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Special Session
Special Session on
Signals and Signs Understanding for Personalized Guidance to Promote Healthy Lifestyles

3 - 6 March, 2014 - ESEO, Angers, Loire Valley, France

Within the International Conference on Health Informatics - HEALTHINF 2014


Sara Colantonio

Brief Bio
Sara Colantonio, M.Sc. (Hons.) in Computer Science and Ph.D. in Information Engineering from the University of Pisa, Italy, is researcher at Signal&Image Lab of the Institute of Information Science and Technologies of the Italian National Research Council from 2003. In 2004 and 2006, she received a grant from Finmeccanica for studies in the field of image categorization with applications in medicine and quality control. Her research activity is mainly focused on Computer Vision; Artificial and Computational Intelligence; multimodal data fusion and interpretation; and decision support systems. Topics of interests cover hierarchical intelligent models for data interpretation; smart hybridization strategies to combine data-driven, adaptive techniques and knowledge-based approaches; case-based reasoning; distributed and structured systems for multimodal image processing and mining; cognitive cooperative control; image visual content extraction, recognition and interpretation. She is co-author of more than 50 scientific papers and co-editor of a special issue on “Intelligent signal and image processing in eHealth.” She is currently involved in a number of European research projects and serving as Project Coordinator for the FP7 EU Project SEMEOTICONS.
Renata Guarneri
Fondazione Politecnico di Milano

Brief Bio
Renata Guarneri is Project Manager in the Project Development-International Area at Fondazione Politecnico. Before joining Fondazione Politecnico, she was Principal Technologist at CREATE-NET, responsible for the centre overall research organisation and research strategic directions, including EU funding aspects. She has been involved in EU funded research since 1990 when she joined the RACE Industrial Consortium in Brussels to represent Italtel. In 1999 Renata joined Siemens, first in the Marketing and Strategies Dept, responsible for Standard & Regulation, then in the R&D Dept. of the Mobile Radio Business Unit, responsible for EU research projects. Currently she is the coordinator of the EU Projects RT3S and PEGASO.


The two EU FP7 Projects SEMEOTICONS - SEMEiotic Oriented Technology for Individual’s CardiOmetabolic risk self-assessmeNt and Self-monitoring and PEGASO - Personalised Guidance Services for Optimising lifestyle management in teen-agers through awareness, motivation and engagement organize this Special Session to jointly present and discuss innovative ICT solutions aimed at promoting healthy lifestyle and preventing disease.
SEMEOTICONS will focus on novel techniques and devices to assess and correlate biometric, morphometric, colorimetric, and compositional descriptors of human face as key indicators of an individual’s health status.
PEGASO will report on an innovative framework for the promotion of health services based on individual and environmental monitoring, feedback to the user, and social connectivity to motivate teen-agers to adopt healthy lifestyle.

- Digital semeiotics for recognition and assessment of face signs
- Face characterization and expression recognition
- Users’ profiling and individuals’ models
- Sensors and devices for lifestyle and behaviour monitoring
- Intelligent applications for behavioural trends recognition and prediction and early detection of health risks
- Multimedia diaries
- Social and networked games
- Online education
- Supportive environments and personalised guidance
- Innovative organisational models and business models for ICT-enabled disease prevention.


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


Giuseppe Andreoni, Industrial Design Faculty and Department of the University of Milan, Italy
A. Cetin, Bilkent University, Turkey
Giuseppe Coppini, , Italy
Claudio Lafortuna, , Italy
Paolo Marraccini, Institute of Clinical Physiology, Italian National Research Council, Italy
Ovidio Salvetti, National Research Council of Italy - CNR, Italy
Tamás Szirányi, Computer and Automation Research Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines and Templates.
Papers should be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system at: http://www.insticc.org/Primoris


All accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on CD-ROM support - and submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Index) and Scopus.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


HEALTHINF Special Sessions - SUPERHEAL 2014
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