ICMLA 2004

Call for Papers

International Conference on

Machine Learning and Applications

16-18 December, 2004

Louisville, KY

Call for Papers: Special Session on "Machine Learning in Medicine and Biology"

Continuous advances in computational intelligence technology have enabled researchers to collect and effectively analyze large amounts of complex clinical and biological data. In recent years, research in the interdisciplinary area of computer assisted medical decision-making has dramatically intensified. The overall objective is to provide physicians with computer tools that can assist them with their clinical decisions. This session aims to provide a platform for researchers to present and discuss recent breakthroughs in this area. The session will focus on (1) theoretical aspects of machine learning techniques for data analysis, and (2) practical applications of machine learning techniques in medicine and biology. The session will include 6 papers.

Specific topics of interest include but not limited to:

Architectures and algorithms for knowledge-based medical decision systems

Aspects of knowledge representation and reasoning

Data mining and knowledge discovery in medical databases

Applications of machine learning in disease detection, diagnosis, treatment planning, and prognosis

Applications of artificial intelligence in the automated interpretation of medical images


Only electronic copies of the papers in Microsoft Word, PDF or Postscript forms are acceptable for review purposes and must be sent to the session chair. However, please note that you will be required to send the final version of your paper, if it is accepted. Papers must correspond to the requirements detailed in the Instructions to Authors which are placed on the Conference Web Site. All papers must be presented by one of the authors.


Deadline for receipt of papers by Session Chair: June 4, 2004

Notification of acceptance: September 4, 2004

Camera-ready papers to session chair and pre-registration: October 1, 2004


Georgia D. Tourassi, PhD

Visiting Associate Professor

Computer Engineering & Computer Science Department

J.B. Speed Scientific School

University of Louisville

Louisville, KY 40292

E-mail: g0tour02@gwise.louisville.edu