Welcome to the 4th edition of the IEEE Workshop on ICT Solutions for eHealth

e-Health is one of the major research topics that have been attracting cross-disciplinary research groups. The deployment of new emerging ICT technologies for Health, especially based on Cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), and Computational Intelligence, is attracting the interest of many researchers.

ICTS4eHealth 2019 is the 4th edition of the International IEEE Workshop dedicated to ICT solutions for e-Health, especially based on Cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), and Computational Intelligence.

The workshop will bring together researchers from academia, industry, government, and medical centers in order to present the state of the art in the emerging area of the use of cloud systems in connected health infrastructure and applications, and the use of IoT and Computational Intelligence techniques in the area of eHealth.



Steering Committee


Antonio Celesti, University of Messina, Italy
Massimo Villari, University of Messina, Italy
IRCCS Centro Neurolesi "Bonino Pulejo" of Messina, Italy


Ivanoe De Falco, ICAR - CNR, Italy
Giovanna Sannino, ICAR - CNR, Italy

e-Health is one of the major research topics that have been attracting cross-disciplinary research groups. The deployment of new emerging ICT technologies for Health, especially based on Cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), and Computational Intelligence, is attracting the interest of many researchers.

The use of Cloud computing, IoT technologies, and methods typical of Soft Computing and Computational Intelligence have been very prominent recently and can be of great help in finding good solutions to many practical healthcare applications.

For instance, health monitoring, health data storage, health data collection, mobile health, pervasive health, healthcare monitoring, telemedicine, context-aware computing, ubiquitous computing, processing health data in the cloud, securing health data in the cloud and Assistive Technology (AT) are areas of interest that are being addressed using cloud computing and IoT techniques. On the other hand, several challenging issues have raised due to the adoption of such emerging technologies. These include the quality of health data, the ability to retrieve information and use it in health context, as for example in tasks related to machine learning, knowledge discovery, decision support, regression, forecasting, optimization, feature selection, and additionally privacy and security issues of health data while being processed in the cloud, availability of health data, models of context and tele-monitoring of contextual applications.

ICTS4eHealth 2019 is the 4th edition of the International IEEE Workshop dedicated to ICT solutions for e-Health, especially based on Cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), and Computational Intelligence.

The workshop will bring together researchers from academia, industry, government, and medical centers in order to present the state of the art in the emerging area of the use of cloud systems in connected health infrastructure and applications, and the use of IoT and Computational Intelligence technique in the area of eHealth.



Technical Program Co-Chairs

Antoine Bagula

University of the Western Cape
Republic of South Africa

Pedro Brandão

University of Porto
Portugal

Antonio Celesti

University of Messina
Italy



Victor Hugo C. de Albuquerque

University of Fortaleza

Brazil

Ivanoe De Falco

Institute of High Performance Computing and Networking ICAR - CNR
Italy

Giovanna Sannino

Institute of High Performance Computing and Networking ICAR - CNR
Italy

Publicity Chair

Antonino Galletta

University of Messina
Italy

Honorary Chairs

Giuseppe De Pietro


Executive Director
Institute of High Performance Computing and Networking
ICAR - CNR
Italy

Massimo Villari


Professor
University of Messina
Italy

Topics



  • Cloud computing applications for eHealth
  • Internet of Things (IoT) applications for eHealth
  • Assistive Technology (AT)
  • Networking and Monitoring in Bio-systems
  • Management and Organization of BME Environments
  • Bioinformatics and Computational Biology and Medicine
  • Monitoring of Vital Functions with Sensor and ICT Systems
  • Biosensors and Sensor Networks
  • Advanced Bio-signal Processing
  • Distributed BME Applications
  • Telehealth, Telecare, Telemonitoring, Telediagnostics
  • e-Healthcare, m-Healthcare, x-Health
  • Assisted Living
  • Smartphones in BME Applications
  • Social Networking, Computing and Education for Health
  • Computer Aided Diagnostics
  • Improved Therapeutic and Rehabilitation Methods
  • Intelligent Bio-signal Interpretation
  • Data and Visual Mining for Diagnostics
  • Advanced Medical Visualization Techniques
  • Personalized Medical Devices and Approaches
  • Modelling and Computer Simulations in BME
  • Human Responses in Extreme Environments
  • Other Emerging Topics in BME
  • e-Accessibility, web accessibility
  • Hardware & Software personalized assistive technologies
  • Assistive systems for users who are blind or visually impaired
  • Integration between home-based assistive technologies and patient health data
  • User-centered design of electronic assistive technologies
  • Usability of assistive technologies
  • Computer vision in AT
  • User interfaces for home-based assistive technologies
  • Use of prescription systems and assistive technologies
  • Experience from real world assistive environment deployment
  • Assistive Technologies for Urban Environments
  • Healthcare modeling and simulation
  • Knowledge discovery and decision support
  • Biomedical data processing
  • Wearable devices
  • Sensor-based mHealth applications


The use of Soft Computing/Computational Intelligence methods in facing problems in the above topics is highly welcome, although by no way compulsory.

