Workshop on Mobile Healthcare for the Self-Management of Chronic Diseases and the Empowerment of Patients

Mobile HCI 2016

The wave of digital health is continuously growing and promises to transform the experience of patients, redefining their role as empowered actors of the healthcare processes rather than passive receivers of medical help. Chronic diseases are in the center of these developments as they require the continuous and active involvement of not only healthcare professionals but also patients, both of who can be benefited by specialized mobile applications and the aggregated data of modern miniaturized and wearable sensors.

The current workshop invites researchers from the fields of Information Technologies and Medical Sciences as well as healthcare professionals and technology developers to demonstrate and discuss innovative approaches related to the utilization of mobile Human Computer Interaction approaches in the modern healthcare environment.

In detail the current workshop is aiming to cover issues of patient empowerment and self-management of chronic diseases through the bridging of technical, clinical and commercial sectors:

  • Methods, techniques and technologies for the support of healthcare in the modern environment
  • Software and hardware development for privacy preservation and protection of medical data.
  • Utilization of visual analytics approaches for the presentation and analysis of multimodal and multisensorial large amounts of data.
  • Personalization of user interfaces for increased user engagement and application usability.
  • Innovative clinical decision support mechanisms for the support of patient self-management approaches.
  • Patient education approaches on the basis of modern mobile Human Computer Interfaces such as Virtual Reality and Gamification.
  • Socio-technological aspects of the use of mobile technologies in the healthcare environment

Call for Papers

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The current workshop is supported by EU funded project MyAirCoach (Grand Agreement no: 643607)

Primary Workshop Organizer

Dr. Dimitrios Tzovaras
Director, Researcher A'
Information Technologies Institute
Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas

Organizing Committee

Dr. Stefano Valtolina [Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy]
Dr. José Abdelnour-Nocera [University of West London, United Kingdom]
Dr. Votis Konstantinos [Information Technologies Institute, Greece]
Dr. Barbara Rita Barricelli [Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy]
Dr. Konstantinos Moustakas [University of Patras, Greece]
Dr Jacob K. Sont [Leidein Medical University, The Netherlands]
Dr Omar Usmani [Imperial College London & Royal Brompton Hospital, United Kingdom]

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: May 27th, 2016 (23:59 CET)
Acceptance notification: June 10th, 2016
Camera-ready: June 17th, 2016
Workshop : September 6th-9th (Exact date to be announced)

Submission Procedure

Authors are invited to submit a 2-4 page position paper formatted according to the ACM extended abstract format 2016. Papers will be selected on the basis of their originality and quality. At least one author of each accepted position paper must attend the MobileHCI2016 conference and attend the workshop.

The links for the online submission of papers will be announced.

Workshop Structure

The main goal of the workshop is to create a dynamic and highly interactive atmosphere for the discussion of novel mHealth approaches for the empowerment of chronic patients. The workshop is intended to last one day and be separated into two main sessions. In the first session, participants will present their work and answer questions in brief rounds of ten minutes. Participants will be specifically asked to emphasize the “hands on ” presentation of their mHealth solutions, taking advantage of the relatively small size of the audience and the specificity of the workshop’s title. The activities of the second part of the workshop will be structured around four main pillars, namely:

  • A plenary discussion about the challenges emerged through the presentations and their implications.
  • Discussion held in sub-groups about reflections related to specific diseases and healthcare domains.
  • A plenary discussion during which all sub-groups will share their main outcomes.
  • Conclusion of the workshop with proposals by organizers and participants for future collaborations.

Workshop Program

To be announced

To be announced

To be published after the completion of the workshop

2016 March
Workshop accepted at MobileHCI conference

Dr. Dimitrios Tzovaras
Director, Researcher A'

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