready papers due: March 11, 2016


Pervasive Health 2016 will accept submissions in the following categories:

  • Full papers (up to 8 pages including references)
  • Short Papers (up to 4 pages including references)
  • Posters (up to 4 pages including references)
  • Demos (2 pages)
  • Workshop proposals (2 pages)
  • Doctoral Colloquium (4 pages)

Full papers should describe novel and mature work, and are limited to 8 pages including references. Short papers should describe more focused and succinct, but mature work. Pervasive Health will not accept papers that are currently under review, published or accepted in another venue. All submissions must be anonymised. No identifying information on Authors or their affiliation should appear on the paper (except for neutral references to their own work).

Papers should be submitted through EasyChair system

Please check the submission page for all submission details and templates:


Each paper will be blind, peer-reviewed by members of the Pervasive Health 2016 program committee with additional expert reviewers drawn from relevant research domains. Submissions will be evaluated based on their originality, significance of the contribution to the field, technical correctness and presentation. The paper should make explicit how the work offers unique and substantial contribution beyond what has already been published or submitted. Authors will be invited to submit their camera-ready papers in ACM format, to be published in ACM Digital Library. Proceedings are also submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: DBLP, Google Scholar, Thomson Scientific ISI Proceedings, EI Elsevier Engineering Index, CrossRef, Scopus, as well as ICST’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL). In the previous years, the acceptance rate of the Pervasive Health Conference was around 30%.

For any further information please contact the PervasiveHealth 2016 committee:


Conference Chairs
Jesus Favela, CICESE, Mexico
Nadir Weibel, University of California, San Diego, USA

TPC Chairs
Jesse Hoey, University of Waterloo, Canada
Aleksandar Matic, Telefonica I+D, Spain
Geraldine Fitzpatrick, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Steering Committee
Imrich Chlamtac, Create-Net, Italy
Oscar Mayora, Create-Net, Italy
Upkar Varshney, Georgia State University, USA
Venet Osmani, Create-Net, Italy

Workshop Co-Chairs
Christopher Nugent, University of Ulster, UK
Felipe Orihuela-Espina, INAOE, Mexico

Posters and Demos Chairs
Mads Frost, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Jina Huh, University of California, San Diego, USA

Student Competition Chairs
Bert Arnrich, Boğaziçi University Istanbul, Turkey
Luis Castro, ITSON, Mexico

Publication Chairs
Özlem Durmaz İncel, Galatasaray University, Turkey
Layla Michan, CICESE, Mexico

Doctoral Colloquium Chairs
Katie Siek, Indiana University, USA
Monica Tentori, CICESE, Mexico

Local Chairs
Marcela Rodriguez, UABC, Mexico
Luis Castro, ITSON, USA
Raymundo Cornejo, Northwestern University, USA

Publicity Chairs
Salys Sultan, University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago
Oresti Banos, Kyung Hee University, South Korea

Web Chair
Netzahualcoyotl Hernandez, CICESE, Mexico

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