Virtual pHealth 2021: Call for Papers & Participation details

Call for Papers & Participation to Virtual pHealth 2021
University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy, 8 – 10 November 2021

Dear Colleague,
We thank you very much for your support in one or more of our pHealth conferences as well as related events of the European Federation of Medical Informatics (EFMI). We would like to direct your attention to the coming pHealth 2021 Conference, virtually happening from 8-10 November 2021 at the University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy.
The 2021 edition of pHealth will emphasize the interrelated aspects of pHealth, i.e. personalized, participative, preventive, predictive precision medicine (5P medicine) in health and social services. In that context, mobile technologies, micro-nano-bio smart systems, bio-data management and analytics, artificial intelligence and robotics for personalized health, the Health Internet of Things (HIoT), systems medicine, public health and virtual care. It also addresses new potential risks for security and privacy as well as safety chances and challenges, trustworthiness of partners and processes, the motivation and empowerment of patients in care processes, and health systems challenges in developing countries. The multilateral benefits of pHealth technologies for all stakeholder communities give enormous potential, not only for medical quality improvement and industrial competitiveness, but also for managing health care costs and, last but not least, improving patient experiences. One important topic of the 2021 event will address digital health ecosystems in the context of 5P medicine.
The pHealth 2021 committees strive towards the possibility of including workshops and related pre-conference  Summer Schools for graduates and PhD students in the field. The event is hosted by the Department of Informatics,  Bioengineering, Robotics and System Engineering (DIBIRS) of the University of Genoa, one of the largest universities in Italy.

All papers must be formatted in accordance with the IOS Press template instructions and have to be submitted through the conference online system at All submitted papers will be subject to a peer-review process by three independent reviewers. Accepted full papers will be included in the pHealth 2021 Proceedings published in Open Access in the IOS Press Series “Studies in Health Technology and Informatics”. The series is indexed at Elsevier’s EMCare, Elsevier’s SciVerse Scopus, Google Scholar / Google Books, MEDLINE, PubMed, Thomson Reuters’ Book Citation Index, and Thomson Reuters’ Conference Proceedings Citation Index. More details can be found on the pHealth 2021 Website

Key Dates:
Paper submission deadline: 12 July 2021
Notification of acceptance of, and comments on, submissions: 9 August 2021
Re-submission of revised accepted papers: 18 August 2021
Notification of acceptance for, and comments on, revised papers: 25 August 2021
Early-bird author registration: 4 September 2021
Re-submission of camera-ready papers: 8 September 2021
Conference Dates: 8 – 10 November 2021Please join us to share your expectations, experiences, projects, and results, and to open our domain up for the digitized future!

As this conference will be definitely the last in my role as Chair of a pHealth International Scientific Program Committee, I count on your support making this final event a successful one both regarding your submission and regarding your support as reviewer for guaranteeing the high quality pHealth papers have been formally acknowledged for. In that context, I cordially ask you to register as soon as possible at as reviewer, so allowing me to assign very few papers in your fields of expertise to you.

Thank you so much for your support!

Prof. Dr. Bernd Blobel, FACMI, FACHI, FHL7,
Chair of the pHealth 2021 International
Scientific Program Committee (SPC)

Prof. Dr. Mauro Giacomini
Chair of the pHealth 2021 Local Organizing
Committee (LOC