The 10th International Workshop on Innovative Simulation for Healthcare (IWISH 2021)


Dates and Location

September 15-17, 2021

Venue: Cracow, Poland


Key Dates – Deadlines

Abstracts or full draft papers, April 15th 2021

Acceptance Notification, May 15th 2021

Camera Ready Papers, June 15th 2021


Journal Opportunities

Best papers of IWISH 2021 will be invited to submit an extended version to Special Issues of the following International Journals:

  • International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling
  • International Journal of Food Engineering
  • International Journal of Privacy and Health Information Management



Scopus index the IWISH proceedings; in addition, the I3M proceedings will be submitted for indexing in ISI Conference proceedings Citation Index and Google Scholar.


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“Gianni Cantice Research Award for Gifted Simulation Students” and the “Norbert Giambiasi Award for Conceptual Modeling Excellence” will be announced during the I3M 2021 Gala Dinner and attributed to the best simulation student applicants. The Gianni Cantice Award is entitled to Col.Cantice as recognition for his long activity in Simulation; the Gianni Cantice Award Winner will receive the Award Certificate and a financial contribution (a free registration for the next I3M conference).
The Norbert Giambiasi Award is entitled to Prof. Norbert Giambiasi as recognition for very highly qualified contribution in Conceptual Modeling and DEVS within International Simulation Community. The Norbert Giambiasi Award Certificate Board selects the paper among best Conceptual Modeling contributions to I3M Conference. If you have a student as co-author in your HMS paper the student could be considered for the award.


Workshop Aim

A holistic view of healthcare leads to an interdisciplinary field of research ranging from life-science to management disciplines. The increasing computational power and the tight integration of natural and computational sciences open the doors to new paradigms in life science research. The huge complexity of biological systems let deterministic and deductive methods reach their limitations, thus large scale simulations together with advanced methods of modelling are new tools to get insight into the huge diversity of healthcare. This workshop, part of the I3M Multiconference, aims to bring together scientists from engineering, natural and life sciences to stimulate discussion on new methods and topics in the emerging field of healthcare. Tracks shall cover the main aspects of healthcare. It shall not only provide a forum for presentation of novel approaches and methods of advanced simulation for both modelling and analysis but also provide meaningful results and applications.


Current list of Tracks:

  •  Application of Simulation for Healthcare Supply Chains
  •  Modeling and Simulation of physical systems
  •  Healthcare and Public Health M&S
  •  Modeling and Simulation for Cognitive Computation
  •  Studying biomechanical problems for cardiothoracic and cardiovascular clinical problems: Models, designing tools, simulation environments and critical condition prediction for surgical interventions
  •  Patient Specific Modeling of the Cardiovascular-Respiratory system: interdisciplinary approaches to theory and practice
  •  Mathematical Modeling and Health Technology Assessment
  •  Modelling and Simulation in Physiology and Medicine
  •  Modeling and Simulation for Biosciences and Bioinformatics
  •  Simulation and Modeling in Computer Aided Therapy
  •  Data Driven System Simulation – Modelling & Simulation of Complex Systems
  •  Mathematical modelling and control of Biological and Biomedical Systems
  •  Modeling quality of life, health condition and work performance in ageing and new applicable technologies
  •  New technologies in public health and emergency medicine
  •  Intelligent solutions in Biomedical applications


Workshop Topics

Computer aided diagnostics and therapy

  • Modelling and simulation in bio-systems, physiology, cardiology, anaesthesia, cancer, circulatory system, respiratory system, renal system, biomechanics
  • Virtual Reality in surgical procedures
  • Virtual Reality for the treatment of disorders and/or rehabilitation
  • Virtual Reality for development and validation of medical simulators
  • Model based information processing of medical images
  • Advanced methods in model based image processing
  • New methods of diagnostic imaging
  • New paradigms in functional imaging, e.g. PET and MR
  • Reconstruction in computed tomography
  • Model based segmentation and registration
  • Simulation in the context of diagnostics
  • Simulation of emergency procedures (disaster gaming)
  • Simulation of disease proliferation
  • Disease management
  • Healthcare networks
  • Clinical information flows

Cellular and Molecular Models in Medicine

  • Simulation in genetics and system biology
  • Simulating biological phenomena and organs
  • Modeling and recognition of regulatory motifs and modules
  • Pharmacometric modelling
  • Physiological simulations
  • Drug inventory management
  • Personalized drugs design
  • Algorithms in DNA analysis
  • Tissue engineering
  • Molecular tumour diagnostics
  • Novel methods in DNA arrays
  • Protein structure analysis
  • Regulatory networks, metabolic networks, proteomic networks
  • Databases in Bioinformatics
  • Protein ontology data bases
  • Novel HPC-paradigms in Bioinformatics

Management of Healthcare

  • Waiting time issues in hospitals
  • Patient pathways
  • Modelling Emergency Departments
  • Modelling ancillary services
  • Patient flows in outpatient facilities
  • Simulation for surgical and clinic scheduling
  • Simulation for logistics of healthcare
  • Simulation of patient care
  • Models of elderly people care
  • Healthcare policy analysis
  • Ambulance planning
  • Simulation for health economics analysis
  • Modelling of clinical environments

Modelling and Simulation for Biosciences and Bioinformatics

  • Exploratory Bioinformatics and Computational Biological models, simulations and tools for helping Bioscientists
  • Modeling and simulation as decision support for assisting Bioscientists and Medical practitioners
  • Agent-based Modeling and simulation for Biological Systems, Healthcare facilities or Social Systems etc.
  • Verification and Validation of Biological Simulations
  • Equation based Modeling of Biological Systems
  • Development and analysis of Complex Biological and Social Networks (Formal Specification, Modeling, Analysis and Simulation)
  • Modeling and Simulation in System Biology
  • Modeling and simulation of congenital disorders
  • Modeling and simulation of epidemics and other diseases
  • HIV/AIDS related M&S
  • Tumor Growth modeling and Simulation
  • Distributed Simulation of Biological Systems
  • Formal Specification and Models such as using Z formal specification language, Systems Biology Markup Language (SBML) etc.
  • Use of Cognitive Computation and AI techniques such as Neural Networks, Genetic Algorithms, Bio-inspired techniques, swarm intelligence algorithms for developing models of Biological systems
  • Modeling and Simulation of Body Sensor Networks for e-Health
  • Modeling and Simulation of Pervasive and Ambient Assisted Living systems, Disease Tracking and Monitoring systems
  • Artificial Life related topics.


Contact and Information

For further information please contact Francesco Longo (, Marina Massei ( or


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