Detailed Programme

Please note: The following programme is subject to changes.

PhD Track

Day 0: Monday 23rd April 2018 – PhD Track

PhD Track
Day 0 (23rd April), Salon Rhone 4
Session Chair: Yelena Mejova (Qatar QCRI)
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch and Welcome: PhD for Young Jedi Knights
14:00 – 15:00 Speed Research Dating and Introductions to Mentors

Session 1 :
15:00 – 15:15 Specification, Use and Impact of the Persuasive Serious Game S’TIM in a Rehabilitation Process for Patient with Dysexecutive Syndrome. Julie Golliot (Laboratoire IRSIC Toulon & Clinique Ramsay Générale de Santé Provence Bourbonne), Michèle Timsit, Cathy Herrera, Elodie Fontugne (Clinique Ramsay Générale de Santé Provence Bourbonne) Alexandre Abellard and Michel Durampart (Laboratoire IRSIC Toulon)
15:15 – 15:30 Design and Implementation of a Web-based Application to Assess Cognitive Impairment in Affective Disorder. Pegah Hafiz (Technical Univeristy of Denmark), Kamilla Miskowiak, Lars Kessing (University Hospital of Copenhagen) and Jakob Bardram (Technical Univeristy of Denmark)
15:30-15:45 Socially Shared Health Information. Kjeld Hansen (Westerdals Oslo ACT)
Session 2 :
16:15 – 16:30 Robust Laughter Detection for Mobile Wellbeing Sensing on Wearable Devices. Gerhard Hagerer, Nicholas Cummins and Björn Schuller (University of Augsburg), Florian Eyben (audEERING GmbH)
16:30 – 16:45 Simulation and Sensitivity Analysis of Sensors Network for Cardiac Monitoring. Yaël Kolasa (Cybernano), Thierry Bastogne and Jean-Philippe Georges (Université de Lorraine)
16:45 – 17:00 MAVIE-Lab Sports: An mHealth for Injury Prevention and Risk Management in Sport. Madelyn Yiseth Rojas Castro, Marina Travanca, Marta Avalos, Ludivine Orriols, Emmanuel Lagarde (Université Bordeaux, INSERM U1219) and David Conesa (University of Valencia)
17:15 – 17:45 Session bringing together discussions from across the day
PhD Track Dinner
19:00 For PhD Track Students and Mentors

