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EHST 2013 : Seventh International Symposium on e-Health Services and Technologies


When Jul 8, 2013 - Jul 9, 2013
Where Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands
Submission Deadline Mar 31, 2013
Notification Due Apr 15, 2013
Final Version Due May 4, 2015
Categories    ehealth   healthcare   information systems   modeling

Call For Papers

EHST 2013: Extended submission deadline to 31 March 2013 (hard deadline)

General Information

EHST focuses on e-Health services and their related technologies, with a particular stress on the modeling of complex e-Health technology-driven service-provisioning systems. Some fundamental modeling challenges related to e-Health services are to be addressed. In approaching such services though, we are mainly concerned with Tele-Monitoring and Tele-Treatment, as two essential directions of supporting healthcare through advanced technology. By Tele-Monitoring we mean the monitoring of the patient’s condition (including the monitoring of vital signs, such as blood pressure and blood sugar), supported by technology systems. By Tele-Treatment we mean performing some forms of treatment from distance, for example through actuators.

These research directions essentially concern the Mobility aspect since both Tele-Monitoring and Tele-Treatment are realized from distance, through advanced mobile devices. There are open questions however, concerning the reliability of mobile technology ‘any time any place’, the operation of devices and batteries in ‘real’ conditions, and so on. The mentioned Mobility aspect points as well to the desired capability of (e-Health) systems to adequately react on changes in their environment, referred to as context awareness. We therefore acknowledge that technology-driven healthcare systems could only be really useful if they are context-aware. Finally, even though current technology helps in offering powerful support, providing the patient with complex and constant healthcare services (while keeping him/her in his/her own environment), there are important related concern, such as security and privacy, which need to be addressed also, since providing powerful (remote) support to patients would only make adequate value if patients’ data is treated in a secure and privacy-sensitive way. Last but not least, in order for e-Health services to be succesfully deployed in routine care, the services need to fit the needs of the users and clinical effectiveness should be proven. Reserach dedicated toward user-driven design approaches and validation trials are very welcome to the EHST 2013.

The goal of EHST is therefore to address the fundamental modeling challenges related to e-Health services and technologies. We believe that this event will contribute to the dissemination of relevant research results, supporting in this way the wider applicability of advanced technology in healthcare.


Topics of interest for the symposium include, but are not limited to:

› Disappearing Vital Signal Capturing Sensors
› Sensor Embedded and Integrated Data Analysis
› Sensor-'Cloud' Interaction and Collaboration
››› Complementary Processing
››› Monitoring Instructions (from the Cloud)
››› Service Discovery by the Sensors
› Data Imperfection
› Privacy-sensitive Monitoring Protocols and ID Management
› Remote and Local Vital Signal Management

› Limits of Remote Treatment and Diagnosis
› Decision for Intervention
››› Adequacy of Monitoring Data
››› Responsibility
››› Risk Estimation
› Remote Control
››› from the 'Cloud'
››› from a Human
› Tele-centers as Facilities Facilitating Complex Interventions

› Software Components and Software Services
› ICT Applications
› Computing Platforms
› Interoperability and Scalability of Systems and Platforms

› User-centered Design and User Needs Assessment
› Patient-Centered e-Health and Experience Studies
› Patient Attitudes and Acceptance
› Evaluation Studies

Paper Submission

EHST 2013 invites papers describing original contributions related to the topics listed above. Submitted papers should be in English. The papers should be prepared and submitted according to the instructions.


The EHST'13 proceedings will be published by SciTePress and included in the SciTePress Digital Library.

Symposium Format

The Symposium will be a two-day event with oral presentations and two types of papers are considered, namely Invited Papers and Regular Papers.


Address: IICREST c/o B. Shishkov (EHST 2013 Event);

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