New Deadline - CBR in the Health Sciences Workshop @ ICCBR-05

Isabelle Bichindaritz ibichind at
Mon May 30 10:54:01 EST 2005

                  Workshop on CBR in the Health Sciences

                  The Sixth International Conference on
                     Case-Based Reasoning (ICCBR-05)
                         Chicago, Illinois, USA
                            August 24, 2005

                            Call for Papers

               ***  DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 18, 2005  ***

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 third in
a series of exciting workshops, the first two of which were held at
ICCBR-03, in Trondheim, Norway, and at ECCBR-04, in Madrid, Spain. A special
issue of Computational Intelligence on CBR in the Health Sciences is planned, to
feature work from this workshop as well as other outstanding
work in the field. 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
     * promote the systematic study of how to apply CBR to the health
     * 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. 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

                        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 at  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
electronic submission site:

or Email submissions to Isabelle Bichindaritz at ibichind at


     * Submission Deadline: May 18, 2005
     * Notification Date: June 10, 2005
     * Camera-Ready Deadline: July 1, 2005
     * Workshop Date: August 24, 2005

                           Workshop Web Site

Information about this Workshop is available at:

                          Workshop Committee

* Isabelle Bichindaritz (Co-Chair), University of Washington, USA,
   ibichind at
* Cindy Marling (Co-Chair), Ohio University, USA, marling at 
* Agnar Aamodt, Norwegian University of Science and Technology,
   Norway, agnar.aamodt at
* Ricardo Bellazzi, University of Pavia, Italy,
   riccardo.bellazzi at
* Susan Craw, The Robert Gordon University, Scotland, UK,
   s.craw at
* Peter Funk, Malardalen University, Sweden, peter.funk at
* Daniel Hennessy, University of Pittsburgh, USA, hennessy at 
* Igor Jurisica, Ontario Cancer Institute, Canada, juris at
* Jean Lieber, Loria, France, lieber at 
* Stefania Montani, Universita del Piemonte Orientale, Italy,
   stefania at
* Stefan V. Pantazi, University of Victoria, Canada, spantazi at
* Petra Perner, Institute of Computer Vision and Applied Computer
   Sciences, Germany, ibaiperner 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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