Main Track

Day 1: Tuesday 24th April 2018

Welcome and DH Keynote 1
07:30 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 10:15 Day 1 (24th April), Tête d’Or 1
Welcome: Patty Kostkova (IRDR UCL)
Session Chair: Floriana Grasso (University of Liverpool)
Keynote: Elad Yom-Tov (Microsoft Research)
Talk: Early Diagnosis of Medical Conditions Using InternetData, and What It Means for Individuals and Internet Companies – Abstract
Session 1 : Data Extraction & Integration
Summary: Extracting and integrating medical data through knowledge representation design
11:00 – 12:20 Day 1 (24th April), Tête d’Or 1
Session Chair: Elad Yom-Tov (Microsoft Research)
11:00 – 11:15 ADAM Genomics Schema – Extension for Precision Medicines Research. Fodil Belghait, Beatriz Kanzki, Alain April (Ecole Technologie Superieure)
11:15 – 11:30 Argus – An Electronic Solution for Real-Time National Public Health Surveillance in Resource-Limited Countries. Invited Speaker: Jose Guerra (WHO)
11:30 – 11:45 Towards Consistent Data Representation in the IoT Healthcare Landscape. Antonella Carbonaro and Roberto Reda (University of Bologna), Filippo Piccinini (IRST)
11:45 – 12:00 An Ontology of Psychological Barriers to Support Behaviour Change. Yousef Alfaifi, Floriana Grasso, Valentina Tamma (University of Liverpool)
Poster Presentation Flash Talks
12:00 – 12:30 Day 1 (24th April), Tête d’Or 1
Summary: An opportunity for Poster Presenters to promote their poster in a short 2-min talk
Session Chair: Andreea Molnar (Lancaster University)
Session 2 : Social Media & User Engagement
13:40 – 15:00 Day 1 (24th April), Tête d’Or 1
Summary: Mining health data from social media and use of mobile devices in intervention
Session Chair: Thomas Czernichow (EpiConcept)
13:45 – 14:05 Predicting Antimicrobial Drug Consumption Using Web Search Data. Niels Dalum Hansen, Kåre Mølbak (Statens Serum Institut), Ingemar Cox (UCL), Christina Lioma (University of Copenhagen)
14:05 – 14:20 Engaging Pictograms! A Methodology for Graphic Design in Enhancing Player Engagement. Delphine Soriano, Andrei Boscor, Sonja Mueller, Maureen Fordham, Patty Kostkova (UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction), Abriti Arjyal, Sushil Baral, (Health Research and Social Development), Naomi M Saville (UCL Institute for Global Health), Gareth J Hearn (Hearn Geoserve Ltd), Virgine Le Masson (Overseas Development Institute)
14:20 – 14:40 Digital Traces and Participation for Forecasting the Flu. Invited Speaker: Daniela Paolotti (ISI Foundation)
Session 3 : Information Recording & Seeking
13:40 – 15:00 Day 1 (24th April), Salon Gratte-Ciel 3
Summary: Enabling patient information seeking and health behaviour tracking
Session Chair: Pietro Ghezzi (Brighton and Sussex Medical School)
13:45 – 14:05 Does Journaling Encourage Healthier Choices? Analyzing Healthy Eating Behaviors of Food Journalers. Palakorn Achananuparp, Ee-Peng Lim (Singapore Management University), Vibhanshu Abhishek (Carnegie Mellon University)
14:05 – 14:20 Eat & Tell: A Randomized Trial of Random-Loss Incentive to Increase Dietary Self-Tracking Compliance. Palakorn Achananuparp, Ee-Peng Lim, Pepper Yun (Singapore Management University), Vibhanshu Abhishek (Carnegie Mellon University)
14:20 – 14:40 Inferring Visual Behaviour from User Interaction Data on a Medical Dashboard. Ainhoa Yera, Olatz Arbelaitz, Iñigo Perona, Javier Muguerza (University of the Basque Countru), Richard Keers, Darren Ashcroft, Richard Williams, Niels Peek, Caroline Jay, Markel Vigo (University of Manchester)
