[AK-MI] Call for Papers: ProHealth 07

Elske Ammenwerth Elske.Ammenwerth at umit.at
Mo Apr 16 12:11:09 CEST 2007

Call for Papers

1st International Workshop on
Process-oriented Information Systems in Healthcare
Brisbane, Australia, 24 September 2007
In conjunction with the 5th International Conference on Business
(http://bpm07.fit.qut.edu.au/); Brisbane, Australia, 24-28 September

Workshop Background and Goals:
Healthcare organizations and providers are facing the challenge of 
delivering high-quality services to their patients, at affordable
High degree of specialization, prolonged medical care for the ageing 
population, increased costs for dealing with chronic diseases, and the

need for personalized healthcare are prevalent trends in this 
information-intensive domain. The emerging situation necessitates a 
change in the way healthcare is delivered to the patients and
processes are managed.
BPM technology provides a key to implement these changes. Though 
patient-centered process support becomes more and more crucial in 
healthcare, however, BPM technology has not yet been broadly used in 
healthcare environments. This workshop shall elaborate both the 
potential and the limitations of IT support for healthcare processes.
shall further provide a forum wherein challenges, paradigms, and tools

for optimized process support in healthcare can be debated. We want to

bring together researchers and practitioners from different communities

( e.g., BPM, Information Systems, Medical Informatics, E-Health) who 
share an interest in both healthcare processes and BPM technologies.
workshop will deal with different facets of process-oriented
systems in healthcare, and it will give insights into the technological

challenges, applications, and perspectives emerging for BPM technology

in this context.

Workshop Description:
Process-oriented information systems have been demanded for more than
years and terms like "continuity of care" have even been discussed for

more than 50 years. Yet, healthcare organizations are still 
characterized by an increasing number of medical disciplines and 
specialized departments that frequently only focus on their internal 
The patient treatment process, however, requires interdisciplinary 
cooperation and coordination. The recent trend towards healthcare 
networks and integrated care even increases the need to effectively 
support interdisciplinary cooperation along with the patient treatment

process. Recent studies discussing the preventability of adverse events

in medicine recommend the use of information technology, since 
insufficient communication and missing information turned out to be 
among the major factors contributing to adverse events. Yet, there is 
still a discrepancy between the potential and the actual usage of IT in

healthcare. This workshop focuses on research projects which aim at 
closing this gap. It shall elaborate both the potential and the 
limitations of IT support for healthcare processes, and discuss 
approaches existing in this context.

Topics of the workshop include but are not limited to:
* Process modelling in healthcare
* Process oriented system architectures in healthcare
* Workflow management in healthcare
* IT support for guideline implementation and decision support
* Managing flexibility and exceptions in healthcare processes
* Requirements for medical guideline and medical pathway support
* Process optimization in healthcare organizations and healthcare
* Process interoperability & standards in healthcare
* Process patterns in healthcare
* Lifecycle management for healthcare processes
* Visualization, monitoring and mining of healthcare processes
* Context-aware healthcare processes
* Ambient intelligence & smart processes in healthcare
* Process coordination in healthcare

Submitted papers 
will be evaluated on the basis of relevance, 
originality, technical quality, and exposition. Papers should clearly 
establish their research contribution and the relation to healthcare 
processes. The workshop will also provide the opportunity for demo 
sessions, where presenters can showcase advanced prototypes based on 
their research.

Format of the Workshop:
The workshop will comprise presentations of accepted papers, tool 
presentations, and keynotes. Papers should be submitted in advance and

will be reviewed by at least three members of the program committee.
accepted papers will appear in the workshop proceedings published by 
Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.

There will be a single LNCS volume dedicated to the proceedings of all

BPM workshops. As this volume will appear after the conference, there 
will be informal proceedings during the workshop. At least one author 
for each accepted paper should register for the workshop and present

Paper Submission:
Prospective authors are invited to submit papers for presentation in
of the areas listed above. Only papers in English will be accepted. 
Length of full papers must not exceed 12 pages. Position papers and
reports should be no longer than 6 pages. Papers have to be formatted
LNCS format ( http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html).
Papers have to present original research contributions not concurrently

submitted elsewhere. The title page must contain a short abstract, a 
classification of the topics covered, preferably using the list of 
topics above, and an indication of the submission category (regular 
paper/position paper / tool report).

Papers (preferably in PDF format) should be submitted electronically
e-mail to Manfred Reichert (m.u.reichert at utwente.nl 
<mailto:m.u.reichert at utwente.nl>).

Important dates:

Submission of Papers: 8 June 2007
Notification: 13 July 2007
Final Version Due: 3 August 2007
Workshop: 24 September 2007


Manfred Reichert
Information Systems Group ,
Department of Computer Science, University of Twente,
P.O. Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands
E-Mail: m.u.reichert at utwente.nl <mailto:m.u.reichert at utwente.nl>

Richard Lenz
Institute for Medical Informatics,
University of Marburg, Bunsenstrae 3, 35037 Marburg, Germany
E-Mail: lenzr at staff.uni-marburg.de <mailto:lenzr at staff.uni-marburg.de>

Mor Peleg
Department of Management Information Systems
University of Haifa, Haifa, 31905, Israel
E-Mail: morpeleg at mis.hevra.haifa.ac.il 
<mailto:morpeleg at mis.hevra.haifa.ac.il>

Program Committee:

Wil van der Aalst, The Netherlands
Elske Ammenwerth, Austria
Oliver Bott, Germany
Paul de Clercq, The Netherlands
Enrico Coeira, Australia
John Fox, UK
Yanbo Han, China
Stefan Jablonski, Germany
Klaus Kuhn, Germany
Richard Lenz, Germany (Co-chair)
Olivera Marjanovic, Australia
Silvia Miksch, Austria
Mor Peleg, Israel (Co-chair)
Silvana Quaglini, Itlay
Shazia Sadiq, Australia
Manfred Reichert, The Netherlands (Co-chair)
Hajo Reijers, The Netherlands
Heiko Schuldt, Switzerland
Yuval Shahar, Israel
Ton Spil, The Netherlands
Annette ten Teije, The Netherlands
Paolo Terenziani, Italy
Samson Tu, USA
Dongwen Wang, USA
Barbara Weber, Austria
Mathias Weske, Germany

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