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BHI-2021 Author Instructions

Reshaping healthcare through advanced AI-enabled health informatics for a better quality of life

The IEEE-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics BHI) is the flagship conference of IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE-EMBS) on the topics of informatics and computing in healthcare and life sciences. The theme of the BHI2021 is “Emerging trends and insights in biomedical and health informatics”.

IEEE-EMBS BHI2021 will be co-localized with IEEE-EMBS BSN2021 (2021 IEEE Body Sensor Network) at Royal Olympic Hotel, Athens, Greece, during September 21-24, 2021. It will provide a unique forum to showcase enabling technologies of devices and sensors, hardware and software systems, predictive models, databases, and big data analytics that optimize the acquisition, transmission, processing, monitoring, storage, retrieval, analysis, visualization and interpretation of vast volumes of multi-modal biomedical data, as well as related social, behavior, environmental, and geographical data. It will also demonstrate the deployment of BHI informatics solutions that integrate key technologies including machine learning, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT), mHealth, e-Health, human computer interface, telemedicine, bioinformatics, sensors, imaging, and public health monitoring, to achieve patient-centric and outcome-driven effective health care. BHI2021 has the following 10 tracks:

  • Bioinformatics; Imaging Informatics
  • Biomedical Signal Processing Informatics
  • Sensor Informatics; Behavioral Informatics
  • Big Data Analytics and Machine Learning
  • Clinical Informatics; Public Health Informatics
  • Precision Medicine Informatics
  • Disease Oriented Informatics

BHI2021 will provide dedicated networking social events and special topics workshops to encourage BHI-2021 participants to exchange knowledge and insights, and to cultivate collaborations.

 
 

Initial Author Instructions

Author Registration

Each lead author must visit the EDAS web site and establish an account with a username and password. 

  1. Visit www.edas.info and click the New User button.
  2. Create your profile. Only the five fields with the red asterisk are required. *It is very important that your name and affiliation associated with your EDAS account are correct and match the name and affiliation that will be listed on your paper. These fields are first & last name, affiliation (company or organization), country, e-mail address, and status. When the fields are filled in, check the Privacy Policies box and click the Add Person button.    [note: if you select USA as the country, you will get a message asking for your state]
  3. You will receive an e-mail containing your password. Your email address and the given password must later be used to access the system during the following steps, so be careful to remember it.
  4. You can then return to the EDAS log-in page (http://www.edas.info) and change your assigned password to one that is easier to remember. To do this, click on the My Profile tab, and then click on change your password. Be sure to record your user name, password and ID number for later reference.

Preparation of initial full paper

Prospective Authors are invited to submit a FULL PAPER of maximum 4 pages consisting of a complete description of the proposed technical content and applicable research results, using the online submission system. Each paper should indicate appropriateness for the scope of the Conference, originality and quality of the technical content, whole organization, and writing style. The paper should, moreover, explain the significance of the contribution and contain a list of key references. It must be prepared according to the paper preparation guidelines provided below. A submission implies willingness to register and present the work if the paper is accepted for presentation at the Conference.

 

Manuscripts will be reviewed by the Technical Program Committee. Authors of accepted initial full papers, must submit the final version according to the deadline of April 1, 2019, register for the Conference, and attend to present their papers. The length for final papers is maximum 4 pages without exceptions.

All accepted papers presented at the conference will be submitted for publication to IEEE Xplore.

For your convenience, the Style Manual and Conference Paper templates in various formats are available through the following links:

*Accepted Papers will be submitted for publication to IEEE Xplore and indexed by EI/Compendex

**Using the IEEE template is mandatory, and any variation from the IEEE template may lead to immediate rejection of your paper by the system.

Submission steps using EDAS Submission System

Please login to EDAS at https://edas.info/N25574 and follow the steps below:

  1. Select the Track you wish to submit to.
  2. Type in the title of the paper and enter a brief abstract of your paper. Then select the topic area your paper falls under best. [note: This will help in matching reviewers with corresponding areas of expertise. The PDF of your full paper will be uploaded later]
  3. Click the Submit button.
  4. Add all authors of the paper (each author must have an EDAS account)
  5. The next page you see will have a large green check mark and a statement that the paper was registered. The last row says Initial Full Paper, and has an icon of a blue cloud next to it. Click on this icon, and then you can upload the PDF of your Full Paper on the next page.

Initial Full Paper is used to refer to the PDF form of your full paper. You can also upload the paper by clicking the My Papers tab at the top of the screen, and then select the upload icon on the same row as the name of your paper. The upload icon (third column from the right) will open a dialog box that will enable you to select and upload the full paper file via the web or via FTP.

Problems in preparing and submitting your paper? Further information?

Contact the BHI-BSN 2019 Conference Manager: Chris Dyer (cdyer@conferencecatalysts.com)

Initial Author Instructions

Author Registration

Each lead author must visit the EDAS web site and establish an account with a username and password. 

