IEEE VisWeek Workshop on Visual Analytics in Health Care

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Check out the great papers and speakers lined up to participate in the workshop. We have 7 papers that will be presented plus two fantastic keynotes. Click here to read all about it!

About the Workshop

Around the world, tremendous sums of money and time are being spent modernizing the health care ecosystem to improve outcomes and reduce cost. One of the critical hypotheses behind many of these efforts is that data, collected as longitudinal electronic health records (EHRs), will enable tools that provide actionable insights about a patientís condition required to make more intelligent medical decisions. This data-driven vision promises to improve care in facilities ranging from emergency rooms to general practitioner offices.

However, these goals are hampered by many fundamental challenges: overwhelming amounts of data, siloed information repositories with non-standard semi-structured and multi-modal data streams, time-limited practitioners with great domain knowledge but often little statistical training, and large semantic gaps between the raw data that is collected and the information needs of people who are delivering care or conducting effectiveness studies. Solutions to these challenges will require multi-disciplinary visual analytics solutions that combine efforts across several intersecting research communities: data mining, visualization and visual analytics, medicine, and medical informatics.

The goal of this workshop is to gather together leading researchers from each of these often independent communities. The workshop will allow us to both review ongoing research in these fields and identify the grand challenges that must be solved at the intersection of these communities to make significant impact on the practice of health care.

Authors for selected papers will be invited to expand on their work as part of a special journal issue dedicated to this workshop's proceedings. For more information, please read the workshop's Call for Participation.

Workshop Date and Venue

The Workshop on Visual Analytics in Health Care is a one day (full day) workshop that is part of IEEE VisWeek 2010 which will take place in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA from October 24-29, 2010. The workshop will be held on October 24, 2010 which is the first day of VisWeek.

The workshop will take place at the same facility used by all other VisWeek events: the Grand America Hotel.

Additional Information

For more information about the workshop, please visit the following pages:

Important Dates

August 27, 2010
Submission deadline.

October 1, 2010
Camera ready deadline for accepted papers.

October 24, 2010
IEEE VisWeek begins!