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[protege-discussion] Call for Papers: 13th Conference on: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine

Daniel Rubin dlrubin at
Mon Dec 13 06:13:27 PST 2010

Hi all,

I'm pleased to circulate this announcement on behalf of Mor Peleg.

Please note that this conference will present paper awards honoring Mario
Stefanelli and Marco Ramoni..



13th Conference on: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine

AIME 2011, 2-6 July 2011

Bled, Slovenia

Web site:

Easychair web site for submission:

Program Committee Chair: Mor Peleg, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
Local Organization Chair: Nada Lavrac, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana,
Doctoral Consortium Chair: Carlo Combi, University of Verona, Verona, Italy

Special Session on Applications Chairs: Ameen Abu-Hanna, University of
Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Steen Andreassen, Aalborg University, Denmark

Award committee chair: Riccardo Bellazzi, University of Pavia, Italy

Call for Papers 

The European Society for Artificial Intelligence in MEdicine (AIME), was
established in 1986 with two main goals:

1.     to foster fundamental and applied research in the application of
Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques to medical care and medical
research, and

2.     to provide a forum for reporting significant results achieved at
biennial conferences.

A major activity of this society has been a series of international
conferences, from Marseille (FR) in 1987 to Verona (IT) in 2009, held
biennially over the last 22 years.

The AIME'2011 conference will be a unique opportunity to present and improve
the international state of the art of AI in Medicine from perspectives of
theory, methodology, and application.

For this purpose, AIME'2011 will include invited lectures, full and short
papers, tutorials, workshops, and a doctoral consortium. The main conference
will include a session dedicated to application of AI methods in the
day-to-day practice of health care.

The conference will be held in Bled, Slovenia.

Program in a glance

Day 1 (Saturday, July 2): Doctoral symposium and tutorial(s)

Day 2-4 (July 3,4,5): main AIME conference 

Day 5 (Wednesday, July 6): workshops 

Invited Speakers

Manfred Reichert, Institute of Databases and Information Systems, University
of Ulm, Germany

Andrey Rzhetsky, Department of Human Genetics, University of Chicago,
Illinois, USA


Original contributions are sought regarding the development of theory,
techniques, and applications of AI in BioMedicine, including the
exploitation of AI approaches to medical informatics, healthcare
organizational aspects, and to molecular medicine.
Contributions to theory may include presentation or analysis of the
properties of novel AI methodologies potentially useful to solve medical
Papers on techniques and methodologies should describe the development or
the extension of AI methods and their implementation, and discuss the
assumptions and limitations of the proposed methods and their novelty with
respect to the state of the art.
Papers addressing systems should describe the requirements, design and
implementation of new AI-inspired tools and systems, and discuss their
applicability in the medical field.

The scope of the conference includes the following areas:

.         Knowledge Acquisition and Management

.         Machine Learning, Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining

.         Biomedical Ontologies and Terminologies

.         Decision Support Systems

.         Neural Networks and Belief Networks

.         Reasoning under Uncertainty

.         Temporal and Spatial Representation and Reasoning

.         Case-Based Reasoning

.         Planning and Scheduling

.         Protocols and Guidelines

.         Information Retrieval

.         Natural Language Generation and Understanding

.         Biomedical Computer Vision, Imaging, and Signal Interpretation

.         Intelligent Agents

.         Telemedicine and Cooperative Systems

.         Cognitive Modeling

.         Healthcare Process Management

Best paper awards honoring Mario Stefanelli and Marco Ramoni 

To commemorate two outstanding researchers in our field who recently passed
away, AIME will establish two awards.

Mario Stefanelli from the University of Pavia has been one of the founders
of the AIME community, an inspiration to us all, and actively helped in
advancing young researchers in our field. The best student paper will
receive an award honoring Mario Stefanelli and his accomplishments.

Marco Ramoni has been an outstandingly respected faculty member at Harvard
and advanced the biomedical informatics field. The best paper in
bioinformatics will receive an award honoring Marco Ramoni and his

Paper Submission

Contact: morpeleg at

There are two categories of paper submission
1. Full research papers (up to 10 pages)
2. Short papers (up to 5 pages) that are
   a. short research paper
   b. demonstration of implemented systems
   c. late-breaking results (work-in-progress)

Papers should be formatted according to Springer's LNCS format (see or 
Submission to AIME'2011 will be electronically only. 
Authors are asked to submit an abstract first, and then to upload the full
The paper submission web page is available at

All accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings which will be
published as part of Springer's " Lecture Notes in Computer Science/Lecture
Notes in Artificial Intelligence" series (

In addition, the authors of the best submissions will be invited to expand
and refine their papers for possible publication in the journal Artificial
Intelligence in Medicine (Elsevier).
As in previous AIME conferences, proposals for the organization of tutorials
and satellite workshops are sought regarding any of the above topic areas.

