Semantic Interoperability in Medical Informatics (SIMI2012) workshop in conjunction with ESWC 2012

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Semantic Interoperability in Medical Informatics

May 27, 2012 in Heraklion (Crete), Greece


Held in conjunction with ESWC 2012





This workshop aims at fostering exchange of ideas and offering a suitable
forum for discussions among researchers and developers on great 

challenges that are posed in the effort of combining information underlying
the large number of heterogeneous data sources and knowledge 

bases in life sciences, including: 

-             Strong multi-level (semantic, structural, syntactic,
interface) heterogeneity issues in clinical research and healthcare domains 

-             Semantic interoperability both at schema and data/instance

-             Handling of unstructured information, i.e., literature

-             Reasoning on the wealth of existing data (published findings,
background knowledge on diseases, drugs, targets, Electronic Health Records)

               can boost and enhance clinical research and clinical care

-             Acquisition/extraction of new knowledge from published
information and Electronic Health Records 

-             Enhanced matching between clinicians as well as patients'
needs and available informational content


Within this context, we are inviting papers from a full range of topics
listed below, describing novel and previously unpublished work pertaining 

to any aspect of semantic medical informatics and bioinformatics, from
methodologies and knowledge models to applications and case studies in the 

broader e-health domain. 


Topics include, but are not limited to: 

- Knowledge Representation, Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language

  +  Term Generation

  +  Text Annotation with Ontology Concepts

  +  Ontology development for clinical research and healthcare

  +  Ontology validation techniques

  +  Ontology-enabled interoperability among EHRs

  +  Linked Data and Ontology Population

  +  Word Sense Disambiguation in the biomedical domain

  +  Semantic Enabled Search Engines

  +  Ontology Evolution in the biomedical domain

  +  Information Extraction from biomedical data

  +  Biomedical Text Summarization

  +  Question Answering in the Biomedical Domain

- Machine Learning and Data Mining

  +  Data mining for anonymising patient records

  +  EHR data mining techniques

  +  Computational Methods for Identification of Biomarkers

  +  Mining Gene Expression Data

- Intelligent semantically-enabled services and information systems

  +  Data integration of heterogeneous knowledge and data sources

  +  Decision support services

  +  Data curation techniques

  +  Semantic Interoperability of services in the biomedical domain and

  +  Semantic Service Orchestration

  +  Data source reputation services





Authors are invited to submit original papers the EasyChair system as a PDF
file. The submitted articles should follow the LNCS paper format and 

should not exceed 12 pages in the case of full papers and 6 pages in the
case of short papers. Full papers will be presented during the workshop 

orally at 20-minute slots, and short papers, as posters in the poster
sessions. All papers submitted to the workshop will be peer-reviewed. Each 

will be reviewed by at least three reviewers.





..             Submission site opens: Feb 4, 2012

..             Paper submission deadline: March 4, 2012

..             Notification of acceptance: April 1, 2012

..             Camera-ready of accepted papers: April 15, 2012

..             Workshop day: May 27, 2012





..             Theodora Varvarigou ( National Technical
University of Athens, Greece

..             Michael Schroeder ( Biotechnology
Center (BIOTEC), Technical University of Dresden (TUD), Germany

..             George Tsatsaronis (
Biotechnology Center (BIOTEC), Technical University of Dresden (TUD),

..             Rainer Winnenburg (
Biotechnology Center (BIOTEC), Technical University of Dresden (TUD),

..             Vassiliki Andronikou ( National Technical
University of Athens, Greece

..               Anastasios Tagaris ( National Technical
University of Athens, Greece





Dimitrios Alexandrou, Ubitech, Greece

Sophia Ananiadou, University of Manchester, UK

Christopher Baker, University of New Brunswick, Canada

Nik Bessis, University of Bedfordshire, UK

Olivier Bodenreider, Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical
Communications Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Philip Bourne, University of California San Diego, USA

Francisco Couto, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Francesco D'Andria, ATOS Origin, Spain

George Dimitrakopoulos , Harokopion University, Greece

Asuman Dogac, SRDC, Turkey

Udo Hahn, Jena University Language & Information Engineering Lab, Germany

Lawrence Hunter, University of Colorado, USA

Patrick Lambrix, Linkoping University, Sweden

Ulf Leser, Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin, Germany

Philippe Massonet, CETIC, Belgium

George Paliouras, NCSR, Greece

Blanca Jordan Rodriguez, ATOS Origin, Spain

Alan Ruttenberg, University at Buffalo, USA

Stefan Schulz, University of Freiburg, Germany

Konstantinos Tserpes, NTUA, Greece

Ralf Zimmer, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen, Germany


For further information on this workshop, please contact



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