EAI Digihealthsouth 2020 will be held as a fully-fledged online conference.

Due to the safety concerns and travel restrictions caused by COVID-19, EAI Digihealthsouth 2020 will take place online in a live stream. Participants will still be able to enjoy unique interactive benefits – learn more. If you are a registered author, please read carefully: Paper Presentation Instructions.

EAI Digihealthsouth 2020 – EAI International Conference on Digital Healthcare Technologies for the Global South

December 18, 2020

N/A, Cyberspace

The conference is co-located with EAI MedAI 2020 under EAI MobiHealth 2020.

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All registered papers will be submitted for publishing by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library.

Proceedings will be submitted for inclusion in leading indexing services, Ei Compendex, ISI Web of Science, Scopus, CrossRef, Google Scholar, DBLP, as well as EAI’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

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Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Human-Computer Interaction for Development (HCI4D)
  • Personal Informatics, self-monitoring, self-management
  • User-Centered Design and healthcare
  • Healthcare for marginalized/LowSES populations (Low SocioEconomical Status)
  • Home-based telemedicine, eHealth, remote monitoring
  • Electronic Health Records
  • User modelling and personalization
  • Data and Innovation
  • DIY technology for healthcare
  • Internet of Good Things (IoGT)
  • Digital design technology for resilience
  • Data-driven solutions

About DigiHealthSouth 2020

This conference is designed to bring together researchers, designers, developers and policy makers to exchange and share their experiences and efforts around designing and implementing digital healthcare technologies for the global south.

Delivering healthcare services to sensitive/marginalized populations in the global south faces many challenges. Deficiencies in how the healthcare system operates and barriers patients face to get access to proper treatments pose a threat to the quality of care for these populations. In a situation where the use of digital technologies could potentially alleviate some of these issues, implementations in global south contexts have historically shown that foreign solutions are ineffective due to local constraints. When it comes to the use of digital systems and tools, the global south population still faces access, literacy, cultural and economic barriers preventing digital technologies to have a wider acceptance and market penetration.

Now with the world facing COVID-19, this unprecedented situation poses major challenges for both the health-care system and general population, particularly for those marginalized communities who are confronted with day-to-day barriers. DigiHealthSouth 2020 wants to offer a common ground for academia and industry to share their novel works addressing global south’s healthcare scenarios, with a big opportunity for COVID-related innovations to showcase experiences and thoughts.

When it comes to the adaptation of technical systems for healthcare, there is a need for a deep understanding of the user, the stakeholders and local resources so the risk of failure is lessened. Therefore, we are interested in exchanging knowledge in the design of localized solutions where the user, his context and the local market are part of the design process. Efforts around eHealth, Telemedicine, Human Computer Interaction for Development (HCI4D), Internet of Good Things (IoGT) and even DIY technology culture are welcome to discuss how these solutions have tackled healthcare delivery, community engagement, patients’ recovery and treatments, chronic diseases, prevention and tailored cost-effective solutions.

About EAI

This event is organized by EAI.

EAI – European Alliance for Innovation is a non-profit organization and a professional community established in cooperation with the European Commission to empower the global research and innovation, and to promote cooperation between European and International ICT communities.

EAI’s vision is to foster excellence in research and innovation on the principles of transparency, objectivity, equality, and openness. Our guiding principle is community cooperation to create better research, provide fair recognition of excellence and transform best ideas into commercial value proposition.

EAI‘s mission is to create an environment that rewards excellence transparently, and builds recognition objectively regardless of age, economic status or country of origin, where no membership fees or closed door committees stand in the way of your research career.

Through these shared values, EAI leads the way toward advancing the world of research and innovation, empowering individuals and institutions for the good of society to fully benefit from the digital revolution.

Important Dates

Notification Deadline
20 November 2020

Camera-ready and Video submission Deadline
7 December 2020

Conference Date
18 December 2020