Call for Workshop Proposals

The Pervasive Health 2023 Organising Committee invites proposals for the workshop program of the 17th 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 the main topic of a workshop. Workshops should emphasise emerging ideas, concepts, or technologies that are currently too nascent or too interdisciplinary for a full conference but are of potential interest to a substantial segment of the health community. They should encourage information flow between all the participants, for example, through collective or small group discussions. We especially encourage encourage workshop proponents to apply as an international team from different institutions, representing a variety of perspectives. We aim for a balanced workshop program offering a diverse set of themes.

Workshop proposals deadline: 31 January 2024


We would like to encourage you to submit a workshop proposal for the conference focusing on any of the following research areas:

  • Sensing/Actuating Technologies and Pervasive Computing
  • Intelligent Digital Health Systems and Interventions
  • 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/Telemonitoring
  • 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
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Data Fusion in Pervasive Healthcare Environments
  • Business Cases and Cost Issues
  • Security and Privacy Issues
  • Training of Healthcare Professionals for Pervasive Healthcare
  • Legal and Regulatory Issues
  • Education and Acquired Skills
  • Proposal Content:

  • Workshop title
  • Abstract (less than 200 words)
  • Name, affiliation, and e-mail address of 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.
  • Topics and scope: These should be within or close to the scope covered by the main conference, as mentioned above.
  • Format: Describe the proposed workshop format, including the target number of participants, planned activities (such as introductions, invited talks, breakout group activities, and general discussion), as well as how these activities address the workshop objectives.
  • Soliciting Submissions: Indicate how you plan to attract submissions and/or participants. Tactics may include circulating a call to relevant mailing lists (indicate these please as well), publicizing your workshop at other relevant venues, and more.
  • Selecting Participants: Indicate how you plan to select participants and contributions to the workshop. Indicate a program committee to help with the organization/review process.
  • Organizers: Give short descriptions of each of the organizers’ background and interests related to pervasive computing and the specific workshop topic.
  • Workshop Selection:

    We aim to select a diverse set of workshops and avoid having multiple workshops on overlapping themes. Organisers of selected workshops will be asked to produce a Call for Papers to describe the workshop to potential participants and solicit submissions. To promote vivid discussions with more participants to the workshops, EAI will provide Workshop Organisers with one free registration to the Workshop for each 10 papers submitted to their workshop.

    The criteria for assessment will include:
  • Relevance to conference vision/topics and attendees
  • Potential to bring in participants to the conference from different audiences
  • The overall quality of the contribution
  • Provides a hands-on, collaborative, and/or active learning environment for attendees
  • Workshop Publication:

    Accepted and presented papers will be published alongside the main conference proceedings as a sub-section/chapter. Paper formats should, therefore, correspond to the templates of the publisher of the main conference.

    Workshop chairs are invited to engage journals and further publication opportunities.

    Deadline for Workshop Proposals:

    Workshop proposals deadline: 20 January 2024

    Proposal submission:

    Workshop proposals should be submitted in a maximum of 4 pages in PDF format, single-spaced.

    Please email your workshop proposals to [email protected]

    Workshop Chair

    Vassilis Kilintzis
    ICS FORTH, Greece