Workshop 10-CoHeB

International Workshop on

Collaboration Technologies and Systems in Healthcare and Biomedical Fields

(CoHeB 2013)

Call for Papers and Participation

As part of

The 2013 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2013)

May 20-24, 2013

The Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

San Diego, California, USA

In Cooperation with ACM, IEEE, and IFIP

Extended Submission Deadline: February 04, 2013

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

    • Cloud Computing based research collaborations

    • e-Science

    • Big Data Analytics

    • Cognitive Informatics

    • Medical Records and Standards

    • Semantics and Ontologies for Healthcare and Bioinformatics

    • Databases and Data warehousing in Bioinformatics and Healthcare

    • Data Mining for Healthcare and Biomedicine

    • Interoperable Health Information Exchange

    • 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You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to collaboration technologies and systems in healthcare and biomedical fields.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 400 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 posters (please refer to for the posters submission details) will also be accepted for submission. 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 Workshop submission Web page at .

Only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded to the Workshop link above. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, 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 2013 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 in major indexing services accordingly.

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


Extended Paper Submissions: ------------------------------- February 04, 2013

Acceptance Notification: --------------------------------------- February 21, 2013

Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due: ---------- March 11, 2013 (extended)

Conference Dates: ----------------------------------------------- May 20 - 24, 2013



Alex Mu-Hsing Kuo

School of Health Information Science

University of Victoria

British Columbia, Canada

Phone: +1 250-472-4300

Fax: +1 250-472-4751



Danilo Pani

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

University of Cagliari, Italy

Phone: + 39 070 675 5763

Fax: + 39 070-675-5782


International Program Committee:

All submitted papers will be reviewed by the workshop technical program committee members following similar criteria used in CTS 2013.

  • Tatsuya Akutsu, Kyoto University, Japan

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

  • Rung-Ching Chen, Choayang University of Technology, Taiwan

  • Yeh-Ching Chung, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

  • Courtney D. Corley, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, WA, USA

  • Alessia Dessì, DIEE, University of Cagliari, Italy

  • Zhiyong Feng, Tianjin University, China

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

  • Chien-Yeh Hsu, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan

  • Ching-Hsien Hsu, Chung Hua University, Taiwan

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

  • Yueh-Min Huang, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

  • Chang-Mao Hung, Yung-Ta Institute of Technology & Commerce, Taiwan

  • Bonita Hung, National Center for High-Performance Computing, Taiwan

  • Andre Kushniruk, University of Victoria, BC, Canada

  • Feipei Lai, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

  • Kuan-Ching Li, Providence University, Taiwan

  • Li-Hua Li, Choayang University of Technology, Taiwan

  • Chung-Horng Lung, Carleton University, Canada

  • Chaoyi Pang, CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia

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

  • Tony Sahama, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia

  • Liwen Shih, University of Houston-Clear Lake, TX, USA

  • Venkatesh Srinivasan, University of Victoria, BC, Canada

  • Alex Thomo, University of Victoria, BC, Canada

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

  • Tai-Kuo Woo, National Defense Management College, Taiwan

  • James C.N. Yang, National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan

  • Chingseh Wu, Oakland University, MI, USA

  • André Zúquete, IEETA - Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

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