Welcome to the IEEE Conference 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. Following five successful workshop editions, ICTS4eHealth 2021 is the International IEEE Conference dedicated to ICT solutions for e-Health, especially based on Cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), and Computational Intelligence. The conference 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

Ivanoe De Falco

ICAR - CNR
Italy


Massimo Villari

University of Messina
IRCCS Centro Neurolesi "Bonino Pulejo"
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.

Following five successul workshop editions, ICTS4eHealth 2021 is the International IEEE Conference dedicated to ICT solutions for e-Health, especially based on Cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), and Computational Intelligence.

The conference 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



  • Antonio Celesti, University of Messina - Italy
  • Ivanoe De Falco, ICAR--CNR - Italy
  • Giovanna Sannino, ICAR--CNR - Italy
  • Seyedamin Pouriyeh, Kennesaw State University- Georgia, USA

The complete list of TPC Chairs will be announced soon

Publicity Chair


Lorenzo Carnevale

University of Messina
Italy

Honorary Chair


Giuseppe De Pietro

ICAR - CNR
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.

Technical Program Committee

  • Giuseppe Aceto, University of Napoli Federico II - Italy
  • Mehdi Adda, Université du Québec à Rimouski - Canada
  • Marco Aiello, IRCCS SDN - Italy
  • Samson Akintoye, Manchester Metropolitan University - United Kingdom
  • Saad Aldoihi, ENSTA Paris, Institut Polytechnique de Paris - France
  • Ilaria Angela Amantea, University of Torino - Italy
  • Serena Ambrosini, Consoft Sistemi - Italy
  • Antoine Bigomokero Bagula, University of the Western Cape - South Africa
  • Itamir Barroca Filho, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte - Brazil
  • Grigorios Beligiannis, University of Patras - Greece
  • Cinzia Bernardeschi, University of Pisa - Italy
  • Karsten Berns, University of Kaiserslautern - Germany
  • Guido Boella, University of Torino - Italy
  • Nizar Bouguila, Concordia University - Canada
  • Regina Braga, Federal University of Juiz de Fora - Brazil
  • Nadia Brancati, Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking, ICAR-CNR - Italy
  • Pedro Brandão, University of Porto - Portugal
  • Susana Brás, Universidade de Aveiro - Portugal
  • Philipp Brauner, RWTH Aachen University - Germany
  • Giuseppe Caggianese, Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking, ICAR-CNR - Italy
  • Stefano Cagnoni, University of Parma - Italy
  • Gabriella Casalino, University of Bari - Italy
  • Giovanna Castellano, University of Bari - Italy
  • Sudarshan Chawathe, University of Maine - USA
  • Xiaochun Cheng, Middlesex University - United Kingdom
  • Christos Chrysoulas, Edinburgh Napier University - United Kingdom
  • Mario Ciampi, National Research Council of Italy - Italy
  • Gianluca Ciattaglia, Università Politecnica delle Marche - Italy
  • Carlos Costa, University of Aveiro - Portugal
  • Stefania Costantini, University of L'Aquila - Italy
  • Arianna Dagliati, University of Pavia - Italy
  • Edson Damasceno, Universidade Federal do Piauí - Brazil
  • José Maria David, Federal University of Juiz de Fora - Brazil
  • Antonio Della Cioppa, University of Salerno - Italy
  • Franca Delmastro, IIT-CNR - Italy
  • Flavio Di Martino, IIT-CNR - Italy
  • Giuseppe Di Modica, University of Bologna - Italy
  • Juan Antonio Domínguez Jiménez, Université du Quebec à Trois-Rivieres - Canada
  • Ali Ebrahimi, University of Southern Denmark - Denmark
  • Thibaud Ecarot, Université de Sherbrooke - Canada
  • Giusy Esposito, Bio Check Up Srl - Italy
  • Maria Fazio, University of Messina - Italy
  • Alessandro Floris, University of Cagliari - Italy
  • Stefano Forti, University of Pisa - Italy
  • Alberto Freitas, University of Porto - Portugal
  • Sebastian Fudickar, University of Oldenburg - Germany
  • Francesco Gargiulo, Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking, ICAR-CNR - Italy
  • Maged Helmy, University of Oslo - Norway
  • Faisal Hussain, Al-Khawarizmi Institute of Computer Science (KICS) - Pakistan
  • Martin Jacobsson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology - Sweden
  • Tomas Koutny, University of West Bohemia - Czech Republic
  • Mikel Larrea, Universidad del País Vasco - Spain
  • Rui Lebre, University of A Coruña - Spain
  • Yu-Chen Lin, National Cheng Kung University - Taiwan
  • Yu-Sheng Lin, Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology - Taiwan
  • Eirini Liotou, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens - Greece
  • Xing Liu, Kwantlen Polytechnic University - Canada
  • João Alexandre Lobo Marques, University of Saint Joseph - Macao
  • Pascal Lorenz, University of Haute Alsace - France
  • Ahmad Lotfi, Nottingham Trent University - United Kingdom
  • Ramon Malaquias, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte - Brazil
  • Hloniphani Maluleke, University of the Western Cape - South Africa
  • Pietro Manzoni, Universitat Politècnica de València - Spain
  • Angelo Marcelli, University of Salerno - Italy
  • Maurice Mars, University of KwaZulu-Natal - South Africa
  • Mano Mathew, EFREI Paris - France
  • Franziska Mathis-Ullrich, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology - Germany
  • Fabricio M Mendonça, Federal University of Juiz de Fora - Brazil
  • Lucia Migliorelli, Università Politecnica delle Marche - Italy
  • Alina Miron, Brunel University - United Kingdom
  • Pooya Moradian Zadeh, University of Windsor - Canada
  • Amin Naemi, University of Southern Denmark - Denmark
  • Bala Natarajan, Kansas State University - USA
  • Hiroyuki Nozaka, Hirosaki University - Japan
  • Chris Nugent, University of Ulster - United Kingdom
  • Clement Nyirenda, University of the Western Cape - South Africa
  • Helder Oliveira, University of Porto - Portugal
  • Ilídio Oliveira, University of Aveiro - Portugal
  • Antônio Oseas, Universidade Federal do Piauí - Brazil
  • Antonio Parziale, University of Salerno - Italy
  • Dipti Patil, Pune University - India
  • Eike Petersen, University of Luebeck - Germany
  • Zahra Pezeshki, Shahrood University of Technology - Iran
  • Marco Picone, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia - Italy
  • Ivan Miguel Pires, Instituto de Telecomunicações - Portugal
  • Niki Pissinou, Florida International University - USA
  • Nuno Pombo, University of Beira Interior - Portugal
  • Seyed Amin Pouriyeh, Kennesaw State University - USA
  • Armando Ruggeri, University of Messina - Italy
  • Saeed Samet, University of Windsor - Canada
  • Silvio Sampaio, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN) - Brazil
  • Maurizio Schmid, Roma Tre University - Italy
  • Rosa Senatore, University of Salerno - Italy
  • Linda Senigagliesi, Università Politecnica delle Marche - Italy
  • Stefano Silvestri, Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking, ICAR-CNR - Italy
  • Jan Sliwa, University of Applied Sciences Bern - Switzerland
  • Jacopo Soldani, University of Pisa - Italy
  • Ben Othman Soufiene, ISIMED - Tunisia
  • Angelo Steffenel, Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne - France
  • Victor Stroele, Federal University of Juiz de Fora - Brazil
  • Emilio Sulis, University of Turin - Italy
  • Stephen Swift, Brunel University - United Kingdom
  • Ernesto Tarantino, Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking, ICAR-CNR - Italy
  • Francesco Tusa, University College London - United Kingdom
  • Rodrigo Veras, Universidade Federal do Piauí - Brazil
  • Laura Verde, Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking, ICAR-CNR - Italy
  • Massimo Villari, University of Messina - Italy
  • Uffe Kock Wiil, University of Southern Denmark - Denmark
  • Matthew Williams, Imperial College London - United Kingdom
  • Marco Zappatore, University of Salento - Italy
  • Gianluca Zaza, University of Bari "Aldo Moro" - Italy
  • Eftim Zdravevski, University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius - Skopje - North Macedonia

