MIE 2009 Sarajevo
The Medical Informatics Europe (MIE) Conference is the main scientific event in medical, biomedical, and health informatics, held every two years out of three in Europe. Scientific presentations are from more than 40 countries and all continents. Its attendance is around 500–1000 participants especially from 32 European member countries of the European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI). The MIE 2009 conference will be held in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, from 30 August until 2 September 2009.

Aim and scope
The main theme of MIE 2009 is MEDICAL INFORMATICS IN A UNITED AND HEALTHY EUROPE. New medical, biomedical, and health informatics bridges must be built between the western and eastern parts of the European world. For this purpose, a panel of high-level scientists and health care managers will be invited to participate and give keynote speeches, tutorials, and organise in-depth workshop discussions.
CALL FOR PAPERS (extended until 2 February 2009)
Online registration for submission of contributions for MIE 2009 is now open. Registration form will give you the log-in code for your personal pages on the website where you can submit contributions for the MIE 2009 peer-review process. This does NOT imply your registration for the conference, which will be open in due time.

Expected scientific contributions
Full papers: original scientific articles, 5 pages in the proceedings, indexed in MEDLINE, and on the conference CD-ROM, 20 minute presentations (incl. 5 minute discussions).
Submit an original scientific article, 5 pages long, abstract should be 8–20 lines long, provide 4–6 keywords, don’t forget results and conclusions.
Posters: original scientific articles, 5 pages in the proceedings, indexed in MEDLINE, and on the conference CD- ROM, poster presentations at the conference .
See full papers, in addition posters of size A1, or A0, or between will be presented in poster sessions.
Student papers: MSc and PhD study reports, selected by the SPC, 1 page in the proceedings, indexed in MEDLINE, and on the conference CD-ROM, 10 minute presentations (incl. 3 minute discussions).
Submit a study report 1 page long, abstract should be 4-6 lines long, provide 2 or 3 keywords, a body of (unstructured) text, and 1 to 3 references.
Proposals for workshops are solicited; workshop contributions receive up to 5 pages in the proceedings, indexed in MEDLINE, and on the conference CD-ROM.
Send proposals to spc@mie2009.org, written contributions see full papers.
Tutorials: Proposals for tutorials are solicited; the attendance of one tutorial is included in each full conference fee. Send proposals to spc@mie2009.org.
Software demonstrations: Requests for theatre-style demonstrations are welcome.
Send requests to spc@mie2009.org.

Authors of best papers will be selected during the conference and invited to submit a thoroughly revised and extended version of their paper for publication in Methods of Information in Medicine, an official journal of the European Federation of Medical Informatics (EFMI).

Topics for MIE 2009
Biosignal processing
Decision support
Devices and sensors
Disease management
Electronic health record
Expert systems
Guidelines and protocols
Health information systems
Home-based eHealth
Human-computer interaction
Imaging and visualization
Impact and usability
Learning and education
Knowledge management
Knowledge-based systems
Modelling and simulation
National eHealth roadmaps
Nursing informatics
Pan European-cross border applications
Patient safety
Personal health records
Pervasive healthcare
Privacy and security
Public health and consumer informatics
Quality assurance
Semantic web
Trustful health information for citizens and patients
Ubiquitous computing
Web 2.0 applications

Important dates
Submission of contributions: extended until 2 February 2009
Notification of acceptance: 19 April 2009
Final manuscripts required: 10 May 2009









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