The Twelfth International Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine


November 21, 2020 to November 25, 2020 - Valencia, Spain



Sep 03, 2020


Oct 02, 2020


Oct 14, 2020

Camera ready

Oct 20, 2020

Deadlines differ for special tracks. Please consult the conference home page for special tracks Call for Papers (if any).


Published by IARIA Press (operated by Xpert Publishing Services)

Archived in the Open Access IARIA ThinkMind Digital Library

Prints available at Curran Associates, Inc.

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to a IARIA Journal

Indexing Procedure

Affiliated Journals

eTELEMED 2020 - The Twelfth International Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine

November 21, 2020 - November 25, 2020

eTELEMED 2020: Awards

The papers listed below have been selected as "Best Papers" based on the reviews of the original submission, the camera-ready version, and the presentation during the conference. For the awarded papers, a digital award will be issued in the name of the authors. The authors of these papers are also receiving invitations to submit an extended article version to one of the IARIA Journals.

Note that these articles are selected on the basis of the feedback from the first phase of the conference. Additional articles will be selected from the second phase in November. For details on how the two phase process works, please see the 2020 Procedure.

Awarded Papers

Communication between Mentor and Mentee Using Videoconferencing in Surgical Training
Line Lundvoll Warth

Can Increased Patient Involvement Reduce the Number of Surgery Cancellations? Lessons Learned from a Research and Development Project in Norway
Kari Dyb, Conceicao Granja

The Use of Electronic Signature in Processes and Applications of the Croatian Agency for Medicinal Products and Medical Devices
Arian Rajh, Dubravka Sudic, Katarina Gvozdanovic

Proposal of Spring Assist Unit for Walking Disabilities
Haruki Baba, Yoshitoshi Murata, Tomoki Yamato

Investigation on the Use of the PE873 Conductive Ink for Surface EMG Measurements
Andrea Federico, Marco Belcastro, Pasqualino Torchia, Salvatore Tedesco, Brendan O'Flynn

Reference Design Model for a Smart e-Coach Recommendation System for Lifestyle Support based on ICT Technologies
Ayan Chatterjee, Martin W. Gerdes, Andreas Prinz, Santiago G. Martinez, Anine Christine Medin

From Theory to Reality - Health Data Management in a Complex System
Eloria Vigouroux-Zugasti, Christian Bourret, Sylvie Parrini-Alemanno

Natural Language Processing, Wearables, and Their Combination in Healthcare: Opportunities, Challenges, and Considerations
Frank Rudzicz, Raymond Ng, Robert Wu, Mohamed Abdalla, Giuseppe Carenini, Kendall Ho

An Approach to Explainable AI for Digital Pathology
Juan Manuel Montes-Sanchez, Luis Muñoz-Saavedra, Francisco Luna-Perejon, Javier Civit-Masot, Satur Vicente-Diaz, Anton Civit

Combining Patient Pathway Visualisation with Predicion Outcomes for Chemotherapy Treatments
Agastya Silvina, Juliana Bowles, Peter Hall

The Core of Design Thinking and its Impact on Digital Transformation in Healthcare
Niels Garmann-Johnsen, Migle Helmersen, Tom Roar Eikebrokk

Socio-technical Requirements for Expert Users to Design Structured User-interfaces for OpenEHR-based EHRs
Gro-Hilde Severinsen, Line Silsand, Rune Pedersen, Gunnar Ellingsen

Barriers and Enablers to Implementation of mHealth Programmes
Robyn Whittaker, Rosie Dobson, Gayl Humphrey, Leah Friedman

Towards a National Clinical Decision Support Framework for Norway: Expert Assessment and Proposed Architecture
Luis Marco-Ruiz, Kristian Malm-Nicolaisen, Alexandra Makhlysheva, Rune Pedersen

User Experience Design for Persons Living With Dementia- Current Methods and Experimental Experience
Sabrina Knappe, Bruce Wallace, Laura Ault, Rafik Goubran, Neil Thomas, Frank Knoefel

Detection of Health-Related Problems of People with Dementia from Lifestyle Wearables: A Rule-Based Approach
Antonios Pliatsios, Thanos Stavropoulos, Dimitris Strantsalis, Vasileios Kassiano, Spiros Nikolopoulos, Ioannis Kompatsiaris


The following papers have been selected on the basis of their contents, specificaly for lending themselves to an interesting extended work. The authors of these papers are receiving invitations to submit an extended article version to one of the IARIA Journals.

Papers Invited for IARIA Journals

Proposal of Powered Foot Prosthesis Emulating Motion of Healthy Foot (PEHF)
Yoshitoshi Murata, Haruki Baba, Yukihide Nishimura

Multi-action Detection System Using Infrared Omnidirectional Cameras
Takashi Imabuchi, Yoshitoshi Murata, Oky Dicky Ardiansyah Prima

PROPHECY: Patient Reported Outcomes in Prostate Cancer, a Mobile-Health Experience in Radiotherapy
Bruno Fionda, Anna Rita Alitto, Vincenzo Frascino, Francesco Catucci, Giuditta Chiloiro, Loredana Dinapoli, Ciro Mazzarella, Vito Lanzotti, Antonio Piras, Andrea D'Aviero, Giovanni Palazzoni, Francesco Preziosi, Vincenzo Valentini, Giovanna Mantini

Lower-Limb Falling Detection System Using Gated Recurrent Neural Networks
Francisco Luna-Perejon, Luis Muñoz-Saavedra, Javier Civit-Masot, Juan M. Montes-Sanchez, Manuel Dominguez-Morales, Anton Civit

EMG-Controlled Robotic Prosthetic Arm With Neural Network Training
Javier Civit-Masot, Alfonso Perez-Rodriguez, Francisco Luna-Perejon, Luis Muñoz-Saavedra, Manuel Dominguez-Morales, Anton Civit

Detection and Classification Method for a Temporary Change in Walking
Shin Morishima, Misato Haruta, Akira Urashima, Tomoji Toriyama

Leveraging Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing for Monitoring E-health Publications
Andrius Budrionis, Rune Pedersen, Torbjørn Torsvik, Karianne Lind, Omid Saadatfard

Spatial Awareness for the Deafblind in Natural Language Presentation using SPIN Rules: A Use Case in the SUITCEYES Platform
Vasileios Kassiano, Thanos Stavropoulos, Spiros Nikolopoulos, Ioannis Kompatsiaris, Marina Riga

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