The first international workshop on IT for patient safety is to be held in conjunction with the ninth International Conference on Information Technology and Applications in Biomedicine ITAB 2009.

The conference, to be held in Larnaca Cyprus November 5-7, 2009, will provide a compilation of the latest trends and developments in the field of IT for patient safety. The workshop aims to enable interaction and knowledge exchange with researchers actively involved in this field.

Open to all the participants, the workshop will be of the ITAB 2009 conference and will include only peer reviewed papers. Selected papers of the conference (including those of the proposed workshop) will be invited to various special issues, including a special issue on the IEEE Trans. on Information Technology in Biomedicine.

The workshop is being organised as part of the Detecting and Eliminating Bacteria UsinG Information Technologies (DEBUGIT) project, which focuses on building IT tools for the monitoring and control of infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistances in Europe.

DEBUGIT is funded by the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Information Society Technologies (IST) Programme, ICTs for Health.

Topics will include:

• Standardization and interoperability in healthcare:

• Clinical information systems

• Ontologies

• Data mining and knowledge discovery

• Pattern recognition

• Signal/image processing and analysis

• Artificial intelligence

• Expert and decision support systems

Prospective authors are invited to submit papers of no more than four pages in IEEE format including results, figures and references. Paper submission and registration will be handled by the conference management system of the ITAB conference.


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