October 21 (Wednesday) October 22 (Thursday) October 23 (Friday)
7:30 – 9:00 am Breakfast and Registration  Breakfast and Registration  Breakfast and Registration
8:30 – 8:45 am Welcome Note Welcome Note Session Intro
8:45 – 10:00 am Keynote Speech IApplied Health Informatics Through the Lens of an Integrated Care Delivery System, Dr Andrew L. Masica Keynote Speech II : Towards Personalized Medicine: Building Predictive Models for “Segments of One”, Dr. Joydeep Ghosh Best Paper Candidates Session
10:00 – 10:15 am Coffee Break Coffee Break Keynote Speech III : Current trends in NIGMS/NIH funding opportunities, Dr. Veerasamy “Ravi” Ravichandran
10:15 – 10:30 am Tutorial 1, Session 1, Session 2 Tutorials, Session 7, Session 8
10:30 – 10:45 am Coffee Break
10:45 – 12:15 pm Posters and Demo Oral Pitch/ Workshops –SCH & Health IQ / Industry Track Papers
12:15 – 1:15 pm Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:15 – 2:15 pm Tutorials, Session 3, Session 4 Tutorials, Session 9 Posters & Demos/Workshops –SCH & Health IQ
Non-refereed Abstracts
2:15 – 3:15 pm Industry Track Invited Session Posters & Demos/Workshops
Non-refereed Abstracts
3:15 – 3:30 pm Coffee Break Coffee Break Board Buses
3:30 – 5:30 pm Tutorials, Session 5, Session 6 Industry Track Invited Session Travel to Banquet Dinner
5:30 – 7:30 pm Analytics Challenge Oral Pitch, Demo & Reception Doctoral Consortium Oral Pitch, Posters & Light Dinner Banquet Dinner till 9pm. Buses to Hotel @ 9pm.
7:30 pm – ICHI steering committee meeting @ 7.30pm. in Pecan Room (By Invitation only)

Long Papers – 20 minutes; Short Papers – 15 minutes.

Posters – Up to 4’ x 6’

Best Paper Candidates Session:

  • Session Chair: Sanda Harabagiu, University of Texas at Dallas; Wai-Tat Fu, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Fei Wang, University of Connecticut
  1. Analyzing the Moving Parts of a Large-Scale Multi-Label Text Classification Pipeline: Experiences in Indexing Biomedical Articles
  2. An RCT Simulation Study on Performance and Accuracy of Inexact Matching Algorithms for Patient Identity in Ambulatory Care Settings
  3. Patient Centered Identification, Attribution and Ranking of Adverse Drug Events

Session 1: Processing Medical Information from Text

  • Session Chair: Sanda Harabagiu, University of Texas at Dallas
  1. Text Classification-based Automatic Recruitment of Patients for Clinical Trials A Silver Standards-based Case Study
  2. Mapping Phenotypic Information in Heterogeneous Textual Sources to a Domain-Specific Terminological Resource
  3. Context-Aware Experience Extraction from Online Health Forums

Session 2: Social Media & Home-based systems

  • Session Chair: Wai-Tat Fu, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  1. The Evolution and Diffusion of User Roles in Online Health Communities – A Social Support Perspective
  2. Dietary Habits of an Expat Nation: Case of Qatar
  3. Object-centred recognition of human activity
  4. Introducing Telerehabilitation in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis with Significant Mobility Disability Pilot Feasibility Study

Session 3: Drug Adverse Reactions, Risk Prediction and Clinical Events

  • Session Chair: Robert Moskovitch, Columbia University
  1. A Systematic Prediction of Adverse Drug Reactions Using Pre-clinical Drug Characteristics and Spontaneous Reports
  2. Predicting Adverse Reactions to Blood Transfusion
  3. Automagically Encoding Adverse Drug Reactions in MedDRA
  4. A Clinical Decision Support System for Preventing Adverse Reactions to Blood Transfusion

Session 4: Forecasting and Detection

  • Session Chair: Gregor Stiglic, University of Maribor
  1. FluCaster: A Pervasive Web Application For High Resolution Situation Assessment and Forecasting of Flu Outbreaks
  2. Fractals for Malignancy Detection in Dermoscopy Images
  3. Calculating Patient Similarity Based On Respiration Induced Tumor Motion

