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EMOOCs Health Track

Track Chairs

Kerstin Ritter
Group Machine Learning in Clinical Neuroimaging
Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin


Bert Arnrich
Chair in Digital Health – Connected Healthcare
Hasso Plattner Institute
Digital Engineering Faculty
University of Potsdam

Call for Papers

Online learning and MOOCs are becoming increasingly important in the education of healthcare personnel from medical and nursing disciplines as well as related disciplines such as medical informatics, computer science, medicine ethics or medical law. The health track will address the current potential and future challenges of digital learning (e.g., blended learning settings, videos etc.) and MOOCs in the (digital) health sector. For this, we invite submissions on health-related online learning opportunities and MOOCs that can be either experience-driven and technology-based (e.g., experience reports with MOOCs or requirement analysis) or research-driven (e.g., learning analytics or student evaluation models based on MOOCs). We invite (1) extended abstracts (up to 3 pages) for consideration in the conference program and (2) full papers (up to 10 pages) for the additional consideration in the conference proceedings. All submissions will be peer-reviewed and authors of selected abstracts and full papers will have the opportunity to give an oral or poster presentation at the conference. For the consideration in the conference proceedings, we expect a high level of innovation based on a solid methodological background. All submissions must have a strong connection to the (digital) health sector. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Best practice examples and experience reports of MOOCs in the health sector
  • Requirement analysis for MOOCs in the health sector
  • Tools for quality assessment
  • Enforcement of interoperability standards
  • Advancements of technological platforms
  • Learning analytics and student evaluation models
  • Competence-oriented learning
  • Role of social media and social learning
  • Strategies for promoting learners’ motivation and engagement
  • Systematic comparison of different online learning formats
  • Specific issues for online health learning
  • Relevance of massive online education and reliable information in doctor-patient relationships

Submission of Papers (due February 22, 2021 (extended))

This is a one-step process, via direct submission of abstract and full paper.

  • Session proposal, up to 3 pages (for consideration in the conference program, no proceedings). Please use this template for an experience paper submission:
  • Full paper: up to 10 pages including references. Please use this template for a full paper submission:

There will be official conference proceedings for this track and submissions will be handled through EasyChair.

Please remember to indicate the relevant Track when you submit your paper.

Health Track Committee

Mike Bernd (AI Campus, Berlin, Germany)
Petra Gastmeier (Charité Berlin, Germany)
Ralf Teusner (Hasso Plattner Institute, Potsdam, Germany)
Heini Utunen (WHO, Genève, Switzerland)