The IASTED International Conference on Telehealth-Telehealth-2005 (Telehealth-2005)

Venue: The Banff Center

Location: Banff, Alberta, Canada

Event Date/Time: Jul 19, 2005 End Date/Time: Jul 21, 2005
Registration Date: Jun 01, 2005
Abstract Submission Date: Apr 01, 2005
Paper Submission Date: Mar 01, 2005
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The IASTED International Conference on Telehealth will be held from July 19-21, 2005 in picturesque Banff, Canada. The healthcare industry is constantly changing to incorporate new advances in science and to address new needs within society. With recent developments in communication technology, the exchange of information and expertise has been greatly facilitated. Telehealth is an emerging field in which health services are transmitted over a distance through technologies such as videoconferencing, the Internet, store-and-forward imaging, streaming media, satellite and wireless communications. Telehealth promises to impact the ways clinical healthcare, health-related education, public health and health administration are approached. Telehealth 2005 is intended to be an international forum for researchers and practitioners interested in the advances in, and applications of, Telehealth to exchange the latest research, results, and ideas in these areas.

Telehealth 2005 will also be held in conjunction with the IASTED International Conferences on
Communication Systems and Applications - CSA 2005
Optical Communication Systems and Networks - OCSN 2005
Wireless Networks and Emerging Technologies - WNET 2005
Antennas, Radar, and Wave Propagation - ARP 2005

Banff is Canada's first national park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The park is a year-round protected wilderness area offering rugged alpine beauty in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Banff National Park is home to a wide variety of wildlife, and has over six thousand square kilometres of mountains, forests, rivers, and lakes. Each year, millions of visitors travel to Banff to marvel at the emerald waters of Lake Louise, walk in the flower-filled fields at Sunshine Meadows, and drive beneath the towering, jagged peaks lining the Icefields Parkway. The town of Banff is situated just west of the city of Calgary, the home of the world-famous Exhibition and Stampede.

The topics to be covered include, but are not limited to:

Clinical Applications of Telehealth:
Primary Care
Home Care
Emergency Medicine
Mental Health
Chronic Disease Management

Other Applications of Telehealth:
Sociological Aspects
Data Security and Reliability
Cost/Benefit Analysis
Legal, Policy, and Regulatory Aspects
Organizational Aspects
Health Administration
Knowledge Management
Underserviced Communities and Demand for Telehealth
Case Studies
Telehealth Technologies and Interoperability:
Monitoring (Sensors, Receivers, Transmitters, Recorders)
Digital Imaging
Computed Radiology
Computed Tomography
Ultrasound Imaging
Signal Processing
Image Processing
Image Compression
Data Transmission
Image Transmission
Decision Support Systems
Web-based Telehealth
Database and Information Systems
Networking and Interfaces
Remote Controls
Surgery Simulations
Simulation and Training

Initial Paper
Submit your paper via our website at: All submissions should be in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), Postscript (.ps), or MS Word (.doc) format. The IASTED Secretariat must receive your paper by April 1, 2005. Receipt of paper submission will be confirmed by email.

Complete the online initial paper submission form designating an author who will attend the conference and providing four key words to indicate the subject area of your paper. One of the key words must be taken from the list of topics provided under Scope. Initial paper submissions should be approximately six pages. Formatting instructions are available at:

Notification of acceptance will be sent via email by May 1, 2005. Final manuscripts are due by May 15, 2005. Registration and final payment are due by June 1, 2005. Late registration fees or paper submissions will result in the papers being excluded from the conference proceedings.

Final Papers
Send your final manuscripts via email to: The subject line for the final manuscript submission must include your six-digit paper number. The formatting instructions can be found at: and must be strictly followed. The page limit for final papers is six single-spaced pages in 10 point Times New Roman font. Only one paper of up to six pages is included in the regular registration fee. There will be an added charge for extra pages and additional papers.

Proposals for three-hour tutorials should be submitted online by April 1, 2005. Tutorials are to be submitted via the following website address: A tutorial proposal should clearly indicate the topic, background knowledge expected of the participants, objectives, time allocations for the major course topics, and the qualifications of the instructor(s).

Persons wishing to organize a special session should submit a proposal via email to: Proposals should include a session title, a list of the topics covered, and the qualifications and brief biography of the session organizer(s). Papers submitted to the special session must be received by April 1, 2005, unless otherwise stipulated by the special session organizer. A minimum of five papers must be registered and fully paid in order for this session to be included in the conference program. More information on special sessions is available at:

Extended versions of papers published in the conference proceedings can also be considered for review for inclusion in one of the IASTED journals. Authors must submit the expanded version of their conference paper for peer review consideration to: following the standard procedure as described on the website: All papers considered for journal review must be of the highest quality and demonstrate a novel contribution to the literature. For further information, please email

Submissions due April 1, 2005
Notification of acceptance May 1, 2005
Camera-ready manuscripts due May 15, 2005
Registration Deadline June 1, 2005

For more information, or to be placed on our mailing list, please contact:
IASTED Secretariat – Telehealth 2005
#80, 4500 - 16th Avenue N.W.
Calgary, Alberta
Canada T3B 0M6
Tel: 403-288-1195
Fax: 403-247-6851