Conf: IHI'12, January 28-30, 2012, Miami, USA

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Fri Jan 13 22:06:20 UTC 2012

Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2012 09:48:46 -0500
From: Gang Luo <luog at>
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Call for Participation

2nd ACM SIGHIT International Health Informatics Symposium (IHI 2012)

January 28-30, 2012

Miami, Florida, USA
(mirror site:

IHI 2012 is the flagship symposium on health informatics promoted by the
Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Health
Informatics (ACM SIGHIT). IHI is designed to run as an annual showcase
for exciting and innovative research on techniques and technologies
developed in universities, hospitals, research labs, and companies all
over the world.

IHI 2012 will feature about 150 contributions from 37 countries,
including keynote speeches, regular papers, short papers,
demonstrations, free tutorials, panels, extended abstracts, and doctoral
consortium. Selected regular papers and short papers will be presented
in oral sessions. Other papers and demos will be presented by the
authors in an open setting, specifically designed to encourage
conversation and discussion. The symposium will cover the breadth of
problems faced by the community: health informatics education,
telemedicine, systems for decision support, human-centered design,
information retrieval techniques for health applications, accessibility
to personalized predictive modeling techniques, and so on. A highlight
of the conference is that we will give awards for the best paper and the
best student paper.

Keynote speeches:
	Biomedical Text Mining for Semantic Search and Knowledge
	Discovery, Sophia Ananiadou 

	Brain-Computer Interfaces: Progress, Problems, and
	Possibilities, Jonathan R. Wolpaw

Free tutorials:
	Role of Semantic Web in Health Informatics, Satya Sahoo, Amit
	Sheth, Guo-Qiang Zhang

	Measuring the Similarity and Relatedness of Concepts in the
	Medical Domain, Ted Pedersen, Serguei Pakhomov, Bridget
	T. McInnes, Ying Liu

	Assisted Living Technologies for Older Adults, Parisa Rashidi

	Detecting and Using Document Structure, Sophia Ananiadou,
	Maryann Martone, Ágnes Sándor, Hagit Shatkay, Anita de Waard

	Increasing Data Availability and Focus of Analytical Research
	for 4P's (Patient, Provider, Pharmaceutical and Payer) of
	Healthcare: Trends, Opportunities and Gaps, Balaji Krishnapuram,
	Shusaku Tsumoto, James Golden

	Towards Data: A Human/Machine-oriented Approach of Medical Data
	Collection, Shusaku Tsumoto, Mihoko Otake, Hiroshi Nakajima,
	Takayuki Fujita, Yan Chow

	Social Media for Consumer Health, Yan Zhang, Wai-Tat Fu,
	Prasenjit Mitra, John Yen

IHI 2012 reflects a collective community effort including reviewers as
well as corporate sponsors, who gave generously of their time and who
provided funds to specific areas of the symposium. The following
companies and institutions generously provided financial support:
Google, Optimal Solutions Group LLC, Philips, Indiana University,
Siemens, RECCSI, and IBM Research.

The conference hotel, Miami Beach Resort and Spa, is easily accessible
by the guests by any means of transportation. Overlooking the Atlantic
Ocean and Biscayne Bay, Miami Beach Resort and Spa seamlessly blends
relaxing luxury with the bustle and color of a Caribbean metropolis. It
offers easy access to world-famous attractions: 

" Situated directly on the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean, in the
  heart of vibrant Miami Beach, Florida

" Just 2.5 miles from the pulsing shopping and nightlife of South Beach
" Only 3 miles away from the famed attractions and restaurants of
  downtown Miami
" 20 minutes from the Miami International Airport and 22 miles from Fort
  Lauderdale International Airport

Online registration is now available at the conference website
(, mirror site:

The conference co-organizers are looking forward to your visit!

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