Call for Workshop: IoT-HR: Workshop on Internet of Things in Health Research

Aim and Scope:

Internet of Things (IoT) devices such as mobile phones, smart watches, fitness trackers and
smart home appliances constantly acquire data about our lives and our bodies. These data
can be used to support research in health-related subjects, to improve or automatise
diagnosis, treatments and foster healthy and independent living. Along with benefits,
important challenges come in terms of quality and meaningfulness of the collected data,
usability and long term acceptance, transparency, data protection and trustability.
The aim of this workshop is to explore these fundamental questions with researchers and
practitioners from academia and industry.

Topics and scope:
● Use of IoT systems for health research
● IoT and electronic Patient-Reported Outcomes (ePRO) / electronic Clinical Outcome
Assessment (eCOA)
● IoT-based tele-health and home monitoring systems
● IoT-based Active and Healthy Ageing technologies
● Hardware/software platforms for health research
● Algorithms and methods for gathering clinically-relevant knowledge from IoT devices
● Security, privacy and trust in IoT for health applications
● Clinical trials and pilot studies involving IoT


The format of this workshop consists of presentations and / or demonstrations followed by a session where attendants, including authors, discuss their own work, or connected research and application topics. When registering to the workshop, attendants will be asked to name some topics that they would be interested in discussing. The answers will be used to set up the topics of the discussion rooms.

Online presentations and discussion sessions are also possible if the attendant cannot travel.

Paper submission

Papers should be submitted through EAI ‘Confy+‘ system, and have to comply with the Springer format (see Author’s kit section below).

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

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Authors of selected best accepted and presented papers will be invited to submit an extended version to:

All accepted authors are eligible to submit an extended version in a fast track of:

Additional publication opportunities:

Submission guidelines

  • Papers should be in English.
  • Papers should be 6-11 pages in length.
  • Previously published work may not be submitted, nor may the work be concurrently submitted to any other conference or journal. Such papers will be rejected without review.
  • The paper submissions must follow the Springer formatting guidelines (see Author’s kit section below).
  • Read the Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement.

Workshop Chair

  • Dario Salvi, Malmo University, Sweden
  • Francesco Potortì, CNR, Italy

TPC members

  • Filippo Palumbo, CNR, Italy
  • Elena Villalba Mora, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
  • Giuseppe Fico, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
  • Vanesa Soto Leon, Hospital Nacional de Parapléjicos, Spain
  • Carl Magnus Olsson, Malmo University, Sweden
  • Kevin Tsang, The University of Edinburgh
  • Ahmar Shah Tsang, The University of Edinburgh
  • Gent Ymeri, Malmo University, Sweden

Important Dates

Paper Submission deadline
9 October 2022
Notification deadline
6 November 2022
Camera-ready deadline
27 November 2022