Start-Up/SME Clinic: From Innovation to Impact
15:40 – 17:00 Day 1 (24th April), Salon Gratte-Ciel 3
Session Chair: Arnold Bosman (Transmissible)
Description: A fast-paced interactive unconference designed to highlight and confront key challenges faced by you, innovators, in digital health domain. The session is a unique opportunity to meet digital health leaders who will share their stories, analysis, tips and lessons learned. Innovators will then be given an opportunity to work with these leaders in a outcome-oriented breakout sessions.
Discussion topics and speakers:
Session 4 : Machine Learning for Health
15:40 – 17:00 Day 1 (24th April), Tête d’Or 1
Summary: Improving interventions and user interaction using machine learning techniques
Session Chair: Daniela Paolotti (ISI Foundation)
15:45 – 16:00 DrinkWatch: A Mobile Wellbeing Application Based on Interactive and Cooperative Machine Learning. Simon Flutura, Andreas Seiderer, Ilhan Aslan, Raphael Schwarz, Chi-Tai Dang, Dominik Schiller, Elisabeth Andre (University of Augsburg)
16:00 – 16:15 ML-Based Approach for Early Detection of Sleep Apnea, Treatment Abandonment: A Case Study. Matheus Araújo, Rahul Bhojwani, Jaideep Srivastava (University of Minnesota), Louis Kazaglis, Conrad Iber (Fairview Health Systems)
16:15 – 16:30 Screening Dyslexia for English Using HCI Measures and Machine Learning. Luz Rello, Kristin Williams, Jeffrey P. Bigham (Carnegie Mellon University), Enrique Romero (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya), Maria Rauschenberger (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Abdullah Ali (University of Washington), Nancy Cushen White (UC San Francisco)
16:30 – 16:45 Talking to Ana: A Mobile Self-Anamnesis Application with Conversational User Interface. Richard May (Hochschule Harz), Sandra Lutz Hochreutener (Zurich University of the Arts), Annkathrin Pöpel (Sanatorium Kilchberg), Kerstin Denecke (Bern University of Applied Sciences)
16:45 – 17:00 Machine Learning on Drawing Behavior for Dementia. Kelvin Kf Tsoi, Max Wy Lam, Christopher Tk Chu, Michael Pf Wong, Helen Ml Meng (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Poster / Demo Presentations Session
17:00 – 18:00 Day 1 (24th April), Forum 4-5-6 in the Web Conference Poster & Exhibition Hall
Summary: An opportunity to view all poster / demo presentations and meet the presenters.
Session Chair: Andreea Molnar (Lancaster University)
DH2018 Innovation Prize Pitches 
17:00 – 18:00 Day 1 (24th April), Salon Gratte-Ciel 3
Summary: Meet the shortlisted teams and hear about their innovations in digital health as they competitively pitch to our judging panel. Prizes will be awarded for ‘Best Data-Driven Innovation’ and ‘Best Partnership’. A third company Prize will be awarded by the Bayer G4A team. Click here to read more about the shortlisted team projects.
Session Chair: Ramesh Jain (UC Irvine)
Judging Panel:
Welcome Reception (with the Web Conference)*
19:00 Day 1 (24th April), Hotel de Region – 1 esplanade François Mitterrand – Lyon 69002. Please note that this reception is only open to delegates who have booked a ticket. Invitations were sent week beginning 16 April to all DH delegates.
Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony sponsored by Bayer G4A
20:30 Day 1 (24th April), Hotel de Region – 1 esplanade François Mitterrand – Lyon 69002

