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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.


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


Erik MeijeringSchool of Computer Science and Engineering, University of New South Wales, Australia
Lionel PazartTech4Health/ F-CRIN, Inserm, CHU Besançon, France
David RoseIndependent Researcher, United States


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.
It is planned to publish a short list of revised and extended versions of presented papers with Springer in a CCIS Series book .
A short list of papers presented at the conference will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in a special issue of the Journal Systems Biomedicine.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by .


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


Ana FredInstituto de Telecomunicações and Instituto Superior Técnico (University of Lisbon), Portugal
Hugo GamboaLIBPHYS-UNL / FCT - New University of Lisbon, Portugal
Dirk EliasUniversity of Porto / Fraunhofer, Portugal


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


Francois Andry, Medisys / Data Science Platform, Philips, France
Wassim Ayadi, LERIA, University of Angers, France and LaTICE, University of Tunis, Tunisia
Turgay Ayer, Independent Researcher, United States
Philip Azariadis, Konstantinoupoleos 1, University of the Aegean, Greece
Elarbi Badidi, College of Information Technology, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Omar Badreddin, 6115 Escondido driveUnit 28B, University of Texas El Paso, United States
Amarnath Banerjee, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Texas A&M University, United States
Adrian Barb, Information Science, Penn State University, United States
Gillian Bartlett, Family Medicine, McGill University, Canada
Bert-Jan van Beijnum, Electrical Engineering, University of Twente, Netherlands
Edward Brown, Computer Science, Memorial University, Canada
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
Sergio Cerutti, Bioengineering, Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy
Philip K. Chan, Department Of Computer Sciences, Florida Institute of Technology, United States
Yixin Chen, Computer and Information Science, University of Mississippi, United States
James Cimino, Informatics Institute, School of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
Miguel Coimbra, Department of Computer Science, IT, University of Porto, Portugal
Emmanuel Conchon, XLIM, France
Carlos Costa, DETI, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Maria Di Mascolo, Independent Researcher, France
Chrysanne DiMarco, Computer Science, University of Waterloo, 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
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
Jorge Henriques, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Chun-Hsi Huang, School of Computing, Southern Illinois University, United States
Cirano Iochpe, Instituto De Informática, Universidade Federal Do Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil
Enkelejda Kasneci, Computer Engineering, Perception Engineering Group, University of Tübingen, Germany
Anastasia Kastania, Informatics, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
Andreas Kerren, Department of Computer Science and Media Technology, Department of Computer Science and Media Technology, Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden
Min S. Kim, Health Management and Informatics, University of Missouri School of Medicine, United States
Craig Kuziemsky, Office of Research Services, MacEwan University, Canada
Sofia Kyratzi, Product and Systems Design Engineering, University of the Aegean, Greece
Elyes Lamine, ISIS, Engineering School of Computing Health Information Systems, University of Toulouse, IMT Mines Albi, CGI, France
Giuseppe Liotta, Dipartimento di Ingegneria, University of Perugia, Italy
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
Michele Luglio, Electronics Engineering, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy
Pierre Maret, Informatique, Université de Saint Etienne, France
Alda Marques, School of Health Sciences (ESSUA), University of Aveiro, Portugal
Paloma Martínez, Computer Science Department, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
José Luis Martínez, Computer Science, Universidade 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
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
Danilo Pani, Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Cagliari, Italy
Guy Paré, Information Technology, HEC Montréal, Canada
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
Marcos Rodrigues, Department of Engineering and Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Roberto J. Rodrigues, Independent Researcher, United States
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
Carla Simone, University of Siegen, Germany
Irena Spasic, Independent Researcher, United Kingdom
Jan Stage, Department of Computer Science, Aalborg University, Denmark
Abdel-Rahman Tawil, Architecture Computing and Engineering, Birmingham City University, United Kingdom
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
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
Lixia Yao, Department of Health Sciences Research, Mayo Clinic, United States
Serhan Ziya, Statistics and Operations Research, University of North Carolina, United States
André Zúquete, IEETA, IT, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal