From the International Medical Informatics Association

PervaSense Workshop; IMIA ‘Wearable Sensors’ WG Activity

The IMIA Working Group “Wearable sensors in healthcare” ( will co-host the 4th international workshop PervaSense “Situation recognition and medical data analysis in Pervasive Health environments” (PERVASENSE2012,, reports Prof. Dr. med. Dr.-Ing. Michael Marschollek, Working Group chair.

It will be held in San Diego, USA on May 21, 2012,  in conjunction with the 6th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing
Technologies for Healthcare 2012 (Pervasive Health). The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2012.

The Call for Papers (download, 98kb PDF) is available, and information is on the workshop website.

In recent years, pervasive systems in healthcare have reached a high degree of maturity. However, the interpretation of large amounts of medical sensor data with regard to a person’s individual situation still remains a great challenge for the research community. Advanced medical data analysis is one important prerequisite for providing individualized health services in Pervasive Health or Ambient Assisted Living environments. Situation recognition, in turn, is a key factor for individualization and adaptivity.

The aim of this workshop is to attract the presentation of state-of-the-art research in the three areas of situation recognition (i.e., detection of falls, Activities of Daily Living, contextaware situation recognition), medical data analysis (vital signs data analysis, short- and longterm deviations in the state of health, decision support), and behavior monitoring (trend analysis for the detection of long-term deviations in a person’s behavior for detecting age-related diseases such as dementia) in Pervasive Health or Ambient Assisted Living environments.

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