Day 2: Wednesday 25th April 2018

WWW Opening & Keynote**
07:30 – 08:20 Registration
08:20 – 10:20 Day 2 (25th April)
Keynote: Luciano Floridi (University of Oxford)
Talk: The Good Web – Some Challenges and Strategies to Realise It
DH Keynote 2
11:00 – 12:00 Day 2 (25th April), Salon Gratte-Ciel 3
Session Chair: Carlos Castillo (UPF, Spain)
Keynote: Per Aarvik (Standby Task Force)
Talk: Crowdsourcing in emergencies – still a game for geeks or a new standard? – Abstract
Panel Discussion: The Sendai Framework (2015-2030)
13:40 – 15:00 Day 2 (25th April), Salon Gratte-Ciel 3
Panel Chair: Helen K Green (PHE)
Overview: The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030 recognizes the strong connection between health and disasters and promotes the concept of health resilience throughout. Several of the seven global targets stated in the Sendai Framework are directly related to health in terms of reducing disaster mortality, the number of affected people, disaster damage to critical infrastructure, and disruption of basic services such as health facilities. The Sendai Framework also maintains close coordination with other United Nations landmark agreements relevant to health such as the Sustainable Development Goals. However, the measurement of health-related indicators is challenging. Issues arise, for example, in linking deaths to disasters because of the complex interplay between exposure, risk, vulnerability, and hazards. The lack of a universal classification of disasters also means that recording of health data in disasters is not standardized. Developing the guidelines to enable data on the indicators to be collected and reported to support the Sendai targets requires engagement with a diverse range of stakeholders. This panel session will seek to provide strong collaboration and partnership that will be vital to achieving success.
Panellists: Oliver Morgan (WHO)
Carlos Castillo (UPF, Spain)
Patty Kostkova (IRDR, UCL)
Session 5 : Smart Devices & Serious Games
15:40 – 17:00 Day 2 (25th April), Tête d’Or 1
Summary: Using technology to measure health phenomena and support health workers
Session Chair: Helen K Green (PHE)
15:40 – 16:00 Foursquare to The Rescue: Predicting Ambulance Calls Across Geographies. Anastasios Noulas, Desislava Hristova, Bruno Gonćalves (New York University), Colin Moffatt (De Montfort University)
16:00 – 16:20 Learning about Hygiene and Antibiotic Resistance through Mobile Games. Andreea Molnar (Lancaster University), Patty Kostkova (UCL Institute of Risk and Disaster Reduction)
16:20 – 16:40 ΖΙΚΛ: A New System to Empower Health Workers and Local Communities to Improve Surveillance Protocols by E-Learning and to Forecast Zika Virus in Real Time in Brazil. Juan D. Beltrán, Andy Boscor, Patty Kostkova (UCL Institute of Risk and Disaster Reduction), Wellington Pinheiro Dos Santos (Federal University of Pernambuco), Tiago Massoni (Federal University of Campina Grande)
16:40 – 17:00 Using Google to Sample the Public Infosphere. Invited Speaker: Pietro Ghezzi (Brighton and Sussex Medical School)
Session 6 : Mapping & Modelling Diseases
15:40 – 17:00 Day 2 (25th April), Salon Gratte-Ciel 3
Summary: Modelling and tracking of disease, disasters and mortality through systems
Session Chair: Jean-Louis Koeck (
15:40 – 16:00 The Surveillance, Outbreak Response Management and Analysis System (SORMAS®)Invited Speaker: Gerard Krause (Helmholtz-Centre for Infection Research)
16:00 – 16:20 Using Mathematical Modelling to Simulate Chagas Disease Spread by Congenital and Blood Transfusion Routes. Edneide Ramalho, Claudio Cristino, Jones Albuquerque (Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco), Daniel López, Clara Prats (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya), Virginia Lorena (Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz)
16:20 – 16:40 Hearts and Politics: Metrics for Tracking Biorhythm Changes during Brexit and Trump. Luca Maria Aiello, Daniele Quercia, Eva Roitmann (Nokia Bell Labs)
16:40 – 17:00 Disaster Mortality Data and Measuring Progress Towards Implementation of The Sendai Framework: How Can It Be Done? Invited Speaker: Helen K Green (PHE)
WWW Opening Reception (with the Web Conference)
19:30 Day 2 (25th April), Hotel de Ville. Please note that this reception is only open to delegates who have booked a ticket. Invitations were sent week beginning 16 April to all DH delegates.

