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The First International Workshop on Applications of Machine Learning Techniques in Medicine and Biology

MLMB 2010

February 10-16, 2010 - St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles

Technical Co-Sponsors and Logistics Supporters

This workshop is part of eTELEMED 2010.

Publishing Information:

Published by:

All CPS Publications are included in the IEEE Xplore

All CPS Publications are archived in IEEE Computer Society Digital Library (CSDL)

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to a IARIA Journal

Submit a Paper:

First, fill out the submission form with information about your paper. Please, fill it out only once for each paper, and do not resubmit it. Contact the address below if you run into any difficulties.

As the designated correspondence author, you will then receive a first e-mail message containing the paper ID. The information in the email will allow you to submit your paper.

If you have some problems send your paper via this e-mail (please report your paper ID in the text of your mail AND the name of the conference).

The conference staff will contact you only if the paper does not print properly or has other problems.

You can change information about your paper, submit brief corrections, view an email trail, and even edit your personal information by following the link in the initial confirmation email.

Touristic Information:

Touristic information is available from the hosting conference, eTELEMED 2010.

Hotels and Travel:

Hotels and travel information is available from the hosting conference page, eTELEMED 2010.

Call for Papers:

Machine learning (ML) is an inherently interdisciplinary field, built on concepts from artificial intelligence, cognitive science, probability and statistics, information theory, philosophy, control theory, psychology, neurobiology and other fields. ML techniques have found widespread applications in biology and medicine. Medicine is largely an evidence-driven discipline where large quantities of relatively high-quality data are collected and stored in databases. The medical data are highly heterogeneous and are stored in numerical, text, image, sound and video formats. They include clinical data (symptoms, demographics, biochemical tests, diagnoses and various imaging, video, vital signals, etc), logistics data (charges and costs, policies, guidelines, clinical trials, etc), bibliographical data, and molecular data. Bioinformatics, which concerns the latter type of data, conceptualizes biology in terms of molecules and applies "informatics" techniques, derived from disciplines such as applied mathematics, computer science and statistics to understand and organize the information associated with these molecules on a large scale. In other words, bioinformatics encompasses analysis of molecular data expressed in the form of nucleotides, amino acids, DNA, RNA, pedtides and proteins. The sheer amount and breadth of data requires development of efficient methods for knowledge/information extraction that can cope with the size and complexity of the accumulated data. There are numerous examples of successful applications of machine learning in areas of diagnosis and prevention, prognosis and therapeutic decision making.

This workshop aims to bridge the gap between machine learning and biomedical informatics, and provide a platform to present and discuss recent advancements in the area of application of ML techniques in biology and medicine.

We encourage papers on novel machine learning algorithms including, but not limited to:

  • Decision tree learning
  • Artificial neural network learning
  • Bayesian learning
  • Computational learning theory
  • Instance-Based learning
  • Genetic algorithms
  • Learning sets of rules
  • Analytical learning
  • Probabilistic learning
  • Inductive logic programming
  • Evolution learning
  • Reinforcement learning


Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to one of the IARIA Journals.

Publisher: CPS (see:
Archived: IEEE CSDL (Computer Science Digital Library) and IEEE Xplore
Submitted for indexing: Elsevier's EI Compendex Database, EI’s Engineering Information Index
Other indexes are being considered: INSPEC, DBLP, Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index

Important deadlines:

Submission (full paper) Oct 5, 2009 October 12, 2009
Notification Nov 10, November 11, 2009
Registration December 1, 2009
Camera ready December 6, 2009

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received papers will be acknowledged via an automated system.

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11", not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost. The formatting instructions can be found on the Instructions page. Helpful information for paper formatting can be found on the here.

Your paper should also comply with the additional editorial rules.

Once you receive the notification of paper acceptance, you will be provided by the Conference Publisher an online author kit with all the steps an author needs to follow to submit the final version. The author kits URL will be included in the letter of acceptance.


Posters are welcome. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as poster.  Submissions are expected to be 6-8 slide deck. Posters will not be published in the Proceedings. One poster with all the slides together should be used for discussions. Presenters will be allocated a space where they can display the slides and discuss in an informal manner. The poster slide decks will be posted on the IARIA site.

For more details, see the Posters explanation page.

Work in Progress

Work-in-progress contributions are welcome. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as work in progress.  Authors should submit a four-page (maximum) text manuscript in IEEE double-column format including the authors' names, affiliations, email contacts. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings.

