8th ACM MobiHoc 2018 Workshop on Pervasive Wireless Healthcare Workshop (MobileHealth 2018)

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Workshop Program

Monday, Jun 25, 2018

8am - 9am    Registration (E-VI 1st Floor Lobby)
9am - 9:10am    Opening

Session Chair: Syed Hassan Ahmed and Zilong Ye

Room: E-VI Room 289

Abstract: Today’s modern healthcare delivery systems have been mainly designed to work with the onslaught of an illness, and, logging of information into Electronic Health Record Systems (EHRs), related to symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, etc., is initiated with the illness. There is hardly any data collected during the wellness phase of a person. Furthermore, access to the data stored in such systems, for the purpose of analyses, involves complicated manual processes, and the related access policies make it extremely difficult to perform analytics. In this age of wireless sensors, advance networking and data sciences, it is fitting to envision the design of an integrated cyber physical system that allows ubiquitous, but anonymized, collection of wellness and sickness data, and facilitate the development of models and analytics to predict wellnesses and illnesses using vast amounts of data. Towards achieving this vision, we will present a smart healthcare data collection and management environment consisting of a set of intelligent sensor objects, with wireless communication capabilities, installed in clinics, hospital rooms, and mobile platforms, or embedded in human bodies (such as knee transplants or skin patches). We will elaborate on challenges and research opportunities to realize such a system.

Bio: Ashfaq Khokhar is currently serving as Professor and Palmer Department Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University. Previously, he served as chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology from 2013-2016. Before that, he was a Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Khokhar was named an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineer (IEEE) Fellow in 2009. Khokhar’s research centers on health care data mining, content-based multimedia modeling, retrieval and multimedia communication, high-performance algorithms, and context-aware wireless sensor networks. He earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology in Lahore, Pakistan in 1985; his master’s degree in computer engineering from Syracuse University in 1988; and his Ph.D. in computer engineering from the University of Southern California in 1993.

10am - 10:30am    Break
10:30am - 12:30pm    Technical Session

Session Chair: Zilong Ye

Room: E-VI Room 289

LESLA: A Smart Solution for SDN-enabled mMTC E-health Monitoring System

Bizhu Wang, Yan Sun, Chunjing Yuan and Xiaodong Xu

Interactive Predictive Analytics for Enhancing Patient Adherence in Remote Health Monitoring

SangSeo Yoo, Apostolos Kalatzis, Navid Amini and Mohammad Pourhomayoun

Near Field Communication-Based System For Bedside Contraindication Verification

Maali Alabdulhafith and Srinivas Sampalli

(Invited paper) Predicting Glucose Levels in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes Based on Physiological and Activity Data

M. Vahedi, K. MacBride, W. Wunsik, Y. Kim, C. Fong, A. Padilla, A. Zhong, S. Kulkarni, B. Jiang, S. Arunachalam, M. Pourhomayoun

12:30pm - 12:35pm    Closing

Session Chair: Syed Hassan Ahmed and Zilong Ye

Room: E-VI Room 289

Call For Papers

Health cost represents a considerable ratio in the economic budget of developed countries, and certain tendency studies are not optimistic about an improvement in the situation. Average age of the population tends to increase and the number of people requiring more or less care intensive medical monitoring is not small. This increases overall cost of medical care. No doubt, using socio-medical establishments to place people at risk under surveillance is impractical for cost reasons, but also for reasons of quality of life. Many of these people are fully autonomous, though weakened. Their psychological confinement due to the presence of nursing staff would be a breach of their freedom. Therefore, partially replacing the assistance of nursing staff by small health surveillance and communication equipment like sensors, networks, monitoring software could be cost effective and would increase life standard. The objective is to develop and implement innovative solutions based on information technologies and wireless communication for the benefit of those needing medical permanence. Recent Advances in technology has led to the development of small, intelligent, wearable sensors capable of remotely performing critical health monitoring tasks and then transmitting patient’s data back to health care centres over wireless medium. Such wireless health monitoring platforms aim to continuously monitor mobile patients needing permanent surveillance. Patients benefit from continuous ambulatory monitoring as a part of a diagnostic procedure, optimal maintenance of a chronic condition or during supervised recovery from an acute event or surgical procedure.