Day 3: Thursday 26th April 2018

WWW Keynote**
07:30 – 08:20 Registration
08:20 – 10:20 Day 3 (26th April)
Keynote: Ruhi Sarikaya (Amazon Alexa)
Talk: Conversational AI for Interacting with Digital and Physical World
Conversation: Digital Health for Public Health – Friend or Foe?
11:00 – 12:00 Day 3 (26th April), Salon Gratte-Ciel 3
Introduced by: Thomas Czernichow (EpiConcept)
Chair: Martin Seychell (EC) 
Overview: With the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force only a month after this years DH conference, there has never been a better time to discuss the ethical issues surrounding the use of big data. Speakers in this session will either be supporting a data privacy perspective – highlighting the ethical issues around use of big data and potential opportunity costs – or championing unrestricted access to data.
Speakers: Samuel Scarpino (Northeastern University &
  Marcello Ienca (ETH Zurich)
Session 7 : Data Summarisation
13:40 – 15:00 Day 3 (26th April), Tête d’Or 1
Summary: Generating useful summaries and insights from medical and web data
Session Chair: Michael Edelstein (Chatham House)
13:45 – 14:00 Global immunisation data management, analysisand use. Invited Speaker: M. Carolina Danovaro (WHO)
14:00 – 14:15 When Less is Better: A Summarization Technique that Enhances Clinical Effectiveness of Data. P Durga, Rahul Krishnan Pathinarupothi, Ekanath Srihari Rangan (Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham), Prakash Ishwar (Boston University)
14:15 – 14:30 Aspect-Based Sentiment Analysis of Drug Reviews Applying Cross-Domain and Cross-Data Learning. Felix Gräßer, Hagen Malberg, Sebastian Zaunseder (Technische Universitat Dresden), Surya Kallumadi (Kansas State University)
14:30 – 14:45 A Multi Agent Approach to Facilitate the Identification of Interleaved Activities. Claire Orr, Chris Nugent, Haiying Wang, Huiru Zheng (Ulster University)
14:45 – 15:00 The Vision on EU Immunisation Registries from The Commission Perspective. Invited Speaker: Martin Seychell (EC)
Session 8 : Prediction & Screening
13:40 – 15:00 Day 3 (26th April), Salon Gratte-Ciel 3
Summary: Improving diagnosis and screening via data analytics and machine learning
Session Chair: Arnold Bosman (Transmissible)
13:45 – 14:00 The Citizen-Centered Smart Vaccination Record of Invited Speaker: Jean-Louis Koeck (
14:00 – 14:15 Text Mining Public Opinion on Public Health Debate. Invited Speaker: Francisco Orchard (EpiConcept)
14:15 – 14:30 Information Sources and Needs in the Obesity and Diabetes Twitter Discourse. Yelena Mejova (Qatar Computing Research Institute)
14:30 – 14:45 Learning Image-based Representations for Heart Sound Classification. Zhao Ren, Nicholas Cummins, Vedhas Pandit, Jing Han, Björn Schuller (University of Augsburg), Kun Qian (Technische Universitat Munchen)
14:45 – 15:00 Personal Health Navigator. Invited Speaker: Ramesh Jain (Institute for Future Health, UC Irvine)
DH Keynote 3
15:40 – 16:40 Day 3 (26th April), Salon Gratte-Ciel 3
Session Chair: Arnold Bosman (Transmissible)
Keynote: Saskia Haitjema (UMC Utrecht)
Talk: Big Data and Data Analytics in Healthcare – Hype, Revolution or Evolution? – Abstract
Closing Ceremony
16:40 – 17:00 Day 3 (26th April), Salon Gratte-Ciel 3

*There will be a limited number of tickets available for DH delegates to attend the Web Conference drinks reception on Tuesday 24th April. Further details will be sent via email to registered delegates.

**Entrance to the Web Conference keynotes is restricted to DH delegates who have purchased the Web Conference add-on ticket at the point of registration.


