Home      Log In      Contacts      FAQs      INSTICC Portal

Call for Papers

HEALTHINF is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


The purpose of the International Conference on Health Informatics is to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in the specification, design, development and application of information and communication technologies (ICT) to healthcare and medicine in general and to the support of persons with special needs in particular. Big data, networking, graphical interfaces, data mining, machine learning, pattern recognition and intelligent decision support systems are just a few of the technologies and research areas currently contributing to medical informatics. Mobility and ubiquity in healthcare systems, physiological and behavioral modeling, standardization of health records, procedures, and technologies, certification, privacy and security are some of the issues that medical informatics professionals and the ICT industry and research community in general are addressing to further promote ICT in healthcare. In the case of medical rehabilitation, assistive technologies and home monitoring, research in and applications of ICT have contributed greatly to the enhancement of quality of life and full integration of all citizens into society. Accepted papers will be presented at the conference by one of the authors and published in the proceedings. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. There will be both oral and poster sessions. The proceedings will be indexed by several major international indexers. Special sessions are also welcome. Please contact the secretariat for further information on how to propose a special session.


  • Assistive Technologies, Home Monitoring
  • eHealth
  • eHealth Applications
  • Electronic Health Records and Standards
  • Evaluation and Use of Healthcare IT
  • Healthcare Management Systems
  • Human-Machine Interfaces
  • ICT, Ageing and Disability
  • Interoperability and Data Integration
  • Application of Health Informatics in Clinical Cases
  • Medical Informatics
  • Mobile Technologies for Healthcare Applications
  • Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning
  • Pervasive Health Systems and Services
  • Physiological and Behavioral Modeling
  • Software Systems in Medicine
  • Therapeutic Systems and Rehabilitation Technologies
  • Cognitive Informatics
  • Wearable Health Informatics
  • Big Data in Healthcare
  • Wellbeing Informatics
  • Confidentiality and Data Security
  • Data Mining and Data Analysis
  • Data Visualization
  • Databases and Datawarehousing
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Design and Development of Methodologies for Healthcare IT
  • Patient Portals


Athanasios TsanasUniversity of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Thomas OstermannUniversität Witten/Herdecke, Germany
Mireya Fernández ChimenoUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Tiago GuerreiroFaculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal


Authors can submit their work in the form of a complete paper or an abstract. Complete papers can be submitted as a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas.

Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

When submitting a complete paper please note that only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted complete papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by SCOPUS, Google Scholar, The DBLP Computer Science Bibliography, Semantic Scholar, Microsoft Academic, Engineering Index (EI) and Conference Proceedings Citation Index.


Conference Date: 11 - 13 February, 2021

Paper Submission: October 6, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification:
November 12, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration:
November 26, 2020

Paper Submission: October 29, 2020
Authors Notification:
December 4, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration:
December 18, 2020

Workshop Proposal: September 23, 2020 (expired)

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: December 9, 2020
Authors Notification: December 22, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration: January 5, 2021

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: September 23, 2020 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: December 17, 2020

Demo Proposal: December 17, 2020

Panel Proposal: December 17, 2020


HEALTHINF Secretariat
Address: Avenida de S. Francisco Xavier, Lote 7 Cv. C
             2900-616 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: healthinf.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.healthinf.biostec.org


The conference will be held at the Vienna University of Technology - Freihaus Building, Vienna, Austria.

TU Wien (TUW) is located in the heart of Europe, in a cosmopolitan city of great cultural diversity. For more than 200 years, TU Wien has been a place of research, teaching and learning in the service of progress. TU Wien is among the most successful technical universities in Europe and is Austria’s largest scientific-technical research and educational institution.


Ana FredInstituto de Telecomunicações and University of Lisbon, Portugal
Hugo GamboaNew University of Lisbon, Portugal


