Full and short papers

Submissions may especially focus on novel ideas and non-invasive systems that could be deployed and used in developing countries as well as in the developed world.
Papers must conform to the IEEE format (see here) and submitted in English through the conference submission system, selecting the « main sessions » track.

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

  • Complex health monitoring in rural care systems
  • Home care for elderly people
  • Predictive analytics and modeling
  • Cognitive IoT for elderly care
  • IoT-Cloud integration in medical applications for rural and elderly Care
  • Big Data for IoT in medical applications for rural and elderly Care
  • Diseases outbreak surveillance systems in rural area
  • Multimodal end-to-end solution approaches to prevent exclusion of elderly people from use of medical applications
  • Monitoring platforms for elderly living
  • Medical education for empowering elderly people and rural out-patients/people
  • Financial Accessibility to Rural Healthcare
  • Determinants of Therapeutic Path in Rural Areas
  • Impact of Energy Supply and Rural Health Care Delivery

We also invite authors to submit papers on all topics related rural and elderly health application

  • Multimedia for the self-management of personal health
  • Electronic health record (EHR)
  • Quality of service and quality of experience
  • 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
  • Health Insurances in African Countries
  • Off-Label-Use in rural and elderly health

All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. We kindly solicit you to submit your recent research work as:

  • Full paper (up to 6 pages)
  • Short paper (up 4 pages)

Paper submissions must be in English and conform to the IEEE format (see here). Papers are to be submitted electronically to the IEEE paper submission system (Computer Society Conference Publishing Services, CSDL, and Xplore)
Accepted papers, only when presented in the Conference (also at the virtual sessions) by registered authors, will be submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

The documents should be submitted through the conference submission system selecting the « Main sessions » track

For any questions regarding papers submission please email the chairs at irehi.prog@ieee-rural-elderly-health.com

All paper and short paper submissions are subject to a double-blind reviewing process. All accepted submissions will be submitted for inclusion to IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases


Abstract submission July 11th, 2017  (Deadline extended to July, 25th, 2017)
Manuscript submission July 25th, 2017 (Deadline extended to September, 25th, 2017)
Advocate contact period August 25th – October 16th, 2017
Notification of acceptance October 16th, 2017
Camera-ready submission October 26th, 2017