EFMI – Special Topic Conference (STC) 2021

22nd – 24th November 2021

Sevilla (Spain)


The STC 2021 is currently planned as face-to-face (alternatively, it will be online). However, depending on pandemics evolution and travel restrictions, final decision will be taken in September. If face-to-face, specific solutions for presentation will be provided for authors not allowed to travel.

All the accepted papers will be published in the proceedings book regardless of the way the Conference is eventually organized

Conference Theme

Applying the FAIR principles to accelerate health research in Europe in the post-Covid19 era

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


Key Dates

2021-06-04: Call for papers published

2021-07-30: 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

2021-09-03: Deadline for Workshops and Panels submission

2021-09-24: Notification for acceptance of Workshops and Panels



Authors are invited to submit Full papers, Posters, 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 https://www.iospress.nl/service/authors/latex-and-word-tools-for-book-authors and have to be submitted through the conference online system at https://access.online-registry.net/stc2021.

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 proposals should not exceed 2 pages. The Poster proposal 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.


Conference publication

Accepted full papers and posters 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).


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.

For the Full version of “Call for Papers” you can click on STC2021 CfP

Scientific Program Committee

Jaime Delgado (Chair), UPC – Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona (Spain)

Arriel Benis, HIT- Holon Institute of Technology, Holon (Israel)

Paula de Toledo, Universidad Carlos III, Madrid (Spain)

Paris Gallos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens (Greece)

Mauro Giacomini, University of Genoa, Genova (Italy)

Alicia Martínez-García, IBiS – Institute of Biomedicine of Seville, Sevilla (Spain)

Dario Salvi, Malmö University, Malmö (Sweden)


National Society’s Liaison and Organizer    

Carlos Luis Parra-Calderón, IBiS – Institute of Biomedicine of Seville, Sevilla (Spain)