"Advances in eHealth" 2012 workshop
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The workshop provides a forum for eHealth researchers from multiple disciplines to share current advances and research on increasing the effectiveness and adoption of technology in healthcare in the coming decade. This ranges from the use of sensor devices, human-computer interfaces, to cloud based medical record systems in order to provide radically new solutions for helping patients. At the same time medical informatics and large scale genomics data analysis are playing major role in clarifying the opportunities for personalized medicine applications. Biobanks as the back end of data-driven biomedical science open the possibilities for studying genetic and environmental influences over time, accelerating the pace of biomedical research. On other hand, ongoing efforts toward a global sharing of digital healthcare data will pave the way to maximize the potential for knowledge discovery.
These advances require structural changes as well as technological development. Society is facing an increase in chronic degenerative diseases that require monitoring and long-term patient management, the growing desire of patients to be treated in a family environment in order to protect their social ties, and, finally, a need to reduce costs. These factors necessitate a new strategic orientation in services and infrastructures for supporting these services. Both the shift towards networked sensors and cloud-based systems also require new security concepts to facilitate secure and effective use of these systems.
We are looking for papers that address medium to large-scale and medium to long-term challenges for eHealth and potential solutions.
The workshop is part of the eScience2012 conference (http://www.ci.uchicago.edu/escience2012), 8-12 October 2012, Chicago, USA.
Workshop twitter hashtag: #aeh2012
Call for papers
Topics of interest include but not limited to:
Computing Infrastructures for eHealth
Data Storage, Transfer, and Indexing Systems for eHealth Applications
Security & Privacy for eHealth
HCI (Human-Computer Interaction) for eHealth
User Studies of eHealth Systems
Electronic Health Record (EHR) Systems and Applications
Bio-banking and eHealth
Data Mining and Applications for Personalized Medicine
The workshop will include invited speakers, paper presentation sessions and a tentative panel discussion.
Rossen Apostolov, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Matthew Smith, Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany
Tristan Glatard, CREATIS, Medical Imaging Research Center, Lyon, France
Program Committee (tentative)
Abstract submission: 11 July 2012
Paper submission: 18 July 2012
Paper author notification: 22 August 2012
Camera-ready papers due: 10 September 2012
Conference: 8-12 October 2012
Authors are invited to submit papers with unpublished, original work of not more than 8 pages of double column text using single spaced 10 point size on 8.5 x 11 inch pages, as per IEEE 8.5 x 11 manuscript guidelines. (Up to 2 additional pages may be purchased for US$150/page). Templates are available from http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html.
Authors should submit a PDF file that will print on a PostScript printer to https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aeh2012
(Note that paper submitters also must submit an abstract in advance of the paper deadline. This should be done through the same site where papers are submitted.)
It is a requirement that at least one author of each accepted paper attend the conference.