Digital Health 2018

Global Public Health, Personalised Medicine, and Emergency Medicine in the Age of Big Data

Conference Aim

Everything is affected by the digital revolution. The opportunities for interdisciplinary digital health research bringing together computer science to dramatically improve public health and wellbeing of individuals and populations globally are extraordinary.

Recent technological advances enabled by creation of real-time big data streams, social media, participatory and context-aware systems and infectious disease modelling are the focus of public health informatics with the aim to achieve an integration with the existing national and international surveillance services.

At Digital Health 2018, a new strategic theme will be introduced: emergency and humanitarian medicine addressing acute needs of natural and manmade disasters will leverage opportunities created by geo-located big data, mobile technology and crowdsourcing for improving resilience, early warning and response to disasters and emergencies.

Cutting-edge research into web science, medical ontologies and recommender systems provide further opportunities for development of personalized intelligent systems for public and global health. Serious games, gamification and mhealth interventions empower users in developed world but are accelerating unprecedented access to best evidence, medical advice and healthcare services in developing world.

DH 2018 will in particular focus onpublic and global health, computer science and digital health for emergency and humanitarian contexts. DH 2018 will cover a wide spectrum of subjects including communities of practice and social networks, analytics and engagement with tracking and monitoring wearable devices, big data, public health surveillance, persuasive technologies, epidemic intelligence, participatory surveillance, emergency medicine, serious games for public health interventions and automated early identification of health threats and response.


Conference Topics


  • Real time data analytics and mobile technologies for emergency and humanitarian contexts
  • Big data analytics and for public health surveillance and epidemic intelligence
  • Crowdsourcing and participatory surveillance
  • Web 2.0, online medical/patient communities of practice and persuasive technology
  • Smart Health and intelligent ubiquitous technologies for health and wellbeing
  • Social Computing for Health
  • Tracking/wearable and mobile technology
  • Personalisation and profiling, recommender systems for health
  • mhealth for global health in low and middle income settings
  • Citizens Science for Health
  • Digital Prevention and Interventions and behaviour changing digital interventions
  • Semantic Web, Knowledge Management/Extraction, Web Science and Health
  • E-learning, training and serious games for health
  • Industry and Startup Track
  • PhD Track

Important Dates 

Main Track and PhD Students Track (for inclusion in the proceedings):

  • Submission Deadline: Monday, Jan 8th, 2018
  • Notification of Acceptance: Monday, February 19, 2018
  • Camera-Ready Deadline: Thursday, March 1, 2018

PhD Students Track: 2nd deadline (will not be included in the proceedings*)

    • Submission Deadline: to be confirmed

*will be featured on the website and in the abstracts book distributed at the conference.

Posters and Demos (not included in the proceedings):

  • Submission Deadline: Monday, Jan 8th, 2018
  • Notification of Acceptance: Monday, February 19, 2018


Read more about the Conference here 



Mon 23 Apr 18 9:00 -
Thu 26 Apr 18 18:00



Lyon, France
22 APRIL 2018