HealthNLP 2022
The Fifth International Workshop on Health Natural Language Processing 

11th June 2022
Rochester, Minnesota, USA

The Workshop

One-Day of Workshop
11th June 2022
08:30 am

The goal of this workshop is to provide a unique platform to bring together researchers and practitioners in healthcare informatics working with health-related free text, and facilitate close interaction among students, scholars, and industry professionals on health NLP challenges worldwide. This will be a one-day workshop that consists of invited speakers, podium talks, and poster presentations.

We will invite papers and short abstracts on novel approaches, works in progress, comparative analyses of tools, and original state-of-the-art work in health NLP methods, tools, and applications. Selected papers will be presented as podium talks, and other interesting submissions and abstracts will be showcased as poster presentations.


Important Dates

  • Deadline for all submissions: March 10th, 2022

  • Notification of decisions:  March 25th, 2022

  • Deadline for camera-ready papers:  April 10th, 2022

  • Workshop date: June 13th, 2022

  • Deadline for journal paper submission:  TBD



Authors may submit regular papers (4-10 pages, including references) and abstracts (2 pages, including references) in the format used for the ICHI submissions. Developers of NLP tools may submit a demo paper (up to 4 pages, including references) describing the tool, along with a link to a web demonstration (interactive website or a demonstration video). As with ICHI, the workshop will follow single-blind reviewing, therefore submissions should have the names and affiliations of authors listed on the paper. Papers must adhere to the IEEE Proceedings Format available for LaTeX and Word, and submitted as a single PDF file. Submissions will be handled electronically through EasyChair ( For more information, please read the detailed submission instructions.

All submissions will undergo a peer review by at least two domain experts from the program committee. The selection of papers and posters will be primarily based on the potential to generate discussion and impact future research directions. Accepted papers will be included in the ICHI 2022 Proceedings and IEEE Digital Library. Selected papers will be invited to publish an extended version of their work in a special issue of a journal (TBD, either BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making journal or Journal of Healthcare Informatics Research), with a discount publication fee.



Coming soon.




  • Yonghui Wu, PhD, Assistant Professor, College of Medicine, Department of Health Outcomes & Biomedical Informatics, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, US.

  • Hua Xu, PhD, Professor, School of Biomedical Informatics, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, US.

Steering committee: 

  • Dina Demner Fushman (National Library of Medicine/NIH)

  • Wendy Chapman (The University of Melbourne)

  • Buzhou Tang (Harbin Institute of Technology)

  • Ozlem Uzuner (George Mason University)

  • Karin Verspoor (RMIT University)

  • Hongfang Liu (Mayo Clinic)

  • Stephane Meystre (OnePlanet Reearch Center, Netherlands)

Program Committee: 

  • Aokun Chen (University of Florida)​

  • Benjamin Shickel (University of Florida)

  • Chun-Nan Hsu (UCSD)

  • Dimitrios Kokkinakis (University of Gothenburg)

  • Eiji Aramaki (Nara Institute of Science and Technology)

  • Jianlin Shi (University of Utah)

  • Jie Xu (University of Florida)

  • Jingchuan Guo (University of Florida)

  • Jingqi Wang (UT Health)

  • Jungwei Fan (Mayo clinic)

  • Kirk Roberts (University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston)

  • Kunli Zhang (Zhengzhou University)

  • Manabu Torii (Kaiser Permanente)

  • Paea LePendu (University of California, Riverside)

  • Ragnhildur Bjarnadottir (University of Florida)

  • Samir Abdelrahman (University of Utah)

  • Son Doan (Kaiser Permanente)

  • Stephen Wu (UTHealth)

  • Wei Wang (University of California, Los Angeles)

  • Xi Yang (University of Florida)

  • Yi Guo (University of Florida)

  • Yifan Peng (Cornell University)

  • Yoshinobu Kano (Shizuoka University)

  • Zehao Yu (University of Florida)

  • Zhaoyi Chen (University of Florida)

  • Zheng Feng (University of Florida)

  • Zhengxing Huang (Zhejiang University)


Contact Us

Yonghui Wu, Hua Xu

Yonghui.Wu 'at', Hua.Xu 'at'

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