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PASTH 2012 : CFP: International Workshop on Pervasive and Ambient Applications, Systems and Technologies for Healthcare


When Aug 27, 2012 - Aug 29, 2012
Where Canada
Submission Deadline Mar 31, 2012
Notification Due Apr 10, 2012
Final Version Due May 10, 2012
Categories    pervasive computing   ambient intelligence   healthcare

Call For Papers

The 2nd International Workshop on
Pervasive and Ambient Applications, Systems and Technologies for Healthcare (PASTH 2012)

In conjunction with ANT 2012
27-29 August, 2012
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada


Paper Submission: Mar. 31, 2012(Extended)
Author Notification: April 10, 2012
Final Manuscript: May 10, 2012

Pervasive/Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence are evolving and playing a vital role in the advancement of the modern Computing and Information Technology research. They encompass a broad range of aspects, such as mobile and wireless computing, wearable computing, sensor based systems, context aware computing, RFIDs, distributed computing, artificial intelligence, virtual reality and human computer interaction. These technological aspects have a significant impact on various industries in our society, and healthcare is one of them. With the social, economical and technical needs and challenges, the healthcare and medical industry is continuously exploring and exploiting these emerging technologies, applications and paradigms for improved, reliable, efficient, cost-effective, collaborative and secure multi-purpose solutions.

This workshop (PASTH 2012) aims to bring together the multi-disciplinary researchers, professionals and practitioners from both academia and industry, who are involved in the fields of computing / information technology and healthcare / medical care. It encourages innovative research contributions providing the recent and significant developments of mobile / pervasive / ambient applications, systems, technologies, environments and infrastructures in the fields of healthcare / medical care, and other similar domains, such as public health and pharmaceutical industry.

Topics of Interest

This workshop invites the researchers to submit their completed or ongoing work contributions for the following main topics of interests. The papers with topics from related / similar areas will also be considered.

Mobile devices and Electronic Health Records (EHR)
Pervasive health and mobile health applications
Information and knowledge processing in pervasive healthcare environments
Wireless technologies for smart home and hospitals
Wireless emergency response systems
Telemedicine applications and systems for healthcare delivery
Context aware applications for patient monitoring and care
User interface design for wireless healthcare applications
Collaboration technologies for healthcare
Emerging m-health applications
M-health applications in public health and pharmacy
Cloud computing for healthcare
Virtual reality in healthcare
Virtual environments for healthcare
RFID solutions for healthcare
Design and development of ambient healthcare systems
Privacy and security in pervasive and ambient healthcare systems
Ambient assisted living for elderly care
Sensor based decision support systems
Embedded system architectures in healthcare
Activity recognition in smart healthcare environments
Wearable intelligence for healthcare
Intelligent medical devices, sensors and systems
Intelligent medical applications for mobile devices
Intelligent agent architectures for smart healthcare environments
Sensing and actuating systems for patient care
Related real world experimentations and case studies


All accepted papers will be published by Elsevier Science in the open-access Procedia Computer Science series (on-line and CD). The submitted paper must be formatted according to the guidelines of guidelines of Procedia Computer Science, MS Word Template, Latex, Elsevier. Authors should submit paper with no more than 6 pages length using the Easychair submission system,

The selective outstanding papers presented at the workshop, after further revision, will be considered for publication in journals special issues.

Organization Committees

Program Chairs
Dr. Mohyuddin, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC), Saudi Arabia
Dr. Senol Zafer Erdogan, Maltepe University, Turkey
Organization Committees

Steering Committee Chair
Prof. Elhadi Shakshuki, Acadia University, Canada

Publicity Chairs
Peizhao Hu, National ICT Australia, Australia
Bin Guo, Northwestern Polytechnical University, P.R.China

Technical Program Committee
Firdous Kausar, Imam University, Riyadh, KSA
Ali Beklen, IBM, Turkey
Abdallah MHAMED, Handicom Lab, Telecom& Management SudParis, France
Kevin Daimi, University of Detroit Mercy, USA
Esko Alasaarela, University of Oulu, Finland
Paul D. Yoo, Khalifa University of Science, Technology & Research (KUSTAR), UAE
Carolyn Mcgregor, University Of Ontario Institute Of Technology, Canada
Anastasia Kastania, Athens University Of Economics & Business, Greece
Gregor Stiglic, University Of Maribor, Slovenia
Carlos Fernandez Llatas, Universidad Politecnica De Valencia, Spain
Gayo Diallo, Universite Segalen Bordeaux, France
Andreas Schrader, University Of Lubeck, Germany
Foad Dabiri, University Of California Los Angeles, USA
Peizhao Hu, National ICT Australia, Australia
Peter Kokol, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Petra Knaup-gregori, University Of Heidelberg, Germany

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