Call for Workshop Proposals

Deadline for proposal submission: September 30, 2017

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). “Integrative informatics for precision and preventive medicine” is the main theme of the BHI-2018. 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 rely increasingly on “Behavioral Informatics” that integrates information sciences, networked sensor technology, computational modeling and behavioral sciences. The BHI-2018 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

Workshops: Pre-conference

The BHI-2018 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 format with a nominal fee charged to registrants. The proposals will be reviewed by the workshop organizers. Please note that workshop submissions will be included in the digital program of BHI-2018 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.

Proposal Submission

Click here to access the template. Submit your workshop proposal by September 30 through the Papercept management system, selecting the option “Submit a contribution to BHI 2018” and then in the Type of Submission select “Workshop/Tutorial proposal”. The system will then guide you to submit your proposal.

Presentations and materials offered to workshop registrants will be reviewed by the workshop scientific committee. The organizers are fully responsible for ensuring the quality of the workshop content.