[2nd CFP] 17th Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIME 2019)

AIME 2019: 17th Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine - 2nd Call for Submissions


Call for Main Conference Papers

The AIME 2019 conference invites all interested researchers to submit original contributions regarding the development of theory, methods, systems, and applications of AI in biomedicine, including the application of AI approaches in biomedical informatics, healthcare organization and molecular medicine.


Contributions to theory and methods should present or analyze novel AI theories or methodologies for solving problems in the biomedical field. They may propose new theories and methods or extensions of existing ones. In both cases, the work should demonstrate its utility for solving biomedical problems and highlight its contribution to the underlying theoretical basis. In addition, it should discuss assumptions, limitations and novelty with respect to the state of the art.

Contributions addressing systems and applications should describe the development, implementation or evaluation of innovative, AI-based tools and systems in the biomedical application domain. These papers should both link the work to underlying theory, and either analyse the potential benefits to solve biomedical problems or present empirical evidence of benefits in clinical practice.

The scope of the conference includes the following areas:

  *   Big data analytics,

  *   Machine learning, knowledge discovery and data mining,

  *   Biomedical ontologies and terminologies,

  *   Biomedical knowledge acquisition and management,

  *   Knowledge-based reasoning in biomedicine,

  *   Natural language processing,

  *   Document classification and information retrieval,

  *   Bayesian networks, fuzzy logic and reasoning under uncertainty,

  *   Temporal and spatial representation and reasoning,

  *   Healthcare processes and workflow management,

  *   Computerized clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) and protocols,

  *   Biomedical imaging and signal processing,

  *   Visual analytics in biomedicine,

  *   Clinical decision support systems (CDSSs),

  *   Patient engagement support (personal healthcare record),

  *   AI solutions for ambient assisted living, telemedicine and e-health.


Papers should be submitted to the AIME 2019 Easy Chair website (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aime2019). Authors are asked first to submit an abstract (maximum 250 words), the full paper may be uploaded up to two weeks later (please see Important Dates below).

The conference features regular papers in two categories (please note if you submit a paper as a student):

  1.  Full research papers (up to 10 pages)

  2.  Short papers (up to 5 pages) and Demo papers (1 page) describing either

  *   a short research project,

  *   a demonstration of implemented systems, or

  *   late-breaking results (work-in-progress).

Papers should be formatted according to Springer's LNCS format (see  http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html).

All accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings which will be published as part of Springer's Lecture Notes in AI series. In addition, the authors of the best submissions will be invited to expand and refine their papers for possible publication in the Artificial Intelligence in Medicine journal (Elsevier).

Presentations will include long (25 minutes: 20 minutes presentation, 5 minutes discussion) and short presentations (5 minutes: 3 minutes presentation, 2 minutes discussion).

Posters (A1 size, 594mm x 841mm) will be displayed in two series, a poster walk (2 minute local presentation) will be organized.

Demos of applications are welcome, there will be opportunities for presenting software to individuals and small groups of participants.

Mario Stefanelli and Marco Ramoni Best Paper Awards

The best student paper will receive an award honoring Mario Stefanelli from the University of Pavia and his accomplishments. Mario Stefanelli was one of the founders of the AIME community, an inspiration to us all, and actively helped in advancing young researchers in our field. The best student paper will be valued by the Program Committee based on the quality of both, the paper and the oral presentation at the conference.

The best paper in bioinformatics will receive an award honoring Marco Ramoni. Marco Ramoni was an outstandingly respected faculty member at Harvard, USA, and contributed to significant advances in the biomedical informatics field. The best paper in bioinformatics will be valued by the Program Committee based on the scientific quality of the paper.

Important Dates

  *   Abstract submission deadline: January 15, 2019

  *   Paper submission deadline: February 1, 2019

  *   Notification of acceptance: March 13, 2019

  *   Camera-ready submission deadline: April 5, 2019

  *   Main conference: June 27-28, 2019

Invited Speakers

Anthony Chang (https://www.choc.org/providers/cardiology/anthony-chang-md/)

Ian Kerr (https://commonlaw.uottawa.ca/en/people/kerr-ian)

Call for Workshop, Tutorial and Demo Proposals

As in previous AIME conferences, proposals for the organization of satellite workshops, tutorials, and demos regarding any of the topic areas of the the AIME 2019 conference are invited.


Proposals for workshops, tutorials, and demos should be sent by email to David Riaño (david.riano@urv.cat)<mailto:david.riano@urv.cat>. Each proposal should include the following elements:

  *   Title,

  *   Chair(s): name, affiliation, e-mail address, homepage, and short (one paragraph), biography of each chair, explaining the chair's expertise for the event (workshop/tutorial/demo),

  *   Abstract: a summary of max. 200 words describing the purpose of the workshop/tutorial/demo,

  *   Topics: a list (no longer than half a page) describing the covered topics of interest,

  *   Motivation (one to three paragraphs): why is the topic timely and of particular interest to the AIME participants?

