In virtually every country, the cost of healthcare is increasing more rapidly than the willingness and the ability to pay for it. At the same time, more and more data is being captured around healthcare processes in the form of Electronic Health Records (EHR), health insurance claims, medical imaging databases, disease registries, spontaneous reporting sites, and clinical trials. As a result, data mining has become critical to the healthcare world. On the one hand, EHR offers the data that gets data miners excited, however on the other hand, is accompanied with challenges such 1) the unavailability of large sources of data to academic researchers, and 2) limited access to data-mining experts. Healthcare entities are reluctant to release their internal data to academic researchers and in most cases there is limited interaction between industry practitioners and academic researchers working on related problems.
The objectives of this workshop are:
1. Bring together researchers (from both academia and industry) as well as practitioners to present their latest problems and ideas.
2. Attract healthcare providers who have access to interesting sources of data and problems but lack the expertise in data mining to use the data effectively.
3. Enhance interactions between data mining, text mining and visual analytics communities working on problems from medicine and healthcare.
SDM is a unique venue for this workshop as leading researchers and practitioners from academia and industry will be able to participate. A workshop where healthcare professionals can have an audience, present and discuss their problems, views and ideas on the field as well as pose research challenges will attract them to SDM. The organizers of this proposed workshop have continuous and in-depth contact with people working on healthcare applications of data mining and healthcare professionals in the US and Europe which will attract a broad and varied set of participants. We believe that this workshop will serve as a bridge between the traditional SDM community and healthcare professionals - two groups of participants that have a lot to learn from and share with each other.
Topic areas for the workshop include (but are not limited to) the following:
Nitesh Chawla, University of Notre Dame
Gregor Stiglic, University of Maribor
Fei Wang, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Ping Zhang, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Xiang Wang, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
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Paper Submission: December 22, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: January 15, 2014
Camera Ready Paper Due: January 23, 2014
Workshop: April 26, 2014
All submissions must be made electronically at https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sdmdmmh2014.
Papers submitted to this workshop must not have been accepted or be under review by another conference with a published proceedings or by a journal. The work may be either theoretical or applied.
The workshop accepts short (4-6 pages) and long papers (up to 9 pages) with US Letter (8.5" x 11") paper size (single-spaced, 2 column, 10 point font, and at least 1" margin on each side). Papers must have an abstract with a maximum of 300 words and a keyword list with no more than 6 keywords.
We would like to encourage you to prepare your paper in LaTeX2e. Papers should be formatted using the SIAM SODA macro, which is available through the SIAM website. You can access it at http://www.siam.org/proceedings/macros.php. The filename is soda2e.all. Make sure you use the macros for SODA and Data Mining Proceedings; papers prepared using other proceedings macros will not be accepted.
For Microsoft Word users, please convert your document to the PDF format. Since there is no Microsoft Word Template, please visit http://www.siam.org/proceedings/ to view the format of previous papers.
All submissions should clearly present the author information including the names of the authors, the affiliations and the emails.
First Workshop on Data Mining for Medicine and Healthcare was organized at KDD 2011 conference in San Diego, CA. The workshop was implemented as a full-day workshop with 2 invited speakers, 6 full papers and 4 short papers.
Keynote lectures and the panel are available at http://videolectures.net/datamining2011_san_diego/.
Information on the Second Workshop on Data Mining for Medicine and Healthcare can be found at DMMH-SDM 2013 website.
Information about SDM-DMMH 2014 is also available at KDnuggets.