[BiO BB] Call for Papers, 1st ACM International Conference on Health Informatics (IHI)

Albert Lai albert.lai at osumc.edu
Tue Feb 23 23:17:00 EST 2010

CALL FOR PAPERS, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
1st ACM International Conference on Health Informatics (IHI)
IHI 2010
November 11-12, 2010
Washington, DC
We cordially invite you to submit your contribution to the 2010 ACM
International Conference on Health Informatics (IHI 2010).
IHI 2010 is ACM's premier community forum concerned with the application of
computer and information science principles and information and
communication technology to problems in healthcare, public health, the
delivery of healthcare services and consumer health as well as the related
social and ethical issues.
For technical contributions, IHI 2010 is primarily interested in end-to-end
applications, systems, and technologies, even if available only in prototype
form. Therefore, we strongly encourage authors to submit their original
contributions describing their algorithmic and methodological contributions
providing an application-oriented context. For social/behavioral scientific
contributions, we are interested in empirical studies of health-related
information needs, seeking, sharing and use, as well as socio-technical
studies of heath information technology implementation and use. Topics of
interest for this conference cover various aspects of health informatics,
including but not limited to the following:
* Accessibility and Web-enabled technologies
* Analytics applied to direct and remote clinical care
* Assistive and adaptive ubiquitous computing technologies
* Biosurveillance 
* Brain computer interface
* Cleaning, preprocessing, and ensuring quality and integrity of medical
* Computational support for patient-centered and evidence-based care
* Consumer health and wellness informatics applications
* Consumer and clinician health information needs, seeking, sharing and use
* Continuous monitoring and streaming technologies
* Data management, privacy, security, and confidentiality
* Display and visualization of medical data
* E-communities and networks for patients and consumers
* E-healthcare infrastructure design
* E-learning for spreading health informatics awareness
* Engineering of medical data
* Health information system framework and enterprise architecture in the
developing world 
* Human-centered design of health informatics systems
* Information retrieval for health applications
* Information technologies for the management of patient safety and clinical
* Innovative applications in electronic health records (e.g., ontology or
semantic technology, using continuous biomedical signals to trigger alerts)
* Intelligent medical devices and sensors
* Issues involving interoperability and data representation in healthcare
* Keyword and multifaceted search over structured electronic health records
* Knowledge discovery for improving patient-provider communication
* Large-scale longitudinal mining of medical records
* Medical compliance automation for patients and institutions
* Medical recommender system (e.g., medical products, fitness programs)
* Multimodal medical signal analysis
* Natural language processing for biomedical literature, clinical notes, and
health consumer texts
* Novel health information systems for chronic disease management
* Optimization models for planning and recommending therapies
* Personalized predictive modeling for clinical management (e.g., trauma,
diabetes mellitus, sleep disorders, substance abuse)
* Physiological modeling
* Semantic Web, linked data, ontology, and healthcare
* Sensor networks and systems for pervasive healthcare
* Social studies of health information technologies
* Survival analysis and related methods for estimating hazard functions
* System software for complex clinical studies that involve combinations of
clinical, genetic, genomic, imaging, and pathology data
* Systems for cognitive and decision support
* Technologies for capturing and documenting clinical encounter information
in electronic systems
* User-interface design issues applied to medical devices and systems
Each contribution will be carefully evaluated by a set of reviewers,
including experts with multidisciplinary experience spanning computing,
information science, social and behavioral sciences, public health,
medicine, and nursing as appropriate, to ensure that proper and
comprehensive peer-review analysis and feedback can be provided to authors.
Submissions will be judged on validity, originality, technical strength,
practical and clinical significance, quality of presentation, and relevance
to the conference topics.
Because of IHI's multidisciplinary nature, the review process will include
at least a computing expert and a medical expert as well as a review editor
to reconcile the evaluation, making a single recommendation to the Program
Committee Co-Chairs. This process is designed to ensure that experts from
multiple areas can assess the importance and validity of the work.
Therefore, we encourage coherent, application-driven submissions where
in-depth ideas from a variety of fields are presented about important
problems in health informatics.
The conference will accept both regular and short papers. Regular papers
(6-10 pages in length) will describe more mature ideas, where a substantial
amount of implementation, experimentation, or data collection and analysis
will be described. Short papers (1-5 pages) can be less formal and will
describe innovative ideas where minimal validation and implementation have
occurred and can be described. All papers will appear in the ACM Digital
Library. The best papers of IHI 2010 will be considered for a special issue
of Springer's Journal of Medical Systems.
Submitted papers must not have appeared in, or be under consideration for,
another conference, workshop, journal, or other target of publication.
All aspects of the submission and notification process will be handled
electronically. Submissions must adhere to the following formatting
* Papers must adhere to the ACM Proceedings Format available for LaTex,
WordPerfect, WordPerfect 9, and Word. Changing the template's font size,
margins, inter-column spacing, or line spacing is prohibited. Each paper
must be submitted as a single PDF file, formatted for 8.5" x 11" paper.
* The length of submission depends on the type of submission:
> - Regular papers must be 6-10 pages long.
> - Short papers may be at most 5 pages long.
* Each paper must provide an appendix (which is excluded from the page
limit) indicating the preferred review approach, including:
> - The preferred allocation of reviewing expertise. This can be done by
> electing the primary and secondary focus of the paper (e.g., Computing,
> Information Science, Medicine, Nursing, and Social/Behavioral Science).
> - A bulleted list with up to 3 topics covered in the paper (from the list of
> conference topics presented above)
Abstract submission deadline: May 24, 2010 11:30pm EST
Paper submission deadline: May 31, 2010 11:30pm EST
Notification of acceptance: August 2, 2010 11:30pm EST
Camera-ready copy due: August 16, 2010 11:30pm EST
General Chair
Ümit Çatalyürek, Ohio State University (catalyurek.1 at osu dot edu)
Honorary General Chair
Gang Luo, IBM Research (luog at us dot ibm dot com)
Program Committee Co-Chairs
Henrique Andrade, IBM Research (hcma at us dot ibm dot com)
Neil R. Smalheiser, University of Illinois ­ Chicago (neils at uic dot edu)
Steering Committee Members
Dorin Comaniciu, Siemens Corporate Research
Michael D. Larsen, George Washington University
Ching-Yung Lin, IBM Research
Chunqiang Tang, IBM Research
YingLi Tian, City College of New York
Olivier Verscheure, IBM Research
Michael Weiner, Indiana University
Honorary Steering Committee members
Marion J. Ball, Johns Hopkins University & IBM Research
David W. Bates, Partners Healthcare System & Harvard Medical School
Joseph A. Konstan, University of Minnesota
Blackford Middleton, Partners Healthcare System & Harvard Medical School
Joel H. Saltz, Emory University
To be finalized

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