International Workshop on Health Information and Knowledge Management (HIKM 2006)

in Conjunction with CIKM 2006
Sponsored by: ACM SIGIR and SIGWEB

Saturday, November 11, 2006
Sheraton Crystal City Hotel, Arlington, VA


Call for Papers

Program Committee

Important Dates



Call for Papers

The health care industry is one of the world's largest, fastest-growing and the most information intensive industries. Medical informatics has been an important area for the application of computing and information management technology for a few decades. The advances in health care such as digitization of medical records, creation of central record systems, development of health care data warehouses continue posing new challenges to information and knowledge management. The high stakes and unique characteristics of health information such as the long-term value of the data, varied data quality, the complexity of the data, the privacy constraints, as well as the availability requirements in emergent situations require special treatments of traditional information and knowledge management techniques.

The workshop aims to provide an open yet focused platform for researchers and practitioners from computer science and health care industry to discuss and present current research challenges and advances in health information and knowledge management. The program will include invited talks, paper presentation and discussions, and a panel. We welcome original research papers that present novel research ideas, position papers that discuss new technology trends and provide new insights into the domain, as well as industry papers that share practical experiences.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Clinical information management
  • Consumer health informatics
  • Data collection
  • Data security and privacy
  • Data integrity and qualitY
  • Data heterogeneity
  • Data integration
  • Decision support systems
  • Decision analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis
  • Healthcare data warehouse
  • Medical information retrieval
  • Outcomes research
  • Public health informatics
  • Clinical data mining and risk modeling
  • Healthcare information standard

Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit original unpublished research papers, industry papers, or position papers. All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by at least three members of the program committee for originality, significance, clarity and quality. Accepted papers will appear in the proceedings published by ACM press.

Papers should be submitted electronically in printable PDF format to: Manuscripts should be formatted using the ACM camera-ready templates available at Papers cannot exceed 8 pages in length. A website with camera-ready instructions is available at

Important Dates

  • Paper Submission: July 21, 2006
  • Acceptance Notification: August 21, 2006
  • Final Manuscript: August 31, 2006
  • Workshop: November 11, 2006

Organizers and Program Co-Chairs

  • Li Xiong, Emory Univeristy, USA
  • Yuni Xia, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis, USA

Program Committee

(still under update)
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Last updated: 06/12/2006