HIS 2012 Call for Tutorials
HIS 2012: The 1st International Conference on Health Information Science
8th-9th, April, 2012, Beijing, China
December 12, 2011: The deadline for submission of tutorial proposals
January 1, 2012: Selection results to be announced
The 1st International Conference on Health Information Science (HIS 2012) aims to integrate computer science/information
technology with healthcare sciences & services, embracing information science research coupled with topics related to the
modeling, design, development, integration, and management of health information systems. HIS 2012 provides a leading forum
for presentation of original research results, as well as exchange and dissemination of innovative, practical development
experiences. The conference covers all aspects of medical/health/biomedicine information resources, data management, data mining, and knowledge discovery, development of new architectures and applications for health information systems. In addition, HIS2012 draws researchers and application developers from a wide range of health information science and technology related areas. By promoting novel, high quality research findings, and innovative solutions to challenging health informatics issues, the conference seeks to continuously advance the state-of-the-art in health informatics technologies. Besides the technical program, the conference will feature workshops, tutorials, panels.
HIS '12 will host short and long tutorials as well as workshops that focus on new research directions and initiatives. The tutorials will be part of the main conference technical program, and are free of charge to the attendees of the conference. Further, the conference provides the following support per tutorial: a honorarium of $500 and one complimentary registration for a tutorial presenter who is not also a presenting author.
We invite proposals for tutorials from active researchers and experienced tutors. Ideally, a tutorial will cover the state-of-the-art research, development and applications in a specific health information science and technology direction, and stimulate and facilitate future work. A tutorial should not mainly focus on only the presenter's previous work. Tutorials on interdisciplinary directions, novel and fast growing directions, and significant applications are highly encouraged. HIS’12 will provide an honorarium for each tutorial. It is possible, depending on actual conference attendance, that the conference can (partly) support travel and subsistence expenses for tutorial speakers. Please provide an estimate for these expenses in your proposal if you are expecting the conference to cover these expenses for you. We will assume that the tutorial speakers will be able to cover these expenses from their own sources if no estimate is included in their proposals. A tutorial proposal should be formatted in the following sections.
• Abstract (up to 150 words)
• Topic overview: What will the tutorial be about? Why do you believe this is an interesting and  significant subject for the Health Information Science community at large?
• Content details: An outline of the tutorial in the form of a bulleted list with references and estimates for  the time that will be devoted to each subject.(up to 1 page)
• Target audience and prerequisites (up to 100 words): From which areas do you expect potential  participants to come? What prior knowledge, if any, do you expect from the audience? What will the  participants learn? How many participants do you expect?
• Relevance and rationale of presenting the tutorial at HIS 2012(up to 200 words)
• A list of forums and their time and locations if the tutorial or a similar/highly related tutorial has been  presented by the same author(s) before, and highlight the similarity/difference between those and the  one proposed for HIS 2012 (up to 100 words for each entry)
• A list of tutorials on the similar/highly related topics given by other people, and highlight the difference  between yours and theirs (up to 100 words for each entry)
• A list of other tutorials given by the authors, please list the titles, the presenters and the forums only.
• Tutor's short bio and their expertise related to the tutorial (up to 100 words per tutor)
• Length of the tutorial: short (1.5-3 hours) or long (3-6 hours). If you are flexible, please indicate in the  outline the content that will not be included if a short tutorial is given.
• A list of up to 20 most important references that will be covered in the tutorial
• (Optional) URLs of the slides/notes of the previous tutorials given by the authors, and any specific  audio/video/computer requirements for the tutorial
Please kindly send your proposals to:
firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com