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AIME’09 Scientific Programme


AIME'09 conference will be held at Polo Zanotto, the humanistic center of the University of Verona. See the venue page for further information.

The conference programme is the following:

Monday 20th July

Monday 08:30-09:30 Registration

Monday 09:30-10:00

Opening Ceremony
Chair: Ameen Abu-Hanna

Monday 10:00-11:00

Invited Talk

Catherine Garbay. Computer Vision: a Plea for a Constructivist View

(PDF file)
Chair: Carlo Combi


Monday 11:30-13:15

Temporal Reasoning and Temporal Data Mining
Chair: Silvia Miksch


Stefano Concaro, Lucia Sacchi, Carlo Cerra, Pietro Fratino and Riccardo Bellazzi. Mining Healthcare Data with Temporal Association Rules: Improvements and Assessment For a Practical Use


Corrado Loglisci and Donato Malerba. A Temporal Data Mining Approach for Discovering Knowledge on the Changes of the Patient's Physiology


Jose M. Juarez, Manuel Campos, Jose Palma, Francisco Palacios and Roque Marin. Severity Evaluation Support for Burns Unit Patients based on Temporal Episodic Knowledge Retrieval


Feng Gao, Yaji Sripada, James Hunter and Francois Portet. Using Temporal Constraints to Integrate Signal Analysis and Domain Knowledge in Medical Event Detection


Paloma Chausa, César Cáceres, Lucia Sacchi, Agathe León, Felipe García, Riccardo Bellazzi and Enrique J. Gómez. Temporal data mining of HIV registries: results from a 25 years follow-up


Monday 14:45-16:00

Therapy Planning, Scheduling and Guideline-based Care I
Chair: Mor Peleg


Marco Beccuti, Alessio Bottrighi, Giuliana Franceschinis, Stefania Montani and Paolo Terenziani. Modeling clinical guidelines through Petri Nets


Samina Abidi and Syed Sibte Raza Abidi. Towards the Merging of Multiple Clinical Protocols and Guidelines via Ontology-Driven Modeling


Gersende Georg, Hugo Hernault, Marc Cavazza, Helmut Prendinger and Mitsuru Ishizuka. Analysing Clinical Guidelines’ Content with Deontic and Rhetorical Structures


Alessio Bottrighi, Federico Chesani, Paola Mello, Gianpaolo Molino, Marco Montali, Stefania Montani, Sergio Storari, Paolo Terenziani and Mauro Torchio. A Hybrid Approach to Clinical Guideline and to Basic Medical Knowledge Conformance

Case Based Reasoning
Chair: Blaz Zupan


Alexander Schlaefer and Sonja Dieterich. Feasibility of case-based beam generation for robotic radiosurgery


David McSherry. Conversational Case-Based Reasoning in Medical Classification and Diagnosis


Monday 16:20-18:25

Medical Imaging
Chair: Catherine Garbay


Juan C. Caicedo, Angel Cruz and Fabio Gonzalez. Histopathology Image Classification using Bag of Features and Kernel Functions


Matjaz Kukar and Luka Sajn. Improving probabilistic interpretation of medical diagnoses with multi-resolution image parameterization: a case study


Aliaksei Kerhet, Cormac Small, Harvey Quon, Terence Riauka, Russell Greiner, Alexander McEwan, and Wilson Roa. Segmentation of Lung Tumours in Positron Emission Tomography Scans: a Machine Learning Approach


Karim Benzeroual, Mohammed Haouach, Christiane Guinot and Gilles Venturini. A system for the acquisition, interactive exploration and annotation of stereoscopic images

Knowledge-based and Decision-support Systems
Chair: Allan Tucker


Rogier Barendse, Jonathan Lipton, Maarten van Ettinger, Stefan Nelwan and Niek van der Putten. Implementing a Clinical Decision Support System for glucose control for the Intensive Cardiac Care


Steen Andreassen, Alina Zalounina, Knud Pedersen, John Gade, Mical Paul and Leonard Leibovici. Steps on the road to clinical application of decision support - example TREAT


Sajjad Hussain and Syed Sibte Raza Abidi. Integrating Healthcare Knowledge Artifacts for Clinical Decision Support: Towards Semantic Web based Healthcare Knowledge Morphing


Luca Chittaro and Roberto Ranon, Elio Carchietti, Agostino Zampa, Emanuele Biasutti, Luca De Marco, Augusto Senerchia. A knowledge-based system to support emergency medical services for disabled patients


Weiqin Chen and Dag Skjelvik. A Mobile Clinical Decision Support System for Clubfoot Treatment


Azizi Ab Aziz, Michel Klein and Jan Treur. An Ambient Intelligent Agent for Relapse and Recurrence Monitoring in Unipolar Depression


Davide Capozzi and Giordano Lanzola. An advanced platform for managing complications of chronic diseases


P. Mihova, J. Vinarova, I. Pendzhurov. One telemedical software solution in Bulgaria


Kaya Kuru, Sertan Girgin and Kemal Arda. A Novel Multilingual Report Generation System for Medical Applications

18:30 AIME Board Meeting




20:15 Welcome Reception


Tuesday 21st July

Tuesday 09:00-10:00

Invited Talk


Carol Friedman. Discovering Novel Adverse Drug Events Using Natural Language Processing and Mining of the Electronic Health Record

(PPT file)

Chair: Yuval Shahar

Tuesday 10:00-11:00

Ontologies, Terminologies and Natural Language I
Chair: Michel Dojat


 Vit Novacek, Tudor Groza and Siegfried Handschuh. CORAAL -- Towards Deep Exploitation of Textual Resources in Life Sciences


David Riaño, Francis Real, Fabio Campana, Sara Ercolani and Roberta Annicchiarico. An Ontology for the Care of the Elder at Home


Silvana Quaglini, Silvia Panzarasa, Tiziana Giorgiani, Chiara Zucchella, Michelangelo Bartolo, Elena Sinforiani and Giorgio Sandrini. Ontology-based personalization and modulation of computerized cognitive exercises


Lina Maria Rojas-Barahona, Silvana Quaglini and Mario Stefanelli. HomeNL: Homecare Assistance in Natural Language. An Intelligent Conversational Agent for Hypertensive Patients Management.


Laura Moss, Derek Sleeman, Malcolm Booth, Malcolm Daniel, Lyndsay Donaldson, Charlotte Gilhooly, Martin Hughes, Malcolm Sim and John Kinsella. Explaining Anomalous Responses to Treatment in the Intensive Care Unit


Stéfan J. Darmoni,  Suzanne Pereira,  Saoussen Sakji, Tayeb Merabti, Elise Prieur, Michel Joubert, and Benoit Thirion. Multiple terminologies in a health portal: automatic indexing and information retrieval


Jeffery Painter and Natalie Flowers. CodeSlinger: An Interactive Biomedical Ontology Browser


Tuesday 11:30-13:05

Data Mining, Machine Learning, Classification and Prediction I
Chair: Steen Andreassen


Lan Umek, Blaz Zupan, Marko Toplak, Annie Morin, Jean-Hugues Chauchat, Gregor Makovec and Dragica Smrke. Subgroup Discovery in Data Sets with Multi--Dimensional Responses: A Method and a Case Study in Traumatology


Joo Heon Shin, Dave Smith, Roman Swiniarski, Edward Dudek, Andrew White, Kevin Staley and Krzysztof Cios. Analysis of EEG Epileptic Signals with Rough Sets and Support Vector Machines


Mohamed ROUANE HACENE, Yannick TOUSSAINT and Petko VALTCHEV. Mining safety Signals in Spontaneous Reports Database using Concept Analysis


David Perez-Rey and Víctor Maojo. An Ontology-based Method to link Database Integration and Data Mining within Biomedical Distributed KDD


Beatriz López, VICTOR BARRERA NÚÑEZ, JOAQUIM MELÉNDEZ FRIGOLA, CARLES POUS SABADÍ, JOAN BRUNET and JUDITH SANZ. Subgroup Discovery for Weight Learning in Breast Cancer Diagnosis


Paola Salle, Sandra Bringay and Maguelonne Teisseire. Mining Discriminant Sequential Patterns for Aging Brain


Ajay Kumar Tanwani and Muddassar Farooq. The Role of Biomedical Dataset in Classification


Tuesday 14:45-16:00

Probabilistic Modeling and Reasoning
Chair: Werner Horn


Marina Velikova, Maurice Samulski, Peter Lucas and Nico Karssemeijer. Causal Probabilistic Modelling for Two-View Mammographic Analysis


Nivea Ferreira and Peter Lucas. Modelling Screening Mammography Images: a Probabilistic Relational Approach


Marianne Mueller, Romer Rosales, Harald Steck, Sriram Krishnan, Bharat Rao and Stefan Kramer. Data-Efficient Information-Theoretic Test Selection

Data Mining, Machine Learning, Classification and Prediction II
Chair: Peter Lucas


Gema García-Sáez, Jose María Alonso, Javier Molero, Mercedes Rigla, Iñaki Martínez-Sarriegui, Alberto de Leiva, Enrique Javier Gómez and María Elena Hernando. Mealtime blood glucose classifier based on Fuzzy Logic for the DIABTel telemedicine system


