Call for Proposals for Workshops and Invited Special Sessions

IEEE International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics Orlando, February 16-19, 2017. 

Deadline for proposal submission: Nov 14, 2016

The IEEE International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI) is a special topic conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE-EMBS). “Informatics for smart, precision and preventive medicine” is the main theme of the BHI-2017. Advancing health informatics has been identified as a grand challenge for engineering in the 21st century by the National Academy of Engineering. Managing and improving human health and curing complex diseases will require integrative and novel informatics methods and solutions to accelerate scientific discovery and better translate it into successful treatments, re-engineer care practices and infrastructure for precision and preventive medicine, and integrate big data of various health networks. Healthcare and especially proactive and preventive care relies increasingly on “Behavioral Informatics” that integrates information sciences, networked sensor technology, computational modeling and behavioral sciences. The leading theme of BHI 2017 focuses on “Precision and Preventive Medicine,” emerging areas of research that are increasingly complemented by the dynamical frameworks of behavioral informatics.

The BHI-2017 will provide a unique forum to showcase enabling technologies of computing, databases, devices, imaging, sensors, and systems that optimize the acquisition, transmission, processing, monitoring, storage, retrieval, analysis, visualization and interaction of vast volumes and different modalities of biomedical data and related social, behavioral, environmental, and geographical information.  In addition, it will demonstrate how BHI solutions can be used in novel applications to improve human health, and how the deployment of biomedical informatics, digital imaging, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT), m-Health, e-Health, and telemedicine can enable precision and preventive medicine in the era of digital health.

Proposals for Workshops and Invited Special Sessions 

Workshops: Pre-conference or post-conference

The BHI 2017 Workshops are categorized into regular sessions and tutorials. Regular workshops will cover current and future trends of biomedical and health informatics at the intersection of computer and information sciences, health analytics, smart sensors, biomedical engineering and behavioral and integrative informatics. Tutorial workshops will provide reviews of an emerging technology or application area of biomedical and health informatics with a focus on precision and preventive care, but may also involve registrants through a hands-on experience or demonstrations.  A workshop will 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 registrants. Workshop organizers will establish a scientific review committee to review the proposals. Please note that workshop submissions will be included in the digital program of BHI 2017 but will not appear in IEEE Xplore Proceedings.  A website will be made available to Workshop registrants to download any materials provided by the Workshop organizer(s). Workshop organizer(s) may provide additional material such as handouts to participants during the Workshop.

Template for Workshop/Tutorial proposal;

Invited Special Sessions: During BHI 2017 Conference

Invited Special sessions will feature invited talks and panel discussions from leading researchers covering recent trends on a specialized topic in multi-disciplinary or cross-disciplinary areas relating to biomedical and health informatics or its applications.  Non-technical talks on topics such as research funding, entrepreneurship, or technology transfer may also be included. All submissions in invited special sessions will be required to follow the 1-page paper format and the corresponding deadline. One-page submissions will undergo review and will be included in the digital program.  Although there is no requirement for 4-page paper format, authors of invited special session papers may choose to proceed in a submission using the specific format, following the regular submission deadline.  Invited special sessions will be scheduled under a Conference Theme and Track with 90 minute time slots during the conference, as is the case of regular contributed papers that will be selected for oral presentation. A typical invited session should consist of a combination of 3-6 invited talks and a panel discussion.

Template for Invited/Special Session proposal;

Proposal Submission

Please submit a workshop/invited special session proposal by email to Konstantina Nikita ( and Bahram Parvin (b_parvin@lbl.govby Nov 14, 2016 using the corresponding templates available at the BHI 2017 website.