Call for Workshop Proposals

Following the success of workshops at past ICHI Conferences, we cordially invite you to submit your workshop proposal to ICHI 2017.

Workshops are an integral part of ICHI 2017 and will be held on the day prior to the start of the main program. Workshops at ICHI 2017 may be planned for a full day or only half a day, and should address topics relevant to healthcare informatics. A list of topics of interest to ICHI 2017 can be found at here.

The ideal ICHI 2017 workshop proposal will focus on a timely and emerging topic, and be able to attract a number of interesting and high-quality contributions that spark discussions in an informal setting. The organizers can determine the format of the workshop that may include paper presentations, invited talks, panels, or any other type of activity that will foster interaction and discussion. We strongly encourage workshop formats that stimulate conversations and inspire new research ideas in focused areas. Therefore the number of presentations should be kept to a minimum. The approved workshop organizers are responsible to invite and review submissions, decide the workshop program, and organize the workshop.

All ICHI 2017 workshop papers will be appear in the conference proceedings published by IEEE and will be made available on IEEE Explore. Workshop organizers will be invited to give a brief summary presentation of their workshop results in the ICHI 2017 plenary session. It is also envisaged that successful workshops may form the basis for special issues of the Journal of Heath Informatics Research.

Proposal Preparation

Each workshop proposal should include the following information:

Organizers: Names, affiliations, and email addresses; contact person; organizers’ background.

Topic: Abstract, theme, rationale for the workshop, issues to be addressed, goals of the workshop, relevance to ICHI, previous workshops that this workshop is building on (if applicable).

Audience: Target audience, communities that the workshop addresses.

Publicity: Measures foreseen to announce the workshop and attract a sufficient number of participants; envisaged follow-up activities after the workshop (if applicable).

Workshop structure: Workshop length (half-day or one-day), tentative workshop program, activities foreseen to foster interaction and communication.

Reviewing: Planned reviewing process, program committee (if applicable).

Call for Papers: Tentative call for papers with workshop deadlines.

If this workshop has been held before, please clearly describe any changes you propose, if any, and also include its history (i.e., the number of submissions, the number of accepted papers, and the number of attendees).

No specific format is required, but the overall length of the proposal should not exceed 3-4 pages.

Submission and Reviewing

Workshop proposals should be submitted electronically by email to the Workshop Chair. Reviewing will be done by the Workshop Chair and independent reviewers as needed. Workshops will be accepted based on timeliness of the topic, relevance to ICHI, potential to attract a sufficient number of participants, and potential of the workshop to spark discussions and achieve impact in the research community.

Important Dates

Workshop proposal submission deadline: 3 March 2017, 11:59 pm MDT

Notification of acceptance: 10 March 2017

Submission deadline for workshop papers (suggested): 20 May 2017

Notification of acceptance for workshop papers (suggested): 20 June 2017

Camera-ready workshop papers (enforced): 30 June 2017

Workshop day: 23 August 2017


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