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The 9th International Conference on Wearable Micro and Nano Technologies
for Personalized Health (pHealth). The pHealth conference has emerged as the leading international meeting on wearable micro and nano technologies for personalized medicine. Starting in 2004, pHealth has attracted scientists for various technologies, medical doctors, policy makers from the healthcare industry, hospital administration and allied professionals.
Collecting a dynamic professional community from Europe and all over the world pHealth has given visibility to the tremendous potential of micro and nano technologies not only for the future of medicine, but also for the improvement of healthcare processes today.
Microsystems, smart textiles, telemedicine, smart implants and sensor-controlled medical devices have become important enablers for monitoring and treatment in both inpatient and outpatient care.
This is, however, just the beginning of revolutionary changes and significant opportunities are given for patients, companies and the healthcare industry.
The multilateral benefits of pHealth technologies for all three stakeholders lead to a triple win situation with enormous potential, not only for medical quality improvement and industrial competitiveness, but also for managing healthcare cost.

Awards
The program committee will designate one paper accepted to the conference as pHealth 2012 Best Paper, Best Demo, and Best Poster. The winner(s) will be declared at end of the conference.

Topics
The conference organizers are interested in innovative papers describing knowledge beyond the state of the art.  Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Personalized Health and Social Care the Industry Perspective
    • Health management in the home environment
    • Economics and misuse of health scenarios
    • Assistive technologies for Home care
    • Technology acceptance studies
  • Applications of Smart Wearable Sensors
    • Body sensors and sensor networks for ubiquitous computing
    • Vital signs parameters and signal processing
    • Textile sensors for biomedicine and intelligent garments
    • Contactless wearable technology
  • Physical and Cognitive Fitness and Wellbeing
    • Game-related assistive technologies for people with disabilities and elderly
    • Promotion of including elderly in technology use and social networking
    • Serious games for physical and mental treatment and rehabilitation
    • Case studies linking cognitive stimulation with improved mental health outcome
  • User Requirements and Adaptive System Architectures
    • Architecture / middleware mapping ambient intelligence
    • Multi-user interaction / cooperation / user scenarios
    • Novel user interfaces and interaction techniques
    • Architecture and Infrastructure for Mobile Intelligent Information Systems
  • Emerging Medical Technologies and Embedded System Solutions
    • Micro-Electromechanical Systems (MEMS)
    • Bioimpedance plethsmography
    • Electrical impedance tomography
    • Endobronchial valves
  • Robotics and Instrumentation for Monitoring & Therapy
    • Biomedical engineering
    • Human adaptive robotics
    • Unmanned vehicles
    • Robot-assisted applications

Publications
Submission to pHealth 2012 include full paper and demonstrations abstracts.

Full papers are scientific papers, future vision papers or review papers related to methodologies and/or applications. Full Paper structure includes: title, names, affiliations, locations (city, state, and country) of all authors, abstract (up to 200 words), and 4-6 keywords; body of text: introduction, methods, results, discussion, and references. The maximum length of a paper submission is four A4 camera-ready pages, and should strictly follow the formatting rules of the provided IOS Press template. All submitted papers will be subject to a peer-review process by three independent reviewers. Accepted full papers will be included in the pHealth 2012 Proceedings, and published by IOS Press; the papers presentation are planned to be available on conference website. Oral presenters of accepted full papers are allocated 15 minutes, discussion included.

Those full papers that are not included in the pHealth 2012 scientific programme as oral presentations will be invited to prepare and present a poster. The camera-ready full paper will nevertheless included in the proceedings.

For dynamic demonstrations another template exists. Submitters of proposals for demonstrations are required to fill in all the mandatory template  information and should follow the formatting rules of the provided Demonstration template. These abstracts will not be included in the proceedings but will be available on the conference website.

Paper Submission
All the papers formatted in accordance with the instructions have to be submitted through the conference online system at:
http://www.phealth2012.com/submission/

Important Dates
Submission: March 10th
Notification of Acceptance: March 31st
Author registration: April 15th
Camera-ready papers: April 15th, 2012
Conference Date: 27th and 28th June 2012