Session 5: Prediction & Practice

  • Session Chair: Fei Wang, University of Connecticut
  1. Predicting Sequences of Clinical Events by using a Personalized Temporal Latent Embedding Model
  2. Improving risk prediction of Clostridium Difficile Infection using temporal event-pairs
  3. Design and evaluation of an interactive proof-of-concept dashboard for general practitioners
  4. The Role of Explanations on Trust and Reliance in Clinical Decision Support Systems

Session 6: Visualization and Applications

  • Session Chair: Jennifer Kim, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  1. Visual Analysis of Relationships between Behavioral and Physiological Sensor Data
  2. Flow-SNE: A New Approach for Flow Cytometry Clustering and Visualization

Session 7: Platforms, Devices, and Mobile Apps

  • Session Chair: Wai-Tat Fu, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  1. A Mobile Health System to Identify the Onset of Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation
  2. Ecosphere Principles for Medical Application Platforms
  3. Supporting Preliminary Decisions on Patient Requests for Access to Health Records An Integrated Ethical and Legal Framework
  4. A Wearable NFC Wristband to locate Dementia Patients through a Participatory Sensing System

Session 8: Modeling and Learning

  • Session Chair: Carlo Combi, University of Verona, Italy
  1. A Data-Driven Behavior Modeling and Analysis Framework for Diabetic Patients on Insulin Pumps
  2. The Role of Semantic and Discourse Information in Learning the Structure of Surgical Procedures
  3. Feedback-Driven Radiology Exam Report Retrieval with Semantics

Session 9: Processing Clinical Notes

  • Session Chair: Christopher Yang, Drexel University
  1. Simultaneous Prognosis and Exploratory Analysis of Multiple Chronic Conditions Using Clinical Notes
  2. A Predictive Chronological Model of Multiple Clinical Observations
  3. Clinico-genomic Data Analytics for Precision Diagnosis and Disease Management

Posters from the 3 tracks:

Human Factors:

  1. Untangling the Complexity of Connected Health Evaluations POSTER
  2. Comparison of patient empowerment frameworks POSTER
  3. An Easily Adopted Markup Discipline For Annotating Electronic Medical Records with Ontological and Epistemological Qualification: Toward Disciplined Asterisks, Parentheticals, Marginalia, Footnotes, and Hashtags


  1. A Framework for Mining Evolution Rules and its Application to the Clinical Domain
  2. An HL7 Data Pseudonymization Pipeline
  3. A prototype of mobile app/EHR communication through standards for home treatment of transcranial Direct Current Stimulation
  4. Anatomical District Recognition in CT Bio-Images
  5. Ontology-based visualization of healthcare data mined from Online Healthcare Forums
  6. Identifying Documentation of Delirium in Clinical Notes through Topic Modeling (short)
  7. Detection of episodes of Major Depression in older adults through physiological markers and movement patterns Case Study
  8. BPMN-based Representation and Comparison of Clinical Pathways for Catheter-related Bloodstream Infections
  9. A Smartwatch Software Architecture for Health Hazard Handling for Elderly People
  10. LiSE: a personal booklet for Health care annotation
  11. Familiar Video Stories as A Means for Children with Autism: An Analytics Approach

Data Analytics:

  1. New Accurate Automated Melanoma Diagnosing Systems
  2. Evaluation of Pose Tracking Accuracy in the First and Second Generations of Microsoft Kinect POSTER
  3. Discovering and Validating Breast Cancer Treatment Correlations using an Associative Memory Model and Statistical Methods POSTER
  4. Energy Saving using Scenario based Sensor Selection on Medical Shoes POSTER
  5. An adaptive rule-based approach to classifying activities of daily living POSTER
  6. Temporal Pattern and Assoication Discovery of Diagnosis Codes using DeepTemporal Pattern and Association Discovery of Diagnosis Codes using Deep Learning POSTER
  7. Smartphone Inference of Alcohol Consumption Levels from Gait POSTER
  8. Elderly Mobility and Daily Routine Analysis Based on Behavior-Aware Flow Graph Modeling POSTER
  9. Process Mining applied to Laboratory Workflow: a comparison between two sites


  1. Tutorial 1: Data Analytics in Healthcare Informatics – Fei Wang and Gregor Stiglic
  2. Tutorial 2: Robust Medical Monitor Design – James Weimer, Oleg Sokolsky, and Insup Lee
  3. Tutorial 3: Ontology and Knowledge Sharing in E-Health – Morcous Massoud and Reham Ikram

