A total of 227 scientific contributions were submitted for the 68th Annual Meeting of the German Association for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology (GMDS). Among these were 43 full papers, including 2 for the journal GMS Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology (GMS MIBE), and 41 full papers for Studies in Health Technologies and Informatics (Stud HTI), as well as 184 abstracts, including 118 as presentations and 66 as posters.
In a two-stage review process, 2 contributions were accepted for publication in the GMS MIBE and 30 for publication in Stud HTI. This corresponds to an acceptance rate of 74% (MIBE 100%, Stud HTI 73%). The results of the entire review process are shown in figure 1.
We would like to thank all authors for submitting their research results, without which neither the exciting conference program nor the interesting conference proceedings would have been possible. Above all, however, we would like to thank the reviewers for the 632 reviews. With your sometimes very meticulous and extensive reviews, you have made a relevant contribution to quality assurance, and in many cases also to improving the quality of the manuscripts.
We look forward to an interesting conference, which will finally take place again face-to-face after three years of online meetings. Last but not least, we would like to congratulate Heilbronn University on the 50th anniversary of its Medical Informatics program!
(Editor in Chief GMDS in Stud HTI) Rainer Röhrig
(Chair of SPC) Martin Haag
(Bioinformatics and Systems Medicine) Tim BeiSSbarth
(Bioinformatics and Systems Medicine) Nils Grabe
(Medical Informatics) Ursula Hübner
(Editor in Chief GMS MIBE) Petra Knaup-Gregori
(Epidemiology) Jochem König
(Medical Documentation) Claudia Ose
(Medical Informatics) Ulrich Sax
(Epidemiology) Carsten Schmidt
(Congress Secretary) Martin Sedlmayr
(Biometrics) Antionia Zapf