Workshop 12- CoHeB

International Workshop on Collaboration Technologies and Systems

in Healthcare and Biomedical Fields

(CoHeB 2011)


As part of

The 2011 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2011)

May 23 - 27, 2011

The Sheraton University City Hotel

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Extended Submission Deadline: February 15, 2011

Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters.


This workshop is to provide a scientific forum for disseminating and discussing the latest advances and research results in collaboration technologies and systems as well as bioinformatics as applied to healthcare, life sciences, and biomedical fields. It is a multidisciplinary track that brings together researchers and scientists from academia, industry, government, and research institutions.

The Workshop topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

    • Health and Medical Collaboratories

    • Design and Development Methodologies for Healthcare IT Systems

    • Collaborative e-Health

    • Medical and Nursing Informatics

    • Cognitive Informatics

    • Medical Records and Standards

    • Semantics and Ontologies for Healthcare and Bioinformatics

    • Databases and Data warehousing

    • Data Mining for Healthcare and Biomedicine

    • Medical Data Visualization

    • Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning

    • Knowledge Management and Discovery for Healthcare

    • Decision Support Systems

    • Collaborative Decision Making

    • Wearable Health Sensors and Informatics

    • Mobile Technologies for Healthcare Applications

    • Pervasive Health Systems and Services

    • Multi Platform Interoperability

    • Privacy and Data Security

    • Telehealth and Telemedicine

    • Clinical Problems and Applications

    • Therapeutic Systems and Technologies

    • Software Systems in Healthcare and Medicine

    • Healthcare Management Systems

    • Assistive Technologies

    • ICT for Aging and Disability

    • Human-Machine Interfaces for Special Needs Persons

    • Evaluation and Use of Healthcare IT

    • Genomics

    • Modeling and Simulation

    • Computational Systems


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to collaboration technologies and systems in healthcare and biomedical fields. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author and include up to 6 keywords from the above list of topics and an abstract of no more than 350 words. The full manuscript should be at most 8 pages using the two-column IEEE format. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and poster (please refer to for the submission details) will also be accepted. Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments. Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript via the Easy Chair Workshop site at

Only PDF files will be accepted, loaded to the link above. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, contribution, relevance, technical clarity and presentation. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be registered and presented at the workshop.

Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the CTS 2011 Conference web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed accordingly.

If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please contact the workshop organizers.

Important Dates







International Program Committee:

All submitted papers will be reviewed by the workshop technical program committee members following similar criteria used in CTS 2011.

    • Yuan An, Drexel University, PA, USA

    • Adrian Barb, Penn State University – Great Valley, PA, USA

    • Elizabeth Borycki, University of Victoria, BC, Canada

    • Hao-Teng Chang, China Medical University, Taiwan

    • Donald C. Craig, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

    • Anna Divoli, University of Chicago, IL, USA

    • Jose Manuel Fonseca, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

    • Christoph M. Friedrich, University of Applied Science and Arts Dortmund, Germany

    • David Greenhalgh, University of Strathclyde, U.K.

    • Yskandar Hamam, ESIEE-Paris / F'SATI - Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa

    • Chun-Hsi Huang, University of Connecticut, CT, USA

    • Vipul Kashyap, Partners HealthCare System, Clinical Informatics R&D, CT, USA

    • Andreas Kerren, Linnaeus University, Sweden

    • Georgios Kontaxakis, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain

    • Craig Locatis, National Library of Medicine, NIH, MD, USA

    • Hammadi Nait-Charif, Bournemouth University, U.K.

    • Chris D. Nugent, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, U.K.

    • Chaoyi Pang, CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia

    • Danilo Pani, University of Cagliari, Italy

    • José J. Pazos-Arias, University of Vigo, Spain

    • Manolis Tsiknakis, Foundation For Research and Technology-Hellas - FORTH, Crete, Greece

    • Alexey Tsymbal, Siemens AG, Erlangen, Germany

    • Bert-Jan van Beijnum, University of Twente, The Netherlands

    • Egon L. van den Broek, University of Twente, The Netherlands

    • Erliang Zeng, University of Notre Dame, IN, USA

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at URL: or contact one of the Conference's organizers or Co-Chairs: Geoffrey C. Fox at and Waleed W. Smari at