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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


Roy RuddleUniversity of Leeds, United Kingdom
Helena CanhãoUniversidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal
Petia RadevaUniversitat de Barcelona, Spain
Andreas HolzingerMedical University Graz, Austria


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.

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.

Authors can submit their work in the form of 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. 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 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 Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index), Scopus, Semantic Scholar, Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic.


Conference Date: 24 - 26 February, 2020

Paper Submission: October 24, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification:
December 3, 2019 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
December 17, 2019 (expired)

Paper Submission: November 22, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification:
December 20, 2019 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
January 8, 2020 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: October 17, 2019 (expired)

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: December 27, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification: January 15, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: January 22, 2020 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: October 17, 2019 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: January 14, 2020 (expired)

Demo Proposal: January 14, 2020 (expired)

Panel Proposal: January 14, 2020 (expired)


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




Ana FredInstituto de Telecomunicações and University of Lisbon, Portugal
Hugo GamboaLIBPHYS-UNL / FCT - New University of Lisbon, Portugal


Federico CabitzaUniversità degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy


Carlos Abreu, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Flora Amato, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy
Elske Ammenwerth, UMIT University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology, Austria
Francois Andry, Philips, France
Michela Assale, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Omar Badreddin, University of Texas El Paso, United States
Sayonara Barbosa, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Peter Bednar, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Payam Behzadi, Shahr-e-Qods Branch, Islamic Azad University, Iran, Islamic Republic of
José Alberto Benítez-Andrades, Universidad de León, Spain
Daniela Besozzi, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Sorana Bolboaca, Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Claus Bossen, University of Aarhus, Denmark
Alessio Bottrighi, Universita' 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
Ann Bygholm, Aalborg University, Denmark
Andrea Campagner, , Italy
Eric Campo, LAAS CNRS, France
Guillermo Campos, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Guilherme Campos, IEETA, Portugal
Manuel Campos-Martinez, University of Murcia, Spain
Noel Carroll, National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway), Ireland
Marc Cavazza, University of Greenwich, United Kingdom
James Cimino, School of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, 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
Stephan Dreiseitl, Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences at Hagenberg, Austria
George Drosatos, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
Martin Duneld, Stockholm University, Sweden
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, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
Angelo Gargantini, University of Bergamo, Italy
Jonathan Garibaldi, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
James Geller, New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States
Mauro Giacomini, University of Genoa, Italy
Yves Gourinat, ISAE-SUPAERO, France
Alexandra Grancharova, University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, Bulgaria
David Greenhalgh, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
Ayse Gurses, Johns Hopkins University, United States
Tahir Hameed, Merrimack College, United States
Andrew Hamilton-Wright, University of Guelph, Canada
Jorge Henriques, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Jui-Chien Hsieh, Yuan Ze University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Ernesto Iadanza, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
Cristina Jácome, CINTESIS – Centro de Investigação em Tecnologias e Serviços de Saúde, Portugal
Dragan Jankovic, Faculty of Electronic Engineering Nis, Serbia
Petr Ježek, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
Eleni Kaldoudi, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
Bridget Kane, Karlstad University Sweden, Sweden
Bridget Kane, Karlstad University Business School, Sweden
Tomasz Karpinski, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poland
Enkelejda Kasneci, University of Tübingen, Germany
Spyros Kitsiou, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States
Josef Kohout, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
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
Nekane Larburu Rubio, Vicomtech, Spain
Athina Lazakidou, University of Peloponnese, Greece
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
Xudong Lu, Zhejiang University, China
Chi-Jie Lu, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Alda Marques, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Ken Masters, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
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
Hammadi Nait-Charif, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
Binh Nguyen, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
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
Claudia Pagliari, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Rui Pedro Paiva, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Vimla Patel, The New York Academy of Medicine, United States
Alejandro Pazos Sierra, University of A Coruña, Spain
Fabrizio Pecoraro, National Research Council, Italy
Carlos Pereira, Federal University of Rio Grande Do Sul - UFRGS, Brazil
Liam Peyton, University of Ottawa, Canada
Antonio Piccinno, University of Bari, Italy
Enrico Piras, Fondazione Bruno Kessler - Trento, Italy
Silvana Quaglini, , Italy
Arkalgud Ramaprasad, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States
Grzegorz Redlarski, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
David Riaño, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Italy
Ita Richardson, Lero, Ireland
Marcos Rodrigues, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
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
Renato Sabbatini, The Edumed Institute, Brazil
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
Andrea Seveso, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Carla Simone, University of Milano Bicocca, Italy
Kulwinder Singh, University of South Florida, United States
Jan Sliwa, Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Åsa Smedberg, Stockholm University, Sweden
Jan Stage, Aalborg University, Denmark
Jiangwen Sun, Old Dominion University, United States
Chia-Chi Teng, Brigham Young University, United States
Francesco Tiezzi, University of Camerino, Italy
Vicente Traver, ITACA, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Yi-Ju Tseng, Chang Gung University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Markos Tsipouras, Technological Educational Institute of Epirus, Greece
Lauri Tuovinen, Dublin City University, Ireland
Carolyn Turvey, University of Iowa, United States
Mohy Uddin, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC), Saudi Arabia
Gary Ushaw, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Aristides Vagelatos, CTI, Greece
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
Justin Wan, University of Waterloo, Canada
Chien-Chih Wang, Ming Chi University of Technology, Taiwan, Republic of China
Yanshan Wang, Mayo Clinic, United States
Szymon Wilk, Institute of Computing Science, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Janusz Wojtusiak, George Mason University, United States
Hsin-Hung Wu, National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan, Republic of China
Jitao Yang, -, China
DIMITRIOS ZARAKOVITIS, University of Peloponnese, Greece
Martha Zequera Diaz, Universidad Javeriana, Cocos (Keeling) Islands
André Zúquete, IEETA, IT, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

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