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Proceedings of the 26th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (2007)
Maribor, Slovenia
June 20, 2007 to June 22, 2007
ISSN: 1063-7125
ISBN: 0-7695-2905-4
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface (PDF)

pp. xvii
Introduction

Preface (PDF)

pp. xvii
Invited Speaker

Rotation Forest and Random Oracles: Two Classifier Ensemble Methods (PDF)

Juan J. Rodriguez , Member, IEEE; University of Valladolid, Spain
pp. 3
GS1: Software Systems in Medicine

A Medical Case-Based Reasoning Component for the Rare Metabolic Diseases Database Ramedis (Abstract)

Thoralf Topel , Bielefeld University, Germany
Ralf Hofestadt , Bielefeld University, Germany
Jens Neumann , Bielefeld University, Germany
pp. 7-11

CiteXtract: Extracting Citation Data from Biomedical Literature (Abstract)

Weimin Zhu , European Bioinformatics Institute, United Kingdom
Sharmila Pillai , European Bioinformatics Institute, United Kingdom
Nikolay Nikolov , European Bioinformatics Institute, United Kingdom
Peter Stoehr , European Bioinformatics Institute, United Kingdom
Mark Rijnbeek , European Bioinformatics Institute, United Kingdom
pp. 12-14

Diagnostic Games, a Tool for Clinical Experience Formalization in Interactive "Physician--IT-specialist" Framework (Abstract)

Eva I. Kasparova , Vanderbilt University, USA
Michael A. Shifrin , N.N. Burdenko Neurosurgical Institute, Russia
Olga B. Belousova , N.N. Burdenko Neurosurgical Institute, Russia
pp. 15-20

Determining Readmission Time Window Using Mixture of Generalised Erlang Distribution (Abstract)

Thierry Chaussalet , University of Westminster, UK
Haifeng Xie , University of Westminster, UK
Eren Demir , University of Westminster, UK
pp. 21-26

A Gesture Interface for Radiological Workstations (Abstract)

Brian S. Tani , Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Rafael S. Maia , Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Aldo von Wangenheim , Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
pp. 27-32

Open Source Software in Health Care and Open Three Example (Abstract)

Dejan Dinevski , University of Maribor, Slovenia
Ivan Krajnc , University of Maribor, Slovenia
Paolo Inchingolo , University of Trieste, Italy
Peter Kokol , University of Maribor, Slovenia
pp. 33-40
GS2: Computer Aided Diagnosis

A System for Computer Aided Detection of Diseases Patterns in High Resolution CT Images of the Lungs (Abstract)

S. Busayarat , University of New South Wales, Australia
T. Zrimec , University of New South Wales, Australia
pp. 41-46

SuGAR: A Framework to Support Mammogram Diagnosis (Abstract)

Marcela X. Ribeiro , University of Sao Paulo at Sao Carlos, Brazil
Caetano Traina Jr. , University of Sao Paulo at Sao Carlos, Brazil
Andre G.R. Balan , University of Sao Paulo at Sao Carlos, Brazil
Paulo M.A. Marques , University of Sao Paulo at Ribeirao Preto, Brazil
Agma J.M. Traina , University of Sao Paulo at Sao Carlos, Brazil
pp. 47-52

Computational Techniques for Accompaniment and Measuring of Otology Pathologies (Abstract)

A.v. Wangenheim , Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
S.S. Costa , Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
E. Comunello , Universidade do Vale do Itajai, Brazil
D.D. Abdala , Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
V. Heck Junior , Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
C.C. Dornelles , Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
pp. 53-58

Diagnosis of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome from Thermal Images Using Artificial Neural Networks (Abstract)

B. Jesensek Papez , Maribor General Hospital, Slovenia
M. Palfy , Maribor General Hospital, Slovenia
pp. 59-64

Multiple Sclerosis Diagnoses--Case-Base Reasoning Approach (Abstract)

M. Ivanovic , University of Novi Sad, Serbia
M. Semnic , Institute of Neurology, Medical School, Serbia
V. Kurbalija , University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Z. Budimac , University of Novi Sad, Serbia
pp. 65-72
GS3: Knowledge Based Systems

Recognize a Special Structure in Palmprint for Palm Medicine (Abstract)

Jing Liao , Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Henggui Zhang , University of Manchester, UK
Xiangqian Wu , Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Kuanquan Wang , Harbin Institute of Technology, China
pp. 73-78

Web-Based Decision Support in Selecting Patients with Parkinson's Disease for Deep Brain Stimulation (Abstract)

