Detailed Programme

Day 1: Monday 11th April 2016

Welcome and Keynote 1: Soon Ae Chun
09:00-10:30 Day 1 (11th April 2016), Room 516b
Session Chair: Patty Kostkova
Speaker: Soon Ae Chun (City University of New York)
Talk: Integrating and Analyzing Social Health Records (SHR)
Session 1 : Big Data and Social Media for Public Health Surveillance
11:00 Day 1 (11th April 2016), Room 516a
Session Chair: Patty Kostkova
11:00-11:30 Invited speaker: Bruno Bouchard:
Ambient Intelligence for Cognitive Assistance in Smart Homes
11:30-11:50 Extracting Signals from Social Media for Chronic Disease Surveillance
Wenli Zhang, Sudha Ram, Mark Burkart, Yolande Pengetnze
11:50-12:15 Characterizing Physical Activity in a Health Social Network –
Javid Ebrahimi, Nhathai Phan, Dejing Dou, Brigitte Piniewski, David Kil
 12:15-12:30 Proof of Concept Paper: Innovative Non-Traditional Data Sources for Public Health Surveillance
Michelina Mancuso, Xiaoquan Yao, Dan Otchere, Drona Rasali, Erica Clark, Lawrence W. Svenson, Julie Reyjal, Bernard C.K. Choi
 12:30 End of session
Session 2 : Posters Overview
11:00-12:30 Day 1 (11th April 2016), Room 516b
Session Chair: Ed de Quincey
Posters can be viewed here
Session 3: e-Learning, Edutaiment and Serious Games for Health
14:00 Day 1 (11th April 2016), Room 516a
Session Chair: Baltasar Fernández Manjón
14:00-14:25 Invited speaker:
Tamara Mills:
Thinking of commercializing your Mobile Medical Device in the United States? Market Access 101 for Complex Digital Health Products.
14:25-14:50 Invited speaker:
Quentin Gay:
Simplifying access to health care in Canada
 14:50-15:15 Data Analytics Framework for A Game-based Rehabilitation System
Jiongqian Liang, David Fuhry, David Maung, Roger Crawfis, Lynne Gauthier, Arnab Nandi, Srinivasan Parthasarathy


Ubiquitous Bugs and Drugs Education for Children Through Mobile Games
Andreea Molnar, Patty Kostkova
 15:30 End of session
Session 4: Big Data and Social Media for Early-warning and Emerging Epidemics
14:00 Day 1 (11th April 2016), Room 516b
Session Chair: Philip Abdelmalik
14:00-14:35 Invited speaker: Isaac Bogoch:
Harnessing Big Data to Drive Policy and Public Health Responses: Examples from Ebola and Zika virus Epidemics
 14:35-14:55 An Analytics Framework to Support Surge Capacity Planning for Emerging Epidemics
Martina Curran, Enda Howley, Jim Duggan
 14:55-15:15 On Gastrointestinal Disease Surveillance using Social Media Content
Bin Zou, Vasileios Lampos, Russell Gorton, Ingemar Cox


VAC Medi+board: Analysing Vaccine Rumours in News and Social Media
Patty Kostkova, Vino Philip Mano, Heidi J. Larson, William S. Schulz
 15:30 End of session
Panel Debate 1: Big Data and Infectious Global Health Threats
16:00-17:30 Day 1 (11th April 2016), Room 516b
Panel Chair: Isaac Bogoch
Overview: Epidemics such as the recent Ebola and Zika virus outbreaks are major global health threats. They not only cause significant morbidity and mortality on a large scale, but also may lead to economic and socio-political unrest. This panel explores how big data may be used more effectively to predict, identify, and mitigate infectious global health threats.

