Call for Special Session Proposals

IEEE International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics, Chicago, May 19-22, 2019

Template for Special Session Proposals

Deadline for proposal submission: December 10, 2018

The IEEE International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics BHI) is the flagship conference of IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE-EMBS) on the topics of informatics and computing in healthcare and life sciences. The theme of the BHI2019 is “Integrative informatics and modeling for precision and preventive medicine.

IEEE BHI2019 will be co-localized with IEEE BSN2019 (2019 IEEE Body Sensor Network) at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, during May 19-22, 2019. It will provide a unique forum to showcase enabling technologies of devices and sensors, hardware and software systems, predictive models, databases, and big data analytics that optimize the acquisition, transmission, processing, monitoring, storage, retrieval, analysis, visualization and interpretation of vast volumes of multi-modal biomedical data, as well as related social, behavior, environmental, and geographical data. It will also demonstrate the deployment of BHI informatics solutions that integrate key technologies including machine learning, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT), mHealth, e-Health, human computer interface, telemedicine, bioinformatics, sensors, imaging, and public health monitoring, to achieve patient-centric and outcome-driven effective health care. BHI2019 has the following 10 tracks: Bioinformatics; Imaging Informatics; Biomedical Signal Processing Informatics; Sensor Informatics; Behavioral Informatics; Big Data Analytics and Machine Learning; Clinical Informatics; Public Health Informatics; Precision Medicine Informatics; Disease Oriented Informatics.

BHI2019 will provide dedicated networking social events and special topics workshops to encourage BHI-2019 participants to exchange knowledge and insights, and to cultivate collaborations.

Proposals for Special Sessions

Special sessions within BHI-2019 will feature invited talks from leading researchers covering recent progresses on a specialized topic in multi-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary areas of health informatics, life sciences, health care, clinical applications, behavioral informatics, health data analytics and health informatics education. Non-technical talks on topics such as research funding, entrepreneurship, or technology transfer may also be included.

A typical special session will consist of 6 invited talks and will be scheduled under a Conference Theme and Track with a 90 minute time slot during the conference. Each invited paper will have a 12 minutes oral presentation slot, while a panel discussion on all presented papers will take place at the end of the session. All submissions of invited talks in special sessions will be required to follow the 1-page abstract format and will not be included in the IEEE Xplore Conference Proceedings. There is no requirement for full-length papers submission, but authors interested in publishing their paper in the Conference Proceedings, may submit, in addition to their 1-page abstract, a 4-page paper, following the corresponding guidelines and deadline for full-length paper submission. Slightly different titles should be used for the two submissions.

Proposal Submission

Please submit your special session proposal by December 10 through the EDAS management system (