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A Multidisciplinary View on Digital Support for
Healthy Living and Self-management for Health


April 24 - 28, 2016 - Venice, Italy

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Featuring the symposium:

  • MATH 2016, The International Symposium on Mobile and Assistive Technology for Healthcare

Call for Papers:

Due to recent developments in health care, health-care politics, and in demographic trends, we see a large potential, and importance, for technology to support people in self-management of health issues, and even more importantly, healthy living, i.e., use of persuasive technology to make exercise regular and fun, to make good food choices, to quantify self, etc. Due to the large stress on the health care systems, especially with elderly and chronically ill patients, self-management and digital tools to maintain the quality of care are incredibly important. But many questions arise: Is digital support well enough designed for a specific target group that it was intended for? Are people willing and able to use this technology? What are the consequences of using the technology for their disease and quality of life? How can people incorporate these technologies into their daily life practices?

Our perspective is primarily user, or patient, centered. However, outstanding contributions from the perspective of the care professionals, or the informal care providers, are also of interest. How do patient-centered solutions affect work of care professionals? What does supportive technology mean for informal care providers and the crucial role they play in the current and future health care system?


  • Patient-centered and participatory design for digital health (methods or solutions)
  • Health-oriented interaction design
  • Effects of digital health support on patients, care professionals, informal careers
  • Learning processes for patients, care professionals and informal care providers related to digital solutions
  • Opportunities Internet of Things offers for health care systems
  • Mobile e-health oriented solutions
  • Specialized citizen-tracking systems
  • Big data processing for citizen well-being
  • Real-time medical data mining, collection and interpretation
  • Medical systems and technologies
  • Effects of Do-It-Yourself patients on the health care systems
  • Assistive well-being; assistive technologies, accessible devices and content (smart phones, gaming consoles, interactive boards, interactive TVs, kiosks, e-books, e-learning, e-banking, e-commence)
  • ICT platforms for domestic healthcare of patients affected by chronic diseases
  • Systems for monitoring special diseases (Parkinson, Alzheimer, Diabetes, etc.)


Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to one of the IARIA Journals.

Publisher: XPS (Xpert Publishing Services)
Archived: ThinkMindTM Digital Library (free access)
Prints available at Curran Associates, Inc.
Articles will be submitted to appropriate indexes.

Important deadlines:

Submission (full paper)

Dec. 8, 2015 January 25, 2016


February 27, 2016


March 14, 2016

Camera ready

March 20, 2016

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received submissions will be acknowledged via an automated system.

Contribution types

  • regular papers [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • short papers (work in progress) [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • posters: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • posters: slide only [slide-deck posted on]
  • demos: two pages [posted on]


Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received submissions will be acknowledged via an automated system.

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11", not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost. The formatting instructions can be found on the Instructions page. Helpful information for paper formatting can be found on the here. Latex templates are also available.

Slides-based contributions can use the corporate/university format and style.

Your paper should also comply with the additional editorial rules.

Once you receive the notification of contribution acceptance, you will be provided by the publisher an online author kit with all the steps an author needs to follow to submit the final version. The author kits URL will be included in the letter of acceptance.

We would recommend that you should not use too many extra pages, even if you can afford the extra fees. No more than 2 contributions per event are recommended, as each contribution must be separately registered and paid for. At least one author of each accepted paper must register to ensure that the paper will be included in the conference proceedings and in the digital library, or posted on the (for slide-based contributions).


Advisory Committee

Marike Hettinga, Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
Alma Leora Culén , University of Oslo, Norway
Ramesh Krishnamurthy, Health Systems and Innovation Cluster, World Health Organization - Geneva, Switzerland

