Aim and Scope:

The constant data acquisition from Internet of Things (IoT) devices such as smartwatches, fitness trackers, mobile phones, and smart home appliances provides valuable insights into our daily lives and physical well-being. These insights can be leveraged to facilitate health-related research, improve diagnosis and treatment processes, and encourage healthy and self-reliant living. Nevertheless, the acquisition of this data poses certain challenges such as ensuring the quality and relevance of the data, enhancing usability and long-term adoption, and ensuring transparency, data protection, and credibility.

The purpose of this workshop is to delve into these critical issues in collaboration with industry and academic researchers and practitioners.


● Use of IoT systems for health research

● IoT and electronic Patient-Reported Outcomes (ePRO) / electronic Clinical Outcome Assessment (eCOA)

● IoT-based telehealth 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 for 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 Submission guidelines section).



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, such as Web of Science, Compendex, Scopus, DBLP, EU Digital Library, Google Scholar, IO-Port, MathSciNet, Inspec, and Zentralblatt MATH.

Submission guidelines:

The papers should be written in English and 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).

Read the Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement.

Workshop Chair:

Filippo Palumbo, CNR, Italy

Francesco Potortì, CNR, Italy

TPC members:

Dario Salvi, Malmo University, Sweden

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, The University of Edinburgh

Gent Ymeri, Malmo University, Sweden

Dimitri Belli, National Research Council, Italy

Important Dates:

Paper Submission deadline: 30 September 2023 EXTENDED TO 8 October 2023

Notification deadline: 15 October 2023

Camera-ready deadline: 30 October 2023