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COMPSAC 2016: The 40th IEEE Computer Society International Conference on Computers, Software & Applications

Atlanta, Georgia, USA - June 10-14, 2016

Connected World: New Challenges for Data, Systems & Applications


ESAS 2016: The 11th IEEE International Workshop on E-Health Systems and Semantic Web

Author Link: ESAS Paper Submission

Workshop Organizers

Atilla Elci, Dept of Electrical-Electronics Engineering, Aksaray University, Aksaray, Turkey

Duygu Celik Ertugrul, Dept of Computer Engineering, Istanbul Aydin University, Istanbul Turkey

Goal of the Workshop

ESAS 2016 fosters the following complementary objectives:

i.       Inquiring into the theory and practice of engineering semantic e-health systems, especially methods, means, and best cases;

ii.      Exploring into unifying software engineering methodologies employed in implementing semantic e-health applications across domains; and,

iii.     Deploying new technologies in the fields of semantic intelligence, e-health systems, m-health systems and applications especially for distributed healthcare systems.

Call for Papers

E-Health systems play a significant role in the well-being of individuals, be it as medical solutions or for healthcare towards everyday wellbeing of individuals. New models and methods continue to be developed to produce safer healthcare environments. The rapid growth of using such devices and technologies in medical fields has generated new opportunities for emerging application improvement. However, huge challenges still continue to be resolved in order to develop consistent, suitable, safe, flexible, and power-efficient systems fit for medical needs. In unison with the main conference, the main theme of ESAS 2016 will be applying Semantic Web Technologies in and Agent-Oriented Software Engineering of Connected World e-Health Systems - Challenges and Prospects for Data, Systems & Applications.

Paper proposals on Semantic Web technology and e-health topics are welcome. Semantic Web technologies render dynamic, heterogeneous, distributed and shared content equally accessible to human reader and software agents. Distributed agents functioning autonomously can utilize Semantic Web content to gather and aggregate knowledge for reasoning and inferring new results towards achieving their goals and generating new knowledge. Such knowledge in turn may be disseminated and used to achieve the shared goal of the application system. Here the vision is to achieve a synergy with e-health systems whereby both semantics and agents will be equally in the center stage.

ESAS workshop series are garnering the synergy of technologies for e-health by taking up both medicine and healthcare through agent and Web technologies. Topics of interest span a wide spectrum in both theory and practice of the following systems: autonomous Web based, context-aware intelligent agents, Web services, software agents, mobile agents, intelligent systems, architectures, multi-agent, emerging, mobile, cloud, diagnosis and monitoring, medical feedbacks, agent communities, develop, image and video processing, ontology, inferencing, safety & security, other QoS issues, privacy and so on. Authors are invited to submit original technical papers and novel research contributions in any aspect of e-health and covering but not limited to the topics of interest listed below.

Main Topics of Interest:

Smart e-health Systems though Web technologies by considering:

  • Autonomic analysis, monitoring and situation alertness
  • Body sensor networks and wearable sensor systems on e-health
  • Medical biofeedback
  • Medical decision support systems and tools
  • Context awareness and autonomous computing for ambient assisted living
  • e-health oriented software architectures (Agent, SOA, Middleware, etc.)
  • e-health virtual and augmented reality
  • Emerging e-health applications
  • Mobile e-health applications
  • Health grid and health cloud
  • Health monitoring and traffic classification
  • Healthcare management systems
  • ICT-enabled personal health system
  • Image and video processing on e-health
  • e-health devices and smart parts for healthcare systems
  • e-health big data: Access,  aggregation and use
  • Semantic Web rule languages and e-health systems
  • Ontology engineering and inference on the e-health systems
  • Semantic processing in e-health
Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers as well as industrial practice papers. Simultaneous submissions to other publications and conferences are not permitted. The length of a camera ready paper will be limited to 6 pages (IEEE Proceedings style) with up to 2 additional pages (with charges for each additional page) printed on 10-12 point fonts. Authors must follow IEEE CS Press Proceedings Author Guidelines to prepare papers. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper is required to pay full registration fee and present the paper at the workshop in person.


Program Committee

Alex Abramovich, Gordon College, Israel
Behnam Rahnama, Shiraz University, Iran
Bo Hu, University of Southampton, UK
Chattrakul Sombattheera, Mahasarakham University, Thailand
Erdogan Dogdu, TOBB University, Turkey
Ibrahim Gokcen, GE International, Turkey
Laurentiu Vasiliu, Peracton Ltd., Ireland
Levent Yilmaz, Auburn University, USA
Murat Osman Unalir, Egean University, Turkey
Maurice Pagnucco, University of New South Wales, Australia
Mehmet Emin Aydin, University of Bedfordshire, UK
Metin Zontul, Istanbul Aydın University, Turkey
Mustafa Jarrar, Sina Institute - Birzeit University, Palestine
Ovunc Ozturk, Celal Bayar University, Turkey
Ozgu Can, Agean University, Turkey
Riza Cenk Erdur, Agean University, Turkey
R. Rajesh, Bharathiar University, India
Rym Z. Mili, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Sule Yildirim Yayilgan, Gjovik University College, Norway
Tugba Ozacar Ozturk, Celal Bayar University, Turkey
Vassilya Abdulova, Istanbul Aydın University, Turkey
Vijayan Sugumaran, Oakland University, USA
Vitaliy Mezhuev, Berdyansk State University, Ukraine
Zeki Bayram, Eastern Mediterranean Univ., TRNC

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Important Dates

September 25, 2015  Extended: October 15, 2015: Workshop/tutorial proposals due

November 30, 2015: Main conference abstracts due (optional)

December 11, 2015Extended: December 23, 2015: Main conference submissions due

February 29, 2016: Main conference paper notifications

March 6, 2016: Extended: March 18, 2016: Workshop papers due; Fast Abstract papers due

March 7, 2016: Doctoral Symposium papers & Posters due

March 15, 2016: Doctoral Symposium & Poster notifications

March 21, 2016: Doctoral Symposium & Poster camera ready & registration due

March 28, 2016: Workshop & Fast Abstract paper notifications

April 7, 2016: Camera ready and registration due