InnovTech4Health: Innovative Technologies for the Healthcare Empowerment


The use of mobile devices is growing in the different daily activities, and its use started in young people, but elderly people is now using this type of devices. Technological equipment are widely improving and they include different sensors, which can acquire different physical and physiological data. The development of these systems is included in the development of information and communication technologies (ICT) technologies for wellbeing. The e-Health and m-Health solutions may not act only in the treatment and monitoring stages of different diseases, but it can act as preventive, promoting healthy lifestyles with the equipment that causes bad habits. These solutions can cooperate between them, health the people to live better, but the most important subject is the healthcare that will not start only at the hospital, but it starts in the home.

Telehealth and telemedicine refer to the use of telecommunications and virtual technology to deliver health care. In the present, technological development transformed healthcare. Systems evolution including data analytics, artificial intelligence, the Internet of things, increased connecting and use of health-related mobile allowed this transformation. Recently, telemedicine developed due to the increasing availability of systems and access but also growing demand of solutions during COVID-19 pandemic. Recent trends change health care monitoring and recovery from the healthcare institutions to a patient-centered care delivered at home. Additionally, patient empowerment is a focal point in healthcare evolution, to allow patients to manage their health and adapt to chronic diseases. Technological advancements play a central role in the promotion of patient empowerment by providing access and remote support that might contribute to overcome challenges of geographic location and promote equal access to healthcare.

Databases, networking, graphical interfaces, data mining, machine learning, intelligent decision support systems and specialized programming languages are just a few of the technologies and research areas currently contributing to medical informatics. The motivation of this special session is to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in the application of ICT to healthcare and medicine in general and to the support of persons with special needs. The development of this solutions for medical purposes should be validated according to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the privacy of the data is important. Another accepted research studies may be related to the security and privacy of the information for its acceptance.

In the case of medical rehabilitation and assistive technology, research in applications of ICT have contributed greatly to the enhancement of quality of life and full integration of all citizens into society. The use of Cloud computing and network connections, exploits the exchange of the information and improvement of this systems in the different fields, including the healthcare and traffic management. These developments should be closely performed with the participation of healthcare professionals. There are different solutions currently under development related to this field and, as it contributes to improve the quality of life, it can interact in the development of technologies for social help. It is a multidisciplinary and wide subject for the wellbeing. The authors from all fields working these subjects are encouraged to submit a paper presenting their recent work, or a scientific discussion on the topic.


Authors are solicited to submit original, previously unpublished papers in the following, but not limited to, topic areas:

  • Health care information systems interoperability, security and efficiency;

  • Ambient intelligence for wellbeing and e-health applications, supported by RFID technology and Wireless Sensor Networks;

  • Mobile applications and ubiquitous devices in Healthcare and lifestyle training;

  • Robotic systems and devices for health care and medicine;

  • Technologies to promote a healthy and secure society;

  • Big Data Analytics for e-health;

  • Assessment of Acceptance/Adoption models Cultural Evaluation of e-health;

  • Acceptance e-health and economic growth Factors affecting e-health adoption;

  • Machine learning for healthcare;

  • Intelligent systems for young and elderly people using mobile devices;

  • Activities of Daily Living;

  • Human factors, efficient cost control and management in society;

  • Intelligent decision support and data systems in health care, medicine and society;

  • Innovation in people supporting activities (e.g. health care, schooling and services);

  • Embedded systems for healthcare;

  • IT Acceptance Models Acceptance of e-health services;

  • Major barriers and facilitators for e-health;

  • Biosignal Acquisition, Analysis and Processing;

  • Semantic Technologies and Cognition;

  • Neural Networks;

  • Physiological Computing in Mobile Devices;

  • Telemedicine;

  • Physiological Computing in Mobile Devices;

  • Augmented Reality in Healthcare using Wearable devices;

  • Sensors and Actuators;

  • ICT for development;

  • Cloud computing for healthcare;

  • Mobile application concepts and technologies for different mobile platforms.


All registered papers will be submitted for publishing by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library.

MobiQuitous proceedings are indexed in leading indexing services, including Ei Compendex, ISI Web of Science, Scopus, CrossRef, Google Scholar, DBLP, as well as EAI’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

Paper Submission

  • Workshop papers should be prepared in Springer regular paper format (12-15+ pages).

  • Please submit Full papers to “InnovTech4Health” in Confy+

Papers should be submitted through EAI ‘Confy+‘ system

Paper templates have to comply with the Springer format provided in the following link.

All conference papers undergo a thorough peer review process prior to the final decision and publication. This process is facilitated by experts in the Technical Program Committee during a dedicated conference period. Standard peer review is enhanced by EAI Community Review which allows EAI members to bid to review specific papers. All review assignments are ultimately decided by the responsible Technical Program Committee Members while the Technical Program Committee Chair is responsible for the final acceptance selection. You can learn more about Community Review here.

Important Dates

  • Paper submission open: June 17th, 2021

  • Paper submission deadline: September 1st, 2021

  • Author Notification Deadline: September 20th, 2021 (Firm)

  • Camera-ready Deadline: September 30th, 2021 (Firm)

  • Workshop Day: November 8th, 2021.

Workshop Chairs

Ivan Miguel Pires

Instituto de Telecomunicações, Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal, and Polytechnic Institute of Viseu, Viseu, Portugal


Nuno M. Garcia

Instituto de Telecomunicações, Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal