Call for Papers


The aims of the workshop are to engage researchers from both Healthcare and Quantified Self communities to discuss key issues, opportunities and obstacles for personal health data research. These include challenges of capturing, summarizing, presenting and retrieving relevant information from heterogeneous sources to support a new vision of pervasive personal healthcare.

Workshop Objective

We invite submission of papers reporting relevant research in the area of self-tracking for healthcare. We welcome submissions across a broad scope, addressing any of the following guideline topics but not excluding others, relevant to the workshop goals.

  • Personal Health Informatics
  • Quantified Self for Healthcare
  • Activity Monitors and Devices
  • Self-Tracking
  • Healthcare Knowledge Representation & Reasoning
  • Health Data acquisition, analysis and mining
  • Healthcare Information Systems
  • Biomedical Signal/Image Analysis
  • Validity, reliability, usability, and effectiveness of Self-Tracking devices
  • Experiment Design
  • Social and Psychological investigation into Self-Tracking practices
  • Health Monitoring in clinical and lifestyle environments
  • Sensors and actuators for Wellness, Fitness and Rehabilitation
  • Innovative Algorithms for assessment of long-term physiological and behavioural data
  • Models for interpreting medical sensor data
  • Lifelogging, lifecaching, lifestreaming
  • Biometric data
  • Medical Self-diagnostics


We invite the submission of papers reporting original research, studies, advances, or experiences in this area. Each paper will be evaluated by at least two reviewers from the Program Committee. The papers will be evaluated for their originality, contribution significance, soundness, clarity, and overall quality. The interest of contributions will be assessed in terms of technical and scientific findings, contribution to the knowledge and understanding of the problem, methodological advancements, or applicative value.

All accepted papers will be published in the IEEE BIBM Workshops proceedings and will appear in the IEEE digital library (IEEE Xplore).

Submission instructions can be found on the Submissions page.

Important Dates

  • Sept 10, 2015 Sept 21, 2015: Due date for full workshop papers submission
  • September 30th, 2015: Notification of paper acceptance to authors
  • October 17th, 2015: Camera-ready of accepted papers
  • November 9-12, 2015: Workshop