Call for Papers: 8th International Conference on Health Informatics (HEALTHINF 2015)
12-15 January, 2015 Lisbon, Portugal
The purpose of the International Conference on Health Informatics is to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in the application of information and communication technologies (ICT) to healthcare and medicine in general and to the specialized support to persons with special needs in particular.
Databases, networking, graphical interfaces, intelligent decision support systems and specialized programming languages are just a few of the technologies currently used in medical informatics. Mobility and ubiquity in healthcare systems, standardization of technologies and procedures, certification, privacy are some of the issues that medical informatics professionals and the ICT industry in general need to address in order to further promote ICT in healthcare. In the case of medical rehabilitation and assistive technology the use of ICT has had important results in the enhancement of the quality of life, contributing to a full integration of all citizens in the societies they are also part of.
HEALTHINF is a forum for debating all these aspects. Furthermore, this conference is also a meeting place for those interested in understanding the human and social implications of technology, not only in healthcare systems but in other aspects of human-machine interaction such as accessibility issues.
HEALTHINF encourages authors to submit papers to one of the main topics indicated below, describing original work, including methods, techniques, advanced prototypes, applications, systems, tools or survey papers, reporting research results and/or indicating future directions. Accepted papers will be presented at the conference by one of the authors and published in the proceedings. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. There will be both oral and poster sessions.
The proceedings will be indexed by several major international indexers.
Special sessions are also welcome. Please contact the secretariat for further information on how to propose a special session.
■ Knowledge Management
■ Decision Support Systems
■ Medical and Nursing Informatics
■ Confidentiality and Data Security
■ Wearable Health Informatics
■ Semantic Interoperability
■ Therapeutic Systems and Technologies
■ Physiological Modeling
■ Databases and Datawarehousing
■ Cognitive Informatics
■ Affective Computing
■ Human-Machine Interfaces for Disabled Persons
■ ICT, Ageing and Disability
■ Design and development methodologies for Healthcare IT
■ Mobile technologies for Healthcare applications
■ Evaluation and use of Healthcare IT
■ Healthcare Management Systems
■ Development of Assistive Technology
■ Electronic Health Records and Standards
■ Software Systems in Medicine
■ Pervasive Health Systems and Services
■ e-Health for Public Health
■ Clinical problems and applications
■ Data Visualization
■ Pattern recognition and Machine Learning
■ Practice-based Research Methods for Healthcare IT
Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.
Only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.
Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.
All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Index) and Scopus.
Conference Date: 12 - 15 January, 2015
Paper Submission: July 29, 2014
Authors Notification: November 3, 2014
Camera Ready and Registration: November 17, 2014
Paper Submission: September 30, 2014
Authors Notification: November 6, 2014
Camera Ready and Registration: November 17, 2014
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