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AfricaHI 2010 : The IASTED African Conference on Health Informatics


When Sep 6, 2010 - Sep 8, 2010
Where Gaborone, Botswana
Abstract Registration Due Jun 15, 2010
Submission Deadline Mar 15, 2010
Notification Due May 1, 2010
Final Version Due Jun 1, 2010
Categories    health informatics

Call For Papers

The IASTED African Conference on
Health Informatics
~AfricaHI 2010~
Science and Technology Applications for Health and Sustainable Development
September 6 – 8, 2010
Gaborone, Botswana


The International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED)


University of Botswana
Prof. Matthew N. Tanko
University of Botswana, Botswana
Conference Chair Portrait
Dr. Naomi M. Seboni
University of Botswana, Botswana
Prof. George O. Anderson
University of Botswana, Botswana
Local Arrangements Chair Portrait
"Reducing Health Disparities through Health Informatics: Challenges and Solutions in Low –Resource Settings"

Prof. Suzanne Bakken
Columbia University, USA
Keynote Speaker Portrait
"Meaningful Use of Health Information Technology: The Need for a Competent Workforce"

Dr. William Hersh
Oregon Health and Science University, USA
Invited Speaker Portrait
"Impact of Missing Data Estimation"

Prof. Tshilidzi Marwala
University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Tutorial Session Portrait

The IASTED African Conference on Health Informatics (AfricaHI 2010) will be an international forum for researchers and practitioners interested in the advances in and applications of health informatics. It is an opportunity to present and observe the latest research, results, and ideas in these areas.

AfricaHI 2010 will be held in conjunction with the IASTED International Conferences on:

* Power and Energy Systems (AfricaPES 2010)
* Modelling and Simulation (AfricaMS 2010)
* Water Resource Management (AfricaWRM 2010)


Botswana has been called an oasis of peace and tranquility on the African continent. It has a history of political stability, a low crime rate, and is one of Africa's most successful economies. Botswana is about the size of France or Kenya, but its low population density has ensured that its beautiful wilderness has remained unspoiled. Botswana is home to 120,000 migrant elephants – the largest elephant population in the world. The Kalahari Desert covers 84% of the country, yet in the midst of this desert is the world's largest inland delta. The Okavango Delta is a breathtaking labyrinth of lagoons, lakes, and hidden channels covering an area of 17000 km². There you will find the Moremi Game Reserve, with forests, floodplains, and lagoons that offer spectacular glimpses of a huge diversity of plant and animal life, including lions, buffalo, crocodiles, and leopards. The administrative centre for Botswana's strong economy, the capital city of Gaborone, is a fast-growing, vibrant modern city. Shop the amazing collections of local arts and crafts and you will fall in love with Botswana's rich culture and history. Enjoy the many fine restaurants and nightclubs, or take a quiet walk up Kgale Hill to see an amazing view of the city, as well as the pair of black eagles that nest in the craggy cliff face just below the peak. For more information on Botswana, visit the official tourism site: Tourism of Botswana.

The topics of interest to be covered by AfricaHI 2010 include, but are not limited to:

