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PRICAI 2004 Workshop 6
9th or 10th August 2004

International Workshop on
Knowledge Discovery in BioMedicine (KDbM-04)

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The International Workshop on Knowledge Discovery in BioMedicine (KDbM-04) brings together researchers from a broad range of fields that are related to Knowledge Discovery and Medicine. The term 'Knowledge Discovery' in the context of this workshop is not restricted to large datasets alone and includes other related fields in Discovery and Learning. There is an increasingly significant body of researchers in these areas of research as applied to Medicine and related areas in Biology.

This workshop provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of -

  • Current research and potential new areas of application of KD techniques in medicine
  • Emerging areas in medical technology, especially in medical imaging and in heterogeneous medical data, that could give rise to new KD techniques
  • The medical experts' perspectives on KD in medicine
  • The KD perspective including issues of data preparation, inconsistency, incomplete data
  • Privacy, ethical and legal issues of KD in medicine and biology

This workshop seeks to address the issues facing the KD world in taking on new research opportunities and challenges from developments in the world of medicine and related areas in biology.

Topics of interest include those at the intersection of a Medicine related area from (but not restricted to):

  • Diagnosis
  • Clinical Decision Support Systems, Participatory Decision Support
  • Discharge Planning, Predicting Survival, Transplantation Outcomes
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology, Carcinogenicity, Mutagenicity, Drug Design
  • Immunology, Epidemiology, Forensic Medicine
  • Instrument Development, Instrument Validation
  • Medical Signal Processing, Medical Imaging
  • Natural Language Understanding, Physician-Patient Communication Modeling
  • Intelligent Data Entry, Human Computer Interface
  • Hospital Information Systems
  • Fraud Detection, Health Economics, Cost Effectiveness
  • Privacy, Confidentiality, Security Issues
  • Values, Ethical Safeguards, Sensitivity Alerts, Justice, Legal Issues
  • Healthcare Provision, Healthcare Practice Support, Care Planning Systems
  • Needs of Elderly and others with Special Needs
  • Complex Interactions (Asthma, Pollution, Climatic Changes)

and a Knowledge Discovery related area from (but not restricted to):

  • Knowledge Discovery from Data, Data Mining
  • Machine Learning, Machine Discovery, Automated Knowledge Acquisition
  • Association Mining (Multi Level, Multi Dimensional)
  • Inductive Logic Programming, Multi Relational Data Mining
  • Default Knowledge, Background Knowledge, Relevance Information
  • Data Preparation, Conversion, Cleaning, Outlier/Error Elimination
  • Feature Transformation and Subset Selection, Feature Extraction, Construction
  • Parallel, Distributed Data Mining, Ensemble of Classifiers, Consensus
  • Fusion of Heterogeneous Data, Fragmented and Distributed Data
  • Temporal Abstraction, Temporal Data Mining, Spatial Data Mining
  • Anomaly Detection, Difference Detection, Change Detection
  • Uncertainty, Inconsistency, Incompleteness, Sparse Data
  • Soft Computing, Fuzzy Sets, Rough Sets
  • Evolutionary Computation, Genetic Algorithms, Ant Colony Algorithms
  • Artificial Neural Networks
  • Statistics, Statistical Learning, Statistical Relational Learning
  • Probabilistic Models, Bayesian Networks, Hidden Markov Model
  • Study of Complex Interactions (Chaos Theory)
  • Generation of Interpretable Rules from Non-Symbolic Representations

Submissions of articles that intersect a Knowledge Discovery related area and a Medicine related area are invited. Articles could be original completed work, work in progress, position papers on issues and case histories, but should necessarily have both a knowledge discovery and a medical perspective.

Submissions are invited as full length papers not longer than 15 pages or as short papers not longer than 5 pages, including all tables, figures, and references. Fonts should not be smaller than 10pt. Submission in the Springer Lecture Notes Series format is preferred. Submissions should be emailed to the Workshop Chairs preferably in PDF or Postscript format.

A few short tutorial-like survey presentations will also be accepted. Those interested in giving such a presentation are requested to send a short abstract as soon as possible.

All submissions will be reviewed by at least two referees on the basis of relevance, originality, significance, soundness and clarity. Publication of accepted papers in the form of post proceedings or of extended versions of selected papers in a journal special issue is planned.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: 26th April 2004
Notification: 26th May 2004
Online version: 30th June 2004
Workshop: 9th / 10th August 2004 (exact date to be determined)

Workshop Co-Chairs:
Arul Siromoney
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Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Anna University, India

Anna Siromoney
Department of Physics, Womens Christian College, India

Program Committee

Leon Bobrowski (Technical University of Bialystok, Poland)
Vladimir Brusic (Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore)
R. Chandrasekaran (Madras Christian College, India)
Krzysztof Cios (University of Colorado at Denver, USA)
Grant Gillett (University of Otago Medical School, New Zealand)
Jerzy W. Grzymala-Busse (University of Kansas, USA)
Yutaka Hata (Himeji Institute of Technology, Japan)
Tu Bao Ho (Japanese Advanced Institute for Science and Technology, Japan)
John H. Holmes (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Murray Jorgensen (University of Waikato, NZ)
Ipeson Korah (Christian Medical College Vellore, India)
Boris Kovalerchuk (Central Washington University, USA)
Swamy Laxminarayan (Idaho State University, USA)
Tze Yun Leong (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Heitor S. Lopes (Federal Center for Technological Education of Paran, Brazil)
V. Uma Mageswari (Anna University, India)
Hiroshi Motoda (Osaka University, Japan)
Bernhard Pfahringer (University of Waikato, NZ)
G. N. S. Prasad (Consultant in Medical Physics, India)
Jacob M. Puliyel (St Stephens Hospital, India)
Lakshminarayan Raghuram (Royal Brisbane Hospital, Australia)
John Roddick (Flinders University, Australia)
Ashwin Srinivasan (IBM India Research Laboratory, India)
Shusaku Tsumoto (Shimane University, Japan)
Evgenii Vityaev (Russian Academy of Science, Russia)
Jim Warren (University of South Australia, Australia)
Zhi-Hua Zhou (Nanjing University, China)

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