Call for Papers & Prizes

We are pleased to welcome submissions for DPH 2019. 


Authors are strongly advised the register on the online submission system and begin preparing their submissions well in advance of the following deadlines:

21st January 2019Online system opens for Main track, PhD Students, Medical Abstracts, Poster, Demo and Innovation Prize submissions
1st April 2019
Early bird registration opens
1st May 2019Deadline for Medical Abstract submissions
25th May 2019Deadline for Main Track, PhD Student, Poster and Demo submissions 
Mid-June 2019Notification of outcomes to authors of Medical Abstracts
1st July 2019Deadline for applications to the DPH 2019
Innovation Prize 
22nd July 2019Notification of outcomes to authors of Main, PhD, Poster and Demo submissions
9th August 2019Camera-ready deadline
Mid September
Early bird registration closes

Areas of Interest

The areas of interest for the DPH 2019 conference include, but are not limited to: 

  • Technology support of essential public health operations (EPHO)
  • Public health interventions and disaster risk reduction (DRR) using mobile technologies
  • Serious games and digital storytelling
  • Behaviour change
  • Citizens science, participatory surveillance and crowdsourcing
  • IoT/sensors
  • Big data modelling and machine learning
  • Data science
  • Preparedness and response to emergencies
  • Infectious diseases and public health education 
  • Community engagement 
  • Infection control and antimicrobial stewardship 
  • Individual vaccination passports 

  • Conference Tracks

    You are invited to submit your work to the following:

    Long and short research papers with a technical digital health focus (e.g. computer science, data science, data analysis, technology development)

    Dedicated track for postgraduate students welcoming progress reports, long and short research papers

    Visual presentations of current or planned work

    Abstracts for oral presentations and/or posters with a practice-based healthcare focus (submitted via EPH)

    Celebrating top innovation in digital public health technology and business

    Required Format

    It is the authors’ responsibility to ensure that their submissions adhere strictly to the required format and with the DPH publication policy. Submissions that do not comply with the guidelines may be rejected without review. For full guidance on submission format, please see the relevant page for the track you want to submit your work to. 

    All submissions must be:

    • written in English
    • contain author names, affiliations and email addresses
    • submitted via the online submission system (‘EasyChair’). You will be prompted to create an account on your first visit if you do not already have one. Submissions via email will not be considered by the review panel

    All papers submitted to the Main Track and PhD Student Track must be:

    • formatted according to the ACM Sig Conf Proceedings Template with a font size no smaller than 9pt*
    • in PDF format (make sure that the PDF can be viewed on any platform) and formatted for US Letter size

    Authors submitting Medical Abstracts should:

    *Submissions to the Posters and Demo Track and to the DPH 2019 Innovation Prize do not need to be formatted according to the ACM Sig Conf Proceedings Template.

    Review Process

    Main Track, PhD Student and Poster and Demo submissions will be reviewed by the DPH 2019 panel of reviewers and assessed on a number of criteria including written quality, scientific contribution, originality, suitability for the conference scope and overall quality. Each submission is reviewed by at least two members of the panel according to the reviewing criteria. From time to time panel members may feel that a particular submission lends itself to a different format to that which is proposed, and in these cases, authors will be invited to consider an alternative format. Authors will be notified of the panel’s decision via email. DPH 2019 Innovation Prize entries will be reviewed by the panel and assessed on criteria related to innovation excellence and novelty. The decision of the panels are final and the conference organisers are unable to respond to further enquiries once a decision has been made. Medical abstracts will be reviewed by the EPH panel of reviewers. For full details of the EPH evaluation procedure, please see here.

    Other Information

    All presenters are expected to register and pay at the appropriate rate. Registration is open from April 2019 and early bird rates end in September 2019. The conference organisers reserve the right to remove presenters who have not paid by the deadline, from the proceedings and ultimately, from the conference programme.