  1. Visit www.edas.info and click the New User button.
  2. Create your profile. Only the five fields with the red asterisk are required. *It is very important that your name and affiliation associated with your EDAS account are correct and match the name and affiliation that will be listed on your paper. These fields are first & last name, affiliation (company or organization), country, e-mail address, and status. When the fields are filled in, check the Privacy Policies box and click the Add Person button.    [note: if you select USA as the country, you will get a message asking for your state]
  3. You will receive an e-mail containing your password. Your email address and the given password must later be used to access the system during the following steps, so be careful to remember it.
  4. You can then return to the EDAS log-in page (http://www.edas.info) and change your assigned password to one that is easier to remember. To do this, click on the My Profile tab, and then click on change your password. Be sure to record your user name, password and ID number for later reference.

Preparation of 1-Page Extended Abstracts

Prospective Authors are invited to submit 1-Page Extended Abstracts according to the deadline of March 17, 2019 using the online submission system. Each abstract should indicate appropriateness for the scope of the Conference, originality and quality of the technical content, whole organization, and writing style. The abstract should, moreover, explain the significance of the contribution and contain a list of key references. It must be prepared according to the template provided below. A submission implies willingness to register and present the work if the paper is accepted for presentation at the Conference. 1-Page Extended Abstracts will be reviewed by the Technical Program Committee.

For your convenience, the template for 1-Page Extended Abstracts is available through the following links:

*Using the IEEE template is mandatory, and any variation from the IEEE template may lead to immediate rejection of your paper by the system.

Submission steps using EDAS Submission System

Please login to EDAS at https://edas.info/N25574 and follow the steps below:

  1. Select the “1-page Extended Abstract” track.
  2. Type in the title of the abstract. Then select the topic area your paper falls under best. [note: This will help in matching reviewers with corresponding areas of expertise. The PDF of your extended abstract will be uploaded later]
  3. Click the Submit button.
  4. Add all authors of the abstract (each author must have an EDAS account)
  5. The next page you see will have a large green check mark and a statement that the extended abstract was registered.

Problems in preparing and submitting your paper?

Further information?

Contact the BHI-BSN 2019 Conference Manager: Chris Dyer (cdyer@conferencecatalysts.com)

BHI 2019 Organizing Committee

Conference Co-Chairs

Jie Liang, Univ of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Dimitrios I. Fotiadis, JBHI EiC, Univ of Ioannina, Greece

Technical Program Co-Chairs

David Clifton, Univ of Oxford, UK

Constantinos S. Pattichis, Univ of Cyprus, Cyprus

Georgia Tourassi, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

Special Session Co-Chairs

Wei Chen, Fudan Univ, China

Edward Sazonov, Univ of Alabama, USA

Workshop Co-Chairs

Adam Hoover, Clemson Univ, USA

Esteban Pino, Univ de Concepcion, Chile

Rapid Fire Co-Chairs

Misha Pavel, Northeastern Univ, USA

Omer Inan, Georgia Tech, USA

Financial Chair

Yufei Huang, Univ of Texas at San Antonio, USA

International Program Committee Chair

Metin Akay, Univ of Houston, USA

Women’s Activities Co-Chairs

Maria Teresa Arrendondo, Univ Politécnica Madrid, Spain

Holly Jimison, Northeastern Univ, USA

Amy Wang, Univ of Alabama, USA

Industrial Liaisson

Julien Penders, Bloomlife, USA

Steering Committee

Guang-Zhong Yang, Chair, Imperial College London, UK

May D. Wang, EMBS VP, Georgia Tech and Emory Univ, USA

Stephen Wong, External Partnership, Houston Methodist, USA

Andrew Laine, BHI-TC Chair, Columbia Univ, USA

Benny Lo, BSN-TC Chair, Imperial College London, UK

Student’s Activities Co-Chairs

Subhamoy Mandal, DKFZ, Germany

Ahmed Metwally, Stanford Univ, USA

Conference Support

Vassiliki Potsika, MedLab, Greece

UIC Support

Technical Program Committee

Haider Abbas, National Univ of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan

Nabil Alshurafa, Northwestern University, USA

Amir Amini, Univ of Louisville, USA

Andrew Boyd, Univ of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Francesca Buffa, Univ of Oxford, UK

Maria Fernanda Cabrera, Tech Univ of Madrid, Spain

Paulo de Carvalho, Univ of Coimbra, Portugal

Maggie Cheng, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA

Yang Dai, Univ of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Jessilyn Dunn, Stanford Univ, USA

