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Call for Papers

HEALTHINF is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication

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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 support of persons with special needs in particular. Databases, networking, graphical interfaces, data mining, machine learning, intelligent decision support systems and specialized programming languages are just a few of the technologies and research areas currently contributing to medical informatics. Mobility and ubiquity in healthcare systems, physiological and behavioral modeling, standardization of technologies and procedures, certification, privacy and security are some of the issues that medical informatics professionals and the ICT industry and research community in general are addressing in order to further promote ICT in healthcare. In the case of medical rehabilitation and assistive technology, research in and applications of ICT have contributed greatly to the enhancement of quality of life and full integration of all citizens into society. 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.

CONFERENCE TOPICS


  • Data Mining
  • 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 of Methodologies for Healthcare IT
  • Mobile Technologies for Healthcare Applications
  • Knowledge Management
  • Evaluation and Use of Healthcare IT
  • Healthcare Management Systems
  • E-Health
  • Development of Assistive Technology
  • Electronic Health Records and Standards
  • Software Systems in Medicine
  • Pervasive Health Systems and Services
  • e-Health Applications
  • Application of Health Informatics in Clinical Cases
  • Data Visualization
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Pattern recognition and Machine Learning
  • Practice-based Research Methods for Healthcare IT
  • Interoperability
  • Telemedicine
  • Medical Informatics
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Confidentiality and Data Security
  • Wearable Health Informatics

BIOSTEC KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

BIOSTEC 2019 will have several invited keynote speakers, who are internationally recognized experts in their areas. Their names are not yet confirmed.

PAPER SUBMISSION

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.

PUBLICATIONS

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/) and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.

IMPORTANT DATES

Conference Date: 22 - 24 February, 2019

Paper Submission: October 1, 2018
Authors Notification:
November 29, 2018
Camera Ready and Registration:
December 13, 2018

Paper Submission: November 15, 2018
Authors Notification:
December 20, 2018
Camera Ready and Registration:
January 4, 2019

Workshops
Workshop Proposal: October 17, 2018

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: December 27, 2018
Authors Notification: January 10, 2019
Camera Ready and Registration: January 18, 2019

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: October 17, 2018

Tutorials
Tutorial Proposal: January 10, 2019

Demos
Demo Proposal: January 10, 2019

Panels
Panel Proposal: January 10, 2019

SECRETARIAT

HEALTHINF Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: healthinf.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.healthinf.biostec.org/

VENUE

Available soon.

BIOSTEC CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRS

Ana FredInstituto de Telecomunicações / IST, Portugal
Hugo GamboaLIBPHYS-UNL / FCT - New University of Lisbon, Portugal

PROGRAM CHAIR

Available soon.

PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Available soon.

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