1st Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Patient Empowerment with Sensor Systems (AI4Empowerment'22)

Sofia, Bulgaria, 4 - 7 September, 2022


Currently, the use of sensors and mobile devices has been increasingly used and an increasing number of users. On the other hand, the use of artificial intelligence methods and the use of innovative applications that allow to promote the expansion for people with special characteristics presents itself as a challenge for science named computer science. It promotes the combination between computer science and fields, including medicine.

Recently, approaches for quantifying health emerged that rely on inexpensive sensor technologies. For example, the global positioning system (GPS), inertial measurement units (IMUs), and accelerometer sensors embedded in every smartphone facilitate monitoring different health aspects in older adults. Remarkably, smartphone use has been suggested by researchers and clinicians as a useful tool to monitor and improve patients’ health.

Additionally, patient empowerment is a focal point in healthcare evolution, to allow patients to manage their health and adapt to chronic diseases. Technological advancements play a central role in the promotion of patient empowerment by providing access and remote support that might contribute to overcome challenges of geographic location and promote equal access to healthcare.


The list of topics includes, but is not limited to:

  • Health care information systems interoperability, security and efficiency;
  • Ambient intelligence for wellbeing and e-health applications;
  • 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 e-health and economic growth Factors affecting e-health adoption;
  • Machine learning for healthcare;  Intelligent decision support and data systems in health care, and medicine;
  • Embedded systems for healthcare;
  • IT Acceptance Models Acceptance of e-health services;
  • Major barriers and facilitators for e-health;
  • Patient Empowerment;
  • Augmented Reality in Healthcare using Wearable devices;
  • Cloud computing for healthcare;
  • Diagnosis and treatment with mobile sensing systems;
  • Healthcare self-management devices/systems;
  • mHeath, eHeath and telemedicine devices/systems.

Paper submission

  • Authors should submit draft papers (as Postscript, PDF or MSWord file).
  • The total length of a paper should not exceed 10 pages IEEE style (including tables, figures and references). IEEE style templates are available here.
  • Papers will be refereed and accepted on the basis of their scientific merit and relevance to the workshop.
  • Preprints containing accepted papers will be published on a USB memory stick provided to the FedCSIS participants.
  • Only papers presented at the conference will be published in Conference Proceedings and submitted for inclusion in the IEEE Xplore® database.
  • Conference proceedings will be published in a volume with ISBN, ISSN and DOI numbers and posted at the conference WWW site.
  • Conference proceedings will be submitted for indexation according to information here.
  • Organizers reserve right to move accepted papers between FedCSIS events.

Important dates

Technical sessions proposal submission: November 21, 2021
Paper submission (sharp / no extension): May 10, 2022
Position paper submission: June 7, 2022
Author notification: July 7, 2022
Registration and early payment will be open on: July 13, 2022
Final paper submission, registration: July 24, 2022
Discounted payment: July 26, 2022
Conference date: September 4-7, 2022

Strategic Partner

QED Software