Calls for papers


International Journal of Business and Systems Research
International Journal of Business and Systems Research


ICMHI 2018/ICHSM 2018: Special Issue on: "Seamless Ubiquitous Information Technologies and Applications in the Evolution of Medical Informatics"

Guest Editors:
Prof. Chien-Lung Chan and Prof. Chia-Yu Hsu, Yuan Ze University, Taiwan
Prof. Yang Xu, Peking University, China
Prof. Chi-Chang Chang, Chung-Shan Medical University, Taiwan

Medical and healthcare informatics is an interdisciplinary and scientific field. It deals with developing and applying advanced methods in order to better understand and improve healthcare via the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease, illness, injury and other physical and mental impairments in human beings.

This special issue will explore theoretical, practical and technical issues in the evolution of medical informatics. Research on applications of prevention, prediction and prognosis topics is welcome. Practical experiences and experiments in using business intelligence, machine learning and data mining with healthcare information technologies are also welcome. We look forward to contributions from academics, researchers and educators worldwide.

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the Second International Conference on Medical & Health Informatics 2018 (ICMHI 2018) and First International Conference on Healthcare Service Management 2018 (ICHSM 2018), but we are also inviting other experts to submit articles for this call.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Medical and healthcare informatics
  • Cloud computing and big data
  • Health/medicine informatics education
  • Risk evaluation and modelling for medicine and healthcare
  • Knowledge abstraction, classification and summarization
  • Patient safety and clinical outcomes
  • Big data analytics for medicine and healthcare
  • Public health informatics
  • Statistics and quality of medical data
  • Survival analysis
  • Health hazard evaluation
  • Data warehousing for medicine and healthcare
  • Machine learning/data mining for medicine and healthcare
  • Natural language processing for healthcare

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

If you have any queries concerning this special issue, please email Associate Prof. Chia-Yu Hsu at

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 31 December, 2018