[Computational-biology] Workshop on Informatics Applications in Therapeutics (IEEE BIBM 2011) call for paper

Guanglan Zhang via comp-bio%40net.bio.net (by guanglanzhang from gmail.com)
Fri Jul 15 13:39:27 EST 2011

Workshop on Informatics Applications in Therapeutics (http://
cvc.dfci.harvard.edu/wiat2011) will be held in conjunction with IEEE
BIBM 2011 in Nov, 2011 at Atlanta, GA, USA.

Informatics techniques and computational tools have been employed to
explore the information embedded in the human genome, proteins,
signaling pathways, and immune system. Informatics applications have
been widely applied to basic biological research, rational vaccine
design, development of new therapeutics, clinical operations, and
patient care. The various flavors of informatics in biomedical field
include bioinformatics, imaging informatics, clinical informatics, and
health informatics. They are essential in helping to translate basic
research findings to the bedside applications and improve efficacy of
the health care delivery. Biomedical informatics and information
technology in general have long-reaching implications to a variety of
medical fields. The overall goal is to advance various aspects of
health care: public and individual health care, health sciences
research, and health education. Examples include informatics-based
improvements of hospital processes, development and delivery of more
efficient and effective patient treatments, and improved diagnostic

We invite submission of original papers describing previously
unpublished research and development describing recent advances in the
field of biomedical informatics. All papers will be peer-reviewed. All
accepted papers will be included in the Workshop Proceedings published
by the IEEE Computer Society Press. Selected papers will be published
in several journals including Immunome Research and Journal of
Immunological Methods. Students and Postdoc authors of the workshop
can apply for Student Travel Award. BIBM 2011 will offer 20 student
travel awards.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

    Information acquisition and retrieval for health care applications
    Applications in medical problem solving and decision making
    Medical data management, privacy, security, and confidentiality
    Innovative applications in electronic health records
    Display and visualization of biomedical data
    Biomedical data mining and knowledge discovery
    Database and knowledge base systems for biomedical data and
    Natural language processing for biomedical literature, clinical
notes and so on
    Health IT Standards
    Health information system framework
    Information security in health care applications
    Computational methods for clinical process modeling
    Software applications for complex biological and clinical studies
    User-interface design issues applied to medical devices and

For more information, please visit workshop website at

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