Software Engineering in Health Care

3rd International Workshop on Software Engineering in Health Care

Sunday, May 22nd and Monday, May 23rd, 2011
International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2011)
Honolulu, Hawaii

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Important Dates
Paper submission deadline: February 4, 2011
Paper acceptance notification: February, 28 2011
Camera-ready accepted paper deadline: March 10, 2011
Workshop: May 22 and 23, 2011

Workshop overview

There are enormous opportunities for use-inspired, fundamental research in computer science and software and systems engineering research in the domain of health, healthcare and medical informatics. To date, however, the health and software engineering research communities have had very little interaction. The consequence is that important research problem formulations remain unrecognized and innovative approaches remain undeveloped.
The goal of this workshop is to bridge this divide to help catalyze software engineering research and development activities in the demanding domains of health, healthcare and medical informatics. The workshop will thus bring together distinguished researchers from both of these fields, who are already active at the boundaries between the fields, to develop a vision and strategy for research community formation and activity in the coming years.

Workshop Agenda
As a general guideline, the themes that we anticipate to be discussed in the workshop include but are not limited to the following.
1. First is the problem of reconceptualizing and developing national-scale electronic health information systems to empower all citizens, not just patients, with access to and control over the use of health information, not limited to medical records. Increasingly such information will come from personal sensors, family and social networks, genome and related databases, food distribution systems, etc.
2. Second is the problem of clinical decision-making support, based on domain knowledge, empirical evidence and information from each individual patient's extended health records.
3. Third is the problem of telehealth for clinical diagnosis, surgery, and interdisciplinary health-team consultations.
4. The fourth area of interest is the development of technologies for assisted living.
5. The fifth interesting application area of information and computing technologies to health care involves the development of systems for large-scale analytics based on extended health record data.
6. Finally, the sixth area of interest is the overall problem of architecting, configuring, deploying and managing large clinical systems that may include legacy systems, new EHR systems, and health-care devices and appliances.

With these themes as a starting point, the SEHC 2011 invites broad participation from people who are actively involved in research and development in any of the above or related areas. To accommodate for the participation of researchers involved in projects in different stages of maturity, we seek a variety of contributions,including

1. position papers (up to 4 pages long)
2. tool descriptions (up to 8 pages long)
3. case studies in clinical setting (up to 8 pages long)
4. research results papers (up to 8 pages long)
Papers should be submitted to the workshop's EasyChair site:
Please indicate in the subtitle of your paper to which of the categories you are submitting. Papers must follow ICSE formatting guidelines: (

Program Committee
George Avrunin, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
Ruth Breu, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Lori Clarke, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
Liam Peyton, University of Ottawa, Canada
John Hatcliff, Kansas State University, USA
Mats Heimdahl, University of Minnesota, USA
Joseph M Jasinski, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, USA
Craig Kuziemsky, University of Ottawa, Canada
Orlando Loques, Federal University Fluminense, Brazil
Bradley Malin, Vanderbilt University, USA
Øystein Nytrø, Norwegian Univesity of Science and Technology, Norway
Barbara Paech, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Andy Podgurski, Case Western Reserve University, USA
Joachim Reiss, Siemens, Germany
Kamran Sartipi, Macmaster University, Canada
Jens Weber, University of Victoria, Canada
Laurie Williams, North Carolina State University, USA
Alfred Winter, Leipzig University, Germany

Workshop organizers
Eleni Stroulia, University of Alberta, Canada
Kevin Sullivan, Uiversity of Virginia, USA

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