Biomedical ontologies and controlled terminologies provide structured domain knowledge to a variety of health information systems. The rich thesaurus with concepts linked by semantic relationships has been widely used in natural language processing, data mining, machine learning, semantic annotation, and automated reasoning. The dramatically increasing amount of health-related data poses unprecedented opportunities for mining previously unknown knowledge with semantics-powered data analytics methods. However, due to the heterogeneity of different data sources, it is a challenging problem to leverage multiple sources to solve real-world problems, such as designing cost-effective treatment plan for patients, designing generalizable clinical trials, drug repurposing, and clinical phenotyping. The goal of this workshop is to bring people in the field of knowledge representation, knowledge management, and health data analytics to discuss innovative semantic methods, applications, and data analytics to address problems in healthcare, biomedicine, public health, and clinical research with biomedical, clinical, behavioral, and social web data.
We are inviting original research submissions (8 pages) as well as work-in-progress (4 pages). All the accepted papers will be published in the main conference proceedings of BIBM 2016. Selected full papers will be invited to submit an extended version of the paper to Journal of Healthcare Engineering (Impact Factor: 0.925 according to the 2015 Journal Citation Reports released by Thomson Reuters in 2016; and are indexed by major databases such as MEDLINE, PubMed and Science Citation Index Expanded) Special Issue on "Semantics-Powered Healthcare Engineering and Data Analytics". We accept general submissions to the special issue beyond accepted workshop papers as well. Further, the special issue has an expanded scope. We welcome submissions related to semantics-powered healthcare engineering as well.
Camera ready paper submission is due: 11/20
This year the conference will be hosted at the Kylin Villa resort, a 5-star resort in Shenzhen, China.
A block of rooms have been reserved for December 14, 2016 – December 20, 2016 for this Conference. To book a room at the discounted rate (the cut off date is November 15), please follow the instruction at https://cci.drexel.edu/ieeebibm/bibm2016/hotel.htm
We are inviting original research submissions as well as work-in-progress.
Topics of interest include but not limited to:
Oct 25, 2016: Due date for full / work-in-progress workshop papers submission
Oct 31, 2016: Due date for work-in-progress paper submissions
Nov 10, 2016: Notification of paper acceptance to authors
Nov 20, 2016: Camera-ready of accepted papers
Dec 15, 2016: Workshops
Journal submission deadline: January 15, 2017
Please submit a full-length paper (up to 8 page IEEE 2-column format) through the online submission system (you can download the format instruction here ). Electronic submissions (in PDF or Postscript format) are required. Selected participants will be asked to submit their revised papers in a format to be specified at the time of acceptance.
Submission site: Submit a New Paper
The workshop is scheduled in the morning of 12/15/2016 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. The conference program of BIBM 2016 is now available at https://cci.drexel.edu/ieeebibm/bibm2016/BIBM2016Program.pdf.
At least one author of an accepted paper needs to register as one full registration in order to have the paper published in the conference proceedings. The early registration deadline is November 20, 2016.
Please email Workshop co-chair, Zhe He (Zhe.He@cci.fsu.edu)