The International Health Data Workshop

In conjunction with
The 43rd International Conference on Application and Theory of Petri Nets and Concurrency

June 19-24, 2022, Bergen, Norway


Description and Objectives

Health data covers a broad range of data influencing people's health, e.g. their monitoring, analysis, and prediction. In general, it includes several types of data such as environmental data, individual data gathered, for example, via fitness trackers and especially clinical data. These data are often distributed over several data storages, and they are collected from many concurrent health care processes.

The routine clinical data are considered precious, and their secondary use is considered beneficial for policymakers, public health officers, scientists, clinicians, citizens and industry. Different initiatives, including European Health Data Network and Clinical Trial Data initiative, initiated by the European Commission and the EFPIA (European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations), are searching for better solutions for utilising citizens' health data. However, due to the semantic heterogeneity and the distributed storage of health data, we still do not have a unified approach and use divide-and-conquer approaches instead. Facilitating big-data analytics depends on optimized data sharing and data reuse, which are still lacking despite different interoperability standards in the medical domain.

HEDA 2022 aims to bring together academics, practitioners and other interested attendees for presentations, and discussions in the domain of health with special focus on health data modelling, health processes description and analytics. The aim is to create a broader community to explore the potential for open secondary use and analytics of citizens' health data and develop and evaluate the solutions to make it happen. We emphasise here the central role of citizens, as data holders, whose privacy, active consent and control must be ensured when processing the health data in a global context.

HEDA 2022 invites paper submission, including position and work-in-progress papers, about unpublished research covering all aspects of health data modelling, interoperability and analytics.

Submission Guidelines

All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. The following paper categories are welcome:

Papers should be submitted in electronic form (PDF) using the CEURART style (see Submissions should include title, authors' addresses, E-mail addresses, keywords and an abstract. For your submission in PDF format please use the online conference management system at

Just create a new account and then upload your paper. (Later you will be able to see your reviews there.)

The papers will be peer reviewed by at least three members of the PC. Accepted contributions will be included in the workshop proceedings, which will be available at the workshop and published by CEUR workshop proceedings.

For the camera-ready paper please use CEURART 1-column format.

In case of any problems please contact us by email at

List of Topics


Program Committee (to be completed):

Organizing Committee:

Important Dates

Abstract registration deadline: March 15th, 2022
Submission deadline: May 1st, 2022
Acceptance/rejection notification: May 15th, 2022
Camera-ready submission deadline: June 10th, 2022

NB! For the camera-ready paper please use CEURART 1-column format.

The posters will get opportunity to submit again first of July.


HEDA2022 proceedings will be available online at CEUR (available from August, 2022.).

Some of the best papers from the workshop will be invited for publication in a volume of the journal sub line of Lecture Notes in Computer Science entitled Transactions on Petri Nets and Other Models of Concurrency (ToPNoC). The papers are expected to be thoroughly revised and they will go through a totally new round of reviewing as is standard practice for journal papers.


The workshop will be organized physically in Bergen on June 21, 2022.


HealthSense Project Meeting June 20, Program

Room M006, K2 building Kronstad Campus (Inndalsveien 28, 5063 Bergen)

09.00-10.30 Keynote at PNSE workshop (Optional session) Room M004
  • Einar Broch Johnsen (University of Oslo): Digital Twins - An Emerging Paradigm for Model-Centric Engineering
11.00-12.30 HealthSense Background Room M006
  • Opening and short presentation of participants
  • Presentation on HealthSense background and state of the project by Estonian partners
12.30-14.00 Lunch
14.00-15.30 Use of Health Data for Research and Innovation in Norway
  • Administrative manager Magnus Alvestad, Neuro-SysMeDd, Norway, on data driven research for clinical treatment of neurological diseases.
  • Post Doc researcher Patrick Stünkel, Helse Bergen. Secondary use of Clinical Data for Workflow Optimization in Digital Pathology
  • Bernt Olav Øklan Helse Vest IKT, “Medical quality registers in the region”
  • Vibeke Vold, Helse Vest IKT introduction to Helse Vest IKT
  • NN Norwegian Health Network/Helse Vest IKT . Some challenges and opportunities in Use of Clinical Data for Health Research
15.45-17.00 Discussion session
Future Estonian-Norwegian Collaboration in the Health Sense project
17.30 Light reception in connection to PNSE
Poster Session Room: M130/131

HEDA22 Program June 21, Room M006

Room M006, K2 building Kronstad Campus (Inndalsveien 28, 5063 Bergen)

09.00-10.45 Opening, Keynote and Short Presentations
  • Keynote, Kristjan Kolde TEHIK, Health Sense - building infrastructure for secondary use of health data
  • Markus Bertl, Gunnar Piho and Peeter Ross. Exploratory Analysis of Health Insurance Billing Data from People with Psychiatric Diseases in Estonia: An Opportunity for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence?
  • Jaroslaw Pasiak, Wojciech Pasiak, Harald Soleim, Remy Andre Monsen, Atle Birger Geitung, Guri-Elise Holgersen and Thomas Fiskeseth Larsen. VR supported self-help treatment for adolescents with psychosis
  • Marten Kask. Distributed Health Data: Challenges and Opportunities for Maintaining Data Integrity
11.00-12.30 Health data Modelling and Standards
  • Rainer Randmaa, Igor Bossenko, Toomas Klementi, Gunnar Piho and Peeter Ross. Evaluating business meta-models for semantic interoperability with FHIR resources
  • Igor Bossenko, Gunnar Piho and Peeter Ross. Forward and backward compatibility design techniques applying the HL7 FHIR standard
  • Kristian Kankainen, Toomas Klementi, Peeter Ross and Gunnar Piho. Using the Snomed CT as a semantic model for Controlled Natural Language capture of clinical data
  • Toomas Klementi, Kristian Kankainen, Gunnar Piho and Peeter Ross. Prospective research topics toward preserving persons’ electronic health records in decentralised content-addressable storage networks
  • Tanel Sõerd, Kristian Kankainen, Gunnar Piho, Peeter Ross and Toomas Klementi. Specification of medical processes in accordance with international standards and agreements
12.30-14.00 Lunch
14.00-15.30 Health Data Analysis and Applications
  • Philipp Bende, Olga Vovk, David Caraveo, Ludwig Pechmann and Martin Leucker. A Case Study on Data Protection for a Cloud- and AI-based Homecare Medical Device
  • Severin A. Eliassen, Harald Soleim, Atle B. Geitung and Lars Peder V. Bovim. VR-based rehabilitation of cognitive functions among stroke-survivors
  • Patrick Stünkel, Sabine Leh and Friedemann Leh. Process Data Science for Workflow Optimization in Digital Pathology: A status report
  • Fazle Rabbi, Bahareh Fatemi and Wendy MacCaull. Analysis of patient pathways with contextual process mining
  • Peter Pfeiffer, Heike Sander, Peter Fettke and Wolfgang Reisig. A Standard Process for Supporting the Safety and Conformity of Medical Devices
15.45-17.00 Panel session
On Secondary use of health data in Estonia, Germany and Norway, Panel participants:


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