HCist - International Conference on Health and Social Care Information Systems and Technologies


HCist 2020

It is our great pleasure to invite you to HCist, an AIS Affiliated Conference

HCist 2020

The conference will be held in Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal, will be co-located with the CENTERIS and ProjMAN conferences

HCist 2020

HCist is the place where academics, scientists, healthcare IT professionals, and solution providers from all over the world have the opportunity to share experiences and best practices, debate issues, and introduce the latest developments in Health and Social Care IT/IS

HCist 2020

The chosen venue for the 2020 edition is the Hotel Crowne Plaza Vilamoura

HCist 2020

The Hotel Crowne Plaza Vilamoura is a modern 5 star unit located in Vilamoura, on the south coast in Algarve, Portugal

HCist 2020

Hotel Crowne Plaza Vilamoura is one of the best-rated facilities in Algarve!

HCist 2020

The Hotel offers a set of multi-purpose rooms, equipped with the most modern facilities

HCist 2020

Vlamoura, Algarve & Portugal, great experiences to be discovered...

Latest News

  • Keynote session

    Keynote on Wednesday will be held by Professor Nuno Mateus-Coelho. Nuno Mateus-Coelho is a Professor of Information Security, Systems Intrusion, Cloud Security, Graphical Computing and Data Privacy at Polytechnic Institute of Management and Technology (ISLA) and at Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave (IPCA), Portugal. He holds a BEng. in Information and Multimedia Systems Engineering, a MEng. in Computer Sciences Engineering by Polytechnic of Porto - School of Engineering (ISEP) in the field and subject of Cloud Security and Secure Operating Systems, and a DSc. Summa Cum Laude, in Computer Sciences by University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD) in the field and subject of Information Security and Secure Operating Systems. He is an Expert Accredited by the European Commission on R&I projects in the Horizon 2020, COSME and CEF programs in the area of information technologies. He is a TED and Keynote Technology and Security Speaker; Altran's 5G Laboratory Manager; GDPR & DPO Expert in several Portuguese companies, ISO 27K Expert, COBIT & ITIL Expert; Cybersecurity Certified Expert and CEO & Founder of NRMC.PT. (read more)

  • Special track: people, society, technology and resources in times of COVID-19

    Paper submission deadline (only for this track): May 15, 2020

    The HCist 2020 Organizing Committee decided to expand the conference themes, creating a specific track dedicated to contributions in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, transversal to the three conferences HCist, CENTERIS and ProjMAN.
    In this sense, manuscripts related to the topics below are welcome (among others):
    - Applications of AI, big data and cloud
    - Comparative studies
    - Countries' level of preparedness
    - Countries' responsiveness
    - Epidemiological studies
    - Experiences and lessons learned
    - Fake news
    - Fast designing and production of medical equipment
    - Fraud in health-related issues (e.g. Counterfeit drugs)
    - Health care services management -
    - Impact on mental health
    - Learning and teaching
    - Loneliness and Social Distancing
    - Monitoring COVID-19
    - Open-source medical devices
    - Project Management
    - Public policies
    - Resources management
    - Security and privacy
    - Sourcing medical equipment
    - Technology to track the virus
    - Use of social networks
    - What to expect for the future?

  • COVID-19

    We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and, at this point, the CENTERIS, ProjMAN and HCist 2020 conferences are going ahead as planned. Our #1 focus is on delivering these world-class conferences, and your participation should not experience any disruptions. However, we are considering alternatives to allow remote participation, if difficulties still occur in September or if the authors do not have resources for physical participation. This means that we will accept online presentations and will consider organizing virtual synchronous sessions. Ultimately, the Organization will strictly follow all recommendations from Governmental Official Authorities and follow lessons learned from other events. Special fees for remote participation are being studied and will be available soon. In the meantime, we encourage you to proceed with your plans to submit the full papers, as the paper submission deadline is approaching.

  • Call for papers

    The call for papers for CENTERIS 2020 is now open! (read more)

  • Best papers

    According with the reviewers’ recommendations, authors of selected papers will be invited to enhance the paper for publication in a book or a journal. (read more)