Call for Papers

Written by Mor Peleg   

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 Verona (IT) in 2009, held biennially over the last 22 years.

The AIME'2011 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'2011 will include invited lectures, full and short papers, tutorials (see, workshops (see, and a doctoral consortium (see The main conference will include a session dedicated to application of AI methods in the day-to-day practice of health care (see

The conference will be held in Bled, Slovenia.

Program in a Glance

Day 1 (Saturday, July 2): Doctoral symposium and tutorial(s)

Day 2-4 (July 3,4,5): main AIME conference

Day 5 (Wednesday, July 6): workshops

Invited Speakers

Manfred Reichert, Institute of Databases and Information Systems, University of Ulm, Germany

Andrey Rzhetsky, Department of Human Genetics, University of Chicago, Illinois, USA



Original contributions are sought regarding the development of theory, techniques, and applications of AI in BioMedicine, including the exploitation of AI approaches to medical informatics, healthcare organizational aspects, and to molecular medicine.

Contributions to theory may include presentation or analysis of the properties of novel AI methodologies potentially useful to solve medical 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 Modeling

·         Healthcare Process Management

Best paper awards honoring Mario Stefanelli and Marco Ramoni

To commemorate two outstanding researchers in our field who recently passed away, AIME will establish two awards.

Mario Stefanelli from the University of Pavia has been one of the founders of the AIME community, an inspiration to us all, and actively helped in advancing young researchers in our field. The best student paper will receive an award honoring Mario Stefanelli and his accomplishments.

Marco Ramoni has been an outstandingly respected faculty member at Harvard and advanced the biomedical informatics field. The best paper in bioinformatics will receive an award honoring Marco Ramoni and his accomplishments.

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 have to be sent by email to Mor Peleg: morpeleg AT mis DOT hevra DOT Haifa DOT ac DOT il

Paper Submission

The conference features regular papers and papers for a special session on Applications AI methods in the day-to-day practice of health care. For details on the special session please click here.

There are two categories of paper submission for the regular sessions:

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

Papers should be formatted according to Springer's LNCS format (see or
Submission to AIME'2011 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 organization of tutorials and satellite workshops are sought regarding any of the above topic areas.

Important dates

Proposals for Tutorials: January 27, 2011
Proposals for Workshops: January 27, 2011
Electronic Draft Abstract Submission Deadline: January 27, 2011
Electronic Paper Submission Deadline: February 3, 2011
Notification of Acceptance: April 4, 2011
Camera-Ready Copy Deadline: April 22, 2011

Program Committee

Ameen Abu-Hanna, The Netherlands (Applications Session Co-chair)
Klaus-Peter Adlassnig, Austria
Steen Andreassen, Denmark (Applications Session Co-chair)

Pedro Barahona, Portugal
Riccardo Bellazzi, Italy
Petr Berka, Czech Republic
Isabelle Bichindaritz, USA

Aziz Boxwala, USA
Paul de Clercq, The Netherlands
Carlo Combi, Italy (Doctoral Consortium Chair)
Michel Dojat, France
Henrik Eriksson, Sweden
Catherine Garbay, France

Adela Grando, UK
Peter Haddawy, Macau

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 (Local Chair)
Johan van der Lei, The Netherlands
Xiaohui Liu, UK

Peter Lucas, The Netherlands
Roque Marin, Spain

Michael Marschollek, Germany
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 (Scientific Chair)
Christian Popow, Austria
Silvana Quaglini, Italy
Marco Ramoni, USA
Alan Rector, UK
Stephen Rees, Denmark

Daniel Rubin, USA
Lucia Sacchi, Italy

Rainer Schmidt, Germany
Brigitte Seroussi, France
Yuval Shahar, Israel

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
Blaz Zupan, Slovenia
Pierre Zweigenbaum, France


Organizing Committee

Program Committee Chair: Mor Peleg, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
Local Organization Chair: Nada Lavrac, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Doctoral Consortium Chair: Carlo Combi, University of Verona, Verona, Italy

Special Session on Applications Chairs: Ameen Abu-Hanna, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Steen Andreassen, Aalborg University, Denmark

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