 17:30  End of session
Posters and Demos
17:30-18:30 Day 1 (11th April 2016), Venue: Tradeshow area
Session Chair: Ed de Quincey
Adherence apps: A landscape review
Imran Ahmed, Niall S Ahmad, Shahnaz Ali, Shair Ali, Anju George, Hiba S Danish, James Soo, Encarl S Uppal, Benita Cox, Mohammad H Mobasheri, Dominic King and Ara Darzi.
Personal Health Informatics for Patients at Risk of Heart Attack (SoPHIA)
Alen Mercader, Marivic Tangkeko, Thomas Angeles, Claudia Hilario and Queenie Villasin.
Using the web and social media to increase the influence of evidence in health policy in Bangladesh.
Richard Warren.
From the Laboratory to the Clinic: Practical Considerations for Employing Gaming in Eye Conditions
Kathleen Vancleef, Ignacio Serrano-Pedraza, Graham Morgan, Craig Sharp, Michael Clarke and Jenny Read.
Designing a game for upper limb rehabilitation following a stroke
Dana Fridman.
A randomized controlled trial of Video Observed Therapy for Tuberculosis
Andrew Hayward, Alistair Story and Richard S Garfein.
Analytics to improve engagement and behavior change in digital health apps
Santiago Hors-Fraile.
Improving online information on cancer: where does Wikipedia fit in?
John Byrne, Henry Scowcroft and Henry Potts.
Health Information: Bangladesh Shows Way to Others
Muhammad Masud Parvez, Mohammad Saiful Islam and Monjur Ahmed.
Risk of breast cancer in relation to long-term benzodiazepines use: A population-based study
Usman Iqbal, Shabbir Syed-Abdul, Alex Nguyen, Hsuan-Chia Yang, Chih Wei Huang, Suleman Atique, Wen-Shan Jian and Jack Li.
How can the digital revolution support educating on national dietary guidance?: Considerations for policy makers and public health practitioners
Clôtilde Fascione, Gillian Dawson, Carri Cossais and Ariadne Legendre.
Little Data – Collection and Analytics
Femida Gwadry-Sridhar and Ali Hamou.
Designing Gamified Apps for Health: An integrative framework
Guido Giunti.
FluWatchers: The Public Health Agency of Canada’s online community-based influenza-like illness surveillance system
Liza Lee, Myriam Saboui and Shamir Mukhi.
Detecting relapse in psychosis using remote monitoring technology: a pilot feasibility and acceptability study
Nicholas Meyer, Maximilian Kerz, Amos Folarin, Richard Dobson and James MacCabe.
Fueling the Manual Process: Extending the “Gold Standard” in Case Management
Arturo Castellanos, Alfred Castillo, Monica Chiarini Tremblay and Roman Lukyanenko.
Bush, Janique Johnson-Lafleur, Genevieve Doray and Pierre Pluye. Ecological content validation of the Information Assessment Method for parents: A mixed methods study
Mathieu Bujold, Reem El Sherif, Paula L.
EnvironSim : An authoring tool to design and customize virtual environments
Samir Sangani, Tamar Weiss, Racheli Kizony and Joyce Fung.
Exergame development for dynamic postural control training: Automatic detection of the naturally adopted base of support on a balance board using a Kinect camera
Edouard Auvinet, Annie Pouliot-Laforte, Martin Lemay and Laurent Ballaz.
Towards Smarter Hospitals: An RFID-Based Approach
Eyhab Al-Masri, Mohamed Hamdi and Menatullah Olyan.
Implementing an Open-Source Research Data Warehouse in Canada.
Jim Myronyk, Mahbub Alam and Gul Sarwar.
 18:30  End of session
18:30- Day 1 (11th April 2016), Venue: Tradeshow area
Session Chair: Karen Meidlinger
Come to the Networking evening event and begin your Digital Health networking in style, specifically aimed at start-ups and industry participates. A core purpose of DH 2016 is to bring together medical practitioners, industry delegates and researchers in a unique forum. This Networking is designed to accelerate that process on day one. With your drink of choice in hand, meet colleagues and new collaborators, share ideas and build new relationships for future innovative projects in digital health.