Michaela Pinter , Neurological Rehabilitation Center Rosenhugel, Austria
Andrea Rappelsberger , Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Yoichi Hayashi , Meiji University, Japan
Marcus Vitek , Medical University of Vienna, Austria; Neurological Rehabilitation Center Rosenhugel, Austria
Klaus-Peter Adlassnig , Medical University of Vienna, Austria; Medexter Healthcare GmbH, Austria
pp. 79-84

Computerized Contingency Management for Motivating Behavior Change: Automated Tracking and Dynamic Reward Reinforcement Management (Abstract)

Mustapha Mezghanni , Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, USA
Kenzie L. Preston , National Instistute on Drug Abuse, USA
David H. Epstein , National Instistute on Drug Abuse, USA
Massoud Vahabzadeh , National Instistute on Drug Abuse, USA
John Schmittner , National Instistute on Drug Abuse, USA
Jia-Ling Lin , National Instistute on Drug Abuse, USA
pp. 85-90

A Bayesian Network Hybrid Model for Representing Accident and Emergency Waiting Times (Abstract)

Louise Burns , Queen's University of Belfast, UK
Adele H. Marshall , Queen's University of Belfast, UK
pp. 91-96

Supporting Collaboration of Medical Informatics Researchers and Teams (Abstract)

Luka Pavlic , University of Maribor, Slovenia
Vili Podgorelec , University of Maribor, Slovenia
pp. 97-102

Analyzing Requirements for a Large Scale System for Cancer Research (Abstract)

Vito Perrone , University College London, UK
Anthony Finkelstein , University College London, UK
pp. 103-108

Intelligent Data Analysis of Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (Abstract)

Stefek Grmec , Centre for Emergency Medicine Maribor, Slovenia
Mateja Verlic , University of Maribor, Slovenia
Miljenko Krizmaric , University of Maribor, Slovenia
Peter Kokol , University of Maribor, Slovenia
pp. 109-114

Symbol-Based Machine Learning Approach for Supervised Segmentation of Follicular Lymphoma Images (Abstract)

Milan Zorman , University of Maribor, Slovenia
Jose Luis Sanchez de la Rosa , Universidad de La Laguna, Spain
Jose Francisco Sigut , Universidad de La Laguna, Spain
Silvia Alayon , Universidad de La Laguna, Spain
Mitja Lenic , University of Maribor, Slovenia
Peter Kokol , University of Maribor, Slovenia
pp. 115-120

The Bayesian Decision Tree Technique Using an Adaptive Sampling Scheme (Abstract)

Carsten Maple , University of Bedfordshire, UK
Wojtek Krzanowski , University of Exeter, UK
Vitaly Schetinin , University of Bedfordshire, UK
pp. 121-126

Managing Diagnostic Process Data Using Semantic Web (Abstract)

Vili Podgorelec , University of Maribor, Slovenia
Luka Pavlic , University of Maribor, Slovenia
pp. 127-134
GS4: Signal and Image Processing in Medicine

A Time-Frequency Based Method for the Detection of Epileptic Seizures in EEG Recordings (Abstract)

Alexandros T. Tzallas , IEEE Student Member; University of Ioannina, Greece
Dimitrios I. Fotiadis , IEEE Senior Member; University of Ioannina, Greece
Markos G. Tsipouras , IEEE Student Member; University of Ioannina, Greece
pp. 135-140

Detection of Microcalcifications in Mammographies Based on Linear Pixel Prediction and Support-Vector Machines (Abstract)

F. Martinez-Alvarez , Univ. Sevilla, Spain
A. Troncoso , Univ. Pablo Olavide, Spain
J.C. Riquelme , Univ. Sevilla, Spain
J.S. Aguilar-Ruiz , Univ. Pablo Olavide, Spain
pp. 141-146

Improving Performance and Quality in Content-Based Medical Image Retrieval (Abstract)

Eros Comunello , Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Daniel D. Abdala , Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Antonio da Luz Jr. , Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Aldo v. Wangenheim , Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
pp. 147-152

Multifaceted Hyperimage-Based Organization and Interaction with Bio-Medical Images (Abstract)

Pierre-Yves Corlobe , San Francisco State University, USA
Rahul Singh , San Francisco State University, USA
pp. 153-158

Pit Pattern Classification of Zoom-Endoscopical Colon Images Using DCT and FFT (Abstract)

