HEALTHINF 2012 : International Conference on Health Informatics
Conference Series : International Conference on Health Informatics
Call For Papers
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.
* Medical and Nursing Informatics
* Design and Development Methodologies for Healthcare IT
* Semantic Interoperability
* Confidentiality and Data Security
* Knowledge Management
* Databases and Datawarehousing
* Decision Support Systems
* Wearable Health Informatics
* Mobile Technologies for Healthcare Applications
* Evaluation and Use of Healthcare IT
* Physiological Modeling
* Cognitive Informatics
* Affective Computing
* Therapeutic Systems and Technologies
* Healthcare Management Systems
* Human-Machine Interfaces for Disabled Persons
* Development of Assistive Technology
* ICT, Ageing and Disability
* Practice-based Research Methods for Healthcare IT
* 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