2016 Workshop on Visual Analytics in Healthcare

(In conjunction with AMIA 2016 , November 12th, 2016, Chicago, IL)



Call for Papers

The 2016 Workshop on Visual Analytics in Healthcare (VAHC 2016) is the seventh annual workshop that provides an opportunity for participants to discuss state-of-the-art data visualization techniques and review how such techniques can be applied to healthcare data. The primary objective of the annual workshop is to bring together medical experts, leading scientists, and visionaries to discuss visualization techniques that can be applied to healthcare data and discuss the areas of healthcare that need more attention from the visualization and visual data mining communities. The workshop will allow participants to showcase their ongoing work on visual analytics of healthcare-related data through podium, posters, or demo presentations as well as to learn more about emerging techniques, software applications, and datasets.

This year the VAHC 2016 workshop will be co-located with the 2016 American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Annual Symposium in Chicago, Illinois.

Topics and Scope

We will welcome discussions of the use of visual approaches, interaction design, statistical methods, and machine learning for healthcare data analysis. Participants may address the needs of a variety of users, including clinical researchers, epidemiologists, public health analysts, pharmaco-vigilance experts, physicians, hospitalbased quality assurance officers, insurance claim analysts, and patients.

Topics of interests include but are not limited to:

  • Visual Analytics of health data (e.g., in surgery, radiology, Electronic Health Records, emergency room and operation room, patient safety, Public Health Data, patient-generated health data, clinical data, drugs)
  • Visual Analytics for forecasting and tracking of health data (e.g., pandemic forecasting and tracking, outcome forecasting or prediction)
  • Improving patient understanding and/or physician-patient communication with Visual Analytics
  • Dashboards for health data (e.g., Public Health Surveillance programs)

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.

  • Full paper: Papers are limited to eight pages.
  • Poster: Poster submissions are limited to two pages.
  • Demo: Demonstration submissions are limited two pages.

Important Dates

  • Deadline for submission:      August 31st, 2016 Sept 5th, 2016 (extended deadline)
  • Notification of acceptance:  September 25th, 2016
  • Camera-ready papers due:   October 10th, 2016
  • Workshop:                          November 12th, 2016

Organizational Committee

Jesus J Caban, PhD - NICoE, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Bhanu Bahl, PhD - Harvard Medical School
Adam Perer, PhD - IBM Research
Jacquelyn W. Blaz, PhD, MS - UW-Madison School of Nursing
Jeremy Warner, MD - Vanderbilt University
Sary Beidas, MD - Orange Park Medical Center
Uba Backonja, PhD RN - University of Washington School of Medicine
Carolyn Petersen, MBI, MS - Mayo Clinic
Shira Fischer, MD, PhD - RAND Corporation
Danny Wu, PhD, MSI- University of Cincinnati