SmartMedDev – 3rd International Special Session on Smart Medical Devices – from Lab to Clinical Practice

SmartMedDev – 3rd International Special Session on Smart Medical Devices – from Lab to Clinical Practice

We are pleased to announce the 3rd International Special Session on Smart Medical Devices, eHealth Systems, and Machine Learning on Medical Data (SmartMedDev), to be held on February 21 - 23, 2017 in Porto (Portugal) as part of 10th International Conference on Health Informatics (HEALTHINF).

The goal of this special session is to discuss the problems hindering the widespread adoption of smart medical devices - software based, wireless, implantable and wearable - including issues related to the quality of monitored data, the ability to retrieve information and use it in health context, as for example in tasks related to machine learning, knowledge discovery, decision support, regression, forecasting, optimization, feature selection, and additionally privacy and security issues of health data while being processed, availability of health data, and tele-monitoring.
Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the problems, we would like to gather a balanced group of device and sensors developers, system integrators and developers, knowledge and decision support experts, and clinical practitioners and provide them a convenient forum for discussion and exchange.
We encourage authors to submit papers to one of the main topics indicated below, or to open new perspectives and present novel points of view on this highly dynamic and important research and application field. Lessons learned from actual implementations of devices and systems, prospective frameworks, future visions and position papers are equally invited.

Topics of Interest include, among others:
- Smart sensors/actuators
- Smart devices
- Patient health systems
- eHealth/mHealth platforms and initiatives
- Integrated patient systems with hospital infrastructure
- Interoperability in Health Systems and Data
- Solutions for heterogeous health data and/or sensors
- Patient in the loop
- Medical Cyber Physical Systems
- Security and privacy in health data management and use of sensors/devices
- Analisys of Medical Data: machine learning, knowledge discovery,etc
- Decision Support Systems
- Applications of Computational Intelligence, Soft Computing, and Artificial Intelligence methods to any of the above topics

Authors are invited to submit full papers in any of the topics listed above written in English, with around 8 to 10 pages, with the appropriate font size and page format, including references, tables, graphs, images and appendices. Submissions with less than 4 pages or more than 13 pages will be automatically rejected. Submissions should contain original material and not be previously published, or currently submitted for consideration elsewhere. All papers will be reviewed for scientific quality by the Technical Program Committee. Paper submission implies the willingness of at least one author to register and present the paper.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at:
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Papers should be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system at:

All accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on CD-ROM support - and indexed by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus. SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier). All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library.
It is planned to publish a short list of revised and extended versions of presented papers with Springer in a CCIS Series book (final approval pending).

Furthermore, a selection of the best accepted papers related to the applications of Computational Intelligence / Soft Computing / Artificial Intelligence topics, suitably revised and extended, will be eligible for fast-track publication in Applied Soft Computing journal by Elsevier (Impact Factor 2.857), thanks to the technical sponsorship offered by the World Federation on Soft Computing.

Submission deadline: December 14, 2016 (EXTENDED and FIRM)
Notification: December 23, 2016
Camera-ready and Registration: January 05, 2017

A "Best Paper Award" will be conferred on the author(s) of a paper presented at the Special Session, selected by the Chairs based on the best combined marks of paper reviewing, assessed by the Program Committee, and paper presentation quality, assessed by Session Co-chairs at the conference venue.


21-23 Febbraio 2017