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[Computational-biology] 2nd CFP Workshop CBR Health Sciences & Applied Intelligence special issue

Isabelle Bichindaritz ibichind at u.washington.edu
Tue May 9 00:44:29 EST 2006

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                  Workshop on CBR in the Health Sciences

                  European Conference on Case-Based Reasoning
                         Ölüdeniz/Fethiye, Turkey
                            September 5, 2006

                            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 fourth in a series of exciting workshops, the first three of which were held at ICCBR-03, in Trondheim, Norway, at ECCBR-04, in Madrid, Spain, and at ICCBR-05, in Chicago, USA. 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
      *	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. 
A special issue of Applied Intelligence on CBR in the Health Sciences is planned, to feature the best papers from this workshop as well as other outstanding work in the field. 
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 email submissions to Stefania Montani at stefania.montani at unipmn.it.

Important dates

    * Submission Deadline: May 15, 2006
    * Notification Date: June 16, 2006
    * Camera-Ready Deadline: July 14, 2006
    * Workshop date: September 5, 2006

Workshop Web Site

Information about this Workshop is available at:


Workshop Committee

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

Agnar Aamodt, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway, agnar.aamodt at idi.ntnu.no  
Riccardo Bellazzi, University of Pavia, Italy, riccardo.bellazzi at unipv.it  
Susan Craw, The Robert Gordon University, Scotland, UK, s.craw at comp.rgu.ac.uk  
Peter Funk, Malardalen University, Sweden, peter.funk at mdh.se 
Daniel Hennessy, University of Pittsburgh, USA, hennessy at cs.pitt.edu 
Lakhmi C. Jain, University of South Australia, Australia, Lakhmi.jain at unisa.edu.au
Jean Lieber, Loria, France, lieber at loria.fr  
Cindy Marling, Ohio University, USA, marling at ohio.edu   
Stefan V. Pantazi, University of Victoria, Canada, spantazi at uvic.ca  
Petra Perner, Institute of Computer Vision and Applied Computer Sciences, Germany, ibaiperner at aol.com 
Rainer Schmidt, Institut fur Medizinische Informatik und Biometrie, Germany, rainer.schmidt at medizin.uni-rostock.de

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 at u.washington.edu

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