Call for Workshop Proposals

Following the success of workshops at the past IEEE International Conference of Health Informatics (ICHI), we cordially invite you to submit your workshop proposal to ICHI 2019 to be organized in Xian from June 10th to 13th, 2019.

Workshops are an integral part of ICHI 2019 and will be held on the day prior to the start of the main program (June 10th, 2019). Workshops at ICHI 2019 may be planned for a full- or half-day, and should address topics relevant to healthcare informatics.

The ideal ICHI 2019 workshop proposal will focus on a timely and emerging topic, and be able to attract a number of interesting and high-quality contributions that spark discussions in an informal setting. The organizers can determine the format of the workshop that may include paper presentations, poster sessions, invited talks, panels, or any other type of activity that will foster interaction and discussion.. The approved workshop organizers will be responsible to invite and review submissions, plan the workshop program, and organize the workshop.

All ICHI 2019 workshop papers will be appear in the conference proceedings published by IEEE and will be made available via IEEE Xplore. It is also envisaged that successful workshops may form the basis for special issues of the Journal of Health Informatics Research.

Proposal Preparation

Each workshop proposal should include the following information:
  • Organizers: Names, affiliations, and email addresses; contact person; organizers' background.
  • Topic: Abstract, theme, rationale for the workshop, issues to be addressed, goals of the workshop, relevance to ICHI, previous workshops that this workshop is building on (if applicable).
  • Audience: Target audience, communities that the workshop addresses, anticipated number of attendees.
  • Publicity: Measures foreseen to announce the workshop and attract a sufficient number of participants; envisaged follow-up activities after the workshop (if applicable).
  • Workshop Structure: Workshop length (half-day/3 hours or one-day/6 hours), tentative workshop program, activities foreseen to foster interaction and communication.
  • Reviewing: Planned reviewing process, program committee (if applicable).
  • Call for Papers: Tentative call for papers with workshop deadlines.

If this workshop has been held before, please clearly describe any changes you propose, if any, and also include its history (i.e., the number of submissions, the number of accepted papers, and the number of attendees).No specific format is required, but the overall length of the proposal should not exceed 4 pages.

Submission and Reviewing

Workshop proposals should be submitted electronically at:

Reviewing will be done by the Workshop Chair and independent reviewers as needed. Workshops will be accepted based on timeliness of the topic, relevance to ICHI, potential to attract a sufficient number of participants, and potential of the workshop to spark discussions and achieve impact in the research community.

Important Dates

Proposal submission deadline: Dec 28, 2018

Proposal notification of acceptance: Jan 11, 2019

Submission for workshop papers: March 8, 2019

Notification of workshop paper acceptance: April 5, 2019

Camera ready workshop papers due: May 3, 2019

We will offer 1 complimentary registration for the workshop organizer/chair.