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 7 pages for full papers and 4 pages for short papers in the IEEE double column proceedings format including tables, figures and references. Download manuscript templates for IEEE conference proceedings here.

Note that accepted papers up to 6 pages will be published with no additional charge. Exceeding pages will be charged an additional fee. Papers exceeding 7 pages will not be accepted.

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.

In IEEE ICTS4eHealth 2021, as well as in IEEE ISCC 2021, all submissions must be done through EDAS by using the link https://edas.info/N28521.

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

Accepted papers will be included in the ISCC 2021 Proceedings and will be submitted for inclusion to IEEE Xplore. The ISCC Proceedings have been indexed in the past by ISI, dblp and Scopus. This makes the ISCC conference one of the publication venues with very high visibility and impact in both Computer and Communications areas.


ICT4eHEALTH Author Registration Fees

(all prices are displayed in euro)

Category Early Registration (Physical) Early Registration (Virtual)
IEEE member registration 220 180
non IEEE member registration 270 220

For more details, please see the ISCC conference site at ISCC 2021 registration page


Best Paper Award

A "Best Paper Award" Certificate will be conferred on the author(s) of a paper presented at the conference, 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.

The Best Conference Paper Award is sponsored by MDPI Computers Journal. The authors of this paper will be entitled a prize money amounting to 300 CHF.
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Special Issues

Authors of papers presented at this conference may submit a technically extended version to:


More details will be available soon.
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Important Dates

  Submission deadline: June 15, 2021 - extended to July 1, 2021 (firm and final)

  Notification of paper acceptance: July 15, 2021 - extended to July 22, 2021

  Submission of camera-ready papers: July 25, 2021 - extended to August 5, 2021

  Registration: July 25, 2021 - extended to August 5, 2021

All papers should be submitted via EDAS using https://edas.info/N28521

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

Venue


The conference will be held in Athens, Greece