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Special Session
Special Session on
Analyzing the E-health Acceptance in Developing Countries
 - EHA 2019

2 - 4 May, 2019 - Heraklion, Crete, Greece

Within the 5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - ICT4AWE 2019


Hamed Taherdoost
Research Club, Hamta Group | Hamta Business Solution Sdn Bhd

Brief Bio
Hamed Taherdoost holds a PhD in computer science from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, and MSc in information security. With over 17 years of experience in both industry and academia, Hamed is an industry leader in the fields of management and IT. Currently, he is CEO at Hamta Group/Hamta Business Solutions Sdn Bhd, CTO at an IT company, Asanware Sdn Bhd, and is also the industry and academic advisor of Research Club and Hamta Academy. Hamed specialises in business management and information technology management. He started his career in 2001 at Tablokar, a leading switchgear panel manufacturer in the Middle East. He has subsequently worked in IT transformation, systems analysis, and user experience analysis, and has held positions as varied as business advisor, project manager, executive manager, academic advisor, director of product strategy and operations, operations manager, and CEO at international companies in Cyprus, the UK, Belize, and Malaysia such as at Ahoora Ltd, a management consultation group, and at Simurgh Pvt, an international trade company. Aside from his experience in industry, he also has numerous achievements in academia. Hamed has published more than 120 scientific articles in international journals and conference proceedings, as well as six books. His academic employment started in 2009 when he became a lecturer at University. Moreover, he serves as an advisory board member and reviewer for many international journals, and has organised and chaired numerous conferences and conference sessions respectively. He is a senior member of the IEEE and member of many other professional bodies.


It is significant to note that user acceptance is vital for the development of any new technology and e-health as well. Businesses have moved or planning to move to the internet-based platform to increase personnel efficiency, marketing improvement, cost reduction and increase profitability. Therefore, recognition the needs and acceptance of individuals is the beginning stage of any businesses and this understanding would be helpful to find the way of future development of e-health, thus it is important to understand the factors that drive users’ intention toward the e-health. 


  • IT Acceptance Models Acceptance of e-health services
  • Assessment of Acceptance/Adoption models Cultural Evaluation of e-health
  • Acceptance e-health and economic growth Factors affecting e-health adoption
  • Major barriers and facilitators for e-health
  • Acceptance Case studies in developing countries


Paper Submission: March 6, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification: March 15, 2019 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: March 25, 2019 (expired)


Ali Hassan, UM, Malaysia
Alaeddin Kalantari, Asanware Sdn Bhd, Malaysia
Mitra Madanchian, ., Malaysia


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


After thorough reviewing by the special session program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on digital support - and submitted for indexation by The DBLP Computer Science Bibliography, Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index, Engineering Index (EI), SCOPUS, Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


ICT4AWE Special Sessions - EHA 2019
e-mail: ict4ageingwell.secretariat@insticc.org