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IWIHI 2011 : International Workshop on Innovation in Health Informatics


When Jul 18, 2011 - Jul 21, 2011
Where Las Vegas, Nevada
Submission Deadline TBD
Categories    bioinformatics   computational biology   biomedical engineering

Call For Papers

International Workshop on Innovation in Health Informatics (IWIHI’11)
July 18-21, 2011, Las Vegas, USA

The First International Workshop on Innovation in Health Informatics (IWIHI’11) will be organized as part of the 2011 International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BIOCOMP’11), July 18-21, 2011. It will examine the innovation in acquiring, storing, retrieving, and using information in health care and biomedical environments. The goal of the workshop is to bring together researchers from the fields of health care, computing, and engineering to enhance the multidisciplinary nature of Health Informatics.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

•Semantic Health Applications
•Privacy, Confidentiality, Security, and Ethics in Health Informatics
•Quality and Integrity of Health Data
•Evidence-Based Care
•Consumer Health Informatics and Technologies
•e-Healthcare Infrastructure
•International Health Information System Frameworks
•Chronic Disease Management
•Predictive Modeling for Clinical Management
•Clinical Decision Support Systems
•User-Interface Design for Medical Devices and Systems
•Health Informatics Education
•Models and Architectures for Health Information Systems
•Health Knowledge Representation
•Standards in Health Data and Clinical Applications
•Medical Image Processing
•Ontology Applications
•Nursing Informatics
•Evaluation of Health Information System
•E-visit Systems
•Health IT Project Management
•Health System Simulation
•High-Performance Computing in Healthcare
•Electronic Health Records/ Personal Health Records
•Data Mining
•Public and Community-based Health Informatics
•Medical Signal Processing (either remove Image processing or combine)
•Assisted Ambient Living

Submission Guidelines

•Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers by uploading them to the evaluation web site at: Submissions must be uploaded by March 10, 2011 and they must be in pdf format (about 5 to 7 pages - single space, font size of 10 to 12).
•Papers must not have been previously published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere
•The first page of the draft paper should include:
-The Workshop name: “International Workshop on Innovation in Health Informatics (IWIHI’11) / Kevin Daimi”
-The title of the paper
-Name, affiliation, postal address, E-mail address, telephone number, and fax number for each author
-The name of the author who will be presenting the paper (if accepted) and a maximum of 5 keywords.
•Authors of accepted papers would later be instructed to submit their Camera-Ready papers in PDF format. The maximum number of pages in the final papers is 7. Papers must conform to IEEE style guidelines at

Conference Proceedings

Accepted papers will appear in the BIOCOMP’11 Conference Proceedings – The proceedings will be indexed by major databases (including: Inspec / IET / The Institute for Engineering and Technology, DBLP / Computer Science Bibliography). The proceedings (with ISBN in printed copy) will be available for distribution at the conference as well as it will be made available online (after the conference) for the world-wide access.

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Important Dates

Submission deadline: March 10, 2011
Notification of Acceptance: April 03, 2011
Final papers Due: April 24, 2011

Workshop Chair

Prof. Kevin Daimi

Members of the Advisory Committee

•Elske Ammenwerth Ph.D., Professor, Institute for Health Information Systems, UMIT - University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology, Austria.
•Prof. Hamid R. Arabnia, Coordinator & General Co-Chair, WORLDCOMP 2011, Professor, Computer Science, Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Supercomputing (Springer), Co-Editor/Board, Journal of Computational Science (Elsevier), Advisory Board, IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing, The University of Georgia, Georgia, USA.
•Ananda S. Chowdhury Ph.D., Reader, Department of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India.
•Kevin Daimi Ph.D., Fellow of the British Computer Society, Senior Member of ACM and IEEE, Professor and Director of Computer Science Programs, University of Detroit Mercy, USA.
•Lis Herbert, Business Analyst – Clinical, Electronic Medical Record (eMR) Project, Australia.
•Michelle LL Honey RN, PhD, FCNA (NZ), Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing, the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
•Christine M. Pacini, PhD, RN, Dean and Professor, College of Health Professions and McAuley School of Nursing, University of Detroit Mercy, USA.
•Lacramioara Stoicu-Tivadar, Professor, President of the Romanian Society of Medical Informatics, University ”Politehnica” Timisoara, Faculty of Automation and Computers, Department of Automation and Applied Informatics, Healthcare Information Systems Group, Romania.

Members of the Program Committee

•Yuan An, Assistant Professor, College of Information Science and Technology, Drexel University, USA.
•Brian D. Athey, Professor, Biomedical Informatics and of Psychiatry Chair Designate, Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics Associate Director, Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research Director, Academic Informatics University of Michigan Medical School, USA.
•Zhaohui (John) Cai, Biomedical Informatics Director, AstraZeneca, Clinical Development, USA.
•Liangyou Chen, Ph.D., Research Scientist [Contractor, Foreign National], Bioinformatics Cell, TATRC, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, USA.
•Alec Holt, Senior Lecturer and Director of the Health Informatics Program, University of Otago, New Zealand.
•Faiz M Ishaq, Ph.D., Head, SZABIST, Dubai Campus, Dubai.
•Ashish Joshi M.D., M.P.H., Assistant Professor, Center for Global Health and Development Health Services Research & Administration, College of Public Health, USA.
•Christian Lovis, MD MPH, Professor, Division of Medical Information Sciences, University Hospitals of Geneva, Switzerland.
•Henning Müller, Ph.D., Professor, Business information systems, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, Sierre, Switzerland.
•Soojin Park, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology and Director of Neurocritical Care Monitoring and Informatics, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, USA.
•Michelle Rogers, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, College of Information Science and Technology, Drexel University, USA.
•Julia Stocker Schneider, PhD, RN, Associate Professor & Coordinator, Health Systems Management Program, McAuley School of Nursing, University of Detroit Mercy, USA.
•Chunqiang Tang, Research Staff Member, IBM. T.J. Watson Research Center, USA.
•Kiran Turaga, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, USA.
•Lu Wang, MD., MS., Research Fellow in Medical Informatics, Harvard-MIT, USA.

Workshop Website

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