Call for Workshops
The Pervasive Health 2017 Workshop Organizing Committee invites proposals for the workshop program of the 11th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare. The purpose of these workshops is to discuss work in progress and explore opportunities for new research related to pervasive healthcare. Innovative, high-risk frontier research ideas are particularly welcome as a main topic of a workshop.
Important Workshop Dates
• December 15th, 2016: Workshop proposals deadline
• January 1st, 2017: Notification of acceptance/rejection of a workshop
• January 15th, 2017: Workshop calls online (by the organizers)
• March 20th, 2017: Workshop papers deadline
• April 10th, 2017: Workshop paper notification
• April 17th, 2017: Workshop paper camera ready
Pervasive Health workshops are dynamic and intimate forums in which to explore and discuss topics in depth. We therefore encourage having an international team of organizers for a workshop who are from different institutions and represent a variety of perspectives. We aim for a balanced workshop program offering a diverse set of themes. Because of the unique opportunity for discussion this forum offers, we encourage workshop plans that emphasize interactive components, group activities, and discussion over those that focus on individual talks. Organizers should be active themselves in the field in which they propose a workshop. All listed organizers are expected to attend those workshops they are organizing; i.e., do not include a potential organizer who may not be present at the workshop. Any change to the workshop organization team must be submitted in writing at least two weeks prior to the position paper deadline for individual workshops. No changes to the workshop organization team can be made after this date to ensure that potential participants submitting position papers to workshops are aware of the final organization team. Please feel free to discuss ideas for a workshop proposal by email with the workshop chairs prior to submission.
Proposal Submission Process
All submissions should be emailed to the workshop chair no later than at the date provided above. For pre-proposal submission inquiries contact the workshop co-chairs. We solicit workshops in all areas related to Pervasive Computing for Healthcare. In particular innovative, high-risk frontier research ideas are particularly welcome as a main topic of a workshop.
• Workshop title
• Abstract (less than 200 words)
• Name, affiliation, postal address, and e-mail address for each organizer
• Identification of the primary contact person(s)
• Background and Motivation: What is the overall topic of the workshop? Why is this topic of particular interest at this time? If the workshop has been organized in the past at Pervasive Health or other conferences, please give details of previous instances (venue, URL) and describe why it should be held again and how it will extend and build upon previous ones.
• Objectives: What are the objectives that the workshop aims to achieve? Objectives may include but are not limited to (a) targeting a predefined set of focus questions, (b) presenting alternate views on a particular issue that is of concern to the Pervasive Health community and attempting to resolve the issue, (c) identifying priorities for new directions of research, and/or (d) initiating the appropriate collaborations and building community around a theme of interest. If you have a plan to produce a book or a journal special issue as a result of your workshop, please indicate these plans.
• Format: Give a description of the proposed workshop format, including the target number of participants, planned activities (such as introductions, invited talks, breakout group activities, demos, general discussion), as well as how these activities address the workshop objectives. Preference will be given to proposals for activities designed to fuel discussion and interaction among participants; workshops consisting solely of paper presentations are discouraged. Provide a preliminary schedule with estimated times. Design your schedule for a length of 6 hours of activities with a lunch break and two coffee breaks (full-day workshop).
• Soliciting Submissions: Indicate how you plan to attract submissions and/or participants. Tactics may include creating a workshop web page, circulating a call to relevant mailing lists (indicate these please as well), and publicizing your workshop at other relevant venues.
• Selecting Participants: Indicate how you plan to select participants and contributions to the workshop. Describe the relevant criteria and/or review process that will be used to select position papers. Indicate if you are planning to have a program committee to help with the organization/review process or whether reviewing and selection will be conducted solely by the organizers. Having a program committee is strongly encouraged since it typically increases the appeal of the workshop and ensures a more rigorous peer-review process.
• Organizers: Give short descriptions of each of the organizers' background and interests related to pervasive computing and the specific workshop topic.
Workshop proposals will be peer-reviewed by the Co-Chairs and a committee of experts based on the criteria described above. We aim to select a diverse set of workshops and avoid having multiple workshops on overlapping themes. Organizers of selected workshops will be asked to produce a Call for Papers to describe the workshop to potential participants and solicit submissions.
The criteria for assessment will include:
• Originality and technical merit of the topic
• Wider interest in the topic
• Topical link to the main conference
Katarzyna Wac, UNIGE, Switzerland (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mads Frost, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark (email@example.com)