The 9th International Conference on Current and Future Trends of Information and Communication Technologies in Healthcare (ICTH 2019)
November 4-7, 2019, Coimbra, Portugal


About ICTH 2019

Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) continue to evolve and play a vital role in the advancement of modern healthcare and computing research. ICTs and its applications have a significant impact on the healthcare industry, as they play an important role in the delivery of better and efficient healthcare services and in the enhancement of the quality of life in our society. Research in the broad spectrum of ICT in different aspects of the healthcare sector include computer based and wireless computing, wearable computing, sensor based systems, context aware computing, user-centric computing, distributed computing, artificial intelligence, virtual environments and human computer interaction. With the social, economic and technical needs and challenges, the healthcare and medical industry is continuously exploring these emerging technologies, applications and paradigms for improved, reliable, efficient, cost-effective, collaborative and secure multipurpose solutions.

ICTH 2019 brings together multi-disciplinary researchers, professionals and practitioners from both academia and industry, who are involved in the fields of computing / information technology and healthcare. It encourages innovative research contributions providing the recent and significant developments and promising future trends of ICT based applications, systems, tools, environments and infrastructures in the fields of healthcare / medical care, and other similar domains, such as public health and pharmaceutical industry. The ICTH-2019 will be held in conjunction with The 10th International Conference on Emerging Ubiquitous Systems and Pervasive Networks (EUSPN).

Coimbra is a historical city and a municipality in Portugal. Among the many archaeological structures dating back to the Roman era, when Coimbra was the settlement of Aeminium, are its well-preserved aqueduct and cryptoporticus. Similarly, buildings from the period when Coimbra was the capital of Portugal (from 1131 to 1255) still remain. During the late Middle Ages, with its decline as the political centre of the Kingdom of Portugal, Coimbra began to evolve into a major cultural centre. This was in large part helped by the establishment of the University of Coimbra in 1290, the oldest academic institution in the Portuguese-speaking world. Apart from attracting many European and international students, the university is visited by many tourists for its monuments and history. Its historical buildings were classified as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 2013: "Coimbra offers an outstanding example of an integrated university city with a specific urban typology as well as its own ceremonial and cultural traditions that have been kept alive through the ages." Its atmospheric, beautiful historic core cascades down a hillside in a lovely setting on the east bank of the Rio Mondego: it's a multicoloured collage of buildings spanning nearly a millennium.

ICTH 2019 will take place in the environment of technology startups and laboratories within the installations of Instituto Pedro Nunes (IPN). IPN is created in 1991 through a University of Coimbra initiative, Instituto Pedro Nunes (IPN)2 is a private non-profit organisation which promotes innovation and the transfer of technology, establishing the connection between the scientific and technological environment and the production sector. IPN mission is to leverage a strong university - enterprise relationship for the promotion of innovation, rigor, quality and entrepreneurship in private and public sector organisations by acting in three complementary areas: Research and technological development, consultancy and specialised services; Incubation and acceleration of businesses and ideas; Highly specialised training and promotion of science and technology. In the year of 2010, the Instituto Pedro Nunes incubator3 has been awarded as the Best Science-based Incubator in the world.

All ICTH 2019 accepted papers will be published by Elsevier Science in the open-access Procedia Computer Science series on-line. Procedia Computer Science is hosted by Elsevier on and on Elsevier content platform ScienceDirect (, and will be freely available worldwide. All papers in Procedia will be indexed by Scopus ( and by Thomson Reuters' Conference Proceeding Citation Index ( All papers in Procedia will also be indexed by Scopus ( and Engineering Village (Ei) ( This includes EI Compendex ( Moreover, all accepted papers will be indexed in DBLP ( The papers will contain linked references, XML versions and citable DOI numbers. You will be able to provide a hyperlink to all delegates and direct your conference website visitors to your proceedings.

In conjunction with:

The 10th International Conference on
Emerging Ubiquitous Systems and Pervasive Networks (EUSPN)