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IHI 2010 : 1st ACM International Conference on Health Informatics


Conference Series : International Health Informatics Symposium
When Nov 11, 2010 - Nov 12, 2010
Where Washington, DC
Abstract Registration Due Jun 2, 2010
Submission Deadline Jun 4, 2010
Notification Due Aug 6, 2010
Final Version Due Aug 16, 2010
Categories    healthcare   informatics   health   ehealth

Call For Papers

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 records
- 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 consumer
- 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 outcomes
- 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 delivery
- 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 instructions:
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)
Please submit your paper here.

Abstract submission deadline
June 2, 2010 11:30pm EST

Paper submission deadline
June 4, 2010 11:30pm EST

Notification of acceptance
August 6, 2010 11:30pm EST

Camera-ready copy due
August 16, 2010 11:30pm EST

General Chair
Umit Catalyurek, Ohio State University

Program Committee Co-Chairs
Henrique Andrade, IBM Research
Neil R. Smalheiser, University of Illinois, Chicago

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