Hannes Payer , Salzburg University
Alfred Gangl , Vienna Medical University
Andreas Uhl , Salzburg University
Friedrich Wrba , Vienna Medical University
Robert Resch , Salzburg University
Andreas Vecsei , St. Anna Children's Hospital
Leonhard Brunauer , Salzburg University
Michael Hafner , Vienna Medical University
pp. 159-164

Problem Solving Environment for Medical Image Analysis (Abstract)

Charl P. Botha , Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Jeroen G. Snel , University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Ketan C. Maheshwari , University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Silvia D. Olabarriaga , University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Johan Alkemade , University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Adam Belloum , University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
pp. 165-170

HEAD: The Human Encephalon Automatic Delimiter (Abstract)

Paulo M.A. Marques , University of Sao Paulo at Ribeirao Preto, Brazil
Agma J.M. Traina , University of Sao Paulo at Sao Carlos, Brazil
Marcela X. Ribeiro , University of Sao Paulo at Sao Carlos, Brazil
Andre G.R. Balan , University of Sao Paulo at Sao Carlos, Brazil
Caetano Traina-Jr. , University of Sao Paulo at Sao Carlos, Brazil
pp. 171-176

A Fast Vessel Centerline Extraction Algorithm for Catheter Simulation (Abstract)

Stefan Gro?kopf , Siemens Medical Solutions, Germany
Zvonimir Mostarkic , University of Marburg, Germany; Siemens Medical Solutions, Germany
Jan Egger , University of Marburg, Germany; Siemens Medical Solutions, Germany
Bernd Freisleben , University of Marburg, Germany
pp. 177-182

Automated IVUS Contour Detection Using Intesity Features and Radial Basis Function Approximation (Abstract)

George D. Giannoglou , AHEPA University Hospital Aristotle University Medical School, Greece
Vasileios Mezaris , Informatics and Telematics Institute, Greece
Ioannis Kompatsiaris , Informatics and Telematics Institute, Greece
Yiannis S. Chatzizisis , AHEPA University Hospital Aristotle University Medical School, Greece
Maria Papadogiorgaki , Informatics and Telematics Institute, Greece
pp. 183-188

Computational Characterization of Thyroid Tissue in the Radon Domain (Abstract)

M.A. Savelonas , University of Athens, Greece
N. Dimitropoulos , Euromedica Medical Center, Greece
D.K. Iakovidis , University of Athens, Greece
D. Maroulis , University of Athens, Greece
pp. 189-192

SAPhyRA: Stream Analysis for Physiological Risk Assessment (Abstract)

Elena Baralis , Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Tania Cerquitelli , Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Daniele Apiletti , Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Giulia Bruno , Politecnico di Torino, Italy
pp. 193-198

Detection of Bronchopulmonary Segments on High-Resolution CT--Preliminary Results (Abstract)

Tatjana Zrimec , University of New South Wale, Australia
Sata Busayarat , University of New South Wale, Australia
pp. 199-204

Segmentation of Ovarian Ultrasound Images Using Single Template Cellular Neural Networks Trained with Support Vector Machines (Abstract)

Boris Cigale , University of Maribor, Slovenia
Mitja Lenic , University of Maribor, Slovenia
Damjan Zazula , University of Maribor, Slovenia
pp. 205-212
GS5: Bioinformatics

From Local Laboratory Data to Public Domain Database in Search of Indirect Association of Diseases: AJAX Based Gene Data Search Engine (Abstract)

Nawaz Khan , Middlesex University, UK
Tony Stockman , University of London, UK
Shahedur Rahman , Middlesex University, UK
Ham Long , Middlesex University, UK
pp. 213-218

Early Experiences in the Staining Pattern Classification of HEp-2 Slides (Abstract)

Paolo Soda , Universita Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, Italy
pp. 219-224

Ontology Based Clustering for Improving Genomic IR (Abstract)

Jian Wen , National University of Defence Technology, China
Xiaohua Hu , Drexel University, USA
Zhoujun Li , Beihang University, China
pp. 225-230

A Conceptual Data Model Language for the Molecular Biology Domain (Abstract)

Philippe Picouet , ENST Bretagne, France
Fabio Porto , EPFL, Switzerland
Sergio Lifschitz , PUC-Rio, Brazil
pp. 231-236

Influence of Dictionary Size on the Lossless Compression of Microarray Images (Abstract)

Rahul Singh , San Francisco State University, USA
Robert Bierman , San Francisco State University, USA
pp. 237-242

Effectiveness of Rotation Forest in Meta-learning Based Gene Expression Classification (Abstract)

Peter Kokol , University of Maribor, Slovenia
Gregor Stiglic , University of Maribor, Slovenia
pp. 243-250
GS6: Medical Image Segmentation

