Call for papers


International Workshop on
Ubiquitous Healthcare and Welfare Services 
and Supporting Technologies (UBI-HEALTH’10)
31 of May – 2 of June 2010, Nordic Centre, Fudan University, China
Important dates
Paper Submission: February 28, 2010 (500-1000 words abstract or full-length paper maximum of 5 pages)
Acceptance Notification: April 30, 2010
Camera-ready paper: May 14, 2010
Paper Submission: January 31, 2010
Acceptance Notification: February 15, 2010
International Workshop on “Ubiquitous Healthcare and Welfare Services and Supporting Technologies (UBI-HEALTH’10)” provides an international forum for presenting and discussing the latest services, technologies and research in the field of information and communication technology (ICT) assisted healthcare and well-being (H&W). UBI-HEALTH’10 is important international forum for e-Health associated cooperative bodies such as ITU, WHO and APEC, particularly for Ubiquitous Healthcare Initiative for Ageing Societies. In addition to the technical papers to be selected by the Technical Program Committee, the program will include distinguish keynote speakers focusing on burning topics of e-Health as well as in-depth tutorial presentations. Note that UBI-HEALTH'10 is arranged concurrently with Shanghai World Expo 2010!
Authors are invited to submit papers presenting new research related to the theory or practice of remote and on-site H&W. Participants include for instance clinicians, hospital administrators, IT professionals, researchers, educators, solutions vendors, device manufacturers, system designers, integrators and consultants.
Authors can make three kinds of submissions: Keynote, tutorial or regular paper. Keynote represents targeted, eagle-eye view to conference topics and would be given in the beginning of the conference. Duration would be about ½ hour – 1 hour. Tutorial will discuss tightly bounded special topic(s) of conference themes and its duration is 2 - 4 hours. Participation to tutorial is charged separately and the fee will be passed to the lecturer without deductions. Therefore accepted tutorials are a convenient way to pay also conference related personal expenses. Accepted tutorials and their fees will be announced later for separate registration. Regular papers are peer-reviewed research papers in conference topics. All submission will be done by using the EDAS – system as explained later.
Conference covers the following main topics (not limited to): 
o    remote and local healthcare;
o    well-being;
o    health informatics;
o    bio-informatics;
o    public safety systems;
o    socio-economic studies;
o    techno-economic studies;
o    H&W sensors, circuits and systems;
o    fusion of traditional Chinese medicare and western medicare;
o    e-Health;
o    ageing related services and technologies;
o    pandemics and biosecurity;
o    services and technologies of developing countries;
o    global developments;
o    intelligent knowledge management;
o    associated Internet services (as web 2.0+) and technologies;
o    telecommunication solutions;
o    diagnosing tools;
o    H&W monitoring/alarm techniques.
In these areas your paper may focus for instance to the following themes:
o    user-centric design;
o    analytical and simulation techniques;
o    experimental systems and field operational testing;
o    information collection and dissemination; 
o    activities and status of planned and ongoing projects;
o    deployment strategies and predictions;
o    standardization efforts and problems.
All papers must be original work. Presenting authors of accepted papers will be required to register for the workshop in order to secure that their paper is included in the workshop proceedings. All papers will be peer reviewed by the Scientific Committee, which reserves the right to accept or reject abstracts for inclusion in the workshop program. Each Corresponding Author (the author that submits the paper, will attend the workshop to present the paper and is responsible for communicating with the workshop Organizers and the paper’s co-authors) is limited to maximum of three submissions for the workshop.
Regular papers: Authors are invited to submit full papers in English of not more than 5 pages (including figures, tables & references) or 500-1000 words abstract in IEEE double-column format. Submissions must present original work that has not been previously published, and is not under submission elsewhere. Submissions should use the general IEEE template with the minimum font size of 12 points. 
Keynote and Tutorials: Authors will submit free-form plan of their presentation and Curriculum Vitae. They can submit also other reference material that could support their acceptance as a presenter in the conference.
All papers must include a title, complete contact information for all authors, and keywords on the cover page. The corresponding author should be identified clearly. In summary, the submission procedure runs as follows:
1.     Create and format your manuscript (s) by following IEEE guidelines; Template and Instructions on How to Create Your Paper: (DOC, 92KB)
2.     Papers follow IEEE PDF specification for compatibility. Therefore convert your file into PDF-format.
NOTE: Turn off all PDF security features. Your PDF-file must be editable & to facilitate commenting.
3.     Submit your MANUSCRIPT via EDAS system ( in PDF format.
NOTE: Please be aware that at least one full registration per accepted paper is mandatory to include the paper in the proceedings of the workshop. A paper without registered authors will be withdrawn.
Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format by February 28, 2010 via EDAS-system.




The workshop proceedings will be published for all participants. Authors of selected outstanding papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers for consideration of publication in a journal forum.


Further information
For further and up-to-date information, please visit workshop official website: For any question or proposals, please sent emails to






Fudan University

Nordic Centre, Fudan University

Peking University

Helsinki University of Technology


Finnish Society of Medical Physics and Medical Engineering

Finnish Academy of Science

Karolinska Institutet

IEEE Finnish Section


Norwegian University of Science & Technology





The Federation of Finnish Technology Industries





Health and Well-being Cluster Programme








The nordic centre

The Nordic Centre is a joint venture between Fudan University and 26 Nordic universities and research institutions to facilitate research cooperation, students exchange and collaboration with Shanghai based Nordic companies and national representations. The Nordic Centre is located at Fudan University in Shanghai. Current members:


China: Fudan University; Denmark: Aalborg UniversityCopenhagen Business SchoolUniversity of AarhusUniversity of Copenhagen; Finland: Hanken School of Economics Helsinki School of Economics & Business AdministrationHelsinki University of TechnologyUniversity of HelsinkiUniversity of JoensuuUniversity of KuopioUniversity of TurkuUniversity of Tampere; Iceland: University of Iceland ; Norway: Norwegian School of Management BINorwegian School of Economics & Business AdministrationNorwegian University of Science & TechnologyUniversity of BergenUniversity of Oslo; Sweden: Karolinska InstitutetLund UniversityRoyal Institute of TechnologyStockholm UniversityUppsala UniversityUmeå UniversityUniversity of Gothenburg; Nordic: NIAS – Nordic Institute of Asian Studies.