SUBMIT A POSITION PAPER
The provision of healthcare supported by electronic processes and communication is an area that is expanding almost exponentially. E-Health is a field that embraces medical informatics, public health and business, referring to health services and information delivered or enhanced through the Internet and related technologies. In a broader sense, the term characterizes not only a technical development, but also a state-of-mind, a way of thinking, an attitude, and a commitment for networked, global thinking, to improve health care locally, regionally, and worldwide by using information and communication technology. E-Health 2008 is hosted by City University and technically co-sponsored by several of the world’s leading research centers and professional associations.
Call for Papers:
In order to learn about recent developments different from those presented at rigid forums of scientific, technical and academic conferences, it is crucial to provide opportunities for researchers, developers, investors, entrepreneurs, regulatory experts, decision makers and corporate executives to share ideas on business models and opportunities, discuss advances in their R&D efforts and talk about regulatory issues impacting their current projects. The Position Paper Track caters exactly for this need by providing a forum to present leading developments relevant to state-of-the-art technologies.
The length of submitted articles varies according to the three types of position papers; Standard Papers (8 pages), Short Papers (4 pages) and Work-In-Progress Papers (2 pages). The criteria of selection for papers will be based on novelty, innovation and originality. Position papers might introduce relevant technical advances, leading technologies and specific products, private companies and successful business models, etc. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings as well as in various digital and paper based ICST publications. Best papers will be considered for ICST’s joint series with Springer: ICST Lecture Notes (LNICST).
Topics of position papers:
Position papers may present a wide selection of topics, some of the most common examples are as follows (the list is not inclusive):
- Recent advances within a company that yielded success
- Ideas that may lead to an advancement of methodologies or technologies
- Shared experience with existing technologies or products
- Information useful in using a tool or methodology
- Hands on results, experimental data, standardization directions
- Applications or service built on top of a product or development
- Cost-analysis, risk analysis, business models, etc.
Evaluation of Position Papers:
The criteria of selection for positions papers include business and industry oriented elements, such as relevance, innovative edge, business approach, practical feasibility and applicability. A submitted position paper could be rejected, fully accepted or partially accepted. Authors with partially accepted papers will be given additional time to revise their papers.
Publication of position papers:
Accepted position papers will be published in the CCIS of Springer. Selected papers, video recordings of the sessions, product presentations by the exhibitors and interviews with experts on-site will also be considered for ICST’s online publication vehicles as well as the society’s main digital library, the ICST Digital Library (EUDL).