IEEE-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI’24)

November 10th – 13th, 2024
Houston, TX USA

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Welcome to IEEE BHI 2024

The IEEE-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI), sponsored by the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE EMBS), is EMBS’s primary technical conference on informatics and computing in healthcare and life sciences. BHI 2024 will take place in Houston, Texas,  from November 10-13, 2024. It will provide a unique forum to showcase basic and translational research on big data analytics and machine learning that address challenges in the acquisition, transmission, processing, security, visualization, and interpretation of vast volumes of multi-modal biomedical data, as well as related social, behavioral, environmental, and geographical data. It will also demonstrate the deployment of BHI informatics solutions that integrate key technologies including artificial intelligence, machine learning, mHealth, e-Health, human-computer interface, telemedicine, bioinformatics, sensors, imaging, and public health monitoring, to achieve patient-centric and outcome-driven effective health care.

Conference Theme

Deep Medicine and AI for Health

Important Information

  • Inception of 8-page papers in IEEE JBHI format: 8-page J-BHI format papers will be evaluated by JBHI (IF: 7.7) EiC and a selected subset of the accepted papers will be published in JBHI Special Issue.
  • Opportunities for regular conference papers (4-8 pages) and 1-page abstracts
  • Open Access: BHI 2024 proudly features Open-Access publishing for accepted regular papers.
  • Accepted regular conference papers for publishing in IEEE Xplore
  • Open Double-Blind Review for high quality: BHI 2024 will use openreview for establishing open review processes. Learn more!
  • Best paper awards for recognizing innovative and excellence research
  • Continuing Medicine Education (CME) credits for clinicians
  • Travel Awards: for undergraduate and graduate students from US Institutions are available through a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant.
  • Data competition and awards for students
  • Student resume database and career fair

Keynote Speakers

Michael Snyder

Stanford University, USA

Konstantina (Nantia) S. Nikita

National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Kyle Farh

Illumina Artificial Intelligence Lab, USA

John Quackenbush

Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health || Brigham and Women’s Hospital, USA

Vahid Tarokh

Duke University, USA

Lydia E. Kavraki

Rice University, USA

Elizabeth Mynatt

Northeastern University, USA

Key Dates

Call for Papers

The EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI2024) theme is “Deep Medicine and AI for Health”. BHI2024 invites all from academia, industry, clinical medicine, and government to contribute groundbreaking basic methodologies, emerging technologies, translational implementation in AI and informatics. BHI2024 will take place in Texas Medical Center, Houston, Texas, the dynamic city with most medicine centers in the world, and large healthcare industry during November 10-13, 2024.

  • Intelligent reality and metaverse
  • AI for combating long COVID
  • AI-based clinical decision support systems
  • Large Language Models for biomedical and clinical research
  • Biomedical Generative AI
  • AI for biomarker discovery and drug design
  • Digital radiology and pathology
  • Single-cell and spatial omics
  • Cancer genomics and immunotherapy
  • Digital health
  • Biomedical digital twins

Call for Workshops & Tutorials

The program for BHI 2024 will feature workshop/tutorials that serve to bring new and emerging areas of interest to the BHI community (i.e., large language models for biomedical and clinical research, cutting edge advances in AI for health, digital health and more). Each workshop/tutorial may be delivered by a group of leading researchers in their respective areas. The duration of a workshop is expected to be a half day (approximately 3 hours). A scientific committee will be established by the workshop organizers to ensure the quality of presentations and materials offered to the registrants. There will be two categories of presentations:

  • Workshops will cover current and future trends in multi-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary areas of BHI, including but not limited to emerging trends in enabling technologies of devices and sensors, hardware and software systems, predictive models, databases, and big data analytics that optimize the acquisition, transmission, processing, monitoring, storage, retrieval, analysis, visualization and interpretation of vast volumes of multi-modal biomedical data, as well as related social, behavior, environmental, and geographical data. Workshop organizers will select a panel of reviewers for reviewing the presentations and materials offered to workshop registrants.
  • Tutorials will provide reviews of a specific area related to health informatics, behavioral informatics, health data analytics, and health informatics education, including current research directions, challenges, and state-of-the-art practices, but may also involve registrants through hands-on experience or demonstrations. Tutorials can be organized by a company, a group of companies, or a group of leading researchers featuring presentations/papers/panels.

Call for Special Sessions

Special sessions within BHI 2024 will feature invited talks from leading researchers covering recent progresses on 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. Non-technical talks on topics such as research funding, entrepreneurship, or technology transfer may also be included.

All submissions of invited talks in special sessions will be required to follow the 1-page paper format and will not be included in the IEEE Xplore Conference Proceedings. There is no requirement for full-length papers submission, but authors interested in publishing their paper in the Conference Proceedings, may submit, in addition to their 1-page paper, a 8-page paper, following the corresponding guidelines and deadline for full-length paper submission.


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