Fedor Zhdanov, Vladimir Vovk, Brian Burford, Dmitry Devetyarov, Ilia Nouretdinov and Alex Gammerman. Online prediction of ovarian cancer


Steven Ganzert, Stefan Kramer, Knut Möller, Daniel Steinmann and Josef Guttmann. Prediction of Mechanical Lung Parameters Using Gaussian Process Models


Tuesday 16:20-16:40

Gene and protein data
Chair: Riccardo Bellazzi


Adelaide Freitas, Gladys Castillo and Ana Luísa São Marcos. Effect of Background Correction on Cancer Classification with Gene Expression Data


Francesca Mulas, Tomaz Curk, Riccardo Bellazzi and Blaz Zupan. On quality of different annotation sources for gene expression analysis


Angelo Nuzzo, Alberto Riva, Mario Stefanelli and Riccardo Bellazzi. An Architecture for Automated Reasoning Systems for Genome-wide Studies


Italo Zoppis, Erica Gianazza, Clizia Chinello, Veronica Mainini, Carmen Galbusera, Carlo Ferrarese, Gloria Galimberti, Alessandro Sorbi, Barbara Borroni, Fulvio Magni and Giancarlo Mauri. A mutual information approach to data integration for Alzheimer’s disease patients



17:15 Guided Visit to Verona

20:45 Social Dinner


Wednesday 22nd July

Wednesday 8:45-11:00

Data Mining, Machine Learning, Classification and Prediction III
Chair: John Holmes


Phattanapon Rhienmora, Peter Haddawy, Siriwan Suebnukarn and Matthew Dailey. Providing Objective Feedback on Skill Assessment in a Dental Surgical Training Simulator


Daniel Voigt, Michael Döllinger, Anxiong Yang, Ulrich Eysholdt and Jörg Lohscheller. Voice Pathology Classification by Using Features from High-speed Videos


Yunli Wang, Hongyu Liu, Liqiang Geng, Mattew Keays and Yonghua You. Automatic Detecting Documents Containing Personal Health Information


Rattapoom Waranusast, Peter Haddawy and Matthew Dailey. Segmentation of Text and Non-Text in On-line Handwritten Patient Record Based on Spatio-temporal Analysis


Andriy Batchinsky, Jose Salinas, John Jones, Corina Necsoiu and Leopoldo Cancio. Predicting the Need to Perform Life-Saving Interventions in Trauma Patients by Using New Vital Signs and Artificial Neural Networks


Alessandro Daducci, Umberto Castellani, Marco Cristani, Paolo Farace, Pasquina Marzola, Andrea Sbarbati and Vittorio Murino. Learning approach to analyze tumour heterogeneity in DCE-MRI data during anti-cancer treatment


Nicoletta Dessì and Barbara Pes. A Framework for Multi-Class Learning in Micro-array Data Analysis


Wednesday 11:30-13:00

Ontologies, Terminologies and Natural Language II
Chair: Silvana Quaglini


Stéphane Meystre. Detecting Intuitive Mentions of Diseases in Narrative Clinical Text


Kaarel Kaljurand, Fabio Rinaldi, Thomas Kappeler and Gerold Schneider. Using existing biomedical resources to detect and ground terms in biomedical literature

Therapy Planning, Scheduling and Guideline-based Care II
Chair:Jim Hunter


Ivan Vermeulen, Sander Bohte, Peter Bosman, Sylvia Elkhuizen, Piet Bakker and Han La Poutré. Optimization of Online Patient Scheduling with Urgencies and Preferences


Elizabeth Black, David Glasspool, Adela Grando, Vivek Patkar and John Fox. Goal-based decisions for dynamic planning


Dobrila Petrovic, Mohammad Morshed and Sanja Petrovic. Genetic Algorithm Based Scheduling of Radiotherapy Treatments for Cancer Patients

Closing ceremony & buffet with biological meals


Instructions for Speakers

A PC with data projection facilities and internet access is available at the speakers' podium. We are assuming that all presenters will want to display slides:

·       in Microsoft Powerpoint or Adobe Acrobat format;

·       loaded from a memory stick or CD or floppy disc.

Presenters should let Carlo Combi know if this is not the case.

It will also be possible for presenters to project from their own laptops and access to the Internet via Wireless LAN (including Remote Desktop and SSH) will be available. (But have some "Plan B" available just in case!)

Instructions for Poster Presenters

Posters should not exceed 90 cm wide by 120 cm tall. Fixings will be provided.
Posters can be mounted from Monday 20th morning and should remain up until the end of the conference.
Poster spaces will be allocated in advance; please consult the plan on arrival.


Last Updated on Thursday, 27 August 2009 16:50

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 )