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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


Anatole LécuyerInria Rennes/IRISA, Hybrid Research Team, France
Corina SasLancaster University, United Kingdom
Dinesh KumarRMIT University, Australia
Maximiliano RomeroUniversità Iuav di Venezia, Italy


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).
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 (final approval pending).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.


Conference Date: 19 - 21 January, 2018

Paper Submission: September 5, 2017 (expired)
Authors Notification:
October 16, 2017 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
October 30, 2017 (expired)

Paper Submission: October 9, 2017 (expired)
Authors Notification:
November 7, 2017 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
November 20, 2017 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: August 31, 2017 (expired)

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: November 13, 2017 (expired)
Authors Notification: November 27, 2017 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: December 5, 2017 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: August 31, 2017 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: November 24, 2017 (expired)

Demo Proposal: November 24, 2017 (expired)

Panel Proposal: November 24, 2017 (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
e-mail: healthinf.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.healthinf.biostec.org/


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Hugo GamboaLIBPHYS-UNL / FCT - New University of Lisbon, Portugal
Ana FredInstituto de Telecomunicações / IST, Portugal
Sergi Bermúdez i BadiaMadeira Interactive Technologies Institute - Universidade da Madeira, Portugal


Reyer ZwiggelaarAberystwyth University, United Kingdom


Anurag Agrawal, CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, Center for Translational Research in Asthma & Lung, India
Hesham Ali, University of Nebraska at Omaha, United States
Adil Alpkocak, Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey
Flora Amato, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy
Francois Andry, Philips, France
María Teresa Arredondo, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Wassim Ayadi, LERIA, University of Angers, France and LaTICE, University of Tunis, Tunisia, Tunisia
Omar Badreddin, University of Texas El Paso, United States
Senjuti Basu Roy, The University of Washington - Tacoma, United States
Payam Behzadi, Shahr-e-Qods Branch, Islamic Azad University, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Bert-Jan van Beijnum, University of Twente, Netherlands
Alessio Bottrighi, Universita' del Piemonte Orientale, Italy
Klaus Brinker, Hamm-Lippstadt University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Edward Brown, Memorial University, Canada
Eric Campo, LAAS CNRS, France
Guilherme Campos, IEETA, Portugal
Manuel Campos-Martinez, University of Murcia, Spain
Marc Cavazza, University of Greenwich, United Kingdom
Rui César das Neves, Directorate-General of Health, Portugal
Philip K. Chan, Florida Institute of Technology, United States
Wenxi Chen, The University of Aizu, Japan
Taridzo Chomutare, University Hospital of North Norway, Norway
James Cimino, School of medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
Miguel Coimbra, IT, University of Porto, Portugal
Emmanuel Conchon, 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
Mamede de Carvalho, Institute of Physiology-Institute of Molecular Medicine- Faculty of Medicine- University of Lisbon, Portugal
Vincenzo Della Mea, University of Udine, Italy
Liliana Dobrica, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Stephan Dreiseitl, Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences at Hagenberg, Austria
George Drosatos, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
Martin Duneld, Stockholm University, Sweden
Farshideh Einsele, Berne University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland, Switzerland
Christo El Morr, York University, Canada
José Fonseca, UNINOVA, Portugal
Daniel Ford, Dell Research, United States
Ioannis Fudos, University of Ioannina, Greece
Markos G. Tsipouras, Technological Educational Institute of Epirus, Greece
Henry Gabb, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
Jonathan Garibaldi, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
James Geller, New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States
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
Tahir Hameed, SolBridge International School of Business, Korea, Republic of
Andrew Hamilton-Wright, Mount Allison University, Canada
Jorge Henriques, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Tom Horan, Claremont Graduate University, United States
Dragan Jankovic, Faculty of Electronic Engineering Nis, Serbia
Petr Ježek, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
Katarzyna Kaczmarek, Systems Research Institute Polish Academy of Science, Poland
Eleni Kaldoudi, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece, Greece
Jan Kalina, Institute of Computer Science CAS, Czech Republic
Enkelejda Kasneci, University of Tübingen, Germany
Finn Kensing, Professor of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, Denmark
Panayiotis Ketikidis, The International Faculty of the University of Sheffield, CITY College, Greece
Irena Koprinska, University of Sydney, Australia
Tomohiro Kuroda, Kyoto University Hospital, Japan
Rashid L. Bashshur, Michigan Medicine, United States
Egon L. van den Broek, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Nekane Larburu Rubio, Vicomtech-Ik4, Spain
Giuseppe Liotta, University of Perugia, Italy
Nicolas Loménie, Université Paris Descartes, France
Guillaume Lopez, Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan
Martin Lopez-Nores, University of Vigo, Spain
Jenny Lundberg, lnu, Sweden
Nina M. Antoniotti, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, United States
Christoph M. Friedrich, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund, Germany
Enrico Maria Piras, Fondazione Bruno Kessler - Trento, Italy
Anne Marie Kanstrup, Aalborg University, Denmark
Alda Marques, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Paloma Martínez, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Ken Masters, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
James McGlothlin, Fusion Consulting Inc, United States
Rebecca Meehan, Kent State University, United States
Lourdes Moreno, Universidad Carlos III De Madrid, Spain
Roman Moucek, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
Binh P. Nguyen, National University of Singapore, Singapore
José Luis Oliveira, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Agnieszka Onisko, Faculty of Computer Science, Bialystok University of Technology, Poland
Thomas Ostermann, Witten/Herdecke University, Germany
Nelson Pacheco da Rocha, University Of Aveiro, Portugal
Rui Pedro Paiva, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Sotiris Pavlopoulos, ICCS, Greece
Alejandro Pazos Sierra, University of A Coruña, Spain
José J. Pazos-Arias, University of Vigo, Spain
Fabrizio Pecoraro, National Research Council, Italy
Liam Peyton, University of Ottawa, Canada
Mihail Popescu, University of Missouri
Arkalgud Ramaprasad, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States
Grzegorz Redlarski, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Ita Richardson, University of Limerick, Ireland
Marcos Rodrigues, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Alejandro Rodríguez González, Centro de Tecnología Biomédica, Spain
Elisabetta Ronchieri, INFN, Italy
David Ruau, Scientific Computing Solutions - AstraZeneca, United Kingdom
Carolina Ruiz, WPI, United States
Renato Marcos Endrizzi Sabbatini, The Edumed Institute, Brazil
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
Aziz Sheikh, Centre of Medical Informatics, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Berglind Smaradottir, University of Agder, Norway
Åsa Smedberg, Stockholm University, Sweden
Marco Spruit, Utrecht University, Netherlands
George Spyrou, The Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics, Cyprus
Jan Stage, Aalborg University, Denmark
Jiangwen Sun, University of Connecticut, United States
Vicente Traver, ITACA, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Lauri Tuovinen, Dublin City University, Ireland
Mohy Uddin, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC), Saudi Arabia
Gary Ushaw, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Aristides Vagelatos, CTI, Greece
Sitalakshmi Venkatraman, Melbourne Polytechnic, Australia
Francisco Veredas, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
Dagmar Waltemath, University of Rostock, Germany
Szymon Wilk, Institute of Computing Science, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Janusz Wojtusiak, George Mason University, United States
Jitao Yang, -, China
Lixia Yao, Mayo Clinic, United States
Xuezhong Zhou, Beijing Jiaotong University, China
André Zúquete, IEETA, IT, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

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