Digital Health 2017: Global Public Health, Personalised Medicine, and Emergency Medicine in the Age of Big Data


Everything is affected by the digital revolution. The opportunities for interdisciplinary digital health research bringing together computer science to dramatically improve public health, global health and wellbeing of individuals and populations globally are extraordinary.

Recent technological advances enabled by creation of real-time big data streams, social media, participatory and context-aware systems and infectious disease modelling are the focus of public health informatics.

At Digital Health 2017, held for the first time as an independent event, a new strategic theme will be introduced: emergency and humanitarian medicine addressing acute needs of natural and manmade disasters will leverage opportunities created by geo-located big data, mobile technology and crowdsourcing for improving resilience, early warning and response to disasters and emergencies. DH 2017 will cover a wide spectrum of subjects including communities of practice and social networks, analytics and engagement with tracking and monitoring wearable devices, big data, public health surveillance, persuasive technologies, epidemic intelligence, participatory surveillance, disaster and emergency medicine, serious games for public health interventions and automated early identification of health threats and response.

Building on successful conference series Electronic healthcare (ehealth) held in London (2008), Istanbul (2009), Casablanca (2010) and Malaga (2011) and Public Health in Digital Age Workshop held with WWW conference in Rio de Janeiro (2013) and Seoul (2014), and then Digital Health 2015 held in Florence, and Digital Health 2016 in Montreal, the aim of this interdisciplinary conference is to bring together public health agencies (WHO, ECDC, CDC, PHE) and computer science and IT and MedTech industry to cross-fertilize ideas and drive this growing interdisciplinary discipline.

Important Dates

Registration Page opens in late February
Early Registration ends: 17th April 2017
Regular Registration: 19th June 2017
Late and On-site Registration: 5th July 2017
Submission Dates
Main Track and PhD Students Track
(included in the proceedings)
Mon, February 20th, 2017
Deadline for pre-submission of your paper
(optional, but helpful):
Mon, February 6th, 2017
EXTENDED! Mon, February 13th, 2017
Papers Submission Deadline: Mon, February 13th, 2017
EXTENDED! Mon, February 20th, 2017
Notification of Acceptance: Thu, April 6th, 2017
Camera-Ready Deadline: Thursday, April 20th, 2017
Posters and Demos Track
(not included in the proceedings)
Posters and Demos Submission Deadline: Monday, April 10th, 2017
Posters and Demos Notification of Acceptance: Monday, May 22th, 2017

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