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DCH 2016 : The 1st IEEE International Workshop on Digital and Connected Health


When Jun 10, 2016 - Jun 14, 2016
Where Atlanta, Georgia
Submission Deadline Mar 6, 2016
Notification Due Mar 28, 2016
Final Version Due Apr 7, 2016
Categories    digital health   connected health

Call For Papers

Workshop title: 1st IEEE International Workshop on Digital and Connected Health (DCH 2016)

Important Dates:
March 6, 2016: Workshop papers due
March 28, 2016: Workshop paper notifications
April 7, 2016: Camera ready and registration due

Goal of the workshop:
The workshop aims to create a platform for dissemination and sharing of knowledge in the converging fields of point of care technologies and data science for healthcare process improvement. This workshop aims to enhance the opportunities of collaboration among healthcare researchers and harbor new innovations of translational research in the areas of mobile healthcare, smart homes, and point of care technologies. We plan to bring together technology experts, researchers, industry and international authorities working towards the design, development and deployment of healthcare solutions based on smart technologies, standards and procedures to positively impact the healthcare delivery system.

Workshop theme:
Healthcare is going through transformative changes as the landscape shifts towards value based service from fee-for-service approach. New challenges including aging population, rising costs and regulatory requirements are driving innovations in healthcare. The emergence of new technologies such as wearable sensors, ubiquitous connectivity and data science are fuelling growth in this rapid innovation. Unlike other areas, innovation in healthcare is highly interdisciplinary with inputs from practicing clinicians, engineers, computer scientists, social scientists and systems engineers, among others. The main theme of the workshop focuses on applications of mobile/computer/smart technologies including machine learning, data science, wearable computing along with other stake holders in improving healthcare delivery for cost effective value-based-service.

Scope of the workshop:
The workshop invites papers from researchers across the world from various disciplines addressing complex healthcare problems in the areas of digital data processing, predictive modelling and visualization for clinical decision making, privacy and security in care delivery process, new algorithms and systems for big data analysis in healthcare, industrial engineering approaches in healthcare and data driven decision making systems. The key areas include, but not limited to,
• Predictive modelling for clinical decision making
• System engineering in healthcare
• Cognitive computing for clinical decision making
• Community engagement from care providers
• Security and privacy for monitoring devices
• Safety, risk and benefit of medical devices and algorithms
• Wearable sensor system
• Network communications for health sensor data
• Cloud technologies for healthcare
• Wellness and health management applications
• Data mining of health data
• Interoperability and standardization issues in healthcare
• Operational research issues in healthcare

Workshop organizer(s):
Mohammad Adibuzzaman
Regenstreif Center for Healthcare Engineering, Purdue University

Md Munirul Haque
Regenstreif Center for Healthcare Engineering, Purdue University

Program Committee:
Elisa Bertino, Purdue University
Matteo Ciman, University of Geneva
Martin Were, Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering
Maria Damiani, University of Milano
Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed, Marquette University
Silvia Gabrielli, Create-net Silvia Gabrielli
Nadia Berthouze, University College London
Murat Kantarcioglu, University of Texas – Dallas
Rosa Arriaga, Georgia Tech
Jacqueline C. Linnes , Purdue University
Loriano Galeotti, US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA)

Submission Guideline: The length of a camera ready paper will be limited to 6 pages (IEEE Proceedings style) with up to 2 additional pages (with charges for each additional page) printed on 10-12 point fonts. Authors must follow IEEE CS Press Proceedings Author Guidelines to prepare papers. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper is required to pay full registration fee and present the paper at the workshop in person.
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