Program Committee

  • Qammer H Abbasi, University of Glasgow - United Kindow
  • Olasupo Ajayi, University of the Western Cape - South Africa
  • Alberto Alberto, Med Oporto - Portugal
  • Alkinoos Athanasiou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki - Greece
  • Marco Avvenuti, University of Pisa - Italy
  • Grigorios Beligiannis, University of Patras - Greece
  • Nadia Brancati, Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking, ICAR-CNR - Italy
  • Susana Brás, Universidade de Aveiro - Portugal
  • Giuseppe Caggianese, Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking, ICAR-CNR - Italy
  • Stefano Cagnoni, University of Parma - Italy
  • Lorenzo Carnevale, IRCCS Centro Neurolesi "Bonino Pulejo" - Italy
  • Fabrizio Celesti, University of Messina - Italy
  • Christos Chrysoulas, London South Bank University - United Kindom
  • Arianna Dagliati, University of Manchester - United Kindom
  • Isabel De La Torre, University of Valladolid - Spain
  • Antonio Della Cioppa, University of Salerno - Italy
  • Sebastian Fudickar, University of Oldenburg - German
  • Nuno Garcia, Universidade da Beira Interior - Portugal
  • Francesco Gargiulo, Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking, ICAR-CNR - Italy
  • Omowunmi Isafiade, University of the Western Cape - South Africa
  • Tomas Koutny, University of West Bohemia - Czech Republic
  • Xing Liu, Kwantlen Polytechnic University - Canada
  • João Alexandre Lobo Marques, University of Saint Joseph - USA
  • Pascal Lorenz, University of Haute Alsace - France
  • Simone Marini, University of Michigan - USA
  • Alina Miron, Brunel University - United Kindom
  • Ilídio Oliveira, University of Aveiro - Portugal
  • Dipti Patil, Pune University - India
  • Sandeep Pirbhulal, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology Chinese Academy of Sciences - China
  • Seyed Amin Pouriyeh, University of Georgia - USA
  • Rui Prior, University of Porto - Portugal
  • Joel Rodriguez, University of Beira Interior - Portugal
  • Marco Scutari, IDSIA - Italy
  • Stefano Silvestri, Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking, ICAR-CNR - Italy
  • Ali Sodhro, IDA-Computer and Information Science, Linkoping - Sweden
  • Stephen Swift, Brunel University - United Kindom
  • Allan Tucker, Brunel University - United Kindom
  • Lucia Vaira, University of Salento - Italy
  • Laura Verde, Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking, ICAR-CNR - Italy
  • Matthew Williams, Imperial College London - United Kindom
  • Chika Yinka-Banjo, University of Lagos Nigeria / MIT, Cambridge Boston - USA
  • Marco Zappatore, University of Salento - Italy


TCP to be expanded. Should you wish to join it, please contact us

Submission Instructions

Manuscripts should describe original work and should be no more than 6 pages for full papers and 4 pages for short papers in the IEEE double column proceedings format including tables, figures and references. No more than the 20% of short papers will be allowed. Papers exceeding 6 pages will not be accepted by EDAS.

At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register for the conference and present the paper. Only registered and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

All papers should be submitted via EDAS using https://www.edas.info/newPaper.php?c=26047

Please, contact us for any questions regarding the submission of manuscripts.

Accepted papers will be included in the ISCC 2019 Proceedings and will be submitted for inclusion to IEEE Xplore. The IEEE ISCC Proceedings have been indexed in the past by ISI, dblp and Scopus. This makes the IEEE ISCC conference one of the publication venues with very high visibility and impact in both Computer and Communications areas..

Authors must use the IEEE conference proceedings format obtainable at: https://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html


Best Paper Award

A "Best Paper Award" Certificate will be conferred on the author(s) of a paper presented at the workshop, selected by the Chairs based on scientific significance, originality and outstanding technical quality of the paper, as assessed also by the evaluations of the members of the Program Committee.

Important Dates



  Submission deadline: April 12, 2019 April 22, 2019

  Notification of paper acceptance: April 28, 2019 May 08, 2019

  Submission of camera-ready papers: May 10, 2019 May 20, 2019

  Workshop early registration: May 20, 2019

The conference will be held at the Hotel Catalonia Barcelona Plaza, Barcelona, Spain.

Please refer to the Conference Venue and Travel Info on the IEEE ISCC 2019 website for any participating information including Workshop venue and travel.