Call for Papers and Workshops – IEEE Healthcom 2019

IEEE Comsoc has chosen Bogotá as the venue for the 2019 IEEE International Conference on E-health
Networking, Application & Services – Healthcom.

Bogotá is the capital of Colombia and one of the most dynamic cities in Latin America. Is a Cosmopolitan city of 8 million inhabitants that has positioned itself as one of the main business centers of Latin America. Is part of the Best Cities Global Alliance and has the main airport in South America, according to Skytrax. The quality of the health institutions of Bogotá stands out, 7 of the 44 best hospitals in Latin America are located in the city.

Colombia has successfully positioned itself as the third largest medical devices market in Latin America and Bogotá represents 75% of the sales, with a growing local industry.
We hope that both local academy and industry will take active participation in IEEE Healthcom 2019. Papers will be reviewed by an international technical committee under the IEEE standard procedure.


Accepted papers must be presented in oral sessions, this is mandatory to be published in the conference proceedings (IEEE Xplore database, including ISBN).



We encourage the submission of original, unpublished research focused on (but not limited to) the following topics of interest:

Medical, Biomedical and Health Informatics

• Electronic medical records (EMR) and electronic prescription
• HL-7
• Interoperability for personal Health systems
• 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
• Methods for inputting, transmitting and processing data for e-health
• Multimedia e-health data exchange services

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
• Usability of e-Health systems and devices.

E-Health Solutions to Challenging Problems

• Vector Borne Diseases (Dengue, Malaria, Leaishmaniasis)
• Neglected Diseases
• Telemedicine for rural area
• Aging problems and intelligent care
• Bioinformatics and precision medicine
• Smart agriculture for human health
Communications and networking
• Converged networks and applications
• Network and services virtualization
• Quality of Service (QoS) and Quality of Experience (QoE)
• Software Defined Networking (SDN) and network management
• Delay-tolerant, fault-tolerant and reliable communication
• Cognitive communication for medical bands
• In-hospital networking, body area networking and cloud-integrated networking
• Network Function Virtualization
• Nanoscale/molecular communications
• Network coding and error detection/correction
• Resilience and robustness
• Security

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




• Big data models, theories, algorithms, approaches, Solutions
• Machine learning, data mining, web mining, and graph mining
• Deep Learning for Heatlh


• Wearable sensors for patients monitoring
• Virtual rehabilitation (stroke, Parkinson disease, Alzheimer disease, multiple sclerosis)
• Telemedicine for aging
• Gait analysis (arm swing, balance, posture control)
• Eye-tracking
• Falls (detection, tracking)
• m-Health
• Neuromodulation


We invite authors to submit high-quality full papers reporting original and novel research results on all above topics.

Papers must be written in English, unpublished and not submitted elsewhere. Full papers must be formatted as the standard IEEE double-column conference template and submitted exclusively using the link

Maximum 6 pages are allowed for each paper, including all illustrations and references.


Submission: May 3rd, 2019
Workshop proposals: February 15, 2019
Notification: July 07, 2019
Camera-ready and author registration: August 09, 2019



In addition to exciting technical symposia, tutorials and exhibitions, IEEE Healthcom 2019 will feature a series of half and full-day workshops and invites the submission of workshop proposals. The aim of the conference workshops is to emphasize emerging topics not specifically covered in the main symposia. Workshops should highlight current topics related to technical and business issues in health technology, networking and Computing for Health, and should include a mix of regular papers, invited presentations and panels that encourage the participation of attendees in active discussion.

Workshop Proposal Format

Each workshop proposal (maximum 5 pages) must include (please follow the following order in your proposal):

• Title of the workshop

• Workshop Organizers (names, affiliation and contact information), limiting up to 2 workshop chairs for half-day workshop and 3 workshop chairs for full-day workshop

• Scope and topics of the workshop (max 1 page)

• Rationale (max 1 page)

a. Why is the topic current and important?
b.Why the workshop may attract a significant number of submissions of good quality?
c. Why the workshop may attract a large number of attendees, in addition to the authors?
d. Why the workshop differs from others; i.e., related workshops and conferences of similar topic?

• A short biography of the organizers (up to 200 words)

• Names of potential participants, such as program committee members and invited speakers (indication that speakers accepted to participate is a plus)

• Planned format of the workshop, including:

– Duration of the workshop: Half-day, Full-day and tentative schedule
– Preferred day of workshop:
– Number of refereed papers, hot topic sessions, keynotes, panels
– Unique, creative and novel workshops formats are strongly encouraged

• Draft Call for Papers (max 1 page)

• A description of the publicity and promotion plan

• Workshop potential website address (if available at the time of the proposal – will be required later if the workshop proposal is accepted)

Workshop Preparation and Organization Timeline

Proposal Submission Deadline: 15 February 2019
Notification of Selection: 15 March 2019
Website for each workshop on: 15 April 2019
Deadline for workshop paper submission: 15 July 2019
Acceptance/rejection announcement: 16 August 2019
Final workshop papers due: 09 September 2019