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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 specialized support to persons with special needs in particular.
Databases, networking, graphical interfaces, intelligent decision support systems and specialized programming languages are just a few of the technologies currently used in medical informatics. Mobility and ubiquity in healthcare systems, standardization of technologies and procedures, certification, privacy are some of the issues that medical informatics professionals and the ICT industry in general need to address in order to further promote ICT in healthcare. In the case of medical rehabilitation and assistive technology the use of ICT has had important results in the enhancement of the quality of life, contributing to a full integration of all citizens in the societies they are also part of.
HEALTHINF is a forum for debating all these aspects. Furthermore, this conference is also a meeting place for those interested in understanding the human and social implications of technology, not only in healthcare systems but in other aspects of human-machine interaction such as accessibility issues.

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.


  • Datamining
  • Knowledge Management
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Interoperability
  • Telemedicine
  • Medical and 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 Methodologies for Healthcare IT
  • Mobile Technologies for Healthcare Applications
  • Evaluation and Use of Healthcare IT
  • Healthcare Management Systems
  • eHealth
  • Development of Assistive Technology
  • Electronic Health Records and Standards
  • Software Systems in Medicine
  • Pervasive Health Systems and Services
  • Clinical Problems and Applications
  • Data Visualization
  • Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning
  • Practice-Based Research Methods for Healthcare IT
  • eHealth for Public Health


Pedro Gómez VildaUniversidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Christian JuttenGIPSA-lab, France
Adam KampffChampalimaud Foundation, Portugal
Richard ReillyTrinity College Dublin, Ireland
Vladimir DevyatkovBauman Moscow State Technical University, Russian Federation
Pietro LioUniversity of Cambridge, United Kingdom


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 digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
A short list of presented papers will be selected so that revised and extended versions of these papers will be published by Springer-Verlag in a CCIS Series book.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index), Scopus, Semantic Scholar, Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic.


HEALTHINF Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 100 033
Fax: +44 203 014 5436
e-mail: healthinf.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.healthinf.biostec.org/


Jordi Solé-CasalsUniversity of Vic - Central University of Catalonia, Spain
Ana FredInstituto de Telecomunicações and University of Lisbon, Portugal
Hugo GamboaLIBPHYS-UNL / FCT - New University of Lisbon, Portugal


Deborah StaceyUniversity of Guelph, Canada


Sergio Alvarez, Boston College, United States
Francois Andry, Philips, France
Philip Azariadis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Adrian Barb, Penn State University, United States
Gillian Bartlett, McGill University, Canada
Rémi Bastide, University of Toulous, France
Ronald Batenburg, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Bert-Jan van Beijnum, University of Twente, Netherlands
Riccardo Bellazzi, Universita di Pavia, Italy
Elia Biganzoli, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Edward Brown, Memorial University, Canada
David Buckeridge, McGill University, Canada
Eric Campo, LAAS CNRS, France
James Cimino, School of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
Miguel Coimbra, IT, University of Porto, Portugal
Diane Cook, Washington State University, United States
Carlos Costa, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Ricardo Cruz-Correia, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Julian Dorado, University of Coruña, Spain
Stephan Dreiseitl, Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences at Hagenberg, Austria
Christo El Morr, York University, Canada
Christoph Friedrich, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund, Germany
Ioannis Fudos, University of Ioannina, Greece
Angelo Gargantini, University of Bergamo, Italy
Alfredo Goñi, University of the Basque Country, Spain
David Greenhalgh, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
Andrew Hamilton-Wright, University of Guelph, Canada
Jesse Hoey, University of Waterloo, Canada
Chun-Hsi Huang, Southern Illinois University, United States
Ivan Ivanov, Technical University Sofia, Bulgaria
Edward Jones, Florida A&M University, United States
Stavros Karkanis, Technologial Educational Institute of Central Greece, Greece
Anastasia Kastania, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
Andreas Kerren, Linnaeus University, Sweden
Georgios Kontaxakis, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
Baoxin Li, Arizona State University, United States
Giuseppe Liotta, University of Perugia, Italy
Daniel Lizotte, University of Waterloo, Canada
Guillaume Lopez, Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan
Martin Lopez-Nores, University of Vigo, Spain
Michele Luglio, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy
Emilio Luque, University Autonoma of Barcelona (UAB), Spain
José Luis Martínez, Universidade Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Paloma Martínez, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Alice Maynard, Future Inclusion, United Kingdom
Sally McClean, University of Ulster, United Kingdom
Gianluigi Me, Luiss University, Italy
Gerrit Meixner, Heilbronn University, Germany
Sai Moturu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
Radhakrishnan Nagarajan, University of Kentucky, United States
Hammadi Nait-Charif, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
Goran Nenadic, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Shane O'Hanlon, Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick, Ireland
José Oliveira, University of Aveiro, DETI/IEETA, Portugal
Rui Pedro Paiva, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Chaoyi Pang, The Australian e-Health Research Centre, CSIRO, Australia
Danilo Pani, University of Cagliari, Italy
José Pazos-Arias, University of Vigo, Spain
Carlos Pereira, Federal University of Rio Grande Do Sul - UFRGS, Brazil
Rosario Pugliese, Universita' di Firenze, Italy
Juha Puustjärvi, University of Helsinki, Finland
Arkalgud Ramaprasad, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States
Marcos Rodrigues, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Valter Roesler, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Stefan Ruehm, UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles), United States
George Sakellaropoulos, University of Patras, Greece
Ovidio Salvetti, National Research Council of Italy - CNR, Italy
Akio Sashima, AIST, Japan
Bettina Schnor, Potsdam University, Germany
Kulwinder Singh, University of South Florida, United States
Paolo Spagnoletti, LUISS Guido Carli University, Italy
Irena Spasic, University of Cardiff, United Kingdom
Jan Stage, Aalborg University, Denmark
Kåre Synnes, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
Abdel-Rahman Tawil, Birmingham City University, United Kingdom
Francesco Tiezzi, University of Camerino, Italy
Alexey Tsymbal, Siemens AG, Germany
Mohy Uddin, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC), Saudi Arabia
Aristides Vagelatos, CTI, Greece
Egon L. van den Broek, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Rob van der Mei, CWI Amsterdam, Netherlands
Erik Van Mulligen, Erasmus Medical Center, Netherlands
Francisco Veredas, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
Justin Wan, University of Waterloo, Canada
Lixia Yao, Mayo Clinic, United States
Vera Yashina, Dorodnicyn Computing Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation
Xiang Zhou, Siemens Medical Solutions, United States
André Zúquete, IEETA, IT, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal