Conference session on EHR Management and Preservation, Taiwan, Submission deadline: September 1, 2012

Chang, Wo L. wchang at
Wed Aug 1 09:17:36 EDT 2012

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Call for Paper and Participation

CODATA Conference Session on

Electronic Health Record Management and Preservation (EHR-MP)

October 28 - 31, 2012, Taipei, Taiwan

The CODATA (Committee on Data, established since 1966), an interdisciplinary Scientific Committee of the International Council for Science (ICSU), which works to improve the quality, reliability, management and accessibility of data of importance to all fields of science and technology, is happy to host the conference sessions on Electronic Health Record on Management and Preservation at its 23rd Conference in Taipei, Taiwan, Oct. 28 – 31, 2012.  Please see for details.

The ability to apply standard and interoperable solutions to manage and preserve electronic health records (lab test results, CT scans, physician notes, pharmacies, long-term care, etc.) and migrate, distribute, replicate, and access these records from legacy formats and platforms to advanced standard formats and operating systems are vital for clinical care and medical research. However, management and systems interoperability for preservation, storage, and accessibility of such health data has not yet fully defined for electronic health records (EHRs). If management and preservation of clinical information are not addressed, valuable and irreplaceable information will become Inaccessible, or disappear over time with disastrous consequences for patient safety, care and research value. Replacing lost data even if possible, will entail huge costs for patients, clinicians, administrators, pharmacists, and potentially, the entire country’s economy.

The conference session focuses on underlying models, methods, systems, and application areas, with a strong emphasis on clinical information modeling, system performance, and behavior (backward and forward compatibility).

The list of topics of interest includes, but is not limited to:

·         Clinical Knowledge Modeling

·         Universal Representation for Clinical Information

·         EHR Management, Archival, and Preservation

·         EHR System Architecture and Workflow

·         EHR Harmonization

·         EHR Format Migration Strategy

·         EHR DICOM and Multimedia Management

·         EHR/PHR Mobile Application

·         EHR Systems for Clinical Research

·         EHR Security, and Access Control

·         EHR Metadata and Ontologies

·         EHR Semantic Interoperability

·         EHR Query Language

·         Web Services to EHR Repositories

Paper Submission and Proceedings Publication
Full-length papers between 4 and 6 A4 pages are solicited. Detailed submission instructions will be posted on the EHR-MP website in due time. Each submission will go through peer-review process. The conference proceedings potentially be published by the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series.

Important Dates / Websites
Abstract submission: September 1, 2012
Notification to authors: September 15, 2012
Paper submission: October 20, 2012
Camera ready papers: November 10, 2012
Conference dates: October 28 - 31, 2012
EHR-MP website:
CODATA website:

General Chair
Wo Chang, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA

Program Committee
Dr. Kenneth Thibodeau, NIST, USA
Dr. Shinji KOBAYASHI, MD, PhD, Ehime University, Japan
Mr. Kenneth S Rubin, HP, USA
Dr. Sadahiko Kano, Waseda University, Japan
Mr. Gora Ditta, C2C, USA
Dr. Rong Chen, MD, PhD, Health Informatics, Sweden
Dr. Hiroyuki Yoshihara, MD, PhD, Kyoto University, Japan

--Wo Chang
Digital Data Preservation, Project Lead
Digital Media Group, Manager
Information Access Division (IAD)
Information Technology Laboratory (ITL)
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Email: wchang at<mailto:wchang at>
Phone: (301) 975-3439

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