Call for papers

Computer based medical systems are quickly surpassing their initial role of infrastructural and decision support for the healthcare professional and rapidly become co-facilitators in personalized patient intervention. Immersive media and IT infrastructures are increasingly being deployed for motivating and engaging patients. Taking cues from the education and the entertainment domain, technology and techniques are utilized for surpassing psychological barriers and enabling patients to commit to their treatment. Ubiquitous computing solutions motivate and support them to maintain their health and well-being during both acute and chronic phases of their ordeal and achieve a better quality of life during and after the challenge of surpassing a disease. The “Immersive Personalized Patient Engagement; Computer Based Medical Intervention Systems.” special track focuses on the IT infrastructure and the experiential enabling technologies that support effective and impactful interventions for patient support and well-being. Its subject matter shall be covered in in the following topics:


Topic 1: - U-Health, mHealth and wearables for Patient motivation. Quantified-self approaches and anytime/anywhere computing for patient interventions and means. Methods and technologies to support patient commitment both to treatment and to an overall healthy lifestyle.


Topic 2:  - Virtual Scenarios for patient training. Inquiry based patient education and awareness episodes. Interactive storytelling that imparts to the patient experience, knowledges and skills to acclimate and educate him with various aspects of his condition.


Topic 3:  - Gamification and contemporary media for patient engagement. New media content and mixed reality methods for patient immersion and adherence to treatment. Serious games for supporting the patient.


Authors are invited to submit their original contributions before the deadline (January 30, 2017). Papers should be submitted electronically using the EasyChair  online submission system:


Each contribution must be prepared following the two-column format and should not exceed the length of 6 (six) Letter-sized pages; the authors may use LaTeX or Microsoft Word templates when preparing their drafts. Papers must be submitted in PDF format, with fonts embedded.


All submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least three reviewers. Each accepted paper should be presented by one of the authors and accompanied by at least one full registration fee payment, to guarantee publication in the proceedings. At least one author must pay the registration fee before Apr 23rd for each accepted paper.


Paper submission guidelines

Please follow the general conference paper submission guidelines that can be found here: call-for-papers


Important dates

Important dates can be found here: important-dates


Special Track Chairs

  • Panagiotis Antoniou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GR
  • Daphne Economou, University of Westminster, UK
  • Luis Fernandez-Luque, Qatar Computing Research Institute, QA


Special Track Program committee.

  • Panagiotis Bamidis Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GR
  • Artie Basukoski, University of Westminster, UK
  • Charalambos Bratsas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GR
  • Thierry Chaussalet, University of Westminster, UK
  • Nektarios Georgalas, British Telecoms, UK
  • Evdokimos Konstantinidis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GR
  • Stathis Konstantinidis, Stathis Konstantinidis, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Markos Mentzelopoulos, University of Westminster, UK
  • Mark Merolli, The University of Melbourne, AU
  • Nicolas Pallikarakis, University of Patras, GR
  • Terry Poulton, St. George’s University of London, UK,
  • Octavio Rivera, University of Seville, ES
  • Anastassia Rodina Theocharaki, University of Patras, GR
  • Barbara Villarini, University of Westminster, UK
  • Ingmar Weber, Qatar Computing Research Institute, QA


For special track related inquires please contact: Panagiotis Antoniou, email:


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