Call For Submission
The 2nd International Saudi Health Informatics Conference is a scientific gathering for researchers, practitioners, educators, and students, to present scientific work, and discuss the future and current scientific discoveries, innovations, and projects in the area of Health Informatics. Below are the main themes available but submission is not limited to these topics:
Track 1. Medical and Clinical Informatics
Electronic Health Record, Hospital/Health Information System, Imaging Informatics (PACS, Radiology Information Systems), Dental Informatics, Decision Support Systems, Nursing Informatics
Track 2. Public Health Informatics
GIS, Registries, Surveillance system, Emergency/Disaster Informatics, Dental Informatics, Nursing Informatics, Imaging
Track 3. Telehealth/Telemedicine
Robotics & Virtual reality, Telesurgeries, Telehealth applications, mobile health and wearable devices
Track 4. Consumer Health Informatics
Patient-centered design, Social media, Mobile Health
Track 5. Security and Privacy
Privacy management, Security, Ethical Issues
Track 6. Computer in Medical Education
Virtual reality, Learning management system, Simulation, mobile learning
Track 7. Ontologies and Knowledge management
Clinical guidelines, Standards, Terminologies
Track 8. Internet of Things, Big Data & Cloud Computing
Big data as a service, Data Management, Complex biological science, Modelling Home-health, Ubiquitous health, Access control, cloud application, mobile cloud
Track 9. Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Business Intelligence in Health
Entrepreneurial strategies, Business intelligence in health, Innovation in Healthcare, Inter culture communication
Track 10. Quality & Patient Safety in Healthcare
Impact of Health Informatics on patient safety, Benefits realizations studies, Quality improvement, Risk management
Track 11. Chronic Disease Management in Health Informatics
Cardiovascular, Diabetes, Hypertension,Stroke, cancer, Type 2 diabetes,Arthritis
Track 12. Bioinformatics
Genomic & Proteomics, Sequence Analysis, Visualization, Simulation
Track 13: Evidence Based Medicine in Health Informatics
Evidence based public health, Meta-analysis, Systematic review, Policy making and management , Methodology
Track 14: Management & Health Administration
Technology Adoption, Success Model, Technology Acceptance
There are 4 scientific programs offered in this conference: Oral Presentation and Poster Presentation, Workshop, Project Forum.
Call for Oral and Poster Abstracts
Abstract Submission Guidelines:
Only the submission of an abstract is required for peer review. All accepted abstracts will be published in the ISHIC conference proceeding. This proceeding is still under IEEE consideration for indexing.
Abstract Reviewing process :
A double blind review process will be employed in reviewing the abstract. Reviewers will provide feedback and recommendation. Program committee will decide the final acceptance of the submission. All decision for acceptance is final.
Abstract Submission Format:
All participants must submit the abstract in the following format:
Abstract must be not more than 500 words, PDF only, Times New Roman 12 pt, 1.5-spaced and should consist of the following sections:
1- Title of the abstract: ALL CAPITALS
2- Authors (e.g., Ahmed Ali, Faisal Abdullah), presenting author always first
3- Organization(s): e.g., King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Body of Abstract must include: Introduction, Methodology, Result and Discussion
Upon the decision of acceptance, presenters will prepare the presentation as follows
PC and PC-based multimedia projector will be provided for your Power Point presentation.
Please bring your presentations on memory sticks and upload all your presentations in advance, on the day of your presentations:
Speakers of morning sessions: during morning registration.
Speakers of afternoon sessions: during lunch break.
Presentation will be 15 minutes each including Q&A session
Maximum poster size: A0 (841 x 1189 mm or 33.1 x 46.8 inches)
Mounting materials will be provided by the organizers.
Abstract Submission: December 17th 2016 by 11:59 p.m
Full paper submission Due date 15th March 2017
Call for Workshops
The purpose of the workshop is to provide a comprehensive forum and encourage in-depth discussion of various technical and application issues in health informatics research field. We invite proposals for workshops that will be held together with the ISHIC 2017 Conference. Workshops will take place on the same venue as the main conference. We welcome proposals on emerging topics that are not able to be fully explored in the main conference. Individuals can run hand-on workshop for either a 3 hour half day or 6 hour full day slot. The workshops should allow for discussion, interaction, hands on activities, presentation and debate on specific topic.
