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CFP-International Conference for Smart Health (ICSH) 2018

  • 1.  CFP-International Conference for Smart Health (ICSH) 2018

    Posted 01-30-2018 09:58

    ICSH2018: The 6th International Conference for Smart Health

    July 2-3, 2018, Wuhan, Hubei, China


    Advances in informatics have led to new opportunities and challenges in healthcare research and applications.

    There is an increased effort to leverage information systems and data analytics to transform reactive care to proactive and preventive care, clinic-centric practice to patient-centered practice, training-based interventions to globally aggregated evidence, and episodic response to continuous well-being monitoring and maintenance.

    International Conference for Smart Health (ICSH), originated in 2013, intends to provide a forum for the growing international smart health research community to discuss the technical, practical, economic, behavioral, and social issues associated with smart health. The 6th International Conference for Smart Health (ICSH 2018) will be hosted by Wuhan University in Wuhan, China on July 2 - July 3, 2018. ICSH 2018 welcomes studies on the principles, approaches, models, frameworks, new applications, and effects of using novel information technology to address healthcare problems and improve social welfare.


    The conference proceedings will be published by Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).

    Extended versions of selected papers will be considered for publication by IEEE Intelligent Systems (IEEE IS), Electronic Commerce Research and Applications (ECRA), ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems (TMIS), Pacific Asia Journal of the Association for Information Systems (PAJAIS), Global Health Research and Policy (GHRP) and Data and Information Management (DIM).

    Topics of Interest:

    1. Information Systems for Clinical Practice and Training
    --EHR Application & Integration
    --Computer-aided Diagnosis
    --Visual Analytics for Healthcare
    --Telehealth Applications
    --IS for Mental Healthcare
    --IS for Patient-centered & Evidence-based Care
    --Virtual Patient Modeling for Training
    --Innovative Design of New Health Information Systems and Clinical Decision Support Tools

    2. Clinical and Medical Data Modeling & Analytics--Disease Profiling and Precision Medicine
    --Healthcare Predictive Modeling & Patient Support
    --Text Mining for EHR and Clinical Unstructured Data
    --Information Retrieval for Healthcare Applications
    --Pharmacy Informatics Systems & Drug Discovery
    --Side-effect & Drug Interaction
    --Medical Data Management
    --Data Standards (FHIR, inter-operability, etc.) & Healthcare IT
    --Disease Surveillance & Epidemics Forecasting/Intervention
    --Prediction of Emergent Events with Healthcare Impacts

    3. Community, Social Media, and Knowledge Management
    --Online Patient Communities
    --Online/offline Support Groups
    --IS for Patient Education, Learning and Involvement
    --Role of IS in Patient Data Generation/Collection
    --Healthcare Knowledge Classification and Summarization
    --Health Information Needs, Seeking, Sharing, & Use
    --Social media applications

    4. Smart/Mobile Devices for Healthcare--Assistive Devices for Individuals with Special Needs
    --Mobile / Wearable Devices in Wellness
    --Intelligent Medical Devices & Sensors
    --Continuous Monitoring & Streaming Technologies for Healthcare
    --Virtual & Augmented Reality for Healthcare
    --Computer Support for Surgical Intervention
    --Localized Data for Improving Emergency Care
    --Smart Devices for Healthy Life Styles and Better Self-care

    5. Management of Smart Health Systems--Adoption and Use of Clinical Decision Support
    --Adoption and Management of Smart Health Devices
    --Healthcare Workflow Management
    --Real-time Analytics & Optimization in Healthcare Operations
    --Managing the Use of Health IT by Care Providers
    --Privacy, Security & Trust Issues in Health System Use
    --Data Quality of Clinical & Patient-generated Data

    6. Smart Health Business, Social, and Economic Issues--ICT & Health
    --Patient & Physician Engagement & Relationships under IT
    --Impact of Health IT on Small & Rural Communities
    --Impact & Management of IT on Healthcare Access, Costs, Delivery, & Outcomes
    --Accountable Smart Health, Reporting, Pricing, & Auditing
    --Value-based Care & Care Pricing Models
    --New Business Models for Healthcare IT
    --Population Health Management - Clinical & Financial impact
    --Impact of New HIPAA Guidelines on Privacy and Security
    --Meta-studies of Community, National & International Programs

    Important Dates:

    Paper Submission: Apr 1, 2018
    Camera-ready:  May 10, 2017
    Conference Dates: Jul 2-3, 2018

    Submission Instruction:

    Long papers must not exceed 12 pages, and short papers must not exceed 6 page (including all contents, references, figures, etc.). Submissions are in English and follow the Springer LNCS paper templates.

    Please see the detailed information via If you have any question about your submission or other issues, please feel free contact us through Email:

    Organizing Committee:

    Conference Co-Chairs

    Hsinchun Chen, University of Arizona and Tsinghua University
    Qing Fang, Wuhan University
    Daniel Zeng, University of Arizona and Chinese Academy of Sciences

    Honorary Co-Chairs

    Zhanchun Feng, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
    Gang Li, Wuhan University
    Ting-Peng Liang, National Sun Yat-Sen University
    Feicheng Ma, Wuhan University
    Doug Vogel, Harbin Institute of Technology

    Program Co-Chairs

    Jiang Wu, Wuhan University
    Chunxiao Xing, Tsinghua University
    Xiangbin Yan, University of Science and Technology Beijing
    Eric Zheng, University of Texas at Dallas

    Workshop Co-Chairs

    Xitong Guo, Harbin Institute of Technology
    Wei Lu, Wuhan University
    Jingdong Ma, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
    Yong Zhang, Tsinghua University

    Publicity Co-Chairs

    Hao Li, Wuhan University
    Hsin-Min Lu, National Taiwan University
    Harry Wang, University of Delaware
    Kang Zhao, University of Iowa

    Publication Co-Chairs

    Zhaohua Deng, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
    Ruhua Huang, Wuhan University
    Xiaolong Zheng, Chinese Academy of Sciences

    Local Arrangements Co-Chairs

    Yiwei Gong, Wuhan University
    Dan Ke, Wuhan University
    Lihong Zhou, Wuhan University


    Kang Zhao
    Assistant Professor
    University of Iowa