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HEALTHINF is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


The purpose of the International Conference on Health Informatics is to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in the application of information and communication technologies (ICT) to healthcare and medicine in general and to the support of persons with special needs in particular.
Databases, networking, graphical interfaces, data mining, machine learning, intelligent decision support systems and specialized programming languages are just a few of the technologies and research areas currently contributing to medical informatics. Mobility and ubiquity in healthcare systems, physiological and behavioral modeling, standardization of technologies and procedures, certification, privacy and security are some of the issues that medical informatics professionals and the ICT industry and research community in general are addressing in order to further promote ICT in healthcare. In the case of medical rehabilitation and assistive technology, research in and applications of ICT have contributed greatly to the enhancement of quality of life and full integration of all citizens into society.

HEALTHINF encourages authors to submit papers to one of the main topics indicated below, describing original work, including methods, techniques, advanced prototypes, applications, systems, tools or survey papers, reporting research results and/or indicating future directions. Accepted papers will be presented at the conference by one of the authors and published in the proceedings. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. There will be both oral and poster sessions.
The proceedings will be indexed by several major international indexers.
Special sessions are also welcome. Please contact the secretariat for further information on how to propose a special session.


  • Data Mining
  • Knowledge Management
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Interoperability
  • Telemedicine
  • Medical Informatics
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Confidentiality and Data Security
  • Wearable Health Informatics
  • Semantic Interoperability
  • Therapeutic Systems and Technologies
  • Physiological Modeling
  • Databases and Datawarehousing
  • Cognitive Informatics
  • Affective Computing
  • Human-machine Interfaces for Disabled Persons
  • ICT, Ageing and Disability
  • Design and Development of Methodologies for Healthcare IT
  • Mobile Technologies for Healthcare Applications
  • Evaluation and Use of Healthcare IT
  • Healthcare Management Systems
  • E-Health
  • Development of Assistive Technology
  • Electronic Health Records and Standards
  • Software Systems in Medicine
  • Pervasive Health Systems and Services
  • e-Health Applications
  • Application of Health Informatics in Clinical Cases
  • Data Visualization
  • Pattern recognition and Machine Learning
  • Practice-based Research Methods for Healthcare IT


Bart M. ter Haar RomenyEindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Netherlands
Kristina HöökRoyal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Bethany BrackenCharles River Analytics Inc., United States
Hugo Plácido da SilvaIT- Institute of Telecommunications; PLUX - Wireless Biosignals, S.A., Portugal
Joyce WesterinkPhilips Research and Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Netherlands (Cancelled)


Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

Only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library.
It is planned to publish a short list of revised and extended versions of presented papers with Springer in a CCIS Series book .
A short list of papers presented at the HEALTHINF venue will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in a special issue of Health and Technology Journal.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.


Conference Date: 21 - 23 February, 2017

Paper Submission: October 20, 2016 (expired)
Authors Notification:
November 23, 2016 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
December 9, 2016 (expired)

Paper Submission: November 23, 2016 (expired)
Authors Notification:
December 20, 2016 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
January 5, 2017 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: November 3, 2016 (expired)

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: December 29, 2016 (expired)
Authors Notification: January 11, 2017 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: January 23, 2017 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: November 21, 2016 (expired)
Paper Submission: December 14, 2016 (expired)
Authors Notification: December 23, 2016 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: January 5, 2017 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: December 27, 2016 (expired)

Demo Proposal: December 27, 2016 (expired)

Panel Proposal: December 27, 2016 (expired)


HEALTHINF Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 100 033
Fax: +351 265 520 186


Overlooking the Douro River, Porto is one of the most ancient European cities, It was born and developed from the northern bank of this river during the Middle Ages. One of the most significant aspects of Porto and its historical centre is its landscape, combining harmony with the urban structure and presenting a frame of rare beauty. The city was classified as World Heritage by UNESCO in 1996. When discovering Porto, you will find many surprises. Besides its welcoming and conservative environment, Porto is also contemporary and artistic. This is shown not only in the streets, architecture, monuments and museums but also in the terraces, restaurants and leisure and shopping areas.


Ana FredInstituto de Telecomunicações / IST, Portugal
Hugo GamboaLIBPHYS-UNL / FCT - New University of Lisbon, Portugal
Mário VazINEGI LOME, FEUP, Portugal


