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Deadline: February 15th, 2009

ISH 09 - Intelligent Systems for Healthcare

Invited Session of the 2nd KES International Symposium on Intelligent
Interactive Multimedia Systems and Services (KES-IIMSS 2009)
Mogliano Veneto (TV), 15-16 July 2009, Italy

Invited session website:
http://www.na.icar.cnr.it/ISH09/  

Symposium website:
http://iimss-09.kesinternational.org/  

Paper submission site (session IS05):
http://iimss-09.kesinternational.org/prose.php  


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CALL FOR PAPERS
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Healthcare encompasses a wide number of models, services and systems that
are continuously changing together with healthcare environments. The role of
intelligent systems, in this field, is not only to organize and handle the
information mining and distribution, but also to make human-computer
interaction processes simple and effective, in one word, usable. In
accordance with their goal, IT systems can be designed around the patient,
rather than around the healthcare practitioners, such as doctors,
technicians, and nurses. 
In both cases, they have to simplify the way users can visualize, edit and
interact with medical data. This invited session at KES-IIMSS 2009 provides
a forum for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss advances in
the research and development of usable intelligent systems and their
application in this field. 

Topics of Interests:
 - usable user interfaces for medical environments;
 - usable healthcare devices and instruments;
 - intelligent multimodal interactive systems;
 - medical data visualization and analysis;
 - knowledge-based virtual and augmented reality;
 - collaborative and distributed health care;
 - healthcare education systems;
 - security practices in healthcare systems;
 - ontologies for healthcare;
 - intelligent data mining for healthcare;
 - decision support systems for healthcare. 
 

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PUBLICATION
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Accepted papers will be published by Springer-Verlag, as book chapters in a
volume of their Engineering Series and indexed in ISI conference
publications, EI, INSPEC, etc.

Authors of outstanding papers will be invited to submit extended versions of
their papers for a Special Edition of the Journal of Multimedia Tools and
Applications, published by Springer-Verlag. 

Accepted papers must be presented at the symposium.

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DEADLINES
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Paper Submission deadline: 	February 15th, 2009 
Notification of acceptance: 	March 15th, 2009 
Camera-ready copies due: 	April 23th, 2009

Papers (deadline February 15th, 2009) must be uploaded onto the PROSE online
submission and review system available at
http://iimss-09.kesinternational.org/prose.php
(session name IS05). Papers must be uploaded as a PDF document for review.
If accepted, a full set of publication files in MS Word or LaTeX must be
provided. 
 

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SUBMISSION FORMATS
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Papers must be formatted according to the Springer instructions available at
http://www.springer.com/authors/book+authors?SGWID=0-154102-12-417900-0

Instructions are provided for preparing the document using MS Word and LaTeX
- you may use either method.

Papers should not exceed 10 pages in Springer format. Papers longer than
this will be subject to an additional charge.
Shorter papers will be acceptable if they adequately convey the material to
be described, and are not so short as to be trivial or lacking in depth.


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CONTACT
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Giuseppe De Pietro, Luigi Gallo
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