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Artificial Intelligence in Medicine 2013

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First Call for Papers

Artificial Intelligence in Medicine 2013

Murcia, Spain, May 29 - June 1, 2013


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, France, in 1987 to Bled, Slovenia, in 2011, held biennially over the last 24 years. Next year, the AIME 2013 conference will be held in Murcia, Spain.

The AIME 2013 conference will be a unique opportunity to present and improve the international state of the art of AI in Medicine from perspectives of theory, methodology, and application. For this purpose, AIME 2013 will include invited lectures, full and short papers, tutorials, workshops, and a doctoral consortium. Specific attention will be given in the main conference to the theme "AI in Telemedicine and eHealth".


Program at a Glance

May 29, 2013: Doctoral symposium and tutorials

May 30-31, 2013: Main conference programme

June 1, 2013: Workshops


We invite you to submit original contributions regarding the development of theory, methods, systems, and applications of AI in BioMedicine, including the application of AI approaches in biomedical informatics, healthcare organization and molecular medicine. A specific focus for the AIME 2013 conference is the role of AI in telemedicine and eHealth systems.

Contributions to theory and methods should present or analyse novel AI theories or methodologies for solving problems in the biomedical field. It is equally possible to develop new theories or methods, as well as to extend existing ones. In both cases, the work should demonstrate its utility for solving biomedical problems and highlight its contribution to the underlying theoretical basis. In addition, assumptions and limitations should be discussed, and novelty with respect to the state of the art.

Contributions addressing systems and applications should describe the development, implementation or evaluation of innovative, AI-based tools and systems in the biomedical application domain. These papers should both link the work to underlying theory, and either analyse the potential benefits to solve biomedical problems, or present empirical evidence of benefits in clinical practice.

The scope of the conference includes the following areas:

· Clinical Decision Support Systems

· Machine Learning, Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining

· Biomedical Ontologies and Terminologies

· Bayesian Networks and Reasoning under Uncertainty

· Temporal and Spatial Representation and Reasoning

· Computerized Clinical Practice Guidelines and Protocols

· Healthcare Process and Workflow Management

· Biomedical Knowledge Acquisition and Knowledge Management

· AI methods in Telemedicine and eHealth

· Case-based Reasoning in Biomedicine

· Document Classification and Information Retrieval

· Biomedical Image and Signal Processing

· Visual Analytics in Biomedicine

· Natural Language Processing

· AI solutions for Ambient Assisted Living

Paper Submission

The conference features regular papers, in two categories:

  1. Full research papers (up to 10 pages)
  2. Short papers (up to 5 pages) describing either

a. a short research project

b. demonstration of implemented systems

c. late-breaking results (work-in-progress)

Papers should be formatted according to Springer's LNCS format (see or and submitted through the EasyChair conference system. Authors are asked to submit an abstract first, and upload the full paper one week later. 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 Artificial Intelligence in Medicine journal (Elsevier).

Mario Stefanelli and Marco Ramoni Best paper awards

The best student paper will receive an award honoring Mario Stefanelli from the University of Pavia and his accomplishments. Mario Stefanelli was one of the founders of the AIME community, an inspiration to us all, and actively helped in advancing young researchers in our field. Selection of the best student paper will be performed by the Program Committee, and based on the quality of both the paper and the oral presentation at the conference.

The best paper in bioinformatics will receive an award honoring Marco Ramoni. Marco Ramoni was an outstandingly respected faculty member at Harvard, USA, and contributed to significant advances in the biomedical informatics field. Selection of the best paper in bioinformatics will be performed by the Program Committee, based on the quality of the paper.

Submission of proposals for workshops and tutorials

As in previous AIME conferences, proposals for the organization of tutorials and satellite workshops are sought regarding any of the above topic areas. Proposals for tutorials and workshops should be sent by email to Niels Peek (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Important dates

Proposals for Tutorials: December 13, 2012

Proposals for Workshops: December 13, 2012

Abstract Submission Deadline: December 13, 2012

Submission Deadline: December 20, 2012

Notification of Acceptance: February 26, 2013

Camera-Ready Copy Deadline: March 14, 2013

More information

Additional information is available at the conference website -