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DM: 2.CFP: IDAMAP 99 - Workshop: Intelligent Data Analysis in Medicine And Pharmacology

From: Silvia Miksch
Date: Sun, 13 Jun 1999 13:50:13 -0400 (EDT)
-------------------------------  2. CFP  ------------------------

                     Second Call for Papers for the workshop


   *** Intelligent Data Analysis in Medicine and Pharmacology       

                        (IDAMAP 99)                           

                                Saturday, November 6, 1999
                                      Washington, DC, USA

                                 during the
                        AMIA 1999 Annual Symposium 
                November 6-10, 1999  in Washington, DC, USA

                (homepage of IDAMAP 99
                (homepage of AMIA 1999     


Important dates

   * Submission deadline:       July 26, 1999
   * Notification to authors:   September 6, 1999
   * Camera-ready paper:        October 11, 1999 
   * Conference:                November 6-10, 1999
   * Workshop:        Saturday, November 6, 1999



IDAMAP-99 is a Workshop at the AMIA 1999 Annual Symposium - November 
1999 - Washington, DC prior to the start of the main AMIA conference. 

Gathering in an informal setting, workshop participants will have the
opportunity to meet and discuss selected technical topics in an 
which fosters the active exchange of ideas among researchers and
practitioners. To encourage interaction and a broad exchange of 
ideas, the
workshop will be kept small, preferably under 30 active participants,

although registered AMIA 99 Fall Symposium members are welcome to 
The workshop is intended to be a genuinely interactive event and not a
mini-conference, thus ample time will be allotted for general 
The workshop will last a half-day. 

This is the fourth workshop on Intelligent Data Analysis in Medicine 
Pharmacology (IDAMAP). The former IDAMAP Workshops were held in 
Budapest in
1996, in Nagoya in 1997, and in Brighton in 1998. 

In all human activities, automatic data collection pushes towards the
development of tools able to handle and analyze data in a
computer-supported fashion. In the majority of the application areas, 
task cannot be accomplished without using the available knowledge on 
domain or on the data analysis process. This need becomes essential in
biomedical applications, since medical decision-making needs to be
supported by arguments based on basic medical and pharmacological 

The topics of the workshop are computational methods for data 
analysis able
to exploit the available knowledge to narrow the gap between data 
and data comprehension, as well as their applications in medicine and
pharmacology. Expert physicians should be included in the preparation 
data for IDA process (e.g., data representation, modeling, cleaning,
selection, and transformation), as well as in the interpretation and
exploitation of results and their (potential) impact on medical 

Topics include, but are not limited to:

* effective data mining techniques: 
     machine learning tools, clustering, etc.
* temporal reasoning: 
     applications of IDA in patient monitoring or bio-signal 
     interpretation of time-ordered data (derivation and revision of
        temporal trends and other forms of temporal data abstraction),
* information visualization: 
     visualization of medical data and visualization of IDA's 
* case-based reasoning, 
* construction of decision models to support medical decision making, 
* discovery of new diseases and new drug compounds, 
* pharmacodynamical modeling, 
* predicting drug activity, etc. 

Emphasis will also be given to solving of problems, which result from
automated data collection in modern hospitals, such as analysis of
computer-based patient records (CPR), data warehousing tools, 
alarming, effective and efficient monitoring, etc.

In particular, we will ask the participants to address the following 

- what kind of knowledge they have used and/or extracted; 
- why they need to exploit the available prior knowledge in their 
- how they have represented the available knowledge; 
- how they plan to use / have used the derived knowledge.


The workshop invites submission of long and short papers written in 
to the workshop chair, Yuval Shahar (email:,
preferably in electronic format (pdf or postscript) no later than ** 
26, 1999 **. The length of long papers is of about 5000 words (10 
and length of short papers is about 1500 words (3 pages). 

Authors will be notified of acceptance by September 6, 1999. 
Papers will appear as separate workshop notes. 

Yuval Shahar 
Stanford Medical Informatics
Medical School Office Building x215
251 Campus Drive
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-5479

The scientific program of the workshop will consist of presentations 
accepted papers and panel discussions. Papers are invited both on
methodological issues of intelligent data analysis as well as on 
applications in medicine and pharmacology. Panel discussions will be
organized into two phases: the first one will be devoted to identify
clusters of basic approaches presented to intelligently analyze data, 
second one will deal on discussions initialized by participants. 


   Sarabjot Anand, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland
   Steen Andreassen, Aalborg University, Denmark
   Lars Asker, Stockholm University, Sweden
   Riccardo Bellazzi, University of Pavia, Italy
   Werner Horn, Austrian Research Institute for AI, Austria
   Elpida Keravnou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
   Cristiana Larizza, University of Pavia, Italy
   Nada Lavrac, J. Stefan Institute, Slovenia
   Xiaohui Liu, Birkbeck College, University of London, U.K.
   Silvia Miksch, Vienna University of Technology, Austria (co-chair)
   Christian Popow, University of Vienna, Austria
   Yuval Shahar, Stanford University, CA, USA (chair)
   Blaz Zupan, J. Stefan Institute, Slovenia 

No extra registration. All registered AMIA 99 Fall Symposium members 
welcome to attend. 

**********     NEW Phone-number: +43-1-58801-18824 ************
**********     NEW Fax-number: +43-1-58801-18899   ************
Silvia Miksch                  
Vienna University of Technology
Department of Computer Science
Institute of Software Technology (IFS)       +43-1-58801-18824
Resselgasse 3/188                  +43-1-58801-18801 (phone-sec)
A-1040 Vienna, Austria, Europe           +43-1-58801-18899 (fax)

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