Prof. Richard Lenz is Professor for Data Management at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg since 2007. He holds a Master (1992) and a Ph.D (1997) in Computer Science. From 1997-2005 he was senior researcher at the Institute of Medical Informatics at the University of Marburg, where he developed concepts for evolutionary information systems in healthcare. From 2005-2007 he was interim professor and provisionary head of the Department of Medical Informatics in Marburg. Richard is an active member of numerous scientific communities. He has published more than 100 scientific papers. Richard’s main research interests include healthcare information systems, IT support for clinical guidelines and pathways, data quality management, process modeling in healthcare, integration of heterogeneous application systems, standards and interoperability, and IT support for evolutionary information systems. Richard leads various research projects aimed at continuously improving data quality in interdisciplinary healthcare processes. He has been regularly co-chairing the PROhealth workshop.
Prof. Silvia Miksch is head of the Information and Knowledge Engineering research group (IEG), Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems (ISIS), Vienna University of Technology since 1998. From 2006 until 2010 she was University Professor (Univ.Prof.) and head of the Department of Information and Knowledge Engineering (ike) at the Danube-University Krems, Austria. In April 2010 she moved back to the institute at the Vienna University of Technology to establish the recently awarded Laura Bassi Centre of Expertise "CVAST - Center for Visual Analytics Science and Technology (Design, Interact & Explore)" funded by the Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth of the Republic of Austria. She has acquired, led, and been involved in several national and international research projects. She has served on various program committees of international scientific conferences and has more than 170 scientific publications (journals and conference contributions, book chapters and books). She was co-chair of the Symposium on Computerized Guidelines and Protocols (CGP-2004), Program Chair of the Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIME 05), and Conference Paper Co-Chair of IEEE Conference on Visual Analytics Science and Technology (IEEE VAST 2010, 2011) at VisWeek. She has been regularly co-chairing the Knowledge Representation for Healthcare workshop. Her main research interests are Information Visualization and Visual Analytics, Plan Management (in particular Information & Knowledge Engineering, Temporal Representation and Reasoning), and Evaluation of Knowledge-Based Systems in Real-World Environments (Healthcare).
Assoc. Prof Mor Peleg has been a faculty member at the Department of Information Systems at the University of Haifa, Israel, since 2003. Mor received her BSc and MSc in Molecular Biology from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in Information Systems Engineering from the Faculty of Industrial Engineering at the Technion in 1999. She completed a 4-year post-doc fellowship at Stanford Medical Informatics, where she also was a visiting assistant professor during a sabbatical in 2007-9. In 2005 she was awarded the New Investigator Award by the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). Mor's research concerns the development of methodologies and software tools for representing and analyzing complex bio-medical systems, with a focus on knowledge representation and learning of healthcare processes and clinical guideline-based decision support systems. Her research has appeared in such publications as JAMIA, JBI, Methods of Information in Medicine, Intl J of Medical Informatics, Bioinformatics, IEEE T on Software Engineering, and Proc. IEEE. She is a member of the editorial board of Methods of Information in Medicine, is the PC chair of AIME 2011, and has been regularly co-chairing the PROhealth workshop and the Knowledge Representation for Healthcare workshop.
Prof. Manfred Reichert holds a PhD in Computer Science and a Diploma in Mathematics. Since January 2008 he has been appointed as full professor at the University of Ulm, Germany. Before he was working as associate professor at the University of Twente in the Netherlands. There he was also leader of the strategic research orientations on "E-health" and on "Applied Science of Services", and member of the Management Board of the Centre for Telematics and Information Technology. His major research interests are next generation process management technology (e.g., adaptive processes, process lifecycle management, data-driven and object-centric processes, mobile processes), service-oriented architectures (e.g., service interoperability, service evolution), and advanced applications for IT solutions (e.g., e-health, automotive engineering). Together with Peter Dadam he pioneered the work on the ADEPT process management system. Manfred has been participating in numerous research projects in the BPM area and contributed numerous papers. He was PC Co-chair of the BPM’08 and CoopIS’11 conferences and General Chair of the BPM’09 conference. Manfred was one of the initiators of the ProHealth workshop series and has been regularly co-chairing it.
Assoc. Prof David Riaño is member of the Department of Computer Science and Mathematics at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) in Tarragona, Spain, since 1992. In 1997 he received a PhD in Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) from the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC). Since 1998, he has been head of the Research Group on Artificial Intelligence at URV with main interests in the areas of intelligent data analysis, knowledge management and decision support technologies applied to healthcare. He has been participating and coordinating several national and European research projects. He was Head of the Computer Science Studies at the School of Engineering of URV between 2002 and 2005, and invited researcher at Stanford Medical Informatics in 2005. Since 2008, he has been co-chair of K4Help2008, KR4HC2009, KR4HC2010, and KR4HC2011, and co-editor of LNAI 4924, 5626, 5943, 6512, and 6924; all of them in the topics of medical informatics. He is member of the Spanish Association for Artificial Intelligence (AEPIA), the Spanish Society for Medical Informatics (SEIS), and co-founder of the Catalan Association of Artificial Intelligence (ACIA).
Dr. Annette ten Teije
is associate professor at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She gained
her PhD (on the automatic configuration of diagnostic knowledge-based
systems) from the University of Amsterdam in 1997. She has been a
visiting research scientist at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund in
London, and was a lecturer at the University of Utrecht before joining
the Vrije Universiteit. She has been involved in several Program
Committees: SCGP’04, EKAW (2004, 2006, 2008, 2010), KR (2008, 2010),
ProHealth Workshop (2007, 2008, 2009), AIMSA (2008, 2010), K-CAP’09,
ECAI’10, and KEOD’10. Annete has co-edited a book volume on the state
of the art in research on medical guidelines and protocols, and has
co-chaired the primary European workshops in this area over the past
years: ECAI-workshop in 2006, Guideline workshop 2007, KR4HC2009,
KR4HC2010, KR4HC2011. Those KR4HC workshops resulted in Springer
LNAI books. She has co-chaired the PhD-symposium at ESWC2010. She is
member of the board of the BNVKI (Benelux Association for Artificial