[PlanetKR] MedRACER: Call for Papers (Extended Deadline 4 August)

Kristijonas Čyras k.cyras at imperial.ac.uk
Fri Jul 20 20:48:28 EST 2018

* Dear Colleague, Please consider contributing and/or forwarding to the
appropriate groups the following opportunity to submit work to the:
Workshop on Reasoning with Ambiguous and Conflicting Evidence and
Recommendations in Medicine
<http://www.doc.ic.ac.uk/~kc2813/medracer>29 October, 2018 To be held at
the16th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation
and Reasoning(KR'18)Tempe, Arizona
<http://reasoning.eas.asu.edu/kr2018/>Paper submission deadline: 4 August
2018 (Extended for all KR workshops)ScopeHealth care is a sensitive area
due to the sheer amount and nature of the information used to manage
patients. Medical reasoning is complex and involves multiple interactions
among health conditions, treatments, and expectations from both health
professionals and patients. Incomplete and contradictory information is
ever present and decisions have to be made relying on it. As such, in order
to support these professionals in their activities, it is necessary to
accurately capture the constraints of medical reasoning in representations
than can be used for supporting decisions, synthesizing medical evidence,
discovering conflicts and inconsistencies, and so forth. Computational
methods provide ways to analyse the available information and apply medical
knowledge to it in order to evaluate the possible conclusions/claims, by
considering reasons for and against them. They also allow to center the
decisions on patients and their needs, as well as to take into account the
preferences of various parties (patient, clinician, health center etc.). We
aim to explore computational methods - including defeasible reasoning,
computational argumentation, (various forms of) logic programming,
ontological inference, machine-interpretable clinical pathways, decision
support and recommendation systems, preference-based reasoning - for
representation of, reasoning with, and resolving conflicts within, medical
knowledge. The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers from
the fields of (various) computational logics, argumentation, defeasible
reasoning and reasoning within KR at large, who are interested in health
care and would like to share their perspectives on applications of their
research to the medical domain. This workshop is a venue for those
researchers to share ways their theories and techniques can be used to
support reasoning with medical knowledge, focusing especially on the
resolution of conflicts in the context of incomplete information.
Furthermore, the workshop intends to establish new collaborations to
advance the latest computational models for supporting decision-making in
health care.We specifically seek works on computational methods for health
care, and welcome submissions on  health care-related: - Argumentation-
Automated reasoning- Case-based reasoning- Defeasible (common-sense,
non-monotonic, default) reasoning - Inconsistency handling and conflict
resolution- (Answer set, Inductive, Constraint) Logic programming -
Ontology-based inference- Probabilistic inference- Information mining from
clinical data and documents- Persuasion systems- Expert systems for health
care We solicit works on clinical decision support and particularly invite
to submit papers on reasoning with clinical data, including -
Computer-Interpretable guidelines and pathways- Health technology
assessments- Clinical trials, cohort, retrospective and network studies, as
well as other raw data- Electronic health recordsSubmission DetailsWe
welcome: - Original contributions in the form of mature papers or work in
progress;- Incremental developments (of at least 30% new material) of
already published work.Submissions should be up to 9 pages in PDF format,
including abstract, figures, and references and according to the AAAI
style. The reviewing will be single-blind.All submissions will be made
electronically, through the EasyChair conference
<https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=medracer18>To download the AAAI
author kit: http://www.aaai.org/Publications/Templates/AuthorKit18.zip
papers will be included in non-archival workshop proceedings after a
careful review process. At least one of the authors will be required to
register and attend the KR conference to present the paper in order to
include the paper in the workshop proceedings.Important Dates - Paper
submission deadline:  4 August 2018- Notification of acceptance: 25 August
2018- Camera-ready version: 28 September 2018- Workshop registration
deadline: TBA- Workshop date: 29 October 2018OrganisersContact us at:
medracer18 at easychair.org <medracer18 at easychair.org>Kristijonas Čyras,
Department of Computing, Imperial College London, k.cyras at ic.ac.uk
<k.cyras at ic.ac.uk>Tiago Oliveira, National Institute of Informatics,
toliveira at nii.ac.jp <toliveira at nii.ac.jp>Matthew Williams, Department of
Surgery & Cancer, Imperial College London, matthew.williams at ic.ac.uk
<matthew.williams at ic.ac.uk> *

Dr Kristijonas Cyras
Researcher in Artificial Intelligence
Imperial College London
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