It is our great pleasure to announce a 2017 Special Topic Conference (STC): "The practice of patient centered care: Empowering and engaging patients in the digital era", will be held on 22-23 October 2017 at the Hilton Tel Aviv, Israel. This Conference will provide a platform for researchers, data scientists, practitioners, decision makers and entrepreneurs to discuss ways for sustainable and inclusive digital health innovations aimed at patient’s/consumer’s engagement and empowerment.

Read more: STC 2017 - Israel

The deadline for submissions to ICIMTH 2017 ( has been extended to May 15, 2017.

All accepted full papers are published by IOS Press and cited in PubMed/Medline and Scopus.

On behalf of the SPC and LOC,

Arie Hasman

John Mantas

LIFOSS WG was represented at the FLOSS Village at Med-e-Tel 2017 in Luxembourg. The database was presented at the booth as well as the Free Software GNUHealth Health and Hospital Information System runing on an OpenSUSE powered RaspBerry Pi board.