From the International Medical Informatics Association

Virtual Physiological Human Conference 2014 – Abstract Submission Deadline May 15

vph-ntnuThe Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is pleased to host the 3rd VPH conference by the Virtual Physiological Human Institute.  See for full information about the event. The VPH2014 event will be held in Trondheim, Norway at the Clarion Hotel & Congress Trondheim, on 9-12 September, 2014,

The abstract submission deadline is May 15, 2014 –
Early bird registration deadline is June 1, 2014 –

This biannual conference series grew out of the FP7 Virtual Physiological Human Network of Excellence. It has become one of the major instruments for maintaining the coherence and momentum of the highly multidisciplinary VPH community. The members of the VPH community subscribe to the view that a substantially improved healthcare can only be achieved through converged efforts of the life sciences, the mathematical sciences and engineering.



April 18, 2014 Posted by | conference, Europe, Norway, research | , | Leave a comment

Bodynets 2012: 7th International ICST Conference on Body Area Networks

The Seventh International Conference on Body Area Networks (BodyNets 2012) will be held in Oslo, Norway on 24-26 September, 2012. Full information on the event, including important dates in the Call for Submissions process (for papers, workshops,  tutorials, exhibits and demos), is available on the conference website at  BodyNets integrate and deploy wireless sensors, RFID tags, and other pervasive devices within and around human bodies for constructing diverse and practical systems for physiological monitoring, human computer interaction, and provision of entertainment. This conference will explore and explain the scope and challenges of designing, building, and deploying BodyNets. In this regard, the conference aims to establish a forum to exchange ideas, discuss practices, raise awareness, and share experiences among researchers and practitioners in the field of computer science, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, medicine, and other disciplines in both academia and industry.

This conference also allows authors to present new and emerging trends to address the technical, social, system and application issues related to BodyNets. While the mission of the conference is to share novel basic research ideas as well as experimental applications in the BodyNets area in addition to identifying new directions for future research and development the new scientific topics such as nano communication networks, bio-inspired networks, molecular networks, etc. will be considered. BodyNets 2012 will give researchers a unique opportunity to share their perspectives with others interested in the various aspects from molecular to micro level communication to novel applications from medicine to automobile industry.

The conference consists of four symposia that cover a broad range of research aspects. In addition, the program will include three outstanding keynote speakers from academia and industry. A panel session on “Nano communications networks: from theory to practical applications” and an industrial track will surely provoke thoughtful discussions. There will also be two tutorials given free of charge to all BodyNets 2012 attendees. We hope that the conference proceedings will serve as a valuable reference to researchers and developers in the area.

December 12, 2011 Posted by | conference, Europe | , , , | Leave a comment

IMIA GA 2011 Picture – and Other MIE2011 Photos

The IMIA General Assembly (GA) met in Oslo, Norway on 28 August, 2011.

Photo courtesy of Karl Oyri.


Other photos taken at MIE2011 and the IMIA meetings (mainly by Karl Oyri and Jacob Hofdijk) are available, eg:

MIE2011 opening (Jacob)

30 August photos (Jacob)

29 August photos (Karl)

30 August photos (Karl)

The IMIA Board also met on 27 August.

Photo courtesy Reinhold Haux.

IMIA Board August 2011 Oslo

September 7, 2011 Posted by | Europe, IMIA, Norway | , , , , | Leave a comment

MIE2011, Working Group Activities, Blogging

MIE2011 will be held in Oslo, Norway on 28-31 August, 2011. The IMIA Board and General Assembly will also meet in conjunction with this event (see sticky post at top of IMIA News).

The preliminary programme for MIE2011 is now available on the conference website – see An overview page summarises the main activities at

Several of IMIA’s and EFMI’s Working Groups will be having meetings and other activities within the MIE2011 programme. The EFMI LIFOSS WG has a meeting on Tuesday 30 August at 17:00hrs in the room N1 Skagen.

The IMIA Social Media Working Group has a meeting on Monday 29 August at 17:00 in room N6 Finmark. The SMWG also has a workshop: Monday 29th at 09:45 (N3 Bergen): Workshop: Towards a Research Agenda for Social Media in Healthcare and Academia, Peter J. Murray, Chris Paton, Margaret Hansen, Peter L. Elkin, Luis Fernandez-Luque.

Other social media realted presentations are collated at

An MIE20911 blog is being set up through

If you have WG activities to promote, or will be blogging, tweeting etc and wish us to promote or link to you, then email imia[at] with information.

August 9, 2011 Posted by | conference, EFMI, Europe, MIE, Norway | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

100 Days to MIE2011, 400 days to NI2012 Conferences

Purely by arithmetical coincidence, today is:

  • 100 days to the start of MIE2011, the XXIII International Conference of the European Federation for Medical Informatics, in Oslo, Norway, which starts on 28 August, 2011;
  • 400 days to the start of NI2012, the 11th International Congress on Nursing Informatics, in Montreal, Canada, which starts on 23 June, 2012.

