Call for Papers: Advances in Data & Knowledge Management for Healthcare (within InMed'14)

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Call for Papers: Advances in Data & Knowledge Management for Healthcare (within InMed'14)

Massimo Esposito
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Advances in Data & Knowledge Management for Healthcare
Invited Session in International Conference on Innovation in Medicine and Healthcare (InMed'14)
9-11 July 2014
San Sebastian, Spain
Indexed in MEDLINE/PubMed and Scopus

Call for Papers

We are delighted to invite contributions to the invited session named "Advances in Data & Knowledge Management for Healthcare" within the main conference  Innovation in Medicine and Healthcare (InMed'14). Proposals for papers to be presented and published in the Session from industry or research centres are welcome.

Session Scope

The Session on "Advances in Data & Knowledge Management for Healthcare" provides an interdisciplinary forum for researchers and developers to present and discuss experiences, ideas, and research results from two communities working in the healthcare domain, namely Knowledge
Representation & Reasoning and Data Management, who have been addressing these challenges from two different perspectives.
The Knowledge Representation & Reasoning for Healthcare community has been focusing on knowledge representation and reasoning to support knowledge management and clinical decision-making. This community has been
developing efficient representations, technologies, reasoning algorithms and tools
for integrating Clinical Decision Support Systems, Electronic Health Records, Healthcare Information Systems, Clinical Practice Guidelines, and Workflow Management Systems.
The Data Management for Healthcare community has been studying ways to adopt business intelligence, data analytics and data mining technologies, algorithms and tools in order to provide effective solutions to improving healthcare through better data utilization. Adopting these solutions in the healthcare sector is starting to address specific escalating demands for handling continuing expansion of data with respect to their volume and diversity as well as for integrating data distributed in large numbers of heterogeneous silos.
The Session provides an opportunity to explore how the approaches from the two communities could be better integrated. In particular, original contributions are sought, covering the whole range of theoretical and practical aspects, technologies and systems regarding Data & Knowledge Management in the medical domain.
The Session consists of a presentation session of 6 to 12 or more papers on its specific topics, organised as half or full day mini-conference. Submitted papers will be evaluated on the basis of significance,
originality, technical quality, and exposition. Papers should clearly establish their research contribution and the relation to the goals of the Session.

Session Topics
Topics are encouraged, but not limited to, the combination of at least two of the following areas:
1 Knowledge representation and ontologies for healthcare
2 Computerized Clinical Guidelines/Protocols and Decision Support
3 Healthcare Process and Workflow Management
4 Artificial intelligence technologies and algorithms to support complex decision making in healthcare systems
5 Issues involving interoperability and data representation in healthcare 6 Semantic Web, linked data, ontology, and healthcare
7 Cloud computing and big data for healthcare
8 Data management and analytics for vast amounts of unstructured data 9 System architectures for big data analysis
10 Experiences in deploying tools for Data & Knowledge Management in real healthcare scenarios


The proceedings will be published in the IOS Press series Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. The series has been accepted by MEDLINE/PubMed, Scopus, EMCare, Book Citation Index - Science and Thomson Reuters' Conference Proceedings Citation Index.

Dates and Deadlines

Submission of Papers: 10 May 2014

Notification of Acceptance: 20 May 2014

Upload of files for Pre-proceedings* and Programme: 30 May 2014

Early Registration Deadline: 30 May 2014

Wednesday 9 July: Registration and Welcome Reception

Thursday 10 - Friday 11 July 2014 Conference Sessions


Chair: Dr. Massimo Esposito
Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking (ICAR)  - National Research Council of Italy (ICAR-CNR)


The main conference will be held at the Miramar Palace, a beautiful english cottage overlooking La Concha Bay and surrounded by magnificent gardens in front of the sea. It is a prime location and San Sebastian is a gateway to Europe. At the foot of the western end of the Pyrenees, on the shores of
the Cantabrian Sea and just 20 kilometres from the French border, San Sebastian boasts a prime location on the European map. San Sebastian is one of Spain's most frequently chosen cities for holding meetings. Organisational experience, proven by events that draw an international crowd such as the International Film Festival and the Jazzaldia Music Festival, and a wide range of specific services, facilities and teams of people ready to assist the organisers of working events make San Sebastian a perfect destination for the visitor wishing to combine work with tourism.

Further Information

Please note the above deadlines are preliminary and may change. Further details for all of the above are available online via the website

Massimo Esposito, Ph.D.

National Research Council of Italy (CNR)
Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking (ICAR)

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80131, Naples, Italy

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