We cordially invite doctoral students to submit their extended abstracts to, and participate in, the doctoral consortium of the 2nd ACM SIGHIT International Health Informatics Symposium (IHI 2012).

      The doctorial consortium is expected to offer a supportive learning opportunity for doctoral students in the early stage of their research on health informatics related problems to discuss their work in progress and to receive feedback and guidance from the IHI audience in two ways: (1) as a poster presentation during a poster session of the IHI conference and (2) as an article in the SIGHIT Record, the newsletter of SIGHIT ( Extended abstracts will not appear in the IHI conference proceedings. All topics described in the Call for Papers are eligible for extended abstract submissions.


      Each extended abstract should be 2-page in length, containing title, motivation, problem statement, proposed methodology, progress/results so far, outstanding issues, and related work and references. Submissions must not have appeared in, or be under consideration for, another conference, workshop, journal, or other target of publication.

      All aspects of the submission and notification process will be handled electronically. Submissions must adhere to the following formatting instructions:

      • Submissions must adhere to the ACM Proceedings Format available for LaTex, WordPerfect, WordPerfect 9, and Word. Changing the template's font size, margins, inter-column spacing, or line spacing is prohibited. Each extended abstract must be submitted as a single PDF file, formatted for 8.5" x 11" paper.
      • Submissions should not list keywords, general terms, and categories and subject descriptions. In addition, submissions should not have the copyright notice located at the bottom of the left column of the first page of the ACM Proceedings template.

      All extended abstract submissions for the doctoral consortium will be formally reviewed by the IHI Program Committee to ensure every accepted submission is appropriate for IHI.

      The conference organizers will work on ensuring that the doctoral consortium is well attended and have a vibrant discussion environment.

      • Doctoral consortium submission deadline: June 30, 2011 11:59pm EST
      • Notification of acceptance: September 1, 2011 11:59pm EST
      • Camera-ready copy due: October 5, 2011 11:59pm EST