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Kerstin Denecke <[log in to unmask]>
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*****  CALL FOR PAPERS *****


The Second International Workshop on Web Science and Information Exchange in
the Medical Web (MedEx 2011)

co-located with the 20th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge
Management 2011 (CIKM 2011)


October 28, 2011, Glasgow, UK



* Workshop Description *

    The amount of Social Media Data dealing with medical and health issues
increased significantly in the last couple of years. Medical Social Media
Data now provides a new source of information within information gaining
contexts. Facts, experiences, opinions or information on behaviour can be
found in the Medicine 2.0 and could support a broad range of applications.
Health organizations monitor online news repositories and web pages for
relevant data on epidemiological events. Physicians learn about the
experiences of their colleagues provided through social media platforms:
such as weblogs, or forums. Moreover, patients can search for information or
experiences of others which can lead to patient empowerment. 

    This workshop is devoted to the technologies for dealing with social-
and multi media for medical information gathering and exchange. This
specific data and the processes of information gathering poses many
challenges given the increasing content on the Web and the trade off of
filtering noise at the cost of losing information which is potentially
relevant. These issues are compounded by their impact on both information
producers and consumers in the health care community.



* Topics *

The workshop theme and topics are reflecting the latest discussion in that
upcoming field and comprise the analysis of medical social media data and
multi media data, including event detection and information extraction in
this field. Even though it would be very useful, personalization techniques
are still not integrated or only implemented to a limited extent in medical
applications. Evaluation of implemented medical applications working with
Medical Web data is still a problem due to missing annotated data sets and
gold standards. This workshop is intended to encourage researchers thinking
also into this direction.

* Analysis of medical social media data

o Ways and means of analysing large-scale medical web data

o Criteria and methods to determine the quality of health content

o Multilingual issues in health-related Web content

o Processing streams of social media data

* Analysis of medical multi media data

o Classifying medical media content (e.g., TV, Radio, YouTube)

o Processing of medical media data

* Event Detection and information extraction in medical social/multi- media

o Event extraction from medical texts

o Identification of relationship between events

* Personalization in medical applications

o Personalized biosurveillance

o Personalized e-Health solutions

o User models for health care applications

* Evaluation in medical web applications

o Quality of processing of medical social/multi- media data

o Methods for improving  medical intelligence sensitivity and specificity 

o Medical intelligence false alarm mitigation



* Important Dates *

- June 30, 2011: Deadline for the submission of papers.

- July 30, 2011: Notification of acceptance/rejection.

- August 12, 2011: Workshop camera ready submission.

- October 28, 2011: Workshop Day



* Submissions *

Prospective authors are invited to submit original technical papers of no
more than 8 pages in the ACM SIG Proceedings templates format
( Paper should
be submitted electronically in PDF format. Papers will be peer-reviewed by
at least 3 members of the program committee. Selection will be based on
originality, clarity, and technical quality. Accepted papers will be
published as part of the CIKM workshop proceedings on CD, and online in ACM
digital library. Prospective authors are expected to present their papers at
the workshop. Selected papers of the workshop will be published in a special
issue of a journal.

Submission is now open at EasyChair:


* Organizing Committee *

Kerstin Denecke (L3S Research Center, Germany)



* Programme Committee *

see the Website:


* Contact *

Kerstin Denecke, Peter Dolog

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