Intelligent data analysis expert to headline informatics workshop

Italian bioinformatician Riccardo Bellazzi will be the keynote speaker at the 6th Australasian Workshop on Health Informatics and Knowledge Management (HIKM), being held in Adelaide early next year.

HIKM is an established forum held annually as part of Australasian Computer Science Week, and will run from January 29 to February 1, 2013. The organisers are calling for the submission of papers presenting original unpublished work for consideration at the workshop.

Professor Bellazzi leads the Biomedical Informatics Research laboratories at the University of Pavia in Italy. His current research interests include intelligent data analysis, biomedical data mining, bioinformatics, information technology infrastructures to support biomedical research, and secondary use of clinical data.

He is a board member of the International Medical Informatics Association, a fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics, associate editor of BMC Biomedical Informatics and a member of the editorial board of Methods of Information in Medicine.

The workshop co-chairs are Kathleen Gray of the University of Melbourne and Andy Koronios of the University of South Australia, which is hosting the workshop.

Papers should address current research topics in health informatics and knowledge management, such as clinical decision support systems and diagnosis/treatment guidelines, health consumer information systems and web portals/tools, evaluation and standardisation in health data and clinical applications, and electronic health records and personal health records.

Email papers in Word or RTF format to Kathleen Gray no later than August 13, 2012. Author notification and registration opens on October 8.

Posted in Australian eHealth

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