• The 13th International ACM Conference on Management of Digital EcoSystems (MEDES'21) November 2021, Hammamet - Tunisia (Virtual Event)

  • Paper Submission Deadline: July 16th, 2021 (CLOSED)

  • Author Notification: August 16th, 2021 (SENT)

  • Hammamet, Tunisia (VIRTUAL EVENT)

The Second International Health Data Workshop (HEDA-2-2021)


Description and Objectives

Health data covers a brought range of data influencing people's health monitoring, analysing, and predicting. In general, it includes all such data such as environmental data, individual data gathered, for example, via fitness trackers, and especially clinical data. The routine clinical data are considered precious, and their secondary use is considered beneficial for policymakers, public health officers, scientists, clinicians, citizens, and industry. Different initiatives, including the European Health Data Network and Clinical Trial Data initiative, initiated by the European Commission and the EFPIA (European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations), are searching for better solutions for utilizing citizens' health data. However, as stated in, due to the semantic heterogeneity of health data, we still do not have a unified approach and use divide-and-conquer approaches instead. The review conducted a year later, concludes that no big-data analytics will happen without optimized data sharing and reuse, which we still lack despite different interoperability standards in the medical domain. HEDA 2021 aims to bring together academics, practitioners, and other interested attendees for presentations, and discussions in the domain of health data modeling, interoperability, and analytics. The aim is to create a broader community to explore the potential for open secondary use and analytics of citizens' health data and develop and evaluate the solutions to make it happen. We emphasize here the central role of citizens, as data holders, whose privacy, active consent, and control must be ensured when processing the health data in a global context.


HEDA 2021 invites paper submission, including position and work-in-progress papers, about unpublished research covering all aspects of health data modelling, interoperability and analytics.

Relevant topics for the workshop (but not limited to) are the following:


  • Health data models and meta-models
  • Widespread Usage of Health data
  • Anonymisation and privacy of health data
  • Health data integrity and quality
  • Open health data platforms
  • Services for data retrieval, data exchange, data
  • The architecture of eHealth systems
  • Syntactical operability
  • Semantic operability
  • Device-to-Device Communication
  • Data from social media, fitness trackers
  • Combining data sources analysis (Data analytics as a service)

Workshop Chairs

  • Peeter Ross (workshop chair), Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech), Estonia (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Gunnar Piho (co-chair), Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech), Estonia (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

PC Members (to be confirmed):

  • Peeter Ross (workshop chair), Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech), Estonia
  • Gunnar Piho (co-chair), Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech), Estonia
  • Martin Leucker, University of Lübeck, Germany
  • Yngve Lamo, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway
  • Gayo Diallo, University of Bordeaux, France
  • Wendy MacCaull, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada
  • Liam Peyton, Ottawa University, Canada
  • Ludovico Iovino, Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy
  • Josef Ingenerf, University of Lübeck, Germany
  • Adrian Rutle, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway
  • Fazle Rabbi, University of Bergen, Norway

Submission Guidelines

Workshop papers will be published by ACM and indexed by the ACM Digital Library and DBLP. Best papers from all accepted workshops will be selected for a special issue. All contributions should be original and not published elsewhere or intended to be published during the review period. Authors are invited to submit their papers electronically in pdf format, through EacyChair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=medes2021). Authors are invited to submit original previously unpublished research papers written in English and must be between 10 to 14 pages for long papers and 6 to 8 pages for short papers, strictly following the CCIS format guidelines. Authors can download the Latex (recommended) or Word templates available at Springer's web site.

Important Dates

  • Submission of Workshop Proposals: September 15th, 2021
  • Workshop acceptance/rejection notification: October 1st, 2021
  • Camera Ready: October 15th, 2021
  • Conference Dates: November 1-3, 2021

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