Egon L. van den BroekUtrecht University, Netherlands


Ankur Agarwal, Florida Atlantic University, United States
Anurag Agrawal, CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, Center for Translational Research in Asthma & Lung, India
Adil Alpkocak, Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey
Flora Amato, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy
Francois Andry, Philips, United States
Wassim Ayadi, LERIA, University of Angers, France and LaTICE, University of Tunis, Tunisia, Tunisia
Philip Azariadis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Omar Badreddin, Northern Arizona University, Canada
Shen Bairong, Soochow University, China
Adrian Barb, Penn State University, United States
Rémi Bastide, Jean-Francois Champollion University, France
Senjuti Basu Roy, The University of Washington - Tacoma, United States
Bert-Jan van Beijnum, University of Twente, Netherlands
Anna Belardinelli, University of Tübingen, Germany
Patrick Boissy, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Université de Sherbrooke and Research Centre on Aging, Canada
Alessio Bottrighi, Universita' del Piemonte Orientale, Italy
Charalampos Bratsas, Aristotle University of Thesssaloniki, Greece
Edward Brown, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Department of Computer Science, Canada
Sara C. Madeira, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Federico Cabitza, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Xiongcai Peter Cai, The University of New South Wales, Australia
Eric Campo, LAAS CNRS, France
Marc Cavazza, University of Kent, United Kingdom
Philip K. Chan, Florida Institute of Technology, United States
Taridzo Chomutare, University Hospital of North Norway, Norway
Malcolm Clarke, Brunel University, United Kingdom
Mihail Cocosila, Athabasca University, Canada
Miguel Coimbra, IT, University of Porto, Portugal
Emmanuel Conchon, University of Limoges, XLIM, France
Carlos Costa, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Sorana D. Bolboaca, Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Andrew D. Boyd, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States
Berry de Bruijn, National Research Council, Canada
Andre Dekker, MAASTRO Clinick, Netherlands
Chrysanne DiMarco, University of Waterloo, Canada
Liliana Dobrica, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Stephan Dreiseitl, Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences at Hagenberg, Austria
Christo El Morr, York University, Canada
José Fonseca, UNINOVA, Portugal
Daniel Ford, Dell Research, United States
Ioannis Fudos, University of Ioannina, Greece
Laura I. Furlong, IMIM-UPF, Spain
Henry Gabb, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
Hugo Gamboa, LIBPHYS-UNL / FCT - New University of Lisbon, Portugal
Amir Ghapanchi, Griffith University, Australia
Mauro Giacomini, University of Genoa, Italy
Laura Giarré, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
Yves Gourinat, ISAE-SUPAERO, France
David Greenhalgh, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
Murat Gunal, Turkish Naval Academy, Turkey
Igor Gurevich, Federal Research Center "Computer Science and Control"of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation
Jorge Henriques, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Chun-Hsi Huang, University of Connecticut, United States
Mahmood Hussain Shah, University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom
Dragan Jankovic, Faculty of Electronic Engineering Nis, Serbia
Tahseen Jilani, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Noreen Kamal, University of Calgary, Canada
Enkelejda Kasneci, University of Tübingen, Germany
Finn Kensing, Professor of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, Denmark
Waldemar W. Koczkodaj, Laurentian University, Canada
Irena Koprinska, University of Sydney, Australia
Sofia Kyratzi, University of the Aegean, Greece
Vimla L. Patel, The New York Academy of Medicine, United States
Elyes Lamine, University of Toulouse, CUFR J.F. Champollion, France
Gondy Leroy, University of Arizona, United States
Giuseppe Liotta, University of Perugia, Italy
Guillaume Lopez, Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan
Guillermo Lopez Campos, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Martin Lopez-Nores, University of Vigo, Spain
Christoph M. Friedrich, University of Applied Science and Arts Dortmund, Germany
Pierre Maret, Université de Saint Etienne, France
Enrico Maria Piras, Fondazione Bruno Kessler - Trento, Italy
Alda Marques, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Paloma Martínez, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
José Luis Martínez, Universidade Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Ken Masters, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
Sally Mcclean, University of Ulster, United Kingdom
Gianluigi Me, Luiss University, Italy
Gerrit Meixner, Heilbronn University, Germany
Sabah Mohammed, Lakehead University, Canada
Mohyuddin Mohyuddin, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC), Saudi Arabia
Radhakrishnan Nagarajan, University of Kentucky, United States
Hammadi Nait-Charif, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
Tadashi Nakano, Osaka University, Japan
Goran Nenadic, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
José Luis Oliveira, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Calvin Or, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Rui Pedro Paiva, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Danilo Pani, University of Cagliari, Italy
Guy Pare, HEC Montréal, Canada
Vimla L. Patel, Arizona State University, United States
Sotiris Pavlopoulos, ICCS, Greece
José G. Pereira Filho, Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES), Brazil
Göran Petersson, eHealth Institute, Dept of Medicine and Optometry, Linnaeus University, Sweden
Arkalgud Ramaprasad, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States
Zbigniew W. Ras, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, United States
Grzegorz Redlarski, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Ita Richardson, University of Limerick, Ireland
Reinhard Riedl, Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Ahmad Risk, Dr A Risk, United Kingdom
Alvaro Rocha, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Marcos Rodrigues, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Alejandro Rodríguez González, Centro de Tecnología Biomédica, Spain
Valter Roesler, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Elisabetta Ronchieri, INFN, Italy
Stefan G. Ruehm, UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles), United States
Carolina Ruiz, WPI, United States
Tony Sahama, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
George Sakellaropoulos, University of Patras, Greece
Ovidio Salvetti, National Research Council of Italy - CNR, Italy
Akio Sashima, AIST, Japan
Jacob Scharcanski, UFRGS - Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Bettina Schnor, Potsdam University, Germany
Yuval Shahar, Ben Gurion University, Israel
Kulwinder Singh, University of South Florida, United States
Jan Sliwa, Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Min Soon Kim, University of Missouri School of Medicine, United States
George Spyrou, The Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics, Cyprus
Jan Stage, Aalborg University, Denmark
Clement T. Yu, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States
Robyn Tamblyn, McGill University, Canada
Joseph Tan, McMaster University, United States
Adel Taweel, Birzeit University; King's College London, United Kingdom
Ioannis G. Tollis, University of Crete, Greece
Vicente Traver, ITACA, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Gary Ushaw, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Aristides Vagelatos, CTI, Greece
Sumithra Velupillai, KTH, Stockholm and King's College, London, Sweden
Sitalakshmi Venkatraman, Melbourne Polytechnic, Australia
Francisco Veredas, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
Justin Wan, University of Waterloo, Canada
Szymon Wilk, Institute of Computing Science, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Janusz Wojtusiak, George Mason University, United States
Nabil Zary, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Fengfeng Zhou, Jilin University, China
Xuezhong Zhou, Beijing Jiaotong University, China
André Zúquete, IEETA, IT, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal