We invite you to participate

The 2017 ICHITA-WM IT Forum Joint Conference, hosted by the Department of Business Information Systems at the Haworth College of Business on the campus of Western Michigan University, bridges academia and industry. It provides an important forum for the exchange of ideas and information for educators, students, professionals, employers, and state and local governments.

You are cordially invited to join us for a quality professional conference that will explore health IT innovation and cyber security in business, industry, healthcare, government and education. The Western Michigan IT Forum invites papers from these categories:
  • Healthcare IoT: possibilities and challenges
  • Social media in healthcare
  • Analytics on structured and unstructured patient data
  • Evidence-based medicine by using IT
  • Telemedicine
  • Innovative uses of technology to communicate, coordinate, and deliver care
  • Mobile healthcare: risks and challenges
  • Smart devices/Emerging healthcare technologies
  • Clinical decision support systems
  • Cybersecurity and privacy in health informatics
  • Fraud detection
  • Cybersecurity regulations
  • Securing IoT communications: risks and challenges
  • Information privacy in Social media
  • Human aspects of information security
  • Threats and vulnerabilities of using mobile technologies
  • Network security and protocols
  • Information sharing and data protection in the cloud
  • Access control mechanisms for clouds
  • Data Theft/Data Manipulation
  • Ransomware

Call for papers flier (printable)

Formatting instructions

Submit paper

Important Dates

  • September 25: Full papers submission deadline
  • October 2: Abstract submission deadline
  • October 9: Notification of acceptance or rejection
  • October 16: Final revisions of accepted papers due

Official publication opportunity: If accepted, refereed research papers will be published in the conference proceedings, Western Michigan IT Forum Transactions, and will be scheduled for presentation during the concurrent presentation sessions. Acceptance of abstracts and papers are subject to final approval by the track chairs.