Workshop 10-CoHeB

International Workshop on

Collaboration Technologies and Systems in Healthcare and Biomedical Fields

(CoHeB 2012)

Call for Papers and Participation

As part of

The 2012 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2012)

May 21-25, 2012

The Westin Westminster Hotel

Denver, Colorado, USA

In Cooperation with ACM, IEEE, and IFIP

Extended Submission Deadline: February 07, 2012

Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters


This workshop is to provide a scientific forum for disseminating and discussing the latest advances and research results in collaboration technologies and systems as well as bioinformatics as applied to healthcare, life sciences, and biomedical fields. It is a multidisciplinary track that brings together researchers and scientists from academia, industry, government, and research institutions.

The Workshop topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

    • Health and Medical Collaboratories

    • Design and Development Methodologies for Healthcare IT Systems

    • Collaborative e-Health

    • Medical and Nursing Informatics

    • Cognitive Informatics

    • Medical Records and Standards

    • Semantics and Ontologies for Healthcare and Bioinformatics

    • Databases and Data warehousing in Bioinformatics and Healthcare

    • Data Mining for Healthcare and Biomedicine

    • Interoperable Health Information Exchange

    • Medical Data Visualization

    • Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning

    • Knowledge Management and Discovery for Healthcare

    • Decision Support Systems

    • Collaborative Decision Making

    • Wearable Health Sensors and Informatics

    • Mobile Technologies for Healthcare Applications

    • Pervasive Health Systems and Services

    • Multi Platform Interoperability

    • Privacy and Data Security

    • Telehealth and Telemedicine

    • Clinical Problems and Applications

    • Therapeutic Systems and Technologies

    • Software Systems in Healthcare and Medicine

    • Healthcare Management Systems

    • Assistive Technologies

    • ICT for Aging and Disability

    • Human-Machine Interfaces for Special Needs Persons

    • Evaluation and Use of Healthcare IT

    • Genomics

    • Modeling and Simulation

    • Computational Systems


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to collaboration technologies and systems in healthcare and biomedical fields. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author and include up to 6 keywords from the above list of topics and an abstract of no more than 400 words. The full manuscript should be at most 8 pages using the two-column IEEE format. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and posters (please refer to for the submission details) will also be accepted for submission. Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments.

Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript via via the Workshop submission Web page at

Only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded to the Workshop link above. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, technical clarity and presentation. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be registered and presented at the workshop.

Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the CTS 2012 Conference web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed accordingly.

If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please contact the workshop organizers.


Extended Paper Submissions: ----------------------------- February 07, 2012

Acceptance Notification: ------------------------------------- February 21, 2012

Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due: ------------ March 07, 2012

Conference Dates: ---------------------------------------------- May 21 - 25, 2012




Phone: +

Fax: +


International Program Committee:

All submitted papers will be reviewed by the workshop technical program committee members following similar criteria used in CTS 2012.

  • Adrian Barb, Penn State University – Great Valley, PA, USA

  • Elizabeth Borycki, University of Victoria, BC, Canada

  • Keith Decker, University of Delaware, DE, USA

  • Anna Divoli, University of Chicago, IL, USA

  • Jose Manuel Fonseca, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

  • Christoph M. Friedrich, University of Applied Science and Arts Dortmund, Germany

  • David Greenhalgh, University of Strathclyde, U.K.

  • Alexander Hörbst, University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology (UMIT), Austria

  • Chun-Hsi Huang, University of Connecticut, CT, USA

  • Andreas Kerren, Linnaeus University, Sweden

  • Georgios Kontaxakis, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain

  • Andre Kushniruk, University of Victoria, BC, Canada

  • Martin Lopez-Nores, University of Vigo, Spain

  • Paloma Martínez Fernández, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

  • Hammadi Nait-Charif, Bournemouth University, U.K.

  • Chaoyi Pang, CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia

  • Danilo Pani, University of Cagliari, Italy

  • José J. Pazos-arias, University of Vigo, Spain

  • Vicente Traver Salcedo, ITACA, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain

  • Manolis Tsiknakis, Foundation For Research and Technology-Hellas - FORTH, Crete, Greece

  • Alexey Tsymbal, Siemens AG, Erlangen, Germany

  • Bert-Jan van Beijnum, University of Twente, The Netherlands

  • Erliang Zeng, University of Notre Dame, IN, USA

(*Partial TPC. Committee confirmations are pending and will be completed shortly.)

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at URL: or contact one of the Conference's organizers or Co-Chairs: Geoffrey C. Fox at and Waleed W. Smari at