International Conference on Health Informatics
Center of Excellence for Healthcare Research, Jordan
In Collaboration with
Dalhousie University, Canada
University of Plymouth, UK
Advances in medical and information technology are transforming medical care and treatment. Healthcare is increasingly aided by and dependent on information collected, stored, managed, interpreted and distributed by information technology. In the last two decades or so, health informatics is playing an ever-expanding role in the transformation of healthcare delivery. The purpose of the International Conference on Health Informatics (ICHI)is to explore and map the opportunities and challenges facing the growing health informatics sector. The conference explores and examines the role of information and communication technologies in reshaping the healthcare industry, improving healthcare delivery, reducing clinical risk; and modernizing healthcare facilities.
The International Conference on Health Informatics (ICHI) is the main scientific event in medical, biomedical, and health informatics in the region. The conference aims to address the various aspects of health informatics. The conference will address issues such as telemedicine, artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, confidentiality and data security, healthcare information systems, data integration and retrieval, data visualization and 3D reconstruction, decision support systems, dependability of information, devices and sensors, distributed healthcare systems, expert systems in healthcare, hospital management systems, human computer interaction, image and signal processing, knowledge acquisition tools, knowledge based systems, nursing informatics, online medical applications, and robotics and virtual reality. In addition, the conference will explore how socio economic aspects of information technology applications in a medical and healthcare context as well as related standards, social and legal issues. Attendees of ICHI 2012 will be at the conference and exhibition solely with the intention to gain knowledge and to network with the leading key players in the industry.
ICHI 2012 brings together the health informatics community from across the globe. The conference aims to provide a forum to examine and discuss current practices and future directions related the application of information and communication technologies (ICT) to healthcare and medicine. The conference aims to provide the participants an occasion to share and exchange experiences and research findings, to stimulate more ideas and useful insights regarding the uses of information technology in healthcare, and to debate their views on future research and developments. The conference welcomes papers that address issues related to information technology and its applications in a medical and healthcare context. We invite a wide array of research approaches that address not only the practical and applied aspects of information technology in a medical and healthcare context, but also the social, economic and legislative aspects and consequences.
All papers accepted for publication will be published in the conference proceedings, which will be available to delegates at the time of registration. The proceedings will be indexed by major international indexers.
Topics of Interest
We invite participants to submit papers in all areas related to health informatics, and particularly work focusing on bridging the gap between theory and practice. The conferences welcome papers from participants from different backgrounds and countries. Papers may reflect on a wide spectrum of issues. Topics of interest include BUT are not limited to:
• Electronic Patient Records
• Online medical applications
• Medical Informatics
• Nursing Informatics
• Dental Informatics
• Confidentiality and Data Security
• Therapeutic Systems and Technologies
• e-Commerce in the Healthcare
• Hospital Management Systems
• Developing database systems and Datawarehousing
• Datamining and its applications in healthcare sector
• Decision Support Systems
• Expert Systems in Healthcare
• Cognitive Informatics
• Human-Machine Interfaces
• ICT for Cognitive Disabilities
• Information technology for Aging and Disability
• Socio-Economic Issues
• Standards, Social and Legal Issues
• Image and Signal processing
• Robotics and Virtual Reality
• Data integration and Retrieval
• Artificial Intelligence
• Healthcare Information and Management Systems
• Knowledge-based systems
• Biomedical Cognitive Science
• Clinical Information Management
• Computer Based Education and Training
• Knowledge acquisition tools
• Costs and benefits of electronic health systems
• Information Support For Informed Decision-Making
• Wireless And Mobile Technology
• Health Screening Technology
• Dependability Of Information In Health Informatics
• Machine Learning Application In Healthcare
• Modeling, Simulation And Risk Assessment
• Data Visualization And 3D Reconstruction
• Distributed Healthcare Systems;
• Artificial Neural Networks
• Representation Of Knowledge And Data In Distributed Networked Systems
• Quality Assurance
• Human-Computer Interaction
• Devices And Sensors
Deadline for abstracts: August 15, 2011
Full paper submission for review: October 15, 2011
Notification of acceptance: November 30, 2011
Deadline for final papers: January 15, 2012
Late Paper Submission
Papers may still be accepted for oral presentation shortly before the conference takes place. We will do our best to consider papers submitted on or before November 30, 2011 in the review process. It may not however, always be possible to include late Papers in the Conference Proceedings.
