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                           CALL FOR PAPERS:
Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA)
       Special Section Issue on Visual Analytics in Healthcare

           *** Paper Submissions Due May 1st, 2014 ***

Call for Papers:
As healthcare organizations continue to embrace new health information
technology (HIT), the amount of data available to clinicians,
administrators, and researchers continues to grow at a rate not seen
before.  The vast amount of clinical data often captured for every patient
poses a challenging task for clinicians trying to understand the patient's
condition, for researchers trying to understand the distinctions between
different populations, and for administrators trying to understand the
workflow and performance of an organization. Interactive data visualization
and visual analytics show great potential as methods to analyze, filter,
illustrate, and communicate many of the diverse data used in clinical

The purpose of this special focus issue is to highlight the most innovative
approaches, techniques, and evaluation studies that employ data
visualization techniques to analyze and study complex clinical datasets.
 Authors are encouraged to submit manuscripts as Research and Applications
articles, Review Papers, Brief Communications, or Case Reports.   Emphasis
will be given to papers that include clinical or operational evaluations,
and those papers that quantify the capabilities of the proposed techniques
through impact on fundamental informatics problems.  Authors should include
details regarding the informatics aspects of their research, including the
technologies, coding systems (e.g. NDC, CPT), ontologies, or models that
were utilized in the work.

Topics and Scope:
Topics of interests include but are not limited to:

  * Case studies and applications of visual analytics in healthcare showing
impact on clinical practice

  * Visual analysis and exploration of longitudinal clinical trials data

  * Visual data mining of electronic health records

  * Improving operating room (OR) workflow with visual analytics

  * Outcome forecasting or prediction

  * Visual analytics to improve patient safety

  * Pandemic forecasting and tracking

  * Visual analytics in surgery / radiology / OR / emergency room (ER)

  * Patient engagement or communication

  * Clinical dashboards

  * Data summarization of clinical records

  * Visual data fusion of interdisciplinary clinical data

  * Position papers advocating for specific visual analytics topics
in healthcare

  * Visualization and analysis of biomedical ontologies

Paper Submission and Format Guidelines:

To ensure consideration in the special issue, authors should note in a
cover letter that their submission is for the "Special Issue on Visual
Analytics in Healthcare".   Supplemental materials such as videos,
illustrations, images, and/or additional screenshots are encouraged.
 Detailed information for online submission to JAMIA is available via

All manuscripts will be subject to the rigorous JAMIA peer review process.
After the initial programmatic review, manuscripts considered within the
scope of JAMIA special issue and that meet the quality expectations will be
reviewed by 2-3 experts for scientific merit.

Authors should format and structure their manuscripts according to the
guidelines specified at:
Accepted articles may appear in print or in an online JAMIA issue.

Important Dates:
  - May 1, 2014        Manuscript submission deadline

  - June 30, 2014     (expected) Initial decisions sent to authors

  - July 31, 2014      (expected) Revised manuscript submission deadline

  - August 31, 2014 (expected) Final decisions sent to authors

Associate Editors
Jesus J. Caban, PhD
National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE),
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

David Gotz, PhD
Carolina Health Informatics Program
School of Information and Library Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Questions Regarding the Issue
Please direct any questions regarding the special issue or submissions to
Jesus J. Caban ([log in to unmask]) or David Gotz ([log in to unmask]).

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