Program Committee Members

Eric Brangier, Université de Lorraine, France
Maurizio Caon, HumanTech Institute HES-SO | Haute école d’ingénierie et d’architecture | University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Western Switzerland, Switzerland
Cristiana Degano, Gruppo SIGLA, Italy
Sisse Finken, Linnaeus University, Sweden
Philippe Gorce, HandiBio, Toulon University, France
Yiannis Koumpouros, Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece
Ramesh Krishnamurthy, Health Systems and Innovation Cluster, World Health Organization - Geneva, Switzerland
Margaret Machniak, University of Oslo, Norway
Santiago Gil Martinez, University of Agder, Norway
Mart Min, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Britt Östlund, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Paolo Perego, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Caterina Rizzi, Università degli Studi di Bergamo, Italy
Pietro Siciliano, Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems IMM-CNR, Italy
Neeraj Kumar Singh, University of Toulouse - INP/ IRIT, France
Carolien Smits, Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands
Leonor Teixeira, Institute of Electronics and Telematics Engineering of Aveiro (IEETA) / Department of Economics, Management and Industrial Engineering (DEGEI) - University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal
Nadine Vigouroux, IRIT - UMR CNRS 5505 - Toulouse | Université Fédérale de Toulouse, France

(to be completed)

Publishing Information:

Published by IARIA XPS Press

Archived in the free access ThinkMindTM Digital Library
Prints available at Curran Associates, Inc.
Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to a IARIA Journal
Articles will be submitted to appropriate indexes.

conference contact:

ISBN: 978-1-61208-521-0

Submit a Paper:

First, fill out the submission form with information about your paper. Please, fill it out only once for each paper, and do not resubmit it. Contact the address below if you run into any difficulties.

As the designated correspondence author, you will then receive a first e-mail message containing the paper ID. The information in the email will allow you to submit your paper.

If you have some problems send your paper via this e-mail (please report your paper ID in the text of your mail AND the name of the conference).

The conference staff will contact you only if the paper does not print properly or has other problems.

You can change information about your paper, submit brief corrections, view an email trail, and even edit your personal information by following the link in the initial confirmation email.

Touristic Information:

Touristic information is available from eTELEMED 2016.

Hotels and Travel:

Hotels and travel information is available from eTELEMED 2016.


Tutorials are available from eTELEMED 2016.

Preliminary Program:

Preliminary program is available from eTELEMED 2016.

Camera Ready:

The link below contains the details on how to upload the final version of your paper to the publisher. The upload should be done after registering your article via the Registration Form.

Publication Site for eTELEMED 2016 (includes DIGITAL HEALTHY LIVING 2016 and MATH 2016)

Publication details are in the Call for Papers, namely "Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11", not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost". The costs of additional pages are on thethe Registration Form.

If you have any questions about the paper upload process, please contact the proceedings production editor, Sandra.

Registration Form:

Each accepted paper needs at least one full registration, before the camera-ready manuscript can be included in the proceedings. The student rate is the lowest registration rate listed in the registration form.

One registration form covers the registration of the paper and the participation of one presenter. If an author has two (or more) accepted papers, each paper must be registered paid for with a separate form.

Every participant must register separately: if two co-authors attend, each of them has to register

Support letters for entry visa will only be issued to attendees who have successfully paid their registration fees in full.


Registration form:

The registration form can be found here.

Note: If you attend but do not have a paper to present, use paper number "guest" in the registration form.

Note: For any registration related questions, please contact or by fax at 1-302-397-2009

Support letters

It is solely the responsibility of the participants and their corporations/universities to obtain the necessary travel visa.
The association can only issue a support letter stating that a registered participant has an accepted paper and that the participant is expected to have an oral presentation.
For questions or requests related to entry visa support letters, please contact or by fax at 1-302-397-2009

Hotel information

For a group registration rate at the conference hotel, you can use this form. The booking is done directly to the hotel by the attendee; hotel contact information is on the form. If this is not a suitable option, you can book any hotel you decide.


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Copyrighted presentation material may be photographed or copied for personal use only, not for reproduction or distribution. Material labeled confidential or proprietary may not be photographed or copied.


If for unforeseen reasons physical presence at the conference location is not  possible, proceedings will not be mailed as the articles are freely available from ThinkMind digital library,


Statistics are available from eTELEMED 2016.


Photos are available from eTELEMED 2016.


Awards are available from eTELEMED 2016.


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