Day 2: Tuesday 12th April 2016

Keynote 2: Ching-Hua Chen
09:00-10:30 Day 1 (12th April 2016), Room 516b
Session Chair: Alberto Sanna
Speaker: Ching-Hua Chen (IBM)
Talk: Health Innovation – An IBM Perspective
Session 5 : Digital Health Technology Design
11:00 Day 2 (12th April 2016), Room 516a
Session Chair: Alberto Sanna
 11:00-11:25 Computer-Supported Assessment for Tailoring Assistive Technology
Helena Lindgren, Jayalakshmi Baskar, Esteban Guerrero, Ingeborg Nilsson, Chunli Yan
 11:25-11:45 mHealth Technology : Towards a New Mobile Application for Caregivers of the Elderly Living with Multiple Chronic Conditions (ELMCC)
Suboh Alkhushayni, Susan McRoy
 11:45-12:05 Development and Use of a Tablet-based Resuscitation Sheet for Improving Outcomes during Intensive Patient Care
Wasif Bokhari, Vimla Patel, Ayan Sen, Ashish Amresh
 12:05-12:25 Medical Device Data Goes to Court
David Vandervort
 12:25 End of session
Session 6: Big Data and Social Media Studies on Weightloss and Obesity
11:00 Day 2 (12th April 2016), Room 516b
Session Chair: Hamed Haddadi
11:00-11:30 Invited speaker: Irene Pylypenko
Building Canada’s largest physician network
 11:30-11:50 Quantified Self Meets Social Media: Sharing of Weight Updates on Twitter
Yafei Wang, Ingmar Weber, Prasenjit Mitra
11:50-12:10 The Effect of Social Feedback in a Weight Loss Subreddit
Tiago Cunha, Ingmar Weber, Hamed Haddadi, Gisele Lobo Pappa


Crowdsourcing Health Labels: Inferring Body Weight from Profile Pictures
Ingmar Weber, Yelena Mejova
 12:30 End of session
Session 7: Wearables, Robotics, Sensors, and Ubiquituous Systems for Health
14:00 Day 2 (12th April 2016), Room 516a
Session Chair: Henry Potts
14:00-14:25 Workplace Indicators of Mood: Behavioral and Cognitive Correlates of Mood Among Information Workers
Gloria Mark, Mary Czerwinski, Shamsi Iqbal, Paul Johns
14:25-14:45 Impact of a digital activity tracker-based workplace activity program on health and wellbeing
David Glance, Esther Ooi, Ye’Elah Berman, Charlotte Glance, Peter Barrett
14:45-15:05 Proposition and Validation of a New Index to Determine the Measurement Change Resolution of Inertial Motion Tracking Systems –
Karina Lebel, Patrick Boissy, Hung Nguyen, Christian Duval
 15:05 End of session
Session 8: Big Data and Social Media Studies on Nutrition
14:00 Day 2 (12th April 2016), Room 516b
Session Chair: Yelena Mejova
14:00-14:15 Invited speaker:
Erin O’Loughlin
Sustained Exergaming in Adolescents
14:15-14:30 Invited speaker:
Lisa Kakinami :
Exergaming and being physically active: Findings from an observational study of young adults
 14:30-14:55 Towards Bottom-Up Analysis of Social Food –
Jaclyn Rich, Hamed Haddadi, Timothy Hospedales
 14:55-15:10 Fruits and Vegetables Calorie Counter Using Convolutional Neural Networks –
Morteza Akbari Fard, Hamed Hadadi, Alireza Tavakoli Targhi
15:10-15:30 Enabling Digital Health by Automatic Classification of Short Messages –
Muhammad Imran, Patrick Meier, Carlos Castillo, Andre Lesa, Manuel Garcia Herranz
 15:30 End of session
16:30 Day 2 (12th April 2016), Room 516b
16:30-17:00 Invited speaker:
Luc Sirois
Hacking Health – how an international movement is breaking down the barriers in healthcare innovation
Panel Debate 2: The future of digital health startups
17:00-18:30 Day 2 (12th April 2016), Room 516b
Panel Chair: Luc Sirois
Overview: The future of digital health startups
 18:30 End of session
Gala Dinner
20.00 Day 2 (12th April 2016)
Dinner includes Best Paper Awards ceremony

