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Evento: 'International Conference on Health Informatics & Medical Systems (HIMS'15)'

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Data: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 At 08:00
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International Conference on Health Informatics & Medical Systems (HIMS'15)


Paper Submission Deadline: March 31, 2015

International Conference on Health Informatics and Medical Systems
July 27-30, 2015, Monte Carlo Resort, Las Vegas, USA


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.

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.

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


March 31, 2015: Submission of full papers (about 7 pages)
April 24, 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)


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:

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.


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.


Currently being finalized. The members of the Steering Committee of the federated congress that this conference is part of included: Dr. Selim Aissi, (formerly: Chief Strategist - Security, Intel Corporation, USA) Vice President, Global Information Security, Visa Inc., USA; Prof. Nizar Al-Holou, Professor and Department Chair, and Vice Chair of IEEE/SEM-Computer Chapter, University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, Michigan, USA; Prof. Hamid R. Arabnia, Professor of Computer Science, Elected Fellow of ISIBM, Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Supercomputing (Springer), University of Georgia, USA; Prof. Mary Mehrnoosh Eshaghian-Wilner, Professor of Engineering Practice, University of Southern California, USA (and Adjunct Professor, University of California Los Angeles, UCLA, USA); Prof. Shiuh-Jeng Wang, Department of Information Management, Central Police University, Taiwan and Program Chair, Security & Forensics, Taiwan and Director, Information Crypto and Construction Lab (ICCL) & ICCL-FROG; Prof. Michael Panayiotis Bekakos, Professor of Computer Systems and Director of Laboratory of Digital Systems and Head of Parallel Algorithms and architectures Research Group, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece; Prof. Kevin Daimi, Professor of Computer Science and Director of Computer Science and Software Engineering Programs, University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, Michigan, USA; Prof. Patrick S. P. Wang, Fellow of IAPR, ISIBM, WASE and Professor of Computer and Information Science, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA and Otto-von-Guericke Distinguished Guest Professor, University Magdeburg, Germany; Prof. George Jandieri, Georgian Technical University, Tbilisi, Georgia and Chief Scientist at The Institute of Cybernetics, Georgian Academy of Science, Georgia; Prof. D. V. Kodavade, Head of Computer Science and Engineering, DKTE Institute, India; Prof. George Markowsky, Professor and Associate Director, School of Computing and Information Science, Chair Int'l Advisory Board of IEEE IDAACS, Director 2013 Northeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, University of Maine, Orono, Maine, USA; Prof. G. N. Pandey, Vice-Chancellor, Arunachal University of Studies, India (and Adjunct Professor, Indian Institute of Information Technology, India); Prof. James J. (Jong Hyuk) Park, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Seoul, Korea and President of KITCS, President of FTRA, Editor-in-Chief of HCIS, JoC and IJITCC Journals; Prof. Fernando G. Tinetti, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina, Co-editor, Journal of CS and Technology (JCS&T); Dr. Predrag Tosic, Microsoft, Washington, USA; Prof. Vladimir Volkov, The Bonch-Bruevich State University of Telecommunications, Saint-Petersburg, Russia; Dr. Michael R. Grimaila, Air Force Institute of Technology, Fellow of ISSA, CISM, CISSP, IAM/IEM, Air Force Center of Cyberspace Research, Advisor to the Prince of Wales Fellows & Prince Edward Fellows at MIT and Harvard Universities and PC member of NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCD COE); Prof. Victor Malyshkin, Head of Supercomputer Software Department, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia; Prof. Andy Marsh, Director of HoIP, Director of HoIP Telecom, UK, and Secretary-General of WABT and Vice-president of ICET, Visiting Professor, University of Westminster, UK; Ashu M. G. Solo, Fellow of British Computer Society, Principal R&D Engineer, Maverick Technologies America; Prof. Sang C. Suh, Head and Professor of Computer Science, Vice President, of Society for Design and Process Science (SDPS), Director of Intelligent Cyberspace Engineering (ICEL), Texas A&M University, Com., Texas, USA; Prof. Layne T. Watson, IEEE Fellow, NIA Fellow, ISIBM Fellow, Fellow of The National Institute of Aerospace, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Virginia, USA; Prof. Mary Q. Yang, Director, Mid-South Bioinformatics Center and Joint Bioinformatics Ph.D. Program, University of Arkansas, USA; Prof. Byung-Gyu Kim, Multimedia Processing Communications Lab.(MPCL), SunMoon University, South Korea; Prof. Young-Sik Jeong, Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Information Processing Systems (JIPS), Dongguk University, Seoul, South Korea; and others.

The 2015 Program Committee for individual conferences are currently being compiled. Many who have already joined the committees are renowned leaders, scholars, researchers, scientists and practitioners of the highest ranks; many are directors of research labs., fellows of various societies, heads/chairs of departments, program directors of research funding agencies, as well as deans and provosts.

Program Committee members are expected to have established a strong and documented research track record. Those interested in joining the Program Committee should email editor@world-comp.org the following information for consideration: Name, affiliation and position, complete mailing address, email address, a one-page biography that includes research expertise & the name of this conference.


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/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. 745633


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):

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

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

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