[Bio-matrix] 5th Workshop CBR Health Sciences & Computational Intelligence special issue

Isabelle Bichindaritz via biomatrx%40net.bio.net (by ibichind from u.washington.edu)
Thu Mar 8 22:32:26 EST 2007

                    5th Workshop on CBR in the Health Sciences

                  International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning
                         Belfast, Northern Ireland
                            August 15, 2007

                            Call for Papers

There has been an explosion of interest in health sciences applications of CBR, 
not only in the traditional CBR in Medicine domain, but also in bioinformatics, 
enabling home health care technologies, CBR integration, and synergies between 
CBR and knowledge discovery.  This is the fifth in a series of exciting workshops 
held at previous ICCBR and ECCBR conferences. 
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 challenges specific to applying CBR to the health sciences, 
required methodological improvements to fit this context needs, preferred 
types and domains of applications, and guidelines to better develop CBR 
systems in this domain.   
We welcome all those interested in the problems and promise of CBR in the 
health sciences, whether or not they have participated in past workshops.

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.

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 http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html.

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 paper.

Please upload submissions to the workshop online submission site 
at http://iccbr07-ws-health.confmaster.net/


    * Submission Deadline: April 30, 2007
    * Notification Date: May 28, 2007
    * Camera-Ready Deadline: June 25, 2007
    * Workshop date: August 15, 2007

Workshop Web Site

Information about this Workshop is available at:


Workshop Committee

Isabelle Bichindaritz (Co-Chair), University of Washington, USA, ibichind from u.washington.edu 
Stefania Montani (Co-Chair), University of Piemonte Orientale, Italy, stefania.montani from unipmn.it

Syed Sibte Raza Abidi, Dalhousie University, Canada
Klaus-Dieter Althoff, University of Hildesheim, Germany
Riccardo Bellazzi, University of Pavia, Italy
Peter Funk, Malardalen University, Sweden
Daniel Hennessy, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Alec Holt, University of Otago, New Zealand
Lakhmi C. Jain, University of South Australia, Australia
Jean Lieber, Loria, France
Cindy Marling, Ohio University, USA
Stefan V. Pantazi, Conestoga College Institute of Technology, Canada
Petra Perner, Institute of Computer Vision and Applied Computer Sciences, Germany
Luigi Portinale, University of Piemonte Orientale, Italy
Rainer Schmidt, Institut fur Medizinische Informatik und Biometrie, Germany
Malika Smail, Loria, France
Olga Vorobieva, Pavlov State Medical University, Russia


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 4687
Tacoma, WA 98402
Email: ibichind from u.washington.edu

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