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Paper submission due date : July, 14th 2024

Notification to authors : July, 31st 2024

Camera-ready papers due : September 13th 2024

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Quality and expenditure control in healthcare have become key objectives for authorities in both developed and developing countries. The digital transformation of the sector has shown great promise in responding to these objectives and addressing the challenges of health services, particularly those related to the ageing of the population, the increase in chronic diseases and the personalisation of medicine. Indeed, the rapid proliferation of mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and the presence of the digital network anywhere and anytime, will enable quality improvements in healthcare services, often at short notice, providing personalized patient care, reducing the number and duration of hospital stays, enabling continuous patient monitoring and designing efficient and safe home care.

The recent development and use of artificial intelligence and analytics techniques to use big data in healthcare to develop new and improved methods of disease surveillance, improve diagnosis and early detection of disease, discover new treatments, uncover new drug side effects or interactions, and design and study the use of decision-making methods and IT solutions in order to improve the performance and safety of the patient pathway management, both, in and out of hospital. The recent challenges presented by COVID-19 are examples of the need to maximise the optimisation of healthcare functions and services. Digital transformation, including the development of new IT innovations and disruptive approaches and the use of e-health services, is a key solution to address these challenges.

Digital transformation, which is already underway in many countries, is defined for a health organisation as a process of fully integrating digital technologies into all of its activities in order to improve its performance. It is characterised not only by technical development, but also by the establishment of a new way of working, an attitude, and a commitment to networked, global thinking, to improve healthcare through the use of ICT. Consequently, it profoundly alters the regulations and methodologies employed in the administration of the healthcare system, thereby striving to devise novel and innovative informatics solutions to facilitate, reinforce, and utilise this transformation. As the digital transformation of the healthcare brings significant advances to the care system, it also requires significant changes in the behaviour of healthcare stakeholders. Like any major change in norms and practices, this transition would also face resistance, barriers and fears it can generate. As such, it presents hospital organisations with a real problem in driving the change amongst their staff. Many employees may feel disoriented and overwhelmed by the new ways and practices. They may see digital transformation as a risk rather than an opportunity. In order for them to become engaged actors in this process, rather than being subjected to it, it is essential that health institutions involve their staff and provide them with the means to manage and drive this change.

To that purpose, both the development of IT innovations and disruptive approaches, and as well as the adoption and deployment of IT solutions in healthcare environments, combined with education and training in digital health, are fundamental prerequisites, not only for the widespread adoption but also for the effective use of e-health solutions and a key to the success of digital transformation in healthcare. Digital health education and training, based on health informatics, should be targeted at all types of stakeholders involved in the health ecosystem and should be based on innovative educational methods and adapted to the profiles of these stakeholders.

The workshop will provide a research-rich environment to address the challenges and support the development of new novel and disruptive approaches that pave the way for improved public health and personalised medicine. As COVID-19 is one of the most challenging communicable and infectious diseases in many countries, research related to the development of innovative solutions to improve early surveillance, detection, diagnosis or treatment of infectious diseases will be supported. It’s in this context that this workshop has been designed to bring together researchers and practitioners to share research results, advances and practical related experiences in this field.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to

  • E-health patient-centered solutions
  • Disruptive approaches to the development of health informatics solutions
  • Use of artificial intelligence and analytics techniques to exploit big data in healthcare
  • Innovative approaches in university healthcare education
  • IT innovations for novel healthcare solutions for improved diagnosis and treatment
  • Development and study of design and deployment of decision making methods in healthcare
  • Techniques, methods and systems for the development and management of Pathways or care flows
  • Process simulation and virtual reality in healthcare: Tools and challenges
  • Digital transformation methods and training challenges
  • Human factors in digital health
  • Application of health informatics in clinical cases
  • Analysis of e-health trends, issues and development constraints
  • Emerging concepts, models and technologies to promote the effectiveness and efficiency of healthcare services
  • Open source technologies to improve the sustainability and quality of healthcare
  • Semantic intelligence and big data for healthcare uses vis-à-vis health 4.0
  • Geocoding of health data
  • Practice-based research methods for health IT
  • Methodology design and development for healthcare IT
  • Software engineering in health care
  • Data management and analytics for healthcare/e-health
  • Privacy and ethical issues in healthcare/e-health
  • Model-based design of trustworthy health information systems
  • Privacy-preserving or enhancing techniques for secondary use and sharing of clinical data
  • Research methods and techniques for electronic clinical records and data

