Call for Health Day Extended Abstracts
The Web Conference 2024 (formerly known as WWW) will take place in Singapore, from May 13 to 17, 2024. We invite short paper contributions to the Health Day.
The Web Conference is the premier conference focused on understanding the current state and the evolution of the Web through the lens of different disciplines, including computing, computational social science, economics and political sciences.
The emergence of novel Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) technologies is poised to significantly transform clinical care practices. These advancements are opening new avenues in healthcare delivery and medical research, ultimately enhancing patient outcomes. AI and ML have already demonstrated substantial potential in catalyzing the digital health revolution. This includes early prediction of disease risks, improved forecasting of patient prognosis, and the development of personalized treatment plans to optimize healthcare delivery. Significant achievements have been made in the application of computer vision models for medical imaging, illustrating the robust capabilities of these technologies. Additionally, the use of reinforcement learning models for intervention recommendations presents promising opportunities for further innovation. Moreover, the rapid evolution of Large Language Models (LLMs) has sparked extensive discussions about their potential to reimagine various healthcare practices. This underscores the pivotal role of AI and ML in shaping the future of healthcare, offering a glimpse into a more efficient and effective medical landscape.
The Health Day is a forum to foster interactions among researchers and practitioners in the Healthcare AI and ML field by allowing them to present their new and innovative work . In addition, the track will enable conference attendees to learn novel ongoing research projects through informal interactions.
We welcome any submissions that address the broad goals of the Health Day and look forward to seeing the diverse ways in which authors will approach these themes. We especially encourage submissions in the following areas:
- AI-Driven Diagnostics and Prognostics
- Personalized Medicine through Machine Learning
- AI in Medical Imaging
- AI in Drug Discovery and Development
- AI for Epidemic Prediction and Management
- AI in Mental Health
- Reinforcement Learning in Clinical Decision Support
- AI and Telemedicine
- Natural Language Processing (NLP) in Healthcare
- Interoperability and Integration of AI Systems in Healthcare
- AI for Healthcare Accessibility and Equity
- Ethical Implications of AI in Healthcare
- Paper submission: February 5, 2024
- Notification to authors: March 4, 2024
- Camera ready: March 11, 2024
- Health Day: May 14, 2024 (to be confirmed)
All submission deadlines are end-of-day in the Anywhere on Earth (AoE) time zone.
Formatting Requirements. Submissions must be written in English, in double-column format, and must adhere to the ACM template and format (also available in Overleaf). Word users may use the Word Interim Template. The recommended setting for LaTeX is:
Submission must be as a single PDF file: 4 (four) pages in length, including references.
Submission Site. Submissions must be made through the EasyChair system at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=thewebconf2024 (select the Health Day track).
Authorship. Submissions are not anonymous, hence authors should list their names and affiliations.
Reviewing. Submissions will be peer-reviewed by members of the Health Day Committee based on originality, significance, quality, and clarity. The review process will be single-blind.
Ethical Use of Data and Informed Consent. Authors are encouraged to include a section on the ethical use of data and/or informed consent of research subjects in their paper, when appropriate. You and your co-authors are subject to all ACM Publications Policies, including ACM’s Publications Policy on Research Involving Human Participants and Subjects (posted in 2021). Please ensure all authors are familiar with these policies.
Please consult the regulations of your institution(s) indicating when a review by an Institutional Ethics Review Board (IRB) is needed. Note that submitting your research for approval by such may not always be sufficient. Even if such research has been approved by your IRB, the program committee might raise additional concerns about the ethical implications of the work and include these concerns in its review.
Publication and Presentation Policies
Publication. Each accepted paper will be included in the Companion Proceedings of the Web Conference 2024. In addition, each paper is required to submit a brief pre-recorded video, which will appear on ACM Digital Library, along with the PDF.
Registration. To be included in the proceedings, every accepted paper must be covered by a distinct conference registration, e.g., two papers require two registrations, even if they have overlapping authors. This registration must be Full Conference (5-day) or Workshops/Tutorials/Special Days (2-day) registration, at the standard (non-student) in-person rate, payment of which must be completed by the camera-ready deadline. This registration requirement applies universally, regardless of attendance or presentation mode.
Presentation. Every accepted paper must be presented at the conference as a poster. No-show papers may be withdrawn from the proceedings. All papers will be asked to produce a poster on-site. An e-copy will appear on Whova. To facilitate authors in getting their hard-copy posters on-site, the conference offers a local poster printing service for a fee, which you may access at this link. Organizer will bring the posters on-site.
Health Day Co-Chairs