The Ninth International Conference on Global Health Challenges


October 25, 2020 to October 29, 2020 - Nice, France



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Published by IARIA XPS Press

Archived in the free access ThinkMind Digital Library

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

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GLOBAL HEALTH 2020 - The Ninth International Conference on Global Health Challenges

October 25, 2020 - October 29, 2020

Onsite and Online Options: In order to accommodate a large number of situations, we are offering the option for either physical presence or virtual participation (pdf slides or pre-recorded videos).

ISSN: 2308-4553
ISBN: 978-1-61208-817-4

GLOBAL HEALTH 2020 is colocated with the following events as part of NexTech 2020 Congress:

  • UBICOMM 2020, The Fourteenth International Conference on Mobile Ubiquitous Computing, Systems, Services and Technologies
  • ADVCOMP 2020, The Fourteenth International Conference on Advanced Engineering Computing and Applications in Sciences
  • SEMAPRO 2020, The Fourteenth International Conference on Advances in Semantic Processing
  • AMBIENT 2020, The Tenth International Conference on Ambient Computing, Applications, Services and Technologies
  • EMERGING 2020, The Twelfth International Conference on Emerging Networks and Systems Intelligence
  • DATA ANALYTICS 2020, The Ninth International Conference on Data Analytics
  • GLOBAL HEALTH 2020, The Ninth International Conference on Global Health Challenges
  • CYBER 2020, The Fifth International Conference on Cyber-Technologies and Cyber-Systems

GLOBAL HEALTH 2020 Steering Committee


Matthieu-P. Schapranow
Hasso-Plattner-Institut für Digital Engineering gGmbH


Lorena Parra Boronat
Instituto Madrileño de Investigación y Desarrollo Rural, Agrario y Alimentario
Universitat Politecnica de Valencia


Special tracks:

OHM: Online Health Misinformation
Chair and Coordinator: Dr. Santosh Vijaykumar, Senior Lecturer, Northumbria University, UK

eHealth: Patient-centric eHealth Services
Chair: Dimitar Tcharaktchiev, Department of Medical Informatics, Medical University-Sofia, University Hospital of Endocrinology, Bulgaria
Coordinator: Evgeniy Krastev, Faculty of Informatics and Informatics, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridsky, Bulgaria


GLOBAL HEALTH 2020 conference 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

Behavioral Health

Biosocial health theories; Emotions;  Stress; Depression; Anxiety; Relationship problems; Grief; Addiction; Learning disabilities; Mood disorders; Substance abuse; Opiate addiction; Therapy;  Counseling; Alternative medicines; Mindfulness; Mental illnesses; Behavioral crisis; Chronic conditions; Control and prevention; Coordinated-care models; Integrated behavioral and physical health platforms and systems; Dialectical behavior therapy; Cognitive behavioral therapy;  Trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy; Acceptance-oriented interventions; Awareness.

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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