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Written by Roberto Posenato   

The European Society for Artificial Intelligence in MEdicine (AIME), was established in 1986 with two main goals:

  1. to foster fundamental and applied research in the application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques to medical care and medical research, and
  2. to provide a forum for reporting significant results achieved at biennial conferences.
A major activity of this society has been a series of international conferences, from Marseille (FR) in 1987 to Amsterdam (NL) in 2007, held biennially over the last 20 years.

The AIME'09 conference will be a unique opportunity to present and improve the international state of the art of AI in BioMedicine from both perspectives of theory, methodology, and application.

For this purpose, AIME'09 will include invited lectures, full and short papers, tutorials, workshops, and a doctoral consortium.

The conference will be held in Verona - Italy.

Invited Speakers

Carol Friedman,  Department of Biomedical Informatics, Columbia  University
Catherine Garbay, Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble, CNRS, France


Original contributions are sought regarding the development of theory, techniques, and applications of AI in BioMedicine, including the exploitation of AI approaches to molecular medicine and biomedical informatics and to healthcare organizational aspects.
Contributions to theory may include presentation or analysis of the properties of novel AI methodologies potentially useful to solve biomedical problems.
Papers on techniques and methodologies should describe the development or the extension of AI methods and their implementation, and discuss the assumptions and limitations of the proposed methods and their novelty with respect to the state of the art.
Papers addressing systems should describe the requirements, design and implementation of new AI-inspired tools and systems, and discuss their applicability in the medical field.
Application papers should describe the implementation of AI systems to solve significant medical problems, and should present sufficient information to allow evaluation of the practical benefits of the system.

The scope of the conference includes the following areas:

  • Knowledge Acquisition and Management
  • Machine Learning, Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
  • Biomedical Ontologies and Terminologies
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Neural Networks and Belief Networks
  • Reasoning under Uncertainty
  • Temporal and Spatial Representation and Reasoning
  • Case-Based Reasoning
  • Planning and Scheduling
  • Protocols and Guidelines
  • Information Retrieval
  • Natural Language Generation and Understanding
  • Biomedical Computer Vision, Imaging, and Signal Interpretation
  • Intelligent Agents
  • Telemedicine and Cooperative Systems
  • Cognitive Modelling
  • Healthcare Process Management

Submission of proposals for workshops and tutorials

As in previous AIME conferences, proposals for the organisation of tutorials
and satellite workshops are sought regarding any of the above topic areas.
Proposals for tutorials and workshops have to be send by email to Yuval Shahar
( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) and Carlo Combi ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

Paper Submission

There are two categories of paper submission
1. Full research papers (up to 10 pages)
2. Short papers (up to 5 pages) that are
   a. short reasearch paper
   b. demonstration of implemented systems
   c. late-breaking results (work-in-progress)

Papers should be formatted according to Springer's LNCS format (see
www.springeronline.com/lncs or www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html).
Submission to AIME'09 will be electronically only.
Authors are asked to submit an abstract first, and then to upload the full paper.
The paper submission web page is available at

All accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings which will be published as part of Springer's "Lecture Notes in AI" series.

In addition, 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).
As in previous AIME conferences, proposals for the organisation of tutorials and satellite workshops are sought regarding any of the above topic areas.

Important dates

Proposals for Tutorials: February 9, 2009
Proposals for Workshops: February 9, 2009
Electronic Draft Abstract Submission Deadline: February 2, 2009
Electronic Paper Submission Deadline: February 9, 2009
Notification of Acceptance: April 6, 2009
Camera-Ready Copy Deadline: April 27, 2009

Programme Committee

Ameen Abu-Hanna, The Netherlands (Doctoral Consortium Chair)
Klaus-Peter Adlassnig, Austria
Steen Andreassen, Denmark
Pedro Barahona, Portugal
Riccardo Bellazzi, Italy
Petr Berka, Czech Republic
Isabelle Bichindaritz, USA
Paul de Clercq, The Netherlands
Carlo Combi, Italy (Local Chair and Scientific co-Chair)
Michel Dojat, France
Henrik Eriksson, Sweden
Catherine Garbay, France
Peter Haddawy, Thailand
Arie Hasman, The Netherlands
Reinhold Haux, Germany
John Holmes, USA
Werner Horn, Austria
Jim Hunter, UK
Hidde de Jong, France
Elpida Keravnou, Cyprus
Pedro Larranaga, Spain
Nada Lavrac, Slovenia
Johan van der Lei, The Netherlands
Xiaohui Liu, UK
Peter Lucas, The Netherlands
Roque Marin, Spain
Paola Mello, Italy

Gloria Menegaz, Italy
Silvia Miksch, Austria
Stefania Montani, Italy
Mark Musen, USA
Barbara Oliboni, Italy
Niels Peek, The Netherlands
Mor Peleg, Israel
Christian Popow, Austria
Silvana Quaglini, Italy
Marco Ramoni, USA
Alan Rector, UK
Stephen Rees, Denmark
Lucia Sacchi, Italy
Rainer Schmidt, Germany
Brigitte Seroussi, France
Yuval Shahar, Israel (Scientific Co-Chair)
Basilio Sierra, Spain
Costas Spyropoulos, Greece
Mario Stefanelli, Italy
Paolo Terenziani, Italy
Samson Tu, USA
Allan Tucker, UK
Frans Voorbraak, The Netherlands
Dongwen Wang, USA
Thomas Wetter, Germany
Blaz Zupan, Slovenia
Pierre Zweigenbaum, France

Organizing Committee

Carlo Combi, Barbara Oliboni, Roberto Posenato, and Gabriele Pozzani

Dipartimento di Informatica
Università degli Studi di Verona, Italy

Yuval Shahar, Beer Sheva, Israel (Programme Committee co-Chair)
Carlo Combi, Verona, Italy (Programme Committee co-Chair and Organizing Committee Chair)
Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 January 2009 10:41

Important Dates

Proposals for Tutorials:  February 9, 2009
Proposals for Workshops:  February 9, 2009
Electronic Draft Abstract Submission Deadline:  February 2, 2009
Electronic Paper Submission Deadline:  February 9, 2009
Notification of Acceptance:  April 6, 2009
Camera-Ready Copy Deadline:  April 27, 2009

Early registration: June 15, 2009 23:59:59 CEST.
Bank transfer registration deadline: July 10, 2009 12:00:00 CEST.
Registration deadline: July 17, 2009 12:00:00 CEST.

Doctoral consortium: July 18 (Sat), 2009

Workshops & tutorial: July 19 (Sun), 2009

1st day of conference: July 20 (Mon), 2009
Welcome party: July 20, 2009

2nd day: July 21 (Tue), 2009
Social dinner: July 21, 2009

3rd day: July 22 (Wed), 2009

Last Updated ( Friday, 17 July 2009 10:05 )