Important Dates

Conference Hotel

The main conference and workshops will be held in the Marriott hotel in Atlanta, GA, USA. The conference and workshops provide authors with a special rate ($149/day + tax). The cutoff date is 10/18/2011. Please visit the conference homepage for details.


Description of the topics

The goal of biomedical and health informatics is to advance biomedicine and healthcare using information technologies. One of fundamental issues that healthcare/biomedical researchers encounter today is how to make use of the enormous amount of electronic healthcare/biomedical data. Healthcare knowledge discovery from the data holds great promise to improve the quality of patient care, prevent potential medical errors, and reduce healthcare cost. In addition, this may enable the practices of medicine to be (healthcare) data-driven and accelerate evidence-based medicine. Establishing a methodology for knowledge discovery and management of large amounts of health/biomedical data has therefore become a main priority in health informatics and biomedicine. To accomplish this objective, both practical applications and theoretical research will be essential.


Organized in conjunction with BIBM 2011, the goal of this workshop is to attract various researchers from both computer science, information science, biomedical informatics, biomedicine, and healthcare for sharing and exchanging their awareness of current research issues, technologies, and ideas. Papers are welcome from the following topics (but not limited to):

Paper Submission Guideline

All papers accepted for workshops will be included in the Workshop Proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Society Press, which are indexed by EI.

In order to solicit high-quality papers and increase the number of submissions to the 2011 Workshop on Biomedical and Health Informatics, the workshop organizers will allow authors to have their best work published in a more extended format. The workshop organizers will select a small number of manuscripts submitted to the workshop for possible publication based on the reviews by the workshop program committee.

The full papers submitted to BHI 2008 were invited to submit extended versions. Those manuscripts were published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. Here is the journal link.






Workshop Organizers

Illhoi Yoo, Ph.D.

University of Missouri School of Medicine


Min Song, Ph.D.

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)