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HEALTHINF is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


The purpose of the International Conference on Health Informatics is to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in the application of information and communication technologies (ICT) to healthcare and medicine in general and to the specialized support to persons with special needs in particular.
Databases, networking, graphical interfaces, intelligent decision support systems and specialized programming languages are just a few of the technologies currently used in medical informatics. Mobility and ubiquity in healthcare systems, standardization of technologies and procedures, certification, privacy are some of the issues that medical informatics professionals and the ICT industry in general need to address in order to further promote ICT in healthcare. In the case of medical rehabilitation and assistive technology the use of ICT has had important results in the enhancement of the quality of life, contributing to a full integration of all citizens in the societies they are also part of.
HEALTHINF is a forum for debating all these aspects. Furthermore, this conference is also a meeting place for those interested in understanding the human and social implications of technology, not only in healthcare systems but in other aspects of human-machine interaction such as accessibility issues.

HEALTHINF encourages authors to submit papers to one of the main topics indicated below, describing original work, including methods, techniques, advanced prototypes, applications, systems, tools or survey papers, reporting research results and/or indicating future directions. Accepted papers will be presented at the conference by one of the authors and published in the proceedings. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. There will be both oral and poster sessions.
The proceedings will be indexed by several major international indexers.
Special sessions are also welcome. Please contact the secretariat for further information on how to propose a special session.


  • Affective Computing
  • Clinical Problems and Applications
  • Cloud in Healthcare
  • Cognitive Informatics
  • Confidentiality and Data Security
  • Data Visualization
  • Databases and Datawarehousing
  • Datamining
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Design and Development Methodologies for Healthcare IT
  • Development of Assistive Technology
  • eHealth
  • Electronic Health Records and Standards
  • Evaluation and Use of Healthcare IT
  • Healthcare Management Systems
  • Home Care & Health Networks
  • Human-Machine Interfaces for Disabled Persons
  • ICT, Ageing and Disability
  • Interoperability
  • Knowledge Management
  • Medical and Nursing Informatics
  • Mobile Technologies for Healthcare Applications
  • Motion Tracking Technologies
  • Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning
  • Pervasive Health Systems and Services
  • p-health (Personal Health)
  • Physiological Modeling
  • Practice-Based Research Methods for Healthcare IT
  • Security and Medical Data Access-Control
  • Semantic Interoperability
  • Sensors-Based Applications
  • Software Systems in Medicine
  • Telemedicine
  • Therapeutic Systems and Technologies
  • Wearable Health Informatics


Mário OliveiraIndependent Researcher, Portugal
Patrick FlandrinFrance
Cesare StefaniniScuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
Arcadi NavarroUniversitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Boudewijn LelieveldtLeiden University Medical Center, Netherlands


Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

Only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library.
A short list of presented papers will be selected so that revised and extended versions of these papers will be published by Springer-Verlag in a CCIS Series book.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by .


Conference Date: 3 - 6 March, 2014

Paper Submission: October 2, 2013 (expired)
Authors Notification:
December 11, 2013 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
December 23, 2013 (expired)

Paper Submission: November 14, 2013 (expired)
Authors Notification:
December 11, 2013 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
December 23, 2013 (expired)

Doctoral Consortium
Authors Notification: January 10, 2014 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: January 31, 2014 (expired)

Special Sessions
Paper Submission: December 23, 2013 (expired)
Authors Notification: January 10, 2014 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: January 28, 2014 (expired)


HEALTHINF Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 100 033
Fax: +44 203 014 8813


The conference will be held in Angers, France, on the new campus of ESEO, a graduate school of engineering in IT, electronics, networks and telecommunications.
Angers, the main city of the department of Maine et Loire in the Pays de la Loire region is the capital of the historic province of Anjou and is considered one of the most beautiful cities in France with its old streets, museums, gardens, gastronomic restaurants and art festivals.


