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call for papers - "The Informatics of Meta-data, Questions, and Value Sets"

From: Rachel Richesson <Rachel.Richesson@epi.usf.edu>
Date: Mon, 17 May 2010 16:40:29 -0400
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In case this is of interest as a summer diversion. My apologies for any
duplicates related to this posting. Thanks, Rachel



International Journal of Functional Informatics and Personalised
Medicine  (IJFIPM)

Call For papers

Special Issue on: "The Informatics of Meta-data, Questions, and Value

Special Issue Editors: 

Rachel Richesson, PhD.; Department of Pediatrics; University of South

Timothy B. Patrick, PhD; College of Health Sciences and School of
Information Studies,   University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

James E. Andrews, Ph.D.; School of Library and Information Science,
University of         South Florida 


Healthcare research and practice are driven by data collection based on
asking and answering questions. Data collection in clinical research
studies are informed by protocols based on evidence, and patient
assessments are required by clinical practice guidelines; both are
driven by asking and answering relevant questions and assigning
permissible values to data elements.  Given their critical role in
healthcare research and practice, the curation of question and answer
set repositories and IR issues related to those repositories are
fundamental aspects of biomedical and healthcare informatics.  This
special issue aims to address and attract state-of-the-art solutions and
novel attempts in the informatics of meta-data, questions, and value

Papers will be published in the International Journal of Functional
Informatics and Personalised Medicine.

Subject Coverage

Papers to be included in this special issue should be focused on the
following or closely-related topics: (N.B. the list is indicative rather
than exhaustive):

*         Terminology and metadata standards for representing questions
and answer sets  

*         Ontologies for questions and answer sets 

*         Meta-data registry standards for questions and answer sets 

*         Question answering systems 

*         Systems for generating questions and answer sets 

*         Reuse, sharing and interoperability of questions and answer

*         IR for question and answer set repositories, including system
design, human-computer interaction, and evaluation 

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be
currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. 

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for
authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting
papers are available at 


Submission of papers

Papers should be submitted through the IJFIPM submission system at 




Authors should label their papers for the special issue in their cover

Important Dates

Submission: 15 August 2010

Notification: 15 October 2010

Camera ready papers: 15 November 2010
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