Bjoern Michael Eskofier , FAU, Germany

Themis Exarchos, Unit of Med Tech & Intel Inf Syst, Greece

Guoliang Fan, Oklahoma State Univ, USA

Hassan Ghasemzadeh, Washington State Univ, USA

Daniela Giordano, Univ of Catania, Italy

Jackey Jiaqi Gong, Univ of Maryland, Baltimore County,USA

Ming - Chun Huang, Case Western Reserve Univ, USA

Omer T. Inan, Georgia Tech, USA

Walter Karlen, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Shen Li, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Yuan Luo, Northwestern Univ, USA

Hammad Naveed, National Univ of Computer & Emerging Sciences, Pakistan

Ranadip Pal, Texas Tech Univ, USA

Andreas Panayides, Univ of Cyprus, Cyprus

Misha Pavel, Northeastern Univ, USA

Yang Shen, Texas A&M Univ, USA

Ye Sun, Michigan Technology Univ, USA

Toshiyo Tamura, Waseda Univ, Japan

Jie Tian, Institute of Automation, CAS, China

Thanasis Tsanas, Univ of Edinburgh, UK

Vincent S. Tseng, National Cheng Kung Univ, Taiwan

Maarten de Vos, Univ of Oxford, UK

Amy Y. Wang, Univ of Alabama at Birmingham, USA

David Wong, University of Leeds, UK

Winston Wu, Pharmaco-Kinesis Corporation, USA

Wenyao Xu, Univ at Buffalo, USA

Hui Yang, Pennsylvania State Univ, USA

Jinfeng Zhang, Florida State Univ, USA

Yefeng Zheng, Siemens Corporate Research, USA

Tingting Zhu, University of Oxford, UK

Reyer Zwiggelaar, Aberystwyth Univ, UK

BHI 2019 Local Committee

Andrew Boyd, Univ of Illinois at Chicago
Maggie Cheng, Illinois Inst Tech
Hananeh Esmailbeigi, Univ of Illinois at Chicago
Daniela Stan Raicu, DePaul University
Dr. Meishan Lin, Assistant Director of the Center for Bioinformatics and Quantitative Biology, UIC

The workshops will be announced soon...

Will be announced soon. 

Important Information

The Conference Proceedings will be included in the IEEE Interactive Electronic Library (IEL) as part of IEEE Xplore. All authors who have been accepted must register for the conference and attend the conference to present their paper. Authors who do not attend the conference to present their papers, or arrange for a co-author or knowledgeable colleague to present their paper in the absence of the primary author, will not have their paper published in the IEEE IEL and IEEE Xplore, per IEEE policy.

IEEE reserves the right to exclude a submission from distribution after the conference, including exclusion from IEEE Xplore, if the submission does not meet IEEE standards for scope and/or quality. Articles excluded from further distribution shall be archived by IEEE but shall not be indexed or appear on IEEE Xplore.

Accepted 4-Page Papers

1. Register Online Here

Please read carefully the following information concerning the registration procedure that is presented in the Author Instructions, especially if you are the prospective presenter of an accepted paper or if you need to guarantee inclusion of your accepted paper in the proceedings. An accepted paper will be published in the proceedings only if the registration payment for one of the authors is received and correctly processed by 1 April 2019 - no exceptions. In addition, the author must attend the conference and present the paper. Papers that are not presented will not be published. No exceptions.

To qualify for member rates, the membership number must be provided in the registration form.

One author registration will cover the publication expenses of only TWO accepted papers. For each additional accepted paper associated to the same registration, you must pay the associated surcharge. In the case no registration has been received and correctly processed to cover the paper publication, the conference organizers will contact the authors before the paper is removed from the proceedings.

You will be required to enter your registration confirmation code in EDAS prior to uploading your paper. If you need to register by bank transfer, please contact Chris Dyer, BHI-BSN 2019 Registration Manager. 

NO PAPER WILL BE PUBLISHED WITHOUT THE AUTHOR'S COMPLETED REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT.

2. Generate an IEEE Xplore compatible manuscript using PDF Xpress

All final manuscripts must be generated using the PDF Xpress tool.

To generate the IEEE Xplore compatible PDF file of your paper, follow these steps:

  1. Use the paper template found at https://www.ieee.org/conferences/publishing/templates.html
  2. Remove all headers, footers, and page numbering from your paper
  3. Create your IEEE PDF eXpress account: http://www.pdf-express.org
  4. Conference ID: 46583X
  5. The first time you access the system, please follow the link to new user. Please note that in order to access the service, you need to allow the use of cookies from the PDF eXpress web site. Once you have registered as a new user:
    1. Upload the source file (containing your paper) for conversion.
    2. Receive by e-mail the IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF of your paper.

