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[Computational-biology] Call for Papers: Workshop on CBR in the Health Sciences

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         Workshop on Case-Based Reasoning in the Health Sciences 

 The Eighth International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning (ICCBR-09)
                       Seattle, Washington, USA
                            July 21, 2009

                           Call for Papers 

There has been an explosion of interest in health sciences applications 
of Case-Based Reasoning (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 seventh in a series of exciting workshops, which have been held at 
every ICCBR and ECCBR since 2003.   This workshop will be held at ICCBR-09, 
in Seattle, Washington, USA, on July 21, 2009.

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 
     sciences, and
   * 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 

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 the Information for LNCS 
Authors page, http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-7-72376-0

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 via the ICCBR-09 EasyChair Conference Site,  

                          Important Dates

   * Submission Deadline: April 15, 2009
   * Notification Date: May 18, 2009
   * Camera-Ready Deadline: May 29, 2009
   * Workshop date: July 21, 2009

                         Workshop Web Site 

Organizing Committee 


   Cindy Marling
   Ohio University, USA
   marling from ohio.edu 

   Stefania Montani
   University of Piemonte Orientale, Italy 
   stefania.montani from unipmn.it 

Committee Members

   Klaus-Dieter Althoff, University of Hildesheim, Germany 
   Isabelle Bichindaritz, University of Washington, USA
   Peter Funk, Malardalen University, Sweden  
   Alec Holt, University of Otago, New Zealand
   Lakhmi Jain, University of South Australia, Australia
   Jean Lieber, Loria, France
   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
   Olga Vorobieva, Pavlov State Medical University, Russia

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