3rd International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication & Healthcare, 2012

3rd International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication & Healthcare –
Mobihealth 2012
21st and 23rd November 2012
Paris, France


– Proceedings will be submitted for indexing by Google Scholar, ISI, EI Compendex, Scopus and many more
– MobiHealth 2012 is technically co-sponsored by IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE EMBS).
– All accepted papers will be published by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library, one of the world’s largest scientific libraries
– The event is endorsed by the European Alliance for Innovation, a leading community-based organisation devoted to the advancement of innovation in the field of ICT



The third edition of MobiHealth proposes to continue and extend the focus areas of the first two. The essence of the conference lies in its interdisciplinary nature, with original contributions cutting across boundaries but all within the ambit of the application of mobile communications (technologies, standards, solutions, methodologies, …) to the betterment of human health.
As such, the conference will have a multi-tier approach: going from in-body sensor devices to ubiquitous patient monitoring environments.


The main themes will include (but are not limited to):

– Advances in sensor devices for biomedical monitoring;
– Intra-body communication issues (propagation & transmission);
– Body Area networks (architectures, protocols, scheduling, …);
– Heterogeneous and in-/on-/out- networks;
– Wearable, outdoor and home-based applications;
– Data collection and management at hubs, mobile devices and gateways;
– Energy management and optimisation issues in biomedical devices and networks;
– Decision support algorithms for data analysis;
– Healthcare telemetry and telemedicine;
– Remote diagnosis and patient management;
– Accuracy, reliability, security, protection, identity, privacy, of diagnoses and data;
– All-pervasive wireless systems for health applications;
– Factoring in the environment (hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living, …).

[Keynote addresses]

Keynote addresses: Three keynotes will cover the varied interests of the participants. They will be given by leading experts from industry, standardization and public authorities:
– “Electronics systems for biomedical”
– “The present and future of body-area networks”
– “Putting the patient at the centre of the process”


Two workshops are proposed:
– “Making the ambient environment count in the diagnostic process”. Intelligent home space where the physical condition of the patient is gleamed from environment sensors (fall, humidity, …) rather than sensors that measure only physiological parameters of the patient. Advantage: Increased fidelity of the diagnosis; less intrusive and cumbersome elements.
– Combining in- on- and off-“. This will deal with an important issue: the combination of several in-, on- and out-body sensors that make up a diagnosis platform.
The two topics mentioned above could potentially attract researchers in several areas thanks to the multidisciplinary approach inherent to them: diagnosis, security, medical service platforms, medical database management, … for the first; propagation in and around the human body, wireless communication, body area network management, … for the second.


Tutorial: The special focus of this conference is “health for the poor”. This is driven by the need to understand and explore how technology can become an enabling factor rather than a hindrance to the delivery of health services to these populations. Any viable e-Health or biomedical solution to this scenario has to satisfy the dual conditions of low cost and ease of utilization.


The Proceedings of Mobihealth 2012 will be published in LNICST, appear in SpringerLink and will be referenced in ICST’s digital library, the European Union Digital Library (EUDL).

[Special issue]

Selected papers will be recommended for publication IEEE’s Transactions on Biomedical Electronics journal.

[Paper submission]

Submission: Authors are invited to submit papers in the format defined by the Springer LNICST Authors’ Kit. Regular papers and invited papers are allowed up to 8 pages including all figures, tables and references. Up to 2 extra pages may be included at an additional charge. Details on the submission: http://mobihealth.name/show/authors-kit.

[Important dates]

Abstract submission Deadline: June 1st, 2012
Full papers submission deadline: July 15th, 2012
Notification of Acceptance: August 30th, 2012
Camera Ready submission: September 30th, 2012
Conference Date: 21-23 November 2012

[Conference organising committees]

Steering Committee:
Founding Chair: James C. Lin, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA
Dimitrios Koutsouris, NTUA Athens, Greece
Janet Lin , M.D., MPH, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Arye Nehorai, Washington University, St. Louis, USA
Konstantina S. Nikita , NTUA Athens, Greece
George Papadopoulos, University of Cyprusm Cyprus

General Co-Chairs:
Balwant Godara, ISEP, Paris, France
Konstantina Nikita, NCTU Athens, Greece

Technical Program Co-Chairs:
Technical Program Co-Chairs:
Laura M. Roa, IEEE Fellow, University of Seville, Spain
Nikolaos Bourbakis, IEEE Fellow, Wright State University, USA

Technical Programme Committee (non-exhaustive):
Balwant Godara, ISEP Paris, France
Konstantina S. Nikita, NTUA Athens, Greece
Nizamettin Aydin, Yildiz Technical University Turkey
Paolo Bernardi, La Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Tom Martin, Virginia Tech, VA, USA
Maria Christopoulou, NTUA Athens, Greece
Thomas Falck, Philips Research Europe, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Mohan Karunanithi, Australian e-Health Research Center, Australia
Ilkka Korhonen, VTT Information Technology, Finland
Luis Kun, National Defense University, DC, USA
Niels Kuster, ITIS Foundation/ETH, Switzerland
Efthyvoulos Kyriakou, Frederick University, Cyprus
Norbert Leitgeb, Graz University of Technology, Austria
James Lin, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Dimitrios I. Fotiadis, University of Ioannina, Greece
Janet Lin, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Ilias Maglogiannis, University of Central Greece, Greece
Alexandros Karargyris, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, USA
Andriana Prentza, University of Piraeus, Greece
Dan Schonfeld, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Koichi Shimizu, Hokkaido University, Japan
Toshiyo Tamura, Chiba University, Japan
Manolis Tsiknakis, ICS-FORTH, Crete, Greece
Alexandros Pantelopoulos, West Wearable Health Institute, CA, USA
Konstantia Zarkogianni, NTUA Athens, Greece
Yuan-Ting Zhang, Chinese University of Hong-Kong, Hong Kong
Kamya-Yekeh Yazdandoost, University of Oulu, FInland
Paolo Nepa, University of Pisa, Italy
FJavier Reina-Tosina, University of Seville, Spain
Irene Karanasiou, NTUA Athens, Greece

Publication Chair:
Thomas Ea, ISEP Paris, France

Web Chair:
Frederic Amiel, ISEP Paris, France

Local Chair:
Andrei Vladmirescu, ISEP Paris / BWRC Berkeley
Workshops / Tutorials Chair:
Asimenia Kiourti, NTUA Athens, Greece

Workshops / Tutorials Chair:
Asimenia Kiourti, NTUA Athens, Greece

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