Guy PlantierIndependent Researcher, France
Tanja SchultzCognitive Systems Lab (CSL), Cognitive Systems Lab (CSL), University of Bremen, Germany
Ana FredInstituto de Telecomunicações and Instituto Superior Técnico (University of Lisbon), Portugal
Hugo GamboaLIBPHYS-UNL / FCT - New University of Lisbon, Portugal


Marta BienkiewiczFaculty of Sport and Health, TUM, Technische Universitat Munchen, Germany
Christine VerdierInformatics, Pure Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, LIG - Université Grenoble Alpes, France


Nabil Alrajeh, king saud University, Saudi Arabia
Sergio Alvarez, Computer Science, Boston College, United States
Flora Amato, Dip. di Informatica e Sistemistica, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy
Francois Andry, Medisys / Data Science Platform, Philips, France
Turgay Ayer, Independent Researcher, United States
Philip Azariadis, Konstantinoupoleos 1, University of the Aegean, Greece
Adrian Barb, Information Science, Penn State University, United States
Rémi Bastide, INU Champollion - ISIS Engineering School, University of Toulous, France
Bert-Jan van Beijnum, Electrical Engineering, University of Twente, Netherlands
Federico Cabitza, Department of Informatics, Systemics and Communication, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca and IRCCS Ospedale Galeazzi, Italy
Eric Campo, S4M team, LAAS CNRS, France
Philip K. Chan, Department Of Computer Sciences, Florida Institute of Technology, United States
James Cimino, Informatics Institute, School of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
Krzysztof Cios, Virginia Commonwealth University, United States
Miguel Coimbra, Department of Computer Science, IT, University of Porto, Portugal
Emmanuel Conchon, XLIM, France
Carlos Costa, DETI, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Ricardo J. Cruz-Correia, MEDCIDS, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Mamede de Carvalho, Institute of Physiology-Institute of Molecular Medicine- Faculty of Medicine- University of Lisbon, Portugal
Maria Di Mascolo, Independent Researcher, France
Chrysanne DiMarco, Computer Science, University of Waterloo, Canada
Yichuan D. Ding, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, Canada
Liliana Dobrica, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Faculty of Automatic Control and Computers, Spl.Independentei 313, sector 6, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Stephan Dreiseitl, Dept. of Software Engineering, Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences at Hagenberg, Austria
Christo El Morr, School of Health Policy and Managmeent, York University, Canada
Derek Flood, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland
José Fonseca, UNINOVA, Portugal
Daniel Ford, Dell Research, United States
Christoph M. Friedrich, Computer Science, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund, Germany
Ioannis Fudos, Computer Science, University of Ioannina, Greece
Angelo Gargantini, Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'informazione e metodi matematici, University of Bergamo, Italy
Laura Giarré, DEIM, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
David Greenhalgh, Mathematics and Statistics, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
Murat Gunal, Industrial Engineering, Turkish Naval Academy, Turkey
Andrew Hamilton-Wright, School of Computer Science, University of Guelph, Canada
Jesse Hoey, Computer Science, University of Waterloo, Canada
Chun-Hsi Huang, School of Computing, Southern Illinois University, United States
Vojtech Huser, Independent Researcher, United States
Ivan E. Ivanov, Advanced Control Systems Laboratory, Technical University Sofia, Bulgaria
Stavros Karkanis, Informatics, Technologial Educational Institute of Central Greece, Greece
Anastasia Kastania, Informatics, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
Helen Kelley, School of Graduate Studies, University of Lethbridge, Canada
Andreas Kerren, Department of Computer Science and Media Technology, Department of Computer Science and Media Technology, Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden
Waldemar W. Koczkodaj, Computer Science, Laurentian University, Canada
Nan Kong, Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University, United States
Dimitri Konstantas, SES / Institute of Services Science, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Eduan Kotze, Department of Computer Science and Informatics, University of the Free State, South Africa
Giuseppe Liotta, Dipartimento di Ingegneria, University of Perugia, Italy
Daniel Lizotte, University of Waterloo, Canada
Nicolas Loménie, Mathematics and Informatic, Université Paris Descartes, France
