Second International Workshop on Managing Interoperability and compleXity in Health Systems (MIXHS12) October, 2012, Maui, HI
in conjunction with the
21st ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2012)
*http://informatics.mayo.edu/CNTRO/index.php/Events/MIXHS12 * Workshop Theme and Topics
Managing Interoperability and Complexity in Health Systems, MIXHS?12, aims to be a forum focusing on the latest advances in bio-medical and e-health knowledge and information management research. The workshop will provide an opportunity for sharing practical experiences and best practices in e-health information infrastructure development and management. It will gather experts, researchers, system developers, practitioners and policymakers designing and implementing solutions for managing clinical data and integrating current and future electronic-health systems infrastructures.
Issues of biomedical data-mining in large heterogeneous clinical data-sets, information retrieval and extraction in multiple medical repositories, the management of complexity and the coherent update of knowledge in medicine, clinical standards interoperability in distributed health systems and the patient Electronic Health Record (EHR) are now becoming critical to implementing enterprise and nationwide health systems.
Topics of interest will include knowledge management activities seeking to address these issues by: (i) using clinical data mining, information extraction and retrieval (ii) standardization of clinical classification (i.e. International Classification of Diseases, ICD), large scale biomedical terminologies and ontologies development (Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine Clinical Terms, SNOMED CT), (iii) the standardization of clinical information transfer formats (Health Level 7, HL7) and (iv) structuring of clinical documents (Clinical Document Architecture, CDA) and the electronic health records (EHR).
===Topic of Interest include but are not limited to:
* Bio-medical Data-Mining, Information retrieval and extraction and NLP on biomedical text
* Inference and statistical Models of diseases & Multi-morbidity
* Clinical Information Retrieval, Management and Normalization
* Medical Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, Expert and Clinical Decision Support Systems
* Interoperability in Distributed healthcare Systems
* Clinical Information Standards (e.g. HL7) Clinical Terminologies, Classifications (e.g. ICD 10) and biomedical ontologies (e.g. SNOMED - CT)
* Hospital Enterprise Information Management Systems, Electronic Health Record, (EHR), Clinical Document Architecture
* Personalized Medicine via high throughput data integration
===Challenges and Visions Track
In cooperation with the Computing Community Consortium (CCC), MIXHS 11 invites submissions to a special "Challenges and Visions" track. The emphasis of this track will be on visionary ideas, long term challenges, and opportunities in research that are outside of the current mainstream topics of the field.
Submissions will be judged on the extent to which they expand the possibilities and horizons of the field or challenge existing assumptions prevalent in the field.
Submissions to this track should follow the same formatting guidelines as submissions to the research track , but are limited to at most FOUR pages in length for both submission and final publication. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings.
To encourage researchers to present truly visionary concepts, the CCC is offering prizes for up to 3 top papers in this special track: first prize $1000, second prize $750, and third prize $500, to be awarded as travel grants.
The MIXHS 11 workshop was held with CIKM 2011 in Glasgow, UK: * http://www.cikm2011.org/workshops#10 * Last year?s workshop Electronic Proceedings are available on the ACM digital library:
*http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2064747 * ===Submission
All the accepted papers will be included in the workshop proceedings and published at ACM Digital Library: *http://portal.acm.org/dl.cfm * A selection of high quality submissions will be invited for further refereeing for publication in one of 2 workshop Journal Special Issues:
* Journal of Biomedical Semantics
* Methods of Information in Medicine
Submissions to the workshop must be in one of the following 2 formats:
* Full Research Paper Track (8 pages, ACM)
* Short Paper Track for Challenges and Visions in Medical Informatics and work in progress (4 pages, ACM)
All papers must be submitted ANONYMOUSLY for double-blind review.
Submissions must conform to the ACM proceedings style and submitted as PDF files. Please use the:
ACM templates (the "Option 2" style).
To submit your paper, go to:
*https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mixhs12 * At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the workshop. Information about registration is provided at CIKM 2011 Web page: * http://www.cikm2011.org/ *
=== Workshop Schedule/Important Dates
* Individual Workshop Papers Due: June 29, 2012
* Notification of Acceptance: Aug, 3 2012
* Camera Ready: August 26, 2011 (hard deadline for publication)
=== Programme Chairs
Division of Biomedical Statistics and Informatics, College of Medicine,
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, U.S.A,
email: Tao.Cui at mayo.edu <*http://mayo.edu/*>
College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences,
University of Glasgow,Scotland, U.K.
email: Matt-Mouley.Bouamrane at glasgow.ac.uk <*http://glasgow.ac.uk/*>
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