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KES-InMed 2016 : Innovative Technology in Mental Healthcare@KES2016


When Apr 4, 2016 - Apr 6, 2016
Where Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Submission Deadline Jan 25, 2016
Notification Due Feb 22, 2016
Final Version Due Mar 7, 2016
Categories    mental healthcare   mobile and wearable   brain-computer interfaces   virtual/augmented reality

Call For Papers

“Innovative Technology in Mental Healthcare” is an invited session that will take place under the umbrella of the “4th International KES Conference on Innovation in Medicine and Healthcare (KES-InMed-16)”.

The event will take place in the Hotel Botanico & The Oriental Spa Garden, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife (15-17 June 2016). Puerto de la Cruz is a city and municipality in the northern part of the wonderful island of Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain.

Scope of KES-InMed-16:

The KES International Conference on Innovation in Medicine and Healthcare (KES-InMed-16) will gather a multi-disciplinary group consisting of researchers and engineers, managers, students and practitioners from the medical arena, to discuss the ways that innovation, knowledge exchange and enterprise can be applied to issues relating to medicine, surgery, healthcare and the issues of an ageing population.

Scope of Innovative Technology in Mental Healthcare:

Although traditional psychotherapy is undoubtedly effective for many, some mental health professionals are actively searching for new treatment methods based on innovative technology. Ultimately, they argue that alternative and/or complementary forms of treatment other than psychotherapy are necessary.

Innovative technology will radically change the way mental healthcare is delivered. We think there are likely to be tremendous possibilities. Not only the potential improvements to medication delivery mechanisms are being studied, but it is also likely that innovative technology will also help people with mental health problems simply to lead the sort of lives they want through tools for well-being.

The purpose of this invited session on “Innovative Technology in Mental Healthcare” is to exchange the new ideas, trends and research results in the following research fields:

• Internet-supported mental healthcare
• Mobile and wearable technology in mental healthcare
• Brain-computer interfaces in mental healthcare
• Virtual/augmented reality in mental healthcare
• Robotics in mental healthcare
• Vision systems in mental healthcare
• Intelligent decision support in mental healthcare
• Social media in mental healthcare
• Specific sensors and actuators in mental healthcare
• Other aspects of innovative technology in mental healthcare

Both researchers and practitioners are welcome to submit their contributed papers.


The papers accepted in the invited session on “Innovative Technology in Mental Healthcare” will be published by Springer in the conference proceedings as book chapters in a volume of the KES Smart Innovation Systems and Technologies series, submitted for indexing in Scopus and Thomson-Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI) and the Web of Science.

The best papers accepted and presented in “Innovative Technology in Mental Healthcare” will be invited to be extended and submitted to a high-quality indexed journal (under negotiation).

Submission of Papers:

Submissions must be formatted according to the instructions which can be found on the Springer website ( under "Instructions for Authors". Papers must be submitted in PDF format for review purposes, but authors are required to upload editable word-processor files (LaTeX or MS Word) at the end of the review process. The required paper length is 10 pages in publisher format. Papers longer than this may be subject to an additional charge. Papers much longer or shorter than the required length may be rejected, at the decision of the organisers.

Papers to be considered for the invited session must be submitted in PDF form through the PROSE online submission and review system available (

Important Dates & Deadlines:

Submission of Papers: 25 January 2016
Notification of Acceptance: 22 February 2016
Upload of Final Publication Files: 7 March 2016

Name of Chair/co-chairs:

• Antonio Fernández-Caballero, Professor, Computer Science, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Instituto de Investigación en Informática, Albacete, Spain
• Roberto Rodríguez-Jiménez, PhD MD, Psychiatry, Hospital 12 de Octubre, Madrid, Spain
• José Miguel Latorre, Associate Professor, Applied Psychology, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Centro de Investigación en Criminología, Albacete, Spain
• José Manuel Pastor, Associate Professor, Systems Engineering and Automatic Control, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Instituto de Tecnologías Audiovisuales, Cuenca, Spain

International Program Committee:

Ahmad Taher Azar, Benha University, Egypt
Akram Alomainy, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Albert "Skip" Rizzo, University of Southern California, USA
Ana Respício, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Arnulfo Alanis, Instituto Tecnologico de Tijuana, Mexico
Balwant Godara, World Health Organization, India
Daniel R. Mestre, Aix Marseille Université, France
Dimitrios Fotiadis, University of Ioannina, Greece
Elena Navarro, Universidad de castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Elisa Pedroli, IRCCS Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Italy
Emilia I. Barakova, Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Félix de la Paz, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain
Geng Yang, Fudan University, Shanghai,China
Girijesh Prasad, Ulster University, UK
Hongying Meng, Brunel University London, UK
Jongwa Kim, University of Augsburg, Germany
José Carlos Castillo, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
José Manuel Ferrández, Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Spain
José Ramón Álvarez, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain
Kanav Kahol, Public Health Foundation of India
Luis Kun, National Defense University, DC, USA
Marina V. Sokolova, Southwest State University, Russia Federation
Mark Hoogendoorn, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Michel Valstar, University of Nottingham, UK
Miguel Ángel Salichs, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Monica Huerta, Universidad Simón Bolívar, Venezuela
Neal Lathia, University of Cambridge, UK
Óscar Martínez Mozos, University of Lincoln, UK
Ouri Wolfson, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Pascual González, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Paulo Novais, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Pedro Gamito, Universidade Lusófona, Portugal
Pietro Cipresso, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan, Italy
Rafael Martínez-Tomás, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain

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