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ICTH 2014 : The 4th International Conference on Current and Future Trends of Information and Communication Technologies in Healthcare


When Sep 22, 2014 - Sep 25, 2014
Where Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Submission Deadline Apr 30, 2014
Notification Due Jun 24, 2014
Final Version Due Jul 17, 2014

Call For Papers

The 4th International Conference on Current and Future Trends of Information and Communication Technologies in Healthcare

September 22-25, 2014
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Important Dates

- Workshop Proposals: February 24, 2014
- Paper Submission Due: April 30, 2014
- Acceptance Notification: June 24, 2014
- Final Manuscript Due: July 17, 2014

The 4th International Conference on Current and Future Trends of Information and Communication Technologies in Healthcare (ICTH) is a premier venue for bringing together multi-disciplinary researchers, professionals and practitioners from academia and healthcare who are engaged in different facets of ICT and healthcare. The conference encourages innovative research contributions providing the recent significant developments and promising future trends of ICT based applications, systems, tools, environments and infrastructures in the fields of health/medical care, and related domains, such as public health and pharmaceuticals.

ICTH-2014 will be held in conjunction with the 5th International Conference on Emerging Ubiquitous Systems and Pervasive Networks (EUSPN:

Accepted papers will be published by Elsevier Science in the open-access Procedia Computer Science series (on-line). Procedia Computer Sciences is hosted on and on the Elsevier content platform ScienceDirect (, and will be freely available worldwide. All papers in Procedia will also be indexed by Thomson Reuters' Conference Proceeding Citation Index The papers will contain linked references, XML versions and citable DOI numbers. All accepted papers will also be indexed in DBLP ( Selected papers will be invited for publication in a special issue of an international journal.

We invite submissions on either completed or ongoing work. Submitted papers must be no longer than 8 pages for full papers, 5 pages for short papers and 4 pages for work in progress, including all figures, tables and references. We encourage students to submit short papers or works in progress, and welcome proposals on workshops in areas of special interest to participants.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Ambient Assisted Living for Elderly Care
Ambient Intelligence and Intelligent Service Systems
Analysis and Evaluation of Healthcare Systems
Clinical Data and Knowledge Management
Cloud Computing for Healthcare
Collaboration Technologies for Healthcare
Context-aware Applications for Patient Monitoring and Care
Data Mining Techniques and Data Warehouses in Healthcare
Data Visualization
Decision Support Systems in Healthcare
Drug Information Systems
Design and Development Methodologies for Healthcare Systems
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technologies in Healthcare
Digital Hospitals
E-health & m-health
Electronic Health Records (EHR) & Personal Health Records (PHR)
Evidence Based Medicine (EBM)
Health grids
Health Portals
Information and Knowledge Processing in Healthcare Environments
Middleware Support for Smart Homes and Intelligent Applications
Privacy, Confidentiality and Security Issues in Healthcare Systems
Related Real World Experiments and Case Studies in Healthcare
RFID Solutions for Healthcare
Smart Homes and Home Care Intelligent Environments
Telemedicine and Health Telematics
Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing in Healthcare
Usability & Socio-technical studies
User Interface Design for Healthcare Applications
Virtual and Augmented Reality in Healthcare
Virtual Environments for Healthcare



General Chair

Jane Liu, Institute of Information Science Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Program Chairs

Wendy MacCaull, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada
Ellen Jaatun, Institute of cancer research and molecular medicine, NTNU, and St Olavs Hospital, Norway

Advisory Committee

Sergio Camorlinga, Head eHealth Research, TRLabs, Canada
Kevin Daimi, University of Detroit Mercy, USA
Finn Kensing, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Francesco Pinciroli, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Abdul Roudsari, University of Victoria, Canada

Workshops Chair

Zahoor Khan, Dalhousie University, Canada

International Journal Chair
Ridha Khedri, McMaster University, Canada

Local Arrangements Chairs

Janet Light, University of New Brunswick, Canada
Haroon Malik, University of Waterloo, Canada
Shyamala C. Sivakumar, Saint Mary's University, Canada

Publicity Chairs

Tayseer Alkhdour, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia
Bin Guo, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
Adrian Rutle, Aalesund University College, Norway

Steering Committee Chair
Elhadi Shakshuki, Acadia University, Canada

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