EFMI Special Topic Conference 2021

Applying the FAIR principles to accelerate health research in Europe in the post-COVID19 Era

Workshops and Panels Submission Deadline Extended – 10th September 2021

22-24 November, 2021 – On-Line

The Conference was initially planned as face-to-face, to be held in Sevilla (Spain). However, due to current pandemics situation and travel restrictions, the Conference has been moved to on-line.

All accepted papers (full and short) will be published in the proceedings book and are candidates to be invited to submit a related paper to a Focus Theme in “Methods of Information in Medicine” journal.

Call for Papers

Authors are invited to submit Full papers, Posters / Short communication papers, Panels and Workshops proposals in English presenting original and un-published research. All submissions will be subject to a peer-review process by independent reviewers.

Conference topics include
(but are not limited to):

  • Methods for the adoption of FAIR principles
  • Precision medicine FAIR-based
  • Artificial Intelligence in health FAIR data driven
  • Privacy and security aspects applying FAIR in health research
  • FAIR and Covid-19 (and other infective diseases) research data
  • FAIR on infrastructures and software
  • Metadata, ontologies and terminologies to support sharing of health research data
  • Paradigms to share health research data


Studies in Health Technology and Informatics

Accepted full papers and posters/short communication papers will be published in the STC2021 proceedings by IOS Press as open access in Studies in Health Technology and Informatics (https://www.iospress.nl/bookserie/studies-in-health-technology-and-informatics)


Focus Theme in “Methods of Information in Medicine” journal

Selected papers will be invited to produce an extended paper, based on the paper published in STC2021, to be submitted for consideration of publication in a Focus Theme of the journal “Methods of Information in Medicine”. For more information please click here.

Key Dates

2021-08-06: Deadline for Full papers and Posters submission
2021-09-03: Notification for acceptance of Full papers and Posters
2021-09-17: Resubmission Deadline for Full Papers and Posters
2021-09-10: Deadline for Workshops and Panels submission
2021-09-24: Notification for acceptance of Workshops and Panels

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