You are cordially invited to participate in the 4th International Conference on Healthcare Systems Ergonomics and Patient Safety (HEPS 2014) that will be held on 23-26 June 2014 in Taipei, Taiwan. Please visit conference website at http://www.heps2014.org/ for more information.
Conference Chair: Mao-Jiun Wang
Conference Co-Chair: Wen-Ko Chiou
General Program Chair: Chin-Jung Chao
Call for Papers
The 4th International Conference on Healthcare Systems Ergonomics and Patient Safety (HEPS 2014)
23-26 June 2014, Taipei, Taiwan
Bridging Research and Good Practices towards Patients Welfare
Occupational and Organizational Psychologists
Clinical and Biomedical Engineers
Clinical Risk and Patient Safety Managers
Communication and Human Relations experts
Architects and Designers
Medical Informatics community
Occupational and Organizational Sociologists
Hospital Administration and Management Staff
Pharmacists and Pharmacologists
Information Technology experts
Patients’ and Citizens’ associations
Patient Safety Officers and Quality Improvement experts.
HEPS 2014 will invite high quality contributions in the form of papers and posters. All contributions should be submitted via the Conference Management System (CMS). Acceptance will be subject to peer reviews in terms of significance, accuracy, and clarity of the proposal. Papers should report original work that has neither been published previously, nor is under consideration for publication elsewhere. The prospective authors will be asked to sign up and login to the CMS in which they will be asked to enter an 800-word proposal as well as other proposal information. The proposal should specify background/purpose, methods, results, and discussion. An evaluation of the submitted proposal will be conducted by at least two independent peer experts from the Scientific Committee. Following the evaluation, the committee will notify the author of the review results according to the timeline designated in Important Dates. The accepted author will then be requested to submit, via CMS, a camera-ready manuscript which is at least 6 pages long but not exceeding ten. Posters are appropriate for work with in-progress or late-breaking findings. The Scientific Committee will carry out an evaluation on a 300-word proposal that should specify the essence of the planned presentation. If accepted, submission of a 3-page extended abstract for inclusion into the Conference Proceedings will be required.
800-word Proposal: September 10, 2013
Review result notification: November 10, 2013
Camera-ready manuscript: January 10, 2014
300-word Proposal: January 1, 2014
Review result notification: February 1, 14
Camera-ready extended abstract: March 1, 2014
All accepted final papers and extended poster abstracts will be included in the Conference Proceedings on CD-ROM with an ISBN reference. In addition, the accepted final papers will be published as a monograph book entitled Bridging Research and Good Practices towards Patient Welfare by the CRC Press, an imprint of Taylor and Francis. The book will be sent to Thomson Reuters for index application into the Conference Proceedings Citation Index under the ISI Web of Science. To meet high publication standards, camera-ready manuscripts should strictly conform to the designated formats required by the Scientific Committee. Accepted book authors will also need to sign a copyright consent form, and warrant that the paper contains no materials violating or infringing relevant publication laws. Please visit conference website at http://www.heps2014.org/ for more information.