Call for Papers

Call for Papers
International Workshop on Personalisation and Adaptation in Technology for Health (PATH 2016)
Held in conjunction with the 24rd International Conference on User Modelling, Adaptation and Personalisation (UMAP 2016), Halifax, Canada, 13-17 July 2016.

Motivation and Goals
We have reached a critical point in Healthcare where professionals and patients have the technology to adopt personalised health support. The World Health Organisation has recognised the importance of this industry. This full day workshop will showcase innovative user modelling, personalisation and adaptation research that focuses on promoting access, improving efficiency and enhancing quality using technology within healthcare. It aims to connect the more theoretical work in user modelling and personalisation with the more grounded needs of healthcare workers and manufacturers to promote research that is timely, innovative, and focused on the needs of users.

It builds on six previous workshops presented at UM 2005, UM 2007, 21st IEEE CBMS (2008), AIME 2009, EHealth 2010 and UMAP 2015 as well as a special issue on Personalisation for E-Health in UMUAI 2011.

Topics of interest
This workshop will focus on the many aspects of personalisation for health delivery, related to e-Health environments. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following areas:
– Adaptive and personalised e-Health information systems (including adaptive content, search and interface)
– Tailored health education and advice (written and online)
– Promoting trust and compliance to health advice
– Personalised assistance, including for special citizens (e.g. disabled, elderly)
– Personalisation in chronic care (e.g. asthma or diabetes management) as opposed to acute care (e.g. ICU setting)
– Novel personalisation approaches to facilitate improved communication between healthcare professionals and patients
– Personalisation and user modelling to support patient self-management
– Privacy issues for health related user models
– Personalisation based both on biometric or genomic factors and clinical information
– Tailored decision support (for patients and practitioners)
– Supporting the implementation of guidelines and protocols in healthcare
– Models of user learning, knowledge, attitude and behaviour change (including compliance)
– Tailored behaviour change interventions to promote healthy living (e.g. diet, exercise).
– Business models (personalisation to various stakeholders)
– Ontologies for user models (including provenance) for tailored health care delivery
– Methods for evaluating user satisfaction with personalised ehealth systems (weblog analysis, tracking users, quantitative and qualitative methods)
– Reports on evaluation studies of personalised eHealth systems.
– Mobile and wearable healthcare systems for the personalisation of eHealth
– Smart Healthcare (“Internet of Things”) systems
– Tailored emotional support for patients, healthcare professionals and carers.
– Innovative representations of personal health profiles and models
– Personalisation in online support for health and wellbeing
– Using personalisation in technology to support medical procedures
– Healthcare systems that adapt to physiological and environmental cues

We solicit submissions of long papers (up to 8 pages + references), short papers (up to
4 pages + references) and position papers (up to 2 pages + references) from diverse backgrounds, with the aim of promoting the exchange of ideas between researchers working in the above-mentioned areas. We welcome submissions from multidisciplinary perspectives, as well as PhD students or those new to the field.

For full details on the submission format and procedure, please refer to the Submission Instructions page at Papers will be selected based on originality, quality, and ability to promote discussion.

*** Accepted papers will be included in the UMAP Adjunct Proceedings, published by CEUR-WS

Important dates
May 7, 2016: Submission Deadline
June 1, 2016: Notification to Authors
June 7, 2016: Camera-ready Due
13-17 July, 2016: UMAP Conference

Organizing Committee
Cecile Paris, CSIRO ICT Centre, Marsfield NSW, Australia
Floriana Grasso, Computing Science, University of Liverpool, UK
Matt Dennis, Computing Science, University of Aberdeen, UK (
Kirsten Smith, Computing Science, University of Aberdeen, UK (

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Personalisation and Adaptation in Technology for Health Workshop at UMAP 2016