Visible to the public 4th International Workshop on Software Engineering in Health Care (SEHC 2012)

Call for Papers

4th International Workshop on Software Engineering in Health Care SEHC 2012

at International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2012)
Zurich, Switzerland,

Important Dates
Paper submission deadline: February 17, 2012
Paper acceptance notification: March, 19 2012
Camera-ready accepted paper deadline: March 29, 2011
Workshop: June 4 and 5, 2012

Workshop overview
The world faces increasing reliance on software-intensive systems to manage quality health care services, from scheduling, billing, and health carerecords to the control of life-critical devices and process-guided procedures. Unique challenges and risks arise with the development, evolution, andintegration of health software. The goal of this fourth workshop is to continue the development of an interdisciplinary community to identify andaddress software engineering challenges in health care applications.

Example Topics for Submission
We solicit submissions in the following, non-exclusive areas:
* Software engineering for clinical, home, and mobile healthcare systems (subsuming information and communication systems and devices)
* Quality assurance techniques including testing, static/dynamic analyses, and formal methods in health care systems, processes, and medical devices
* Security engineering aspects of health care systems
* Middleware and interoperability infrastructure for integration of medical devices into overall healthcare systems
* Requirements engineering for health care processes and systems (involving many different stakeholders)
* Model-driven engineering for health care systems and system integration
* Architectures and product line techniques for healthcare systems and system integration
* Healthcare process definition, analysis, automation, and improvement
* User interface issues in health care systems and processes
* Certification and regulatory issues in medical device and health care system development

With these themes as a starting point, the SEHC 2012 invites broad participation from people who are actively involved in research and development inany of the above or related areas. To accommodate for the participation of researchers involved in projects in different stages of maturity, we seek avariety of contributions,including

1. short papers (up to 4 pages long) -- short papers include contributions that may report initial research results that might not yet be matureenough for a full research paper or may be a position paper that presents forward looking ideas/concepts.
2. tool descriptions (up to 4 pages long) -- tool papers report on tools that support one or more aspects of engineering health-related softwaresystems.
3. clinical case studies (up to 7 pages long) - clinical case studies report on case studies that involve applying and evaluating software engineeringtechniques in a clinical setting.
4. research results papers (up to 7 pages long) -- research papers describe novel results related to one or more topics of the workshop

Further information can be found on

Workshop organizers
Ruth Breu, University of Innsbruck
John Hatcliff, Kansas State University

Event Details
Zurich, Switzerland