[DL] Call for Papers: K R - M E D 2 0 0 4

Ronald Cornet R.Cornet at amc.uva.nl
Mon Dec 22 15:06:44 CET 2003

Call for Papers:

K R - M E D 2 0 0 4

               First International Workshop on
Formal Biomedical Knowledge Representation
                      Collocated with KR 2004


KR-MED, a one day KR 2004 Workshop, will be held in
Whistler (BC, Canada) on the 1st of June 2004.

This Workshop is the first of this kind, organized
by the recently founded Special Interest Group
"Formal (Bio-)Medical Knowledge Representation"
of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA).

The engineering of large-scale domain knowledge,
mostly in form of controlled vocabularies, taxonomies,
and classification systems constitutes an important
branch of activities in Medical Informatics.
The recent growth of interest in genomics and molecular
biology has set another focus on the organization of
the fast growing terminological knowledge in this domain.
Despite recent advances in using formal languages for
biomedical concept representation, many fundamental
issues (ontological basis, expressivity, scalability)
remain unresolved.

This workshop aims at bringing together people dealing
with the design and implementation of (bio)medical
concept systems with those dedicated to formal ontologies
and representation languages. The goal is to analyze
in which aspects (theoretical) KR research can be used
for a new generation of biomedical concept systems.

The scope of KR-MED 2004 includes the following areas:

- Biomedical Knowledge representation, aquisition,
validation and maintenance
- Ontological Foundations of Biomedicine
- Representation of Temporal, Spatial and Causal
Knowledge in Biomedical Systems
- Knowledge Representation languages,
Description Logics
- Formal Approaches to Large Biomedical
Controlled Terminologies and Vocabularies
- Formal Approaches to Protocols and Guidelines
- Semantic Web Applications
- Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining.

Important Dates

Submission of papers: January 31, 2004
Acceptance decision by: March 13, 2004
Camera ready copy due: April 10, 2004
Workshop: June 1, 2004.

** After the workshop, 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).

Sumission details cf.

Organizing Committee:

Stefan Schulz, Freiburg University Hospital
Ronald Cornet, Amsterdam Academic Medical Center

Program Committee :
Chair: Udo Hahn, Freiburg University

Olivier Bodenreider, National Library of Medicine
James Cimino, Columbia University
Peter Elkin, Mayo Clinic
John Gennari, Stanford University
Ian Horrocks, University of Manchester
Mark Musen, Stanford University
Domenico Pisanelli, CNR, Italy
Alan Rector, University of Manchester
Cornelius Rosse, University of Washington
Barry Smith, Leipzig University
Chris Welty, IBM Research

I'm looking forward to see you at KR-MED 2004

Ronald Cornet

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