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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 application of information and communication technologies (ICT) to healthcare and medicine in general and to the support of persons with special needs in particular. Databases, networking, graphical interfaces, data mining, machine learning, intelligent decision support systems and specialized programming languages 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 technologies and procedures, certification, privacy and security are some of the issues that medical informatics professionals and the ICT industry and research community in general are addressing in order to further promote ICT in healthcare. In the case of medical rehabilitation and assistive technology, research in and applications of ICT have contributed greatly to the enhancement of quality of life and full integration of all citizens into society. HEALTHINF encourages authors to submit papers to one of the main topics indicated below, describing original work, including methods, techniques, advanced prototypes, applications, systems, tools or survey papers, reporting research results and/or indicating future directions. 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.


  • Affective Computing
  • Assistive Technologies
  • E-Health
  • e-Health 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
  • Knowledge Management
  • Application of Health Informatics in Clinical Cases
  • Medical Informatics
  • Mobile Technologies for Healthcare Applications
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Pattern recognition and Machine Learning
  • Pervasive Health Systems and Services
  • Physiological and Behavioral Modeling
  • Practice-based Research Methods for Healthcare IT
  • Software Systems in Medicine
  • Telemedicine
  • Therapeutic Systems and Technologies
  • Cognitive Informatics
  • Wearable Health Informatics
  • Rehabilitation Technologies
  • Home Monitoring
  • Big data in Healthcare
  • Wellbeing Informatics
  • Confidentiality and Data Security
  • Data Mining
  • Data Visualization
  • Databases and Datawarehousing
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Design and Development of Methodologies for Healthcare IT


Hossam HaickIsrael Institute of Technology, Israel
Andres Diaz LantadaUniversidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
Henrique MartinsUniversidade da Beira Interior, Portugal


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 and Google Scholar.


Conference Date: 22 - 24 February, 2019

Paper Submission: October 22, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification:
November 29, 2018 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
December 13, 2018 (expired)

Paper Submission: November 22, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification:
December 20, 2018 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
January 4, 2019 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: October 17, 2018 (expired)

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: December 29, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification: January 10, 2019 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: January 18, 2019 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: October 17, 2018 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: January 10, 2019 (expired)

Demo Proposal: January 10, 2019 (expired)

Panel Proposal: January 10, 2019 (expired)


HEALTHINF Secretariat
Address: Avenida de São Francisco Xavier Lote 7L Cave
             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 House Diplomat Prague, Prague, Czech Republic.

The Vienna House Diplomat Prague is located in the diplomatic district, close to the historic centre. Where better to meet and enjoy the good life than where diplomacy prevails? The hotel is one of the most popular conference venues and the views over the rooftops alone make a visit worthwhile. From the wellness area the Castle seem within one's grasp.


