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Workshop on Visual Analytics in Healthcare: Open Health Data
 (In conjunction with VisWeek 2012, Oct 14-19, Seattle, WA)


*** Paper Submissions Due Sept 3rd, 2012 ***

Call for Papers
The 2012 Workshop on Visual Analytics in Healthcare will provide an opportunity
for participants to discuss visual analysis applications in the healthcare
domain.  The focus of this year's workshop will be on Open Health Data
initiatives. In addition to sharing and discussing use cases, techniques, and
applications in this area, participants will be able to meet with program
officers involved in major open health data initiatives and learn about funding
opportunities.  The workshop will allow participants to showcase their ongoing
work on visualization and data mining techniques and to learn more about
emerging sources of open health data.

Topics and Scope
Topics of interests include but are not limited to:
  * Visual analysis and exploration of longitudinal clinical trial data
  * Visual data mining of electronic health records
  * Visualization of prescriptions drugs and interactions
  * Improving operating room (OR) workflow with visual analytics
  * Outcome forecasting or prediction
  * Visual analytics for patient safety
  * Pandemic forecasting and tracking
  * Visual analytics in surgery / radiology / OR / emergency room (ER)
  * Improving patients understanding with visual analytics
  * Clinical dashboards
  * Data summarization
  * Visual data fusion
  * Position papers advocating for specific visual analytics topics in

Paper Submission and Format Guidelines
We invite 2-4 page paper submissions that address any of the topics listed
above.  Shorter submissions are strongly encouraged, and papers selected for
inclusion in the workshop will be given an opportunity to share their work with
the workshop audience.  In addition, an electronic copy of the workshop
proceedings will be made available online.

Papers should be formatted in the IEEE VisWeek format style.

Important Dates
 Deadline for submission:       September 3, 2012
 Notification of Acceptance:    September 15, 2012
 Camera-ready Papers Due:       October 1, 2012

 Jesus J. Caban (NICoE, Naval Medical Center / jesus.caban at
 David Gotz (IBM T. J. Watson Research Center / dgotz at

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