International Conference on Health Informatics & Medical Systems

CALL  FOR  PAPERS

International Conference on Health Informatics and Medical Systems
HIMS’15

July 27-30, 2015, Monte Carlo Resort, Las Vegas, USA
http://www.worldacademyofscience.org/worldcomp15/ws/conferences/hims15

Paper Submission Deadline (EXTENDED): April 15, 2015
11:59pm US Eastern Time zone (EDT)
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The conference is composed of a number of tracks, tutorials, sessions,
workshops, poster and panel discussions; all will be held simultaneously,
same location and dates: July 27-30, 2015.

SCOPE: Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

Prologue: Health Informatics and Medical Systems is an important
area that is at the intersection of information science, computer
science, social science, behavioral science and health care. This
field is mainly concerned with the resources, devices, and methods
required to optimize the acquisition, storage, retrieval, processing
and use of information in health and biomedicine. Health informatics
is driven by computers, information and communication systems. It is
a multi-disciplinary field that covers a wide spectrum of sub-fields.
It combines the problem solving skills of computer scientists with
health care professionals and health care givers. The list of topics
of interest that appears below is by no means exhaustive.

o  Information Technologies for Healthcare Delivery and Management
o  Health Data Acquisition, Management and Visualization
o  Healthcare Knowledge Management and Decision Support
o  Healthcare Modeling and Simulation
o  Data Analytics, Data Mining and Machine Learning
o  Health Information Systems
o  Clinical Informatics
o  Integrated Data Repository
o  Computational Health Informatics
o  Community Health Informatics
o  Informatics for Education & Research in Health and Medicine
o  Imaging Science
o  Collaboration tools such as social media, web apps, patient education
o  Healthcare Communication Networks and Environments
o  Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals
o  Computer-Aided Surgery
o  Computers in Medical Education
o  Haptics in Healthcare
o  Health Care Information Systems
o  Implant Technology and Systems
o  Interactive 3-D Models
o  Medical Physics
o  Neural, Sensory Systems and Rehabilitation
o  Patient Diagnosis Methods
o  Patient Monitoring Systems
o  Regenerative Medicine
o  Systems Physiology
o  Telemedicine
o  Therapeutic Engineering and Systems

INVITATION:

You are invited to submit a paper for consideration. All accepted papers
will be published in printed conference books/proceedings (ISBN) and will
also be made available online. The proceedings will be indexed in science
citation databases that track citation frequency/data. In addition, like
prior years, extended versions of selected papers (about 35%) of the
conference will appear in journals and edited research books (publishers
include: Springer, Elsevier, BMC, and others; a list that includes a
small subset of such books and journal special issues appear in this
document); some of these books and journal special issues have already
received the top 25% downloads in their respective fields.

IMPORTANT DATES:

April 15, 2015:    Submission of full papers (about 7 pages)
11:59pm US Eastern Time zone (EDT)
April 30, 2015:    Notification of acceptance (+/- two days)
May 15, 2015:      Final papers + Copyright + Registration
July 27-30, 2015:  International Conference on Health Informatics
and Medical Systems (HIMS’15)

SUBMISSION OF DRAFT PAPERS FOR EVALUATION:

Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers by uploading them
to the evaluation web site at:  http://world-comp.org . Submissions must
be uploaded by the due date (see IMPORTANT DATES) and must be in either
MS doc or pdf formats (about 7 pages including all figures, tables, and
references.) All reasonable typesetting formats are acceptable (later,
the authors of accepted papers will be asked to follow a particular
typesetting format to prepare their final papers for publication; these
formatting instructions appear at: http://world-comp.org and they
conform to the two-column IEEE style format). Papers must not have been
previously published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere.
The first page of the paper should include: title of the paper, name,
affiliation, postal address, and email address for each author as well
as a maximum of 5 topical keywords that would best represent the content
of the paper. The first page should also identify the name of the
Contact/Corresponding author together with his/her professional email
address. A 100 to 150-word abstract should appear on the first page.
Authors are to conform to the common CODE OF ETHICS FOR AUTHORS (The
document for the Code of Ethics is available on the submission web site.)

Each paper will be peer-reviewed by two experts in the field for
originality, significance, clarity, impact, and soundness. In cases of
contradictory recommendations, a member of the conference program
committee would be charged to make the final decision (accept/reject);
often, this would involve seeking help from additional referees. Papers
whose authors include a member of the conference program committee will
be evaluated using the double-blinded review process. (Essay/philosophical
papers will not be refereed but may be considered for discussion/panels).

The proceedings will be published in printed conference books (ISBN) and
will also be made available online. The printed proceedings/books will
be available for distribution on site at the conference. The proceedings
will be indexed in science citation databases that track citation
frequency/data. The proceedings/books of the federated congress that
this conference is part of have been evaluated for inclusion into major
science citation index databases. We are happy to report that so far,
the evaluation board of science citation index databases have approved
the indexing, integrating, and inclusion of the following conference
tracks into relevant indexing databases (indexing databases include,
among others: Scopus, Engineering Village, EMBASE, and others):
BIOCOMP, DMIN, GCA, ICAI, ICOMP, ICWN, IKE, IPCV, PDPTA, and SAM. All
proceedings are also approved for inclusion into EBSCO (www.ebsco.com),
one of the largest subject index systems. The titles of proceedings of
the federated congress have been indexed into the ACM Digital Library
( http://dl.acm.org/ ) which includes bibliographic citations from major
publishers in computing.

In addition to the above, we have arranged two new book series (multiple
books in each series); one with Elsevier publishers (Emerging Trends in
Computer Science and Applied Computing) and another with Springer
publishers (Transactions of Computational Science and Computational
Intelligence). After the conference (the process may take 12 to 18
months), a significant number of authors of accepted papers of our
congress, will be given the opportunity to submit the extended version
of their papers for publication consideration in these books. We
anticipate having between 10 and 20 books a year in each of these
book series projects. Each book in each series will be subject to
Elsevier and Springer science indexing products (which includes:
Scopus, www.info.scopus.com; SCI Compendex, Engineering Village,
www.ei.org; EMBASE, www.info.embase.com; and others). For a recent and
a very small subset of the books (and journal special issues) that have
been published based on the extended versions of our congress papers,
see the link below:
http://www.worldacademyofscience.org/worldcomp15/ws/books_journals

Some of these books and journal special issues have already received
the top 25% downloads in their respective fields – we already have a
number of Elsevier and Springer books in the pipeline.

SUBMISSION OF POSTER PAPERS:

Poster papers can be 2 pages long. Authors are to follow the same
instructions that appear in section SUBMISSION OF DRAFT PAPERS FOR
EVALUATION – except that the submission is limited to 2 pages. On the
first page, the author should state that “This paper is being submitted
as a poster”. Poster papers (if accepted) will be published as such, if
and only if the author of the accepted poster wishes to do so.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

