IEEE CHASE 2016 is a leading international conference in the field of connected health. It aims at bringing together researchers worldwide working in the smart and connected health area to exchange innovative ideas and develop collaborations.

Connected health can be defined as the use of Internet, sensing, communications and intelligent techniques in support of health related Applications, Systems and Engineering. Connected health brings together multidisciplinary technologies to provide preventive or remote treatments by utilizing digital heath information structure such as body sensor networks and intelligent techniques such as from Data to Knowledge to Decisions, while at the same time connecting patient and caregivers seamlessly in the loop of the healthcare ecosystem. Future Connected health will be realized by providing rich medical information to each individual through replacing infrequent, clinic-based measurements with unobtrusive, continuous sensing, monitoring and assessment. Connected health technologies will enable preventive health and personalized medicine and may significantly reduce healthcare costs. However, a number of challenges still need to be addressed to enable connected health worldwide.

Prospective authors are cordially invited to submit their original contributions covering completed or ongoing work related to the connected health area. IEEE CHASE positions itself as a venue for science and engineering researchers to publish their research and discovery, including those have potential to enable innovations but not yet ready for clinical study.

The topics include but are not limited to:

  • Public health and Home Monitoring
  • Electronic medical records (EMR) and electronic prescription
  • Healthcare Data processing, Data Analytics, Data mining
  • Medical imaging
  • Personalized Medicine
  • Preventive Treatment
  • Evolutionary and longitudinal patient and disease models
  • Wearable Computing
  • Security, privacy and trust for connected Health services/applications
  • Biomedical Sensor Monitoring System
  • Integration of medical devices with wireless health
  • Body area networks
  • Implantable Sensor Networks
  • Remote Medical Diagnosis System
  • Communication System design for connected health
  • Decision Support System for connected health
Engineering Technologies
  • Design of Wearable devices
  • Smart garments/textiles
  • Communication/network infrastructures, and protocols
  • Antennas and propagation
  • Robotics for connected Health
  • Software, systems and performance engineering for Connected Health
  • Computing/storage infrastructures


An expanding and expansive view of computing, and the human-technology frontier

Jim Kurose

Assistant Director of CISE, NSF

Distinguished University Professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Internet of Medical Things to Enable Medical Cyber-Physical Systems

Insup Lee

Director of PRECISE Center at the University of Pennsylvania

Cecilia Fitler Moore Professor at the University of Pennsylvania


Panel 1 (June 28): Current and future opportunities for, challenges, and barriers to adoption of connected healthcare

Timothy B. Bentley

Deputy Lead for Force Health Protection in The Warfighter Protection Department

Edward W. Boyer

Professor of Emergency Medicine

University of Massachusetts Medical School

Ki Chon

Krenicki Professor of Biomedical Engineering & Department Head

University of Connecticut

William D'Angelo

Undersea Medicine Program Officer

Office of Naval Research

Florence D. Hudson

Senior Vice President

Chief Innovation Officer


Insoo Kim

Lead Research Engineer

Samsung Research America

Wendy Nilsen

Program Director, Smart and Connected Health, NSF

Health Scientist Administrator, NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)

Panel 2 (June 29): The Role of Standards: Tackling the Barriers to Adoption of Interoperable Connected Healthcare

Paolo Bonato

Director of the Motion Analysis Lab at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

Associate Professor

Harvard Medical School

Carole C. Carey

Chair of the IEEE-EMBS Standards and Life Sciences Committees

Former U.S. FDA, Center For Devices and Radiological Health

Kathy L. Grise

Senior Program Director

IEEE Future Directions

IEEE Technical Activities

Karson F. Mahler

Senior Policy Advisor

Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Bakul Patel

Associate Director for Digital Health

U.S. FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health

William T. Riley

Director of the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)

National Institutes of Health

John R. Zaleski

Chief Information Officer

Bernoulli Enterprise

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Important Date

Regular paper submission due: January 15, 2016 (firm deadline)

Demo and poster paper submission due: March 25, 2016

Notification for regular papers: March 21, 2016

Notification for demo and poster papers: April 20, 2016

Camera ready papers: April 15, 2016

Conference: June 27-29, 2016



CHASE16 technical program is out.

- 11/23/2015, Dr. Insup Lee from University of Pennsylvania will deliver a keynote at IEEE CHASE 2016.

- 11/30/2015, Extended versions of selected papers will be considered for publication in IEEE Internet of Things Journal.

- 1/07/2016, Dr. Jim Kurose, Assistant Director of NSF/CISE, will deliver a keynote at IEEE CHASE 2016.