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IHI 2012 - 2nd ACM SIGHIT International Health Informatics Symposium
Miami, Florida, USA, January 28-30, 2012
Call for Demos
We cordially invite you to submit your contribution to the demo track
of the 2012 ACM SIGHIT International Health Informatics Symposium (IHI
The IHI demo track is an exciting and highly interactive way to
demonstrate your health informatics system or application. Because of
IHI's focus on end-to-end systems, whereby applied informatics is used
to address the needs of health and healthcare applications, demos of
innovative systems are solicited, which illustrate practical research
or engineering contributions in an interesting and interactive manner.
The demo program will be featured prominently in the conference
program and should be seen as a vehicle for researchers,
practitioners, and commercial/industrial/non-profit institutions to
showcase innovative new technologies or applications in health
The demo review process will look for practical uses of technology and
also for a "wow" factor in all submissions. We encourage the
description of prototypes as long as they clearly present a coherent,
end-to-end view of what the application might become once it gets
deployed in production.
A submission proposal includes a demo paper and can optionally include
a demo video, whose URL should be referred to in the textual demo
description for reviewers to take into consideration when analyzing
the submission. Note that the demo paper should differ from regular
papers in several important aspects. First, it should clearly describe
the overall architecture of the system or technology demonstrated.
Second, the paper should put great emphasis on the motivation of the
work, on the applications of the presented system or technology, and
on the novelty of the work. Third, the proposal should clearly
describe the demo scenario. In particular, it should describe how the
demo audience can interact with the demo system, to better understand
the underlying technology. For demos running over the web, a back-up
scenario should be described, in case connectivity is limited at the
All topics described in the Call for Papers are eligible for demo
WHAT SHOULD BE SUBMITTED
All aspects of the submission and notification process will be handled
electronically. Submissions must adhere to the following guidelines:
The author(s) name and affiliation(s) must be present in the submitted
document. Any submitted demo proposal violating the length, file type,
or formatting requirements will be rejected without review.
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 is 4 pages. This page limit includes all
parts of the proposal: title, abstract, body, and bibliography.
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
- A bulleted list with up to 3 topics covered in the paper (from the
list of conference topics)
The optional demo video should focus on illustrating the demo scenario
and the interactive nature of the demo system. The video must be no
more than three minutes in length and should start by clearly
identifying the authors and title of the proposal. The video should be
in common video format (e.g., MPEG, AVI), and should be playable on a
wide variety of media players. We strongly encourage authors to
produce and submit a demo video that will be linked off of the final
program on the conference website (e.g., YouTube, Vimeo).
The notification for acceptance of demo papers is the same as that for
regular papers. Accepted demo proposals will appear in the final
proceedings and in ACM digital library. Note that all deadlines are
the same as for regular paper submissions.
Demo paper submission deadline: July 31, 2011 11:59pm EST
Notification of acceptance: September 1, 2011 11:59pm EST
Camera-ready copy due: September 30, 2011 11:59pm EST
College of Information Science and Technology
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
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