For more details, see the Work in Progress explanation page

Technical marketing/business/positioning presentations

The conference initiates a series of business, technical marketing, and positioning presentations on the same topics. Speakers must submit a 10-12 slide deck presentations with substantial notes accompanying the slides, in the .ppt format (.pdf-ed). The slide deck will not be published in the conference’s CD Proceedings. Presentations' slide decks will be posted on the IARIA's site. Please send your presentations to


Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals should be for three hour tutorials. Proposals must contain the title, the summary of the content, and the biography of the presenter(s). The tutorials' slide decks will be posted on the IARIA's site. Please send your proposals to

Panel proposals:

The organizers encourage scientists and industry leaders to organize dedicated panels dealing with controversial and challenging topics and paradigms. Panel moderators are asked to identify their guests and manage that their appropriate talk supports timely reach our deadlines. Moderators must specifically submit an official proposal, indicating their background, panelist names, their affiliation, the topic of the panel, as well as short biographies. The panel's slide deck will be posted on the IARIA's site.

For more information,


MLMB Advisory Chair

Petre Dini, IARIA / Concordia University, Canada

MLMB Chairs

Abdel-Badeeh M. Salem, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
Urszula Markowska Kaczmar, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland

MLMB 2010 Technical Program Committee

Sayed Abdel-Wahab,  Sadat Academy for Management Sciences, Egypt
Ennio Amori, Parma University Hospital ,Italy
Tomaz Amon, Center for Scientific Visualization - Ljubljana, Slovenia
Eduard Babulak, Fairleigh Dickinson University - Vancouver, Canada
Ateet Bhalla, Technocrats Institute of Technology - Bhopal, India
Hariton Costin, "Gr. T. Popa" Univ of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania
Anne-Marie Di Sciullo, University of Quebec at Montreal, Canada
Angela Di Tommaso, ASL of Catanzaro, Italy
Wodzislaw Duch, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland
El-Sayed M. El-Horbaty, Ain Shams University, Egypt
Rolf Engelbrecht, Medis-Institute / GSF National Research Center, Germany
Amer Goneid, American University in Cairo, Egypt
Florin Gorunescu, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania
Marina Gorunescu, University of Craiova, Romania
Yutaka Hata, University of Hyogo - Himeji, Japan
Dragan Ivetic, University of Novi Sad , Republic of Serbia
Maria Katharaki, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Shinji Kobayashi, Ehime University Hospital, Japan
Juliusz Lech Kulikowski, Institute of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering / Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Halina Kwasnicka, Wroclaw University of Technology, Wroclaw, Poland
Eva Lee, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Frank Lievens, International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth, ISfTeH, Belgium
Gabriela Lindemann, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
Christian Lovis, University Hospitals of Geneva, Switzerland
Jie Lu, University of Technology - Sydney, Australia
George Magoulas, University of London, UK
John Mantas, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Erzsébet Merényi, Rice University , USA
Peter Millard, St. George's, University of London, Editor of Nosokinetics News, UK
Ioana Moisil, "Lucian Blaga" University of Sibiu, Romania
Efstratia Mourtou,  St. Andrew General Hospital - Patras, Greece
Mariusz Paradowski, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
V. Rajamani, Indra Ganesan, Tiruchirappalli, Tamilnadu, India
Jan Rauch, Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
Kenneth Revett, University of Westminster - London, UK
Mohamed Roushdy, Ain Shams University, Egypt
Thomas Schrader, University of Applied Sciences Brandenburg, Germany
Francesco Sicurello, University of Milan Bicocca, Italy
R. Sukanesh, Thyagarajar College of Engineering - Tamil Nadu, India
Ryszard Tadeusiewicz, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Angelo Tartaglia, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Giuseppe Tritto, World Association of Biomedical Technologies, UNESCO
E. Anna Saro Vijendran, Tamil Nadu, India
Tatjana Zrimec, University New South Wales, Australia


Tutorials are available from the hosting conference page, eTELEMED 2010.

Preliminary Program:

Preliminary program is available from the hosting conference page, eTELEMED 2010.

Manuscript Preparation:

Manuscript preparation is available from the hosting conference page, eTELEMED 2010.

Registration Form:

Registration form is available from the hosting conference page, eTELEMED 2010.


Statistics are available from the hosting conference page, eTELEMED 2010.


Photos are available from the hosting conference page, eTELEMED 2010.


Awards are available from the hosting conference page, eTELEMED 2010.


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