• Data Mining and Information Discovery
  • Parallel and Distributed Computing
  • Mobile and Internet Computing
  • Grid &Cloud Computing and Escience
  • Performance and Tools in Distributed Computing


Healthcare-Workshop: The 1st International Workshop on Healthcare Systems Engineering
(In conjunction with CyberC 2011)
October 10 -12, Beijing, China


The threat of a widespread pandemic event such as H1N1 has public health officials and emergency responders across the globe focusing on the development of better decision-making tools for managing their response. Effective systems development for this domain involves several research areas including public health, computer science, operations management and logistics. The Healthcare Workshop promotes interdisciplinary research that can drastically improve pandemic response, increase patient safety, and lower healthcare costs. The Healthcare Systems Engineering workshop encourages research from a variety of disciplines including, but not limited to healthcare management, logistics, operations research, and computer science that describe novel and unique engineering principles, concepts, and methodologies for managing healthcare data and supply chains during a medical surge event.

Authors are invited to submit original technical papers covering but not limited to the topics of interest listed below:
• Healthcare Operations Management
• Humanitarian Logistics
• Medical Decision Making
• Healthcare Socio-Technical Systems Analysis
• Healthcare Quality Engineering
• Healthcare Logistics
• Healthcare Informatics
• Healthcare Information Systems
• Healthcare Data Collection/Dissemination
• Healthcare Public Policy
Workshop General Chair
Sunderesh Heragu, University of Louisville

Program Co-Chairs
Aman Gupta, University of Louisville
Robert Kelley, University of Louisville

Program Committee
Ashlea Bennett, University of Arkansas
John Fowler, Arizona State University
Ali Ekici, University of Houston
Hari Balasubramanian, University of Massachusetts
Mark Lawley, Purdue University
Kai Yang, Wayne State University
Li Zeng, University of Texas at Arlington
Mike Hewitt, Rochester Institute of Technology
Ford Guangfu Zeng, University of Texas at Arlington
Yoo, Jung-Woon, Bradley University

Important Days

June 25, 2011 - Conference Paper Submission Deadline
July 15, 2011 - Notification of Acceptance/Rejection & Registration Starts
August 15, 2011 - Camera-Ready Paper Submission Due & Registration Due

Manuscript Guidelines

All submitted manuscripts should be prepared as technical papers and may not exceed 8 letter size (8.5 x 11) pages including figures, tables and references using the IEEE format for conference proceedings (print area of 6-1/2 inches (16.51 cm) wide by 8-7/8 inches (22.51 cm) high, two-column format with columns 3-1/16 inches (7.85 cm) wide with a 3/8 inch (0.81 cm) space between them, single-spaced 10-point Times fully justified text). For more information please see ftp://pubftp.computer.org/Press/Outgoing/proceedings/. Submissions not conforming to these guidelines may be returned without review. The submitted manuscripts can be prepared in Word, or Latex using the IEEE templates, but authors should finally submit the manuscript in PDF format and make sure that the file will print on a printer that uses letter size (8.5 x 11) paper. The official language of the meeting is English.

Paper Submission

Manuscript submission procedure is available over the Web at http://edas.info/. We encourage you to use edas online submission by selecting “Healthcare-2011”. If you have troubles in using the Web submission, you can also submit your paper to Healthcare@cyberc.org or contact us. Electronic submissions must be in the form of a readable PDF file. 


All accepted and presented papers, including the workshops’ papers, will be published by IEEE Computer Society's Conference Publishing Services (CPS) and are included in the IEEE Xplore database. They will be further arranged for indexing through IEE INSPEC, EI (Compendex), and Thomson ISI. Authors of accepted papers, or at least one of them, should register and present their work at the conference, otherwise their papers will be removed from the digital libraries of IEEE Xplore and EI after the conference.

Paper Acceptance

Manuscripts should present the current research in the areas identified in the call for papers. All submitted manuscripts will be reviewed by experts in the fields and will be judged from the aspects of problem significance, contributions, originality, correctness, technical strength, quality of presentation, and relevance to the conference attendees. Papers will be accepted with Regular Papers and Short Papers with maximal 8 pages and 4 pages in the final version respectively.    

Other Information

For other issues, please follow the CyberC instructions (see www.CyberC.org) or email to Dr. Sunderesh Heragu at s.heragu@louisville.edu.

Please find the full Call-of-Paper here!