Region Based Segmentation and Classification of Multispectral Chromosome Images (Abstract)

Petros S. Karvelis , Student member, IEEE; University of Ioannina, Greece
Ioannis Georgiou , Medical School, Greece
Dimitrios I. Fotiadis , Senior member, IEEE; University of Ioannina, Greece
Alexandros Tzallas , Student member, IEEE; University of Ioannina, Greece
pp. 251-256

Segmentation and Tracking of the Left Ventricle in 3D MRI Sequences Using an Active Surface Model (Abstract)

Julien Mille , Universite Francois Rabelais de Tours, France
Pascal Makris , Universite Francois Rabelais de Tours, France
Hubert Cardot , Universite Francois Rabelais de Tours, France
Romuald Bone , Universite Francois Rabelais de Tours, France
pp. 257-262

A System for the Determination of Image Density and Morphometry Developed for the Analysis of Malignant Nuclei (Abstract)

Olimpio M. Capeli , University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Yuriko Ito Sakai , Adolfo Lutz Institute, Brazil
Sadao Isotani , University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Antonio R.P.L. de Albuquerque , Paulista University
Nilson Brasil Fo , University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
pp. 263-268

Comparison of 3D Segmentation Algorithms for Medical Imaging (Abstract)

Adil Alpkocak , Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey
Hakan Bulu , Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey
pp. 269-274

A Reduced Complexity Estimation Algorithm for Ultrasound Images De-Blurring (Abstract)

Alessandro Palladini , University of Bologna, Italy
Nicolo Speciale , University of Bologna, Italy
Luca De Marchi , University of Bologna, Italy
Nicola Testoni , University of Bologna, Italy
pp. 275-280

Exploiting the Self-Organizing Map for Medical Image Segmentation (Abstract)

Ping-Lin Chang , National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Wei-Guang Teng , National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
pp. 281-288
GS7: Medical Databases and Information Systems

MYHEALTH: Personal Management of Health Information (Abstract)

Sabah S. Al-Fedaghi , Kuwait University, Kuwait
Ali M. NourEddine , Kuwait University, Kuwait
pp. 289-294

Participant: A New Concept for Optimally Assisting the Elder People (Abstract)

Ning Gui , University of Antwerp, Belgium
Vincenzo De Florio , University of Antwerp, Belgium
Chris Blondia , University of Antwerp, Belgium
Hong Sun , University of Antwerp, Belgium
pp. 295-300

Evaluation of Usability and Assessment Capabilities of an e-Learning System for Nursing Radiation Protection (Abstract)

Nikolaos Papachristou , University of Patras, Greece
Ioannis Hatzilygeroudis , University of Patras, Greece
Constantinos Koutsojannis , Higher Technological Educational Institute of Patras, Greece
pp. 301-306

Use of Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) in Medical Education (Abstract)

Khin Than Win , University of Wollongong, Australia
John Fulcher , University of Wollongong, Australia
Rattiporn Luanrattana , University of Wollongong, Australia
pp. 307-312

Understanding User's Role in Computer-Based Information Systems--Lessons Learned from Dealing with Mislabelling in Blood Production Process (Abstract)

G. Junghans , University Hospital Giessen, Germany
K. Marquardt , University Hospital Giessen, Germany
G. Bein , University Hospital Giessen, Germany
J. Misterek , University Hospital Giessen, Germany
D. Qiu , University Hospital Giessen, Germany
pp. 313-318

Enabling the European Patient Summary through Triplespaces (Abstract)

Elena Simperl , Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany
Dario Cerizza , Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Lyndon J.B. Nixon , Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany
Emanuele Della Valle , Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Reto Krummenacher , University of Innsbruck (DERI), Austria
pp. 319-324

The TraPa System: A Web-Based System to Improve Cross-Border Patient Transfers (Abstract)

Stathis Th. Konstantinidis , Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Slobodan Marolov , Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Panagiotis D. Bamidis , Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Costas Pappas , Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
pp. 325-330

An EHR-Based Multi-Site Recruiting System for Clinical Trials (Abstract)

Michelle Leff , National Institute on Drug Abuse, USA
Massoud Vahabzadeh , National Institute on Drug Abuse, USA
Carlo Contoreggi , National Institute on Drug Abuse, USA
Jia-Ling Lin , National Institute on Drug Abuse, USA
Mustapha Mezghanni , Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, USA
pp. 331-336

Radio Frequency Identification Applications in Smart Hospitals (Abstract)

