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The Fifth International Conference on
Global Health Challenges


October 9 - 13, 2016 - Venice, Italy

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  • Colocated with other events part of NexTech 2016
  • Posters will be presented during the conference
  • A Work in Progress track is available for preliminary work
  • A Research Ideas track is available for ideas in early stages
  • A Doctoral Forum track is available for discussing and publishing early PhD thesis research
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May 23 June 17, 2016


July 19, 2016


August 2, 2016

Camera ready

August 30, 2016

ISSN: 2308-4553
ISBN: 978-1-61208-511-1

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:

All tracks/topics are open to both research and industry contributions.

Special sessions:

WEBAM: Web-Based Medical Diagnosis
Session Chair and Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Abdel-Badeeh M. Salem, Ain Shams University Abbasia - Cairo, Egypt

SaPemHealth: Security and Privacy on e-Health and m-Health
Session Chair and Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Youna Jung, Virginia Military Institute - Lexington, USA

AuSy-4-ELiSA: Automated Systems for Equipment Lifespan Assessment
Session Chair and Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hassan Khachfe, Lebanese International University - Beirut, Lebanon

RiForM-ME: Risk Forecasting and Management of Medical Equipment
Session Chair and Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hassan Khachfe, Lebanese International University - Beirut, Lebanon


Main tracks:

Foundations in global health informatics; Computational health; Software for health; Independent living technologies; ICT and health; Platform interoperability; Semantic interoperability; Diagnosis systems; Applied health informatics; User interfaces and visualization

Health and Wellness Informatics
Computation models and human body; Imaging and modelling of human body; Visual and knowledge artifacts; Feature analysis and classification; Machine learning, simulation, and image analysis; Image registration and correlation analysis; Sensing and detecting devices; 3d MRI and optical mapping; Semantic representation of human body data; Trusted information for personal wellness; Cloud outsourcing of medical image repositories;  Web-base decision support systems; Adverse drug event notification systems; Cross-hospital resource management systems; Nurse challenges with IT and electronic medical records; Clinical personal self-management; Care continuity

Medical  Systems and Technologies
Scalable medical systems; Hospital medical systems architecture; Medical-oriented communication protocols; Integration of heterogeneous medical systems; Noncontact human vital-signs sensing systems; Rehabilitation systems; Medical implant technologies; Digital biomedical images; Systems for measuring tissue parameters; Macroscopy and microscopy systems; Video-based healing systems; Mammograms systems; Patient-centric electronic health record systems; ICT platforms for domestic healthcare of patients affected by chronic diseases; Systems for monitoring special diseases (Parkinson, Alzheimer, Diabetes, etc.); Real-time medical data collection

Bio-medical semantics; Bio-medicine; Disease biomarker prediction; Applications of bio-nano technology; Body networks; Mobile healthcare; Ubiquitous healthcare; Human body communication devices; In-body video-driven navigation exploration; Wireless communication and inferences in in body networks-working environments ; Acoustic metrics and patterns for body exploration systems; Near-field effect and implant body area networks; Assisted wireless body area systems; Medical systems based on smart devices

Clinical epigenetic; Long term health conditions; Ambient assisted; Genetics; Virtual reality in medicine surgery; Clinical trials; Computational and knowledge management on proteomics and genomics; Drug design, disease diagnosis and control

Nursing; Patient-centered care; Personalized medicine; Pervasive health; Homecare; Pharmaceutical services

Biomedicine; Natural medicine; Preventive medicine; Chronic diseases following; Home surveillance

Security aspects and access control on medical data; Data management in pervasive context; Data quality assurance and provenance; Patient flow models in hospitals; Clinical data analysis; Information visualization of medical data; Performance of medical systems; Accuracy of medical systems; Scalability evaluation; Mobile clouds in medical scenarios ; Security of medical systems; Privacy for wired and wireless medical devices

eHealth initiatives; Social medicine; Health global accessibility; Epidemic spreading and control; Health Education; Providing health in remote areas; Decision support within healthcare; Ethical aspects in eHealth; Healthcare plans and patient benefits; Synchronization of federal regulations; Availability of medication; Community health services


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