Paper Submission

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 list of keywords provided.
All papers are expected in one of the formats available.

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List of keywords

Binding formal knowledge and electronic patient records
The use of ontologies, conceptual models and medical vocabularies for linking computerized guidelines and protocols to EPRs
Techniques for simulating computerized guidelines against the content of EPRs
Evaluation of quality and safety of computerized guidelines in the light of EPR data
Checking compliance with guidelines and protocols against EPRs, including the use of quality indicators
Interoperability of clinical guidelines for EPRs with comorbidity
Use cases and deployments of computerized guidelines and protocols with EPRs

Health care knowledge development, management, validation and operation
Knowledge representation and ontologies for health-care processes
Formalization of medical processes and knowledge-based health-care models
The use of ontologies, conceptual models and medical vocabularies for representing descriptive and procedural medical knowledge
Combining medical guidelines with care pathways and the care delivery process
Knowledge extraction from health-care databases and EPRs
Temporal knowledge representations and exploitation
Knowledge combination, personalization and adaptation for health care processes
Knowledge validation and quality of care (e.g., checking compliance with guidelines and protocols against patient data, the use of quality indicators, or simulation of guideline against patient data)
Digital libraries and repositories of health-care procedural knowledge, guidelines and protocols
Knowledge-based learning of health-care processes (e.g., data mining form guideline construction)
Use case and deployments of formal representation of descriptive and procedural medical knowledge
Knowledge representation for clinical trials, trial design, trial feasibility, and trial recruitment
Visualization of EPR, health-care processes, and guidelines

Tools, systems and applications
Methods and tools for change and version management of descriptive and procedural medical knowledge
Acquisition, refinement and exploration of the temporal aspect of guidelines and protocols
Supporting the life cycle of guidelines and protocols
Experiences in deploying knowledge-based tools in health care
Applications and results of knowledge models in real medical settings

Paper Format

There are two categories of paper submissions:
- Full research papers 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.