MIE2011 ( will include at least the following activities:

  • 210 scientific presentations
  • 70 posters
  • 25 workshops /working group meetings
  • 6 keynote presentations
  • 7 panel discussions
  • Partnership in innovation
  • Village of the future
  • A visit to Akershus University Hospital
  • Scandinavian Health Informatics
  • National e-health day
  • Pre conference symposium in Trondheim

Full information, and link to registration is on the MIE2011 website.

The Call for Submissions for NI2012 closes on 31 August, 2011. There is a pre-submission deadline of July 31 for authors needing editorial assistance. Full information is available through the NI2012 website at

May 20, 2011 Posted by | Canada, conference, education, EFMI, Europe, IMIA-NI, Norway | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pre-MIE2011 Human Factors Symposium; Trondheim, Norway

The Fifth International Symposium on Human Factors Engineering in Health Informatics will be held in Trondheim, Norway, August 26-27, 2011. This immediately precedes MIE2011 ( Full information about the event, including the Call for Submissions, can be found at The closing date for submissions for this event is 15 March, 2011.

The symposium follows the successful symposia in Lille 2006, Aarhus 2007, Amsterdam 2008, and Sonoma 2009. The symposium is a two-day pre-MIE event, in cooperation with FDH, EFMI and MIE 2011. It is also an official activity of the IMIA Human Factors Engineering for Healthcare Informatics Working Group (Chair: Peter Elkin; Vice chair: Marie-Catherine Beuscart-Zephir).

The symposium will be hosted by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and the National Research Centre on Electronic Health Records (NSEP) in Trondheim. The purpose of the event is to provide an arena for practitioners and researchers in Human Factors Engineering in Health Informatics to exchange experience on state-of-the art in the field, and thus to maintain and expand the existing international network. The symposium further provides an opportunity for young researchers to get feedback on their research from experienced researchers, and get their results disseminated.

March 6, 2011 Posted by | conference, education, EFMI, Europe, IMIA, Norway, WG | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

UPDATE: MIE2011 Paper Deadline Extended to 06 February

The deadline for submission of full papers for MIE2011 has been extended to 06 February, 2011 (scientific papers, future vision papers and review papers). [ See notice at] All presented papers will be included in the MEDLINE indexed proceedings, published by IOS Press in Amsterdam; paper submissions should not exceed a maximum of five camera-ready A4 pages)

Full information on the MIE2011 Call for Participation, covering all categories of submissions, is at

The deadline for all other categories of submission (short communication, posters, panels and workshops) remains 15 March, 2011.

MIE2011 is also on Twitter (@mie2011), Facebook (, and LinkedIn (

January 26, 2011 Posted by | conference, education, EFMI, Europe, MIE | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

MIE2011 – Updated Information on Website

Updated information on registration fees and hotel rates has been added to the MIE2011 website ( – registration is expected to open within a few days. (At current exchange rates, NOK is at rates of approx.: £1 = NOK9.5, US$1 = NOK6, €1 = NOK8).

MIE2011 will be held in Oslo, Norway on 28-31 August, 2011. The IMIA Board and General Assembly will also meet in conjunction with this event.

You can also pre-register through the submission system: – by pre-registering, you express your interest in the conference and will be included in the mailing list to receive the latest information about MIE2011.

MIE2011 is also on LinkedInFacebook and Twitter.

December 3, 2010 Posted by | conference, education, EFMI, Europe, IMIA, MIE, Norway | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

MIE2011 – Open for Submissions

The Scientific Programme Committee (SPC) for MIE2011 ( invites submissions in several categories (submission deadline in brackets):

  • Full papers (January 30, 2011)
  • Posters (March 15, 2011)
  • Panel proposals (March 15, 2011)
  • Workshops (March 15, 2011)
  • Short communications (March 15, 2011)
  • Software demonstration proposals (March 15, 2011).

The conference will address, but not be limited to, the following categories and themes:

  • Methodology (Qualitative and Quantitative)
  • Information and Knowledge Representation
  • Information and Knowledge Processing
  • Empirical Research Methodologies
  • Applications (Systems, Goals, Problems, Policies)
  • User-Centred in Networked Healthcare
  • Healthcare service delivery.
  • Policy, Financing and Stewardship
  • Research and Education.

A full list of categories is available from the MIE2011 website submissions page (>>>), together with submission templates.

MIE2011  will take place in Oslo/Akerhus, Norway on 28-31 August, 2011. MIE2011 is co-hosted by the Norwegian Society for Medical Informatics (FDH) and the European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI).

October 19, 2010 Posted by | conference, education, EFMI, Europe, MIE, Norway | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

NTNU Norway Seeks Health Informatics Professor

The Faculty of Medicine at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) has a vacancy for Professor/Associate Professor in medicine (health informatics). The professorship is attached to The Norwegian EHR Research Centre (NSEP –, NTNU’s programme for health informatics. The vacancy has place of employment at NSEP which is located at the University Hospital campus and is attached to the Department of Neuroscience.

Full information is available at and the closing date for applications is 05 November, 2010. Further details about the position can be obtained from Arild Faxvaag, Manager NSEP. Tel. + 47 73551533, e-mail

Please note: ALL communications should be directed to NSEP/NTNU, and not to IMIA.

October 7, 2010 Posted by | Europe, miscellany, profession, research | , , , | Leave a comment