Submission Guidelines

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The SPC solicits authors to submit scientific papers addressing a variety of themes, including – but not limited to – the following: 

  1. IMIA Track 1: Interpreting health and biomedical data
    • Data interoperability and data integration 
    • Information models and data representation standards 
    • Controlled terminologies, ontologies, and vocabularies 
    • Biomedical imaging and image analysis 
    • Visualization 
    • Natural language processing 
    • Machine learning and data mining 
    • Artificial Intelligence methods and tools 
    • Big data analytics 
    • Health data science 
    • Quality of data and metadata 
     
  2. IMIA Track 2: Supporting care delivery
    • Health information systems and evaluation 
    • Electronic health records / electronic patient records  
    • Learning healthcare system 
    • Clinical decision support systems and reasoning 
    • Clinical guidelines 
    • Health-enabling technologies and sensors 
    • Telemedicine and telehealth 
    • Medical robotics 
    • Safety and security of health information systems and medical devices 
     
  3. IMIA Track 3: Enabling precision medicine and public health 
    • Individualized therapy 
    • Measuring outcomes 
    • Healthcare quality 
    • Patient safety 
    • Genomics and pharmacogenomics 
    • Public health informatics 
    • Biosurveillance 
    • Registries and health information exchange 
    • Health policy issues  
    • Disaster management 
  4. IMIA Track 4: The human element in medical informatics
    • Human computer interfaces and usability 
    • Education and capacity building 
    • Learning analytics for competence assessment 
    • Patient simulators 
    • Serious gaming 
    • Patient empowerment / engagement 
    • Social media, mobile apps, and patient portals 
    • Human factors and technology adoption 
    • Legal, ethical, and regulatory issues 
    • Privacy and consent management 
    • Health information literacy
     

Reduced fee: Applies to (1) students or to (2) applicants from countries in the United Nations list of least developed countries. UN classification: AFGHANISTAN, ANGOLA, BANGLADESH, BENIN, BHUTAN, BURKINA FASO, BURUNDI, CAMBODIA, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, CHAD, COMOROS, CONGO, DEM. REP., DJIBOUTI, ERITREA, ETHIOPIA, GAMBIA, THE, GUINEA, GUINEA-BISSAU, HAITI, KIRIBATI, LAO PDR, LESOTHO, LIBERIA, MADAGASCAR, MALAWI, MALI, MAURITANIA, MOZAMBIQUE, MYANMAR, NEPAL, NIGER, RWANDA, SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE, SENEGAL, SIERRA LEONE, SOLOMON ISLANDS, SOMALIA, SOUTH SUDAN, SUDAN, TANZANIA, TIMOR-LESTE, TOGO, TUVALU, UGANDA, VANUATU, YEMEN, REP., ZAMBIA.

(1) Student status only applies to full-time undergraduate students (not to part-time or postgraduate students) and is limited to 200 registrations, which will be granted on a first-come first-served basis.
(2) If you work in a country of the UN list of least developed countries, you are entitled to a reduced fee as soon as you submit an oral presentation or a poster. Moreover, if your submission is accepted as an oral presentation or a poster, you can apply for registration fee waiver. If you do not work in a country of the UN list of least developed countries and your submission is accepted as an oral presentation or a poster, you can apply for a reduced fee.

 

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