Huzaifa Al Nahas , University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
Jitender S. Deogun , University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
pp. 337-342

Two Models Used as a Basis for Development of Electronic Data Collection Software to Support Clinical Trials (Abstract)

Ivan Pavlovic , Institute for Project Management and Information Technology IPMIT d.o.o., Slovenia
Ivan Lazarevic , OMNICOM d.o.o., Serbia
pp. 343-348

Teaching IT in Health Care and Nursing Program--Experiences (Abstract)

Bostjan Brumen , University of Maribor, Slovenia
Peter Kokol , University of Maribor, Slovenia
Marjan Druzovec , University of Maribor, Slovenia
Aida Kamisalic , University of Maribor, Slovenia
Ana Habjanic , University of Maribor, Slovenia
Tatjana Welzer , University of Maribor, Slovenia
pp. 349-356
ST1: Affective Computing

Towards an Emotion Specification Method: Representing Emotional Physiological Signals (Abstract)

Andrej Luneski , Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Panagiotis D. Bamidis , Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
pp. 363-370
ST2: Bioinformatics and its Medical Applications

Feature Extraction for DNA Microarray Data (Abstract)

Yihui Liu , Shandong Institute of Light Industry, China
pp. 371-376

Analysis of Knee-Joint Vibroarthrographic Signals Using Statistical Measures (Abstract)

Rangaraj M. Rangayyan , University of Calgary, Canada
Yunfeng Wu , Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
pp. 377-382

Inferring Gene Regulatory Networks from Microarray Time Series Data Using Transfer Entropy (Abstract)

Doheon Lee , Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
Taewoo Ryu , Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
Kwang H. Lee , Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
Thai Quang Tung , Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
pp. 383-388

An Unsupervised and Fully-Automated Image Analysis Method for cDNA Microarrays (Abstract)

E. Zacharia , University of Athens, Greece
D. Maroulis , University of Athens, Greece
pp. 389-396
ST3: Computational Proteomics: Management and Analysis of Proteomics Data

MS2DB: A Mass-Based Hashing Algorithm for the Identification of Disulfide Linkage Patterns in Protein Utilizing Mass Spectrometric Data (Abstract)

Timothy Lee , San Francisco State University, USA
Bruce Macher , San Francisco State University, USA
Rahul Singh , San Francisco State University, USA
Ten-Yang Yen , San Francisco State University, USA
pp. 397-402

Statistical Classification and Visualization of MALDI-Imaging Data (Abstract)

Frank-Michael Schleif , University Leipzig, Germany
Marc Gerhard , Bruker Daltonik GmbH, Germany
Soren-Oliver Deininger , Bruker Daltonik GmbH, Germany
pp. 403-405

SWISS-TANDEM: A Web-Based Workspace for MS/MS Protein Identification on PC Grids (Abstract)

Dominique Zosso , Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics and Biozentrum University of Basel, Switzerland
Torsten Schwede , Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics and Biozentrum University of Basel, Switzerland
Konstantin Arnold , Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics and Biozentrum University of Basel, Switzerland
Michael Podvinec , Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics and Biozentrum University of Basel, Switzerland
pp. 406-411

A Time Series Based Approach for Classifying Mass Spectrometry Data (Abstract)

F. Gullo , Universita della Calabria, Italy
P. Veltri , Universita di Catanzaro, Italy
G. Ponti , Universita della Calabria, Italy
G. Tradigo , Universita di Catanzaro, Italy
A. Tagarelli , Universita della Calabria, Italy
pp. 412-420
ST4: Data Mining

Text Categorization for Multi-label Documents and Many Categories (Abstract)

I. Sandu Popa , PRiSM Laboratory, France
E. Metais , CEDRIC Laboratory, France
K. Zeitouni , PRiSM Laboratory, France
D. Nakache , CEDRIC Laboratory, France
G. Gardarin , PRiSM Laboratory, France
pp. 421-426

Statistical Comparison of Machine Learning Techniques for Treatment Optimisation of Drug-Resistant HIV-1 (Abstract)

Maurizio Zazzi , University of Siena, Italy
Giovanni Ulivi , University of Roma TRE, Italy
Mattia CF Prosperi , University of Roma TRE, Italy
pp. 427-432

A Large Scale Data Mining Approach to Antibiotic Resistance Surveillance (Abstract)

