New workshop on health and entretainment

Dear all, 

I would like to let you know of an event I am organising in Funchal, Madeira on June 20th 2017. The deadline is approaching fast (April 21st) but maybe you can still submit your work if you are working on this area.

Below I include the relevant information of the call which you can find also here

Designing Entertainment for Health and Rehabilitation

This workshop will be held as part of the INTETAIN 2017 conference

June 20-22, 2017, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal:



Health and healthy living is clearly important to us humans, and we all want to have healthy and active lives which we can enjoy for as long as possible. In this context, it is not surprising that an increasing number of tools and technologies are being developed to support us in this regard. Many of these tools and technologies tend to rely on our desire to have fun and be entertained, while working towards achieving our health-related goals and needs. Despite the popularity of research and development in the area of entertainment for health, there are not many opportunities for researchers and practitioners to meet and discuss their interests and ideas. This workshop aims to provide such a forum enabling researchers and practitioners to share  learnings and experiences related to design, development, evaluation, and deployment of entertainment systems for health and rehabilitation.


We invite researchers and practitioners from related backgrounds to submit a short paper (4 pages maximum, reference list not included)  reporting their contributions to the topics of the workshop. Topics of interest include, but are not limited, to the following: healthy living, rehabilitation, prevention, aging, independent living, person-centred approaches, connected health, and quality of life and wellbeing.

Workshop Programme

This half-day workshop will consist of short presentations of the accepted papers, a follow-up discussion of the presented papers, a brief design activity, and time for concluding discussions and planning of future directions.

Important Dates

Paper Submission deadline: 21 April 2017
Notification of acceptance: 5 May 2017
Camera-ready deadline: 19 May 2017
Workshop date: 20 June 2017


All accepted papers will be published in the official INTETAIN proceedings (Springer LNICST). Submitted papers will undergo a regular reviewing process by members of the workshop’s programme committee.


Papers should be no more than 4 pages in length (excluding references), and prepared according to the Springer LNICST format. Microsoft Word and LaTex templates, as well as complete formatting instructions can be found at: Papers should be sent for reviewing as a PDF file emailed to


Paula Alexandra Silva
Masood Masoodian

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