Day 3: Wednesday 13th April 2016

Keynote 3: Ramesh Jain
09:00-10:30 Day 3 (13th April 2016), Room 516b
Session Chair: Hamed Haddadi
Speaker: Ramesh Jain (Department of Computer Science, University of California)
Talk: Using Data Streams to Model Real You
Session 9: Big Data Analytics for Health
11:00 Day 3 (13th April 2016), Room 516a
Session Chair: Alain April
11:00-11:25 Invited speaker: Femida Gwadry-Sridhar
Little Data
 11:25-11:50 Feature importance and predictive modeling for multi-source healthcare data with missing values
Karthik Srinivasan, Faiz Currim, Sudha Ram, Casey Lindberg, Esther Sternberg, Perry Skeath, Bijan Najafi, Javad Razhouyan, Hyo-Ki Lee, Colin Foe-Parker, Nicole Goebel, Reuben Herzl, Mathias Mehl, Brian Gilligan, Judith Heerwagen, Kevin Kampschroer, Kelli Canada
 11:50-12:10 GOAT: Genetic Output Analysis Tool – an open source GWAS and genomic region analysis tool
Beatriz Kanzki, Cedric Urvoy, Fodil Belghait, Alain April, Francois Harvey, Francois-Christophe Marois-Blanchet, Michael Phillips, Johanne Tremblay, Pavel Hamet
12:10-12:30 Enabling Digital Health by Automatic Classification of Short Messages
Muhammad Imran, Patrick Meier, Carlos Castillo, Andre Lesa, Manuel Garcia Herranz
 12:30 End of session
Session 10: Social Computing for Physical Activity and Healthly Eating
11:00 Day 3 (13th April 2016), Room 516b
Session Chair: Andrew Hayward
 11:00-11:20 #hayfever; A longitudinal study into hay fever related tweets in the UK
Ed de Quincey, Theocharis Kyriacou, Thomas Pantin
 11:20-11:55 Analyzing Taste Preferences From Crowdsourced Food Entries –
Patrick Howell, Layla Martin, Hesamoddin Salehian, Chul Lee, Kyler Eastman, Joohyun Kim
 11:55-12:25 Predicting “About-to-Eat” Moments for Just-in-Time Eating Intervention –
Tauhidur Rahman, Mary Czerwinski, Ran Gilad-Bachrach, Paul Johns
 12:25 End of session
Closing Ceremony
12:30-13:00 Day 3 (13th April 2016), Room 516b
Session Chair: Patty Kostkova
PhD Session
14:00-19:00 Day 3 (13th April 2016), venue:

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Session Chair: Yelena Mejova
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QnGene: A scalable query engine optimized for analysis of genomic data
David Lauzon
Emotional virtual agent to improve ageing in place with technology
Wathek Bellah Loued
An Analytics Framework to Support Surge Capacity Planning for Emerging Epidemics
Martina Curran
Genetic Output Analysis Tool (GOAT)
Beatriz Kanzki
The Effect of Social Feedback in a Weight Loss Subreddit
Tiago Cunha
Improving Health apps for the Caregivers
Suboh Alkhushayni
Indoor environmental effects on individual wellbeing
Karthik Srinivasan
A framework for using user-centered design principles to develop gamified health apps for behavioral change in patients with chronic conditions
Guido Giunti


14:00-14:10 Welcome & Organizers/mentors introduction


14:10-14:40 Introducing gamification & data analysis
14:40-15:20 Group work
15:20-15:50 Work presentations (+intros)
15:50-16:00 Coffee break (@WWW)


16:00-16:40 Student presentation/feedback session 1
16:40-16:50 Break
16:50-17:30 Student presentation/feedback session 2
17:30-19:00 Closing remarks, words of wisdom on PhDs
19:00 Dinner