The 19th IEEE International Conference on E-health Networking, Application & Services (HealthCom 2017)

12-15 October 2017

Dalian, China

Call for Papers

IEEE HealthCom 2017 is fully sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society. It aims at bringing together interested parties from around the world working in the health care field to exchange ideas, to discuss innovative and emerging solutions, and to develop collaborations. eHealth is defined as the cost-effective and secure use of information and communications technologies in support of health and the related fields, including health-care related services, surveillance, literature, education, knowledge, and research, both at the local site and at a distance. It will make personalized medicine possible and affordable in the near future. The adoption of eHealth technologies in medical fields creates huge opportunities yet lots of challenges still need to be resolved to build reliable, secure, and efficient networks or platforms with great flexibility.

Prospective authors are cordially invited to submit their original contributions covering completed or ongoing work related to the eHealth area. The topics include but are not limited to

Medical, Biomedical and Health Informatics

  • Electronic medical records (EMR) and electronic prescription
  • Data preprocessing, cleansing, management and mining
  • Data quality assessment and improvement
  • Medical imaging
  • Computer-aided detection, hypothesis generation and diagnosis
  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Evolutionary and longitudinal patient and disease models
  • Clinical workflow
  • Medication adherence and health monitoring
  • Smart health and big data
  • Deep IoT analysis
  • M2M


  • High-confidence medical devices
  • Integration of medical devices with e-Health
  • Medical device interoperability
  • Wearable devices
  • In/on/around-body sensors and actuators
  • Biosensors at the micro/nano-scale
  • Smart garments/textiles
  • Wireless energy transfer
  • Energy harvesting
  • Device security

Communications and Networking

  • Communication/network infrastructures, architectures and protocols for e-Health
  • 5G
  • Soft-SIM technology
  • Narrowband technology
  • Antennas and propagation
  • Proximity-based communication, group communication and social networks
  • Power-efficient communication
  • Ultra-wideband communication
  • Delay-tolerant, fault-tolerant and reliable communication
  • Cognitive communication for medical bands
  • In-hospital networking, body area networking and cloud-integrated networking
  • Software-defined networks and network management
  • Network Function Virtualization
  • Nanoscale/molecular communications
  • Network coding and error detection/correction
  • Resilience and robustness
  • Security

Signal/Data Processing and Systems

  • Context awareness and situation awareness
  • Image/video processing and computer/robot vision
  • Internet of Things, Ambient intelligence and pervasive computing
  • Augmented reality and human-computer interaction
  • Motion detection and activity recognition
  • User modeling and personalization
  • Robotics
  • Computing/storage infrastructures for e-Health such as clouds and virtualization
  • Software, systems and performance engineering for e-Health
  • Security

Services and Applications

  • e-Health services/applications for physical and mental health; for example, in acute care, chronic care, mental health care, biomedical engineering, rehabilitation, prosthetics, elderly/nursing care, smart homes and hospitals, and rural/wilderness practice.
  • e-Health services/applications for sports and exercise; for example, in training prescription and feedback, concussion detection/monitoring, life-logging and fitness monitoring.
  • e-Health services/applications for public health; for example, disease prevention, pandemic preparedness, epidemiological interventions and smart cities.
  • e-Health services/applications for extreme environments; for example, in firefighting, disaster response, evacuation assistance, medical triage, space travel/exploration, deep diving and deep sea exploration
  • m-Health applications and software
  • Quality of experience (QoE) with e-Health services/applications.
  • Security, privacy and trust for e-Health services/applications
  • Emerging cloud-based services/applications including health clouds/grids

System Research

  • Standardization
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Social technological alignment
  • E-health and m-health governance
  • Quality of care
  • Business modeling
  • Supply chain management
  • Anti-counterfeiting
  • Smart Pharmaceuticals
  • Global e-health strategies
  • Tagging and tracking
  • Work flow
  • Patient flow

E-Health Solutions to Challenging Problems

  • Telemedicine for rural area
  • Aging problems and intelligent care
  • Bioinformatics and precision medicine
  • Smart agriculture for human health

Accepted and presented technical papers will be published in the IEEE HEALTHCOM 2017 Conference Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore®. See the submission instructions section of the website for author requirements of accepted authors.

