2nd International Workshop on Health Informatics: Patient-Centered Solutions and Educational Approaches in the Digital Health Era (IEEE HOPE’19)

The quality and expenditure control of the health sector have become, in both developed and developing countries alike, the main objectives pursued by public authorities. The digital transformation of the sector has shown promise to provide answers to these objectives and to overcome health systems challenges, particularly those linked to the aging of the population, the increasing rates of chronic diseases and the personalization of medicine. Indeed, the rapid spread of mobile devices and of the Internet of Things, the presence of the digital network anywhere and anytime, allow to improve quality of, often in the short term, services which provide personalized patient care, reduce the number and duration of hospital stays, enable continuous patient monitoring and conceive efficient and safe home care.

This digital transformation, already underway in many countries, is defined, for a health organization, as a process that consists of fully integrated digital technologies into all of its activities in order to improve its performance. It characterizes not only a technical development, but also a new way of working, an attitude, and a commitment for networked, global thinking, to improve health care by using ICT. Hence, it deeply transforms, at a rattling pace, the rules and ways of managing the health system and thus seeks to develop new innovative informatics solutions to enable, support as well as utilize this transformation.
As the digital transformation of the health sector brings significant progress to the care system; it consequently requires major changes in the behavior of the actors of the health system. Like any major change in norms and practices, this transition faces reluctance, barriers and fears it can generate. As such, it imposes on hospital organizations a real problem in driving the change of their staff. Many employees may feel disoriented and overwhelmed by new the ways and practices. They may consider digital transformation as a risk and not an opportunity. In order for them to become engaged actors of this process, instead of being subjected to it, it is essential that health institutions integrate its collaborators and give them the means to master and be the drivers of this change.

To that purpose, Education and training on digital health appear as a fundamental prerequisite to widescale
adoption of e-health solutions and a major key to the success of digital transformation in the health sector. These digital health education and training which the underlying body of knowledge is health informatics, should be addressed to all kind of stakeholders involved in the health ecosystem and should be based on innovative educational methods and adapted to the profiles of these stakeholders It’s within the above scope that this workshop has been conceived to bring together researchers and practitioners to share research results, advancements and practical related experiences in this field.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to :
• eHealth patient-centered solutions
• eHealth educational engineering
• Innovative multidisciplinary learning design in eHealth
• Digital transformation teaching
• Cases studies and practical evaluations of teaching experiences
• Application of Health Informatics in Clinical Cases
• Analysis of ehealth trends, issues and development constraints
• Emergent concepts, models and technologies to promote the effectiveness and efficiency of
• Healthcare services
• Open Source technologies to leverage the sustainability and quality of healthcare
• Semantic Intelligence and Big data for healthcare uses vis-à-vis health 4.0
• Geocoding health data
• Practice-based Research Methods for Healthcare IT
• Design and Development of Methodologies for Healthcare IT
• Software Engineering in health care
• Data Management and Analytics for healthcare/eHealth
• Privacy and Ethical issues in health care/eHealth
• Model-Based Design of Trustworthy Health Information Systems
• Privacy preserving or enhancing techniques for secondary uses and sharing of clinical data
• Research methods and techniques for electronic clinical records and data
• Studies of privacy and security in healthcare/eHealth.

Workshop Co-Chairs

• Dr. Adel Taweel, Birzeit University, Palestine/ Kings College London, UK
• Prof. Yousef Kader, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
• Prof. Thomas Lux, Hochschule Niederrhein, Germany
• Dr. Elyes Lamine, CGI, IMT Mines Albi - ISIS, INU Champollion, Castres, France

Submissions Guidelines and PROCEEDINGS

Manuscripts should be prepared in 10-point font using the IEEE 8.5" x 11" two-column format. All papers should be in PDF format, and submitted electronically at Paper Submission Link. A full paper must not exceed the stated length (including all figures, tables and references). Submitted papers must present original unpublished research that is not currently under review for any other conference or journal. Papers not following these guidelines may be rejected without review. Also submissions received after the due date, exceeding length limit, or not appropriately structured may also not be considered. Authors may contact the Workshop Chair for further information or clarification. All submissions are blind peer-reviewed by at least three reviewers. Accepted papers will appear in the Conference Proceedings, and be published by the IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services and be submitted to IEEE Xplore for inclusion.
Submitted papers must include original work, and must not be under consideration for another conference or journal. Submission of regular papers must not exceed 6 pages and must follow the IEEE paper format. Please include up to 7 keywords, complete postal and e-mail address, and fax and phone numbers of the corresponding author. Authors of accepted papers are expected to present their work at the conference. Submitted papers that are deemed of good quality but that could not be accepted as regular papers will be accepted as short papers.

Important Dates:
• Submission deadline: June 20th, 2019
• Notification of acceptance: July 25th, 2019
• Camera-ready papers due: August 01, 2019

Submission system


• Abdel-Rahman H. Tawil, Birmingham City University, Birmingham, UK;
• Adel Taweel, Birzeit University, Palestine/ Kings College London, UK
• Amine Boufaied, university of Sousse, Sousse, Tunisie
• Alok Mishra, Atilim University, Turkey
• Bernhard Briel, Hochschule Niederrhein, Germany
• Constantinos S. Pattichis, Department of Computer Science, University of Cyprus, Cyprus (TBC)
• David Riaño, Rovira i Virgili University (URV), Tarragona, Spain (TBC)
• Elyes Lamine, CGI, IMT Mines Albi - ISIS, INU Champollion, Castres, France
• Franck Fontanili, CGI, IMT Mines Albi, Albi, France
• Gerard Dray, LGI2P, IMT Mines Alès, University of Montpellier, Montpellier, France (TBC)
• Hervé Pingaud, LGC CNRS, ISIS, INU Champollion, Castres, France
• Hussein Jabareen, Hebron University, Palestine
• Imen Megdich, IRIT- ISIS, INU Champollion, Castres, France
• Lina Adwan, Birzeit University, Palestine
• Radi Jarrar, Birzeit University, Palestine
• Mario Macedo, Atlantica University, Portugal
• Matt-Mouley Bouamrane, CIS, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (TBC)
• Mohamed Jmaiel, Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, ENIS, Tunisie (TBC)
• Mohammad Karabsheh, Hashemite University, Jordan
• Mohanad Jabari, Hebron University Palestine
• Naoufel Cheikhrouhou, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (HES-SO), Switzerland
• Nehaya Shayeb, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
• Nergiz Cagiltay, Atilim University, Turkey
• Nuno Garcia, University of Beira Interior, Portugal (TBC)
• Nuria Castell, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain (TBC)
• Rémi Bastide, IRIT- ISIS, INU Champollion, Castres, France
• Richard Picking, ARCLAb, Wrexham Glyndwr University,Wrexham,UK (TBC)
• Sukaina Zyoud, Hashemite University, Jordan
• Thomas Lux, Hochschule Niederrhein, Germany
• Yolanda González Cid, Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB),Palma de Mallorca, Spain (TBC)
• Yousef Kader, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan