Special Session on Health Applications - HA 2012 (HA 2012)

Venue: Rome

Location: Rome, Italy

Event Date/Time: Jul 28, 2012 End Date/Time: Jul 31, 2012
Paper Submission Date: May 28, 2012
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Conference name: Special Session on Health Applications - HA 2012
In conjunction with the 2nd International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications -


Venue: Rome, Italy

Conference date: 28 - 31 July, 2012

Co-Chairs :

Angela Testi
University of Genova

Elena Tànfani
Università degli Studi di Genova

The main difficulty of making decisions in the health care area is linked to the complexity and intrinsic uncertainty of the

system itself and to its dynamic nature. Moreover, decisions in the health care field are subject to many challenges and

constraints: fast change and uncertain outcomes, aging population, increasing citizen expectations, equity considerations and

limited resources.
In this context simulation modelling techniques can supply the different stakeholders involved in the health care delivery

process with appropriate decisions making tools.
The special session is aimed at collecting the application of simulation models to different concrete situations and problems

arising in the broad field of health care delivery and evaluation.
A key feature of the session should be combining a clear explanation of methodological and theoretical concepts together with

some reminds to practical applications. Each contribution should, therefore, contain both methodological and theoretical

concepts as well as data collection and practical application and also the description of the impact on health care policy.

The main topics include but are not limited to:

• Health policies issues
• Planning health services
• Epidemiology and disease modeling
• Capacity planning
• Integrated care pathways design and evaluation
• Patient Logistics and Patient flow modeling
• Health care operations planning and scheduling
• Work-force staffing and planning
• Home care modeling
• Quality and appropriateness evaluation


Paper Submission: May 28, 2012
Authors Notification: June 13, 2012
Final Paper Submission and Registration: June 22, 2012


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Submission Guidelines.
Papers should be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system at: http://www.insticc.org/Primoris


All accepted papers (full, short and posters) will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under

an ISBN reference and on CD-ROM support - and submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index

(ISI), INSPEC, DBLP and EI (Elsevier Index).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SciTePress Digital Library

(http://www.scitepress.org/DigitalLibrary/). SciTePress is member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/).
Extended versions of accepted papers presented at the Workshop will appear in as a Springer book chapter. A selection of high

quality papers will be proposed to be submitted as an extended version for a special issue of an international journal to be

specified later.
Selected papers will be considered for publication in the British Journal of Educational Technology and other selection of high

quality papers will be proposed to be submitted as an extended version for a special issue of the international journal Journal

of Universal Computer Science J.UCS


e-mail: simultech.secretariat@insticc.org