We are very pleased to announce the First Doctoral Consortium for the AIME series of conferences that will take place on Saturday 23rd July 2005 (Aberdeen, Scotland) in conjunction with the 10th Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIME 05). The Doctoral Consortium, that we hope will become a permanent feature of the AIME conferences, will provide an opportunity for research students to present their on-going work in an informal and supportive atmosphere. The Doctoral Consortium of AIME 05 intents to bring together Ph.D. students from the research area of Artificial Intelligence in Medicine to discuss the specific problems they are researching, to present their preliminary results and to get advice from experienced researchers about various aspects of getting trained in research and preparing a Doctoral Thesis.
The Doctoral Consortium will host the presentations by about 6 - 8 Ph.D. students, and in addition there will a general discussion. The AIME 05 Doctoral Consortium will be conducted by a number of prominent academic researchers with substantial experience in the field who will actively participate and contribute to the discussions.
April 8, 2005
May 16, 2005
May 31, 2005
July 23, 2005
July 25-27, 2005
Aims and Objectives
The aim of the AIME 05 Doctoral Consortium is to support the research done by doctoral students with constructive remarks and feedback from prominent scientists in the AIM field. The Doctoral Consortium will be rounded off by a discussion of general questions related to Ph.D. research. They include, but are not limited to, the following aspects:
Doctoral Consortium Topics
The AIME Doctoral Consortia will deal with the topics of the main conferences. In 2005 these topics include but are not restricted to:
Knowledge Acquisition, Representation, Refinement, Validation and Maintenance
Machine Learning, Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
Decision Support Systems, Neural Networks, Belief Networks, and Statistical Models
Uncertain, Temporal, and Case-Based Reasoning
Planning and Scheduling
Protocols and Guidelines
Natural Language Generation and Understanding
Medical Computer Vision, Imaging and Signal Interpretation
Telemedicine and Cooperative Systems
The First AIME Doctoral Consortium will be conducted by a number of leading researchers in the AIM field. These faculty members come from a variety of disciplines and countries in order to provide a wide range of expertise. They are:
Ameen Abu-Hanna, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Riccardo Bellazzi, Pavia, Italy
Carlo Combi, Verona, Italy
Michel Dojat, Grenoble, France
Peter Lucas, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Silvana Quaglini, Pavia, Italy
Yuval Shahar, Beer Sheva, Israel
Unlike other conference submissions, a Doctoral Consortium submission addresses specifically the Ph.D. thesis! To apply for participation at the AIME05 Doctoral Consortium, please submit an overview/summary paper of your doctoral work to the contact address of the Doctoral Consortium organiser. The overview/summary paper should be between 2000 to 4000 words (approximately 4-8 pages). Submissions must be submitted electronically in postscript or pdf format.
The overview/summary paper should:
Participation in the meeting is open to anyone who wishes to attend and not just to the presenting Ph.D. students. Every participant is required to pay a fee which will be set out on the registration page for the main conference. Participants of the Doctoral Consortium are strongly encouraged to also register for the main conference
During the meeting, all participants will be provided with draft proceedings containing all the accepted papers.