Please do not forget that ICBO and FOIS have different formatting instructions, different paper types, different submission dates and different submission sites! If you are not yet sure to which conference to submit your contribution read carefully the call for papers.

ICBO 2012: Author instructions

FOIS 2012: Author instructions

This year, ICBO is inviting several different types of contributions. The review process of full papers and short papers has finished, the selected contributions are displayed here.

The submission of abstracts for posters and abstracts for presentation at the early career researcher symposium (PhD or postdoc within 5 years of PhD, questions to be directed to Ludger Jansen, ludger [dot] jansen [at] uni-rostock [dot] de.) are still open.

All accepted contributions will be published in the conference proceedings. Selected poster abstracts and short papers will be allocated time in the conference schedule for flash presentations.

We also invite shorter software demonstration proposals, containing a brief abstract describing the software to be presented (questions to be directed to Trish Whetzel, whetzel [at] stanford [dot] edu).

The maximum allowed page lengths of contributions are as follows.

  • Full paper submission: 5 pages, final submission due Apr 15, 2012.
  • Software demonstartion proposal: 2 pages, due Apr 15, 2012
  • Early career researcher abstract: 2 pages, due Apr 15, 2012
  • Poster abstract: 1 page, due Apr 15, 2012
All submissions should adhere to the prescribed two-column style and use author, year citations together with an alphabetically organized bibliography. The conference language is English. The ICBO template to use for formatting is provided as MS Word template and as a LaTeX template. Please adhere carefully to the provided templates and page length requirements, as contributions which do not conform to the guidelines will be rejected.Questions about the formatting of submissions should be sent to the publication chair, Janna Hastings, janna [dot] hastings [at] gmail [dot] com.

All manuscripts should be submitted in PDF format via EasyChair for the review process. 

FOIS Papers

The review process for FOIS papers is finished. For the camera-ready papers the following criteria apply:

  • The paper length is 14 pages.
  • The deadline for paper submission is March 31, 2012.
  • Submitted papers must not exceed 14 pages, including the bibliography and an abstract of no more than 300 words.
  • Papers should be submitted electronically as PDF files prepared in accordance with the IOS formatting guidelines.
  • Submissions should be made via Easychair at the following address:
  • Proceedings will be published by IOS Press and will be available at the time of the conference. Please note that at least one author must register for the conference in order for an accepted paper to be published in the proceedings.

FOIS Posters

The submission deadline for posters is May 1, 2012. Poster submission should consist of

  1. an electronic copy of the poster itself (for printing at A2 size), preferably in PDF format, and
  2. (2) a cover letter giving the author's contact details and a statement of current status, including the year of expected graduation at the PhD or master's level.

All poster submissions should be mailed to fois2012 [at] , with the subject line "FOIS poster".

Local Organizers

Stefan Schulz
Catalina Martínez
Markus Kreuzthaler

Institute for Medical
Informatics, Statistics
and Documentation

Medical University of Graz

Auenbruggerplatz 2
8036 Graz, Austria

stefan.schulz [at]


Jul 31: ICBO + FOIS photos online

Jul 16: ICBO + FOIS brochure published

Jul 3: FOIS posters published

Jun 25: Preliminary ICBO and FOIS programs online

Mar 21: Online Registration open

Mar 20: Accepted FOIS Papers announced

Mar 5: Accepted ICBO Papers announced

Feb 10: Early Career Symposium announced

Feb 1: ICBO and FOIS workshops and tutorials announced

FOIS deadline extended to Feb 12, 2012 (strict)

Jan 25: ICBO workshops and tutorials online .

Maintainer: Stefan Schulz