The objective of this workshop is to offer an international platform for the presentation of research papers that would address the impact of Emerging Technologies on Healthcare applications and services. Recent advances in sensing, computing, communication and networking technologies have paved the way to dangle unprecedented pervasive healthcare applications and services. For example, body sensor networks (BSNs) employ numerous miniaturized, portable, and autonomous sensing devices in, on, or around the body for pervasive health monitoring such as predicting contingency abnormal condition and treatment of chronic diseases including diabetes and hypertension. Moreover, BSNs can help in determining context-aware psychological classification (e.g., personality type, mood, psychological condition) in real-time based on physiological parameters (e.g. body temperature, heart rate, blood pressure, perspiration, and brain impulses), which can revolutionize human-interactions. Other potential applications may include activity scheduling based on circadian rhythms, social network computing, interactive gaming, driver drowsiness detection, and entertainment. Nonetheless, enormous amount of critical data (Big Data) collected through various BSN nodes require fast, reliable, on-demand, scalable, secure, and powerful communication (e.g., 5G) and computing infrastructure (e.g., cloud computing). However, integration of these technologies introduces new social, legal, technical and security challenges. Emerging technologies have played a vital role to elevate the health services in rural and urban areas of entire world. New horizons are opened in Telemedicine, remote patient monitoring, remote ICU monitoring (e-ICU), wearable technology, patient data analytics and healthcare cyber-security. The aim of this workshop is to foster high quality original, unpublished research papers that articulate recent advancements on the domain.

Topics of interest

Topics of interest of this workshop include but are not limited to:

  • Emerging communication and networking technologies (e.g. 5G, BSN, RFID) for pervasive healthcare
  • Cloud-assisted BSNs
  • Architectures, protocols, algorithms, and standards for pervasive healthcare
  • Integration of communication and networking technologies for pervasive healthcare
  • Governance issues and solutions for e-health and m-health
  • Sensing, communication, networking and actuation technologies
  • E-health and m-health applications and services
  • Privacy, security, trust and survivability in pervasive healthcare
  • Healthcare services in smart environments including smart homes, medical centres and smart cities)
  • Quality of Service (QoS) for e-health applications and services

Important Dates

    Paper submission deadline: June 15, 2018
    Authors Notifications: July 10, 2018
    Camera Ready submission: August 01, 2018

Submission Guidelines

Papers have to follow IEEE format requirements and have to be written in English. Full details of submission procedure are available at:http://healthcom2018.ieee-healthcom.org/call-papers. Submission must be done via the following EDAS submission link for ETPHA 18: https://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=24338

Accepted and duly presented workshop papers will be published in the IEEE Healthcom Conference Proceedings and indexed in IEEE Xplore http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/, the IEEE digital repository.