The federated Congress that this conference is part of is composed of
research presentations, keynote lectures, invited presentations,
tutorials, panel discussions, and poster presentations. In recent past,
keynote/tutorial/panel speakers have included:
Prof. David A. Patterson (pioneer, architecture, U. of California,
Berkeley), Dr. K. Eric Drexler (known as Father of Nanotechnology),
Prof. John H. Holland (known as Father of Genetic Algorithms; U. of
Michigan), Prof. Ian Foster (known as Father of Grid Computing; U. of
Chicago & ANL), Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy (pioneer, VR, U. of California,
Berkeley), Prof. Barry Vercoe (Founding member of MIT Media Lab, MIT),
Dr. Jim Gettys (known as X-man, developer of X Window System, xhost;
OLPC), Prof. John Koza (known as Father of Genetic Programming, Stanford
U.), Prof. Brian D. Athey (NIH Program Director, U. of Michigan),
Prof. Viktor K. Prasanna (pioneer, U. of Southern California), Dr. Jose
L. Munoz (NSF Program Director and Consultant), Prof. Jun Liu (pioneer,
Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard U.), Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh (Father of
Fuzzy Logic), Dr. Firouz Naderi (Head, NASA Mars Exploration Program/
2000-2005 and Associate Director, Project Formulation & Strategy, Jet
Propulsion Lab, CalTech/NASA; Director, NASA’s JPL Solar System
Exploration), Prof. David Lorge Parnas (Fellow of IEEE, ACM, RSC, CAE, GI;
Dr.h.c.: ETH Zurich, Prof. Emeritus, McMaster U. and U. of Limerick),
Prof. Eugene H. Spafford (Executive Director, CERIAS and Professor, Purdue
University), Dr. Sandeep Chatterjee (Vice President & Chief Technology
Officer, SourceTrace Systems, Inc.), Prof. Haym Hirsh (Dean, Cornell
University – formerly at Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA and former
director of Division of Information and Intelligent Systems, National
Science Foundation, USA), Dr. Flavio Villanustre (Vice-President, HPCC
Systems), Prof. Victor Raskin (Distinguished Professor, Purdue University,
USA); Prof. Alfred Inselberg (School of Mathematical Sciences, Tel Aviv
University, Israel; Senior Fellow, San Diego Supercomputing Center;
Inventor of the multidimensional system of Parallel Coordinates and
author of textbook); Prof. H. J. Siegel (Abell Endowed Chair Distinguished
Professor of ECE and Professor of CS; Director, CSU Information Science
and Technology Center (ISTeC), Colorado State University, Colorado, USA);
Prof. Amit Sheth (Fellow of IEEE and LexisNexis Eminent Scholar;
Founder/Executive Director, Ohio Center of Excellence in Knowledge-enabled
Computing (Kno.e.sis) and Professor of Computer Science, Wright State
University, Ohio, USA); Dr. Leonid I. Perlovsky (Harvard University,
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and School of Engineering and Applied
Sciences and Medical School Athinoula Martinos Brain Imaging Center; and
The US Air Force Research Lab., USA; CEO, LP Information Technology, USA
and Chair of IEEE Task Force on The Mind and Brain; Recipient of John
McLucas Award, the highest US Air Force Award for basic research);
and many other distinguished speakers. The Congress is among the top five
largest annual gathering of researchers in computer science, computer
engineering and applied computing. We anticipate to have attendees from
about 85 countries/territories. To get a feeling about the conferences’
atmosphere, see some delegates photos available at:

http://worldcomp.phanfare.com/
http://worldcomp.phanfare.com/6626396 (to see a slide show, click on
“Start SlideShow” tab at the url above.)

An important mission of The Congress is “Providing a unique platform for
a diverse community of constituents composed of scholars, researchers,
developers, educators, and practitioners. The Congress makes concerted
effort to reach out to participants affiliated with diverse entities
(such as: universities, institutions, corporations, government agencies,
and research centers/labs) from all over the world. The congress also
attempts to connect participants from institutions that have teaching as
their main mission with those who are affiliated with institutions that
have research as their main mission. The congress uses a quota system to
achieve its institution and geography diversity objectives.”

One main goal of the congress is to assemble a spectrum of affiliated
research conferences, workshops, and symposiums into a coordinated
research meeting held in a common place at a common time. This model
facilitates communication among researchers in different fields of computer
science, computer engineering, and applied computing. The Congress also
encourages multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary research initiatives;
i.e., facilitating increased opportunities for cross-fertilization across
sub-disciplines. 1073613

MEASURABLE SCIENTIFIC IMPACT OF CONGRESS:

As of December 14, 2014, proceedings of the federated congress that this
conference is part of, have received over 27,914 citations (includes 3,346
self-citations). Citation data is obtained from Microsoft Academic Search.
The citation data does not even include more than 15,000 other citations
to papers published by conferences whose first offerings were initiated
by the congress. Individual proceedings/books (2013 & 2014) of the
federated congress can be purchased from major science book distributors:
(such as: EBSCO and others):
http://www.worldacademyofscience.org/worldcomp14/ws/proceedings
http://www.worldacademyofscience.org/worldcomp13/ws/proceedings

MISCELLANEOUS:
The information that appears in this announcement is correct as of
January 1, 2015.

CONTACT:
Inquiries should be sent to: sc@world-comp.org

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