Workshop Schedule

Invited Speakers



CIKM 2012

HI-KDD 2012

ACM TMIS Special Issue

Workshop Deadlines

Submission date for papers:

July 18, 2012

Author notification:

August 20,2012

Submission of camera-ready papers:

August 26, 2012

Call for Papers

Although a substantial effort has been spent on healthcare, preventable medical errors are still inevitable due to fragmentation of medical information. In recent years, a significant effort has been placed on advancing information technology for effective healthcare and wellness in both academic and industrial applications.  There is increased effort to transform reactive care to proactive and preventive care, clinic-centric to patient-centered practice, training-based interventions to globally aggregated evidence, and episodic response to continuous well-being monitoring and maintenance.  To successfully address the challenge of smart health and wellbeing we need to include the following (a) an interoperable, digital infrastructure of shareable health data and knowledge, (b) utilizing diverse data to provide automated and augmented insight, discovery, and evidence-based health and wellness decision support, (c) a cyber-based empowering of patients and healthy individuals that enables them to play a substantial role in their own health and treatment, (d) monitoring and assisting individuals using intelligent systems (including sensors, devices, and robotics) to maintain function and independence.  This workshop is organized to develop a platform for authors to discuss fundamental principles, algorithms or applications of intelligent data acquisition, processing and analysis of healthcare data. We are particularly interested in information and knowledge management papers, in which the approaches are accompanied by an in-depth experimental evaluation with real world data.

The topics of interest of the proposed workshop include but not limited to:

I. Better access to relevant information: sharing, integrating and providing information


·     Patient education, learning and involvement

·         Consumer and clinician health information needs, seeking, sharing, and use

·         Healthcare knowledge abstraction, classification and summarization

·         Effective Information retrieval for healthcare applications

·         Natural language processing and text mining for biomedical and clinical applications, EHR, clinical notes, and health consumer texts

·         Intelligent systems and text mining for electronic health records

·         Health and clinical data integrity, privacy and representativeness for secondary use of data

·         E-communities, social networks, and social media for patients and caregivers


II. Improving the clinical practice and training

·         Virtual patient modeling for learning, practicing and demonstrating care practices

·         Medical recommender systems

·         Text mining clinical text for innovative applications (patient monitoring, recommender systems for clinicians, adverse effects monitoring)

·         Mental and physical health data integration

·         Computer-aided diagnosis

·         Computational support for patient-centered and evidence-based care

·         Disease profiling and personalized treatment

·         Visual analytics for healthcare

·         Transdisciplinary healthcare through IT


III. Combining, augmenting, integrating and mining clinical and medical data

·         Data augmentation and combination for evidence-based clinical decision making

·         Biomarker discovery and biomedical data mining

·         Semantic Web, linked data, ontologies for healthcare applications

·         Software infrastructure for biomedical applications (text mining platforms, semantic web, workflows, etc)

·         Intelligent Medical data management

·         Computational intelligence methodologies for healthcare


IV. Assistive, persuasive and intelligent devices and software for medical care and health monitoring

·         Assistive devices and tools for individuals with special needs

·         Intelligent medical devices and sensors

·         Continuous monitoring and streaming technologies for healthcare

·         Computer support for surgical intervention

·         Localized data for improving emergency care

·         Localization, persuasion and mobile approaches to increasing healthy life styles and better self-care

·         Virtual and augmented reality for healthcare


V. Global systems for population monitoring and large-scale data analysis and management

·         Global spread of disease: models, tools and interventions

·         Data analytics for clinical care

·         Systems for Telemedicine

·         Pharmacy informatics systems and drug discovery

·         Collaboration technologies for healthcare

·         Healthcare workflow management

·         Meta-studies of community, national and international programs