The 18th IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (IEEE CBMS 2005)

Venue: Trinity College Dublin

Location: Dublin, Ireland

Event Date/Time: Jun 23, 2005 End Date/Time: Jun 24, 2005
Early Registration Date: Apr 06, 2005
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 26, 2005
Paper Submission Date: Jan 26, 2005
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The 18th IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems


The 18th IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS 2005)
will be held on June 23-24, 2005 at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.
CBMS 2005 is co-sponsored by Science Foundation Ireland; Department
of Computer Science, Trinity College Dublin; and the IEEE Computer
Society (Technical Committee on Computational Medicine, TCCM).

The conference Web site is: (mirror)

CBMS 2005 is intended to provide an international forum for discussing
the latest results in the field of computational medicine. The symposium
is dedicated to a broad arena of issues which relate computing to
medicine, with a focus on bioinformatics. The symposium consists of
regular and special track sessions with technical contributions reviewed
and selected by an international program committee, as well as of invited
talks and tutorials given by leading scientists.

The symposium provides a mechanism for the exchange of ideas and
technologies between academicians and industrial scientists who are
developing Computer-Based Medical Systems. It is the premiere symposium
in its field, attracting a worldwide audience. This symposium draws
together experts in many fields to discuss the latest advances in
medical systems based upon computers. Topics of interest include, but
are not limited to:

* Software Systems in Medicine
* Computer-Aided Diagnosis
* Knowledge-based Systems & Data Mining
* Decision Support Systems
* Medical Devices with Embedded Computers
* Signal and Image Processing in Medicine
* Medical Image Segmentation & Compression
* Network and Telemedicine Systems
* Medical Databases & Information Systems
* Web-based Delivery of Medical Information
* Multimedia Biomedical Databases
* Content Analysis of Biomedical Image Data
* Hand-held Computing Applications in Medicine
* Bioinformatics in Medicine


A number of special track sessions will be held in parallel with other
IEEE CBMS 2005 technical sessions. The list of accepted special tracks
and their organizers:

* Medical Image Analysis: Techniques and Applications
Irina Ilovici, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Brian Manning,
Pfizer, USA
* Intelligent Data Analysis of Electrocardiogram Data
Chris Nugent, Dewar Finlay, Paul McCullagh, Norman Black, University
of Ulster, Northern Ireland
* Data Mining
Mykola Pechenizkiy, Seppo Puuronen, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
* Bioinformatics and its Medical Applications
Nadia Bolshakova, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
* Wearable Systems for Homecare and Personalised Healthcare
Narayana Jayaram, London Metropolitan University, UK
* Application of Gas Discharge Visualisation (GDV) Technique in
Conventional and Complementary Medical Analysis
Konstantin G. Korotkov, Petersburg State Tech University SPIFMO,
* Intelligent Patient Management
Adele Marshall, Queen's University of Belfast; Sally McClean,
University of Ulster, Northern Ireland
* Grids for Biomedicine and Bioinformatics
Giovanni Aloisio, Maria Mirto, University of Lecce; Almerico Murli,
University of Naples, Italy
* Medical Multimedia Analysis and Content-based Retrieval
Wallapak Tavanapong, Iowa State University, USA

For more information on special tracks please see


January 26, 2005 Submission of (3-page, maximum) paper summary
March 1, 2005 Notification of acceptance
March 24, 2005 Final camera-ready paper (6 pages, maximum) due
March 24, 2005 Pre-registration deadline

You must pre-register to have a paper published in the proceedings. If
you only plan to attend and are not submitting a paper, pre-registration
is still strongly encouraged. This conference is space-limited, and
registration may not be available on-site.