Important Dates

Main track

Paper Submission July 10, 2017
Acceptance Notification August 20, 2017
Camera Ready Paper September 12, 2017


Paper Submission July 31, 2017
Acceptance Notification August 31, 2017
Camera Ready Paper September 12, 2017

Demo, Poster, Short paper

Paper Submission August 15, 2017
Acceptance Notification August 31, 2017
Camera Ready Paper September 12, 2017

Perspective authors are invited to submit their papers using EDAS. A full paper should not have more than six (6) IEEE style pages including results, figures and references. Short paper max. 4 pages and Poster, Demo paper max. 2 pages. Max. 2 extra pages are allowed with extra charges$75 per page. Papers will be reviewed with the standard reviewing procedure (with at least 3 independent anonymous reviews). All of the accepted papers will be published on IEEExplore (

Extended version of best papers will be considered for publication on the International Journal on E-Health and Medical Communications, IEEE Transactions on NanoBioScience, EAI Transactions on Body Area Networks, IEEE Access, Sensor or Wiley Security and Communication Networks Journal etc.

The submitted manuscripts can be prepared in Word, or Latex using the IEEE templates, but authors should finally submit the manuscript in PDF format and make sure that the file will print on a printer that uses letter size (8.5 x 11) paper. The official language of the meeting is English.

The template in word:instruct 8.5x11x2.doc
The template in pdf: instruct 8.5x11x2.pdf
The template in tex: LaTex Formatting Macros

Submission shall be done via the EDAS:

Organizing Committee

General Chairs

  • Chengsheng Pan, Dalian University, China
  • Lei Shu, University of Lincoln, UK / Guangdong University of Petrochemical Technology, China

IEEE HEALTHCOM Steering Committees

  • Joel J. P. C. Rodrigues (Chair), National Institute of Telecommunications (Inatel), Brazil; Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal
  • Pradeep Ray, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
  • Norbert Noury, University of Lyon, France
  • Augusto Venâncio Neto, Federal Univ. of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil/Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal
  • Nazim Agoulmine, Université Evry Val Essonne, France
  • Christoph Thuemmler, Edinburgh Napier University, UK

TPC Chairs

  • Liming Chen, De Montfort University, UK
  • Joel J. P. C. Rodrigues, National Institute of Telecommunications (Inatel), Brazil; Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal
  • Augusto Neto, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.

Local Chairs

  • Zumin Wang, Dalian University, China
  • Lei Wang, Dalian University of Technology, China
  • Li Yang, Dalian University, China
  • Yan Liu, Dalian University, China.

Workshops Chairs

  • Kashif Saleem, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
  • Yang Peng, University of Washington, USA
  • Siwei Yu, Wuhan University, China.

Publication Chairs

  • Hsi Pin Ma, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
  • Baofeng Wang, Dalian University, China.

Publicity Chairs

  • Honggang Wang, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, USA  and Secretary of the TC on eHealth
  • Jaime Lloret, Polit. Univ. of Valencia, Spain.
  • Chunsheng Zhu, The University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Di Wu, Dalian University of Technology, China
  • Fang Xi, Dalian University, China.

Patronage Chairs

  • Guohui Li, Tianjin Aoking Hightech Company, China
  • Yang Li, Dalian Cloud Force Technologies Ltd., China
  • Baori Zhang, General Manager, Dalian Taylor Health Industry Co. Ltd, China.

Finance Chairs

  • Bruce Worthman, IEEE ComSoc, USA
  • Jing Qin, Dalian University, China.

Web Chair

  • Changqing Ji, Dalian University, China

Demo and Poster Chair

  • Ismini Psychoula, De Montfort University, UK
  • Zhengxing Huang, Zhejiang University, China.

Keynotes Speakers

  • Michael Pecht, University of Maryland, USA
  • Pradeep Ray, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
  • Xiangjian He, University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), Austrilia.