MindCare 2015 : 5th International Symposium on Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health
Call For Papers
MindCare 2015 will continue the tradition of being a place where technological, psychiatric and psychological disciplines meet.
It hosts top researchers and practitioners focused on exploiting technological advancements to maintain and/or improve mental health.
Technology is allowing the acquisition of unprecedented information related to individuals’ mental wellbeing as well as the provision of novel methods of treatment. The MindCare Community leverages the opportunities offered by the technological advancements to provide an improved diagnosis, a better support to both healthy subjects and patients, but also to extend the theoretical knowledge.
In this regard, we are soliciting high-quality papers in the following topics (but not limited to):
Sensing and data processing
Big data for individual / public health
Combined sensing systems and infrastructures
Computer-enhanced self reporting
Machine learning and data mining methods
Virtual reality approaches
Mental wellbeing support
Stress / Emotional response analysis
Serious games for mental health
Monitoring activities relevant to mental health
Psychological treatments of mental disorders
Systems to support patients and / or caregivers
Using technology to improve the understanding of cognitive processes
Tools for Neuropsychological Assessment and Rehabilitation
Mental health promotion and disorders prevention
Accepted papers will be published in one of the Springer's series (TDB which specific) and will appear in the SpringerLink - one of the
largest digital online libraries which covers a myriad of scientific disciplines. In addition, the accepted papers will be available in
EU digital library (EUDL) and indexed in Scopus and EI as well as submitted for indexing in ISI Proceedings.
The confirmation on additional proceedings publisher is pending.
Selected papers will be given a possibility to be extended for a journal publication.
Authors are invited to submit papers in the following categories: regular papers up to 10 pages, short papers up to 6 pages and poster papers up to 3 pages. The papers should be formatted according to the Springer Author Guidelines (Word or Latex) - more information can be found here: http://mindcaresymposium.org/2015/show/cf-papers.
The submissions should be made through the Easychair electronic system https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mindcare2015 All the submissions will be reviewed anonymously by at least three expert reviewers. Papers will be judged on originality, correctness, clarity and relevance. Submitted papers must be original work, and may not be under consideration for another conference or journal.
Submission: 15 June, 2015
Notification: 17 August, 2015
Camera-ready: 1 September, 2015
Aleksandar Matic, Telefonica I+D, Spain
Pietro Cipresso, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Italy
Guillaume Lopez, Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan
Silvia Serino, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Italy
Dimitris Giakoumis, The Centre for Research and Technology, Greece
Mads Frost, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Mirco Musolesi, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Monica Tentori, CICESE, Mexico
Local Publicity Chair
Daniela Villani, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan, Italy
Charalampos Doukas, CREATE-NET, Italy