2013 Workshop on Visual Analytics in Healthcare

(In conjunction with the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Annual Symposium, Nov 16th, Washington, DC)



Call for Papers

The 2013 Workshop on Visual Analytics in Healthcare (VAHC 2013) will provide an opportunity for participants to discuss state-of-the-art data visualization techniques and review how such techniques can be used within clinical settings. The primary objective of the workshop is to bring together leading scientists and clinical practitioners to discuss the visualization techniques that can be applied to clinical settings and discuss the areas of healthcare that need more attention from the visualization community. The workshop will allow participants to showcase their ongoing work on visualization and visual data mining techniques as well as to learn more about emerging techniques, software applications, and datasets.

To help transition visual analytics from research concepts to practice, the VAHC 2013 will be co-located with the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Annual Symposium.

Topics and Scope

Topics of interests include but are not limited to:

  • Visual analysis and exploration of longitudinal clinical trial data
  • Visual data mining of electronic health records
  • Visualization of prescriptions drugs and interactions
  • Improving operating room (OR) workflow with visual analytics
  • Outcome forecasting or prediction
  • Visual analytics for patient safety
  • Pandemic forecasting and tracking
  • Visual analytics in surgery / radiology / OR / emergency room (ER)
  • Improving patients understanding with visual analytics
  • Clinical dashboards
  • Data summarization
  • Visual data fusion
  • Position papers advocating for specific visual analytics topics in healthcare

Paper Submission and Format Guidelines

We encourage a diverse range of submissions and demonstrations from academic, healthcare organizations, and industry that addresses any of the topics listed above. Submissions can be for (1) paper / podium presentations, (2) poster presentations, or (3) live and interactive demonstrations.

  • Paper: Papers are limited to four pages. Papers should be formatted following the AMIA guidelines as described here . The file format for submissions is Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). Other formats will not be accepted. Contact vahc2013 at if you have any questions.
  • Poster: Poster submissions are limited to two pages.
  • Demo: Demonstration submissions are limited two pages.

Important Dates

  • Deadline for submission: September 9, 2013
  • Notification of Acceptance: September 30, 2013
  • Camera-ready Papers Due: October 10, 2013
  • VAHC 2013: November 16, 2013


Jesus J. Caban (NICoE, Naval Medical Center / jesus.j.caban.civ at
David Gotz (IBM T. J. Watson Research Center / dgotz at