Papers and position statements due: January 25 (online submission)
Notice of acceptance: February 20
Camera ready papers due: March 3
Structure: The ICSE 2010 Workshop on Software Engineering in Healthcare invites broad participation from people who are actively engaged in identifying key research and technological issues, including those who are doing so through the actual practice of healthcare and those who are developing prototypes and solutions aimed at dealing with these issues. The 2-day workshop will consist of paper presentations, panel-led discussions, working group sessions, and presentations by invited speakers.
Submissions: Submissions are solicited that address both research and practice. Submissions can describe evaluated techniques as well as emerging approaches, problems, or opportunities. Submissions can be Research Papers, Experience Reports, or Position statements:
Research Papers describe how software engineering techniques, understandings, systems, or tools have, or might, make a substantial improvement in health care practices. Papers on the applicability of software engineering understandings on such issues as quality, interoperability, user interfaces, and process improvement in health care are also solicited. While reports on successes are most welcome, well-reasoned papers describing the potential of software engineering approaches for addressing important health care problems are also encouraged.
Experience Papers discuss lessons learned, key unaddressed problems, and experiences of practitioners, with a special focus on issues that seem particularly ripe as topics of software engineering research. Experience reports may involve case studies, experimental evaluation, or insightful observations from past or on-going projects. Experience reports may focus on principles, techniques, processes, or tools and their impact, strengths, and weaknesses.
Position Statements: Panels and working group discussions on emerging issues will compliment the paper presentations of more mature work. We invite the submission of position statements from people wishing to advance these more formative ideas and to participate in these discussions.
Review & publication: Papers and position statements will be reviewed by the Program Committee and all accepted submissions will be published in the workshop proceedings. In all cases, the submission's format must conform to the published ICSE 2010 format and submission guidelines (ICSE 2010 submission guidelines). Position statements must be between two and four pages long, and research papers and experience reports must not exceed eleven pages (including all text, figures, references and appendices). The results described in these submissions must be original and not under review elsewhere at the time of review by the Workshop Program Committee.
All accepted submissions will be published in the ACM and IEEE Digital Libraries and will appear in the companion volume of the ICSE 2010 Proceedings. At least one author of an accepted papers is required to register for the workshop and present the paper at the workshop in order for the paper to be included in the proceedings and ACM and IEEE Digital Libraries. After the workshop, the authors of selected best papers will be invited to submit a significantly revised and extended version of their papers for consideration of publication in a special issue in a journal; such papers will be subject to another round of refereeing.
Example Topics include, but are not limited to:
• Software quality issues in health care systems and processes
• Integration of software-enabled medical devices within health care systems and processes
• Safety and security of medical devices, health care systems and processes
• Requirements engineering for health care systems and processes (involving the various stakeholders)
• Healthcare process definition, analysis, automation, and improvement
• Architectures, integration, interoperability, and evolution for healthcare systems
• User interface issues in health care systems
• Software design considerations for assistive living and eldercare environments
• Other software engineering topics relevant to health care systems and processes