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


Roman MoucekUniversity of West Bohemia, Czech Republic


Hesham Ali, University of Nebraska at Omaha, United States
Adil Alpkocak, Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey
Flora Amato, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy
Francois Andry, Philips, France
Nina Antoniotti, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, United States
Wassim Ayadi, LERIA, University of Angers, France and LaTICE, University of Tunis, Tunisia, Tunisia
Omar Badreddin, University of Texas El Paso, United States
Payam Behzadi, Shahr-e-Qods Branch, Islamic Azad University, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Bert-Jan van Beijnum, University of Twente, Netherlands
Sorana Bolboaca, Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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
Federico Cabitza, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Eric Campo, LAAS CNRS, France
Guilherme Campos, IEETA, Portugal
Manuel Campos-Martinez, University of Murcia, Spain
Marc Cavazza, University of Greenwich, United Kingdom
Sergio Cerutti, Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy
Rui César das Neves, Directorate-General of Health, Portugal
Wenxi Chen, The University of Aizu, Japan
James Cimino, School of medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
Mihail Cocosila, Athabasca University, Canada
Miguel Coimbra, IT, University of Porto, Portugal
Emmanuel Conchon, XLIM, France
Carlos Costa, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Ricardo Cruz-Correia, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto, 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
José Fonseca, UNINOVA, Portugal
Christoph Friedrich, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund, Germany
Ioannis Fudos, University of Ioannina, Greece
Henry Gabb, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
Angelo Gargantini, University of Bergamo, Italy
James Geller, New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States
Laura Giarré, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
Juan Miguel Gómez, Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain
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
Jorge Henriques, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Vitaly Herasevich, Mayo Clinic, United States
Cirano Iochpe, Universidade Federal Do Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil
Dragan Jankovic, Faculty of Electronic Engineering Nis, Serbia
Petr Ježek, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
Katarzyna Kaczmarek, Systems Research Institute Polish Academy of Science, Poland
Eleni Kaldoudi, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece, Greece
Noreen Kamal, University of Calgary, Canada
Finn Kensing, Professor of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, Denmark
Josef Kohout, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
Eduan Kotze, University of the Free State, South Africa
Tomohiro Kuroda, Kyoto University Hospital, Japan
Craig Kuziemsky, University of Ottawa, Canada
Sofia Kyratzi, University of the Aegean, Greece
Elyes Lamine, University of Toulouse, CUFR J.F. Champollion, France
Nekane Larburu Rubio, Vicomtech, Spain
Giuseppe Liotta, University of Perugia, Italy
Nicolas Loménie, Université Paris Descartes, France
Guillaume Lopez, Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan
Martin Lopez-Nores, University of Vigo, Spain
Jose Alberto Maldonado, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Alda Marques, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Paloma Martínez, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Ken Masters, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
James McGlothlin, Fusion Consulting Inc, United States
Rebecca Meehan, Kent State University, United States
Lourdes Moreno, Universidad Carlos III De Madrid, Spain
Hammadi Nait-Charif, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
Isao Nakajima, Tokai University School of Medicine, Japan
Binh Nguyen, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Heinrich Niemann, University of Erlangen-Nuernberg, Germany
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
Vimla Patel, The New York Academy of Medicine, United States
Vimla Patel, The New York Academy of Medicine, United States
Sotiris Pavlopoulos, ICCS, Greece
Fabrizio Pecoraro, National Research Council, Italy
Carlos Pereira, Federal University of Rio Grande Do Sul - UFRGS, Brazil
Liam Peyton, University of Ottawa, Canada
Enrico Piras, Fondazione Bruno Kessler - Trento, Italy
Nuno Pombo, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal
Josiah Poon, University of Sydney, Australia
Arkalgud Ramaprasad, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States
Grzegorz Redlarski, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Ita Richardson, University of Limerick, 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
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
Isabel Segura Bedmar, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Aziz Sheikh, Centre of Medical Informatics, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Jan Sliwa, Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Berglind Smaradottir, University of Agder, Norway
Åsa Smedberg, Stockholm University, Sweden
Jan Stage, Aalborg University, Denmark
Jiangwen Sun, Old Dominion University, United States
Paul Taylor, UCL, United Kingdom
Chia-Chi Teng, Brigham Young University, United States
Francesco Tiezzi, University of Camerino, Italy
Vicente Traver, ITACA, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Markos Tsipouras, Technological Educational Institute of Epirus, Greece
Lauri Tuovinen, Dublin City University, Ireland
Mohy Uddin, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC), Saudi Arabia
Gary Ushaw, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Aristides Vagelatos, CTI, Greece
Egon L. van den Broek, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Sitalakshmi Venkatraman, Melbourne Polytechnic, Australia
Francisco Veredas, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
Dagmar Waltemath, University of Rostock, Germany
Justin Wan, University of Waterloo, Canada
Szymon Wilk, Institute of Computing Science, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Janusz Wojtusiak, George Mason University, United States
Xuezhong Zhou, Beijing Jiaotong University, China
André Zúquete, IEETA, IT, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal