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MindCare 2015 : 5th International Symposium on Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health


When Sep 24, 2015 - Sep 25, 2015
Where Milan, Italy
Submission Deadline Jun 15, 2015
Notification Due Aug 17, 2015
Final Version Due Sep 1, 2015

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

Wearable computing
Smart environments
Biomedical devices
Speech Analysis
Big data for individual / public health
Computational Psychometrics
Combined sensing systems and infrastructures
Computer-enhanced self reporting
Machine learning and data mining methods

User experience

Novel interfaces
Usability studies
Augmented reality
Virtual reality approaches


Mental wellbeing support
Stress / Emotional response analysis
Affective computing
Serious games for mental health
Cognitive stimulation
Life-logging methods
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:
The submissions should be made through the Easychair electronic system 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


General Chairs
Aleksandar Matic, Telefonica I+D, Spain
Pietro Cipresso, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Italy
Guillaume Lopez, Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan

Local Chair
Silvia Serino, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Italy

Program Chairs
Dimitris Giakoumis, The Centre for Research and Technology, Greece
Mads Frost, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Publicity Chairs
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

Publication Chair
Charalampos Doukas, CREATE-NET, Italy

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