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MOBILEHEALTH 2017 : Seventh ACM International Workshop on Pervasive Wireless Healthcare


When Jul 10, 2017 - Jul 10, 2017
Where Chennai, India
Submission Deadline Feb 28, 2017
Notification Due Mar 31, 2017
Final Version Due Apr 20, 2017
Categories    computer science   health   ehealth   pervasive computing

Call For Papers

To be held in conjunction with 18th ACM MOBIHOC 2017
July 10-14, 2017. IIT Madras, Chennai. India


Technical sponsor: ACM SIGMOBILE


Scope of the workshop

After six successful editions of MobileHealth in conjunction with ACM MobiHoc since 2011 in Paris (France), the 7th edition of MobileHealth will be held in Chennai (India) in conjunction with the 18th ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking & Computing (MobiHoc'17). MobileHealth workshop provides a forum for the presentation of research and development covering aspects of mobile health monitoring, diagnostics, and analytics that are essential to improve safety and efficiency in health care. Primary goal of the workshop is to bring together medical device specialists, including researchers, developers, and caregivers, from clinical environments, industry, research laboratories, academia, and government to identify and address challenges facing the design, manufacturing, certification, and use of mobile devices and data for health care.

Contributions are sought in the following areas:
MobileHealth 2017 will include presentations of experimental and theoretical achievements, innovative systems, prototyping efforts, case studies, and advances in technology related to wireless healthcare networking and systems. Contributions are sought in the areas of interest that include, but are not limited to the followings.

Theme 1: Mobile architectures and platforms for healthcare
- Medical device prototypes for diagnosis/prevention
- Wearable and implantable wireless sensors for healthcare
- Energy efficiency in wireless health monitoring
- Usability, user friendliness and reusability
- Disposable and cost effective electronics
- Fault-tolerance and safety-critical features
- Testbed and validation

Theme 2: Network and Communication Systems for Healthcare
- Communications infrastructure for mobile healthcare apps
- Pervasive wireless communications in healthcare
- Protocols for wireless healthcare
- Wireless monitoring and ambient assisted applications for healthcare
- Service and device discovery
- Secured data exchange

Theme 3: Data mining, Apps and Analytics for Mobile Healthcare
- Social networks
- Big data in healthcare
- Healthcare clouds
- Scalability, performance and reliability of mobile healthcare apps
- Data fusion, data mining and context elaboration
- Diagnostic and decision support algorithms (using Machine Learning and AI)
- Control and spread of epidemics ? Standards for mobile healthcare

Theme 4: HCI for mobile healthcare apps
- Wearable device interaction
- Device management
- Commissioning
- User experience
- Gamification and engagement
- Accessibility

Important Dates

Paper submission deadlines
Submission Deadline: February 28, 2017
Acceptance Notification: March 31, 2017
Submission of Final Version: April 20, 2017

Manuscript submission
Papers should be submitted via EDAS (

Papers should not exceed 6 pages (US letter size) in the standard double column ACM conference format, including figures, tables, references and appendix. Templates for the standard ACM format can be found at; authors should use the sigconf template to prepare their submissions. No changes to margins, spacing, or font sizes are allowed from those specified by the style files. Papers violating the formatting guidelines will be returned without review. Papers must be submitted electronically in printable pdf form.

Submissions to MobileHealth 2017 will be reviewed using a single-blind review process. This means authors can keep their names and affiliations on submitted papers. Authors are also permitted to post their submissions on their websites or archival services like

Warning: It is ACM policy not to allow double submissions, where the same paper is submitted to more than one conference/journal concurrently. Any double submissions detected will be immediately rejected from all conferences/journals involved.

Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings published by the ACM.

Organizing Committee

General Chairs:
Hassine Moungla, Paris, France
Prasun Ghosal, IIEST, Shibpur, India

Program Chair:
Vaskar Raychoudhury, IIT, Roorkee, India

Publicity Chair:
Janick Edinger, University of Mannheim
Soumya Kanti Datta, Eurecom, France

Web Chair:
Vaskar Raychoudhury, IIT, Roorkee, India

Steering Committee
Saadi Boudjit, University of Paris 13, France
Philippe Jacquet, Bell Labs Alcatel Lucent, France
Anis Laouiti, Telecom Sud Paris, France
Paul Muhlethaler, INRIA, France
Majid Sarrafzadeh, UCLA Wireless Health Institute, USA

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