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.

All submissions must be formatted according to the IOS Press style for Studies in Health Technology and Informatics and have to be submitted through the conference online system at

The Scientific Program Committee reserves the right to reject submissions that do not follow the IOS templates.

Full papers

Full papers should not exceed 5 pages. The full paper structure should be: Title, Authors, Affiliations, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgements and References. The Abstract length must not exceed 300 words.

Posters / Short communication papers

Posters proposals or Short communication papers should not exceed 2 pages. Their structure should be the same as the one for full papers, but the Abstract could be omitted and proposed sections could be merged. In any case, Abstract length must not exceed 120 words.

Workshops and Panels

Workshop and Panel submissions should not exceed 3 pages. The structure of the proposals should be: Title, Proposers, Affiliations, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Organization of the Panel/Workshop, Objectives, Program, Participants, Intended outcome. The presented material will be uploaded in the EFMI website, if requested.

Conference publication

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 (

Focus Theme in “Methods of Information in Medicine” journal

Selected papers (full or short) 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”. With respect to the STC2021 paper, the extended paper should be longer, more detailed, and with more results and discussions, so a rather different paper based on the first one. The Focus Theme will only contain papers from STC2021 authors. Dates and instructions for the submission process will be announced to the authors of the selected papers. “Methods of Information in Medicine” offers two separate submission tracks: a) print only, free of charge for articles with up to 22,000 characters, and b) open access with an APC fee of 1,650 € per article. Authors may choose their submission method of preference and the Focus Theme will be bundled online at the journal’s website.