Call for Papers
ACM Transaction on Intelligent Systems and Technology (ACM TIST)
Special Issue on Intelligent Healthcare Informatics

Healthcare Informatics is a research area dealing with the study and application of computer science and information and communication technology to face both theoretical/methodological and practical issues in healthcare, public health, and everyday wellness. Intelligent Healthcare Informatics may be defined as the specific area focusing on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) theories and techniques to offer important services (such as a component of complex systems) to allow integrated systems to perceive, reason, learn, and act intelligently in the healthcare arena. One of the many peculiarities of healthcare is that decision support systems need to be integrated with several heterogeneous systems supporting both collaborative work and process coordination and the management and analysis of huge amount of clinical and health data, to compose intelligent, process-aware health information systems.

This ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (ACM TIST) special issue seeks articles discussing fundamental principles, algorithms or applications for process-aware health information systems. This special issue will respond to the research challenges by encouraging researchers in the computing world to bring to bear novel techniques, combinations of tools, and so forth, to effectively manage and deal in an integrated way with healthcare processes and data.

Topics of interest include but not limited to: Submissions

On-Line Submission (will be available around May 13, 2013 to accept submissions for the second issue): (please select "Special Issue: Intelligent Healthcare Informatics" as the manuscript type). Details of the journal and manuscript preparation are available on the website:

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: November 20, 2013 October 20, 2013 September 30, 2013
Notification of First Review: February 20, 2014 January 13, 2014
Submission of Revised Manuscript: April 28, 2014
Notification of Final Acceptance: June 14, 2014
Final Manuscript Due: June 30, 2014

Guest Editors

Carlo Combi (carlo.combi at
Universita' degli Studi di Verona, Italy

Jiming Liu (jiming at
Hong Kong Baptist University

Last change: January 15, 2013