Call for Workshops
The Pervasive Health 2016 Workshop Organizing Committee invites proposals for the workshop program of the 10th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare. The purpose of these workshops is to discuss work in progress and explore opportunities for new research related to pervasive healthcare. Innovative, high-risk frontier research ideas are particularly welcome as a main topic of a workshop.
Important Workshop Dates
· January 12th, 2016: Workshop proposals deadline
· January 29th, 2016: Notification of acceptance/rejection of workshop proposals
· February 5th, 2016: Workshop calls online (by the organizers)
· March 11th, 2016: Deadline for paper submissions to Workshops
· April 8th, 2016: Workshop paper notification
· April 15th, 2016: Deadline for camera ready submission of Workshop papers
Pervasive Health workshops are dynamic and intimate forums in which cutting edge research topics may be explored and discussed in depth. Organizers of Workshops are encouraged to be an international team with inter-disciplinary skills and from a range of different institutions. We aim for a balanced workshop program offering a diverse set of themes. Given the unique opportunity for discussion this forum provides, we encourage workshop submissions that emphasize within their proposed program interactive components, group activities, and open discussions rather than a series of individual talks. In addition, Workshop proposers should themselves be active in the field in which they are proposing a workshop. All listed organizers are expected to attend the workshops they are organizing;.
Please feel free to discuss ideas for a workshop proposal by email with the workshop chairs prior to submission.
Proposal Submission Process
All submissions should be emailed to both workshop chairs by the deadlines stated below. Workshops proposals will be considered in all areas related to Pervasive Computing for Healthcare. In particular innovative, high-risk frontier research ideas are particularly welcome as the main topic of a workshop proposal.
· Workshop title
· Abstract (no more than 200 words)
· Name, affiliation, postal address, and e-mail address for each organizer
· Identification of the primary contact person(s)
· Background and Motivation: What is the overall topic of the workshop? Why is this topic of particular interest at this time? If the workshop has been organized in the past at Pervasive Health or other conferences, please give details of previous instances (venue, URL) and describe why it should be held again and how it will extend and build upon previous ones.
· Objectives : What are the objectives that the workshop aims to achieve? Objectives may include but are not limited to (a) targeting a predefined set of focus questions, (b) presenting alternate views on a particular issue that is of concern to the Pervasive Health community and attempting to resolve the issue, (c) identifying priorities for new directions of research, and/or (d) initiating the appropriate collaborations and building community around a theme of interest. If you have a plan to produce a book or a journal special issue as a result of your workshop, please indicate these plans.
· Format : Give a description of the proposed workshop format, including the target number of participants, planned activities (such as introductions, invited talks, breakout group activities, demos, general discussion), in addition to how these activities address the workshop objectives. Preference will be given to proposals where activities have been designed to stimulate discussion and interaction among participants; workshops consisting solely of paper presentations are discouraged. Provide a preliminary schedule with estimated times. Design your schedule within a 6 hour timeframe and include a lunch break and two coffee breaks (full-day workshop).
· Soliciting Submissions: Indicate how you plan to attract submissions and/or participants. This may include creating a workshop web page, circulating a call to relevant mailing lists (indicate these please as well), and publicizing your workshop at other relevant events.
· Selecting Participants: Indicate how you plan to select participants and contributions to the workshop. Describe the relevant criteria and/or review process that will be used to select position papers. Indicate if you are planning to have a program committee to help with the organization/review process or whether reviewing and selection will be conducted solely by the organizers. Having a program committee is strongly encouraged since it typically increases the appeal of the workshop and ensures a more rigorous peer-review process.
· Organizers: Provide short descriptions of each of the organizers' background and interests related to pervasive computing and the specific topic of the workshop.
Workshop proposals will be peer-reviewed by the Co-Chairs and a committee of experts based on the criteria described above. We aim to select a diverse set of workshops and avoid having multiple workshops with overlapping themes. Organizers of selected workshops will be asked to produce a Call for Papers to describe the workshop to potential participants and solicit submissions. The criteria for assessment will include:
· Originality and technical merit of the topic
· Wider interest in the topic
· Topical link to the main conference
Prof. Christopher Nugent, Ulster University, United Kingdom ([email protected])
Dr. Felipe Orihuela-Espina, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (INAOE), Mexico, ([email protected])