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3rd European Workshop on Practical Aspects of Health Informatics (PAHI 2015)

Transforming patient experience using digital technologies


October 27-28 2015

Alexander Graham Bell Centre
University of the Highlands and Islands
Moray College
The Scottish Highlands, UK

Submission Deadline: August 2 2015   August 9 2015 (extended!)

NOTE: Abstracts for posters and short presentations may be submitted up to the registration deadline!

Notification: September 4 2015


Proceedings available

The Proceedings of PAHI 2015 are now available at

Accommodation in Elgin

The Royal Hotel Elgin - Conference delegate rate £80 for single room

The Sunninghill Hotel Elgin - £90 for single room

Accommodation is just a short walk from the venue.

Travelling to Elgin

By Plane:

The closest airports are Aberdeen and Inverness.

Aberdeen International Airport (ABZ),
Dyce, Aberdeen, AB21 7DU

From Aberdeen airport you can travel directly by train from Dyce train station to Elgin (1 hour and 30 minutes). The venue and hotels are a 5-10 minutes walk from Elgin train station.

Inverness Airport (INV)
Dalcross, Inverness, IV2 7JB

From Inverness airport you can travel to Elgin via the Jet Bus link.

Alternatively you can travel by Taxi or Bus to Inverness city centre and then take a direct train from Inverness station to Elgin (40 minutes).

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Use the tag #PAHI2015 to keep up to date on workshop information as we are getting closer to the opening day!


Registration information will be available soon. Due to support from UHI, registration costs have been set at £30.

Date decided

PAHI 2015 will be held October 27-28th 2015.




Alexander Graham Bell Centre
University of the Highlands and Islands
Moray College


The Western paradigm of health care has favored medical solutions rather than public health and culture. While this paradigm has been effective in delivering health care in the past, it is not positioned to handle complex new societal challenges. New approaches are needed to solve the problems facing health care delivery caused by ageing populations, globalization and long-term chronic conditions. Ensuring future effectiveness of medicine increasingly requires innovation through preventative, participatory, personalized, and predictive modes. Changes must involve movement from a reactive model to a preventative patient-centric model. Information and communication technologies will play an increasing role in this process at all stages of life leading to an approach which can simultaneously maximize health and minimize or prevent illness (creating preferable health outcomes).

Aims of the workshop

This workshop aims to explore new ways of creating preferable health outcomes. This will be achieved by facilitating new collaborations between academics, clinicians, businesses, civic organisations, and government who have an interest in bottom up, transformational change in healthcare using information and communication technologies. The workshop will provide:

The workshop is being organised by the Institute of Design Innovation (InDI) and health informatics researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). A creative collective of researchers from InDI will design and facilitate the workshops over the two day period. The InDI leads the Experience Labs, which are a core element of the Digital Health Institute, a Scottish Funding Council Innovation Centre.

There will also be an opportunity for businesses to participate in a half day programme that will showcase local business and collaborative opportunities. Please indicate areas of interest to enable a targeted programme to be designed.

The Workshop topics include (but are not limited to) the following:


Papers should be submitted to EasyChair at the following address:

Accepted papers will be published in CEUR Workshop Proceedings (ISSN 1613-0073). PAHI 2014 has been indexed by DBLP.

Full papers should be minimum 5 pages, and formatted according to the template found here: (word) or here: (LaTeX). There is no maximum page length.

Short papers (2 page extended abstract) may be submitted using the same template, but will not be subject to full peer review, and will not be eligible for CRISTIN publication points.

Previous Workshops

PAHI 2014 web page
PAHI 2014 proceedings:

PAHI 2013 web page
PAHI 2013 procedings:


Paper Submissions: August 2 2015   August 9 2015 (extended!)
Acceptance Notification: September 4th 2015
Registration Due: September 14th, 2015
Camera Ready Papers (post-proceedings):   December 1st, 2015


General chair:
Grant Cummings
University of the Highlands and Islands

Program chairs:
Tara French
Digital Health Institute, UK

Heidi Gilstad
Health Informatics Research Group, NTNU, Norway

Publication chairs:
Martin Gilje Jaatun
Trondheim, Norway

Ellen A. A. Jaatun
Institute of cancer research and molecular medicine, NTNU, and St Olavs Hospital
Trondheim, Norway

If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please contact the workshop organizers at pahi <at> sislab <dot> no.

International Program Committee

Kirsti Berntsen, NTNU, Norway
Berit Brattheim, Sør-Trøndelag University College, Norway
Anita Das, NTNU, Norway
Gunnar Ellingsen, University of Tromsø, Norway
Arild Faxvaag, NTNU, Norway
Florian Foerster, Georgia Institute of Technology, US
Tara French, InDI, Glasgow School of Art, UK
Heidi Gilstad, NTNU, Norway
Ragnhild Hellesø, University of Oslo, Norway
Marikken Høiseth, NTNU, Norway
Erna Håland, NTNU, Norway
Ellen Jaatun, NTNU, Norway
Bridget Kane, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Gunnar Klein, Ørebro University, Sweden
Yngve Lamo, Bergen University College, Norway
Andreas Landmark, NTNU, Norway
Wendy MacCaull, St Francis Xavier University, Canada
Anne Lise Sagen Major, Central Norway Pharmaceutical Trust Ålesund, Norway
Tonje Osmundsen, NTNU Samfunnsforskning, Norway
Ida Nilstad Pettersen, NTNU, Norway
Anders Kofod-Petersen, NTNU, Norway
Malin Noem Ravn, NTNU, Norway
Isabella Scandurra, Uppsala University, Sweden
Gry Seland, Vivit, Norway
Inger Sørby, Vivit, Norway
Leendert Wienhofen, SINTEF ICT, Norway

All submitted papers will be reviewed by the workshop technical program committee members.

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