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Call for Papers

HEALTHINF is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication

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The purpose of the International Conference on Health Informatics is to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in the application of information and communication technologies (ICT) to healthcare and medicine in general and to the specialized support to persons with special needs in particular.
Databases, networking, graphical interfaces, intelligent decision support systems and specialized programming languages are just a few of the technologies currently used in medical informatics. Mobility and ubiquity in healthcare systems, standardization of technologies and procedures, certification, privacy are some of the issues that medical informatics professionals and the ICT industry in general need to address in order to further promote ICT in healthcare. In the case of medical rehabilitation and assistive technology the use of ICT has had important results in the enhancement of the quality of life, contributing to a full integration of all citizens in the societies they are also part of.
HEALTHINF is a forum for debating all these aspects. Furthermore, this conference is also a meeting place for those interested in understanding the human and social implications of technology, not only in healthcare systems but in other aspects of human-machine interaction such as accessibility issues.

HEALTHINF encourages authors to submit papers to one of the main topics indicated below, describing original work, including methods, techniques, advanced prototypes, applications, systems, tools or survey papers, reporting research results and/or indicating future directions. Accepted papers will be presented at the conference by one of the authors and published in the proceedings. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. There will be both oral and poster sessions.
The proceedings will be indexed by several major international indexers.
Special sessions are also welcome. Please contact the secretariat for further information on how to propose a special session.

CONFERENCE TOPICS


  • Datamining
  • Knowledge Management
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Interoperability
  • Telemedicine
  • Medical and Nursing Informatics
  • Confidentiality and Data Security
  • Wearable Health Informatics
  • Semantic Interoperability
  • Therapeutic Systems and Technologies
  • Physiological Modeling
  • Databases and Datawarehousing
  • Cognitive Informatics
  • Affective Computing
  • Human-machine Interfaces for Disabled Persons
  • ICT, Ageing and Disability
  • Design and Development Methodologies for Healthcare IT
  • Mobile Technologies for Healthcare Applications
  • Evaluation and Use of Healthcare IT
  • Healthcare Management Systems
  • E-Health
  • Development of Assistive Technology
  • Electronic Health Records and Standards
  • Software Systems in Medicine
  • Pervasive Health Systems and Services
  • e-Health for Public Health
  • Clinical Problems and Applications
  • Data Visualization
  • Pattern recognition and Machine Learning
  • Practice-based Research Methods for Healthcare IT

BIOSTEC KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Erik MeijeringErasmus University Medical Center, Netherlands
Lionel PazartTech4Health/ F-CRIN, Inserm, CHU Besançon, France
David RoseMIT Media Lab, United States

PAPER SUBMISSION

Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

Only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.

PUBLICATIONS

All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library.
It is planned to publish a short list of revised and extended versions of presented papers with Springer in a CCIS Series book .
A short list of papers presented at the conference will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in a special issue of the Journal Systems Biomedicine.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index), Scopus, Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar.

SECRETARIAT

HEALTHINF Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 100 033
Fax: +44 203 014 8813
e-mail: healthinf.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.healthinf.biostec.org/

BIOSTEC CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRS

Ana FredInstituto de Telecomunicações and Instituto Superior Técnico - Lisbon University, Portugal
Hugo GamboaLIBPHYS-UNL / FCT - New University of Lisbon, Portugal
Dirk EliasUniversity of Porto / Fraunhofer, Portugal

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS

Marta BienkiewiczTUM, Technische Universitat Munchen, Germany
Christine VerdierLIG - Université Grenoble Alpes, France

PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Francois Andry, Philips, France
Wassim Ayadi, LERIA, University of Angers, France and LaTICE, University of Tunis, Tunisia, Tunisia
Turgay Ayer, Georgia Tech, United States
Philip Azariadis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Elarbi Badidi, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Omar Badreddin, University of Texas El Paso, United States
Amarnath Banerjee, Texas A&M University, United States
Adrian Barb, Penn State University, United States
Gillian Bartlett, McGill University, Canada
Bert-Jan van Beijnum, University of Twente, Netherlands
Edward Brown, Memorial University, Canada
Federico Cabitza, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Eric Campo, LAAS CNRS, France
Guillermo Campos, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Sergio Cerutti, Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy
Philip Chan, Florida Institute of Technology, United States
Yixin Chen, University of Mississippi, United States
James Cimino, School of medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
Miguel Coimbra, IT, University of Porto, Portugal
Emmanuel Conchon, XLIM, France
Carlos Costa, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Maria Di Mascolo, G-SCOP Laboratory, Univ. Grenoble, France
Chrysanne DiMarco, University of Waterloo, Canada
Liliana Dobrica, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Stephan Dreiseitl, Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences at Hagenberg, Austria
Christo El Morr, York University, Canada
José Fonseca, UNINOVA, Portugal
Daniel Ford, Dell Research, United States
Christoph Friedrich, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund, Germany
Ioannis Fudos, University of Ioannina, Greece
Angelo Gargantini, University of Bergamo, Italy
Laura Giarré, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
David Greenhalgh, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
Murat Gunal, Turkish Naval Academy, Turkey
Jorge Henriques, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Chun-Hsi Huang, University of Connecticut, United States
Cirano Iochpe, Universidade Federal Do Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil
Enkelejda Kasneci, University of Tübingen, Germany
Anastasia Kastania, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
Andreas Kerren, Linnaeus University, Sweden
Min Kim, University of Missouri School of Medicine, United States
Craig Kuziemsky, University of Ottawa, Canada
Sofia Kyratzi, University of the Aegean, Greece
Elyes Lamine, University of Toulouse, CUFR J.F. Champollion, France
Giuseppe Liotta, University of Perugia, Italy
Nicolas Loménie, Université Paris Descartes, France
Guillaume Lopez, Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan
Martin Lopez-Nores, University of Vigo, Spain
Michele Luglio, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy
Pierre Maret, Université de Saint Etienne, France
Alda Marques, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Paloma Martínez, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
José Luis Martínez, Universidade Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Sally Mcclean, University of Ulster, United Kingdom
Marilyn McGee-Lennon, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Gianluigi Me, Luiss University, Italy
Gerrit Meixner, Heilbronn University, Germany
Roman Moucek, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
Radhakrishnan Nagarajan, University of Kentucky, United States
Hammadi Nait-Charif, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
Tadashi Nakano, Osaka University, Japan
Goran Nenadic, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
José Oliveira, University of Aveiro, DETI/IEETA, Portugal
Rui Pedro Paiva, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Danilo Pani, University of Cagliari, Italy
Guy Pare, HEC Montréal, Canada
Rosario Pugliese, Universita' di Firenze, Italy
Juha Puustjärvi, University of Helsinki, Finland
Arkalgud Ramaprasad, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States
Roberto Rodrigues, eHealthStrategies, United States
Marcos Rodrigues, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Valter Roesler, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Elisabetta Ronchieri, INFN, Italy
George Sakellaropoulos, University of Patras, Greece
Ovidio Salvetti, National Research Council of Italy - CNR, Italy
Akio Sashima, AIST, Japan
Jacob Scharcanski, UFRGS - Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Bettina Schnor, Potsdam University, Germany
Carla Simone, University of Siegen, Germany
Irena Spasic, University of Cardiff, United Kingdom
Jan Stage, Aalborg University, Denmark
Abdel-Rahman Tawil, Birmingham City University, United Kingdom
Francesco Tiezzi, University of Camerino, Italy
Ioannis Tollis, University of Crete, Greece
Vicente Traver, ITACA, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Mohy Uddin, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC), Saudi Arabia
Gary Ushaw, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Aristides Vagelatos, CTI, Greece
Egon L. van den Broek, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Francisco Veredas, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
Justin Wan, University of Waterloo, Canada
Rafal Wcislo, AGH - University of Science and Technology in Cracow, Poland
Janusz Wojtusiak, George Mason University, United States
Lixia Yao, Mayo Clinic, United States
Serhan Ziya, University of North Carolina, United States
André Zúquete, IEETA, IT, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

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