International Workshop on Ubiquitous Home Healthcare (UHH)

International Workshop on Ubiquitous Home Healthcare (UHH)

Szczecin, Poland, September 18-21, 2011

Population aging is a phenomenon affecting many countries around the world. For example in Europe the life expectancy increased from 45 years in the early twentieth century, to 80 years now.  Significantly longer life leads to age-related problems and diseases. In parallel, the cost of hospital care is increasing and additionally, a lack of the qualified caregivers is observed. Development of ubiquitous healthcare technologies can improve the quality of life of assisted citizens and can curtail growth in healthcare spending fueled by aging populations, and the prevalence of obesity, diabetes, cancer and chronic heart and lung diseases. In particular, information systems integrated with wearable, mobile devices and sensor networks at home can continuously assist persons while moving out or staying at home.  Ubiquitous healthcare systems used as assisted living solutions will not only help to prevent, detect and monitor health conditions of a person but will also support of elderly, sick and disabled people in their independent living.

The goal of the UHH 2011 workshop is to gather researchers and engineers working in the field of ubiquitous healthcare to present and discuss new ideas, methods, and applications of assisted living IT technologies.


The workshop welcomes all work related to ubiquitous healthcare, but with a focus on the following themes (this list is not exhaustive):

  • Ubiquitous healthcare information systems,
  • Information processing algorithms for UHH,
  • Ubiquitous services for home and mobile applications,
  • Human-system interaction in UHH,
  • Data mining and knowledge discovery in ubiquitous healthcare,
  • Integration of sensors and devices for UHH,
  • Security of ubiquitous healthcare systems,
  • Ensuring the Availability, Transparency, Seamlessness, Awareness, and Trustworthiness (A.T.S.A.T.) of home and mobile systems,
  • Standardization in ubiquitous home healthcare,
  • Applications of UHH for elderly, sick, and disabled people,
  • Elderly care monitored dosage systems,
  • Welfare technology for UHH.

The proposed papers should emphasize at least one of the following aspects:

  • Assisted living,
  • Home care,
  • Self care,
  • Mobile care.

Best paper award

During the closing ceremony the best paper award will be presented. Selection criteria will be based on results of the reviewing process and the quality of the presentation.

Paper Submission and Publication

  • Papers will be refereed and accepted on the basis of their scientific merit and relevance to the symposium.
  • Accepted and Presented paper will be published in the Conference Proceedings and included in the IEEE Xplore® database and indexed in the DBLP.
  • Authors should submit draft papers (as Postscript, PDF of MSWord file)
  • The total length of a paper should not exceed 8 pages (IEEE style). IEEE style templates are available here.
  • Extended versions of selected papers will be considered for Special Issues of:
    - International Journal of Medical Imaging and Health Informatics, March 2012, (American Scientific Publishers), Guest editor: Jacek Rumiński.
    - and possibly other journals that will be announced later.
  • Organizers reserve right to move accepted papers between FedCSIS events.

Important Dates

  • Paper Submissions: June 19, 2011
  • Authors Notifications: July 16, 2011
  • Final Submissions and Registrations: August 7, 2011
  • The Conference Dates: September 18 - 21, 2011

FedCSIS is organized by :

Under the auspices of the:

Polish Minister of Science
and Higher Education
prof. Barbara Kudrycka
President of the Polish
Academy of Sciences
prof. Michał Kleiber

Diamond Sponsor: