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DigiHealthSouth 2020 : (Virtual) EAI International Conference on Digital Healthcare Technologies for the Global South


When Oct 15, 2020 - Oct 16, 2020
Where Cali, Colombia
Submission Deadline Jul 16, 2020
Notification Due Aug 20, 2020
Final Version Due Sep 17, 2020
Categories    ehealth   telemedicine   healthcare

Call For Papers

Due to the safety concerns and travel restrictions caused by COVID-19, EAI DigiHealthSouth 2020 will take place online in a live stream.

Non-authors and Co-Authors of already registered papers can register for access to the live stream completely free of charge.


This conference is designed to bring together researchers, designers, developers and policy makers to exchange and share their experiences and efforts around designing and implementing digital healthcare technologies for the global south. Delivering healthcare services to sensitive/marginalized populations in the global south faces many challenges. Deficiencies in how the healthcare system operates and barriers patients face to get access to proper treatments pose a threat to the quality of care for these populations. In a situation where the use of digital technologies could potentially alleviate some of these issues, implementations in global south contexts have historically shown that foreign solutions are ineffective due to local constraints. When it comes to the use of digital systems and tools, the global south population still faces access, literacy, cultural and economic barriers preventing digital technologies to have a wider acceptance and market penetration.

DigiHealthSouth offers a common ground for academia and industry to share their novel works addressing global south’s healthcare scenarios. When it comes to the adaptation of technical systems for healthcare, there is a need for a deep understanding of the user and the stakeholders so the risk of failure is lessened. Therefore, we are interested in exchanging knowledge in the design of localized solutions where the user, his context and the local market are part of the design process. Efforts around eHealth, Telemedicine or Human Computer Interaction for Development (HCI4D) are welcome to discuss how these solutions have tackled remote healthcare delivery, chronic diseases, prevention and tailored cost-effective solutions.

The conference is scheduled for two days sessions, where each one will be opened by demo and/or poster demonstrations, followed by a keynote speaker opening the afternoon. Later, paper presentations will take place closing the sessions. For the first day, there will be a workshop hold by one of the sponsors. Breaks and social events will be spaces for sponsor organisations to exhibit their products and services.



Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

- Human-Computer Interaction for Development (HCI4D)
- Personal Informatics, self-monitoring, self-management
- User-Centered Design and healthcare
- Healthcare for marginalized/LowSES populations (Low SocioEconomical Status)
- Home-based telemedicine, eHealth, remote monitoring
- Electronic Health Records
- User modelling and personalization



All registered papers will be published by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library.

Proceedings will be submitted for inclusion in leading indexing services, Ei Compendex, ISI Web of Science, Scopus, CrossRef, Google Scholar, DBLP, as well as EAI’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

All accepted authors are eligible to submit an extended version in a fast track of:
- EAI Endorsed Transactions on Pervasive Health and Technology

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