We invite various types of contributions that address the variety of aspects involved in processing and using healthcare free text (see the Call for papers for the topics).

All submissions should be submitted in the PDF format via EasyChar.


Key dates

  • Extended deadline for long and short papers and panel proposals: January 21st, 2018
  • Deadline for posters, PhD forum and demo proposals: February 15th, 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: February 22nd, 2018




Full papers

Submissions should describe original, completed and unpublished work that focuses on either methodological or applicational aspects. Full papers may consist of up to 8 pages; accepted papers will be orally presented at the workshop. Selected full papers will be invited for a special issue in a health informatics journal.


Short papers

Submissions will describe original and unpublished work, potentially ongoing but with some findings; these will be presented as flash/lightning talks and will be also available as posters. Short papers may focus on either methodological or applicational aspects and may consist of up to 4 pages.



Posters will describe ideas or ongoing work (e.g. projects), and will be offered space for presentation during the conference. Posters should be single-page submissions.


PhD student papers

PhD student papers will be presented at the PhD forum, which will feature projects in healthcare text analytics. Contributions should consists of up to 4 pages and should present ongoing PhD research (in any stage). The forum will provide an opportunity for students to present their work to their peers and receive feedback from the community. These submissions will be treated separately from the other submissions. See more details.


Special sessions

During the conference, we will organise a number of special sessions, including:


Panel discussions

Panel discussions can be proposed to address the main challenges in processing healthcare free-text or to discuss the future of particular methodologies. Panels will be allocated 1.5 hour slots for discussions. Proposals for panels should consists of up to 2 pages. See more details.


Demo sessions

Demo sessions will provide a forum for demonstration of solutions and projects to the wider community. Proposals for demos should consists of up to 2 pages. Up to 30-minute slots will be made available. See more details.



For all paper contributions, please use HealTAC2018-Submission-Template.

For special session proposals, please use HealTAC2018-Session-Template.



All contributions should be submitted in PDF format to: EasyChair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=healtac201).