No hardcopy submissions are being accepted. Electronic submissions of
original technical research papers will only be accepted in PDF format.
File size is limited to 2 MB. Use a maximum of three A4 pages, including
figures and references. Include one cover sheet, stating the paper title,
authors, technical area(s) covered in the article, corresponding author's
information (telephone, fax, mailing address, e-mail address), and your
preference for oral or poster presentation. Author names should appear
only on the cover sheet, not on the summary. Submit your manuscript no
later than January 26, 2005. Authors will be notified of acceptance by
March 1, 2005 after a review process by three independent experts. Each
accepted paper will be published in the conference proceedings by IEEE
CS Press, conditional upon the author's advance registration. Submission
in the IEEE Computer Science Press 6x9-inch format is encouraged.
Formatting instructions, LaTeX macros and MSWord templates are available
at Authors should
indicate the special track title if one exists that closely matches the
topic of their paper (on the cover sheet). All submissions including
special track papers will be done electronically via the CBMS web
submission system:
Please check the page of corresponding special track for possible
additional specific submission requirements.


Prof. Jane B. Grimson
Co-Chair, Centre for Health Informatics
Vise Provost, Trinity College Dublin

Prof. Jan Komorowski
Head, The Linnaeus Centre for Bioinformatics
Uppsala University

Dr. R. Bharat Rao
Senior Director, Engineering R&D
Computer-Aided Diagnosis & Therapy,
Siemens Medical Solutions, Inc


"Data Mining Large Medical Time Series Databases"
June 22, 2005; 2pm-5pm
Dr. Eamon Keogh
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of California Riverside


Engineers, scientists, clinicians and managers involved in medical
computing projects are encouraged to submit papers to the symposium
and/or attend the symposium. The symposium provides its attendees with
an opportunity to experience state-of-the-art research and development
in a variety of topics directly and indirectly related to their own work.
In addition to research papers, keynote speakers and tutorial sessions it
provides participants with an opportunity to come up-to-date on important
technological issues.

The symposium encourages the participation of students engaged in
research/development in computer-based medical systems. A prize will be
awarded to be the Best Student Paper submitted to (and presented at)
the symposium.


A block of rooms will be reserved for symposium attendees within Trinity
College Dublin (see The rate for these
rooms is 55-65 euro per night. There are a number of other hotels of
different quality and price ranges within walking distance, just a few
minutes away from the college.
These include:

* Trinity Lodge Guesthouse, (from 95 euro),
* Trinity Capital Hotel, (from 123 euro), and
* Davenport Hotel, (from 200 euro).

REGISTRATION FEES (in 2004, early/late, in euro)

We estimate registration fees to be the same as or less than in 2004.

Full 300/350 euro
Student 85/125 euro (without proceedings, must document student status)


In comparison to other capitals, Dublin is a convivial city with a human
scale and an extrovert populace. At the heart of the city lies Trinity
College with its magnificent buildings and beautiful campus spanning 35
acres. Trinity College has occupied this location for the past 400 years,
and while none of the original buildings remain, the College boasts fine
squares and gardens and a collection of magnificent buildings dating from
the 17th to the 20th century. In contrast to the serene surroundings of
the College landscape, the modern city of Dublin is just outside the main
gate of the campus, with shops, theatres, cinemas and museums within
walking distance.

Dublin Airport is served by most international airlines and the low fare
airlines continue to expand their services into Ireland. London is an
hour's flight away and the east coast of the United States only five and
half hours away by air. International carriers servicing Ireland include:
Aer Lingus, Air France, Alitalia, Aeroflot, British Airways, British
Midland, Continental Airlines, Delta Airlines, Finnair, Iberia, Lufthansa,
Ryanair, Sabena, and SAS.

The history of the city of Dublin stems from 841AD when the Vikings
created a settlement. They founded a City-state in 917. After the Anglo-
Norman invasion of 1170 the Anglo-Normans erected defensive walls around
the Castle. These have been partially reconstructed and can be seen at
St.Audoen's Church. Dublin is set in a wonderful part of the island. With
the sea close by (a beach only as far a way as Killiney), and countryside
and rolling hills surrounding the City there is plenty for you to do
whatever your interests. The City itself is renowned for its writers,
artists and musicians. There are many venues throughout the city where
you can hear various types of music from classical to rock and pop. See and for more information.


