[Blueboard] ICT4Health 2008: Call For Participation

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Sun Jan 27 14:02:42 PHT 2008


NOTE: ICT4Health 2008 will provide registration subsidies to all  
deserving undergraduate and graduate students. Also, the registration  
fees of authors of contributed papers may be waived or subsidized. For  
more information, contact Dr. Rafael Saldana (E-mail:  
raffysaldana at gmail.com).
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CALL FOR PAPERS AND PARTICIPATION:

ICT4Health 2008

International Symposium on ICT For Health
(in conjunction with the 4th ONCO-MEDIA meeting in Asia)

February 29 - March 1, 2008
Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines

Sponsored by the French Embassy in Manila

Website: http://www.math.admu.edu.ph/ict4health

BACKGROUND:

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) has an important role  
in healthcare delivery, especially in many developing countries and  
communities.

The International Symposium on ICT For Health (ICT4Health 2008) aims  
to provide a forum for research and information exchange among  
healthcare practitioners, ICT professionals, researchers, faculty,  
students and various institutions engaged in ICT and Health (academe,  
government, industry, NGOs, etc.)

ICT4Health 2008 will be held in conjunction with the 4th ONCO-MEDIA  
Project Meeting in Asia. ONCO-MEDIA (www.onco-media.com) is an  
international research collaboration on biomedical applications of  
Grid technology funded by the ICT Asia Regional Program of the French  
Government.

ICT4Health 2008 also includes a Workshop on Apoptosis/Cancer.

ICT4Health 2008 is being sponsored by the French Embassy in Manila.

TOPICS:

ICT4Health 2008 will cover (but are not limited to) the following topics:

·         Bioinformatics

·         Biomedical Applications of Grid Computing

·         Biomedical Imaging

·         Computational Methods and Algorithms for Biomedical Applications

·         ICT-facilitated Collaboration in Biomedical/Health Research

·         ICT in Disease Prevention and Epidemiology

·         Improvement of Healthcare Delivery Through ICT

·         Information Retrieval/Data Mining for Health Applications

·         Medical Databases

·         Medical Informatics

·         Medical Ontology

·         Mobile and Wireless Applications for Health

·         Modeling and Simulation in Medicine

·         Using ICT in Remote Consultation, Diagnosis and Treatment

·         Using ICT to Improve Public Health Systems

·         Using ICT to Improve Medical Health Facilities

PAPERS/PRESENTATIONS:

Contributed papers/presentations on the symposium topics are being solicited.


Selected papers will be peer-reviewed and will be published in a special issue
of the Philippine Information Technology Journal (PITJ) (provided that  
the papers are presented in ICT4Health 2008).


Use the ACM paper format (maximum of 4 pages for EXTENDED ABSTRACTS):  
See the following link for details.
http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates


Submit Extended Abstracts to Dr. Rafael P. Saldaña ( see contact  
details below ).


Important Dates: (Updated: 24 January 2008)


Deadline for Submission of Extended Abstracts: 31 January 2008


Notice of Acceptance:  6 February 2008

Early Bird Registration: 10 February 2008

Symposium: 29 February ? 1 March 2008

Keynote Speaker:

Daniel RACOCEANU, Ph.D., Dr. Habil.
IPAL - Image Processing Application Laboratory
French National Research Center ? CNRS,
National University of Singapore ? NUS,
Institute for Infocomm Research,
A*STARFrance/Singapore
A/Prof at the University of Franche-Comté, France


PROGRAM (Tentative)

Day 1. February 29, 2008 (Friday)

08:00 ? 08:30 a.m.  Registration

08:30 ? 09:00       Opening Session/Welcome Remarks

09:00 ? 10:00       Keynote Paper 1

10:00 -  10:30      Coffee Break

10:30 -  11:00      Invited Paper 1

11:00 -  11:30      Invited Paper 2

11:30 -  12:00      Invited Paper 3

12:00 ? 01:00 p.m.  Lunch Break

01:00 ? 01:30       Invited Paper 4

01:30 ? 02:00       Invited Paper 5

02:00 ? 02:30       Invited Paper 6

02:30 ? 03:00       Invited Paper 7

03:00 ? 03:15       Coffee Break

03:15 ? 03:45       Invited Paper 8

03:45 ? 04:15       Invited Paper 9

04:15 ? 04:45       Invited Paper 10

04:45 ? 05:15       Invited Paper 11

Day 2. March 1, 2008 (Saturday)

9:00 ? 10:00 a.m.    Keynote Paper (Workshop on Apoptosis/Cancer)

10:00 ? 10:15        Coffee Break

10:15 ? 12:00        Parallel Sessions

12:00 ? 01:00 p.m.   Lunch Break

01:00 ? 03:00        Parallel Sessions

03:00 ? 03:30        Closing Session/Distribution of Certificates

03:30 ? 05:30        ONCO-MEDIA Business Meeting

Registration Fees:

1.     Foreign Participants:  100 U.S. Dollars  ( 70 Euros or 11,500  
Japanese Yen)

2.     Local Participants:

Early Bird Registration Fee: PhP 2,500 ; Regular Registration Fee: PhP 3,00
Php = Philippine Peso

Notes:

1) The registration fee includes the following: 3 snacks, 1 lunch,  
symposium kit, and certificate of participation.

2) The registration fee does not include hotel accommodation and  
transportation expenses.

3) Check payments should be made payable to: ATENEO DE MANILA UNIVERSITY

  4) Subsidies (reduced registration fee) will be given to students  
who will participate in ICT4Health. To apply for subsidy, contact Dr.  
Rafael Saldaña (see contact details below).

5) All participants must submit a Pre-Registration Form.


For more information, contact:

Dr. Rafael P. Saldaña
Convenor, ICT4Health 2008
c/o Grid and High Performance Computing Group
School of Science and Engineering
Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights, Quezon City 1108, PHILIPPINES
and Editor-in-Chief, Philippine Information Technology Journal
Telephone Numbers:  (+63 2) 709090, (+63 2) 4266125
Fax: (+63 2) 4266125
Mobile: +63 928 5043121
E-mails: raffysaldana at gmail.com ,  ict4health at gmail.com







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