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Special Session
Workshop on Healthy and Secure People - HSP 2017

28 - 29 April, 2017 - Porto, Portugal

In conjunction with the 3rd International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - ICT4AWE 2017


Manuel Filipe Santos
Information Systems Department, Centro ALGORITMI, University of Minho
Brief Bio
Manuel Filipe Santos holds a PhD in Computer Science – Artificial Intelligence. Currently he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Information Systems, School of Engineering, University of Minho, Portugal. He is the head of the Intelligent Data Systems group in the R&D Centre Algoritmi. His research interests span the domain of Artificial Intelligence; Business Intelligence; Data Mining; Intelligent Data Systems, Machine Learning and Supervised Learning Classifier.
José Machado
Informatics, Centro ALGORITMI, University of Minho
Brief Bio
José Machado is an Associate Professor with Habilitation of the Department of Informatics, University of Minho. He got his PhD in Informatics, in 2002, and Habilitation in 2011. He is the Director of ALGORITMI research center and the member of its research line Computer Science and Technology (CST). He is also the header of the Knowledge Engineering group (KEG) of CST. His research interests span the domain of Health and Biomedical Informatics, Knowledge Representation and Reasoning and Knowledge Discovery and Embedded Analytics.
António Abelha
INFORMÁTICA, Centro ALGORITMI, University of Minho
Brief Bio
António Abelha is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Informatics, University of Minho. He got his PhD in Informatics, in 2004, and he is a researcher of the ALGORITMI research center, in its research line Computer Science and Technology (CST) and of the Knowledge Engineering group (KEG) of CST. His research interests span the domain of Health and Biomedical Informatics, Knowledge Representation and Reasoning and Knowledge Discovery and Embedded Analytics.
Filipe Portela
Information System, Centro ALGORITMI, University of Minho
Brief Bio
Carlos Filipe Portela holds a PhD in Information Systems and Technologies in 2013. He belongs to the Research Centre ALGORITMI. His research was started in the INTCare R&D project (Intensive Medicine area) being then extended to education and public administration areas. He already has relevant indexed publications in the main research topics: Intelligent Decision Support Systems, Intelligent Systems, Pervasive Data, Business Intelligence, Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery. He has also been co-organizer of several workshops and reviewer of many indexed journals and conferences in these topics. Currently he also is an Invited Assistant Professor of the Information Systems Department, School of Engineering, University of Minho, Portugal, where he has been supervising several master students in the areas above mentioned and a Guest Lecturer in Institute Polytechnic of Porto - ESMAD.
Anastasius Moumtzoglou

Brief Bio
Anastasius Moumtzoglou is a Former Executive Board Member of the European Society for Quality in Health Care, President of the Hellenic Society for Quality & Safety in Health Care, holds B.A in Economics, MA in Health Services Management, MA in Macroeconomics, Ph.D. in Economics. He teaches the module of quality at the graduate and postgraduate level. He has also written three Greek books, which are the only ones in the Greek references. The first deals with “Marketing in Health Care”, the following with “Quality in Health Care” and the third with “Quality and Patient Safety in Health Care.” He has edited the books “E-Health Systems Quality and Reliability: Models and Standards”, “E-health Technologies & Improving Patient Safety: Exploring Organizational Factors”, “Cloud Computing Applications for Quality Health Care Delivery”, “Laboratory Management Information Systems: Current Requirements and Future Perspectives”, and " M-Health Innovations for Patient-Centered Care". He is the Editor-in-Chief of the “Advances in Healthcare Information Systems and Administration” book series and the International Journal of Reliable & Quality in Healthcare (IJRQEH). He has also served as the scientific coordinator of research programs in Greece and participated as a researcher in European research programs. In 2004, he was declared “Person of Quality,” with respect to Greece


HSP is an inter-disciplinary research area, which is focused on using scientific models, methodologies and technologies for enhancing human quality of life. In the next seven years 25% of EU citizens will be over the age of 60. An aging population opens a considerable sort of concerns, namely: understanding health, wellbeing and disease; preventing and diagnosing disease; treating and managing disease; active ageing and self-management of health; methods and knowledge; health care provision and integrated care.
Following a person-centered approach, it deals directly with individuals and groups of individuals. The main goal of this workshop is contribute to the development of new approaches and enabling technologies that will enhance human quality of life, leading to healthier, innovation and secure societies.

The contributions should be person-centered and they should be in accordance with the thematic strand "Healthy and Secure People":

In this workshop we are looking for scientific contributions on the following topics, but are not limited to:
• Health care information systems interoperability, security and efficiency;
• Ambient intelligence for wellbeing and e-health applications, supported by RFID technology and Wireless Sensor Networks;
• Robotic systems and devices for health care and medicine;
• Human factors, efficient cost control and management in society;
• Intelligent decision support and data systems in health care, medicine and society;
• Pervasive HealthCare;
• Artificial Intelligence systems;
• Business Intelligence Solutions;
• People Security in the Society;
• Mobile applications and ubiquitous devices.
• Technologies to promote a healthy and secure society;
• eGovernment solutions to the citizen;
• Innovation in people supporting activities (e.g. health care, schooling and services).


Paper Submission: February 24, 2017 (expired)
Authors Notification: March 1, 2017 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: March 13, 2017 (expired)


Mohammed Abuhelaleh, It, alhussein bin talal university, Jordan
Leonidas Anthopoulos, Project Management Department, Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Larissa, Greece
Wilfred Bonney, ., United Kingdom
Martin Chorley, School of Computer Science & Informatics, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
Paulo Cortez, Departamento De Sistemas De Informação, University of Minho, Portugal
Luigi Gallo, Institute of High Performance Computing and Networking, National Research Council of Italy, Italy
Juan Enrique Garrido, University of Lleida, Spain
Mauro Giacomini, Dept. of Informatics, Bioengineering, Robotics and System Engineering, University of Genova, Italy
Kostas Giokas, Independent Researcher, Greece
Helia Guerra, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of the Azores, Portugal
Kostas Kolomvatsos, Informatics and Telecommunications, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Yiannis Koumpouros, Informatics, Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece
Dimitris D. Koutsouris, Biomedical Engineering Laboratory, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Athina A. Lazakidou, Department of Economics, University of Peloponnese, Greece
Mas S. Mohktar, Biomedical Engineering, Center for Innovation in Medical Engineering, Malaysia
María N. Moreno-García, Informática y automática, University of Salamanca, Spain
Abraham Pouliakis, Second Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Daniele Riboni, University of Cagliari, Italy
Marcela D. Rodríguez, Independent Researcher, Mexico
Henrique Santos, Information System Department, University of Minho, Portugal
Werner Schneider, Informatics/Media, Uppsala University, Switzerland


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 workshop 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.
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library (
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).


ICT4AWE Workshops - HSP 2017