Software Engineering in Health Care

4rd International Workshop on Software Engineering in Health Care

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Monday, June 4th and Tuesday, June 5th, 2012
International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2012)
Zurich, Switzerland

Registration website:

Important Dates
Paper submission deadline: February 17, 2012 extended until February 24, 2012
Paper acceptance notification: March, 19 2012
Camera-ready accepted paper deadline: March 29, 2012
Workshop: June 4 and 5, 2012

Workshop overview

The world faces increasing reliance on software-intensive systems to manage quality health care services, from scheduling, billing, and health care records to the control of life-critical devices and process-guided procedures. Unique challenges and risks arise with the development, evolution, and integration of health software. The goal of this fourth workshop is to continue the development of an interdisciplinary community to identify and address software engineering challenges in health care applications.



Example Topics for Submission

We solicit submissions in the following, non-exclusive areas:

  • Software engineering for clinical, home, and mobile healthcare systems (subsuming information and communication systems and devices)
  • Quality assurance techniques including testing, static/dynamic analyses, and formal methods in health care systems, processes, and medical devices
  • Security engineering aspects of health care systems
  • Middleware and interoperability infrastructure for integration of medical devices into overall healthcare systems
  • Requirements engineering for health care processes and systems (involving many different stakeholders)
  • Model-driven engineering for health care systems and system integration
  • Architectures and product line techniques for healthcare systems and system integration
  • Healthcare process definition, analysis, automation, and improvement
  • User interface issues in health care systems and processes
  • Certification and regulatory issues in medical device and health care system development


With these themes as a starting point, the SEHC 2012 invites broad participation from people who are actively involved in research and development in any of the above or related areas. To accommodate for the participation of researchers involved in projects in different stages of maturity, we seek a variety of contributions,including
1. short papers (up to 4 pages long) -- short papers include contributions that may report initial research results that might not yet be mature enough for a full research paper or may be a position paper that presents forward looking ideas/concepts.
2. tool descriptions (up to 4 pages long) -- tool papers report on tools that support one or more aspects of engineering health-related software systems.
3. clinical case studies (up to 7 pages long) -- clinical case studies report on case studies that involve applying and evaluating software engineering techniques in a clinical setting.
4. research results papers (up to 7 pages long) -- research papers describe novel results related to one or more topics of the workshop

Papers should be submitted to the workshop's EasyChair site:
Please indicate in the subtitle of your paper to which of the categories you are submitting. Papers must follow ICSE formatting guidelines:

The workshop proceedings will be published in the ACM Digital Library.

Program Committee
Gail-Joon Ahn, Arizona State University, USA
Elske Ammenwerth, University for Health Sciences, Austria
George Avrunin, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
Kevin Gary, Arizona State University, USA
Carl A. Gunter, University of Illinois, USA
Sandeep Gupta, Arizona State University, USA
Helmut Krcmar, Technische Universität München, Germany
Craig Kuziemsky, University of Ottawa, Canada
Mark Lawford, McMaster University, Canada
Insup Lee, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Orlando Loques, Federal University Fluminense, Brazil
Brad Malin, Vanderbilt University, USA
Øystein Nytrø, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Lee Osterweil, University of Massachusetts, USA
Barbara Paech, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Liam Peyton, University of Ottawa, Canada
Andy Podgurski, Case Western Reserve University, USA
Kamran Sartipi, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
Eleni Stroulia, University of Alberta, Canada
Jens Weber, University of Victoria, Canada
Laurie Williams, North Carolina State University, USA
Alfred Winter, Leipzig University, Germany

Workshop organizers
Ruth Breu, University of Innsbruck
John Hatcliff, Kansas State University


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