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                            2nd Call for Workshop Proposals
ICHI 2016 – IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics
                  Chicago, Illinois, USA, October 4-7, 2016
                     Submission Deadline: March 11, 2016
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Scope of the workshops
===============
Following the success history of the workshops at the ICHI Conference we 
cordially invite you to submit your workshop proposal to the IEEE 
International Conference on Healthcare Informatics (ICHI 2016) to be held 
in Chicago on October 4-7, 2016.

Every workshop at ICHI 2016 can be half-day or one-day. It will be held as 
part of ICHI 2016. Topics should be relevant to healthcare informatics. We 
are particularly interested in the emerging topics that will draw 
attention from the community. A full list of current topics of interest in 
ICHI 2016 can be found at http://www.ieee-ichi.org/conference_topics.html.

The ideal ICHI workshop proposal will focus on a timely and emerging 
topic, and be able to attract a number of interesting and high-quality 
contributions that spark discussions in an informal setting. The 
organizers can determine the format of the workshop that may include paper 
presentations, invited talks, panels, or any other type of activity that 
will foster the interaction and discussion of the audiences. We strongly 
encourage interactive and communicative workshop formats that stimulate 
conversations and inspire new research ideas in focused areas. Therefore 
the amount of presentations should be kept to a minimum. The approved 
workshop organizers are responsible to invite and review submissions, 
decide the workshop program, and coordinate the workshop.

All ICHI workshop papers will be appear in the conference proceedings 
published by IEEE and will be made available on IEEE Explore. The workshop 
organizers will be invited to give a brief summary presentation of the 
workshop results in the ICHI plenary session. It is foreseen that 
workshops can be extended to a chapter in an edited book in a Healthcare 
Informatics series by CRC press (to be confirmed).

Submission Process
=============
Each workshop proposal should include the following information:
- Organizers: names, affiliations, and email addresses; contact person; 
organizers’ background
- Topic : abstract, theme, rationale for the workshop, issues to be 
address, goals of the workshop, relevance to ICHI, previous workshops that 
this workshop is building on (if applicable).
- Audience: Target audience, communities that the workshop addresses
- Publicity: Measures foreseen to announce the workshop and attract a 
sufficient number of participants , foreseen follow-up activities after 
the workshop (if applicable)
- Workshop structure : workshop length (half-day or one-day), indicative 
workshop program, activities foreseen to foster interaction and 
communication
- Envisaged reviewing process, program committee (if applicable)
- Tentative call for papers with workshop deadlines

If this workshop has been held before, please clearly describe any changes 
you propose, if any, and also include its history (i.e., the number of 
submissions, the number of accepted papers, and the number of attendees). 
No specific format is required, but the overall length of the proposal 
should not exceed 3-4 pages.

Submission and Reviewing
=================
Workshop proposals should be submitted electronically by email to the 
Workshop Chair at
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Reviewing will be done by the Workshop Chair and independent reviewers. 
Workshops will be accepted based on timeliness of the topic, relevance for 
ICHI, potential to attract a sufficient number of participants, and 
potential of the workshop to spark discussions and achieve an impact on 
the research community.

Important Dates
===========
- Workshop proposal submission deadline: March 11th, 2016 11:59 pm EST
- Notification of acceptance: April 15th, 2016 11:59pm EST
- Submission deadline for workshop papers: June 21st, 2016
- NoA for workshop papers: July 26th, 2016
- Camera-ready workshop papers: August, 2016 (to be announced)
- Workshop day: October 4th, 2016

Workshop Chair
==========
Jochen Meyer, OFFIS Institute for Information Technology, Oldenburg, 
Germany

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