8th International Workshop on
Knowledge Representation for Health Care (KR4HC 2016)
9th International Workshop on
Process-oriented Information Systems in Healthcare (ProHealth 2016)

Munich, Germany; September 2, 2016



8:30 Reception
8:45Welcome by Organizers
9:00Session I: Keynote

Jesualdo Tomás Fernández-Breis is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Computer Science at the University of Murcia (Spain), where he is also serving as Web Coordinator and Director of the MSc in Bioinformatics. He has done research in the area of ontology engineering and the semantic web for 15 years, being specially interested in how these technologies could contribute to the achievement of semantic interoperability in healthcare, area in which he has been PI of more than 15 research projects and supervised more than 10 PhD theses. His research group has made pioneering contributions investigating how semantic technologies can be effectively applied for supporting the meaningful exchange of clinical data and knowledge related to EHR, leveraging the use of clinical archetypes and OWL technologies. The increasing importance of biomedical ontologies for such a purpose made him to focus on the development of frameworks for evaluating the quality of biomedical ontologies and how they could be enriched in order to become more useful, understanding usefulness in terms of having more and better content available for machine processing. He received the best paper award at EKAW 2010 for his proposal for a methods based on lexical analysis for the axiomatic enrichment of ontologies, and the First IAOA Prize for the Best Hackathon-Clinic Project@ Ontology Summit 2013 which involved the ontology evaluation framework developed in his group. He has been involved as external expert in the FP7 Network of Excellence Semantic HealthNet.  In 2016 he has received the Computer Engineer of the Year Award by the Professional Association of Computer Engineers of the Region of Murcia.
Website: http://webs.um.es/jfernand
Can existing biomedical ontologies be more useful for EHR and DSS?

The number of biomedical ontologies has increased in the last years, and repositories such as Bioportal contain at the time of writing more than 500 ontologies, terminologies and controlled vocabularies. The increasing importance of biomedical ontologies for supporting interoperability in healthcare makes us believe that the number of ontologies will keep growing in the next years. The next-generation EHR and decision support systems are supposed to use ontologies or at least ontology should be fundamental for enabling their interoperability. However, the biomedical ontology engineering community has not standardized so far frameworks that can support the developers of biomedical ontologies and of biomedical information systems in making informed decisions. Through this talk, I will describe the main issues that need to be solved in order to provide a positive answer to the title question, and I will present our contributions to the solution.
10:30Coffee break
11:00Session II: Clinical Quality, Evaluation, and Simulation
longFormalisation and automated computation of diabetes clinical quality indicators with Chinese hospital patient data
Haitong Liu, Annette ten Teije, Kathrin Dentler, Jingdong Ma, Shijing Zhang
longSimulation-based episodes of care data synthetization for chronic disease patients
David Riaño, Alberto Fernández-Pérez
shortA platform exploiting free-text sources for public health surveillance through natural language processing and linked data technologies: application in adverse drug reaction signal detection
Pantelis Natsiavas, Vassilis Koutkias, Nicos Maglaveras
14:00Session III: Computer Guideline Engineering and Usage
longKnowledge-driven paper retrieval from PubMed: to support updating of clinical guidelines.
Veruska Zamborlini, Qing Hu, Zhisheng Huang, Marcos da Silveira, Cédric Pruski, Annette ten Teije, Frank van Harmelen
longModeling and execution of clinical practice guidelines using ontologies and SPARQL-based inference
Charalampos Doulaverakis, Vassilis Koutkias, Grigoris Antoniou, Ioannis Kompatsiaris
shortToward IT-based self-reporting methods for better compliance to computer-interpretable guidelines
Ludmila Murga, Mor Peleg, Anna Zamansky
15:30Coffee break
16:00Session IV: Comorbidity and Clinical Process Management
longGenerating conflict-free treatments for patients with comorbidity using ASP
Elie Merhej, Steven Schockaert, Thomas Gregory Jr. McKelvey, Martine De Cock
longDetecting new evidences for evidence-based medical guidelines with journal filterning
Qing Hu, Zhisheng Huang, Annette ten Teije, Frank van Harmelen
shortTowards process-biomarkers in surgery: a semantic, data-driven approach
Martin Wagner, Lena Ternes, Tobias Weller, Maria Maleshkova, Rudolf Rempel, Martin Apitz, Gerd Schneider, Björn Bergh, Beat Mueller-Stich, Hannes Kenngott
17:50Closure by Organizers