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Apr 13, 2006

PervasiveHealth 2006

Call for Papers
PervasiveHealth Conference 2006
Inssbruck, Austria, November 29th - December 1st 2006.

Sponsored by:
-IEEE EMB Society,
-ACM Association for Computing Machinery
-CREATE-NET Center for REsearch And Telecommunication Experimentation for NETworked communities,
-ICST International Communication Sciences and Technology Association

Pervasive healthcare is emerging research dicipline, focusing on the development and application of pervasive and ubiquitous computing technology for healthcare purposes. Pervasive healthcare seeks to accommodate the growing need for healthcare arising from a number of factors, including the increase in life-style and chronic diseases, the increased complexity of large healthcare organizations, providing healtcare services in rural and underserved areas worldwide, and enabling patients and relatives engage more closely in self-care and treatment.

Pervasive healthcare may be defined from two perspectives. First, it is the development and application of pervasive computing (or ubiquitous computing, ambient intelligence) technologies for healthcare, health and wellness management. Second, it seeks to make healthcare available to anyone, anytime, and anywhere by removing locational, time and other restraints while increasing both the coverage and quality of healthcare.

Topics of Interest:
Technologies "situated on the patient"

- Design and use of bio-sensors
- Mobile devices for patient monitoring
- Wireless and wear-able devices for pervasive healthcare -Patient monitoring in diverse environments (indoor, outdoor, hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living) -Continuous vs event-driven monitoring of patients -Using mobile devices for healthcare information storage, update, and transmission -Sensing of vital signs and transmission -Home monitoring for cardiac arrhythmias -Preventative care: Technologies to improve overall health of people one wouldn't normally call "patients"

Technologies "situated in the environment"

- The use of "environmental" technologies such as cameras, interfaces, and sensor networks -Data fusion in pervasive healthcare environment -Managing knowledge in pervasive healthcare -Content-based encoding of medical information - Forming ad hoc wireless networks for enhanced monitoring of patients -Networking support for pervasive healthcare (location tracking, routing, scalable architectures, dependability, and quality of access) - Managing healthcare emergency vehicles and routing -Network support for mobile telemedicine -Ubiquitous health care and monitoring at home -Ubiquitous medical network and appliances in homes or hospitals -Ubiquitous computing support for medical works in hospitals

Medical aspects of pervasive healthcare

-Pervasive healthcare applications
-Specific requirements of vital signs in pervasive healthcare environment -Diversity of patients and their specific requirements -Representation of medical information in pervasive healthcare environment (multimedia, resolution, processing and storage requirements) -Role of medical protocols in pervasive healthcare -Improved delivery of healthcare services -The usability of wireless-based solutions in healthcare -Physiological models for interpreting medical sensor data -Decision support algorithms for sensor analysis

Management of pervasive healthcare

-Security and privacy in pervasive healthcare -Training of healthcare professional for pervasive healthcare -Managing the integration of wireless solutions in pervasive healthcare -Increasing coverage of healthcare services -Legal and regulatory issues in pervasive healthcare -Insurance payments and cost aspects -Role of HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) in pervasive healthcare

Paper Submissions:

PERVASIVEHEALTH accepts submissions that describe original, research work not submitted or published elsewhere.
Submissions must follow IEEE's conference style two-column format including figures and references. Conference papers will be published by IEEE and CD proceedings will be distributed during the conference days.
Papers submitted to PERVASIVEHEALTH will consist of 10 pages maximum.
For more details on submission type and format please refer to the conference web site.


-Paper Submission Deadline: June 15th, 2006
-Acceptance: September 1st, 2005
-Camera Ready: September 14th, 2006

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