We invite you to submit scientific contributions to the conference.  MIE2018 chosen focus is “Building Continents of Knowledge in Oceans of Data: the Future of Co-Created eHealth”, pointing to the broad range of topics in digitizing health care, citizens participation, professional challenges meeting health information technology, data science, population health informatics, learning health systems, connected health and changing health systems. These topics are addressed from the perspectives of citizens, patients and their families, health professionals, service providers, standards developers and policy makers alike.

We invite you to submit contributions to share your latest achievements in biomedical and health informatics. We encourage contributions about methodologies and applications, success stories, but also lessons learned and surprises from completed or on-going projects. We expect papers on the role of information, data and knowledge in the increasingly complex, digitalised health care system, charged with activities for prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Furthermore, we welcome contributions on how big data analytics and data science methods may advance healthcare, how to encourage empowerment, participation and digital health literacy, or evolving balances of professional, engineering and public requirements to co-create sustainable eHealth.

The MIE2018 programme will contain presentations of full papers, extended abstracts, posters, workshops, panels, as well as interactive demonstrations related to the following topics:
• Data Science, Advanced Analytics and Big Data in Health
• Digital and Connected Health
• Learning Healthcare Systems
• Translational Bioinformatics and Electronic Phenotyping
• Patient-centred, Collaborative and Personalised Care
• Public Trust and Citizen Engagement
• Sustainability of health and care/crowd sourcing/social communities,
• Health Informatics Education, e-learning,
• Digital Health Literacy
• Work Force Preparation, Capacity Building and Team Science
• Innovative Information Governance
• Ambient Assisted Living, Smart Cities and the Internet of Things
• Quantified Self and Personal Science
• Evaluation of Health Informatics solutions
• Medical Knowledge representation and management
• Formalization of expert reasoning
• Health serious gaming

Accepted full papers will be published by IOS Press in their series “Studies in Health Technology and Informatics” and indexed in MEDLINE/PubMed, SciVerse Scopus, EMCare, Book Citation Index – Science and Thomson Reuters’ Conference Proceedings Citation Index. Extended abstracts and all other accepted submissions will be made available to conference delegates only. Both full paper and extended abstract submissions can be accepted as an oral presentation.