The European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI) and the French Association for Medical Informatics (AIM) invite you to submit your contribution to the Special Topic Conference “Transforming Healthcare with the Internet of Things” to be held in Paris, France, from Sunday 17th to Tuesday 20th April 2016 under the auspices of the Laboratoire d’Informatique Médicale et d’Ingénierie des Connaissances en e-Santé (LIMCS). The Conference will be held at the Campus des Cordeliers, rue de l’école de medicine, in the heart of French medicine. It is our pleasure to organise a conference on this very special topic in this sacred place.
The chosen theme of STC2016 is focusing on the transformation of modern healthcare by the disruptive innovation of the internet of things (IoT). To better understand the basic idea of the IoT, it is good to go back to Kevin Ashton, who introduced the term for the first time in 1999. He stated that “in the real world, things matter more than ideas”. His original idea was that “We need to empower computers with their own means of gathering information, so they can see, hear and smell the world for themselves, in all its random glory. RFID and sensor technology enable computers to observe, identify and understand the world—without the limitations of human-entered data.”