However, to set up such platforms several issues along the communication chain should be resolved. The acquisition of medical information via a set of wireless sensors embedded in the patient himself, the treatment and use of this information either by a local contractor equipment or offset after transfer in 3G/4G/5G and/or WiFi/HEW connection to a data server, the access to the collected data, etc. are some of the important challenges that we have to consider. Each level represents a complex subsystem with a local hierarchy employed to ensure efficiency, portability, security, and reduced cost.

MobileHealth workshop aims to provide a forum for the interaction of these multiple areas as an important chance to discuss and understand what aspects have to be considered to provide effective pervasive wireless healthcare systems. The theme of the 2018 edition of MobileHealth is Improving the Smart Cities Citizens Healthcare.

The Technical program topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Mobile devices for healthcare
  • Wearable and Implantable
  • Wireless sensors for healthcare
  • Communications and computing infrastructure for mobile healthcare apps
  • Protocols for wireless healthcare
  • Big data analytics
  • Realizations and Platforms
  • Scalability, performance and reliability of mobile healthcare apps
  • Pervasive Wireless communications in healthcare
  • Service and device discovery
  • Data fusion and context elaboration
  • Wireless monitoring and ambient assisted applications for healthcare
  • Standards for mobile healthcare
  • Energy Efficiency in wireless health monitoring
  • Pervasive healthcare systems and services
  • Authentication and sensors monitoring
  • Confidentiality and data security
  • Mobile interfaces for data visualisation

Submission Instructions

Papers should be submitted via

Papers should not exceed 10 pages (US letter size) double column including figures, tables, and references in standard ACM format. Papers must be submitted electronically in printable PDF form. Templates for the standard ACM format can be found at this link. If you are using LaTeX, you can make use of a simplified ACM conference template. No changes to margins, spacing, or font sizes are allowed from those specified by the style files. Papers violating the formatting guidelines will be returned without review. All submissions will be reviewed using a single-blind review process. The identity of referees will not be revealed to authors, but author can keep their names on the submitted papers, on figures, bibliography, etc.

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  Important Dates
April 1, 2018 Submission deadline
April 12, 2018 Extended submission deadline (FIRM)
April 30, 2018 Acceptance notification
May 10, 2018 Camera ready deadline
May 18, 2018 11:59pm PDT Extended camera ready deadline


Workshop Co-Chairs

  • Soufiene Djahel, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
  • Syed Hassan Ahmed, University of Central Florida, USA

Technical Program Co-Chairs

  • Mahasweta Sarkar, San Diego State University, USA
  • Zilong Ye, California State University, Los Angeles, USA

Publicity Co-Chairs

  • Youcef Begriche, Telecom Paris-Tech, France
  • Said Yahiaoui, Cerist Research Center, Algeria

Steering Committee

  • Saadi Boudjit, University of Paris 13, France
  • Philippe Jacquet, Bell Labs Alcatel-Lucent, France
  • Anis Laouiti, Telecom Sud Paris, France
  • Paul Muhlethaler, Telecom Sud Paris, France
  • Majid Sarrafzadeh, UCLA Wireless Health Institute, USA

Technical Program Committee

  • Marwen Abdennebi, University of Paris 13, France
  • Sasan Adibi, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia
  • Saadi Boudjit,, University of Paris 13, France
  • Syin Chan, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Zainul Charbiwala, IBM Research, India
  • Mooi Choo Chuah, Lehigh University, USA
  • Avik Ghose Tata Consultancy Services, India
  • Roozbeh Jafari, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
  • Anis Laouiti, Telecom SudParis, France
  • Gustavo Marfia, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Hassine Moungla, Paris Descartes University, France
  • Ertan Onur, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Amir Qayyum, CUST, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Kevin Stanley, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Sim-Hui Tee, Multimedia University, Malaysia
  • Apinun Tunpsan, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
  • Egon L. Van Den Broek, University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • Giovanni Pau, UCLA, USA
  • Emmanuel Baccelli, INRIA, Paris, France
  • Farid Nait-Abdesselam, Paris Descartes University, France
  • Kashif Kifayat, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
  • Zonghua Zhang, IMT Lille Douai, Institut Mines-Telecom, France
  • Imane Horiya Brahmi, Tyndall National Institute, Ireland
  • Houbing Song, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, USA
  • Safdar Hussain Bouk, DGIST, South Korea
  • Dongkyun Kim, Kyungpook National University, South Korea
  • Ali Kashif Bashir, University of the Faroe Islands, Denmark
  • Ejaz Ahmed, NIST, USA
  • Yassine Hadjadj Aoul, IRISA, France