Sunday, August 23, 2009

An update information about the chronic diseases in China

A report from Chinese Health Ministry shows 260 million Chinese — or about 20 percent — suffer from chronic diseases, an increase of 4.9 percent compared to 2003. The figure has been increasing by an average of 10 million every year for the last decade.

Amount of heart disease and cancer cases had doubled, while cases of hypertension and diabetes had tripled.

Read more from this link:
China facing growing and costly burden from chronic diseases

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

UBI-HEALTH'10 conference

Date: May 31 - June 2, 2010, Nordic Centre, Fudan University, Shanghai, China


Paper Submission: March 22, 2010, 12:00 GMT (POSTPONED)
(500-1000 words abstract or full-length paper max 5 pages)

Acceptance Notification: April 30, 2010

Camera-ready: May 14, 2010


International Workshop on Ubiquitous Healthcare and Welfare Services and Supporting Technologies (UBI-HEALTH'10) provides international forum for the latest services, technologies and researches in the field of information and communication technology (ICT) assisted healthcare and well-being (H&W).

Participants include clinicians, hospital administrators, IT- professionals, researchers, educators, solutions vendors, device manufacturers, system designers, integrators and consultants. UBI-HEALTH'10 is also important international forum for e-Health associated cooperative bodies such as ITU, WHO and APEC, particularly for Ubiquitous Healthcare Initiative for Ageing Societies. In addition to the technical papers to be selected by the Technical Program Committee, the program will include distinguish keynote speakers focusing on burning topics of eHealth. The overviews of ongoing projects and future predictions are also of interests.

Authors are invited to submit papers presenting new research related to the theory or practice of remote and on-site H&W of the following main topics (not limited to):
  • remote and local -healthcare;
  • well-being;
  • health informatics;
  • bio-informatics;
  • public safety systems;
  • socio-economic studies;
  • techno-economic studies;
  • H&W sensors, circuits and systems;
  • fusion of traditional Chinese medicare to western medicare;
  • eHealth;
  • ageing related services and technologies;
  • pandemics and biosecurity;
  • services and technologies of developing countries;
  • global developments;
  • intelligent knowledge management;
  • associated Internet services (as web 2.0+) and technologies;
  • telecommunication solutions;
  • diagnosing tools;
  • H&W monitoring/alarm techniques;
In these areas your paper may focus for instance to the following themes:
  • user-centric design;
  • analytical and simulation techniques;
  • experimental systems and field operational testing;
  • information collection and dissemination;
  • activities and status of planned and ongoing projects;
  • deployment strategies and predictions;
  • standardization efforts and problems;
The workshop proceedings will be published in IEEE Xplore and indexed in relevant databases. Authors of selected outstanding papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers for consideration of publication in a Special Journal Issue.


All papers must be original work. Presenting authors of accepted papers will be required to register for the conference in order to secure that their paper is included in the conference proceedings. All papers will be peer reviewed by the Scientific Committee, which reserves the right to accept or reject abstracts for inclusion in the conference program. Each Corresponding Author (the author that submits the paper, will attend the congress to present the paper and is responsible for communicating with the Congress Organizers and the paper's co-authors) is limited to two submissions for the congress.

Authors are invited to submit full papers in English of not more than 8 pages (including figures, tables & references) or 500-1000 words abstract in IEEE double-column format. Submissions must present original work that has not been previously published, and is not under submission elsewhere. Submissions should use the general IEEE template with the minimum font size of 12 points. All papers must include a title, complete contact information for all authors, and keywords on the cover page. The corresponding author should be identified clearly. Please follow the following link for the detailed guidelines for manuscript preparation.

  1. Create and format your manuscript(s) by following IEEE guidelines Template and Instructions on How to Create Your Paper (DOC, 92KB)

  2. Conference papers follow IEEE PDF specification for compatibility. Therefore convert your file into PDF-format by using some free-of-charge or other utility. NOTE: Turn off all PDF security features. Your PDF-file must be editable and commentable.

  3. Submit the manuscript via EDAS system in PDF format.

NOTE: Please be aware that at least one full registration per accepted paper is mandatory to include the paper in the proceedings of the conference. A paper without registered authors will be withdrawn.