Cátia PesquitaFaculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal


Carlos Abreu, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Luca Anselma, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy
Annie Y S Lau Be, Macquarie University, Australia
Payam Behzadi, Shahr-e-Qods Branch, Islamic Azad University, Iran, Islamic Republic of
José Alberto Benítez-Andrades, Universidad de León, Spain
Jon Bird, University Of Bristol, United Kingdom
Sorana Bolboaca, Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Alessio Bottrighi, Università del Piemonte Orientale, Italy
Andrew Boyd, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States
Klaus Brinker, Hamm-Lippstadt University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Qasim Bukhari, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
Federico Cabitza, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Andrea Campagner, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Guilherme Campos, IEETA, Portugal
Manuel Campos-Martinez, University of Murcia, Spain
Marc Cavazza, University of Greenwich, United Kingdom
Werner Ceusters, State University Of New York, At Buffalo, United States
Davide Ciucci, Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, Italy
Malcolm Clarke, Ondokuz Mayis University, United Kingdom
Mihail Cocosila, Athabasca University, Canada
Miguel Coimbra, IT, University of Porto, Portugal
Emmanuel Conchon, XLIM, France
Carlos Costa, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Liliana Dobrica, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Ivan Donadello, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
George Drosatos, Athena Research Center, Greece
Farshideh Einsele, Berne University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland, Switzerland
Christo El Morr, York University, Canada
Gunnar Ellingsen, UIT - The Artic University of Norway, Norway
Daniela Fogli, Università degli Studi di Brescia, Italy
José Fonseca, UNINOVA, Portugal
Christoph Friedrich, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund, Germany
Sebastian Fudickar, University of Oldenburg, Germany
Ioannis Fudos, University of Ioannina, Greece
Henry Gabb, Intel Corporation, United States
Luigi Gallo, National Research Council of Italy, Italy
Angelo Gargantini, University of Bergamo, Italy
Jonathan Garibaldi, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
James Geller, New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States
Yves Gourinat, ISAE-SUPAERO, France
Alexandra Grancharova, University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, Bulgaria
David Greenhalgh, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
Tahir Hameed, Merrimack College, United States
Alec Holt, GlaceIt Otago, New Zealand
Jui-Chien Hsieh, Yuan Ze University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Cristina Jácome, CINTESIS – Centro de Investigação em Tecnologias e Serviços de Saúde, Portugal
Dragan Jankovic, Faculty of Electronic Engineering Nis, Serbia
Josette Jones, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis, United States
Bridget Kane, Karlstad University Business School, Sweden
Tomasz Karpiński, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poland
Spyros Kitsiou, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States
Josef Kohout, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
Haridimos Kondylakis, Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas, Greece
Ilker Kose, Istanbul Medipol University, Turkey
Frank Kramer, University of Augsburg, Germany
Tomohiro Kuroda, Kyoto University Hospital, Japan
Elyes Lamine, University of Toulouse, IMT Mines Albi, CGI, France
Luis Lapao, Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical - Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Nekane Larburu Rubio, Vicomtech, Spain
Erwin Lemche, King's College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, United Kingdom
Lenka Lhotska, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Guillaume Lopez, Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan
Martin Lopez-Nores, University of Vigo, Spain
Chi-Jie Lu, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Gang Luo, The University Of Washington, United States
Alessandra Macedo, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Alda Marques, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Juan Martinez-romo, National University Distance Education, Spain
Ken Masters, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
Miguel-Angel Mayer, Pompeu Fabra University, Spain
James McGlothlin, Fusion Consulting Inc, United States
Vincenzo Mea, University of Udine, Italy
Rebecca Meehan, Kent State University, United States
Stefania Montani, Piemonte Orientale University, Italy
Roman Moucek, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
Hammadi Nait-Charif, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
Giulio Napolitano, Institute for Applied Informatics (InfAI), Germany
Michelle Norris, Lero, University of Limerick, Ireland
Norbert Noury, University of Lyon, France
José Oliveira, University of Aveiro, DETI/IEETA, Portugal
Agnieszka Onisko, Faculty of Computer Science, Bialystok University of Technology, Poland
Thomas Ostermann, Witten/Herdecke University, Germany
Nelson Pacheco da Rocha, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Rui Pedro Paiva, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Liam Peyton, University of Ottawa, Canada
Antonio Piccinno, University of Bari, Italy
Enrico Piras, Fondazione Bruno Kessler - Trento, Italy
Silvana Quaglini, Dept. of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering, University of Pavia, Italy
Arkalgud Ramaprasad, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States
Grzegorz Redlarski, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
David Riaño, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Italy
Alejandro Rodríguez González, Centro de Tecnología Biomédica, Spain
Valter Roesler, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Elisabetta Ronchieri, INFN, Italy
Carolina Ruiz, WPI, United States
George Sakellaropoulos, University of Patras, Greece
Ovidio Salvetti, National Research Council of Italy - CNR, Italy
Akio Sashima, AIST, Japan
Jacob Scharcanski, UFRGS - Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Bettina Schnor, Potsdam University, Germany
Silvia Serino, Unknown, Italy
Andrea Seveso, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Carla Simone, University of Milano Bicocca, Italy
Jan Sliwa, Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Åsa Smedberg, Stockholm University, Sweden
Jiangwen Sun, Old Dominion University, United States
Chia-Chi Teng, Brigham Young University, United States
Francesco Tiezzi, University of Camerino, Italy
Marie Travers, University of Limerick, Ireland
Yi-Ju Tseng, Chang Gung University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Lauri Tuovinen, University of Oulu, Finland
Carolyn Turvey, University of Iowa, United States
Mohy Uddin, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC), Saudi Arabia
Gary Ushaw, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Bert-Jan van Beijnum, University of Twente, Netherlands
Egon L. van den Broek, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Sitalakshmi Venkatraman, Melbourne Polytechnic, Australia
Francisco Veredas, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
Susana Vinga, University Of Lisbon, Portugal
Chien-Chih Wang, Ming Chi University of Technology, Taiwan, Republic of China
Hsin-Hung Wu, National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan, Republic of China
Dimitrios Zarakovitis, University of Peloponnese, Greece

(list not yet complete)