BHI 2021 Special Sessions Instructions

Deadline for proposal submission: April 4, 2021

The IEEE International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics BHI) is the flagship conference of IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society on the topics of informatics and computing in healthcare and life sciences. The theme of the BHI 2021 is Reshaping healthcare through advanced AI-enabled health informatics for a better quality of life.

IEEE BHI 2021 will be co-organized with IEEE BSN 2021 (2021 IEEE Body Sensor Network) virtually, from 27-30 July, 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. BHI 2021 has the following 10 tracks: Bioinformatics; Imaging Informatics; Biomedical Signal Processing Informatics; Sensor Informatics; Behavioral Informatics; Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning and Deep Learning; Clinical Informatics; Public Health Informatics; Precision Medicine Informatics; Disease Oriented Informatics.

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

Proposals for Special Sessions

Special sessions within BHI 2021 will feature invited talks from leading researchers covering recent progresses on a specialized topic in multi-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary areas of health informatics, life sciences, health care, clinical applications, behavioral informatics, health data analytics and health informatics education. Non-technical talks on topics such as research funding, entrepreneurship, or technology transfer may also be included.

All submissions of invited talks in special sessions will be required to follow the 1-page paper format and will not be included in the IEEE Xplore Conference Proceedings. There is no requirement for full-length papers submission, but authors interested in publishing their paper in the Conference Proceedings, may submit, in addition to their 1-page paper, a 4-page paper, following the corresponding guidelines and deadline for full-length paper submission.

Proposal Submission

Please submit your Special Session proposal by April 4th through the EDAS management system (


Submission steps using EDAS Submission System

Please login to EDAS at and follow the steps below:

1. Select the “Special Session Proposals” track.
2. Type in the title of the proposal. Then select the topic area your proposal falls under best.
3. Click the Submit button.
4. Add all authors of the proposal (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.

For any further information please contact Mrs. Coral Miller (

Special Session Template

The authors should use the link to download the template for their proposals.

Special Session template

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