The 2nd International Workshop on Pervasive and Ambient Applications, Systems and Technologies for Healthcare
(PASTH 2012)
 in conjunction with 

The 3rd International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT 2012) 

August 27-29, 2012

Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada


It is our great pleasure to announce the 2nd International Workshop on Pervasive and Ambient Applications, Systems and Technologies for Healthcare (PASTH 2012) in conjunction with the 3rd International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT 2012), to be held on 27-29 August 2012 at Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. 

Pervasive / Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence are evolving and playing a vital role in the advancement of the modern Computing and Information Technology research. They encompass a broad range of aspects, such as mobile and wireless computing, wearable computing, sensor based systems, context aware computing, RFIDs, distributed computing, artificial intelligence, virtual reality and human computer interaction. These technological aspects have a significant impact on various industries in our society, and healthcare is one of them. With the social, economical and technical needs and challenges, the healthcare and medical industry is continuously exploring and exploiting these emerging technologies, applications and paradigms for improved, reliable, efficient, cost-effective, collaborative and secure multi-purpose solutions. 
This workshop (PASTH 2012) aims to bring together the multi-disciplinary researchers, professionals and practitioners from both academia and industry, who are involved in the fields of computing / information technology and healthcare / medical care. It encourages innovative research contributions providing the recent and significant developments of mobile / pervasive / ambient applications, systems, technologies, environments and infrastructures in the fields of healthcare / medical care, and other similar domains, such as public health and pharmaceutical industry.
Topics of Interest

This workshop invites the researchers to submit their completed or ongoing work contributions for the following main topics of interests. The papers with topics from related / similar areas will also be considered.

  • Mobile devices and Electronic Health Records (EHR)
  • Pervasive health and mobile health applications
  • Information and knowledge processing in pervasive healthcare environments
  • Wireless technologies for smart home and hospitals
  • Wireless emergency response systems
  • Telemedicine applications and systems for healthcare delivery
  • Context aware applications for patient monitoring and care
  • User interface design for wireless healthcare applications
  • Collaboration technologies for healthcare
  • Emerging m-health applications
  • M-health applications in public health and pharmacy
  • Healthgrids
  • Cloud computing for healthcare
  • Virtual reality in healthcare
  • Virtual environments for healthcare
  • RFID solutions for healthcare
  • Design and development of ambient healthcare systems
  • Privacy and security in pervasive and ambient healthcare systems
  • Ambient assisted living for elderly care
  • Sensor based decision support systems
  • Embedded system architectures in healthcare
  • Activity recognition in smart healthcare environments
  • Wearable intelligence for healthcare
  • Intelligent medical devices, sensors and systems
  • Intelligent medical applications for mobile devices
  • Intelligent agent architectures for smart healthcare environments
  • Sensing and actuating systems for patient care
  • Related real world experimentations and case studies