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, Poster, Demo and Innovation Prize submissions
1st April 2019
Early bird registration opens
25th May 2019Deadline for Main track, PhD Student,
Poster and Demo submissions 
1st July 2019Deadline for applications to the DPH 2019
Innovation Prize 
22nd July 2019Notification of outcomes to authors
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 one of our three conference tracks:

    Long and short research papers, medical abstracts

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

    Visual presentations of current or planned work

    Submissions are also open for the DPH 2019 Innovation Prize:

    Celebrating top innovation in digital public health technology and business

    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. 

    All submitted papers must be:

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

    *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. For full guidance on submission format, please see the relevant page for the track you want to submit your work to. 

    Submission Process

    All 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. The decision of the panel is final and the conference organisers are unable to respond to further enquiries once a decision has been made. 

    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.