3. Upload your Xplore compatible PDF manuscript to EDAS

  1. Log in at https://edas.info/N25574
  2. Select the “My Papers” tab
  3. Select the paper title you wish to upload the manuscript for to be directed to the paper record
  4. Specify the presenter and complete the presenter's biography form - Please declare who will be presenting the paper at the conference. Once in your paper record, click the Change/Add icon in the Presenter row. Indicate who will present the paper and click Choose presenter. Presenters must fill out a short bio (50 word max) on EDAS by going to the ‘My Profile’ tab and filling in the information in the ‘Brief bio’ field. Information in this form will be used by the session chairperson to introduce the presenter.

  5. Complete the electronic copyright form via EDAS - IEEE is enforcing strict copyright rules. For your convenience, the copyright form is made available electronically through EDAS. To access the copyright form, select the icon in the copyright column within your paper record.  *NO PAPER WILL BE PUBLISHED WITHOUT THE SUBMITTED COPYRIGHT FORM.

  6. Upload your paper - Bypass the “Review Manuscript” option in your EDAS paper record and upload your paper directly to “Final Manuscript” by selecting the upload icon. Submissions are due by April 1, 2019.

IMPORTANT COPYRIGHT NOTICE FOR WEB AND INTERNET POSTING

If authors wish to post their papers electronically on any web site, any ftp site, or any other electronic dissemination technique, they must include the IEEE Copyright notice on the initial screen displaying the IEEE-copyrighted material.

Oral Presentations

The duration of a presentation slot is 15 minutes including questions from the audience.

A LCD projector & computer (Windows 10, MS Powerpoint & Adobe Acrobat Reader) will be available in every session room for regular presentations. Please bring your presentation on a USB, as well as email it to yourself so you have a backup.

Preparation of Visuals:

PLEASE NOTE THAT INDIVIDUALS USING COMPUTER PROJECTION MUST BRING A MEMORY STICK CONTAINING THEIR PRESENTATION. Files can be uploaded to the local PCs in the lecture rooms during the breaks before/between the session. To avoid software compatibility problems (MS Powerpoint), speakers are advised to bring a .ppt or .pptx or PDF-version of their presentation.

Speakers should arrive in their session room 15 minutes BEFORE the start of their session to report to the Session Chair. If you are presenting during a session which does not have a break before it, report to your presentation room 15 minutes prior to the session before yours.

Poster Presentations

Posters should be put up at least 4 hours prior to the poster session you are scheduled in. Authors are expected to attend the poster session as scheduled in the program.

The placement of your poster will be marked on the panel, where it will be presented with a poster number indicated in the Program. The maximum usable area is 45in x 45in.

Please include a 5 cm x 5 cm photo of the presenter in the upper right hand corner of the poster, and underline the name of the presenter in the author listing.

Push pins will be provided to affix posters to the poster panel.

Posters must be removed at the end of each poster session.

BHI Rapid Fire Instructions

All authors of POSTER PRESENTATIONS will have the opportunity to participate in a RAPID-FIRE SESSION the day of their poster presentation. If you would like to participate, you must upload your slides via EDAS through the PRESENTATION upload option by MAY 12. The presentation time is going to be strictly controlled so that the rapid-fire sessions can be finished in the allotted time and you need to follow these rules:

  1. Each author will have no more than two minutes (120 seconds) to present the main theme of his/her work and may one title slide and use up to two slides.   Your slides must include automatic timing associated with automatic advances.  If you send us slides that do not have the embedded timing, the organizers will insert arbitrary timing.
  2. The slides must be in a PowerPoint format – PDFs and other formats will not be accepted. The template is available here.
  3. Authors need to name their file <LastName_FirstName>.ppt/x.
  4. You must upload your slides via EDAS through the PRESENTATION upload option by MAY 12 to be included in the rapid fire session. The organizers need this advanced submission to organize the session.

The BHI 2019 conference will be held May 19-22, 2019, in Chicago, IL. The goal of the BHI 2019 meeting is to present the best new research in all areas of biomedical and health informatics.

The BHI 2019 Program Committee recognizes that the results of some exciting research may not be available by the general abstract submission deadline. Therefore, we offer a call for late-breaking abstract submissions for abstracts that highlight up-to-date innovative research. The goal is to enrich the BHI conference with excellent work that are completed after the general submission deadline.

All abstract submissions must be made electronically through BHI’ss online abstract submission system.  Those accepted will be presented as posters at the conference. The same submission rules apply to late-breaker abstracts and to regular abstracts. The late-breaking abstracts site opens on April 18, 2019, and the deadline for late-breaking abstract submission is April 28, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. PDT.  A submission implies willingness to register and present the work if the abstract is accepted for presentation at the conference. Final selection of late-breaking abstracts will be made by the Technical Program Committee.

Notifications of acceptance or rejection of abstracts will be sent to the submitting author by April 29, 2019.  Selected abstracts will be presented as poster presentations during the Poster Session on Tuesday, May 21st. It is the submitting author’s responsibility to inform all co-authors of the status of the abstract.