This workshop is co-located with IEEE/WIC/ACM WI-IAT 2007 & IEEE GrC 2007


Important Dates


Description of the topics

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 2007, the goal of this workshop is to attract various researchers from both computer science and healthcare for sharing and exchanging their awareness of current research issues, technologies, and ideas. Papers are welcome from topics related to various data- and knowledge-based approaches in health informatics, such as (but not limited to) the following:


- Health information technology (HIT)

- Evidence-based medical practice using HIT

- Personalized medicine using HIT

- Medical image mining

- Electronic health record data warehouses

- Human-computer interaction and usability in healthcare

- Health information modeling and sharing

- Database integration and management

- Health Information retrieval and extraction

- Biomedical literature mining

- Ontology-based mining

- Linguistic and semantic resources including dictionary and ontology

- Extraction of functional information from biomedical literature

- Computer-aided annotation

- Drug discovery

- Text mining in biomedicine/healthcare

- Lessons learned from health information system implementation

- Nursing Informatics

- Clinical decision support



Paper Submission Guideline

We invite high-quality original papers. A full-paper should not exceed 5000 words; there is no formal format requirement except that at the time of submission. All papers should be submitted in pdf. In addition, we accept short-paper (1 page) for a poster session.


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




One registration covers everything so that the workshop attendances can attend any regular sessions of the main conference as well as other workshops.



Workshop Organizers

Min Song, Ph.D.

Department of Information Systems

College of Computing Sciences

New Jersey Institute of Technology

University Heights

E-mail: AT

Illhoi Yoo, Ph.D.

Department of Health Management and Informatics

School of Medicine

University of Missouri-Columbia

E-mail: yooil AT