Previous conferences were held in Bethesda MD, USA (2004 and 2001), New
York City, USA (2003), Maribor, Slovenia (2002 and 1997 ), Houston TX,
USA (2000), Stamford CT, USA (1999), Lubbock TX, USA (1998 and 1995),
Ann Arbor MI, USA (1996 and 1993), Winston-Salem NC, USA (1994), Durham
NC, USA (1992), Baltimore MD, USA (1991), Chapel Hill NC, USA (1990),
Minneapolis MN, USA (1989 and 1988).

CBMS2004 photos from Bethesda, MD:

For further questions, please contact us at

General Chairs

Padraig Cunningham Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Alexey Tsymbal Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Publication Chair

Nadia Bolshakova Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Program Chairs

Peter Kokol University of Maribor, Slovenia
Marina Krol Mt Sinai School of Medicine, USA

Publicity Chair

Mykola Pechenizkiy University of Jyvaskyla, Finland

Steering Committee

Sunanda Mitra Texas Tech University, USA
Peter Kokol University of Maribor, Slovenia
Ian Greenshields University of Connecticut, USA
Nasser Kehtarnavaz Texas A&M University, USA
Tim Kriewall Medtronic Xomed, USA
Marina Krol Mt Sinai School of Medicine, USA
Rodney Long National Library of Medicine, USA
Margaret Peterson Hospital for Special Surgery, USA
George Thoma National Library of Medicine, USA
Richard E. Wendt III MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA

Program Committee and Reviewers

Sameer Antani National Library of Medicine, USA
Francisco Azuaje University of Ulster, Northern Ireland
Rajeev K. Bali University of Coventry, UK
James Barlow Imperial College London, UK
Riccardo Bellazzi Universita di Pavia, Italy
Francis Castanie Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Electrotechnique,
d'Electronique, d'Informatique, d'Hydraulique et des Telecommunications,
Joaquin Dopazo Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncologicas, Spain
Mario A. Fares National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland
Virginia Gonzalez Velez Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana-Azcapotzalco,
Vyacheslav Grebenyuk National Tech University, Ukraine
Bill Grimson Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
Jane Grimson Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Peter Hamilton Queens University of Belfast, Northern Ireland
Lucy Hederman Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Des Higgins University College Dublin, Ireland
Irina Ilovici Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Jan Komorowski The Linnaeus Centre for Bioinformatics, Uppsala
University, Sweden
Igor Kononenko University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Konstantin G. Korotkov Petersburg State Tech University SPIFMO, Russia
D.J. Lee Brigham Young University, USA
Oleksandr Logvynovskiy London South Bank University, UK
Fernando Martin-Sanchez Institute of Health "Carlos III", Spain
Richard McClatchey University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
Paul McCullagh University of Ulster, Northern Ireland
Chris Nugent University of Ulster, Northern Ireland
Brian Nutter Texas Tech University, USA
David W. Patterson Northern Ireland Knowledge Engineering Lab,
University of Ulster, Northern Ireland
Seppo Puuronen University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
Bharat Rao Siemens Medical Solutions, USA
Niall Rooney Northern Ireland Knowledge Engineering Lab, University of
Ulster, Northern Ireland
Michael Shifrin N.N.Burdenko Neurosurgery Institute, Russia
Vlado Stankovski University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Gaye Stephens Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Vagan Terziyan University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
Ljupco Todorovski Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Tatjana Welzer University of Maribor, Slovenia
Sandi Willingham Texas Tech University, USA
Stephen TC Wong HCNR Center of Bioinformatics, Harvard Medical School &
Department of Radiology, Brigham & Women's Hospital, USA
Mohammed Zaki Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Daqing Zhang Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
Mark Zhang State University of New York at Binghampton, USA
Blaz Zupan AI Lab, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia