Call for Papers

About the Workshop

Smart healthcare systems require multidisciplinary research along with state-of-the-art computing and networking in order to develop new applications. Such a research is essential to enable new strategies for conceptualizing, designing, and implementing data-driven healthcare application outcomes. The underlying strategies must be harmonized in two ways: first, within the technological areas, and second, regarding the integration of technologies into the smart system context. Smart services and technologies in healthcare span a diverse range of application areas including natural language processing on electronic health records, big data in healthcare (e.g., integration, cleaning and missing data imputation strategies), and machine learning on diverse healthcare data (e.g., genomics, imaging, clinical, demographic or treatment). Advances in these application areas can also positively impact emerging patient-specific systems biology for precision medicine or patient-population based studies for improving treatment quality and identifying broad spectrum therapeutics.

Hence the goal of the proposed “Computing and Networking for Smart Healthcare (CoNSH)” workshop (being held in conjunction with ICDCN 2019) is to accelerate the design, development and integration of innovative computing and networking approaches to support the transformation of health and medicine including networking, pervasive computing, advanced analytics, sensor integration, privacy and security, modeling of socio-behavioral and cognitive processes, systems biology, and system and process modeling. We welcome research that is rich in theory and potential applications, addressing issues such as low-birth weight prediction and classification, modeling infectious diseases for early prevention and vaccination strategies, and early detection of epileptic seizures, to name a few. Effective solutions must satisfy a multitude of constraints arising from clinical/medical needs, barriers to change, heterogeneity of data, semantic mismatch and limitations of current cyberphysical systems and an aging population. We seek cross-disciplinary collaborative research that will lead to new fundamental insights and encourage empirical validation, performance evaluation and experimentation of new concepts through research prototypes, ranging from specific components to entire systems.

Specific topics of interest include:

  • Fog Computing and Networking for Smart Healthcare
  • Computing and Networking for Health Internet-of-Things
  • Secure Computing and Networking for Healthcare Systems
  • Cloud-Fog Integration for Smart Healthcare
  • Computing platforms for natural language processing on electronic health records
  • Multimedia Enhanced Learning, Training & Simulation for Smart Healthcare
  • Networking platforms for handling wearables and data streams in Healthcare
  • Interference analysis & mitigation for IoT-health devices
  • Coexistence issues for IoT-Health devices
  • PHY, MAC and Networking issues for IoT-Health
  • Reliability, QoE and QoS in IoT-health
  • Energy efficiency for wearable & implanted medical devices
  • Decision theoretic models in rural healthcare
  • Patient tracking & localization technology
  • Security and privacy in IoT-health
  • IoT-Health Policy & Standardization activities
  • Interoperable & connected medical devices
  • IoT-Health case studies, testbeds & experimental results

Submission Instructions

Papers should be at most 6 pages, including title, abstract, figures and references, and not published or under review elsewhere. Papers should be prepared as per ACM conference proceedings format. Please submit your papers through HotCRP (Check “CoNSH” in the paper submission form).

At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference and present the paper. In addition, no-shows of accepted papers at the workshop will result in those papers NOT being included in the proceedings.


All accepted workshop full papers will be included in the ACM Digital Library.
Extended versions of selected accepted papers will be invited to submit to the Elsevier Pervasive and Mobile Computing journal.

Important Dates

  • Deadline for workshop paper submission: 15th October 2018 AoE
  • Acceptance/Rejection of the Papers: 5th November 2018 AoE
  • Camera-Ready Papers Version Due: 15th November 2018 AoE
  • Workshop Dates: 4th & 7th January 2019