[Comp-neuro] Invitation: IEEE HealthCom 2015

Jun Suzuki jxs at cs.umb.edu
Sat Apr 18 15:01:06 CEST 2015

17th IEEE International Conference on e-Health Networking, Application & 
Services (HealthCom 2015)

October 14 - 17, 2015

Boston, MA, USA



IEEE HealthCom 2015 is fully sponsored by the IEEE Communications 
Society. It aims at bringing together interested parties from around the 
world working in the healthcare field to exchange ideas, discuss 
innovative and emerging solutions, and develop collaborations. eHealth 
is defined as the cost-effective and secure use of information and 
communications technologies in support of health and the related fields, 
including health-care related services, surveillance, literature, 
education, knowledge and research, both at the local site and at a 
distance. It will make personalized medicine possible and affordable in 
the near future. The adoption of e-Health technologies in medical fields 
creates huge opportunities; however, a number of challenges still need 
to be addressed to build reliable, secure, and efficient networks or 
platforms with great flexibility.

Prospective authors are cordially invited to submit their original 
contributions covering completed or ongoing work related to the e-Health 
area. The topics include but are not limited to:

Medical, Biomedical and Health Informatics
* Electronic medical records and electronic prescription
* Data preprocessing, cleansing, management and mining
* Data quality assessment and improvement
* Medical imaging
* Computer-aided detection, hypothesis generation and diagnosis
* Evidence-based medicine
* Evolutionary and longitudinal patient and disease models
* Clinical workflow
* Medication adherence and health monitoring
* Smart health and big data

* High-confidence medical devices
* Integration of medical devices with e-Health
* Medical devices interoperability
* Wearable devices
* In/on/around-body sensors and actuators
* Biosensors at the micro/nano-scale
* Smart garments/textiles
* Wireless energy transfer
* Energy harvesting

Communications and Networking
* Communication/network infrastructures, architectures and protocols for 
* Antennas and propagation
* Proximity-based communication, group communication and social networks
* Power-efficient communication
* Ultra wideband communication
* Delay-tolerant, fault-tolerant and reliable communication
* Cognitive communication for medical bands
* In-hospital networking, body area networking and cloud-integrated 
* Software-defined networks and network management
* Nanoscale/molecular communications
* Network coding and error detection/correction
* Middleware for e-Health

Signal/Data Processing and Systems
* Context awareness and situation awareness
* Image/video processing and computer/robot vision
* Internet of things, ambient intelligence and pervasive computing
* Motion detection and activity recognition
* Augmented reality and human-computer interaction
* User modeling and personalization
* Robotics for e-Health
* Computing/storage infrastructures for e-Health such as clouds and 
* Software, systems and performance engineering for e-Health

Services and Applications
* e-Health services/applications for physical and mental health; for 
example, in acute care, chronic care, mental health care, biomedical 
engineering, rehabilitation, prosthetics, elderly/nursing care, smart 
homes and hospitals, and rural/wilderness practice.
* e-Health services/applications for sports and exercise; for example, 
in training prescription and feedback, concussion detection/monitoring, 
life-logging and fitness monitoring.
* e-Health services/applications for public health; for example, disease 
prevention, pandemic preparedness, epidemiological interventions and 
smart cities.
* e-Health services/applications for extreme environments; for example, 
in fire fighting, disaster response, evacuation assistance, medical 
triage, space travel/exploration, deep diving and deep sea exploration.
* Quality of experience (QoE) with e-Health services/applications.
* Security, privacy and trust for e-Health services/applications
* Emerging cloud-based services/applications including health clouds/grids


Perspective authors are invited to submit their papers, up to 6 pages 
each, in the IEEE paper template. Please visit 
http://www.ieee-healthcom.org/ for detailed submission instructions. 
Papers will be reviewed with the standard reviewing procedure (with at 
least 3 independent anonymous reviews).


Paper Submission Due: May 15, 2015
Notification of Acceptance: July 5, 2015
Camera ready Papers: August 30, 2015


All accepted papers will be published by IEEE and and indexed by 
IEEExplore (http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/). Selected papers will be 
considered for publication in leading journals such as:

* International Journal on E-Health and Medical Communications
* IEEE Transactions on NanoBioScience
* EAI Transactions on Body Area Networks
* Wiley Security and Communication Networks Journal


General Chairs:
   Junichi Suzuki, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA
   Joel Rodrigues, Institute for Telecommunications/University of Beira 
Interior, Portugal

TPC Chairs:
   Honggang Wang, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, USA
   Min Chen, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
   Nazim Agoulmine, University of Evry Val d'Essonne, France

IEEE Healthcom Steering Committee
   Joel Rodrigues (Chair), IT/Univ. of Beira Interior, Portugal
   Pradeep Ray, Univ. of New South Wales, Australia
   Norbert Noury, University of Lyon, France
   Augusto Venâncio Neto, Federal Univ. of Rio Grande do Norte, 
Brazil/Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal
   Nazim Agoulmine, Université Evry Val Essonne, France

Operations Chairs
   Douglas Dow, Wentworth Institute of Technology, USA
   Jones Yu, Wentworth Institute of Technology, USA

Publication Chair
   Norbert Noury, Universite de Lyon, France

Tutorial Chair
   Stefan Covaci, Technical University of Berlin, Germany

Special Tracks Chair
   Sana Ullah, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal

Workshops Chair
   Christopher Thuemmler, Edinburgh Napier University

Registration Chair
   Xinming Huang, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA

Publicity chairs
   Jiaqi Gong, University of Virginia, USA
   Pawel Swiatek, Wroclaw University of Technology
   Jianli Pan, University of Missouri, St. Louis, USA

Web Chair
   Yutaka Okaie, Osaka University
   Zhaoyang Zhang, UMass Dartmouth

   Bruce Worthman, IEEE Communications Society, USA

Conference Manager
   Bridget Erlikh, IEEE Communications Society, USA​

Branding and Graphic Design
   Max Loskutnikov, IEEE Communications Society, USA

Jun Suzuki
        Associate Professor of Computer Science
        University of Massachusetts, Boston
        jxs at cs.umb.edu

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