Guillaume Lopez, Dpt of Integrated Information Technology, Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan
Guillermo Lopez Campos, Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine, Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom
Martin Lopez-Nores, Telematics Engineering, University of Vigo, Spain
Vanda Luengo, , France
Michele Luglio, Electronics Engineering, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy
Mia Markey, The University of Texas at Austin, United States
Alda Marques, School of Health Sciences (ESSUA), University of Aveiro, Portugal
José Luis Martínez, Computer Science, Universidade Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Paloma Martínez, Computer Science Department, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Sally McClean, School Of Computing And Information Engineering, Faculty Of Computing & Engineering, University of Ulster, United Kingdom
Marilyn McGee-lennon, School of Computing Science, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Gianluigi Me, Economics and FInance, Luiss University, Italy
Gerrit Meixner, UniTyLab, Heilbronn University, Germany
Roman Moucek, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
Radhakrishnan Nagarajan, Division of Biomedical Informatics, University of Kentucky, United States
Ebrahim Nageba, Université Claude Bernard Lyon, France
Hammadi Nait-Charif, National Centre for Computer Animation, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
Tadashi Nakano, Osaka University, Japan
Goran Nenadic, School of Computer Science, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
José L. Oliveira, Dept. Electrónica, Telecomunicações e Informática, University of Aveiro, DETI/IEETA, Portugal
Rui Pedro Paiva, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Chaoyi Pang, The Australian e-Health Research Centre, CSIRO, Australia
Danilo Pani, Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Cagliari, Italy
Alejandro Pazos Sierra, Computer Science and InformationTechnologies, University of A Coruña, Spain
José J. Pazos-Arias, Department Of Telematic Engineering, University of Vigo, Spain
Rosario Pugliese, Dipartimento di Statistica, Informatica, Applicazioni, Universita' di Firenze, Italy
Juha Puustjärvi, Computer Science, University of Helsinki, Finland
Arkalgud Ramaprasad, Information and Decision Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago, India
Zbigniew W. Ras, Department of Computer Science, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, United States
Reinhard Riedl, Business School, Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Marcos Rodrigues, Department of Engineering and Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Valter Roesler, Applied Informatics, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Elisabetta Ronchieri, CNAF, INFN, Italy
George Sakellaropoulos, Medical Physics, University of Patras, Greece
Ovidio Salvetti, Inst. of Information Science and Technologies - ISTI, National Research Council of Italy - CNR, Italy
Akio Sashima, Human Augmentation Research Center , AIST, Japan
Jacob Scharcanski, UFRGS - Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Bettina Schnor, Department of Computer Science, Potsdam University, Germany
Luca Dan I. Serbanati, Dept. of Engineering Taught in Foreign Languages, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania
Carla Simone, University of Siegen, Germany
Irena Spasic, Independent Researcher, United Kingdom
Jan Stage, Department of Computer Science, Aalborg University, Denmark
Francesco Tiezzi, University of Camerino, Italy
Ioannis G. Tollis, Computer Sicence, University of Crete, Greece
Vicente Traver, Technologies for Health and Wellbeing, ITACA, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Alexey Tsymbal, Corporate Research and Technologies,, Germany
Mohy Uddin, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC), Saudi Arabia
Gary Ushaw, School of Computing, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Aristides Vagelatos, Computer Technology Institute, Greece
Egon L. van den Broek, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Francisco Veredas, Dpto. Lenguajes y Ciencias de la Computación, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
Justin Wan, Computer Science, University of Waterloo, Canada
Rafal Wcislo, Department of Computer Science, AGH - University of Science and Technology in Cracow, Poland
Janusz Wojtusiak, Health Administration and Policy, George Mason University, United States
Serhan Ziya, Statistics and Operations Research, University of North Carolina, United States
André Zúquete, IEETA, IT, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal