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Francesco Calimeri <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 29 Aug 2023 13:04:44 -0400
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Second AIxIA Workshop on Artificial Intelligence For Healthcare
HC@AIxIA 2023
November 6 - 9, 2023, Rome, Italy
CO-LOCATED with the 22nd International Conference of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence (AIxIA 2023)

= Background = 
In the latest years we have been witnessing the ubiquitous application of Artificial Intelligence in real-world domains; in particular, AI-based solutions significantly changed the game in the field of medicine and healthcare in several respects (research, management, clinical practice). Indeed, applications of AI in the healthcare domain became a major research topics, that attracts cross-disciplinary research groups.
Medicine and health care require highly complex decision making to ensure that the trajectory a patient with a disease needs to take for diagnosis, treatment, recovery, and finally outcome is optimal in some sense. As a consequence, researchers have to draw methods from the entire field of AI. On the other hand, healthcare and medicine are built upon a rich and evolving body of knowledge, e.g., concerning the pathophysiology of diseases, molecular, genetic, cytological, and histological characterization of stages of a disease, described by temporal and spatial patterns. Such knowledge can also act as background knowledge to guide machine learning. In order to move towards effective and long-lasting applications of AI in healthcare, it is crucial to elucidate the relationship between what can be expected from AI methods when applied to healthcare problems and the role knowledge of healthcare and clinical medicine can play in developing AI solutions to health-care and clinical problems

= The Workshop =
Following the success of the first edition, the HC@AIxIA workshop aims at gathering researchers from academia, industry and medical centers for presenting and discussing the latest research results and ongoing works related to the application and impact of AI in the healthcare domain, to the larger extent, thus aiming at covering a wide spectrum of topics, including theoretical and practical aspects, methodologies, technologies, and systems.

Topics include, ***but are not limited to***:
 - Machine learning methods, data mining and statistical methods for clinical decision support
 - Probabilistic graphical models for clinical decision-making and causal networks
 - Learning, representation and reasoning with time
 - Knowledge representation, reasoning and formal argumentation in healthcare:
 - Methods for diagnosis, treatment selection, treatment planning, and prognosis
 - Monitoring patients in healthcare
 - Ontologies and medical vocabularies
 - Personalized medicine
 - Computer-interpretable clinical guidelines
 - Support for natural language generation/understanding in connection electronic patient records
 - Tools for supporting authoring, execution and maintenance of clinical protocols and guidelines
 - Tools for building and deployment of clinical decision-support systems

= Contributions =
The workshop will feature presentations of refereed contributions; four types of submissions are invited: 
 - full papers;
 - short papers, which are particularly suitable for presenting work in progress, software prototypes, extended abstracts of doctoral theses, or general overviews of research projects;
 - systems or prototype software descriptions: they must include a brief description, prepared according to the guidelines given for short papers, and a specification of the required hardware and software equipment. Systems of both research and industrial character are welcome. 
 - papers already submitted to other conferences or journals, suitable for dissemination and opening discussion.

Besides demos, some contributions might be invited to be presented as posters.

= Submission Instructions = 
Authors are invited to submit their manuscripts in PDF via the EasyChair system at the link:

Articles must not exceed 15 pages for full papers and 8 pages for short papers, respectively. No page limit is set for non-original contributions.
Manuscripts should be formatted using the CEUR-ART style available at the link:

To ease the reviewing process, the authors of regular papers may add an appendix (although reviewers are not required to consider it in their evaluation). 

All contributions must be written in English.

For each accepted contribution, at least one of the authors is required to:
 - register to AIxIA 2023;
 - attend HC@AIxIA 2023 workshop and present the paper (each attendee should not present more than 2 works at the workshop).

The event is organized by AIxIA. 

= Proceedings =
All accepted original contributions (both full and short) will be published on Non-original communications will be given visibility on the workshop web site, including a link to the original publication, if already published. 

= Journal Special Issue =
Workshop post-proceedings will be part of a special issue of the international journal "Progress in Artificial Intelligence", published by Springer (ISSN: 2192-6352) - provided that a sufficient amount of quality papers is collected. In such case, authors of accepted papers (including non-originals, if not published in a journal yet) will be invited to submit extended and revised versions of their papers. A second review formal process will be run in order to meet the expected quality of a journal. 

= Working Group Meeting
All authors of accepted papers are invited to participate in the annual meeting of the AI and Healthcare Working Group of AIxIA, that will be held right after the workshop.

= IMPORTANT DATES (tentative) =
Abstract submission:       September 05, 2023
Paper submission:          September 13, 2023
Notification to authors:   October   02, 2023
Camera-ready copy due:     October   09, 2023
Main Workshop starts:      November  06, 2023 (maybe subject to slight adjustments, please check the website regularly)
Working Group meeting: 	   Right after the workshop 


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