InnovTech4Health: 3rd Workshop on Innovative Technologies for the Healthcare Empowerment


The use of mobile devices is growing in different daily activities, which started with young people, but older adults are now using this type of device. Technological equipment is improving and includes various sensors to acquire physical and physiological data. The development of these systems is included in the development of information and communication technologies (ICT) technologies for well-being. The e-Health and m-Health solutions may act in more than just the treatment and monitoring stages of different diseases. Still, it can act as preventive, promoting healthy lifestyles with the equipment that causes bad habits. These solutions can cooperate between them, health people to live better, but the most important subject is healthcare, which will not start only at the hospital but also at home.

Telehealth and telemedicine refer to using telecommunications and virtual technology to deliver health care. In the present, technological development transformed healthcare. Systems evolution, including data analytics, artificial intelligence, the Internet of things, increased connecting, and the use of health-related mobile allowed this transformation. Recently, telemedicine developed due to the increasing availability of systems and access and the growing demand for solutions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recent trends changed healthcare monitoring and recovery from healthcare institutions to patient-centered care delivered at home. Additionally, patient empowerment is a focal point in healthcare evolution, allowing patients to manage their health and adapt to chronic diseases. Technological advancements play a central role in promoting patient empowerment by providing access and remote support that might contribute to overcoming challenges of geographic location and promoting equal access to healthcare.

Databases, networking, graphical interfaces, data mining, machine learning, intelligent decision support systems, and specialized programming languages are just a few of the technologies and research areas currently contributing to medical informatics. The motivation of this special session is to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in the application of ICT to healthcare and medicine in general and the support of persons with special needs. The development of these solutions for medical purposes should be validated according to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and data privacy is important. Other accepted research studies may be related to the security and privacy of the information for its acceptance.

In the case of medical rehabilitation and assistive technology, research in applications of ICT has contributed significantly to the enhancement of quality of life and full integration of all citizens into society. Cloud computing and network connections exploit the exchange of information and improvement of these systems in different fields, including healthcare and traffic management. These developments should be closely performed with the participation of healthcare professionals. Various solutions are currently under development related to this field, and as it contributes to improving the quality of life, they can interact with developing technologies for social help. It is a multidisciplinary and broad subject for well-being. The authors from all fields working on these subjects are encouraged to submit a paper presenting their recent work or a scientific discussion.


Authors are solicited to submit original, previously unpublished papers in the following, but not limited to, topic areas:

– Healthcare information systems interoperability, security, and efficiency;

– Ambient intelligence for well-being and e-health applications, supported by RFID technology and Wireless Sensor Networks;

– Mobile applications and ubiquitous devices in Healthcare and lifestyle training;

– Robotic systems and devices for health care and medicine;

– Technologies to promote a healthy and secure society;

– Big Data Analytics for e-health;

– Assessment of Acceptance/Adoption models Cultural Evaluation of e-health;

– Acceptance of e-health and economic growth Factors affecting e-health adoption;

– Machine learning for healthcare;

– Intelligent systems for young and older adults using mobile devices;

– Activities of Daily Living;

– Human factors, efficient cost control and management in society;

– Intelligent decision support and data systems in healthcare, medicine, and society;

– Innovation in people-supporting activities (e.g., healthcare, schooling, and services);

– Embedded systems for healthcare;

– IT Acceptance Models Acceptance of e-health services;

– Major barriers and facilitators for e-health;

– Biosignal Acquisition, Analysis, and Processing;

– Semantic Technologies and Cognition;

– Neural Networks;

– Physiological Computing in Mobile Devices;

– Telemedicine;

– Physiological Computing in Mobile Devices;

– Augmented Reality in Healthcare using Wearable devices;

– Sensors and Actuators;

– ICT for development;

– Cloud computing for healthcare;

– Mobile application concepts and technologies for different mobile platforms.


All registered papers will be submitted for publishing by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library.

MobiQuitous proceedings are indexed in leading indexing services, including Ei Compendex, ISI Web of Science, Scopus, CrossRef, Google Scholar, DBLP, as well as EAI’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

Paper submission

Workshop papers should be 8 pages in length and have to comply with the Springer format (see Author’s kit section).

Please submit workshop papers to “InnovTech4Health” track in Confy+.

All conference papers undergo a thorough peer review process prior to the final decision and publication. This process is facilitated by experts in the Technical Program Committee during a dedicated period. Standard peer review is enhanced by EAI Community Review which allows EAI members to bid to review specific papers. All review assignments are ultimately decided by the responsible Technical Program Committee Members while the Technical Program Committee Chair is responsible for the final acceptance selection. You can learn more about Community Review here.

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: October 1, 2023

Notification of acceptance: October 23, 2023

Camera-ready deadline: November 5, 2023

Day of Workshop: November 14, 2023 or November 17, 2023

Workshop Chairs

Ivan Miguel Pires, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Covilhã, Portugal, E-mail: [email protected]

Nuno M. Garcia, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal, E-mail: [email protected]