IEEE International Conference on E-health Networking, Application & Services
13-15 October 2019 // Bogotá, Colombia

Call for Papers

IEEE HealthCom 2019 is fully sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society. It aims at bringing together interested parties from around the world working in the health care field to exchange ideas, to discuss innovative and emerging solutions, and to 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 eHealth technologies in medical fields creates huge opportunities yet lots of challenges still need to be resolved to build reliable, secure, and efficient networks or platforms with great flexibility.

Accepted and presented technical papers will be published in the IEEE HEALTHCOM 2019 Conference Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore®. Conference proceedings is indexed by Scopus and Web of Science. See the submission instructions section of the website for author requirements of accepted authors.

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

Medical, Biomedical, and Health Informatics:

  • Electronic medical records (EMR) and electronic prescription
  • HL-7
  • Interoperability for personal Health systems
  • 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
  • Deep IoT analysis
  • M2M
  • Methods for inputting, transmitting and processing data for e-health
  • Multimedia e-health data exchange services

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 firefighting, disaster response, evacuation assistance, medical triage, space travel/exploration, deep diving and deep sea exploration
  • m-Health applications and software
  • 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
  • Usability of e-Health systems and devices

E-Health Solutions to Challenging Problems:

  • Vector Borne Diseases (Dengue, Malaria, Leaishmaniasis)
  • Neglected Diseases
  • Telemedicine for rural area
  • Aging problems and intelligent care
  • Bioinformatics and precision medicine
  • Smart agriculture for human health

Communications and Networking:

  • Converged networks and applications
  • Network and services virtualization
  • Quality of Service (QoS) and Quality of Experience (QoE)
  • Software Defined Networking (SDN) and network management
  • Delay-tolerant, fault-tolerant and reliable communication
  • Cognitive communication for medical bands
  • In-hospital networking, body area networking and cloud-integrated networking
  • Network Function Virtualization
  • Nanoscale/molecular communications
  • Network coding and error detection/correction
  • Resilience and robustness
  • Security

System Research:

  • Standardization
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Social technological alignment
  • E-Health and m-health governance
  • Quality of care
  • Business modeling
  • Supply chain management
  • Anti-counterfeiting
  • Smart Pharmaceuticals
  • Global e-health strategies
  • Tagging and tracking
  • Work flow
  • Patient flow

Big Data For Health Systems:

  • Big data models, theories, algorithms, approaches, solutions
  • Machine learning, data mining, web mining, and graph mining
  • Deep Learning for Health

High Performance Computing:

  • Wearable sensors for patients monitoring
  • Virtual rehabilitation (stroke, Parkinson disease, Alzheimer disease, multiple sclerosis)
  • Telemedicine for aging
  • Gait analysis (arm swing, balance, posture control)
  • Eye-tracking
  • Falls (detection, tracking)
  • m-Health
  • Neuromodulation

Imortant Dates

Main Track:
Paper Submission: 3 May 2019
Acceptance Notification: 7 July 2019
Camera-ready and author registration: 9 August 2019

Workshop:
Proposal Submission Deadline: 15 February 2019
Notification of Selection: 15 March 2019
Website for each workshop on: 15 April 2019
Deadline for workshop paper submission: 15 July 2019
Acceptance/rejection announcement: 16 August 2019
Final workshop papers due: 9 September 2019