We cordially invite you to submit
your panel proposal to the 2nd ACM SIGHIT International Health
Informatics Symposium (IHI 2012).
Panel proposals are expected to
address new, exciting, and controversial issues on
computing-oriented health informatics and appeal to IHI 2012
attendees with various health informatics-related expertise. The
proposed panel should be provocative, insightful, and informative. A
mix of industry, government, and academic panel members is
A panel typically includes
approximately 4 panelists and a chair who serves as the moderator.
The 90-minute panel should provide a balance between panelists’
presentations/debate and audience
Panelists must make a commitment
to participate. If for any reason, one panelist cannot attend the
panel, the panel chair must first obtain the approval of the
conference general/PC chairs before making another
Panels will be featured
prominently in the conference program.
Each panel proposal should have
• Part 1:
A 1-page extended abstract that includes: the title of the panel,
the names and affiliations of the panelists and the chair, a
description of the topic and what insights the audience will gain
by attending the panel, and short biographies of the panelists.
This extended abstract will appear in the conference
• Part 2: A session proposal
that is at most 4 pages long and includes:
main topics to be discussed/debated during the panel session;
description of the presentation of each panelist;
panel format with an emphasis on how interactivity will be
integrated into the panel (e.g., question and answer session;
information on the panelists and the chair (e.g.,
other information that will assist the PC Co-Chairs and Conference
Leadership to adequately review the panel proposal.
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
panel proposal 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.
- Each accepted panel will appear
in the conference proceedings as a 1-page extended
Panel proposals will be reviewed
by the PC Co-Chairs and the Conference Leadership, based on the IHI
attendees’ likely interest in them, the expertise of the chairs and
the panelists, and the planned interactivity.
- Panel proposal submission deadline: June 30, 2011 11:59pm
- Notification of acceptance: September 1, 2011 11:59pm EST
- Camera-ready copy due: October 5, 2011 11:59pm