2017 International Workshop on Semantic Technology and Knowledge Graphs for eHealth (STeH2017)


Submission Deadline:

July 15, 2017 (deadline extended)

Information and communication technologies (ICT) are widely used for health care. As 'e-Health technologies', they have played an increasingly important role in the practice of medicine and clinical research. The term e-Health encompasses a range of services and systems in medicine/healthcare and information technology. Applications of e-Health include research, educating the health care workforce (e.g. e-Learning), treating patients, tracking diseases and monitoring public health. However, the lack of integration and semantic interoperability among most of the information systems that are used creates inefficiencies and application limits for eHealth, which challenge the ability of the health care industry to reach the stated goals: to supply continuous care that is personalized for each patient and to put new knowledge into practice by translating clinical research results from 'bench to bedside'.

Semantic Web technology is steadily becoming a de facto solution for semantic interoperability in medicine and healthcare. This international workshop on Semantic Technology and Knowledge Graphs for eHealth (STeH) is designed to be a discussion forum for researchers who are interested in the research and development of semantic applications for medicine and health care.

Event Information

The list of the covered topics includes but not limited to:

The workshop will take place during the 2017 International Conference on Brain Informatics and Health, Nov 16-18, 2017, Beijing, China, (Nov 16th, 2017), as a one-day event.

Please note that for every accepted paper at least one of the authors must attend the workshop and must register for the workshop and the main conference. Submission of a paper is not required for attendance at the workshop. However, in the event that the workshop cannot accommodate all who would like to participate, those who have submitted a paper will be given priority.

Important Dates

July 15th, 2017

Deadline for Submission of papers

July 24th, 2017

Notification of acceptance

July 30th, 2017

Camera-ready version due

July 22th, 2017

Submission deadline for abstracts (TYPE II)

Nov 16th, 2017


Nov 17th-18th, 2017

Main Conference

Invited Talk

Title: to be announced
Speaker: to be announced

Abstract: (to be added)


Program Committee (to be confirmed)


The BI 2017 Conference will be located in Grand Gongda Jianguo Hotel.



You can submit a full paper (Type I, up to 10 pages) or an abstract (Type II, limit to 500 words) to the workshop.

Note for full paper submissions:
i. Authors are strongly encouraged to use Springer LNCS/LNAI manuscript submission guidelines (available at for the initial submissions. All papers must be submitted electronically in PDF and DOC/RTF format in the Springer LNCS/LNAI style.

Style files can be download here:
Office 2007 Word:
Word 2003: CS Proceedings_Author Tools_Word 2003 (last update: April 19, 2011) (zip, 229 kB)

ii. Although we accept submissions in the form of PDF, PS, and DOC/RTF files, you are strongly encouraged to generate a PDF version for your paper before submitting it. It is highly recommended to use LaTeX to prepare your PDF submission.

Furthermore papers need to be submitted electronically through the BI2017 system using the following link:


The proceedings of the STeH2017 workshop will be published as part of the proceedings of BIH2017 by Springer in its Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. The proceedings will be published post conference.


Jiao Li
China Institute of Medical Informatics, China

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