[hpc-announce] [CfP] WiMob - 9th eHPWAS'21: e-Health Pervasive Wireless Applications and Services - deadline July 31, 2021

Tayeb Lemlouma Tayeb.Lemlouma at irisa.fr
Mon Jul 5 03:08:19 CDT 2021

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CALL FOR PAPERS -- e-HPWAS’21 (e-Health Pervasive Wireless Applications 
and Services)
October 11, 2021
Bologna, Italy
in conjunction with the 17th WiMob 2021 - Rank B

  *Important dates*
*- Paper submission : July 31, 2021 **
**- Acceptance notification: September 01, 2021**
**- Camera ready paper: September 15, 2021**
**- e-HPWAS 2021 : October 11, 2021*

Providing adapted e-health services, applications and platforms responds 
to a growing need of medical institutions like hospitals or even homes. 
Patients with long-term conditions, elderly and dependent persons need 
to receive e-health services and assistance in a simple, continuous and 
non intrusive way. When the e-health ecosystem meets the needs of 
targeted people and gains their acceptance, provided services will help 
to tackle the problems that face the nowadays world’s population such as 
dependency, aging and healthcare for all. According to the United 
Nations projections, in 2050, the old-age dependency ratio of the 
population aged over 65 years will approximate 51,70% of the rest of the 
population. This situation points out the issue of developing autonomic 
healthcare systems and platforms that helps people to manage their own 
health with new services and better adapt institutionally based services.

The international workshop of e-Health Pervasive Wireless Applications 
and Services e-HPWAS'21 (in conjunction with the 17th WiMob conference) 
targets providing optimal, secured and context aware e-health services 
with the best quality of services (QoS) and user’s experience (QoE). 
Applications and services are considered in wireless environments and 
architecture with the use of IoT (Internet of things), big data analysis 
and a strong heterogeneity of the used access technologies, sensors, 
terminals, users’ needs and services (data, content, live streams or 
complex network services). Emerging e-Health services and applications 
can involve the use of “heavy” content such as multimedia content and 
streams (e.g. 3D-TV, media conferencing, remote live diagnostics) using 
conventional e-health equipments and devices but also using modern 
devices like smart TV sets, home-boxes, smartphones and tablets. The 
considered issues of e-HPWAS are related to e-Health care and safety 
services provided for patients, elderly and dependent persons. These 
services are generally built using different communication technologies, 
for different profiles of people and in different contexts and places 
(e.g. in health institutions, at home, in the city). Ideally, provided 
services should be accessible anytime, anywhere and using any kind of 
device or platform.

Different norms can be used within the e-health ecosystem hence the 
network interoperability has to be considered carefully in the design of 
context aware applications and services. Heterogeneity is present at 
different levels and still an open issue in e-health systems. In 
addition to the heterogeneity of patients' profiles and service 
characteristics, the health environment involves a wide range of 
required sensors and actuators (e.g. blood pressure and temperature, 
insulin delivery, appliance control, presence sensors) that can be 
sometimes very close to the user such in Body Area Networks. Sensors use 
usually different wireless access methods, need to work together and 
communicate with the rest of the infrastructure (if it exists): 
gateways, servers, local smart objects or with the intelligence existed 
in the medical institution, home or in the cloud. Faced to the strong 
heterogeneity of the environment where e-health services are provided, 
mechanisms of making autonomic decisions (e.g. diagnostics, continuous 
monitoring, alerts, assistance) have to be identified and studied in 
different levels. For a given service or application, the automatic 
identification of required sensors and actuators should be ensured and 
tailored to the context of the person (e.g. health status, mobility, 
dependency degree) and the characteristics/constraints of the used 
communication technology and the platform.

Other opened issues concern the deployment and placement of sensors in 
the communication architecture. Services deployment should be optimized 
to guarantee the best network coverage, coordination between sensors and 
middleware or gateways, possible attachment to the network 
infrastructure and delay tolerant networking aspects. The cohabitation 
of different access methods and communication technologies of sensors 
and the other devices involves sensor/device discovery, network 
attachment and exploitation of the function that a sensor could provide. 
The heterogeneity of the communication technologies used within the same 
e-health system may affect negatively the performance of the 
architecture and result on a non optimized network traffic even only in 
the discovery phase of existing sensors and services. Dealing with the 
existing heterogeneity should lead to optimal approaches that identify 
available sensors and devices, available functions provided by the 
hardware, available services and their possible composition to match a 
given context, normalized interfaces required to interact with the 
different actors in the e-health context aware ecosystem.

eHPWAS encourages the submission of original works describing research 
results, practical or industrial e-health solutions. Papers describing 
advanced prototypes, platforms, techniques and general survey for 
discussing future perspectives and directions are also encouraged.

Topics include but are not limited to:
- e-Health strategies, solutions, applications and devices as a response 
to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- e-Health services in smart environments (smart homes, smart medical 
institutions, smart cities)
- e-Health and the Internet of Things (IoT)
- e-Health and the Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT)
- e-Health, artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques
- e-Health and 5G networks
- e-Health and Big Data analysis, summarization, prediction
- Sensor networks for e-Health services (e.g. BAN, WPAN, 5G, LoRaWAN, etc.)
- Network interoperability in the e-health ecosystems
- Wireless network security and privacy (e.g. access networks, exchanged 
and shared medical data)
- Wireless sensors, mobiles and cognitive radio networks
- User acceptance of advanced and complex e-health services
- Quality of Experience (QoE) with e-health applications, services and 
network technologies
- Real-time e-Health services
- Augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and mixed reality (MR) 
for e-Health
- e-Health services composition and adaptation
- Delay tolerant networking (DTN) with e-health services development
- Norms for e-Health data exchange and distributions (e.g. HL7 norms, 
electronic health information exchange-HIE, Health Record-HER)
- Existing and ongoing Web norms and communication technologies for 
e-Health (e.g. WebRTC)
- Context Models for people monitoring and Activities of Daily Living (ADL)
- Heterogeneity of e-Health environments and platforms (used sensors and 
actuators, heterogeneous access technologies, medical places)
- Techniques and models for performance evaluation, simulation, and 

All accepted papers of the workshop will be published in the 17h WiMob 
proceedings. All the Conference content will be submitted for inclusion 
into IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) 
databases. The workshops will be held on October 11, 2021.
All papers will be considered for the Best Paper Award. The workshop 
organizers will select a number of candidates for the award among 
accepted papers.

The e-HPWAS organizers plan to have selected papers appear in a special 
journal issue. A selection of accepted papers of high quality will be 
considered and authors will be invited to produce an extended version to 
be published in a special issue of a specialized journal.


For any enquiries, please contact: Tayeb.Lemlouma[at]irisa.fr

Detailed call for papers: http://www.ehpwas.org/cfp.html
EDAS submission link: https://edas.info/N28445
eHPWAS Web site: http://www.ehpwas.org

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