Enriching Health Data for Research and Practice

8th International Conference

With apologies we have to communicate the CANCELLATION of the USAB 2014 conference, because of an insufficient number of paper submissions necessary to meet the rejection rate and quality standards for conference proceedings to be published as a Springer LNCS volume.

Again, many thanks for your support, best regards

Andreas Holzinger - Karl A. Froeschl - Stefanie Rinderle-Ma

December 4th - 6th, 2014 | Vienna, Austria
Papers due: July 24th, 2014

Register or submit a paper

The USAB 2014 Conference

December 4th - 6th, 2014 | Vienna University and Medical University of Vienna, Austria

Contact: usab14@ocg.at

Organisation: Andreas HOLZINGER , Stefanie RINDERLE-MA , Karl-Anton FROESCHL

Health costs worldwide are rapidly increasing. Demographic structures are dramatically changing. Technological advances are tremendously increasing. The invariable need for quality remains. Advances in Biomedical Informatics provide the foundations for modern patient-centered healthcare solutions, health care systems, technologies and techniques. Future technologies shall provide a trade-off between standardization and personalized medicine.

Particular emphasis will be given on the analysis of clinical processes (patient-oriented medical interventions), including and highlighting methods of process mining to investigate the structural dynamics of disease and treatment processes based on evidence from event logs originating in clinical contexts. Both data-driven modeling and assessment of medical intervention regimes are of high interest in order to further theoretical understanding of patho-/saluto-dynamics as well as to scrutinize, improve and assess medical practice, Methodological (models, data analytics), medical (logic/theory of clinical pathways and standard operating procedures), and infrastructure aspects (data organization, management of evidence, institutional considerations) are solicited alike. Another challenging aspect is process mining: In health institutions big data is captured concerning the diagnosis and treatments of patients. Such systems also record business processes in form of event logs. Log data can be used as input for process mining, so that process related knowledge can be discovered. For health care this can be used to provide insight into the complex health processes. There is an enormous potential of process mining in healthcare as it allows hospitals to analyze, hence optimize their processes.

A cross-domain integration and appraisal of different fields will provide an atmosphere to foster different perspectives and opinions; it will offer a platform for novel ideas and a fresh look on the methodologies to put these ideas into Business.

Focus

  • issues of data
  • information and knowledge with application in medicine
  • health and the life sciences

Keynote lectures by

R.G. Goebel (University of Alberta, Edmonton) and
I. Jurisica (Ontario Cancer Institute, UHN, Toronto).

Special tracks will particularly focus on:

  • 1) DATA FUSION FOR STANDARDIZATION
    (Michael GIRETZLEHNER, RISC Linz)
  • 2) INTEGRATION OF ROUTINE CLINICAL DATA
    (Werner HACKL, UMIT Tirol)
  • 3) CLINICAL PROCESS ANALYSIS
    (Stefanie RINDERLE-MA, Uni Wien)
  • 4) KNOWLEDGE DISCOVERY & INTERACTIVE DATA MINING (Andreas HOLZINGER, Med Uni Graz)
  • 5) PRIVACY, SECURITY, SAFETY & DATA PROTECTION
    (Edgar WEIPPL, TU Wien)

  • Additionally, the conference will host a D-A-CH forum for contributions, exchange and discussions about clinical process analysis in the context of biomedical research, development, and applications (general forum language will be German, with scientific papers presented in either English or German):

    6) VIENNESE TRACK: MODELS, USES, AND PERSPECTIVES OF CLINICAL PROCESS ANALYSIS
    (Karl Anton FROESCHL, Uni Wien)

Call for papers

Papers due to July 24th, 2014 (Camera Ready: September 15th, 2014)

Accepted papers including contributions of the Viennese track if in English will be published in the conference proceedings by Springer as a volume of the series of Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).

Instruction for Authors

Please submit via tba (paper length maximum of 14 pages and ensure even page numbers: 6,8, 10, 12, 14,16)

Word template
PDF template
Latex template

Submit a paper

It is planned to select candidates of best papers to invite for submission to a special issue in an SCI ranked Journal.

Fees and Registration

coming soon

Location

Vienna University and
Medical University of Vienna

Van Swieten Saal
Van Swieten Gasse 1
1090 Vienna

Program

coming soon

Committees

International Scientific Committee

(Preliminary list not yet complete!)

Cinical Advisory Board

(Preliminary – list not yet complete!)

  • Mike DUERR-SPECHT,
    Emergency Doctor, Duke University Hospital, Durham, North Carolina, US
  • Gerhard HALMERBAUER, Medical Doctor,
    Health Process Management, University of Applied Sciences, Steyr, AT
  • Rainer HOFMANN-WELLENHOF,
    Dermato-Oncologist, Division of General Dermatology, Graz University Hospital, AT
  • Harald KITTLER,
    Dermatologist, Depatment of Dermatology, Medical Unviersity Vienna, AT
  • Ljiljana MAJNARIC-TRTICA,
    Family Doctor, Department of Family Medicine, Medical School, University of Osijek, HR
  • Christian Claus SCHILLER,
    Nuclear Medicine & Endocrinology, St Vincent’s Hospital, Linz, AT
  • Erich SORANTIN,
    Radiologist, Department of Radiology, Graz University Hospital, AT
  • Berndt URLESBERGER,
    Neonatalogist, Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Division Neonatology, Graz University Hospital, AT
  • Nikolaus VEIT-RUBIN,
    Specialist in operative gynecology and obstetrics (FMH),Department of gynecology and obstetrics University Hospitals Geneva, CH
  • Michael WOLZT,
    Pharmacologist, Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Medical University of Vienna, AT

Industrial Board

(Preliminary – list not yet complete!)

Students Board

(Preliminary – list not yet complete):

  • Andre CALERO-VALDEZ,
    RWTH Aachen, DE <expertise>
  • Reinhold DUNKL,
    University of Vienna, Austria
  • Pavel DLOTKO,
    Jagiellonian University, PL
  • Markus FASSOLD,
    hci4all Team Graz, AT <expertise>
  • Fleur JEANQUARTIER,
    hci4all Team Graz, AT <expertise>
  • Peter KONCZ,
    Technical University of Kosice, SK
  • Emanuele PANZERI,
    University Milano Bicocca, Italy
  • Igor PERNEK,
    University of Maribor, SI
  • Vito Claudio OSTUNI,
    Politecnico di Bari, IT <expertise>
  • Christoph RINNER,
    Medical University of Vienna, Austria <expertise>
  • David ROGERS,
    Health Informatics, School of Computer Science & Informatics, Cardiff University, UK <expertise>
  • Antonia SARAVANOU,
    Knowledge Discovery in Database Laboratory, University of Athens, GR <expertise>
  • Christof STOCKER,
    hci4all Team Graz, AT <expertise>
  • Hubert WAGNER,
    Jagiellonian University, PL <expertise>

Partners

We thank our partners for supporting the event:
University of Vienna
Medical University of Vienna
Medical University of Graz
Austrian Computer Society
IBM Österreich Internationale Büromaschinen Gesellschaft m.b.H.
Thomson Reuters
Springer LNCS
EBMC2 - Evidence Based Medical Compliance Cluster
ID Berlin - Information und Dokumentation im Gesundheitswesen