Poster and Demo Flash Talks
12:00 – 12:30 Day 1 (24th April), Tête d’Or 1
Summary: An opportunity for Poster Presenters to promote their poster in a short 2-min talk.
Session Chair: Andreea Molnar (Lancaster University)
Poster and Demo Presentations Session
17:00 – 18:00 Day 1 (24th April), Forum 4-5-6 in the Web Conference Poster & Exhibition Hall
Summary: An opportunity to view all poster / demo presentations and meet the presenters.
Session Chair: Andreea Molnar (Lancaster University)
Vaccination & Immunisation
1 Automatic Real-Time Extraction of Primary Care Data to Estimate Vaccine Coverage in England. Michael Edelstein, Tim Crocker Buque, Odette Eugenio, Tim Hopson, Richard Pebody, Mary Ramsay and Joanne White
2 Assessing Immunization Information Systems and Data Quality in Latin America and the Caribbean. Martha Velandia, Marcela Contreras, Robin Mowson, Colleen Scott and Victor Eboh
Working with Big Data
3 The Epidemic Intelligence from Open Sources Initiative: a collaboration to harmonize and standardize Epidemic Intelligence across organizations. Julie Fontaine, Emilie Peron and Philip Abdelmalik View Flash Talk Slide
4 Big Data Challenges in Biomedical Research and their Implications for Ethics Review Committees: A Scoping Review. Agata Ferretti, Marcello Ienca, Samia Hurst and Effy Vayena View Flash Talk Slide
5 Data to Implement the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 and its Global Targets and Indicators. Helen Green, Oliver Lysaght, Kevin Blanchard and Virginia Murray
6 Disaster Mortality Data and Measuring Progress Towards Implementation of the Sendai Framework: How Can It Be Done? Helen Green, Oliver Lysaght, Kevin Blanchard and Virginia Murray
Serious Games and Smart Devices
7 Specification of the Persuasive Serious Game S’TIM for Rehabilitation of Patients with Dysexecutive Syndrome. Julie Golliot, Alexandre Abellard, Michèle Timsit and Michel Durampart View Flash Talk Slide
8 MANTRA: Increasing Maternal and Child Health Resilience Before, During and After Geo-hazards using Mobile Technology in Nepal. Andrei Boscor, Delphine Soriano, Patty Kostkova, Abriti Arjyal, Sushil Baral, Maureen Fordham, Sonja Mueller, Gareth J Hearn, Virgine Le Masson and Naomi M Saville View Flash Talk Slide
9 Co-design to Self-Organizing of Exergaming – A Study of Stimulating Physical Activity for Elderly People with a Chronic Health Condition. Linda Askenäs, Jan Aidemark, Tiny Jaarsma, Anna Strömberg and Leonie Klompstra View Flash Talk Slide
10 Development and Evaluation of Adaptive Human-Computer Interactions of a Serious Game for People with Dementia – Studies Reveal the Need of Extended and Adaptive Design Principles. Saskia J. Wiedenroth, Christian Jauch and Martin Scherwinski View Flash Talk Slide
11 Assessing Chronic Illness Risk in Older Adults via Personal Digital Health Tools. Vlad Manea, Veronica Estrada and Katarzyna Wac View Flash Talk Slide
Disease Surveillance
12 Identifying Multi-dimensional Information from Microblogs in Post Epidemic Scenario. Koustav Rudra, Shalmoli Ghosh, Saptarshi Ghosh, Niloy Ganguly, Sanjay Podder, Naveen Balani and Neville Dubash
13 Influenza and Oseltamivir-Related Queries from Internet Medical Databases by Healthcare Professionals Coincide with Influenza Outbreaks. Samuli Pesälä, Mikko Virtanen, Milla Mukka, Kimi Ylilammi, Pekka Mustonen, Minna Kaila and Otto Helve View Flash Talk Slide
14 Analysis of Malaria Risk based on Housing Conditions in Sub-Saharan Africa. Ashery Mbilinyi, Heiko Schuldt, Nicolas Maire and Thomas Smith View Flash Talk Slide
15 ΖΙΚΛ app: A New App to Automatize the Surveillance of the Zika Virus in Brazil. Andrei Boscor, Juan D. Beltrán, Wellington Pinheiro Dos Santos, Tiago Massoni and Patty Kostkova
Lifestyle Tracking and Monitoring
16 FRONT-VL FROm empoweriNg To Viable Living. Jan Aidemark, Niclas Eberhagen and Linda Askenas View Flash Talk Slide
17 mQoL-Peer: Assessing the Individual’s State via the Just-in-Context Individual’s Peers’ Evaluations. Allan Berrocal, Alexandre De Masi, Mattia Gustarini and Katarzyna Wac View Flash Talk Slide
18 mQoL: Mobile Quality of Life Lab. Vlad Manea, Veronica Estrada and Katarzyna Wac View Flash Talk Slide
19 Motivational Interviewing with a Smartphone: How Within-Person Variation in Motivation and Perceived Barriers Predict Changes in Daily Physical Activity. Johanna Nurmi, Keegan Knittle, Felix Naughton, Stephen Sutton, Todor Ginchev and Ari Haukkala
20 Global Challenge: Self-motivated and Competition-based Activity Service in Practice. Seongho Cho View Flash Talk Slide

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