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Please find attached below the call for papers for ACM First International 

Conference on Health Informatics, IHI 2010. Apologies for multiple 


Best Regards

Deepak Turaga

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 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 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 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 


-       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 


-       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 


-       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 


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" 


•       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 


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