The 8th IEEE International Workshop on Medical Computing (MediComp 2021)

Call for Papers


Health and Medical care industries are one of the largest and fastest-growing parts of a country’s economy. The proper collection, management and utilization of medical information play a critical role in detecting health and medical problems, identifying innovative solutions and allocating resources to treat patients, medical computing technologies are widely employed to improve the quality of healthcare services.

There are several significant computing technology developments and innovations that are making a big splash on the health and medical care information manipulation. Examples of currently emerging technologies include, 1) Health sensing: There’s been a sharp increase in the quantity and variety of consumer devices, especially mobile devices such as smartphones, and medical sensors that capture some aspect of physiological, cognitive and physical human health including vital signs, medical images, videos, activity data; 2) Big data analytics: With the increasing digitization of health and medical care, a large amount of health and medical data has been accumulated and the size is increasing in an unprecedented rate, discovering the in-depth knowledge and values from the big medical data is the key to deliver the best evidence-based, patient-centric, and accountable care; 3) Cloud computing: With medical care providers looking at automating processes at lower cost and higher gains, cloud computing provides an ideal platform to achieve high efficient use of computing resources, simplify management, and improve services in a safe and secure manner;4) Artificial intelligent: AI can help people precisely predict or diagnose disease, and provide suitable intervention methods or treatments.

There is no doubt that the adoption of these innovative technologies in health and medical fields creates tremendous opportunities. Yet lots of challenges still need to be resolved for achieving enhanced health and medical care services.

In July of 2014, 1st MediComp was successfully held in Vasteras, Sweden. Based on excellent and notable initial responses from researchers of all different countries. From then on, we had successfully held 7 workshops consecutively.

The workshop aims to investigate how these emerging computing technologies are exploited for creating new ways for health & medical service providers and their patients to readily access and use health information and improving the quality, safety, and efficiency of medical care.

The workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners to share research results, advances and practical experience related to medical computing areas.

The workshop calls for original papers describing the theories, methodologies, and solutions about the innovative application of emerging computing technologies that deal with the collection, storage, retrieval, sharing, and use of medical data and knowledge, as well as the integration of heterogeneous medical services and devices for enhanced medical care services. Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:  

  • The integration of heterogeneous medical services
  • Health sensing technologies and systems and their interoperation
  • Health data storage, processing and manipulation
  • Data mining/deep knowledge discovery from Health and Medical data
  • Big data analysis on health and medical area
  • Mobile health(mHealth) service/system and their interoperation
  • Intelligent integration of multiple medical service/system
  • Privacy and security and on healthcare
  • Intelligent healthcare/decision support system
  • Medical care resource management in smart medical environments
  • Medical related image and video processing
  • Cloud computing and process integration for medical care
  • Pervasive and ubiquitous computing for medical care delivery
  • Semantic/knowledge driven medical information management
  • Interoperation of medical services and devices in smart environments
  • Disease predication and diagnosis based on AI

Important Dates


Workshop papers due: 21 April 2021

Workshop paper notifications: 15 May 2021

Camera-ready and registration due: 31 May 2021


Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research work, as well as industrial practice reports. Simultaneous submission to other publication venues is not permitted.  In accordance with IEEE policy, submitted manuscripts will be checked for plagiarism. Instances of alleged misconduct will be handled according to the IEEE Publication Services and Product Board Operations Manual.

Please note that in order to ensure the fairness of the review process, COMPSAC follows the double-blind review procedure. Therefore we kindly ask authors to remove their names, affiliations and contacts from the header of their papers in the review version. Please also redact all references to authors’ names, affiliations or prior works from the paper when submitting papers for review. Once accepted, authors can then include their names, affiliations and contacts in the camera-ready revision of the paper, and put the references to their prior works back.

Formatting


Workshop papers are limited to 6 pages. Page limits are inclusive of tables, figures, appendices, and references. Workshop papers can add an additional 2 pages with additional page charges ($250USD/page).

Paper Templates


IEEE Paper templates are available in MS Word 2003 and LaTex. All submissions must use US 8.5×11 letter page format.



Workshop Organizers


Ji-Jiang Yang, Tsinghua University, China
Email: yangjijiang@tsinghua.edu.cn

Jianqiang Li, Beijing University of Technology, China
Email: lijianqiang@tsinghua.org.cn

Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed, Marquette University, USA
Email: sheikh.ahamed@marquette.edu

Faheem Akhtar Rajput, Sukkur IBA University, Pakistan
Email: fahim.akhtar@iba-suk.edu.pk

Program Committee


Bruce McMillin, Missouri University of Science & Technology, USA

Hua Zhong, Institute of Software, CAS, China

May D. Wang, Geogia Institute of Technology, USA

Di Xiao,  University of Queensland,Australia

Hossain Shahriar, Kennesaw State University, USA

Minhua Lu, ShenZhen University, China

William Chu, Donghai University, Taiwan

Reiko Hishiyama, Waseda University, Japan

Pinar Yildirim, Okan University,Turkey

Zhen Fang, Institute of Electronics, CAS, China

Dr. Asif Rajput, Sukkur IBA University, Pakistan

Prof. Noman Islam, University of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Dr. Nouman Durrani, National University – FAST, Pakistan