[Comp-neuro] CFP ISMDS08

Alexandru Floares alexandru.floares at gmail.com
Thu May 29 11:26:08 CEST 2008

 Call for Papers and Participation

Special Session on *Intelligent Systems for Medical Decisions Support (
ISMDS08 <http://cibb08.disi.unige.it/ISMDS08.html>), *at the**

BIOINFORMATICS AND BIOSTATISTICS, CIBB 2008, http://cibb08.disi.unige.it/, 3-4
October, 2008,  Vietri sul Mare, Salerno, Italy.

*Description and Scope *

Medicine and its scientific and technological background are rapidly and
profoundly changing in the Information Age. The impact on the biomedical
equipment used to produce and collect laboratory data, signals and images is
impressive. New high throughput technologies have appeared and existing
technologies have been radically transformed. For example, techniques like
electroencephalography or radiography, which two decades ago seemed to reach
a bottleneck, came to a new life and their importance as diagnostic tools is
continuously increasing. As a result, our capacity to produce and record
huge amount of complex biomedical data - patient conditions, diagnostic
tests, treatments, outcomes, different kind of "omics" data
(genomics/proteomics, etc), biosignals and images – have dramatically
increased. This data provides an unprecedented source of information that
can lead to potential improvements in medical diagnostic, prognostic, and
individualized, optimized treatment strategy.

However, much more work is required.  Although technology has brought about
tremendous new sources of important biomedical data, we have not moved very
far with regard to extracting the knowledge that lies latent in this data.
In recent years, modern computer science has brought forth tremendous new
tools such as artificial neural networks, fuzzy logic, evolutionary
computing, support vector machines, and the like. Yet the professional,
political and social issues that separate the medical community and the
intelligent computing community have delayed the serious application of
these tools to accelerate progress in translational medicine; genome to
phenome, bench to bedside and clinical trials to public health.


We encourage papers describing new or applying existing intelligent
computing methods to real and practical medical and health-care problems in
which the biomedical problems are central. The topics of interest include,
but are not limited to:

·                     disease modeling, diagnosis and prevention

·                     prognostic and treatment outcome predictions

·                     patient monitoring and alarm systems

·                     optimization of patient-management workflows

·                     biomedical data\text\web mining* *and data

·                     integration of biomedical data sources and domain

·                     translational bioinformatics (genomics, proteomics,

·                     biomedical signals and images processing

·                     design of clinical trials

Submissions addressing theoretical problems should clearly outline the
expected impact of the proposed solution to the medical field.

*Audience *

* *

- Medical informaticians

- Bioinformaticians

- Neuroinformaticians

- Computer scientists

- Statisticians

- Molecular biologists and medical doctors

- Biomedical and electrical engineers

- Other researchers and developers

*Important Dates*

* *

Paper submission deadline:  15 June 2008

Notification of acceptance:  30 June 2008

Final papers due:  1 September 2008

Conference:  3-4 October 2008


* *

Authors are requested to abide by the following instructions in preparing
their manuscripts:

Prepare your paper in LATEX following the guidelines downloadable at
http://cibb08.disi.unige.it/cibb.tgz. The size of the paper should not
exceed 10 pages in this format.

·                     When your paper is ready, submit it in PDF format by
uploading to this
The deadline for up-loading the manuscript is June 15th, 2008. Please
compile carefully the  electronic form stating

1.                                           Paper title,

2.                                           Keyword(s),

3.                                           Authors names and affiliations,

4.                                           Contact Author's name  and
contact details including telephone/fax numbers and e-mail address, and

5.                                           Abstract (200 words).

The papers will be peer-reviewed and the authors will be notified via email
of the results of the review by June 30th, 2008. Submission implies the
willingness of at least one author per paper to register and present the
paper at the conference.

Accepted papers will be published in the compact disk of conference
proceedings. A selection of papers presented at CIBB 2008 will be published
as a post conference volume of Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics LNBI/LNCS
series of Springer Verlag http://www.springer.com/series/5381

*Session Chairs*

* *

*Alexandru Floares, *SAIA - Solutions of Artificial Intelligence
Applications & Artificial Intelligence Department, Oncological Institute
Cluj-Napoca, Transilvania, Romania Email: alexandru.floares<at>ieee.org

* *

*Jim DeLeo, *Scientific Computing Section, Department of Clinical Research
Informatics, NIH Clinical Center & NIH Biomedical Computing Interest Group,

jdeleo<at> nih.gov



Alexandru Floares, MD, PhD

Head of
Artificial Intelligence Department
Oncological Institute Cluj-Napoca
400015 Str. Republicii, Nr. 34-36,
Cluj-Napoca, Transilvania, Romania

President of
SAIA - Solutions of Artificial Intelligence Applications
400310 Str. Al. Vlahuta, Bl. Lama C, Ap. 45,
Cluj-Napoca, Transilvania, Romania
Email: Alexandru.Floares at gmail.com
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