Call for workshop/special-sessions

BHI 2013 Call for Workshops/Special Sessions Proposals
2013 International Conference on Brain and Health Informatics 2013 (BHI'13)
October 29-31, 2013, Maebashi, Japan
Workshop Proposal Due: April 20, 2013 May 27, 2013
Workshop acceptance notification: May 1, 2013 June 1, 2013
Brain and Health Informatics (BHI) aims to develop and disseminate
understandings of novel intelligent computing formalisms,
techniques, and technologies in the special application contexts of
brain and health/well-being related studies and services. It is
devoted to interdisciplinary studies on BHI, covering computational,
logical, cognitive, neuro-physiological, biological, physical,
ecological, and social perspectives of BHI.
BHI'13 aims to provide a leading international, interdisciplinary
forum to bring together researchers and practitioners that explore the
interplay between studies of human brain and health/well-being related
issues and advents of computer science and information
technologies. For instance, emerging advanced information
technologies, such as Internet/Web of things (IOT/WOT), the wisdom Web
of things (W2T), cloud computing, may be applied to brain studies.
The BHI methodology has already resulted in BHI big data, including
various raw brain data, big health data sets, data-related information,
extracted data features, etc. The current challenge is to curate BHI
big data, which can be characterized by four parameters: volume, variety,
velocity, and value, in order to support data sharing and reuse among
different BHI experimental and computational studies for generating and
testing hypotheses about human and computational intelligence as well
as to create services for personalized health and rational therapies.
Submission Process
Workshop/Special-Session organizers should submit their proposals (PDF)
directly to the Workshop Chair via e-mail (see email address below).
Workshop/Special Session proposals should include the following elements:
- Title of the workshop/special session
- Names of workshop organizers, affiliation, mailing address, e-mail
- A description of the topics of the workshop (approx. 250 words)
- Type of the workshop (full-day or half-day)
- A description of how the workshop will contribute to the field
- A short description on how the workshop will be advertised so as
  to ensure a sufficiently wide range of authors and high quality papers
- A list of reviewers for the workshop contributions, and a short outline
  of how the review process will be conducted.
Note that the paper submission deadline could be later than that of
the main conference, and a workshop/special session should be
scheduled to have sufficient time for generating peer
reviews. Basically, the submitted paper must be 10 pages maximum, and
each paper should receive at least 2 peer reviews.
Topics of Interest
Topics of interest are, but not limited to
A. Brain Informatics (BI)
A.1 Thinking and perception-centric investigations of human
    information processing:
A.2 Information technologies for the management and use of brain data:
A.3 Applications
B. Health Informatics (HI)
B.1 Information technologies for healthcare delivery and management
B.2 Healthcare decision support
B.3 Data analytics, data mining, and machine learning
The organizers of approved workshops/special sessions are required to
announce the call for papers, assign papers to PC members for
reviewing and decide upon the final program. Papers accepted for
BHI'13 workshops/special sessions will be published by Springer
As for the main conference, there are 2 types of Paper Submissions and
Publication, which you can choose one of them:
Type I of Submissions and Publication: Full Paper Submissions:

Authors are strongly encouraged to use Springer LNCS/LNAI manuscript
submission guidelines (available at for their initial
submissions.  For workshops, a maximum of 6 pages in Springer
LNCS/LNAI style file. For special sessions, a maximum of 10 pages in
Springer LNCS/LNAI style file. All papers must be submitted
electronically in PDF format only, using the conference management
Type II of Submissions and Publication: Abstract Submissions:

Accepted abstract submissions will be included in the conference
program. Selected abstract submissions will be considered for
publication in special issues of international journals after their
abstracts are extended to a full-length paper and pass a peer review
Important Dates

Workshop Proposal Due: April 20, 2013 May 27, 2013
Workshop acceptance notification: May 1, 2013 June 1, 2013
Workshop Chair & Contact Information
Lars Schwabe, University of Rostock, Germany

Please send the propsal via email to the workshop chair,
and don't hesitate to contact in case of questions.