1st Special Session on Data Science in Health (DSH'19)

Leipzig, Germany, 1 - 4 September, 2019

The Special Session on Data Science in Health is a forum on all forms of data analysis, health economics, information systems and data based health service research, focusing mainly on the interaction of those four fields. Here, data-driven solutions can be generated by understanding complex real-world health related problems, critical thinking and analytics to derive knowledge from (big) data. The past years have shown a forthcoming interest on innovative data technology. Already now we can see how immense amounts of data and rapidly increasing, inexpensive computing power will lead the world to base its decisions more and more on data. We therefore have to work together. We need the knowledge of researchers from different fields applying diverse perspectives and using different methodological directions to find a way to grasp and fully understand the power and opportunities of big data in health.

This special session is a joint track by WIG2, the Scientific Institute for health economics and health service research, and the Information Systems Institute of Leipzig University.


We embrace a rich array of issues on data science in health and offer a platform for research from diverse methodological directions, including quantitative empirical research as well as qualitative contributions. We welcome research from a medical, technological, economic, political and societal perspective.

The topics of interest therefore include but are not limited to:

  • Data analysis in health
  • Health Data management
  • Health economics
  • Data based health service research
  • Integrating data in integrated care
  • AI in integrated care
  • Spatial health economics
  • Structural equation modelling in medical research
  • Risk adjustment and Predictive modelling

Paper submission

  • Authors should submit draft papers (as Postscript, PDF or MSWord file).
  • The total length of a paper should not exceed 10 pages IEEE style (including tables, figures and references). IEEE style templates are available here.
  • Papers will be refereed and accepted on the basis of their scientific merit and relevance to the workshop.
  • Preprints containing accepted papers will be published on a USB memory stick provided to the FedCSIS participants.
  • Only papers presented at the conference will be published in Conference Proceedings and submitted for inclusion in the IEEE Xplore® database.
  • Conference proceedings will be published in a volume with ISBN, ISSN and DOI numbers and posted at the conference WWW site.
  • Conference proceedings will be indexed in BazEkon and submitted for indexation in: Thomson Reuters - Conference Proceedings Citation Index, SciVerse Scopus, InspecIndex CopernicusDBLP Computer Science Bibliography and Google Scholar
  • The selected paper will be invited to submit extended version of the paper for post- conference publication in one of the recognised journal indexed by JCR (with IF).
  • Organizers reserve right to move accepted papers between FedCSIS events.


Important Dates

Submission of event proposal: November 20, 2018
Paper submission (sharp / no extension): May 15, 2019
Position paper submission: June 4, 2019
Author notification: June 25, 2019
Final paper submission and registration: July 17, 2019
Final deadline for discounted fee: July 15, 2019

Conference date: September 1-4, 2019

FedCSIS 2019 Main Organizer

FedCSIS 2019 Supporting Organizers