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Average age of the population tends to increase and the number of people requiring care

intensive medical monitoring is not small. This increases overall cost of medical care.
Therefore, partially replacing the assistance of nursing staff by small health surveillance
and communication equipments like sensors, networks, monitoring software could be
cost effective and would also increase life standard. The objective is to develop and
implement innovative solutions based on information technologies and wireless
communication for the benefit of those needing medical permanence. Recent Advances in
technology has led to the development of small, intelligent, wearable sensors capable of
remotely performing critical health monitoring tasks and then transmitting patient's data
back to health care centers over wireless medium. uch wireless health monitoring
platforms aim to continuously monitor mobile patients needing permanent surveillance.
!owever, to set up such platforms several issues along the communication chain should
be resolved. The acquisition of medical information via a set of wireless sensors
embedded in the patient himself, the treatment and use of this information either by a
local contractor equipment or offset after transfer in "# and$or %i&i connection to a data
server, the access to the collected data, ...etc. are some of the important challenges that
we have to consider. 'ach level represents a fairly comple( subsystem with a local
hierarchy employed to ensure efficiency, portability, security, and reduced cost.
)obile!ealth workshop aims at providing a forum for the interaction of these multiple
areas and would be an important chance to discuss and understand what aspects have to
be considered to provide effective pervasive wireless healthcare systems. The workshop
will include presentations of theoretical and e(perimental achievements, innovative
wireless systems, prototyping efforts, case studies and advances in technology related to
wireless healthcare networking and systems.
Areas of interest include, but are not limited to*
)obile devices for healthcare
%earable and +mplantable %ireless sensors for healthcare
,ommunications infrastructure for mobile healthcare apps
-rotocols for wireless healthcare
calability, performance and reliability of mobile healthcare apps
-ervasive %ireless communications in healthcare
ervice and device discovery
.ata fusion and conte(t elaboration
%ireless monitoring and ambient assisted applications for healthcare
'nergy 'fficiency in %ireless health monitoring
-ervasive !ealth ystems and ervices
Authentication and ensors' monitoring
,onfidentiality and .ata ecurity
)obile +nterfaces for .ata /isuali0ation
Reali0ations and -latforms
tandards for mobile healthcare
ubmitted papers must not be published or under review for another workshop,
conference, or journal. Authors should clearly identify how thier considered topics relate
to issues on wireless healthcare networking systems. -roposals describing an overall
working system are particularly of interest.