Non-Refereed Abstracts:

  1. Personalized health plan ranking –One application of cloud computing to health care data
  2. Finding difficult-to-disambiguate wordsTowards an efficient workflow to implement word sense disambiguation
  3. Location-Dependent Vocabularies and Speaker Style Personalization for Accurate Mobile Diet Recognition
  4. Feasibility Study of A Machine Learning Approach to Predict Dementia Progression
  5. Healthcare Collaborative Network Based on Common KADS Methodology
  6. Older Adults Technology Assessment, Use and Needs for Health Applications
  7. Exploring Statistical GLCM Texture Features for Classifying Food Images
  8. Virtual Sleep Laboratory for Population Health

Technical Demo Session:

  1. Knowledge Management of Controlled Vocabularies for Semantic Interoperability of Healthcare Applications.
  2. Summit: A Method and Software Application for Analyzing Healthcare Technology Investments.
  3. Providing Full Semantic Interoperability for the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources Schemas with Resource Description Framework

Doctoral Consortium Papers:

  1. How do persons with Mild Acquired Cognitive Impairment use eservices and social media? Results from a Swedish national survey.
  2. Prediction and Tracking Changes in Bio-medical Sensor Data
  3. Robot-assisted Rehabilitation for Smart Assessment and Training.
  4. Human Motion Analysis and Vision-Based Articulated Pose Estimation.
  5. Augmenting drug discussions in general practice.
  6. Information System Hazard Analysis and Mitigation.
  7. Applying lessons learned from the Birmingham Free Clinic dispensary to inform pharmaceutical supply chain management in low-resource settings
  8. Predicting User Participation and Detecting User Role Diffusion in Online Health Communities
  9. Discovering the Temporal Interactions between Clinical Observations
  10. Toward a complete database of drug repurposing candidates extracted from Social Media, Biomedical Literature, and Genetic data.
  11. Biomedical Named Entity Recognition with Less Supervision.
  12. Learning the Structure of Surgical Procedures From Operative Notes.
  13. Simultaneous prognosis of multiple chronic conditions from heterogeneous EHR data
  14. Implicit Information Extraction from Clinical Notes.
  15. Strategies for Handling Missing Data in Detecting Postoperative Surgical Site Infections
  16. Articulating a framework for patient empowerment to support greater e-health integration.

Industry Track Papers:

  1. A Web-based Application for Visualizing the CMS Referral Network
  2. Design and implementation of a privacy aware framework for sharing electronic health records
  3. A Middleware to Support HL7 Standards for the Integration between Healthcare Applications

Data Analytics Challenge Finalists:

  1. “Did You Know?” A Rule-based Approach to Finding Similar Questions on Online Health Forums
  2. Healthcare Data Analytics Challenge.
  3. Retrieval of Semantically Similar Healthcare Questions in Healthcare Forums
  4. Golden Retriever: Question Retrieval System
  5. Similarity in Patient Support Forums Using TF-IDF and Cosine Similarity Metrics
  6. IEEE ICHI Healthcare Data Analytics Challenge

Smart and Connected Health Workshop Papers:

  1. 360­o Quantified Self
  2. In-situ Measurement and Prediction of Hearing Aid Outcomes Using Mobile Phones
  3. Extraction of Clinical Phenotypic Information from Online Heterogeneous Healthcare Networks
  4. Design, Development, Deployment of a Telemedicine System in a Developing Country: Dealing with Organizational and Social Issues
  5. SpareMe How: Towards an Empathetic Tool for Helping Adolescents & Teenagers Cope with Sickle Cell
  6. Automated Detection of Sleep Disorder-Related Events from Polysomnographic Data
  7. mHealth Platform for Breast Cancer Risk Assessment
  8. Modeling Disease Spread at Global Mass Gatherings: Hajj as a case study.
  9. Information Technology Challenges for Mobile Integrated Healthcare
• SCH Workshop schedule is available at:

Health Information Quality Workshop Papers:

  1. What’s to Learn from Unvalidated Sources of Health Information?
  2. The Impact of Senior-Friendliness Guidelines on Seniors’ Use of Personal Health Records
• Panel: Research Challenges in Improving Health Information Quality
• Panelists: Chih-Lin Chi, University of Minnesota
                  Wai-Tat Fu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                  Adam Wilcox, Intermountain Healthcare
                  Ronald Loui, University of Illinois at Springfield
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