Over half a billion of the world’s children are effectively uncounted because they live in countries that lack sufficient data to assess performance on at least two-thirds of child-related SDG indicators. Visibility for this children is required so that they can access key services like vaccinations. Food and medical supply chain needs to be made visible through data and information visualization. VizAfrica 2018 symposium will offer key insights on how to leverage past successes, and invigorate future efforts amidst an evolving global landscape.
In the backdrop of major demographic dynamics and the increasing demand for food, food production has to increase by 70% before 2050. This implies that a radical paradigm shift in this field is necessary, and this involves embracing technology in food production. Analyzing and Visualizing the huge chunks of data generated from researchers holds key insights to how we can ensure food security in future.
Healthcare and food security go hand in hand. Employing techniques such as scientific visualization, information visualization, graph and network visualization will lead to milestone achievements towards realization of universal healthcare.
The symposium will explore this in depth and give participants an opportunity to learn from leading experts. The symposium will be a premier experience that will allow you to interact with key stakeholders in the sector, as well as learn the latest techniques in visualizing huge chunks of data generated by researchers and data scientists in the industry.
Who should attend?
Call for Abstracts/Papers
Transformation of Global health into a broad-based, all inclusive era has been in motion since inception of Sustainable Development Goals (2030). A holistic approach focused on ensuring healthy lives and promoting the universal well-being is required in order to achieve sustainable development. Healthcare intertwined with computer science, social science, behavioral science and information science. Current health innovations are geared towards resources, devices and techniques required to optimize acquisition, storage, retrieval processing and use of information in health and biomedicine.
This session’s objectives are to advance medical diagnosis, treatment, and patient care through application of current technologies and data and visualization techniques. The essence of the conference lies in its interdisciplinary nature, with original contributions cutting across boundaries but all within the ambit of the application of data and visualization aiming at the betterment of human health. As such, the session will have a multi-tier approach, that will combine problem solving skills of computer scientists and healthcare professionals.
We invite researchers, academicians, practitioners, and others to submit original papers describing new research, applications, or case studies. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- – Data Collection and Data Mining in e-Health Applications
- – Mobile and e-Health System Innovations
- – E-Health services, Internet of Things (IoT) and Fog Computing in Healthcare
- – Wearable and Implantable Devices
- – Mobile and e-Health Circuits and Systems
- – Self-systems for Healthcare
- – E-Health Software Design visualization
- – Advances in sensor devices for biomedical monitoring
- – Intra-body communication issues (propagation & transmission)
- – Health Data Acquisition, Management and Visualization
- – Body Area networks (architectures, protocols, scheduling, etc.)
- – Data Analytics, Data Mining and Machine Learning
- – Clinical Informatics and Health Information Systems
- – Healthcare Knowledge Management and Decision Support
- – Heterogeneous and in-/on-/out- networks and their visualization
- – Decision support algorithms for data analysis
- – Wearable, outdoor and home-based applications
- – Data collection and management at hubs, mobile devices, and gateways
- – Energy management and optimisation issues in biomedical devices and networks
- – Healthcare telemetry and telemedicine
- – Healthcare Modeling and Simulation
- – Remote diagnosis and patient management
- – Accuracy, reliability, security, protection, identity, privacy, of diagnoses and data
- – All-pervasive and non-invasive health monitoring wireless systems
- – Personalized healthcare & Intelligent nursery
- – Imaging Science
- – Informatics for Education & Research in Health and Medicine
- – Public health: changing trends and emerging new technologies
- – Information Technologies for Healthcare Delivery and Management
- – Haptics in Healthcare
- – Interactive 3-D Models
- – Neural, Sensory Systems and Rehabilitation
- – Patient Diagnosis Methods
- – Patient Monitoring Systems
- – Regenerative Medicine
- – Systems Physiology
- – Telemedicine
- – Therapeutic Engineering and Systems
- – Collaboration tools such as social media, web apps, patient education
- – Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals
- – Computer-Aided Surgery
When preparing a paper of VizAfrica 2018, authors are encouraged to use the LaTeX or Word template, which is downloadable from the symposium homepage. The standard paper length is 2 pages, 1 page at a minimum and 4 pages at a maximum, with an A4-sized PDF file, when using the template. The LaTeX template for submission is available on this link, and the Word Template is available here