Special Session on Health Applications - HA 2012 (HA 2012)
|Event Date/Time: Jul 28, 2012||End Date/Time: Jul 31, 2012|
|Paper Submission Date: May 28, 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
University of Genova
Elena TÃ nfani
UniversitÃ 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
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:
â€¢ Health policies issues
â€¢ Planning health services
â€¢ Epidemiology and disease modeling
â€¢ Capacity planning
â€¢ Integrated care pathways design and evaluation
â€¢ Patient Logistics and Patient flow modeling
â€¢ Health care operations planning and scheduling
â€¢ Work-force staffing and planning
â€¢ Home care modeling
â€¢ 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
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