First Call for Papers
6th International Workshop on Knowledge Representation for Health Care (KR4HC'14)
Organized as One Full Day Workshop
In conjunction with the 14th International
on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
within the Vienna Summer on Logic 2014
Web site: http://banzai-deim.urv.net/events/KR4HC-2014/
As computerized health-care support systems are rapidly becoming more knowledge intensive, the representation of medical knowledge in a form that enables reasoning is growing in relevance and taking a more central role in the area of Medical Informatics. In order to achieve a successful decision-support and knowledge management approach to medical knowledge representation, the scientific community has to provide efficient representations, technologies, and tools to integrate all the important elements that health care providers work with: electronic health records and health care information systems, clinical practice guidelines and standardized medical technologies, codification standards, etc.
Synergies to integrate the above mentioned elements and types of knowledge must be sought both in the medical problems (e.g., prevention, diagnosis, therapy, prognosis, etc.) and also in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence technologies (e.g., natural language processing, digital libraries, knowledge representation, knowledge integration and merging, decision support systems, machine learning, e-learning, etc.). The fifth international KR4HC workshop will aim at attracting the interest of novel research and advances contributing in the definition, representation and exploitation of health care knowledge in medical informatics. Both well-founded theoretical works and applications are welcome.
History of the Workshop
The first KR4HC workshop ,
in conjunction with the 12th Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
conference (AIME’09), brought together members of two existing
communities: the clinical guidelines and protocols community, who held
a line of four workshops (European Workshop on Computerized Guidelines
and Protocols CPG’2000 and CPG’2004; AI Techniques in Health Care:
Evidence-based Guidelines and Protocols 2006; Computer-based Clinical
Guidelines and Protocols 2008), and a related community who held a
series of three workshops devoted to the formalization, organization,
and deployment of procedural knowledge in health care (CBMS’07 Special
Track on Machine Learning and Management of Health Care Procedural
Knowledge 2007; From Medical Knowledge to Global Health Care 2007;
Knowledge Management for Health Care Procedures 2008). Since then, two
more KR4HC workshops have been held KR4HC'10 and KR4HC'11 , in
conjunction with the ECAI’10 and the AIME’11 conferences. In 2012, the
Forth KR4HC workshop was organized in conjunction with ProHealth as
part of the BPM’12 conference. We continuing the efforts that with a
second Joint Workshop on Knowledge Representation for Health Care and
Process-Oriented Information Systems in Health Care (KR4HC/ProHealth)
in the 14th Artificial Intelligence in Medicine conference (AIME’13).
This year, the Sixth
International Workshop on Knowledge Representation for Heath Care
is organized together with the KR'14 conference within the Vienna
Summer of Logic.
The workshop is planned for a
full-day. It will start with a quick round of introductions by
presenters and participants. It will feature an invited talk as well as
the presentations of selected long and short papers. A poster and demo
session, featuring the selected short papers, will be conducted during
one of the coffee breaks.
will deal with different facets of knowledge representation in health
care and will give insights into the technological challenges,
applications, and perspectives emerging in this context. With varied
contents, we hope to present a lively and inspiring program for
participants from academia, industry, and health care organizations.
Original contributions are sought, regarding the development of theory, techniques, and use cases of Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge Representation in the area of health care, particularly connected to patient data, guidelines and medical processes.
Papers are expected to have as main keyword someone in the keyword list provided.
All papers are expected in one of the submission formats available.Submit paper at https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=kr4hc2014.
of 12 to 14 pages showing mature works.
- Short papers of 4 to 6 pages that are short research papers, position papers, problem analysis papers, or demonstration of implemented systems.
Short papers won't be considered for publication in Springer LNAI, unless explicit invitation of the workshop organizers conditioned to the high quality of the paper.All papers are expected in Springer LNCS style.
May 26th 2014
July 1st 2014
Monday, July 21 2014