1st International Saudi Health Informatics Conference (ISHIC)

“Health Informatics Emerging Trends and Technologies in Health Care”

12th – 14th April, 2016


Call for Paper

Abstract submission deadline:

January 15th, 2016

Full Paper submission Deadline:

February 28th, 2016

  • Conference Objectives

    • Discuss the prominent health informatics theories, frameworks, methodologies, and technologies employed both within Saudi Arabia and internationally.
    • Communicate and share the knowledge and experiences of both Saudi and international researchers relating to health informatics.
    • Interconnect and review the best practice approaches to health informatics education.
    • Explore research collaboration opportunities between Saudi Arabian and international researchers.
    • Highlight the importance of scientific research for health informatics and its role in improving the overall quality of healthcare services within Saudi Arabia.
  • Target Audience

    • Health/Medical Informatics scholars and students
    • Medical and Health Sciences scholars and students
    • Allied health scholars and students
    • Nursing ,pharmacy, applied medical sciences scholars and students
    • Government officials and policy makers
    • Physicians, Residents and Interns
    • Biomedical Engineers
    • Chief Information Officers
Submission Guidelines

Only the submission of an abstract is required for peer review. Abstract must be 500 words in length. All submissions will be peer reviewed by 2-3 international reviewers. Accepted abstracts will be decided by the reviewers to be presented either as an oral presentation or a poster.

Those who are presenting their paper orally can then opt to submit their full paper to be published in the ISHIC conference proceeding indexed by IEEE.

Submission Method


All participants must submit the abstract in the following format:

PDF only, Times 12 pt, 1.5-spaced and should consist of the following sections:

  1. Title of the abstract: ALL CAPITALS
  2. Authors (e.g., Ahmed Ali, Faisal Abdullah), presenting author always first
  3. Organization(s): e.g., King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Body of Abstract must include: Introduction, Methodology, Result and


To submit your abstract please log in to the Electronic Submission System.

For any inquiry about the submission or the conference, please feel free to contact us at: healthinformatics@ksu.edu.sa

Preparing Presentations

  1. Oral Presentations:

PC and PC-based multimedia projector will be provided for your Power Point presentation.

  • Please bring your presentations on memory sticks and upload all your presentations in advance, on the day of your presentations:
  1. Speakers of morning sessions – during morning registration;
  2. Speakers of afternoon sessions – during lunch break.
  1. Posters:
  • Maximum poster size: A0 (841 x 1189 mm or 33.1 x 46.8 inches)
  • Mounting materials will be provided by the Organizers.

Other Scientific Programs


A group of panelists will discuss topics of interest within the field of Health Informatics. Each panelist will give a brief presentation followed by relevant discussion and audience interaction during a half hour session. Panelists should consult with the panel chair to determine how they should prepare for the panel.

Call for Workshop/Tutorial 

Individuals can run hands-on workshops or tutorials to teach Health Informatics related subjects.

Workshops involve the presentation of themes and concepts related to a course of study, or the development of a certain skill. Workshops also allow discussion, interaction, presentation and debate on a given topic.

Tutorials usually consist of 15-25 participants and allow discussion, assessment and interaction with other attendees, as well as presentations and debates related to principles in the course of study. It fosters an interactive learning environment where questions can be asked and various themes can be explored.

Besides the scientific programs above, we invite Corporations and Industries to participate in the Exhibition.


Corporate organizations will showcase their state of the art products and services in Health Informatics.

  • Conference Scope and Topics

    Track 1. Medical and Clinical Informatics 
    Electronic Health Record, Hospital/Health Information System, Imaging Informatics (PACS, Radiology Information Systems), Dental Informatics, Decision Support Systems

    Track 2. Public Health Informatics 

    GIS, Registries, Surveillance system, Emergency/Disaster Informatics, Dental Informatics, Nursing Informatics, Imaging

    Track 3. Telehealth/Telemedicine

    Robotics & Virtual reality, Telesurgeries, Telehealth applications, mobile health and  wearable devices.

    Track 4. Consumer Health Informatics

    Patient-centered design, Social media, Mobile Health

    Track 5. Security and Privacy
    Privacy management, Security, Ethical Issues

    Track 6. Computer in Medical Education 

    Virtual reality, Learning management system, Simulation, m-learning

    Track 7. Ontologies and Knowledge management 

    Clinical guidelines, Standards, Terminologies

    Track 8.  Internet of Things, Big Data & Cloud Computing

    Bioinformatics, Clinical Research Informatics, Home-health, Ubiquitous health,

    Track 9.  Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Business Intelligence in Health

    Business intelligence, Entrepreneurship

    Track 10. Quality & Patient Safety in Healthcare

    Track 11. Bioinformatics

    Track 12: Evidence Based Medicine in Health Informatics 

  • Main organizer

    Research Chair of Health Informatics and Promotion (RCHIP)

    The Research Chair of Health Informatics and Promotion aims to be an excellent leading resource in the scientific research related to applied health informatics, both in the region and globally. The chair strives towards establishing a scientific environment that encourages research, printed publications, as well as training and development to enhance the local community role in Health Informatics and Health Promotions.

    The main objectives of the research chair include fostering research interests toward serving the community and enriching the field of health informatics through conducting integrated research between diseases, and the recent biotechnology used. In addition to this, the chair seeks to improve the quality of healthcare services through studying and exploring its key measures within health informatics research, as well as participating in developing and conducting health and medical training/educational programs and providing professional consultations. Lastly, the chair is focused on providing specialized, professional and scientific consultations to hospitals in the private and public sectors, as well as healthcare organizations, and other research centers.

  • Conference Theme

    ISHIC will be the first scientific Health Informatics conference hosted in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The conference will focus on the frameworks, theories, methodologies and all scientific developments in Health Informatics as well as the expanding role of health informatics within Saudi Arabia and the Region, from both the clinical and the public health informatics perspective.

  • Academic Partner

    Medical Informatics and e-learning Unit, Medical Education Department, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

    King Saud University, the premier institution of higher education in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, was established in 1957 to enhance the nation’s growth and well-being. The university has three main colleges: Science, Health and Humanities, with a campus for female students as well as Community colleges. Within the Health Colleges is the College of Medicine, which is comprised of 11 departments and is the leading medical school in the Middle East. Our Medical Informatics and E-learning Units belongs to the Medical Education department in the College of Medicine. The Medical Education department is also responsible for curriculum design and implementation, faculty development, in addition to small group learning and assessment.

    The Medical Informatics and E-Learning Unit’s mission is to reform health systems by providing leadership, discovery and dissemination of knowledge, clinical practice and community service in clinical informatics, to students, faculty and healthcare professionals. The unit is comprised of two main sections: Medical Informatics and E-Learning. The Medical Informatics section is concerned with teaching and conducting Medical Informatics course to undergraduate students, conducting Health Informatics track in Masters of Public Health program, conducting research in the area of clinical informatics,and collaborating with King Saud University medical city hospitals. The E-Learning section focuses on delivering training to students and faculty in a variety of computer programs, conducting research in the areas  learning management system (Blackboard) and e-learning utilization and future e-learning tools for Medical Education.

Conference Chair

Professor Ahmed Albarrak

Conference Co-Chair

Dr. Mowafa Househ

Dr. Nasriah Zakaria

Contact Us

For any inquiry about the submission or the conference,
please feel free to contact Conference Manager :
Lena Abdel Rahman
Email: healthinformatics@ksu.edu.sa
Phone: +966114690724
Website: www.rchip.org