We cordially invite doctoral students to submit their extended abstracts to, and participate in, the doctoral consortium of the IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics (ICHI 2013).

The doctorial consortium is expected to offer a supportive learning opportunity for doctoral students in the early stage of their research on health informatics related problems to discuss their work in progress and to receive feedback and guidance from the ICHI Doctoral Consortium mentors
. Extended abstracts will not appear in the ICHI conference proceedings. All topics described in the Call for Papers are eligible for extended abstract submissions.


Each extended abstract should be 2-page in length, containing title, motivation, problem statement, proposed methodology, progress/results so far, outstanding issues, and related work and references. Submissions must not have appeared in, or be under consideration for, another conference, workshop, journal, or other target of publication.

All aspects of the submission and notification process will be handled electronically. Submissions must adhere to the following formatting instructions:

  • Submissions must adhere to the IEEE Proceedings Format available for LaTex and Word. Changing the template's font size, margins, inter-column spacing, or line spacing is prohibited. Each extended abstract must be submitted as a single PDF file, formatted for 8.5" x 11" paper.
  • Submissions should not list keywords, general terms, and categories and subject descriptions. In addition, submissions should not have the copyright notice located at the bottom of the left column of the first page of the IEEE Proceedings template.

All extended abstract submissions for the doctoral consortium will be formally reviewed by the ICHI Program Committee to ensure every accepted submission is appropriate for ICHI.

The conference organizers will work on ensuring that the doctoral consortium is well attended and have a vibrant discussion environment.

  • Doctoral consortium submission deadline: March 18, 2013 11:59pm EST
  • Notification of acceptance: May 13, 2013 11:59pm EST
  • Camera-ready copy due: June 17, 2013 11:59pm EST