Workshop Proposal Submission Format :
Facilitator(s) of workshop will submit a proposal with the following format
1. Title of the Workshop
2. The theme, goals, and topics of the workshop
3. Relevance and significance of this workshop to the main conference
4. Facilitator Biodata (100 words or less)
5. Synopsis of Workshop (300 words or less)
6. Duration of Workshop: 3 hours or 6 hours
7. Learning Outcomes
8. Program Outline (workshop format)
9. Brief CV and prior experiences in conducting workshop
Workshop Registration :
All participants, including invited speakers, must pay registration fees for the workshop.
Workshop Important Dates:
Workshop Proposal Submission Deadline: January 15th 2016
Notification of Acceptance: January 30th 2016
Camera Ready date for workshop proposal: February 15th 2016
Submit workshop proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org, with email subject "ISHIC 2017 Workshop Submission"
Submit workshop to email@example.com
Call for Student Project forum
Student Project Forum offers a unique platform for undergraduate/graduate students to present their original research in the field of health informatics. The goal of student project forum is to encourage student participation and networking at ISHIC 2017. In particular, it will give students both at the graduate and undergraduate level an opportunity to:
1. Participate in a scientific event
2. Meet Health Informatics community in Saudi Arabia and in the Middle East
3. Share ideas and work in progress
4. Improve interpersonal skills
5. Network with professionals in Health Informatics and related fields
6. Support the transfer of knowledge and idea in the area of health informatics
7. Cultivate the spirit of creativity
Who is eligible?
The name of the program is Student Project forum, but it is open to all undergraduate/ graduate students as well as any working professionals who are involved in any health system/health informatics project.
What is a Project ?
Any work in progress, whether an ongoing research work, system development or innovation project, can be presented at the Student Project Forum.
Students can gain many tangible and intangible rewards from participating in this forum:
1. Award: Best student project award and a certificate of recognition.
2. Visibility: Opportunities to meet with researchers in their field of interest and make important connections.
3. Experiences: Opportunities to sharpen communication, visual, organizational and presentation skills.
4. Opportunity to learn about research areas of their peers to increase their capacity as multidisciplinary researchers.
How does the Student Project forum work?
The organizing committee will review each project and decide the eligibility of the project to be presented at the conference.
Upon acceptance, the participants will prepare a PowerPoint presentation and present their work for 15 minutes including Q&A in front of a panel of healthcare experts.
The forum will allow students to present and discuss their novel research ideas that are yet to be published.
Students will also be assigned mentors so the project can be improved further.
Best student project will also be eligible for best student project award and a certificate of recognition.
Best student project will also be eligible for best student project award and a certificate of recognition.
Student Project Forum Express of Interest (EOI) :
Please submit an EOI with the following format:
1. Names and Affiliation:
2. Title of Project:
3. Project type (research, system, or innovation):
4. Target group:
5. Percentage complete:
6. Is this project part of a course or degree requirements? Please indicate:
7. Project outcomes (publication, software, patent, etc.):
8. Abstract (100 words or less)
About the conference
The International Saudi Health Informatics Conference (ISHIC), its kind in the region, marks an important development in the visibility of Health Informatics as a scientific field. We anticipate participants from more than 20 international countries, including professionals from the United States and several European countries, with individual specialties spanning across the fields of Healthcare including Health Informatics, Biomedical Engineering, Bioinfor-matics, Clinical Informatics, Public Health, Patient Safety & Quality, EBM, radiology and imaging informatics, among others.
The conference will focus on the modern technological developments and expanding the role of health informatics within Saudi Arabia and the Region, from both the clinical and the public health informatics perspective. The conference will also explore the latest advancements in Biomedical engineering, including biomedical devices and instrumentation, as well as examining case studies and models for best practices within healthcare.
- Discuss the leading health informatics theories, frameworks, methodologies, and technologies employed both within Saudi Arabia and internationally.
- Communicate and share the knowledge and experiences of both Saudi and international researchers relating to health informatics.
- Describe and review the best practice approaches to health informatics education.
- Explore research collaboration opportunities between Saudi Arabian and international researchers.
- Highlight the importance of scientific research for health informatics and its role in improving the overall quality of healthcare services within Saudi Arabia.
- Medical informatics
- Clinical informatics
- Public health informatics
- Telehealth/Telemedicine/mobile health
- Privacy & security in healthcare
- Quality, Patient safety
- Evidence Based Medicine
- Internet of Things, Cloud computing, Big Data in Health
- E-learning in Health
- Ontologies and Knowledge Management
- Health/Medical Informatics scholars and students
- Medical and Health Sciences scholars and students
- Allied health scholars and students
- Nursing ,pharmacy, applied medical sciences scholars and students
- Government officials and policy makers
- Physicians, Residents and Interns
- Biomedical Engineers
- Chief Information Officers