[ecoop-info] CFP : The 4th International Conference on Current and Future Trendsof Information and Communication Technologies in Healthcare

Tayseer Ahmed Alkhdour talkhdour at kfu.edu.sa
Sat Jan 25 11:47:30 CET 2014

Call for Papers

The 4th International Conference on Current and Future Trends of Information and Communication Technologies in Healthcare

September 22-25, 2014
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada


Important Dates
- Workshop Proposals:           February 24, 2014
- Paper Submission Due:        April 30, 2014
- Acceptance Notification:      June 24, 2014
- Final Manuscript Due:         July 17, 2014

The 4th International Conference on Current and Future Trends of Information and Communication Technologies in Healthcare (ICTH) is a premier venue for bringing together multi-disciplinary researchers, professionals and practitioners from academia and healthcare who are engaged in different facets of ICT and healthcare. The conference encourages innovative research contributions providing the recent significant developments and promising future trends of ICT based applications, systems, tools, environments and infrastructures in the fields of health/medical care, and related domains, such as public health and pharmaceuticals.

ICTH-2014 will be held in conjunction with the 5th International Conference on Emerging Ubiquitous Systems and Pervasive Networks (EUSPN: http://cs-conferences.acadiau.ca/euspn-14/).

Accepted papers will be published by Elsevier Science in the open-access Procedia Computer Science series (on-line). Procedia Computer Sciences is hosted on www.Elsevier.com<http://www.Elsevier.com> and on the Elsevier content platform ScienceDirect (www.sciencedirect.com<http://www.sciencedirect.com>), and will be freely available worldwide. All papers in Procedia will also be indexed by Thomson Reuters' Conference Proceeding Citation Index http://thomsonreuters.com/conference-proceedings-citation-index/. The papers will contain linked references, XML versions and citable DOI numbers. All accepted papers will also be indexed in DBLP (http://dblp.uni-trier.de/). Selected papers will be invited for publication in a special issue of an international journal.

We invite submissions on either completed or ongoing work. Submitted papers must be no longer than 8 pages for full papers, 5 pages for short papers and 4 pages for work in progress, including all figures, tables and references. We encourage students to submit short papers or works in progress, and welcome proposals on workshops in areas of special interest to participants.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    Ambient Assisted Living for Elderly Care
    Ambient Intelligence and Intelligent Service Systems
    Analysis and Evaluation of Healthcare Systems
    Clinical Data and Knowledge Management
    Cloud Computing for Healthcare
    Collaboration Technologies for Healthcare
    Context-aware Applications for Patient Monitoring and Care
    Data Mining Techniques and Data Warehouses in Healthcare
    Data Visualization
    Decision Support Systems in Healthcare
    Drug Information Systems
    Design and Development Methodologies for Healthcare Systems
    Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technologies in Healthcare
    Digital Hospitals
    E-health & m-health
    Electronic Health Records (EHR) & Personal Health Records (PHR)
    Evidence Based Medicine (EBM)
    Health grids
    Health Portals
    Information and Knowledge Processing in Healthcare Environments
    Middleware Support for Smart Homes and Intelligent Applications
    Privacy, Confidentiality and Security Issues in Healthcare Systems
    Related Real World Experiments and Case Studies in Healthcare
    RFID Solutions for Healthcare
    Smart Homes and Home Care Intelligent Environments
    Telemedicine and Health Telematics
    Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing in Healthcare
    Usability & Socio-technical studies
    User Interface Design for Healthcare Applications
    Virtual and Augmented Reality in Healthcare
    Virtual Environments for Healthcare


General Chair
  Jane Liu, Institute of Information Science Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Program Chairs
  Wendy MacCaull, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada
   Ellen Jaatun, Institute of cancer research and molecular medicine, NTNU, and St Olavs Hospital, Norway

Advisory Committee
  Sergio Camorlinga, Head eHealth Research, TRLabs, Canada
  Kevin Daimi, University of Detroit Mercy, USA
  Finn Kensing, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  Francesco Pinciroli, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  Abdul Roudsari, University of Victoria, Canada

Workshops Chair
  Zahoor Khan, Dalhousie University, Canada

International Journal Chair
  Ridha Khedri, McMaster University, Canada

Local Arrangements Chairs
  Janet Light, University of New Brunswick, Canada
  Haroon Malik, University of Waterloo, Canada
  Shyamala C. Sivakumar, Saint Mary's University, Canada

Publicity Chairs
  Tayseer Alkhdour, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia
  Bin Guo, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
  Adrian Rutle, Aalesund University College, Norway

Steering Committee Chair
  Elhadi Shakshuki, Acadia University, Canada
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