Important dates

Abstract Submission Deadline: January 27, 2011
Paper Submission Deadline: February 3, 2011
Notification of Acceptance: April 4, 2011
Camera-Ready Copy Deadline: April 22, 2011

Special Session on Applications of AI Methods 

Contact: Ameen Abu-Hanna (a.abu-hanna at and Steen Andreassen
(sa at

Much of the literature on AI in Medicine pertains to the question "Does the
system work?" while the questions "Does it help?" and "Why it succeeds or
fails?" receive far less attention. This session is dedicated to two kinds
of papers addressing these latter two questions. In particular the two types
of papers are sought: papers on substantial fielded applications that
improve clinical care and papers on important lessons learned by research
teams developing and implementing applications or series of applications in
clinical practice. 

Authors should specifically submit to this track (the submission system will
provide a way to indicate this). Only long papers should be submitted in
order to adequately assess their merit. The length and layout of the papers
in the track is exactly the same as any other AIME paper. The papers are
initially reviewed for this track by the session organizers. Dates for
notification are the same as for papers for papers in the regular track.
Papers in this session, like the other AIME papers, are eligible for
selection in the planned journal special issue.


Submission of proposals for workshops and tutorials

Contact: morpeleg at

As in previous AIME conferences, proposals for the organization of tutorials
and satellite workshops are sought regarding any of the above topic areas.
Proposals for tutorials and workshops have to be sent by email to:
morpeleg at

Important dates:

Proposals for Tutorials: January 27, 2011
Proposals for Workshops: January 27, 2011


Doctoral Consortium

Contact: Carlo Combi (carlo.combi at

The aim of the AIME 2011 Doctoral Consortium is to support the research done
by doctoral students with constructive remarks and feedback from prominent
scientists in the AIM field. The DC provides a forum for students to present
their current research and receive feedback from other students and senior
researchers; It facilitates networking among Ph.D. students and senior
researchers working in the same area; and it supports students with
information on academic, research, and industrial careers. 

The event will be an 'advice-giving' session rather than an opportunity for
doctoral students to present finished work. The focus will be on the early
stages of the PhD work. Therefore the consortium will elicit submissions
consisting of work plans rather than "papers". The number of selected papers
is limited to only 6. The event will include a tutorial which will be of
common interest.


Important dates:

25 March 2011            Paper submission deadline
11 April 2011               Notification of acceptance
25 April  2011              Camera-ready papers deadline
02 July 2011                Doctoral Consortium at AIME 11


Program Committee

Raza Abidi, Canada

Ameen Abu-Hanna, The Netherlands (Special session co-chair)

Klaus-Peter Adlassnig, Austria

Steen Andreassen, Denmark (Special session co-chair)

Pedro Barahona, Portugal

Riccardo Bellazzi, Italy

Petr Berka, Czech Republic

Isabelle Bichindaritz, USA

Elizabeth Borycki, Canada

Aziz Boxwala, USA

Pal de Clercq, The Netherlands

Carlo Combi, Italy (Doctoral Consortium Chair)

Michel Dojat, France

Henrik Eriksson, Sweden

Catherine Garbay, France

Adela Grando, UK

Femida Gwadry-Sridhar, Canada

Peter Haddawy, Macau

Arie Hasman, The Netherlands

Reinhold Haux, Germany

John Holmes, USA

Werner Horn, Austria

Jim Hunter, UK

Hidde de Jong, France

Elpida Keravnou, Cyprus

Pedro Larranaga, Spain

Nada Lavrac, Slovenia (Local Chair)

Johan van der Lei, The Netherlands

Xiaohui Liu, UK

Peter Lucas, The Netherlands

Roque Marin, Spain

Michael Marschollek, Germany 

Carolyn McGregor, Canada

Paola Mello, Italy 

Gloria Menegaz, Italy

Silvia Miksch, Austria

Stefania Montani, Italy

Mark Musen, USA

Barbara Oliboni, Italy

Niels Peek, The Netherlands

Mor Peleg, Israel (Scientific Chair)

Christian Popow, Austria

Silvana Quaglini, Italy

Marco Ramoni, USA

Alan Rector, UK

Stephen Rees, Denmark

Daniel Rubin, USA

Lucia Sacchi, Italy

Rainer Schmidt, Germany

Brigitte Seroussi, France

Yuval Shahar, Israel 

Basilio Sierra, Spain

Costas Spyropoulos, Greece

Mario Stefanelli, Italy

Paolo Terenziani, Italy

Samson Tu, USA

Allan Tucker, UK

Frans Voorbraak, The Netherlands

Dongwen Wang, USA

Blaz Zupan, Slovenia

Pierre Zweigenbaum, France



Organizing Committee


Program Committee Chair: Mor Peleg, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel

Local Organization Chair: Nada Lavrac, Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana,

Doctoral Consortium Chair: Carlo Combi, University of Verona, Verona, Italy

Special Session on Applications Chairs: Ameen Abu-Hanna, University of
Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Steen Andreassen, Aalborg University, Denmark



Local Organizing Committee


Tina Anzic

Damjan Demsar

Miha Grcar

Matjaz Jursic

Petra Kralj Novak

Dragana Miljkovic

Vid Podpecan

Borut Sluban


Awards Committee


Riccardo Bellazzi, Italy (chair)

Silvana Quaglini, Italy

Yuval Shahar, Israel

Blaz Zupan, Slovenia




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