Second CFP - Health Information Sciences

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1st International Conference on Health Information Sciences
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Conference Date: 8/April/2012 - 10/April/2012
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Submission Deadline: 20/Oct/2011

The First International Conference on Health Information Science (HIS 2012) provides a forum for disseminating and exchanging multidisciplinary research results in computer science/information technology and health science & services. It aims to integrate computer science with health
science & services, coupling information science research with topics related to the modeling, design, development, integration, and management of health information systems and health services. It covers all aspects of the health information sciences and the systems that support this health information management and health service delivery.

The scope includes:
1) medical/health/biomedicine information resources, such as patient medical records, devices and equipments, software and tools to capture, store, retrieve, process, analyze, optimize the use of information in the health domain,
2) data management, data mining, and knowledge discovery (in health domain), all of which play a key role in decision making, management of public health, examination of standards, privacy and security issues, and
3) development of new architectures and applications for health information systems.

HIS's topical coverage includes, but is not restricted to the following subjects:
§ Information systems including electronic health records, hospital information systems, data exchange and integration
§ Health service delivery, workflow
§ Data mining, knowledge discovery, decision making support
§ System interoperability, ontology and standardization
§ Bioinformatics
§ Biomedical informatics
§ Brain informatics
§ Telemedicine
§ Health data management
§ Health database and information-system integration
§ Health information extraction
§ Health information services
§ Health information-system modeling, design, and development
§ Health information visualization
§ Support tools and languages for health information-system development.

The 1st International Conference on Health Information Science also encourages research work on all fundamental issues relating to database and information systems within the health domain. The following are some sample topics of interest within the context of health information science:
• Information system interface
• Data integration
• Data processing
• Data federation, sharing, and mining
• E-health care delivery
• Distributed computing
• Pervasive computing
• Information storage and retrieval
• Innovative applications
• Integration of heterogeneous information sources
• Agent systems
Paper Submission
HIS'12 invites papers describing original contributions in all fields of Health Information Science related research and applications. All submissions should be in English. Submission of a paper should be regarded as an undertaking that, should the paper be accepted, at least one author
will attend the conference to present the work. Paper submission will be electronic through the HIS12 Web site. Papers should be submitted in LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) format (style files are available at
LNCS Authors Instructions) as PostScript or PDF files and may not exceed 12 pages.

One special issue on journal: Health Information Science and System from BioMed Central Publisher (BMC) will be organized based on the accepted papers of HIS2012. HISS Journal Information

Important Dates

Abstract due October 13, 2011
Full paper due October 20, 2011
Acceptance notification December 15, 2011
Camera-ready copy January 15, 2012
Workshop Proposals August 14, 2011
Panel/Tutorial Proposals December 5, 2011

Organising Committee
General Co-Chairs
Yanchun Zhang, Victoria university & Chinese Academy of Science
Gultekin Ozsoyoglu, Case Western Reserve University, USA

Program Co-Chairs
Xiaohui Liu, Brunel University, UK
Elizabeth Krupinski, University of Arizona, USA
Jing He, Victoria University, Australiia

Workshop Co-Chairs
David Hansen, Australia e-health Research Centre, Australia
Guangyan Huang, Victoria University, Australia

Local arrangement Chair
Jing Yang, Graduate University, Chinese Academy of Science, China

Financial Chair
Jing He, Victoria University, Australia

Publication Chair
Guandong Xu, Victoria University, Australia

Publicity Co-Chairs
Haolan Zhang , NIT, Zhejiang University, China
Huiru Zhang, University of Ulster, UK