Welcome to IHI 2012

      Welcome to the web site of the 2012 ACM SIGHIT International Health Informatics Symposium (IHI 2012), the flagship conference of the newly formed ACM Special Interest Group on Health Informatics (SIGHIT)! The annual ACM IHI conference is the premier international forum concerned with the application of computer science principles, information science principles, information technology, and communication technology to address problems in healthcare, public health, everyday wellness as well as the related social and ethical issues.
      The IHI 2012 will be a forum for demo and paper contributions from researchers, practitioners, developers, and users to explore and disseminate cutting-edge ideas and results, and to exchange techniques, tools, and experiences.

      Recent Announcements 

      [Febuary 16, 2012]
      [Febuary 8, 2012] IHI 2012 Best Papers 
      • Best Paper
        Robust Discovery of Local Patterns: Subsets and Stratification in Adverse Drug Reaction Surveillance
        Johan Hopstadius, G. Niklas Norén

      • Best Student Paper
        An Evaluation of Measures to Dissociate Language and Communication Disorders from Healthy Controls Using Machine Learning Techniques 
        Judith Gaspers, Kristina Thiele, Philipp Cimiano, Anouschka Foltz, Prisca Stenneken, Marko Tscherepanow
      [Febuary 1, 2012] A few highlights:
      • 223 attendees 
      • Authors from 38 countries submitted 269 papers across the different tracks 
      • The conference offered 3 tracks:
        • 10-page and 5-page papers   
        • Regular 10-page papers: 68 accepted 
        • Short 5-page papers: 31 accepted 
        • Demos: 8 accepted
      • Acceptance rate for oral presentations: 18% (48/269) 
      • Acceptance rate for poster presentations: 19% (51/269)
      [January 4, 2012] The conference hotel is sold out. IHI 2012 room rate for the Grand Beach Hotel (immediately next door) is available through January 9, 2012.

      [December 4, 2011] Please join our IHI 2012 group on LinkedIn: IHI 2012 group

      [October 24, 2011] The program is now available.

      [September 1, 2011] Paper/demo/panel proposal/tutorial proposal acceptance notifications have been sent out.

      [August 14, 2011] For visa letters, please contact

      [July 6, 2011] The demo submission is open till July 31.

      [July 1, 2011] The submission of regular and short papers is now closed.

      [May 28, 2011] The online submission is available now.
      [April 3, 2011] The conference flyer is available in PDF format.