Joseph Papaparaskevas , University of Athens, Greece
Vasileios P. Kemerlis , Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
Eugenia G. Giannopoulou , University of Peloponnese, Greece; Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
Michalis Polemis , National School of Public Health, Athens
Alkiviadis C. Vatopoulos , National School of Public Health, Athens
Michalis Vazirgiannis , Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
pp. 439-444

Intelligent Data Analysis for Diagnostics of Alcohol Dependency (Abstract)

Matej Kravos , Psychiatric Hospital Ormoz, Slovenia
Peter Kokol , University of Maribor, Slovenia
Petra Povalej , University of Maribor, Slovenia
pp. 445-450

Improving Clinical Path Management Strategies by Constructive Induction (Abstract)

Matej Mertik , University of Maribor, Slovenia
Bojan Zalar , Psihiatricna klinika Ljubljana
Milan Zorman , University of Maribor, Slovenia
pp. 451-458
ST5: Grids for Biomedicine and Bioinformatics

Switched Lightpaths for e-Health Applications: Issues and Challenges (Abstract)

Andrew Simpson , Oxford University Computing Laboratory, United Kingdom
Sharon Lloyd , Oxford University Computing Laboratory, United Kingdom
Lee Momtahan , Oxford University Computing Laboratory, United Kingdom
pp. 459-464

HIV-1 Coreceptor Usage Prediction via Indexed Local Kernel Smoothing Methods and Grid-Based Multiple Statistical Validation (Abstract)

Iuri Fanti , University of Roma TRE, Italy
Giovanni Ulivi , University of Roma TRE, Italy
Mattia CF Prosperi , University of Roma TRE, Italy
Alessandro Micarelli , University of Roma TRE, Italy
pp. 465-470

Intensive Care Window: A Multi-Modal Monitoring Tool for Intensive Care Research and Practice (Abstract)

Marios Papa , University of Cyprus, Cyprus
George Panayi , Nicosia General Hospital, Cyprus
Marios D. Dikaiakos , University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Harald Gjermundrod , University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Demetrios Zeinalipour-Yazti , University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Theodoros Kyprianou , Nicosia General Hospital, Cyprus
pp. 471-476

An Application Platform Enabling High Performance Grid Processing of Microarray Experiments (Abstract)

Ilias Maglogiannis , University of the Aegean, Greece
John Soldatos , Athens Information Technology, Greece
Vasileios Mylonakis , Athens Information Technology, Greece
Aristotelis Chatzioannou , University of the Aegean, Greece
Yiannis Kanaris , University of the Aegean, Greece
pp. 477-482

A Grid-Ready Clinical Database for Parkinson's Disease Research and Diagnosis (Abstract)

Kazunori Nozaki , Osaka University, Japan
Haruki Nakamura , Osaka University, Japan
Susumu Date , Osaka University, Japan
Saburo Sakoda , Osaka University, Japan
Takahito Tashiro , Osaka University, Japan
Shinji Shimojo , Osaka University, Japan
pp. 483-488

Biological Experiments on the Grid: A Novel Workflow Management Platform (Abstract)

R. Lombardo , ISTI-CNR, Italy
F. Silvestri , ISTI-CNR, Italy
D. Laforenza , ISTI-CNR, Italy
M. Scarpellini , ISTI-CNR, Italy
P. Faccioli , Istituto Sperimentale Cerealicoltura (ISC), Italy
M. Serrano , ISTI-CNR, Italy
pp. 489-494

GReIC Data Storage: A Lightweight Disk Storage Management Solution for Bioinformatics "in silico" Experiments (Abstract)

Maria Mirto , Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change, Italy
Massimo Cafaro , University of Salento, Italy; Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change, Italy
Giovanni Aloisio , University of Salento, Italy; Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change, Italy
Sandro Fiore , University of Salento, Italy; Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change, Italy
pp. 495-502
ST6: Healthcare Knowlege Management

Retrospective Analysis of the Electronic Health Record of Patients Enrolled in a Computerized Glucose Management Protocol (Abstract)

Vojtech Huser , Intermountain Healthcare, USA; University of Utah, USA
Roberto A. Rocha , University of Utah, USA
pp. 503-508

Embedding the Evidence Information in Guideline Representation Languages (Abstract)

Silvia Miksch , Vienna University of Technology, Austria; Danube University Krems, Austria
Patrick Martini , Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Katharina Kaiser , Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Alime Ozturk , Vienna University of Technology, Austria
pp. 512-517

Semantic Clinical Process Management (Abstract)

Marco Manna , University of Calabria, Italy
Massimo Ruffolo , University of Calabria, Italy
Vittoria Cozza , University of Calabria, Italy
Raffaello Ursino , University of Calabria, Italy
pp. 518-523

Process-Oriented Knowledge Support in a Clinical Research Setting (Abstract)

Sascha Muller , University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Stefan Jablonski , University of Bayreuth, Germany
pp. 524-529

Merging Healthcare Ontologies: Inconsistency Tolerance and Implementation Issues (Abstract)

Wendy MacCaull , St. Francis Xavier University, Canada
Fahim T. Imam , St. Francis Xavier University, Canada
Margaret Ann Kennedy , St. Francis Xavier University, Canada
pp. 530-535

Understanding Individual Experiences of Chronic Illness with Semantic Space Models of Electronic Discussions (Abstract)

Jim Warren , University of Auckland, New Zealand
Debbie Kralik , Royal District Nursing Service, Australia
Peter Bruza , Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Guocai Chen , University of Auckland, New Zealand
Robert McArthur , CSIRO, Australia
Kay Price , University of South Australia, Australia
pp. 548-553

Medical Knowledge Morphing via a Semantic Web Framework (Abstract)

Sajjad Hussain , Dalhousie University, Canada
Syed Sibte Raza Abidi , Dalhousie University, Canada
pp. 554-562
ST7: Machine Learning and Management of Health-Care Procedural Knowledge

The SDA Model: A Set Theory Approach (Abstract)

David Riano , Rovira i Virgili University, Spain
pp. 563-568

Increasing Acceptability of Decision Trees with Domain Attributes Partial Orders (Abstract)

Joan Albert Lopez-Vallverdu , Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Antoni Collado , Grup Sagessa
David Riano , Universitat Rovira i Virgili
pp. 569-574

Automatic Generation of Formal Intervention Plans Based on the SDA Representation Model (Abstract)

Francis Real , Universitat Rovira i Virgili
David Riano , Universitat Rovira i Virgili
John Bohada , Universitat Rovira i Virgili
pp. 575-580

Temporal Constraints Approximation from Data about Medical Procedures (Abstract)

Francis Real , Rovira i Virgili University, Spain
Aida Kamisalic , University of Maribor, Slovenia; Rovira i Virgili University, Spain
David Riano , Rovira i Virgili University, Spain
Tatjana Welzer , University of Maribor, Spain
pp. 581-588
ST8: Ontologies for Biomedical Systems

Multi-level Conceptual Modeling for Biomedical Data and Ontologies Integration (Abstract)

Jack Fu , University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Ramez Elmasri , University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Feng Ji , University of Texas at Arlington, USA
pp. 589-594

Visual Modeling of Ontology Views for e-Sciences Using XSemantic Nets (Abstract)

R. Rajugan , Curtin University of Technology, Australia
Tharam S. Dillon , Curtin University of Technology, Australia
Elizabeth Chang , Curtin University of Technology, Australia
pp. 601-606

Protein Ontology Project in 2007: Looking Backward and Forward (Abstract)

Tharam S. Dillon , Fellow, IEEE; Curtin University of Technology, Australia
Amandeep S. Sidhu , Member, IEEE; Curtin University of Technology, Australia
Elizabeth Chang , Member, IEEE; Curtin University of Technology, Australia
pp. 607-611

Auto-Extraction, Representation and Integration of a Diabetes Ontology Using Bayesian Networks (Abstract)

Ken McGarry , University of Sunderland, UK
Sheila Garfield , University of Sunderland, UK
Stefan Wermter , University of Sunderland, UK
pp. 612-617

Conceptual Graphs Based Information Retrieval in HealthAgents (Abstract)

Francesc Estanyol , MICROART, Spain
Paul Lewis , University of Southampton, UK
Roman Roset , MICROART, Spain
David Dupplaw , University of Southampton, UK
Juan Miguel Garcia-Gomez , Instituto de Aplicaciones de las TIC Avanzadas, Spain
Javier Vicente , Instituto de Aplicaciones de las TIC Avanzadas, Spain
Mariola Mier , MICROART, Spain
Xavier Rafael , MICROART, Spain
Bo Hu , University of Southampton, UK
Carlos Saez , Instituto de Aplicaciones de las TIC Avanzadas, Spain
Margarida Julia-Sape , Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
Alex Gibb , University of Birmingham, UK
Madalina Croitoru , University of Southampton, UK
Srinandan Dasmahapatra , University of Southampton, UK
pp. 618-623

Managing Conceptual Revisions in a Temporal Fungal Taxonomy (Abstract)

