EAI PervasiveHealth 2021 will continue its tradition as a leading international forum focusing on technologies and human factors related to the use of ubiquitous computing in healthcare and wellbeing, covering the usual topics of human-computer interaction, sensing, telemedicine and many others.
Facilitated by its organizing committee and keynotes, the 2021 edition of PervasiveHealth will add a special focus on Israel’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Attendees will have a singular opportunity to learn about the country’s consolidated public health infrastructure, enhanced remote care, and its unique ability to rapidly implement AI-based decision support platforms in ERs, ICUs, Corona wards and community care.
EAI PervasiveHealth 2021 will be held as a fully-fledged online conference (with an on-site possibility).

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Publication

All registered papers will be submitted for publishing by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library.

PervasiveHealth proceedings are indexed in leading indexing services, including Ei Compendex, Web of Science, Scopus, CrossRef, Google Scholar, DBLP, as well as EAI’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

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About PervasiveHealth 2021

PervasiveHealth is a premier international forum with a specific focus on technologies and human factors related to the use of ubiquitous computing in healthcare and for wellbeing. The overall goal of the PervasiveHealth conference is to take a multidisciplinary approach to Pervasive Healthcare, technology, research and development.

PervasiveHealth is addressing a broad scope of research topics and concerns: identify and understand problems from a technological, social, medical, and legal as well as financial perspective (with a particular emphasis on understanding and supporting patient and practitioner needs), design, implementation, and evaluation of supporting hardware and software infrastructures, algorithms, services and applications, and organizational strategies that facilitate integration of Pervasive Healthcare technology into the healthcare enterprise.

The PervasiveHealth conference this year will focus on lessons learned from the last year (of Covid-19), new technologies designed and developed to face the challenges, and the way healthcare systems should be re-designed in collaboration with the industry, academia and decision-makers to create advanced care systems. Read more: Call for Papers

Topics

Hospital and Community Care
Technologies have been implemented in hospital and community setting and paved the way to remote monitoring, intervention and follow-up. Some of the technologies were incorporated in the existing workflows and in some cases, new workflows were designed. The implementation process included technologies fine-tuning and adaptation, creation of new care models and consideration of legal (privacy) challenges. The human factor was challenged and lessons are learned for future care.

Homecare
Isolation and homecare were prioritized as no face-to-face appointments were possible. New healthcare services were implemented to diagnose, treat and follow-up patients at home and special patient groups such as mental health patients, elderly, children and individuals being hospitalized at home received special attention within the homecare setting. However, the relevance of these services to daily routine care, using the homecare setting, remains if not increases and lessons learned should be implemented in the design of present/future homecare services.

Education of Next Generation of Healthcare Professionals, Health-tech Developers & Entrepreneurs
The use of technologies and re-design of healthcare services raised the need for new skills among healthcare professionals as well as close collaboration of multidisciplinary teams in design, development and implementation of new technologies in healthcare. In particular, it calls for a new approach to research and development (R&D) of healthcare products and services that include a shorter product life cycle and regulation adaptation. The importance of data-driven care was raised significantly and thus the need for AI-based platforms collecting, analyzing and validating healthcare data in real-time for clinical purposes, especially personalized treatment.

Yet, the healthcare professionals and the industry require additional skills to face the emerging challenges in healthcare. How can we provide healthcare professionals with the necessary knowledge and tools to cope with these challenges? How can we better educate the next generation of physicians, nurses and technology experts to deal with future challenges?

The following topics are in relation to the conference focus:

  • Sensing/Actuating Technologies and Pervasive Computing
  • Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)
  • Identifying and Addressing Stakeholder Needs
  • Usability and Acceptability
  • Barriers and Enablers to Adoption of New Technologies and Care Models
  • Social Implications of Pervasive Health Technology and Social Inclusion
  • Patient and Caregiver Empowerment
  • Digital Interventions and Health Behavior Change
  • Autonomous Systems to Support Independent Living
  • Clinical Applications, Validation and Evaluation Studies
  • Telemedicine and mHealth Solutions
  • Chronic Disease and Health Risk Management Applications
  • Health/Wellbeing Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • Home-based Healthcare and Wellness Measurement and Monitoring
  • Continuous vs. Event-driven Monitoring of Patients
  • Smart Homes
  • Activity Recognition and Fall Detection
  • User Modelling and Personalization
  • Sensor-based Decision Support Systems
  • Data Fusion in Pervasive Healthcare Environments
  • Business Cases and Cost Issues
  • Security and Privacy Issues
  • Training of Healthcare Professional for Pervasive Healthcare
  • Legal and Regulatory Issues
  • Education and Acquired Skills

Conference format

EAI PervasiveHealth 2021 will be held as a fully-fledged online conference (with an on-site possibility).

In 2020, EAI successfully launched an online conference format to ensure the safety, comfort and quality of experience for attendees and a successful course of the events, all while retaining fully live interaction, publication and indexing. Due to the unrelenting global pandemic, this will also be the case in 2021.

If the local situation allows it, the event will take place on-site in its original location with an option for all authors to present remotely. In any case, all matters related to publication and indexing will remain unchanged. Learn more about EAI’s online conferences here.

About EAI

This event is organized by EAI.

EAI – European Alliance for Innovation is a non-profit organization and a professional community established in cooperation with the European Commission to empower the global research and innovation, and to promote cooperation between European and International ICT communities.

EAI’s vision is to foster excellence in research and innovation on the principles of transparency, objectivity, equality, and openness. Our guiding principle is community cooperation to create better research, provide fair recognition of excellence and transform best ideas into commercial value proposition.

EAI‘s mission is to create an environment that rewards excellence transparently, and builds recognition objectively regardless of age, economic status or country of origin, where no membership fees or closed door committees stand in the way of your research career.

Through these shared values, EAI leads the way toward advancing the world of research and innovation, empowering individuals and institutions for the good of society to fully benefit from the digital revolution.

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Previous PervasiveHealth editions

2020 – Virtual conference
2019 – Trento, Italy
2018 – New York, United States
2017 – Barcelona, Spain
2016 – Cancun, Mexico
2015 – Istanbul, Turkey
2014 – Oldenburg, Germany
2013 – Venice, Italy
2012 – San Diego, California, United States
2011 – Dublin, Republic of Ireland
2010 – Munich, Germany
2009 – London, Great Britain
2008 – Tampere, Finland
2006 – Innsbruck, Austria

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