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Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Health Informatics

January 20-23, 2010, in Valencia, Spain

Editors: Ana Fred 1 ; Joaquim Filipe 2 and Hugo Gamboa 3

ISBN: 978-989-674-016-0

Conference Link: http://www.healthinf.biostec.org/

Foreword: This volume contains the proceedings of the Third International Conference on Health Informatics (HEALTHINF 2010), organized by the Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information Control and Communication (INSTICC), technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMB), in cooperation with the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), the Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC), the Association for Computing Machinery - Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence (ACM – SIGART), Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (UPV) and Centro en Red en Ingeniería Biomédica (CRIB). The purpose of the International Conference on Health Informatics is to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in the application of information and communication technologies (ICT) to healthcare and medicine in general and to the specialized support to persons with special needs in particular. Databases, networking, graphical interfaces, intelligent decision support systems and specialized programming languages are just a few of the technologies currently used in medical informatics. Mobility and ubiquity in healthcare systems, standardization of technologies and procedures, certification, privacy are some of the issues that medical informatics professionals and the ICT industry in general need to address in order to further promote ICT in healthcare. In the case of medical rehabilitation and assistive technology the use of ICT has had important results in the enhancement of the quality of life, contributing to a full integration of all citizens in the societies they are also part of. HEALTHINF is a forum for debating all these aspects. Furthermore, this conference is also a meeting place for those interested in understanding the human and social implications of technology, not only in healthcare systems but in other aspects of human-machine interaction such as accessibility issues. HEALTHINF is one of four integrated conferences that are co-located and constitute the International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies (BIOSTEC). The other three component conferences are BIOSIGNALS (International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing), BIODEVICES (International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices) and BIOINFORMATICS (International Conference on Bioinformatics). The meeting is complemented with a Special Session on Open Source in European Health Care: Crossing the Borders. The joint conference, BIOSTEC, has received 410 paper submissions from more than 55 countries in all continents. 46 papers were published and presented as full papers, i.e. completed work (8 pages/30’ oral presentation), 113 papers reflecting work-in-progress or position papers were accepted for short presentation, and another 78 contributions were accepted for poster presentation. These numbers, leading to a “full-paper” acceptance ratio of about 11% and a total oral paper presentations acceptance ratio close to 39%, show the intention of preserving a high quality forum for the next editions of this conference. The conference included a panel and four invited talks delivered by internationally distinguished speakers, namely: Peter D. Karp (Director Bioinformatics Research Group, Artificial Intelligence Center, United States), Rui M. C. Ferreira (National Coordinator for Cardiovascular Diseases, Office of the High Commissioner for Health, Portugal), Tony Cass (Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Imperial College London, U.K.) and Vicente Traver (ITACA, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain). Their participation has positively contributed to reinforce the overall quality of the Conference and to provide a deeper understanding of the field of Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies. The proceedings of the conference will be indexed by several major indices including Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index, INSPEC, DBLP and it will also be submitted for indexing to EI. A short list of presented papers will be selected so that revised and extended versions of these papers will be published by Springer-Verlag in a CCIS Series book. Conferences are also meeting places where collaboration projects can emerge from social contacts amongst the participants. So, in order to promote the development of research and professional networks the Conference includes in its social program a Conference Social Event & Banquet in the evening of January 21 (Thursday). The program for this conference required the dedicated effort of many people. Firstly, we must thank the authors, whose research and development efforts are recorded here. Secondly, we thank the members of the program committee and the additional reviewers for their diligence and expert reviewing. Thirdly, we thank the keynote speakers for their invaluable contribution and for taking the time to synthesise and prepare their talks. Finally, special thanks to all the members of the INSTICC team whose collaboration was fundamental for the success of this conference. This year, the organization will distribute two paper awards at the conference closing session: the best paper award and the best student paper award. The decision was mainly based on the paper classifications provided by the Program Committee. We wish you all an exciting conference and an unforgettable stay in the magnificent city of Valencia. We hope to meet you again next year for the 4th HEALTHINF, details of which will soon be available at http://www.healthinf.biostec.org. (More)

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