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ESAS 2019: The 14th IEEE International Workshop on E-Health Systems & Web Technologies

Call for Papers

E-Health systems play a significant role in the well-being of individuals, be it as medical solutions or for healthcare towards everyday well-being of individuals. The rapid growth of facilities and technologies in medical fields has generated new opportunities for emerging application improvement. New models and methods continue to be developed to produce safer healthcare environments. Still, huge challenges remain to be resolved in order to develop consistent, suitable, safe, flexible, and power-efficient systems fit for medical needs. In unison with the main conference, the main theme of ESAS 2019 will be applying big data, Web technologies, linked open data and machine learning in software engineering towards “Data-Driven Intelligence for a Smarter World.”

ESAS 2019 fosters the following complementary objectives:

  1. Inquiring into the theory and practice of engineering e-health systems, especially methods, means, and best cases;
  2. Exploring into unifying software engineering methodologies employed in implementing e-health applications across domains also preserving security and privacy of patient health records; and,
  • Deploying new technologies in big data analytics, knowledge-based expert systems, machine learning, linked open data and Web technologies towards affecting e-health/m-health systems especially for distributed healthcare for all.

Scope of the Workshop

Web technologies render dynamic, heterogeneous, distributed and shared content equally accessible to human reader and software agents. Distributed agents functioning autonomously can utilize Web content to gather and aggregate knowledge for reasoning and inferring new results towards achieving their goals and generating new knowledge. Such knowledge in turn may be disseminated and used to achieve the shared goal of the application system. Here the vision is to achieve a synergy with e-health systems whereby both semantics and agents will be equally in the center stage. Therefore, paper proposals on approaches and applications of big data analytics, knowledge-based expert systems, machine learning, security, privacy, and Web technologies for affecting e-health/m-health systems are welcome. Topics of interest span a wide spectrum in both theory and practice. Authors are invited to submit original technical papers and novel research contributions in any aspect of e-health and covering but not limited to the topics of interest listed below:

  • Autonomic analysis, monitoring and situation alertness
  • e-Health big data: Access, aggregation and use
  • Body sensor networks and wearable sensor systems on e-health
  • Medical biofeedback
  • Medical decision support expert systems and tools
  • Context awareness and autonomous computing for ambient assisted living
  • e-Health oriented software architectures (Agent, SOA, Middleware, etc.)
  • e-Health virtual and augmented reality
  • Emerging e-health applications
  • Mobile e-health applications
  • Health grid and health cloud
  • Health monitoring and traffic classification
  • Healthcare management systems
  • ICT-enabled personal health system
  • Image and video processing on e-health
  • e-health devices and smart parts for healthcare systems
  • Semantic Web and e-health systems
  • Ontology engineering and inferencing on the e-health systems
  • Semantic rule-based processing in e-health
  • Security, privacy and protection of personal data in e-health systems
  • Case studies of smart health in a smarter world.

Special Issue

The submissions for the special issue of last year’s papers (“SI: e-Health and Staying Smarter” in the “Expert Systems: The Journal of Knowledge Engineering”) is now under review. A book project for the current and past ESAS papers is likely to be offered for ESAS 2019; more to follow.



Paper Submission Site


Submission deadlines are given on the Important Dates page.

Paper templates and additional information for authors is available on the Information for Authors page.

All papers submitted to symposia and workshops must be original, previously unpublished work. Interested in presenting previously IEEE journal published work at COMPSAC? Please see our page on Journal First/Conference Second (J1C2) publishing opportunities!

ESAS Organizers

Atilla Elci, Aksaray University, Turkey
Email: atilla.elci@gmail.com

Duygu Celik Ertugrul, Eastern Mediterranean University, North Cyprus, Mersin-10, Turkey
Email: duygucelik@msn.com, duygu.celik@emu.edu.tr

Program Committee

Atilla Elci, Aksaray University, Turkey
Basak Buluz, Istanbul Aydın University, Turkey
Bo Hu, University of Southampton, UK
Chattrakul Sombattheera, Mahasarakham University, Thailand
Duygu Celik Ertugrul, Eastern Mediterranean University, North Cyprus
Emre Atlıer Olca, Egean University, Turkey
Erdogan Dogdu, Cankaya University, Turkey
Laurentiu Vasiliu, Peracton Ltd., Ireland
Mehmet Emin Aydin, University of the West of England, UK
Metin Zontul, Istanbul Arel University, Turkey
Murat Osman Unalir, Egean University, Turkey
Mustafa Jarrar, Sina Institute – Birzeit University, Palestine
Onsen Toygar, Eastern Mediterranean University, North Cyprus
Ovunc Ozturk, Celal Bayar University, Turkey
Ozgu Can, Agean University, Turkey
Ozgu Tacyildiz, Eastern Mediterranean University, North Cyprus
Rajesh Bharathiar University, India
Riza Cenk Erdur, Agean University, Turkey
Rym Z. Mili, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Sule Yildirim Yayilgan, Gjovik University College, Norway
Stelvio Cimato , University of Milan,Italy
Tugba Ozacar Ozturk, Celal Bayar University, Turkey
Vassilya Uzun, Higher Colleges of Technology, Abu Dhabi
Vijayan Sugumaran, Oakland University, USA
Yıltan Bitirim, Eastern Mediterranean University, North Cyprus
Zeki Bayram, Eastern Mediterranean University, North Cyprus