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*Call for Papers*

*8^th International Workshop on Knowledge Representation for Health Care 
(KRH4C) *


*9^th International Workshop on Process-oriented Information Systems in 
Healthcare (ProHealth) *


*Organized as One Full Day Workshop*

*Acronym: KR4HC’16 / ProHealth’16*

Munich, Germany – September 2, 2016

In conjunction with the Health – Exploring Complexity and Medical 
Informatics Europe (HEC2016-MIE2016 <>)

*Web site:*

The introduction of computers in health care can contribute to 
homogenize services, increase the quality of those services and reduce 
the costs of health care systems. Two of the computer-based approaches 
to provide these benefits are supported on technologies for knowledge 
representation and process-oriented management. These technologies 
include medical data analysis and processing, clinical practice 
modeling, intelligent decision support systems and recommenders, 
clinical process management, personalized and patient-centric e-Health 
and m-Health, etc.

The Joint International Workshop KR4HC-ProHealth represents the effort 
of two communities to bring together experts in these technologies in 
order to present new advances and to deliver results on promising 
intelligent systems and technologies supporting clinical tasks. Two are 
the main viewpoints that converge in the workshop:

As part of medical informatics, the knowledge-representation for health 
care (KR4HC) view focuses on representing and reasoning with medical 
knowledge in computers as a means to support knowledge management and 
clinical decision-making. This community aims at developing efficient 
representations, technologies, and tools for integrating all the 
important elements that health care providers work with: Electronic 
Medical Records (EMRs) and healthcare information systems, clinical 
practice guidelines, and standardized medical vocabularies.

As part of business process management, the process-oriented information 
systems in healthcare (ProHealth) view focuses on using business process 
management technology to provide effective solutions for the management 
of healthcare processes. This community aims at adapting successful 
process management solutions to health care processes and needs, with a 
particular interest in organization, optimization, cooperation, risk 
analysis, flexibility, re-utilization, and integration of health care 
tasks and teams.**

*Format of the Workshop*

The 1-day workshop will comprise accepted long and short papers, tool 
presenta­tions, and one keynote. Papers should be submitted in advance 
and will be reviewed by at least three members of the program committee. 
Informal proceedings will be available during the workshop. At least one 
author for each accepted paper should register for the workshop and 
present the paper. The selected best long (full) papers will be included 
in the formal proceedings, which are expected to be published as part of 
the LNAI Springer series, as it was done in all previous editions of the 


The scope of the workshop includes, but is not limited to the following 

•Process modeling in healthcare

•Computer-interpretable clinical guidelines / protocols and decision support

•Workflow management in healthcare

•Semantic integration of healthcare processes with electronic medical 

•Knowledge representation and ontologies for healthcare processes

•Temporal knowledge representations and exploitation

•Facilitating knowledge-acquisition of healthcare processes

•Visualization, monitoring and mining healthcare processes

•Knowledge extraction from healthcare databases and EPRs

•Knowledge combination, personalization and adaptation of healthcare 

•Compliance of healthcare processes

•Evaluation of quality and safety of careflow systems

•Managing flexibility and exceptions in healthcare processes

•Process optimization and simulation in healthcare organizations and 
healthcare networks

•Experiences in deploying knowledge-based tools in healthcare

•Patient empowerment in healthcare

•Linking clinical care and clinical research

•Lifecycle management for healthcare processes

•Context-aware healthcare processes

•Ambient intelligence & smart processes in healthcare

•Mobile process support in healthcare

•Process interoperability & standards in healthcare

•Process-oriented system architectures in healthcare


*Paper Submission*

Prospective authors are invited to submit papers for presentation in any 
of the areas listed above. Only papers in English will be accepted. 
Three types of submissions are possible: (1) full papers (12 pages long) 
reporting mature research results, (2) position papers reporting 
research that may be in preliminary stage not yet been evaluated, and 
(3) tool reports. Position papers and tool reports should be no longer 
than 6 pages. Papers must present original research contributions not 
concurrently submitted elsewhere.

Papers should be submitted in the LNCS format. The title page must 
contain a short abstract, a classification of the topics covered, 
preferably using the list of topics above, and an indication of the 
submission category (regular paper, position paper, or tool report).

Papers (in PDF format) should be submitted electronically via the 
Easychair system.

*Important Dates (to be confirmed)*

Deadline for workshop paper submission (abstract):May 8, 2016

Deadline for workshop paper submission (full paper):May 15, 2016

Notification of Acceptance:June 6, 2016

Camera-ready version: July 1, 2016

KR4HC/ProHealth Workshop: September 2, 2016

*General Chairs*

Richard Lenz, University of Erlangen and Nuremberg, Germany

Manfred Reichert, University of Ulm, Germany

David Riaño, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain

*Contact person*:David Riaño ([log in to unmask])

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