Jeremy.Gibbons | 3 May 16:55 2013
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Foundations of Health Information Engineering and Systems (FHIES 2013) - extended submission deadline

THIRD AND FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS

Third International Symposium on
Foundations of Health Information Engineering and Systems
http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/FHIES2013/

International Institute for Software Technology
United Nations University, Macau
21st-23rd August, 2013

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY - CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS CALL

Submission deadline extended by two weeks, to May 20th.
Additional category of extended abstracts (max 2 pages) solicited.
Apologies for duplication.

BACKGROUND

ICT plays an increasingly enabling role in addressing the global challenges of healthcare, in both the
developed and the developing world. The use of software in medical devices has caused growing concerns in
relation to safety and efficacy. The increasing adoption of health information systems provides great
potential benefits but also poses severe risks, both with respect to security and privacy and in regard to
patient safety. Hospital and other information systems raise important issues of workflow support and
interoperability. Regulators, manufacturers and clinical users have pointed out the need to research
sound and science-based engineering methods that facilitate the development and certification of
quality ICT systems in health care. Such methods may draw from or combine techniques from various
disciplines, including but not limited to software engineering, electronic engineering, computing
science, information science, mathematics, and industrial engineering.

AIMS
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