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7th International Conference on Digital Health


7th International Conference on Digital Health
sö 2 juli 2017 - on 5 juli 2017
London - ,
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7th International Conference on Digital Health:

Global Public Health, Personalised Medicine, and Emergency Medicine in the Age of Big Data
2nd - 5th July 2017, London, UK
Conference Aim
At Digital Health 2017, we welcome health and computing communities engaged in the analysis of social networks, tracking and monitoring wearable devices, big data, public health surveillance, persuasive technologies, epidemic intelligence, participatory surveillance, emergency medicine, serious games for public health interventions and automated early identification of health threats and response. This year, we are adding a specialtrackon digital health for disaster, emergency and humanitarian contexts, addressing the acute needs of natural-hazard-induced and manmade disasters using, among others, geo-located big data, mobile technology and crowdsourcing.

Conference Topics
  • Real-time data analytics and mobile technologies for emergency and humanitarian contexts
  • Big data analytics and for public health surveillance and epidemic intelligence
  • Crowdsourcing and participatory surveillance
  • Web 2.0, online medical/patient communities of practice and persuasive technology
  • Smart Health and intelligent ubiquitous technologies for health and wellbeing
  • Social Computing for Health
  • Tracking/wearable and mobile technology
  • Personalisation and profiling, recommender systems for health
  • mHealth for global health in low and middle-income settings
  • Citizens Science for Health
  • Digital Prevention and Interventions and behaviour changing digital interventions
  • Semantic Web, Knowledge Management/Extraction, Web Science and Health
  • E-learning, training and serious games for health
Additionally, there will be 3 special tracks in 2017:
  • Digital Health in Emergency, Disaster and Humanitarian Contexts
  • PhD Track
  • Industry and Startup Track

Conference Audience
The aim of the conference is to bring together a multidisciplinary spectrum of researchers, industry/start-ups and healthcare practitioners. Submissions are welcome from the range of stakeholders involved in digital health including:
  • Computer scientists, health informaticians, emergency medicine experts
  • Public health experts, epidemiologists, clinicians, GPs
  • National and international public health agencies (e.g. PHE, InVS, RKI, ECDC, WHO)
  • Epidemic intelligence systems providers (MEdi+Board, GPHIN, MediSys, HealthMap)
  • NGOs and Agencies (MSF, Red Cross/Crescent, UNHCR, UN ITU, etc)
  • Industry and startups, Medtech, IT/SM industry, pharmaceutical industry

Important Dates
Main Track and PhD Students Track (included in the proceedings):
  • Pre-submission deadline (optional, but helpful): Monday, February 6th, 2017
  • Submission Deadline:  
    Monday, February 13, 2017
  • Notification of Acceptance: Thursday, April 6, 2017
  • Camera-Ready Deadline: Thursday, April 20, 2017
Posters and Demos (not included in the proceedings):
  • Submission Deadline: Monday, April 10th, 2017
  • Notification of Acceptance: Monday, May 22th, 2017

Organizers and Technical Programme Committee:
General and Scientific Chair: Patty Kostkova, UCL, IRDR, London, UK
Programme Co-Chairs: Yelena Mejova, QCRI, Qatar; Arnold Bosman, WHO and Transmissible, Netherlands; Floriana Grasso, University of Liverpool, UK; Carlos Castillo, Eurecat, Spain
Local and Communications Chair: Patrizia Isabelle Duda, UCL, IRDR, UK; WADEM, Israel
Poster and Demo Chair: Andreea Molnar, University of Portsmouth, UK
Web and Proceedings Chair: Andrew Roxburgh, University of Liverpool, UK
PhD Track Chair: Yelena Mejova, QCRI, Qatar

Senior Programme Committee:
Nigel Collier, University of Cambridge, UK
Richard Dobson, Kings College London, UK

Eric Meyer, University Of Oxford, UK

David Harper, Chatham House, UK

Alberto Sanna, Scientific Institute San Raffaele, Italy

Philip Abdelmalik, Canada

Bruria Adini, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Hamed Haddadi, Queen Mary University of London, UK

Alain April, ETS, Montreal, Canada

Daniela Paolotti, ISI Foundation, Italy

Nuria Oliver, Telefonica, Spain

Aleksandar Matic, Telefonica, Spain

Andrew Hayward, UCL, UK

Isaac Bogoch, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Canada

Ilan Kelman, UCL, UK

Michal Rosen-Zvi, IBM Israel, Haifa, Israel

Bayard Roberts, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK

Pietro Ghezzi, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, UK

Hans Ossebaard, National Health Care Institute, Netherlands

Dustin DiTommaso, Mad Pow, USA

Muki Haklay, UCL, UK

Jeroen Jansen, Evidence Aid, Oxford, UK

Baltasar Fernández Manjón, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

Simon Lustignan, The Royal College Of General Practitioners, UK

Aileem Kitching, EAN

Effy Vayena, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Dionisio Herrera, Tephinet, USA


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