BHI 2012
Hong Kong, Shenzhen
5-7 Jan 2012
IEEE-EMBS International Conference on
Biomedical and Health Informatics
"Global Grand Challenge of Health Informatics"

About BHI2012

The inaugural meeting of the IEEE-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI) will be held in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China, 5-7 January, 2012. BHI is a new Special Topic Conference recently launched by the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS). The inaugural meeting will be held in conjunction with the 8th International Symposium on Medical Devices and Biosensors and the 7th International Symposium on Biomedical and Health Engineering, with joint sponsorship by the IEEE-EMBS and the Key Lab of Health Informatics of Chinese Academy of Sciences (HI-CAS).

BHI 2012 will be focused on the theme of Global Grand Challenge of Health Informatics. It will provide a unique forum to examine enabling technologies of devices and systems that optimize the acquisition, transmission, processing, storage, retrieval of biomedical and health information as well as to report clinical studies on the novel application of health information systems and the deployment of telemedicine.

Please download the Announcement for more information about this event.


  • Special Academician & Fellow Forum sponsored by the Key Lab for Health Informatics of Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Special Workshop on “Meet with IEEE-EMBS Editors-in-Chief” sponsored by IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
  • Special Panel on “Grand Challenge on Health Informatics”
  • Special Forum on Imaging Informatics
  • Special Session on "Health Informatics in Eye Care" organized by Prof. Qiu-Shi Ren (任秋实教授)
  • Special Session on "Medical Imaging and Analysis" organized by Prof. Wu-Fan Chen (陈武凡教授)

  • Accepted papers will be included in IEEE Xplore
  • Extended version of selected papers may be considered for publication in special issue on Health Informatics topic of the IEEE Trans. on Information Technology in Biomedicine (SCI, EI, Scopus)

The conference covers a broad spectrum of themes including but not limited to the following:

I) Acquisition, Transmission, Processing, Storage and Retrieval of Health Information

  • Wearable and/or implantable systems
  • Body sensor/area networks (BSN /BAN)
  • Energy scavenging technologies
  • Wireless Health end-to-end quality of service
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic systems
  • Internet and web solutions for healthcare delivery
  • Multi-scale modeling and information fusion
  • Ambient assisted living, smart homes and community healthcare systems
  • Electronic health records, interoperability and connectivity
  • Picture archive and communication systems (PACS)
  • Health information security and privacy
  • Context-aware retrieval

II) Biologically Inspired Informatics

  • Virtual reality in medicine and surgery
  • Bio-inspired robotics and biomimics
  • Brain-computer interfacing and human–computer interfacing

III) Informatics in Biological Systems

  • Neuroinformatics
  • Genomics, proteomics, metabolomics and trans-omics
  • Bioinformatics, computational biology and systems biology
  • Data mining in omics study
  • Next generation genome sequencing
  • Epigenetic and functional genomics
  • Personalized biomarkers, therapy and drug
  • VLSI implementation and integration of data-mining methods for the analysis of bio-medical data
  • Visualization of bio-medical data

IV) Medical Imaging Informatics

  • Real-time imaging
  • Multimodal imaging
  • Molecular imaging
  • Image and video data compression
  • Archive integrity and security

V) Health Informatics Applications

  • Cardiovascular informatics
  • Applications in the early diagnosis and treatment of cancers
  • Informatics for assistive technologies
  • Sport informatics
  • Health informatics for first responders and service personnel

VI) Deployment of m-Health and Telemedicine

  • p-health, m-health, u-health, e-health systems
  • Deployment Issues

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