Abstract submissions should be approximately 500 words and must be in English. Abstract and full paper submissions should be sent in MS Word or PDF document format. You are asked to identify the research track for your paper. Abstracts should be e-mailed to scientific committee co-chairs (firstname.lastname@example.org). Full paper submissions are required to be done online at Conference Submission and Review system following the link below. Submissions will be peer reviewed.
Full Paper Submission and Format
For full paper format and submission guidelines, click here>>
ICHI on-line paper submission system is open now >>
All papers accepted for publication will be published in a conference proceedings, which will be available to delegates at the time of registration (ISBN 978-9957-546-03-7).
A selection of outstanding papers will be published in a special issue of International Journals.
Authors must comply with the guidelines of the respective journal and revise the paper as per comments of the reviewers and editorial board of the journal.
Posters, Panel Discussion & Workshops
The conference also welcomes proposals for:
* Poster papers
* Plenary Session/ Panel Discussion
Proposals may address any of the topics falling within the scope of the conference themes.
Schedule (for Posters & Workshops Proposals):
Proposals due: July 30, 2011
Notification of Acceptance: Sept 30, 2011
Position papers due (panels): January 30, 2012
• Instructions for submitting proposals for Poster Papers, Workshops and Panel Discussion can be found Here >>
• Workshops and Panel Proposals should be submitted by e-mail to Conference Secretariat (ichi @ arab-health.org)
Conference Fees and Registration
Participants wishing to attend the Conference are encouraged to register in advance and as early as possible in order to benefit from lower registration fees. Please note that access to conference activities, Dinner Reception and presentations might become subject to availability in case of late registration.
Deadline for authors to send registration fees is January 30, 2012
. Failing to send the registration fees on or before this date will result in excluding the paper from the proceedings. Click here for Online Registration >>.
Best Paper Award (3 Awards)
The Best Paper Award is presented to the individual(s) judged by a separate awards committee to have written the best paper appearing in the conference proceedings. The Award shall be 300 USD and a certificate. In case there is more than one author for the paper, the award shall be divided equally among all authors and each shall receive a certificate. Judging shall be on the bases of general quality, originality, subject matter, and timeliness.
Location & Accommodation
|Amman is the capital city of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, a city of 2,125,400 inhabitants (2005 estimate), and the administrative capital and commercial center of Jordan.
Amman, the modern and ancient capital of Jordan, is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the World. Amman is located in a hilly area of north-western Jordan. The city was originally built on seven hills, but it now spans over an area of nineteen hills (each known as a jabal or "mountain"). The main areas of Amman gain their names from the hills and mountains on whose slopes they lie. The seven hills of Amman are an enchanting mixture of ancient and modern. In the commercial heart of the city, ultra-modern buildings, hotels, smart restaurants, art galleries and boutiques rub shoulders comfortably with traditional coffee shops and tiny artisans' workshops. Everywhere there is evidence of the city’s much older past. Sunset is perhaps the best time to enjoy Amman, as the white buildings of the city seem to glow in the fading warmth of the day.
Information regarding conference venue, accommodation and is available HERE >>
For those who might be interested to extend their stay in Jordan to discover the undisclosed corners of the country, we strongly recommend the post-conference excursions, on Thursday May 10, 2012.
: Petra (one of seven wonders)
: Mt. Nebo – Maqdas – Dead Sea
Click HERE for more details about Excursions >>
Registration: To pre-register for any of the above tours, please email ahmad @ arab-health.org. Each tour has limited seats. To confirm your participation, please send registration fees before April 01, 2012. click HERE for registration >>
Mr. Sami Kamal, Conference Coordinator
Sami @ arab-health.org
Mr. Ahmad Sarrawi, Conference Secretariat
ahmad @ arab-health.org