Call for Papers - Knowledge Discovery in BioMedicine (KDbM-04)

Arul Siromoney asiro at
Fri Apr 2 19:06:18 EST 2004

Apologies for multiple postings


Workshop at the
Eighth Pacific Rim International Conference on
Artificial Intelligence (PRICAI 2004)

9 or 10 Aug 2004, Auckland, New Zealand

The InternationalWorkshop on Knowledge Discovery in BioMedicine (KDbM-04)
brings together researchers from a broad range of fields that are related to
Knowledge Discovery and Medicine. The term 'Knowledge Discovery' in the
context of this workshop is not restricted to large datasets alone and includes
other related fields in Discovery and Learning. There is an increasingly significant
body of researchers in these areas of research as applied to Medicine and
related areas in Biology.

This workshop provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of
. current research and potential new areas of application of KD techniques
in medicine
. emerging areas in medical technology, especially in medical imaging and
in heterogeneous medical data, that could give rise to new KD techniques
. the medical experts' perspectives on KD in medicine
. the KD perspective including issues of data preparation, inconsistency,
incomplete data
. privacy, ethical and legal issues of KD in medicine and biology

This workshop seeks to address the issues facing the KD world in taking on
new research opportunities and challenges from developments in the world of
medicine and related areas in biology.


Topics of interest include those at the intersection of 
a Medicine related area from (but not restricted to):
. Diagnosis
. Clinical Decision Support Systems, Participatory Decision Support
. Discharge Planning, Predicting Survival, Transplantation Outcomes
. Pharmacology, Toxicology, Carcinogenicity, Mutagenicity, Drug Design
. Immunology, Epidemiology, Forensic Medicine
. Instrument Development, Instrument Validation
. Medical Signal Processing, Medical Imaging
. Natural Language Understanding, Physician-Patient Communication Modeling
. Intelligent Data Entry, Human Computer Interface
. Hospital Information Systems
. Fraud Detection, Health Economics, Cost E ectiveness
. Privacy, Confidentiality, Security Issues
. Values, Ethical Safeguards, Sensitivity Alerts, Justice, Legal Issues
. Healthcare Provision, Healthcare Practice Support, Care Planning Systems
. Needs of Elderly and others with Special Needs
. Complex Interactions (Asthma, Pollution, Climatic Changes)

and a Knowledge Discovery related area from (but not restricted to):
. Knowledge Discovery from Data, Data Mining
. Machine Learning, Machine Discovery, Automated Knowledge Acquisition
. Association Mining (Multi Level, Multi Dimensional)
. Inductive Logic Programming, Multi Relational Data Mining
. Default Knowledge, Background Knowledge, Relevance Information
. Data Preparation, Conversion, Cleaning, Outlier/Error Elimination
. Feature Transformation and Subset Selection, Feature Extraction, Construction
. Parallel, Distributed Data Mining, Ensemble of Classifiers, Consensus
. Fusion of Heterogeneous Data, Fragmented and Distributed Data
. Temporal Abstraction, Temporal Data Mining, Spatial Data Mining
. Anomaly Detection, Di erence Detection, Change Detection
. Uncertainty, Inconsistency, Incompleteness, Sparse Data
. Soft Computing, Fuzzy Sets, Rough Sets
. Evolutionary Computation, Genetic Algorithms, Ant Colony Algorithms
. Artificial Neural Networks
. Statistics, Statistical Learning, Statistical Relational Learning
. Probabilistic Models, Bayesian Networks, Hidden Markov Model
. Study of Complex Interactions (Chaos Theory)
. Generation of Interpretable Rules from Non-Symbolic Representations


Submissions of articles that intersect a Knowledge Discovery related area and
a Medicine related area are invited. Articles could be original completed work,
work in progress, position papers on issues and case histories, but should necessarily
have both a knowledge discovery and a medical perspective.

Submissions are invited as full length papers not longer than 15 pages or as
short papers not longer than 5 pages, including all tables, figures, and references.
Fonts should not be smaller than 10pt. Submission in the Springer
Lecture Notes Series format is preferred. Submissions should be emailed to the
Workshop Chairs preferably in PDF or Postscript format.

A few short tutorial-like survey presentations will also be accepted. Those interested
in giving such a presentation are requested to send a short abstract as
soon as possible.

All submissions will be reviewed by atleast two referees on the basis of relevance,
originality, significance, soundness and clarity. Publication of accepted papers
in the form of post proceedings or of extended versions of selected papers in a
journal special issue is planned.


Submission deadline: 26th April 2004
Notification: 26th May 2004
Final version: 30th June 2004
Workshop: 9th or 10th August 2004


Arul Siromoney
Department of Computer Science and Engineering, College of Engineering,
Anna University, Chennai 600 025, India
email: asiro at (or asiro at

Anna Siromoney
Department of Physics, Womens Christian College, Chennai 600 006, India
email: asiro at


Leon Bobrowski (Department of Computer Science, Technical University of Bialystok,
Vladimir Brusic (Knowledge Discovery Department, Institute for Infocomm Research,
R. Chandrasekaran (Department of Statistics, Madras Christian College, India)
Krzysztof Cios (Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Colorado
at Denver, USA)
Grant Gillett (Dunedin Hospital and Otago Bioethics Centre, University of Otago
Medical School, New Zealand)
Jerzy W. Grzymala-Busse (Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science,
University of Kansas, USA)
Yutaka Hata (Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, Himeji
Institute of Technology, Japan)
Tu Bao Ho (Japanese Advanced Institute for Science and Technology, Japan)
John H. Holmes (Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of
Pennsylvania School of Medicine, USA)
Murray Jorgensen (Department of Statistics, University of Waikato, NZ)
Ipeson Korah (Department of Radiodiagnosis, Christian Medical College Vellore, India)
Swamy Laxminarayan (Biomedical Information Engineering, Idaho State University,
Heitor S. Lopes (Bioinformatics & Medical Informatics Lab, Federal Center for Technological
Education of Paran, Brazil)
Hiroshi Motoda (Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University,
Bernhard Pfahringer (Department of Computer Science, University of Waikato, NZ)
G. N. S. Prasad (Consultant in Medical Physics, India)
Jacob M. Puliyel (Department of Pediatrics and Neonatology, St Stephens Hospital,
Lakshminarayan Raghuram (Medical Imaging, Royal Brisbane Hospital, Australia)
John Roddick (School of Informatics and Engineering, Flinders University, Australia)
Ashwin Srinivasan (IBM India Research Laboratory, India)
Shusaku Tsumoto (Department of Medical Informatics, Shimane University, Japan)
Evgenii Vityaev (Institute of Mathematics, Russian Academy of Science, Russia)
Jim Warren (Advanced Computing Research Centre, University of South Australia,
Zhi-Hua Zhou (National Laboratory for Novel Software Technology, Nanjing University,
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