International Workshop on Pervasive and Ambient Applications, Systems and Technologies for Healthcar (PASTH 2012)

Venue: Niagara Falls

Location: Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

Event Date/Time: Aug 27, 2012 End Date/Time: Aug 29, 2012
Paper Submission Date: Feb 10, 2012
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Pervasive/Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence are evolving and playing a vital role in the advancement of the modern Computing and Information Technology research. They encompass a broad range of aspects, such as mobile and wireless computing, wearable computing, sensor based systems, context aware computing, RFIDs, distributed computing, artificial intelligence, virtual reality and human computer interaction. These technological aspects have a significant impact on various industries in our society, and healthcare is one of them. With the social, economical and technical needs and challenges, the healthcare and medical industry is continuously exploring and exploiting these emerging technologies, applications and paradigms for improved, reliable, efficient, cost-effective, collaborative and secure multi-purpose solutions.

This workshop (PASTH 2012) aims to bring together the multi-disciplinary researchers, professionals and practitioners from both academia and industry, who are involved in the fields of computing / information technology and healthcare / medical care. It encourages innovative research contributions providing the recent and significant developments of mobile / pervasive / ambient applications, systems, technologies, environments and infrastructures in the fields of healthcare / medical care, and other similar domains, such as public health and pharmaceutical industry.

Topics of Interest

This workshop invites the researchers to submit their completed or ongoing work contributions for the following main topics of interests. The papers with topics from related / similar areas will also be considered.

Mobile devices and Electronic Health Records (EHR)
Pervasive health and mobile health applications
Information and knowledge processing in pervasive healthcare environments
Wireless technologies for smart home and hospitals
Wireless emergency response systems
Telemedicine applications and systems for healthcare delivery
Context aware applications for patient monitoring and care
User interface design for wireless healthcare applications
Collaboration technologies for healthcare
Emerging m-health applications
M-health applications in public health and pharmacy
Cloud computing for healthcare
Virtual reality in healthcare
Virtual environments for healthcare
RFID solutions for healthcare
Design and development of ambient healthcare systems
Privacy and security in pervasive and ambient healthcare systems
Ambient assisted living for elderly care
Sensor based decision support systems
Embedded system architectures in healthcare
Activity recognition in smart healthcare environments
Wearable intelligence for healthcare
Intelligent medical devices, sensors and systems
Intelligent medical applications for mobile devices
Intelligent agent architectures for smart healthcare environments
Sensing and actuating systems for patient care
Related real world experimentations and case studies