Call for Proposals

Special Session Paper Submission Deadline: Dec. 17th, 2015.

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The IEEE International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI) is a special topic conference of IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE-EMBS). The main theme of the BHI2016 is the “Integrative informatics for precision and preventive medicine.” Advancing health informatics has been identified as a grand challenge for engineering in the 21st century by the National Academy of Engineering. Maintaining and improving human health will require integrative and novel informatics solutions to better translate discovery into clinics, re-engineer care practices, and integrate big data of various health networks. Increasingly healthcare and especially proactive and preventive care relies on “Behavioral Informatics” that integrates information sciences, networked sensor technology, computational modeling and behavioral sciences. One of the leading research and development areas involves “Precision Medicine” that is increasing complemented by the dynamical frameworks of behavioral informatics.

Proposals for Workshops, Tutorials, Invited Sessions, Mini-Symposia and Special Sessions

Workshops: Pre-Conference

Workshops will be focused on current and future trends biomedical and health informatics at the intersection of computing and information sciences, health data analytics, and biomedical engineering and behavioral informatics. A workshop may be delivered by a group of leading researchers and pioneers in their respective areas in a half day or full-day format with a nominal fee charged to registrant. A website will be made available to Workshop registrant to download any material provided by the Workshop organizer(s). Workshop organizer(s) may provide any additional material such as handouts to participants during the Workshop.

Tutorials: Pre-Conference

Tutorials will provide reviews of a specific area related to biomedical health informatics incorporating technology development in health care with a focus on proactive and preventive care, and may also involve registrants through a hands-on experience or demonstrations. A tutorial may be delivered by individuals or a group of leading educators, researchers and pioneers in their respective areas in a half day or full-day format with a nominal fee charged to each registrant. A website will be made available to Tutorial registrants to download any material provided by the Tutorial organizer(s). The tutorial organizer(s) may provide any additional material such as handouts to participants during the Tutorial.

Mini-symposia: During Conference

Mini-symposia sessions will be dedicated to invited talks and panel discussions from leading researchers covering a specialized topic in multi-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary areas of health informatics, life sciences, health care, clinical applications, behavioral informatics, health data analytics and health informatics education. All submissions to mini-symposia sessions will be required to follow the 1-page paper format. A mini-symposium will be scheduled during the conference under a Conference Theme and Track with a 90 minutes time slot. A typical mini-symposium will consist of 3-6 invited talks, or a combination of invited talks and a panel discussion.

Invited Sessions: During Conference

Invited sessions from leading experts and researchers on the recent advances will be focused on specific topics under a conference theme in health informatics, life sciences, health care, clinical applications, behavioral informatics, health data analytics and health informatics education. All submissions in invited sessions will be required to follow the 4-page paper format. Invited sessions will be scheduled under a Conference Theme and Track with 90 minute time slots during the conference, as is the case for regular contributed papers that have been selected for oral presentation. A typical invited session would consist of 6 talks.

Special Sessions: During Conference

Special sessions are specially devised to include panel discussions or non-technical talks (on topics such as research funding, entrepreneurship, or technology transfer) that do not adhere to the structured formats of the sessions mentioned above or can receive a wide interest across different Themes.

**Please submit a workshop/tutorial/mini-symposium/invited session/special-session proposals to:

https://embs.papercept.net/conferences/scripts/preferences.pl

  • Go to BHI 2016
  • Click “submit a Contribution

Proposals submission deadline: Nov. 13th, 2015 (Friday). This is a firm deadline. Proposals should provide information about the title, duration, list of speakers, an abstract of the area to be covered and proposed presentations, and short biographical sketches of the organizer and each invited speaker.

Dates

Submission Opening Date:
  • Sept. 11th, 2015
Workshop/Tutorial/ Mini-Symposia/Invited Session:
  • Nov. 13th, 2015
Workshop Notification:
  • Nov. 16th, 2015
Paper Submission Deadline:
  • Dec. 7th, 2015
Notification of Acceptance:
  • Jan. 18th, 2015
Late-Breaking 1 Page Submission:
  • Feb. 01st, 2016
Camera-Ready Final Submission:
  • Feb. 08th, 2016

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