Instructions for Authors


Submissions for Informatics for Health 2017 can be short papers or abstracts.  Accepted full papers will be published by IOS Press in their series “Studies in Health Technology and Informatics” and indexed in MEDLINE/PubMed, SciVerse Scopus, EMCare, Book Citation Index – Science and Thomson Reuters’ Conference Proceedings Citation Index. Submitted abstracts will go into dedicated conference proceedings. Accepted papers will be invited to give a talk, accepted abstracts will be invited to either give a talk or present a poster.

IOS Press papers

Papers containing original work that are submitted for publication by the IOS Press are submitted for presentation only and must be no more than 5 pages and must adhere to the IOS template and guidelines. Please click the links below for detailed instructions: IOS LaTeX Instructions IOS Word Instructions Templates IOS Book Article.cls IOS Book Article.tex IOS Book Article.tmpl IOS Book Article Word with text IOS Book Article Word without text


Abstracts must be no longer than 500 words and can be submitted for the following type of contribution: presentation, poster, workshop, panel, tutorial or demonstration.

Presentation and poster abstracts

Abstracts for presentations and posters must be structured in the following format: Introduction Method Results Discussion Conclusion

Workshop abstracts

Authors who are accepted for a workshop will be required to present a 90 minute session. The workshops must allow at least 30 minutes for discussion or other interactive forms of collaborative working. Workshop abstracts should outline the following: Topic Rationale Outcome Programme

Panel abstracts

A panel is a 90-minute session during the main conference programme that focuses on a specific topic. A panel would typically feature 3-5 panelists giving a brief presentation or making a position statement, followed by at least 30 minutes of discussion with an active role for the audience. Panelists must be recognised thought leaders in the field addressed.

The Scientific Programme Committee encourages equal representation of women and men on panels. Panel abstracts should outline the following: Title; Brief description of the panel’s topic; Panelists that have agreed to be in the panel including a short bio. When submitting you panel abstract you will be asked to select the relevant track, subdiscpline, and conference topic (See Conference Tracks & Topics).

Tutorial Abstracts

Authors of accepted tutorials will be required to present a three hour tutorial during the pre-conference (22nd and 23rd April 2017). Tutorial abstracts should outline the following: Topic Audience Level Detailed description of the contents

Demonstration Abstracts

Authors who are accepted for a demonstration will be required to present for up to 60 minutes. Demonstration abstracts should outline the following: Topic Contents of the demonstration If you have any questions about your submission please contact the Scientific Programme Committee at

24 – 26 APRIL