* Applications for Health Science Education

* Ergonomics and Health Care Providers

* Health Care Computing

* Health Science Education

* History of Health Care Computing

* Hospitals and Health Care Information Systems

* Information Systems and Records to Support HIV Treatment

* Management of HIV Infection

* Medical Informatics in the Management of Chronic Diseases


* P. A. Abbott – Johns Hopkins University, USA
* D. Adjeroh – West Virginia University, USA
* O. Allam – Cardiff University, United Kingdom
* A. O. Amata – Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, Guyana
* S. A. Boren – University of Missouri-Columbia, USA
* E. Borycki – University of Victoria, Canada
* E. Bunker – Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, USA
* C. Dominic – Waterloo Institute for Health Informatics Research, Canada
* S. Eslami – University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
* S. S. Fuller – University of Washington, USA
* A. Hasman – University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
* W. Hersh – Oregon Health and Science University, USA
* Y. Hirose – University of the Ryukyus, Japan
* J. Holmes – University of Pennsylvania, USA
* A. M. Kuo – University of Victoria, Canada
* A. Kushniruk – University of Victoria, Canada
* C. Kuziemsky – University of Ottawa, Canada
* A. Lau – University of New South Wales, Australia
* T. Liaw – University of Melbourne, Australia
* A. Margolis – Federación Médica del Interior, Uruguay
* C. McGregor – UOIT, Canada
* G. Paterson – Dalhousie University, Canada
* F. Pinciroli – Polytechnic of Milan, Italy
* F. Quirós – Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires (HIBA), Argentina
* A. V. Roudsari – University of Victoria, Canada
* R. E. Scott – University of Calgary, Canada
* L. Seldon – Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak, Malaysia
* N. Shaw – University of Alberta, Canada
* J. Soar – University of Southern Queensland, Australia


Submit your paper via our website at: All submissions should be in Adobe Acrobat (.PDF) format.

The IASTED Secretariat must receive your paper by March 15, 2010. Receipt of paper submission will be confirmed by email.

Initial Paper Requirements
All papers submitted to IASTED conferences must be previously unpublished and may not be considered for publication elsewhere at any time during IASTED's review period. Authors are limited to a maximum of three paper submissions.

Initial paper submissions should be full papers. Papers of up to 8 pages in length are included in the conference registration fee. An extra charge will apply for every additional page for papers longer than 8 pages. Authors are responsible for having their papers checked for style and grammar before submitting to IASTED. Papers may be rejected if the language is not satisfactory.

When submitting a paper, complete the online initial paper submission form, designating an author who will attend the conference, and provide four key words to indicate the subject area of your paper. At least one of the key words must be taken from the list of topics provided under Scope, above.

Formatting instructions for initial papers are available at

All papers submitted to this conference will be double-blind peer reviewed by at least two members of the International Program Committee and related technical committees. Acceptance will be based primarily on originality, significance, technical soundness, presentation, and references. The conference chair makes the final decision on the acceptance or rejection of the paper.

Acceptance and Registration
Notification of acceptance will be sent via email by May 1, 2010. Final manuscripts are due by June 1, 2010. Registration and final payment are due by June 15, 2010. Late registration fees or paper submissions will result in the papers being excluded from the conference proceedings.

Only one paper of up to eight pages is included in the regular registration fee. There will be an added charge for extra pages and additional papers.

Final Paper Requirements
Email your final manuscripts to The subject line for the final manuscript submission must include your six-digit paper number.

The formatting instructions can be found at: and must be strictly followed. The page limit for final papers is eight single-spaced pages in 10 point Times New Roman font.


Proposals for three-hour tutorials must be submitted online by March 15, 2010. Submit tutorial proposals via the following web site address:

Proposal Format

A tutorial proposal should clearly indicate:

* The topic.
* Background knowledge expected of the participants.
* Objectives.
* Time allocations for the major course topics.
* The qualifications of the instructor(s).


Special session proposals must be emailed to by March 15, 2010. Proposals should include a session title, a list of the topics covered, and the qualifications and brief biography of the session organizer(s).

Papers submitted to the special session must be received by March 15, 2010, unless otherwise stipulated by the Special Session Organizer. A minimum of five papers must be registered and fully paid in order for this session to be included in the conference program.

More information on special sessions is available at

Expanded and enhanced versions of papers published in the conference proceedings can also be considered for inclusion in one of the IASTED journals. Information on the submission of papers to journals is available at:

Whole proceedings as well as single papers can now be purchased online. Please visit ACTA Press:

The proceedings will be sent for indexing in the following:

* Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
* Conference Proceedings Citation Index
* EI Compendex
* FIZ Karlsruhe

Submissions Due March 15, 2010
Notification of Acceptance May 1, 2010
Final Manuscripts Due June 1, 2010
Registration Deadline June 15, 2010

For more information, or to be placed on our mailing list, please contact:

IASTED Secretariat – AfricaHI 2010
B6, Suite 101, Dieppe Avenue SW
Calgary, AB, Canada T3E 7J9
Tel: +1 403-288-1195
Fax: +1 403-247-6851
Web site:

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