Arash Shaban-Nejad , Concordia University, Canada
Volker Haarslev , Concordia University, Canada
pp. 624-632
ST9: Technology Enhanced Learning in Medical Education

Lessons Learned from Caisis: An Open Source, Web-Based System for Integrating Clinical Practice and Research (Abstract)

Brandon Smith , Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Kevin Regan , Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Frank Sculli , Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Paul Fearn , Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Jason Fajardo , Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Paul Alli , Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
pp. 633-638

Knowledge Acquisition through Computer-Based Training: Histology of the Skin in Basic Medical Education (Abstract)

Josef Smolle , Medical University of Graz, Austria
Gilbert Reibnegger , Medical University of Graz, Austria
pp. 639-644

A Web-Based Authoring System Supporting Metadata (Abstract)

Chia-Ssu Yu , National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
Ling-ying Chou , NKUAS, Taiwan
Eric Jui-Lin Lu , National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
Gwoboa Horng , National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
pp. 645-650

A Customized Open Source Content Management System to Support Collaborative Distance Learning: The J@LON Platform (Abstract)

Christophe Bordonado , Universite Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France
Michel Joubert , Universite de la Mediterrannee, France
Jean-Charles Dufour , Universite de la Mediterrannee, France
Jerome Alet , Universite Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France
Marius Fieschi , Universite de la Mediterrannee, France
Pascal Staccini , Universite Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France
pp. 651-656

Vicarious Learning and (Virtual) Case-Based Teaching in Health Science Education (Abstract)

Richard Cox , University of Sussex, UK
Jianxiong Pang , University of Sussex, UK
pp. 657-662

Online Medical CBT Usage (Abstract)

P.M. Bloemendaal , Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands
A.J.M. de Man , Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands
S. Eggermont , Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands
pp. 663-668

An Ontology-Based Approach to Constructing Medical Computational Problems for Use in Electronic Medical Education (Abstract)

Charalampos Bratsas , Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Panagiotis D. Bamidis , Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Nicos Maglaveras , Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Evangelos Kaimakamis , Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Vassilis Koutkias , Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
pp. 669-674

IMPROHEALTH II: Web Based Virtual Quality Center for Vocational Education and Training in Health Informatics (Abstract)

Maro Vlachopoulou , University of Macedonia, Greece
Vicky Manthou , University of Macedonia, Greece
Spyros Kitsiou , University of Macedonia, Greece
pp. 675-680

Pen Based Graphical Annotation in Medical Education (Abstract)

Dorian Gorgan , Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Teodor Stefanut , Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Bogdan Gavrea , Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
pp. 681-686

Evaluation of an E-learning Course in Biomedical Technology Management (Abstract)

N. Pallikarakis , University of Patras, Greece
P. Malataras , Institute of Biomedical Technology, Greece
pp. 687-692

A Proposed Framework for Accreditation of Online Continuing Medical Education (Abstract)

Stathis Th. Konstantinidis , Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Maria M. Nikolaidou , Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Panagiotis D. Bamidis , Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Costas Pappas , Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
pp. 693-700
ST10: Intelligent Patient Management

Generalized Net Model for Outpatient Care in Bulgaria (Abstract)

Christos Vasilakis , University of Westminster, UK
Desislava Peneva , Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Violeta Tasseva , Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Krassimir Atanassov , Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Elia El-Darzi , University of Westminster, UK
Panagiotis Chountas , University of Westminster, UK
pp. 701-706

A Test-Data Management Function for Chronic Condition Patients (Abstract)

Shuichi Toyoda , Jobu University, Japan
Noboru Niki , University of Tokushima, Japan
Hiromu Nishitani , University of Tokushima, Japan
pp. 707-712

Using Markov Models to Find Interesting Patient Pathways (Abstract)

Brian Meenan , University of Ulster, Northern Ireland
Lalit Garg , University of Ulster, Northern Ireland
Peter Millard , University of Westminster, UK
Sally McClean , University of Ulster, Northern Ireland
pp. 713-718

A Semi-open Queueing Network Approach to the Analysis of Patient Flow in Healthcare Systems (Abstract)

Theirry Chaussalet , University of Westminster, UK
Haifeng Xie , University of Westminster, UK
Mike Rees , University of Westminster, UK
pp. 719-724

Patients Flow: A Mixed-Effects Modelling Approach to Predicting Discharge Probabilities (Abstract)

Peter Millard , University of Westminster, UK
Shola Adeyemi , University of Westminster, UK
Thierry Chaussalet , University of Westminster, UK
Haifeng Xie , University of Westminster, UK
pp. 725-730
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