The 16th IEEE International Workshop on E-Health Systems & Web Technologies (ESAS 2021)

Call for Papers

ESAS 2021 fosters the following complementary objectives:

  • Inquiring into the theory and practice of engineering e-health systems, especially methods, means, and best cases;
  • Exploring into unifying software engineering methodologies employed in the health informatics applications across domains also preserving security and privacy of patient health records; and,
  • Using relevant methodologies of Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning, Data Mining, Deep Learning, Semantic Web as well as incorporating Recommendation, Knowledge-Based Reasoning, Decision Support, and Expert Systems to implement intelligent and resilient computing for a collaborative world for E-Health.

E-Health systems play a significant role in the well-being of individuals, be it as medical solutions or for everyday healthcare. New models and methods continue to be developed to produce safer healthcare environments. The rapid growth of using such devices and technologies in medical fields has generated new opportunities for emerging application improvement. Huge challenges still remain to be resolved in order to develop consistent, suitable, safe, flexible, inter-connected and power-efficient systems fit for medical needs. In unison with the main conference, the main theme of ESAS 2021 will be “Intelligent and Resilient Computing for a Collaborative World” for E-Health.

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 as well as 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-/M-health Systems in digital world 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 covering but not limited to the topics of interest listed below.

Track 1: e-Health and applications (e-Health)

Health management and analytics; Big data in health; Medical decision support expert systems and tools; E-Health oriented software architectures; E-Health applications; Semantic Web and E-Health systems; Smart health systems and applications; Biomedical semantics; Bioinformatics Web applications; Security, privacy and protection of personal data in E-Health systems.

Track 2: Artificial Intelligence with Web Technologies and Data (AIWD)

Data science and Machine learning models; Applications of machine learning; Machine learning for schema matching, instance matching, search and retrieval; Machine learning models on knowledge bases and semantic networks; Linked data management and analytics; Big data analytics and applications; Automated and traditional information retrieval and applications; Data mining and applications; Deep Learning and applications; Data driven services and applications.

Track 3: Recommendation Systems (RS)

Recommendation systems and algorithms; Information filtering; Machine learning for recommendation; Multi-agent recommender systems; Recommendation and social networks; Context-aware recommenders; Recommender system user interfaces.

Track 4: Web Technologies, Services and Applications (WTSA)

Web technologies, frameworks, languages, appliances, and services; Semantic Web, ontology and Web services; Web services challenges on trust, security, performance, scalability; IoT, data management and analytics; Cyber physical systems; Distributed systems, edge computing and streaming data analysis; Smart city applications; Platforms, technologies, mechanisms and case studies.


Important Dates

Workshop papers due: 21 April 2021

Workshop paper notifications: 15 May 2021

Camera-ready and registration due: 31 May 2021

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research work, as well as industrial practice reports. Simultaneous submission to other publication venues is not permitted.  In accordance with IEEE policy, submitted manuscripts will be checked for plagiarism. Instances of alleged misconduct will be handled according to the IEEE Publication Services and Product Board Operations Manual.

Please note that in order to ensure the fairness of the review process, COMPSAC follows the double-blind review procedure. Therefore we kindly ask authors to remove their names, affiliations and contacts from the header of their papers in the review version. Please also redact all references to authors’ names, affiliations or prior works from the paper when submitting papers for review. Once accepted, authors can then include their names, affiliations and contacts in the camera-ready revision of the paper, and put the references to their prior works back.


Workshop papers are limited to 6 pages. Page limits are inclusive of tables, figures, appendices, and references. Workshop papers can add an additional 2 pages with additional page charges ($250USD/page).

Paper Templates

IEEE Paper templates are available in MS Word 2003 and LaTex. All submissions must use US 8.5×11 letter page format.

Workshop Organizers

Atilla Elçi, Hasan Kalyoncu University, TURKEY

Duygu Çelik Ertuğrul, Eastern Mediterranean University, North Cyprus, Mersin-10, TURKEY

Program Committee

Alex Abramovich, Gordon College, Israel

Amir Hossein Nabizadeh, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Atilla Elçi, Hasan Kalyoncu University, Turkey

Avinash Ratre, Indian Institute of Technology, India

Başak Buluz, Istanbul Aydin University, Turkey

Bikash Sarkar, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, India

Bo Hu, University of Southampton, UK

Chattrakul Sombattheera, Mahasarakham University, Thailand

Dilek Yilmazer, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

Duygu Çelik Ertuğrul, Eastern Mediterranean University, TRNC

Ebrahim Bagheri, National Research Council, Canada

Erdogan Doğdu, Cankaya University, Turkey

Georgios Meditskos, Information Technologies Institute, Greece

İbrahim Gökçen, GE International, Turkey

Jury Vishnyakov, Southern Federal University, Russia

Lamia Ben Amor, University of Sfax, Tunisia

Laurentiu Vasiliu, Peracton Ltd., Ireland

Marjan Mernik, University of Maribor, Slovenia

Maurice Pagnucco, University of New South Wales, Australia

Mehmet Emin Aydin, University of the West of England, UK

Melike Şah Direkoğlu, Near East University, TRNC

Metin Zontul, Istanbul Arel University, Turkey

Murat Osman Ünalir, Egean University, Turkey

Mustafa Jarrar, Sina Institute – Birzeit University, Palestine

Okan Bursa, Egean University, Turkey

Önsen Toygar, Eastern Mediterranean University,TRNC

Övünç Öztürk, Celal Bayar University, Turkey

Özgü Can, Agean University, Turkey

Özkan Bingol, Gumushane Universitesi, Turkey

Özlem Uzuner, State University of New York at Albany, USA.

Paula Branco, Universidade do Porto, Portugal

R. Rajesh, Bharathiar University, India

Rani Hemamalini, St. Peters College of Engineering and Technology, India

Richard O. Oyeleke, Iowa State University, USA

Riza Cenk Erdur, Agean University, Turkey

Rym Z. Mili, University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Şule Yildirim Yayilgan, Gjovik University College, Norway

Tuğba Özacar Öztürk, Celal Bayar University, Turkey

Vijayan Sugumaran, Oakland University, USA

Vito Walter Anelli, Politecnico di Bari, Italy

Yunus Santur, Firat University, Turkey

Yiltan Bitirim, Eastern Mediterranean University, TRNC

Zeki Bayram, Eastern Mediterranean University, TRNC