Final CFP: 2nd Workshop on CBR in the Health Sciences @ ECCBR 04

Isabelle Bichindaritz ibichind at
Thu May 6 07:25:27 EST 2004

Dear colleagues,

Please not a DEADLINE EXTENSION until May 14 for the Workshop 
and AIM Special Issue on CBR in the Health Sciences.

                   Isabelle & Cindy


                     Workshop on CBR in the Health Sciences

      The Seventh European Conference on Case-Based Reasoning (ECCBR-04)

                                 Madrid, Spain
                                August 31, 2004

                                 Call for Papers

Health sciences applications have been central to CBR ever since its early days. New directions, including CBR integration, synergies between CBR and knowledge discovery, enabling home health care technologies, and bioinformatics applications, keep this a vital and exciting domain for CBR research. The goals of this workshop are to:

    * provide a forum for identifying important contributions and opportunities 
      for research on the application of CBR to the health sciences
    * promote the systematic study of how to apply CBR to the health sciences
    * showcase applications of CBR in the health sciences 

Some of the technical issues addressed, and potential outcomes of the workshop, are to identify preferred types and domains of applications, challenges specific to applying CBR to the health sciences, and guidelines to better develop CBR systems in this domain. 
This workshop builds upon progress made at the First Workshop on CBR in the Health Sciences, which was held at ICCBR-03, in Trondheim, Norway. In addition, the authors of the best submissions will be invited to expand and refine their papers for publication in a special issue of the journal Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (Elsevier) on Case-Based Reasoning in the Health Sciences. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

    * Integration of CBR in health care environments
    * CBR in medical decision-support systems
    * CBR in medical imaging
    * CBR in enabling technologies for those with physical disabilities or 
      chronic health problems
    * CBR and knowledge discovery in medicine and the health sciences
    * Cognitive approaches to applying CBR to medicine
    * Theoretical framework for CBR in medical reasoning
    * CBR in bioinformatics
    * CBR and evidence-based medicine 

Paper presentations will be interspersed with discussions in which we characterize, categorize, and discuss the benefits of specific CBR applications in the health sciences. 
A wrap-up round table discussion will summarize the lessons learnt, issues identified, and future directions.

Review Process
Papers will be reviewed by the organizing committee for relevance, significance, technical soundness and depth, and readability. We will not accept papers that are exact duplicates of others, but we welcome papers that are modifications of them that focus on CBR in the Health Sciences. For example, submissions summarizing previously published material relating to this workshop's topic are welcomed. In your submissions and finalized papers, please cite the other publication and indicate clearly its relationship to this workshop's 

Submission Requirements
PostScript (compressed and uuencoded) or PDF paper submissions should be formatted according to Springer LNCS format, with a maximum of ten pages. Author's instructions along with LaTeX and Word macro files are available on the web at Please upload submissions to the electronic submission site:
or Email submissions to Isabelle Bichindaritz at ibichind at

Important Dates

    * Submission Deadline: May 14, 2004
    * Notification Date: June 7, 2004
    * Camera-Ready Deadline: July 9, 2004
    * Workshop Date: August 31, 2004 

Workshop Web Site
Information about this Workshop is available at

Workshop Co-Chairs
Isabelle Bichindaritz, University of Washington, USA, ibichind at
Cindy Marling, Ohio University, USA, marling at

Workshop Committee
Agnar Aamodt, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway, agnar.aamodt at
Ricardo Bellazzi, University of Pavia, Italy, ric at
Susan Craw, The Robert Gordon University, Scotland, UK, s.craw at
Steve Hanks, University of Washington, USA, hanks at
Daniel Hennessy, University of Pittsburgh, USA, hennessy at
Marie-Christine Jaulent, Faculte de Medecine Broussais-Hotel-Dieu, France, marie-christine.jaulent at
Stefania Montani, University of Piemonte Orientale, Italy, stefania at
Petra Perner, Institute of Computer Vision and Applied Computer Sciences, Germany, ibaiperner at
Brigitte Seroussi, Service d'Informatique Medicale, France, bs at
Rainer Schmidt, Institut fur Medizinische Informatik und Biometrie, Germany at
Derek Sleeman, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, sleeman at 

Isabelle Bichindaritz, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Institute of Technology/Computing and Software Systems
University of Washington, Tacoma
1900 Commerce Street                  Tel: (253) 692 4605
Campus Box 358426, Office CP 216      Fax: (253) 692 5862
Tacoma, WA 98402
Email: ibichind at


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