[ecoop-info] CALL FOR PAPERS: FHIES/SEHC 2014: Abstracts due today!

Laurie Williams williams at csc.ncsu.edu
Mon Mar 24 18:52:16 CET 2014

Fourth Symposium on Foundations of Health Information Engineering and
Systems (FHIES) &
Sixth Software Engineering in Healthcare (SEHC) Workshop

July 17-18, Washington DC



For 2014, we will hold a joint event of the Fourth Symposium on Foundations of Health Information Engineering and Systems (FHIES) and the Software Engineering in Healthcare (SEHC) Workshop, which has been collocated with ICSE for the last five years. The goal of FHIES/SEHC '14 is to discuss recent research innovations and to closer integrate an interdisciplinary community to develop a research, educational and industrial agenda for the application of software engineering in the healthcare sector. The ability to deliver timely, effective and cost efficient healthcare services remains one of the world's foremost challenges. The challenge has numerous dimensions including: (a) the need to develop a highly functional yet secure electronic health record system that integrates a multitude of incompatible existing systems; (b) in-home patient support systems and telemedicine to reduce demand on professional health-care facilities; (c) innovative technical devices such as advanced pacemakers that support other healthcare procedures; and
(d) the specific constraints for health care imposed in different societies, particularly developing countries. Responding to this challenge will substantially increase the usage of software-intensive systems in all aspects of healthcare services. However the digitization of healthcare results in extensive changes related to the development, use, evolution, and integration of health software, especially with respect to the volume, dependability, safety and security of these software-dependent systems.

FHIES/SEHC '14 seeks contributions from both, the solution domain (engineering and scientific methods) and the problem domain (healthcare and health informatics). Solution-domain papers should present their methods in the context of a concrete application in healthcare, while problem-domain papers should be devised to educate the formal methods community about unique challenges and characteristics of the healthcare domain. Submissions should seek to inform and further the
development, adaptation, evaluation and adoption of formally based and rigorous engineering methods in health care systems.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
* Conformance to regulations and standards and the certification of software-intensive ICT systems in healthcare
* Interoperability between devices and with information systems, integration across institutions and jurisdictions
* Application and integration of foundational methods from different disciplines in engineering and science (incl. automation of clinical guidelines, ontology development and reasoning, cloud computing, social networking, mobile devices and pervasive computing)
* Health service delivery in different settings, including the developing world.
* Software quality, security, safety issues in health care systems and processes
* Effective integration of medical devices into overall healthcare systems and processes
* Determining the quality of the software in healthcare systems, including embedded medical devices
* Requirements engineering for healthcare processes and systems
* Healthcare process definition, analysis, automation, and improvement
* Architectures for healthcare systems and system integration
* User interface issues in healthcare systems and processes
* Healthcare issues in aging-in-place (Eldercare)
* Privacy of healthcare data
* Privacy-preserving sharing of healthcare data
* Trusted, privacy-preserving analytics of aggregated healthcare data

We solicit high quality full submissions in the following categories:
* original research contributions (16 p. max.)
* application experience, case studies and software prototypes (16 p. max.)
* surveys, comparisons, and state-of-the-art reports (16 p. max.)
* position papers on research projects with identified challenges and milestones (8 p.)

We invite short submissions for special sessions:
* student papers on work in progress on an MSc or PhD project (4 pages max.)
* tool demonstrations (2 pages max.)
* proposals to organize birds-of-a-feather sessions (BOF) or panels (2 pages max.)

Submissions should be in English, prepared in the LNCS format (see Springer's website for details), and all page limits are measured in this format. Full submissions (those in the first four categories above) will be judged on the basis of originality, contribution to the field, technical and presentation quality, and relevance to the symposium; student papers will be judged on clarity of description and the promise of interesting results; tool demonstrations, BOF proposals, and extended abstracts will be judged on relevance to the symposium. All papers will be peer-reviewed by at least three program committee members. Papers should be submitted via EasyChair. Submission constitutes a commitment
for at least one author to attend the symposium and present the paper, if it is accepted.

Submission Site:

All accepted submissions will be distributed in a technical report at the Symposium. We plan to publish post proceedings in Springer LNCS. Authors of all accepted full submissions will be invited to revise their papers, in order to resolve any significant issues raised during reviewing. Authors of accepted short submissions will be invited to submit full papers for review, which will be judged on the basis of the criteria mentioned above. If accepted, the papers will be included in the LNCS proceedings as well.


Intention to submit: 		               24 March 2014
Submission deadline: 	    	                4 April 2014
Notification of acceptance: 	                  9 May 2014
Submission of preproceedings version:           15 June 2014
Symposium: 			             17-18 July 2014
Submission of full versions of short papers:   1 September 2014
Submission for post proceedings review:       15 September 2014
Notification of acceptance (final proceedings):  6 October 2014


* Elske Ammenwerth (UMIT, Austria)
* George Avrunin (U Massachusetts, US)
* Ruth Breu (U Innsbruck, Austria)
* Tom Broens (Mobihealth, Netherlands)
* Lori Clarke (U Massachusetts, US)
* Jeremy Gibbons (U Oxford, UK)
* Mats Heimdahl (U Minnesota, US)
* Jozef Hooman (Radboud U Nijmegen, Netherlands)
* Raoul Jetley	
* Craig Kuziemsky (U Ottawa, Canada)
* Brian Larson (Kansas State University, US)
* Yves Ledru (Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble (LIG), France)
* Insup Lee (U Pennsylvania, US)
* Martin Leucker (U L¸beck, Germany)
* Zhiming Liu (Birmingham City University, UK)
* Orlando Loques (U Federal Fluminense, Brazil)
* Brad Malin (Vanderbilt University, US)
* Dominique MÈry (LORIA and U Henri Poincare Nancy, France)
* Deshendran Moodley (U KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)
* Leon Osterweil (U Massachusetts, US)
* Barbara Paech (U Heidelberg, Germany)
* Liam Peyton (U Ottawa, Canada)
* Andy Podgurski (Case Western Reserve University, US)
* Ita Richardson (Lero, U Limerick, Ireland)
* Kamran Sartipi (U Ontario, Canada)
* Bernhard Sch‰tz (fortiss, Germany)
* Eleni Stroulia (U Alberta, Canada)
* Kevin Sullivan (U Virginia, US)
* Alan Wassyng (McMaster University, Canada)
* Jens Weber (U Victoria, Canada)
* Chuck Weinstock (Carnegie Mellon University, US)
* Yi Zhang (Food and Drug Administration (FDA), US)

* Michaela Huhn (TU Clausthal, Germany)
* Laurie Williams (North Carolina State University, US)

* Wendy MacCaull (St. Francis Xavier University, Canada)

Laurie Williams, PhD
North Carolina State University
Department of Computer Science
890 Oval Drive, Room 3272
Campus Box 8206
Raleigh, NC 27695-8206


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