Call for Abstracts

hSNS Workshop 2021: International Workshop on measurement of healthcare performance in terms of quality and access is an interdisciplinary venue for the presentation of new advances and research results in the fields of Multiple Criteria Decision Making, performance assessment, and maturity assessment applied to assessment of health services. The Workshop will be online and is bringing together leading academic scientists, researchers and scholars in the domains of interest from around the world. Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:

  • Advances in Multiple Criteria Decision Making Theory
  • Applied Outranking Methods
  • Behavioral Issues in Decision Making
  • Cognitive Mapping
  • Compromise Programming
  • Computing and Software for Multiple Criteria Decision Making
  • Data Envelopment Analysis
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Environmental Decision Making
  • Evolutionary Algorithms
  • Evolutionary Algorithms and Multiple Criteria Decision Making
  • Fuzzy Multiple Criteria Decision Making
  • Goal Programming
  • Group Decision Making
  • Intelligent Multiple Criteria Decision Making
  • Interactive Methods
  • Multi-objective Metaheuristics
  • Multi-objective Optimization
  • Multi-objective Stochastic Programming
  • Multiple Criteria Classification, Ranking, and Sorting
  • Multiple Criteria Decision Aiding
  • Multiple Criteria Ranking or Sorting
  • Multiple Objective Combinatorial Optimization
  • Multiple Objective Metaheuristics
  • Outranking Methods
  • Practical applications of Multiple Criteria Decision Making
  • Preference Modelling Risk and Uncertainty
  • Robust Multiobjective Optimization
  • Structuring, Model Building
  • Teaching Multiple Criteria Decision Making
  • Uncertainty Analysis
  • Model based improvement;
  • Determination of risk, based on results of process assessment;
  • Knowledge and skills for process assessment and improvement;
  • Applied Assessment approaches;
  • Definition of process quality characteristics to support process improvement;
  • Empirical studies on characteristics of high maturity organizations;
  • Processes and process models applicable to integrated management systems;
  • Emerging process reference and assessment models;
  • New concepts for process capability and maturity models;
  • Conformity assessment approaches and schemes for process assessment;
  • New measurement and rating frameworks;
  • Best practice models and frameworks for digital capabilities;
  • Remote assessment techniques:
  • The role of situational context in process definition, adaptation and assessment.

Abstract submission

Abstract submission is now closed.

Submitted abstracts will be reviewed and selected by the workshop’s Scientific Committee for oral presentation. You will receive a confirmation email after your Abstract Submission has been successfully received.

Email notification of programming decisions will come from the secretariat shortly after the expiry of deadlines and the working program will be posted to the web site. The notification will include specific presentation instructions. All selected contributions will be included in the workshop’s book of abstracts. The quality of science and relevance to the workshop themes and topics will be the sole criteria applied by Scientific Organizing Committee to select the abstract for oral presentation.

Abstract review criteria:

  1. Relevance to the workshop topics;
  2. Significance of the scientific question(s) and results;
  3. Style and Organization (e.g., the abstract has a clear beginning, middle and end) ;
  4. Clear question or hypothesis;
  5. Sufficient background;
  6. The approach and rationale are clear;
  7. The results are clearly presented;
  8. The interpretation and conclusions are reasonable and logical.

A couple of weeks before the workshop, the final program will be published to this web page along with hyperlinks to the abstracts. The abstracts will also be available on the workshop abstracts web page.

Special Journal Issues

hSNS Workshop 2021 is teaming up with a Special Journal Issue on the Socio-Economic Planning Sciences Journal. A number of selected high-impact abstracts will also be considered for the special journal issue. All submitted abstracts will have the opportunity to be considered for this Special Journal Issue. The paper selection will be carried out during the peer review process as well as at the workshop presentation stage. Submitted papers must not be under consideration by any other journal or publication and will be subject to a separate review following the Journal guidelines.