We would like to solicit proposals for tutorials that will address the state-of-the-art of research and development providing a comprehensive overview of specific topics in the IREHI17 conference.

Tutorial organizers are responsible for the scientific organization and advertising of the event and the definition of the Tutorial program. Infrastructure (rooms and network, etc.) will be provided, Contact please the local arrangement chairs (irehi.local@ieee-rural-elderly-health.com). If you have any questions, please contact the following:

  1. tuto@ieee-rural-elderly-health.com
  2. Thierry Edoh (edoh@in.tum.de)
  3. Pravin Pawar (pravin.pa@gmail.com)
  4. Jan-Willem van’t Klooster (j.vantklooster@rrd.nl)

Proposals should be submitted by email to the Chairs (irehi.tuto@ieee-rural-elderly-health.com), in a PDF format and maximal two A4 pages (all inclusive). Please include the following information:

  • Short course/tutorial title
  • Proposers’ names, titles, affiliations and primary contact email
  • Short CV  for each organizer, including pointers to relevant publications
  • Course description that includes topics that will be covered, along with a brief outline and work distribution in case of multiple presenters
  • Anticipated target audience (introductory, intermediate, advanced) as well as expected number of attendees


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  • IoT-Cloud integration in medical applications
  • Big Data for IoT in medical applications
  • Multimodal end-to-end solution
  • Predictive analytics and modeling
  • Multimedia for the self-management of personal health
  • Body area networks
  • Wellness and in-body sensors
  • IoT-enabled health care systems
  • Crowd sensing and management
  • Pervasive sensing
  • Reliability, safety, security and privacy in remote care systems
  • Health-related event detection in large data collections
  • Next generation networks for health informatics


Submission deadline September 25th, 2017
Notification of acceptance October 15th, 2017
Tutorial outline (2 pages) and web material October 26th, 2017


Lecturing Tutors
Tutorials Topics


Dr. Pravin Pawar

Dr. Pravin Pawar is presently working as a Senior Scientist at Philips Research, Bangalore, India. He obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Twente, The Netherlands in 2011. He has 15+ years of comprehensive international research and software development experience in the cutting-edge informatics projects worldwide. He has contributed to the authorship of 3 filed patents, 12 journal publications, 35 conference/workshop publications, 3 book chapters and one book. His research interests are health informatics, clinical data management, data analytics, machine learning, mobile computing, big data applications and service oriented computing. He has a leadership and management experience in academia, research institutes and software industry. He is enthusiastic, self-motivated, persistent, analytic and focused. He likes traveling and experiencing different cultures.

Fundamentals of Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are the core of medical research. Investigations are performed to determine how new treatments will work in human patients and valuable data concerning the benefits and risks of new drugs, medical approaches, and procedures are collected. Clinical trials are conducted to find effective ways to understand, prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases.

This tutorial is intended for novice and early stage clinical researchers who are interested in designing a clinical trial and wish to learn more about it.






Dr. Jan-Willem van’t Klooster

Dr. Ir. Jan-Willem van ‘t Klooster has worked for over a decade in ICT related service development, both in industry and academia.

He obtained his PhD in health informatics from the University of Twente, The Netherlands, in 2013. After that he worked as a product owner at Nedap, a large electronic healthcare corporation, and as project manager for developing health-related self management services at Roessingh Research and Development, the largest telemedicine and rehabilitation institute in The Netherlands. He teaches computer science topics and is involved in nationwide ICT curriculum design.



Design of telemedicine services: methods, building blocks and examples

How to develop innovative health services?

Given the aging of population and the raise of healthcare costs in society, there is a strong need for effective healthcare innovations. However, there is a lack of knowledgde in how to effectively develop and deploy ict-mediated healthcare services.

In this tutorial therefore, concepts, tools, building blocks and methodologies will be discussed to develop new health service models.

Special attention is devoted to the effecctive involvement of users and user-based techniques. A vast amount of research shows that end-user involvement is crucial for adoption of telemedicine services. For IREHI, the tutorial will separate concepts from contexts, yet cover a wide amount of examples of innovative healthcare services from research, education and industry. Among others, we will discuss cases related to smart coaching, physical activity self management, health record utilisation and telepresence. In an interactive part, participants will obtain insight into utilising the discussed methodologies.