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SHWCE: 4th Special Session on Smart Health and Well-being within Context-Aware Environments

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Call for Papers

The provision of healthcare is globally changing to cope with an increasingly demanding population. The use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in health care led to the appearance of electronic health (e-Health) and mobile health (m-Health). In smart cities and context-aware environments, the concept of smart health (s-Health) has been proposed as a step forward in the provision of health  services within environments with sensing capabilities

Background and Goals

The aim of this special session is to explore recent advances in smart health and well-being and to identify the challenges and opportunities that this research area will face in the near future. Smart health is gaining special attention because it has an enormous potential to improve other well-established e-health and m-health solutions. The remote monitoring of patients is an example in which smart health could contribute to reduce the costs of national healthcare systems and also to improve the quality of life of patients. Also, the analysis of environmental factors and their relation with diseases is fundamental for the promotion of healthy habits within context-aware environments. However, there are many challenges to be faced in order to make smart health a reality, namely security, privacy, scalability, costs, efficiency, etc. In this special session, we will analyse both the opportunities and open challenges in the field.

Topics of Interests
  • Big Data Analysis in s-health and smart environments
  • Communication infrastructure and radio-planning for s-Health
  • Complex Networks and Models for s-Health
  • Computational biology in s-Health
  • Deep Learning / Imbalanced Learning in s-Health
  • Evolutionary computing for s-Health
  • Market impact and analysis of s-Health
  • Pilot tests and case studies of s-Health and smart environments
  • Real experiences of m-health and s-health applications
  • Security and Privacy in Health care devices and infrastructure
  • Smart rehabilitation
  • Wearable devices for s-Health
Call for Papers

Call for papers: Download here

Important Dates

Paper submission May 30 2018

Author notification June 05, 2018

Camera-ready June 11, 2018 

Conference July 23-25, 2018


Dr. Agusti Solanas, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Catalonia

For further information, please contact Dr. Solanas at agusti.solanas(at)urv.cat

Program Committee
Dr. Alex Arenas                    

Dr. Mauro Conti

Dr. Francisco Falcone

Dr. Aníbal Figueiras

Dr. Julio Hernández-Castro

Dr. Antoni Martínez

Dr. Costas Patsakis

Dr. Octavian Postolache

Dr. Robert Rallo

Dr. Agusti Solanas  (Session Chair)

– Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Catalonia)

– University of Padua (Italy)

– Uni. Pública de Navarra (Spain)

– Uni. Carlos III de Madrid (Spain)

– University of Kent (UK)

Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Catalonia)

– University of Piraeus  (Greece)

– Institute of Telecommunications (Portugal)

– Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (USA)

– Universitat Rovira i Virgili  (Catalonia)

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