Call for Submission

IEEE Healthcom 2016 Call for multi-media conference contributions

Healthcare is one of the largest industries with 5-18% of GDPs spent on health and Care globally. The healthcare budgets of the vast majority of nations continue to outgrow their GDPs. Social, demographic, economic and technological factors are the drivers for ever faster changing healthcare models. While the demographic shifts in the populations display significant socio-economic challenges they trigger more and more opportunities for innovators in the areas of sensor technology the Internet of Things, Robotics, e-health, m-Health, Cloud Computing and emerging technologies such as 5G, Big Data, SDNs, NFV, Precision and Personalized Medicine. However, the integration of innovative technology into society is associated with a lot of complexities. Social technological alignment and societal acceptance of technology requires sound solutions with regards to ethical, legal, social and security challenges.

IEEE Healthcom 2016, which is fully sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society is calling for contributions in different categories:

Workshops: The workshop language is English. Workshops may cover current trends and future technologies, distinguished research topics, industrial challenges or socio-economic processes which proposers might wish to discuss or investigate in more depth in a structured manner over a 180 minutes period. For this purpose proposers should come up with a 1-3 page layout of the workshop including detailed suggestions with regards to the topics addressed, structure of the workshop, a workshop chair / co-chair, potential invited speakers and a description of the target audience. The program committee might propose the merger of accepted workshops where topics and target audience might be very similar.

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Papers: IEEE Healthcom is calling for original, previously unpublished contributions related to the healthcare, engineering and communications domains. The scope is outlined below through a number of key topics, however please be advised that the list is neither exhaustive nor exclusive. The program committee encourages authors addressing topics not explicitly mentioned to submit their contribution for consideration. Papers have to follow IEEE format requirements and have to be written in English.

To be published in the IEEE HEALTHCOM 2016 Conference Proceedings and to be eligible for publication in IEEE Xplore, an author of each accepted paper is required to register for the conference at the FULL or LIMITED (member or non-member) rate, and the paper must be presented by an author of that paper at the conference unless the TPC Chair grants permission for a substitute presenter in advance of the event and who is qualified both to present and answer questions.

A best paper prize will be awarded and presented to winning authors.

  • Papers must follow the IEEE paper template.
  • The submissions will undergo double-blind peer review to highest standards.
  • Max. paper length: 6 pages.

90 Seconds Video Clips: In our 3-2-1 competition, which is addressing predominantly students and young researchers including student nurses, social workers, other allied health professional students, engineering and computer science students we are calling for 90 second video clips recorded with your mobile phone or smart device. In order to be as inclusive as possible the format of the video clip is free and can be anything from a pitch, a presentation, a mini-documentary, etc. A multi-professional academic/industrial panel will review the pitches. The 3 best submissions will be announced during the conference dinner on 15.September 2016 and the directors will be awarded a price.

3-2-1 Flash Competition: The 3-2-1 competition is intended to cover work in progress or initiate discussion about early findings and new ideas. The required format is up to 3 Power Point Slides, which have to be presented in no more than 2 minutes sharp by 1 presenter during the 3-2-1 Flash Session on 15. Or 16. September. A committee will be following the 3-2-1 competition which will be video recorded. The best presentation will be awarded with a price.

Posters: IEEE Healthcom 2016 is open for poster submissions but highly recommends the use of the digital options 90 Seconds Video Clip or 3-2-1 Flash Competition. However, those researchers who wish to show Posters need to submit them for evaluation within the deadline as a PDF page.

Important Dates:

  • Paper Submission: 15. Juni 2016 Extended: 30. June 2016
  • 90 Seconds Video submission: 30. June 2016
  • 3-2-1-Flash Competition submission: 30. June 2016

General Notification Date for all submissions

  • (Apart from workshops): 15. July 2016 Delayed: 18. July 2016
  • Papers Camera Ready by: 30. July 2016


Please use following site for your submission:

Call for papers handout: HC2016 CfP