  *   Former workshops, tutorials or demos (if applicable): describe the development of the workshop series over the past 3-5 years. Provide quantitative information on submissions and attendance,

  *   Format (a tabular schedule or a one paragraph summary): the intended mix of events, such as paper presentations, invited talks, panels, demos, and general discussion,

  *   Intended length: half-day or full day?

  *   Audience: who and how many people are likely to attend?

  *   Program Committee: name and affiliations of potential PC members

  *   Requirements: audio-visual or technical requirements and special room requirements (e.g., a computer lab).

We strongly advise to provide more than one chair, preferably originating from different institutions, for adding different perspectives to the topics of the event. We will favor workshops presenting an innovative structure and a diverse program that attracts various types of contributions and ensures rich interactions.

Organizers of accepted events will be required to prepare a website containing their call of papers and contributions, and detailed information about the event organization and timelines. A link to this website will be provided at the AIME 2019 conference website. While the local chair (Szymon Wilk, szymon.wilk@cs.put.poznan.pl<mailto:szymon.wilk@cs.put.poznan.pl>) will assist with the local organization of the event, the corresponding organizers will be responsible for conducting their own reviewing process, for promoting their event, and for preparing proceedings in electronic format (PDF). At least one chair of an accepted event will have to attend the event in person.

The chairs of each accepted event will receive one free registration (conference + one workshop/tutorial day) per event. Event attendees must register and pay up for the AIME 2019 conference or any of the events separately.

For more information about organizing workshops, tutorials and demos please contact David Riaño (david.riano@urv.cat)<mailto:david.riano@urv.cat>.

Important Dates

  *   Workshop/tutorial/demo submission deadline: February 6, 2019

  *   Notification of acceptance: February 13, 2019

  *   Tutorials: June 26, 2019

  *   Workshops: June 29, 2019

Call for Doctoral Consortium Papers

The 8th Doctoral Consortium in conjunction with the AIME 2019 conference will provide an opportunity for PhD students to present their research plans or their preliminary work in an informal and supportive atmosphere. The PhD students will be able to discuss their plans, preliminary results (optional), and the specific problems they are encountering. They will get feedback and advice from the Academic Panel including a number of prominent academic researchers with substantial experience in the field who will actively give constructive feedback and advice and contribute to the discussions.

The Doctoral Consortium will host the presentations by about 6 PhD students who will be selected by the Doctoral Consortium chair.


Unlike other conference submissions, a Doctoral Consortium submission pertains specifically to the PhD thesis as a whole or part thereof (thereafter both will be termed the research work). Submissions should describe (in 2000-2500 words, approx. 4-5 pages) a research plan on a topic related to AI in medicine and include the following elements:

  *   Title and author,

  *   The problem, with an argument of why it is important,

  *   The goal and the research questions,

  *   The planned approach and methods for solving the problem

  *   An outline of what is already known about the research problem

  *   The expected results from the research work like overviews, algorithms, better understanding of a concept, a pilot, model or system,

  *   Any questions you might have or problems you encounter for which you specifically would like feedback on such as:

     *   Do I need to write a systematic review before I start?

     *   How should I proceed?

     *   Where should I consider publishing?

     *   How should I evaluate my work?

     *   Which courses would suit me best to carry out the work?

     *   Is it normal to meet my supervisor once a week/month/year?

Submissions be formatted according to the Springer’s LNCS format (see http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html) and send by e-mail in PDF format to Annette ten Teije (annette@cs.vu.nl)<mailto:annette@cs.vu.nl> with the subject line AIME19 Doctoral Consortium submission. (Note: Each submission will be confirmed by a return message. If a confirmation message has not been received within 5 days after submission, please contact Annette ten Teije<mailto:annette@cs.vu.nl> to inform about it).

Submissions will be reviewed by members of the Academic Panel and by submitting students (each student will be asked to review one submission prepared by another person). Based on reviews, the Doctoral Consortium chair will select about 6 submissions to be presented and discussed during the meeting. The selection will be based on the relevancy to AI in medicine topics (see for example the scope for AIME 2019), relevancy to the doctoral consortium (there is for example no point to present finished work at the meeting), the clarity of writing, and the resulting spectrum of presented topics. Selected submissions will appear in workshop notes that will be distributed among conference participants.

For more information about the Doctoral Consortium please contact to Annette ten Teije (annette@cs.vu.nl)<mailto:annette@cs.vu.nl>


Participation in the meeting is open to anyone who wishes to attend and not just to the presenting PhD students. Details on payment and registration will be announced on the AIME 2019 website.

Important Dates

  *   Submission deadline: March 17, 2019

  *   Notification of acceptance: April 21, 2019

  *   Camera-ready submission deadline: May 14, 2019

  *   Doctoral Consortium: June 26, 2019

Received on Monday, 26 November 2018 07:56:27 UTC