Tunisia

October 22 - 26, 2024

Limited places

Free Lunch & Snacks

Workshop Organizer & Scientific Committee

Workshop Chair and Co-Chairs

Prof. Dr. Thomas Lux

Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, Germany (Chair)

Prof. Yousef Khader

Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan (Co-Chair)

Prof. Adel Taweel

Birzeit University, Palestine/ Kings College London, UK (Co-Chair)

Dr. Farah Jmili

ISITCom, University of Sousse, Tunisia (Local Chair)

Prof. Elyes Lamine

CGI, IMT Mines Albi - ISIS, INU Champollion, Castres, France (Co-Chair)

Committee

  • Hassan Badir, Université Abdelmalek Essaadi, Tangier, Morocco
  • Mohamed Jmaiel, Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, ENIS, Tunisie
  • Salma Chahed, School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Westminster, UK
  • Bernhard Breil, Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Rym Ben Bachouch, PRISME, université d'Orléans, Bourges, France
  • Sara Ibn El Ahrache, Ecole Nationale des Sciences Appliquées de Tanger, Morocco
  • Malek Masmoudi, LASPI, IUT de Roanne
  • Rafika Thabet, INP Grenoble, France
  • Mounir Moktari, Institut Mines Télécom, Paris, France
  • Conrad Attard, University of Malta, Malta
  • Mario Macedo, Atlantica University, Portugal
  • Faux Francis, school engineers ISIS, France
  • Nader Mohamed, California University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • Giorgio Leonardi, University of Eastern Piedmont Amedeo Avogadro, Italy
  • Saeed Seyyedi, University of California Berkeley and San Francisco, USA
  • Osama El Hassan, Emirates Health Informatics Society, UAE
  • Jameela M. Al-Jaroodi, Robert Morris University, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Abdulalam Yassine, Lakehead University, Ontario, Canada
  • Hannes Schlieter, Technical University Dresden, Germany
  • Lisanne Kremer, Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Submission

Manuscripts must be prepared in 10-point font using the IEEE 8.5″ x 11″ two-column conference format. All papers should be exported in PDF format and should be anonymous, as IEEE AICCSA conducts a double-blind review process. The papers must be submitted electronically via EasyChair at: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aiccsa2024

The workshop will provide a research-rich environment to address the challenges and support the development of new novel and disruptive approaches that pave the way for improved public health and personalised medicine. As COVID-19 is one of the most challenging communicable and infectious diseases in many countries, research related to the development of innovative solutions to improve early surveillance, detection, diagnosis or treatment of infectious diseases will be supported. It’s in this context that this workshop has been designed to bring together researchers and practitioners to share research results, advances and practical related experiences in this field.

Submitted papers must be original work and should not be under consideration for any other conference or journal. Ensure that you adhere to the formatting guidelines: manuscripts must be prepared in 10-point font using the IEEE 8.5″ x 11″ two-column format. All papers should be in PDF format and must not exceed 6 pages, including all figures, tables, and references. Use the appropriate IEEE template for conference proceedings to prepare your revised manuscript, available at: href="http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html.

Please, do not include headers, footers, or page numbers in your final submission. Verify that your document is IEEE Xplore-compatible and use the recommended templates when preparing your camera-ready version. Convert your manuscript to a PDF document.

Authors of accepted papers must sign the IEEE copyright form. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to attend and present the paper at the workshop.

Manuscripts must be prepared following the IEEE 8.5″ x 11″ two-column conference format, not exceed 8 pages, and be anonymous due to the double-blind review process managed by IEEE AICCSA. Submit your papers electronically via EasyChair at:https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aiccsa2024.

If you have any questions, please contact thomas.lux@hs-niederrhein.de or ataweel@birzeit.edu.

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