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Intelligent Data Analysis in bioMedicine And Pharmacology
Dates Nov 7, 2008 (iCal) - Nov 7, 2008
Location: Washington DC, USA
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Submissions: Jul 31, 2008
Notification: Aug 28, 2008
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IDAMAP 2008: Intelligent Data Analysis in bioMedicine And Pharmacology

                      7th November, 2008
              A one-day colloquium in Washington DC, USA
              John Holmes and Allan Tucker(chairs)

Organized in collaboration with Intelligent Data Analysis and Data 
Mining Working Group of the International Medical Informatics Association, and 
Knowledge Discovery & Data Mining Working Group of the American Medical Informatics 

Submission:   July 31, 2008
Notification: August 28, 2008
Camera-ready: September 25, 2008


IDAMAP-2008, a  colloquium on intelligent data analysis in biomedicine and 
pharmacology, will be held in conjunction with the American Medical
Informatics Association Annual Symposium 2008 
( in the Hilton Washington and Towers, 
Washington DC, USA.

The IDAMAP series is devoted to computational methods for data 
analysis in medicine, biology and pharmacology that present results of 
analysis in the form communicable to domain experts and that somehow 
exploit knowledge of the problem domain. Such knowledge may be available 
at different stages of the data-analysis and model-building process. 
Typical methods include data visualization, data exploration, machine 
learning, and data mining.

Gathering in an informal setting, colloquium participants will have the 
opportunity to meet and discuss selected technical topics in an 
atmosphere which fosters the active exchange of ideas among researchers 
and practitioners. The colloquium is intended to be a genuinely 
interactive event and not a mini-conference, thus ample time will be 
allotted for general discussion.


In the colloquium, the attention will be given to methodological issues of 
intelligent data analysis and on specific applications in biomedicine 
and pharmacology. In terms of methodology, topics include, but are not 
limited to:
- data mining and machine learning techniques for supervised and
 unsupervised learning problems,
- exploiting domain knowledge in learning and data analysis,
- data visualization and exploration,
- analysis of large data sets and relational data mining,
- knowledge management and its integration with intelligent data
 analysis techniques, and
- integration of intelligent data analysis techniques within
 biomedical information systems.

A paper submitted to the colloquium is expected to show a selected 
methodology can help to solve relevant problems in medicine, and would 
typically address the following issues:
- What is the medical or clinical problem addressed?
- Was any prior knowledge available? How was this used in the
 data analysis or interpretation of results?
- How is/can the newly discovered knowledge put into use?

Contributions that discuss particular applications of intelligent data 
analysis techniques are invited, and can for example cover analysis of 
medical and health-care data, data coming from clinical bioinformatics 
data bases (like microarray data and DNA sequence analysis), analysis of 
pharmacological data, drug design, drug testing, and outcomes analysis.


In addition to regular scientific contributions, we invite developers of 
data analysis tools to send in a paper description of their tool, and 
give a demonstration during the colloquium. A special demo session on data 
analysis tools will be organized. The paper should describe the 
underlying methodology of the tool and the sketch the potential for 
application in the field of intelligent data analysis in biomedicine. 
Preferably, the papers on data analysis tools should also describe a 
case study where the tool was used.


The scientific program of the colloquium will consist of presentations of 
accepted scientific papers, an invited presentation, and demonstrations 
of data analysis tools. Ample time will be allotted for informal 
discussion among the participants.


IDAMAP invites submissions of either short papers (2 pages, up to 1500 
words, leading to a short presentation at the meeting) or full papers 
(up to 6 pages/4500 words, leading to a long presentation at the 
meeting). Papers should be written in English. Authors should send an 
electronic submission in PDF format to both chairs 
(,; please use 
"IDAMAP SUBMISSION YOUR_NAME" as a subject, where YOUR_NAME is the 
surname of the first author. Alternatively to preferred PDF, submissions 
using Post Script or MS Word format are also welcome.

The submissions should be received no later than July 31, 2008. Formatting 
instructions and instructions for authors are available on the IDAMAP 2008
home page at

Submitted papers will be reviewed by at least two people of the program 
committee. Authors will be notified of acceptance/rejection by August 28, 
2008. Accepted papers will appear in colloquium notes that will be 
distributed among registered participants. A subsequent publication of 
selected and revised papers in a peer-reviewed, international journal is 

Details on payment and registration will be announced later this spring 
and will be posted on the AMIA and IDAMAP 2008 page.


Ameen Abu-Hanna, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Riccardo Bellazzi, University of Pavia, Italy
Carlo Combi, University of Verona, Italy
Janez Demsar, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Michel Dojat, Universite Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France
Dragan Gamberger, Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Croatia
Werner Horn, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
John H. Holmes, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, USA (chair)
Jim Hunter, University of Aberdeen, UK
Elpida Keravnou-Papaeliou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Matjaz Kukar, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Pedro Larranaga, University of the Basque Country, San Sebastian, Spain
Nada Lavrac, J. Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Xiaohui Liu, Brunel University, UK
Oscar Luaces, Universidad de Oviedo at Gijon, Spain
Peter Lucas, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Marco Masseroli, Politecnico of Milan, Italy
Silvia Miksch, Danube University Krems, Austria
Lucila Ohno-Machado, Harvard Medical School and M.I.T., Boston, USA
Niels Peek, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Fran?ois Portet, University of Aberdeen, Scotland
Marco Ramoni, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
Steve Rees, Aalborg University, Denmark
Paola Sebastiani, Boston University School of Public Health, USA
Yuval Shahar, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Stephen Swift, Brunel University, UK
Allan Tucker, Brunel University, UK (chair)
Blaz Zupan, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

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TitleIntelligent Data Analysis in bioMedicine And Pharmacology +