Prof. Ananiadou to give keynote speech at IHI 2012 - Call for participation


Sophia Ananiadou, director of NaCTeM, will give a keynote speech at the 2nd ACM SIGHIT International Health Informatics Symposium (IHI 2012), to be held in Miami, Florida, from 28th - 30th January 2012. Full details of the call for participation provided below:

Call for Participation

2nd ACM SIGHIT International Health Informatics Symposium (IHI 2012)
January 28-30, 2012
Miami, Florida, USA
(mirror site:

IHI 2012 is the flagship symposium on health informatics promoted by the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Health Informatics (ACM SIGHIT). IHI is designed to run as an annual showcase for exciting and innovative research on techniques and technologies developed in universities, hospitals, research labs, and companies all over the world.

IHI 2012 will feature about 140 contributions from 37 countries, including keynote speeches, regular papers, short papers, demonstrations, free tutorials, panels, extended abstracts, and doctoral consortium. Selected regular papers and short papers will be presented in oral sessions. Other papers and demos will be presented by the authors in an open setting, specifically designed to encourage conversation and discussion. The symposium will cover the breadth of problems faced by the community: health informatics education, telemedicine, systems for decision support, human-centered design, information retrieval techniques for health applications, accessibility to personalized predictive modeling techniques, and so on. A highlight of the conference is that we will give awards for the best paper and the best student paper.

Keynote speeches

  • Biomedical Text Mining for Semantic Search and Knowledge Discovery, Sophia Ananiadou
  • Brain-Computer Interfaces: Progress, Problems, and Possibilities, Jonathan R. Wolpaw

Free tutorials

  • Role of Semantic Web in Health Informatics, Satya Sahoo, Amit Sheth, Guo-Qiang Zhang
  • Measuring the Similarity and Relatedness of Concepts in the Medical Domain, Ted Pedersen, Serguei Pakhomov, Bridget T. McInnes, Ying Liu
  • Assisted Living Technologies for Older Adults, Parisa Rashidi

IHI 2012 reflects a collective community effort including reviewers as well as corporate sponsors, who gave generously of their time and who provided funds to specific areas of the symposium. The following companies and institutions generously provided financial support: Google, Optimal Solutions Group LLC, Philips, Indiana University, Siemens, RECCSI, and IBM Research.

The conference hotel, Miami Beach Resort and Spa, is easily accessible by the guests by any means of transportation. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay, Miami Beach Resort and Spa seamlessly blends relaxing luxury with the bustle and color of a Caribbean metropolis. It offers easy access to world-famous attractions:

  • Situated directly on the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean, in the heart of vibrant Miami Beach, Florida
  • Just 2.5 miles from the pulsing shopping and nightlife of South Beach
  • Only 3 miles away from the famed attractions and restaurants of downtown Miami
  • 20 minutes from the Miami International Airport and 22 miles from Fort Lauderdale International Airport

Online registration is now available at the conference website (, mirror site: We also encourage you to stay at the conference hotel at the pre-negotiated conference rates. A direct link to the Miami Beach Resort and Spa hotel reservation system is conveniently available at the conference website.

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