Call for paper submissions

Call for submissions has now closed. We will notify all accepted presenters on the week of 7 June. Thank you for your interest and we hope to see you (virtually) from 23 August!

IOS Press Accepted papers and abstracts of panels, posters and case studies will be published in a full open access IOS Press series of Studies in Health Technology and Informatics and indexed in PubMed.

Paper submissions must be a maximum of 5 pages in length including references. Papers are descriptions of original research on the use of information methods, systems and technologies to improve quality and safety of care, enhance care outcomes, promote patient-centred care, facilitate translational research, enable precision medicine, and improve education and skills in informatics. Papers must be organized in the following structure as provided in the template: abstract (125-150 words), keywords, introduction, methods, results, discussion, conclusions, acknowledgements, references, and address for correspondence. For a student paper, the first author must be a student at the time of submission (copy of student ID is required). The paper must be presented by the first author at the conference.

Key dates

➠ Submission close 7 May
➠ Notification to authors Week of 7 June
➠ Author registration due 21 June
➠ Resubmission due 25 June
➠ Early bird registration ends 8 July


Authors are encouraged to submit under the following streams. The bullet points under each stream provides context of the type of content in those areas.


Data analytics and the use of nursing data

  • Applications and research of data science in nursing
  • Data visualisation, data analysis, communication and simulation approaches
  • Natural language processing, artificial intelligence and deep learning

Digital health nursing workforce development

  • Nursing Informatics education
  • Nursing workforce development
  • Building workforce capacity
  • Governance, change and adoption

Innovation and entrepreneurship in nursing

  • Innovative research and uses of emerging technology e.g. apps, wearables, virtual/augmented reality, robotics
  • Strategic opportunities for investment and innovation

Nursing information systems

  • Methods to develop and implement clinical data integration and exchange, involving nursing specific data, standards and language
  • Convergence of data/interoperability between medical devices and EMRs

Patient participation and citizen involvement

  • Research and application of patient-facing technologies–such as Personal Health Records (PHRs), symptom tracking, fitness trackers, etc.
  • The consumer perspective, access and technology design to improve consumer experience
  • Enhancing two-way communication of information between consumer and clinician

Informatics in clinical care

  • Quality, safety and patient outcomes
  • User experience design UX, human-computer interaction and human factors
  • System and workflow implementation/change management/adoption and use
  • Clinical decision support
  • Data integrity, reliability
  • Clinical guidelines and evidence-based practice

Health policy, service delivery and ethics

  • New service delivery and business models of healthcare
  • Health service delivery improvements
  • Privacy and consent
  • Cybersecurity
  • Access to and equity in healthcare

Integrated and connected care

  • Convergence of healthcare with social and community care
  • Integrated approaches to mental health, chronic disease
  • Technology assisted care across multiple disciplines/providers/regions/precincts
  • Managing healthcare in priority areas

System implementations and digital workplaces

  • Nursing roles in digital hospital implementations and change management
  • EMRs and digital records management
  • Medications management
  • Specialty systems

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