This year's HCist'2012 - International Conference on Health and Social Care Information Systems and Technologies - will be held in Algarve, Portugal, from 3 to 5 October, 2012. Under the leitmotiv of leveraging health and social care through people, processes and information systems, academics, scientists, healthcare IT professionals, managers and solution providers from all over the world will have the opportunity to share experiences, bring new ideas, debate issues, and introduce the latest developments in this multidisciplinary field embraced by HCist. Recently, Dr. Karl A. Stroetmann of empirica was asked to join the Scientific Programme Committee of the conference.
For more details on the conference, please consult the website at http://hcist.eiswatch.org and the Call for papers, submission deadline is April 14, 2012. All full papers will be published in the conference proceedings (with ISBN). Papers can also be accepted as posters, with an extended abstract to be published in a book of abstracts (with ISBN). Authors of selected papers will be invited to extend the paper for possible publication in international journals and edited books. Submissions will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Only original contributions will be accepted.