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Workshop on Big Data Analytics and IoT for Smarter Healthcare - IoTforeHealth 2018

19 - 21 March, 2018 - Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

In conjunction with the 3rd International Conference on Internet of Things, Big Data and Security - IoTBDS 2018

WBDAISM is a shared event between IoTBDS and COMPLEXIS .


Farshad Firouzi
IMEC/Katholieke Univ. Leuven
Brief Bio
is a senior researcher and program manager at MSG Systems AG, Germany working in the fields of statistics, machine learning, neuromorphic computing, IoT, Big Data, and eHealth. Prior to joining MSG Systems, he was senior scientist at KU Leuven, KIT, SRC, and SI LAB. Dr. Firouzi is the author of more than 40 journals and conference papers. He has served as reviewer (e.g. IEEE Transactions on VLSI, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and System, ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems, Elsevier Microelectronics Reliability, Elsevier Microelectronics, etc.), managing guest editor (e.g. TVLSI, FGCS, TCAD), Program Chair (e.g., Complexis) and program committee member in several conferences (e.g. ICCAD, ATS, etc.).
Bahar Farahani
Pirouzan Group
Iran, Islamic Republic of
Brief Bio
Dr. Bahar Farahani is CEO and co-founder of Pirouzan, Inc., a top-leading company that delivers IoT-aware eHealth products and services — ranging from innovative connected medical devices; to cloud-based software for medical record-keeping, smart screening, disease prediction, e-prescription and Big Data analysis; to top-quality hospitals and clinics. She has also served as an advisor and consultant to various companies/organization including Iran Khodro Industrial Group, Dadeh Pardazi Iran, and Islamic Republic News Agency. Moreover, she has served as a guest editor in various journals such as Elsevier FGCS, IEEE TVLSI and IEEE TCAD.
Victor Chang
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Brief Bio
Victor Chang is an Associate Professor (Reader) in Information Management and Information Systems of International Business School Suzhou, Xi'an Jiaotong Liverpool University, China. He's also a Director of PhD Program. He was previously a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computing, Creative Technologies at Leeds Beckett University, UK. He’s a Visiting Researcher at the University of Southampton, UK and an Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Liverpool, UK. He is an expert on Cloud Computing and Big Data in both academia and industry with extensive experience in related areas since 1998. He completed a PGCert (Higher Education) and PhD (Computer Science) within four years while working full-time. He has over 100 peer-reviewed published papers. He won £20,000 funding in 2001 and £81,000 funding in 2009. He was involved in part of the £6.5 million project in 2004, part of the £5.6 million project in 2006 and part of a £300,000 project in 2013. He won a 2011 European Identity Award in Cloud Migration, since his work is making contributions. He has won 2016 European Identity and Cloud Award on the best project in research, involved with more than 20 collaborators worth more than $10 millions in valuation. He was selected to present his research in the House of Commons in 2011 and won the best paper in 2012 and 2015. He has demonstrated Storage as a Service, Health Informatics as a Service, Financial Software as a Service, Education as a Service, Big Data Processing as a Service, Integration as a Service, Security as a Service, Social Network as a Service, Data Visualization as a Service (Weather Science) and Consulting as Service in Cloud Computing and Big Data services in both of his practitioner and academic experience. His proposed frameworks have been adopted by several organizations. He is the founding chair of international workshops in Emerging Software as a Service and Analytics and Enterprise Security. He is the founding chair of IoTBDS and COMPLEXIS which have become popular in research communities. He is an Editor-in-Chief (EIC) in International Journal of Organizational and Collective Intelligence and a founding EIC in Open Journal of Big Data. He is the Editor of a highly prestigious journal, Future Generation Computer Systems (FGCS). He is a reviewer of numerous well-known journals and had published three books on Cloud Computing which are available on Amazon website. He is a keynote speaker for CLOSER 2015/WEBIST2015/ICTforAgeingWell 2015 and has received positive support. Dr. Victor has given or will give 10 international keynotes since the end of Year 2016. He has won the Outstanding Young Scientist of Year 2017 this February.


In recent years, the Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data have grown at an exponential pace.
When coupled with the rise of wearable devices, the market is now ripe for use of miniature, wearable biosensors to personalize eHealth and mHealth services. These types of services will significantly increase availability and accessibility of health information, and allow patients to personalize and tailor how their health is managed and maintained. This innovation is not without its drawbacks. Many challenges related to consistency, safety, and reliability remain. In order to succeed in this technology, multidisciplinary research is needed, in addition to collaboration between academia and industry. This workshop will bring researchers and industrial partners together to examine the synergies of signal, data, and information processing.
Together, they will make important strides in the smart healthcare sector and work toward making eHealth accessible for all.

Topics of Interest

This workshop will invite academia and industry to submit high-quality, original research on novel advances in (but not limited to) the following:
  • 1. Use of IOT in medical and healthcare applications
  • 2. Novel signal processing methods for wearable and implantable biosensors
  • 3. Big-data analytics in healthcare and wearable devices
  • 4. Machine learning, scalable machine learning, and deep learning algorithms for IoT
  • 5. Novel devices, circuits, and architectural support for healthcare-aware IoT
  • 6. Cloud-based eHealth solutions
  • 7. Fog computing/edge clouds for healthcare and cloud resource allocation and monitoring
  • 8. Privacy and security tactics for large-scale analytics
  • 9. Case studies of successful eHealth systems (telemedicine applications, health management applications, etc.)


Paper Submission: January 11, 2018
Authors Notification: January 25, 2018
Camera Ready and Registration: February 2, 2018


Available soon.


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 complemented by members of the main conference program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on CD-ROM 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).


IoTBDS Workshops - IoTforeHealth 2018