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7th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health

January 9–10, 2018 | Boston, United States

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7th International Symposium on Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health

9-10 January, 2018 – Boston, USA


Past editions: 2011 Dublin, Ireland; 2012 Faro, Portugal; 2013 Venice, Italy; 2014 Tokyo, Japan; 2015 Milan, Italy; 2016 Barcelona, Spain;

MindCare will continue the tradition of being a place where technological, psychiatric and psychological disciplines meet. It hosts top researchers and practitioners focused on exploiting technological advancements to maintain and/or improve mental health. Technology is allowing the acquisition of unprecedented information related to individuals’ mental wellbeing as well as the provision of novel methods of treatment. The MindCare Community leverages the opportunities offered by the technological advancements to provide an improved diagnosis, a better support to both healthy subjects and patients, but also to extend the theoretical knowledge. In this regard, we are soliciting high-quality papers in the following topics (but not limited to):

Sensing and data processing

  • Wearable computing
  • Smart environments
  • Biomedical devices
  • Speech Analysis
  • Big data for individual / public health
  • Computational Psychometrics
  • Combined sensing systems and infrastructures
  • Computer-enhanced self reporting
  • Machine learning and data mining methods


User experience

  • Novel interfaces
  • Usability studies
  • Visualizations
  • Augmented reality
  • Virtual reality approaches



  • Mental wellbeing support
  • Stress / Emotional response analysis
  • Affective computing
  • Serious games for mental health
  • Cognitive stimulation
  • Life-logging methods
  • Monitoring activities relevant to mental health
  • Psychological treatments of mental disorders
  • Systems to support patients and / or caregivers
  • Using technology to improve the understanding of cognitive processes
  • Tools for Neuropsychological Assessment and Rehabilitation
  • Mental health promotion and disorders prevention


Important dates

Paper submission due              October 31st, 2017

Acceptance Notification            November 20th, 2017

Camera‐ready deadline            December 10th, 2017

Organizing committee

Local Chairs

Yuri Ostrovsky, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA, USA

Justin T. Baker, McLean Institute for Technology in Psychiatry and Harvard Medical School, MA, USA


Symposium General Chairs

Silvia Serino, Catholic University of Milan, Italy

Pietro Cipresso, Istituto Auxologico, Milan, Italy


Program Chairs

Daniela Villani, Catholic University of Milan, Italy


Publicity Chairs

Irene Alice Chicchi Giglioli, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, i3B, Valencia, Spain


Poster Chair

Elisa Pedroli, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Italy


Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit papers in the following categories: regular papers up to 10 pages, short papers up to 6 pages and poster papers up to 3 pages. The papers should be formatted according to the Springer LNICST Author Guidelines. All the submissions will be reviewed anonymously by at least three expert reviewers. Papers will be judged on originality, correctness, clarity and relevance. Submitted papers must be original work, and may not be under consideration for another conference or journal. For additional information please visit



The accepted papers will be published by Springer and they will appear in the SpringerLink - one of the largest digital online libraries that covers a myriad of scientific disciplines. In addition, the proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: Scopus, DBLP, Google Scholar, Thomson Scientific ISI Proceedings, EI Elsevier Engineering Index, CrossRef, as well as ICST's own EU Digital Library (EUDL).