Special Track on Mobile Health Care and Training (MHCT) IMCL2015

Mobile Health Care and Training (MHCT) - IMCL2015


Recent advances in mobile technologies have acted as catalysts for significant developments in the sector of health care, affecting strongly health practice and services, patient and healthcare management and, of course, health training and education. There is nowadays an international trend to involve mobile devices and ubiquitous access to Internet in medical curricula and in continuing life-long medical learning, in health monitoring, in active and healthy aging, lifestyle and well being management. In tandem to the above a plethora of technological (mobile based) interventions emerge for various health cases like those of chronic diseases, developmental, affective and socio-behavioural disorders bringing about radical changes to health care services and routine treatment and follow-up practice.

This special track aims to bring together researchers in the multi-disciplinary areas of Mobile Health and Health Training and Education as well as health care and clinical practice and to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of their research activities. Academics, scientists, psychologists, clinicians, engineers, computer scientists and managers involved in all the above fields, as well as, managers of funded relevant research projects are encouraged to submit papers to this special track. We therefore welcome paper/poster submissions and delegates from the worldwide Health and Computing community, particularly those involved in funded research projects as well as those with training/teaching responsibilities.

Authors are invited to submit their research contributions or practical experience reports. All papers will be peer reviewed by at least two referees. The track provides its attendees with an opportunity to experience state-of-the-art research and development in a variety of topics directly and indirectly related to their own work, as well as, an opportunity to come up-to-date on important issues involved in the enhancement of health care and training/education with mobile technologies.


  • Medical apps for life-long medical learning

  • Responsive environments for mobile learning in Health Education

  • Adaptive and intuitive mobile health & learning systems

  • Web semantics in Mobile Health & Education

  • Individualization of learning experiences with mobile technologies

  • Mobile User Interfaces and usability in Health care and Education

  • Mobile systems for Active and Healthy Aging

  • Mobile Exergaming

  • Cultural Issues of mobile medical training & learning

  • Mobile based health interventions

  • Mobile and Ubiquitous Health Monitoring

  • Mobile Web Collaboration for Medical Teaching

  • The role of big open data in mobile health

  • Mobile Assistive technologies for the Disabled

  • Pedagogy in Mobile Health Education

  • Evaluation of Mobile Health Education Approaches

  • Mobile Technologies for Clinical Skills Laboratories

  • Virtual Collaborative Clinical Practice and Education on mobile devices

  • Mobile Health and Patient Training

  • Mobile Health Technology Assessment

  • Mobile health & Education Project Management

Contribution Types

Proposals for participation in the Special Session can be submitted in the following formats:

  • Full Papers – These include mainly accomplished research results and have 5 pages.

  • Short Papers – These are mostly composed of work in progress reports or fresh developments and have 3 pages.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers. All accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings published through IEEE Xplore®, provided at least one author pays the registration fee before September 15th 2015. For further questions, please contact the track chairs: Panagiotis Bamidis, Dimitris Spachos, Evdokimos Konstantinidis or visit the track web page: http://medphys.med.auth.gr/mei/mobilehealth

Important Dates Extended!

07 Sep 2015 Submission of complete papers for special session: Full Papers (5 pages), Short Papers (3 pages), Posters (2 pages)
21 Sep 2015 Special session papers notification of acceptance
09 Oct 2015 Author registration deadline
16 Oct 2015 Camera-ready due
19 Nov 2015 IMCL2015 Conference Opening


Please visit: http://imcl-conference.org/imcl2015/paper_preparation.php and submit your paper as “Special Session: Mobile Health Care and Training (MHCT)”

Program Committee

Chairs of the session:

Panagiotis Bamidis, Dimitris Spachos, Evdokimos Konstantinidis, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

  • Panagiotis Antoniou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GR

  • Roy Ackema, Tracoin, NL

  • Andrea Bilbow, ADDISS, UK

  • Charalambos Bratsas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GR

  • Antonella Chifari, ITD National Research Council, IT

  • Giuseppe Chiazzese, ITD National Research Council, IT

  • Gavin Doherty, Trinity College Dublin, IR

  • Manuela Sanches Ferreira, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, PT

  • Daniela Giordano, University of Catania, IT

  • Athanasios Hatziapostolou, City College, GR

  • Dimitris Hatzichristou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GR

  • Stylianos Hatzipanagos, King’s College London, UK

  • M. Sriram Iyengar, University of Texas, Houston, USA

  • Stathis Konstantinidis, Nottingham University, UK & Northern Research Institute, NO

  • Dimitrios Kouvelas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GR

  • Luis Fernandez Luque, Northern Research Institute, NO

  • Colin McGree, ADDISS, UK

  • Gianluca Merlo, ITD National Research Council, IT

  • Maria Nikolaidou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GR

  • Nicolas Pallikarakis, University of Patras, GR

  • Lucia Pannese, Imaginary, IT

  • Iraklis Paraskakis, South East European Research Centre, GR

  • Costas Pattichis, University of Cyprus, CY

  • Terry Poulton, St Georges University of London, UK

  • Alexey Ryzhov, Zaporozhye State Medical University , UA

  • Valerie Smothers, MedBiquitous, USA

  • Miguel Augusto Santos, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, PT

  • Christos Schizas, University of Cyprus, CY

  • Luciano Seta, ITD National Research Council, IT

  • Anastasios Siountas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GR

  • Pascal Staccini, Univ. of Sophia-Antipolis, FR

  • Davide Taibi, ITD National Research Council, IT

  • Vicente Traver Salcedo, Polytechnic University of Valencia, ES

  • Stefanos Triaridis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GR

  • Verina Waights, Open University, UK

  • Luke Woodham, St Georges University of London, UK

  • Nigel Wynne, Birmingham City University, UK

  • Nabil Zary, Karolinska Institute, SW