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BHI 2008 : International Workshop on Biomedical and Health Informatics


Conference Series : Biomedical and Health Informatics
When Nov 5, 2008 - Nov 7, 2008
Where Philadelphia, United States
Submission Deadline Aug 17, 2008
Notification Due Sep 10, 2008
Final Version Due Sep 29, 2008

Call For Papers

Important Dates

* Paper Submission Deadline: August 17, 2008
* Notification of Acceptance: September 10, 2008
* Final Camera-ready Paper Due: September 29, 2008
* Workshop Day: November 5, 6, or 7, 2008

Description of the topics

One of fundamental issues that healthcare/biomedical researchers encounter today is how to make use of the enormous amount of electronic healthcare/biomedical data. Healthcare knowledge discovery from the data holds great promise to improve the quality of patient care, prevent potential medical errors, and reduce healthcare cost. In addition, this may enable the practices of medicine to be (healthcare) data-driven and accelerate evidence-based medicine. Establishing a methodology for knowledge discovery and management of large amounts of health/biomedical data has therefore become a main priority in health informatics and biomedicine. To accomplish this objective, both practical applications and theoretical research will be essential.

Organized in conjunction with BIBM 2008, the goal of this workshop is to attract various researchers from both computer science, information science, biomedical informatics, biomedicine, and healthcare for sharing and exchanging their awareness of current research issues, technologies, and ideas. Papers are welcome from the following topics (but not limited to):

- Personalized medicine

- Health information technology (HIT)

- Evidence-based medical practice using HIT

- Medical image mining

- Electronic health record data warehouses

- Human-computer interaction and usability in healthcare

- Health information modeling and sharing

- Biomedical/Health database integration and management

- Health Information retrieval and extraction

- Linguistic and semantic resources including dictionary and ontology

- Extraction of functional information from biomedical literature

- Biomedical ontology applications

- Computer-aided annotation

- Drug discovery

- Text mining in biomedicine/healthcare

- Lessons learned from health information system implementation

- Nursing Informatics

- Clinical decision support

Paper Submission Guideline

* Length of paper:
o Full-paper: 8 pages
o Short-paper: 1 page
* Paper Format: IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscript Format (pdf, doc), not required upon submission of a manuscript for review.
* File Format: PDF only

All papers accepted for workshops will be included in the Workshop Proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Society Press, which are indexed by EI.

In order to solicit high-quality papers and increase the number of submissions to the 2008 Workshop on Biomedical and Health Informatics, the workshop organizers will allow authors to have their best work published in a more extended format in BMC Bioinformatics (Impact factor: 3.62). The workshop organizers will select a small number of manuscripts submitted to the workshop for possible publication in the journal based on the reviews by the workshop program committee.


One registration covers everything so that the workshop attendances can attend any regular sessions of the main conference as well as other workshops.

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