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Biomedical Applications of Computational Logic and Machine Learning


Biomedical Applications of Computational Logic and Machine Learning

Advanced seminar for professionals

Bled, Slovenia, 11 November 1997

Nada LavraĚc

Compulog Net and J. Stefan Institute, Center for Knowledge Transfer in Information Technologies, Ljubljana organised an advanced seminar for professionals "Biomedical applications of computational logic and machine learning''.

At the seminar methods from the areas of computational logic and machine learning were presented, with emphasis on their applications within different medical domains. The scope of the seminar was motivated by the fact that in medicine efficient use of large amounts of available data and knowledge is becoming a general problem, and new methods for data acquisition and analysis as well as for knowledge engineering are required. Logic programming and machine learning have already proved to be highly successful in assisting experts in knowledge-intensive disciplines such as medicine and pharmacology.

The programme consisted of the following lectures:

* John Fox (Imperial Cancer Research Fund, London): Intelligent agents which reason about beliefs, decisions and plans: Formal foundations and practical applications in medicine,

* Igor MozetiĚc (CAMTP, University of Maribor): Protein structure prediction,

* Peter Hammond (Eastmen Institute, London University): Reusing domain knowledge and problem-solving models in medical applications of computing,

* Nada LavraĚc (J. Stefan Institute): Intelligent data analysis and synthesis of medical knowledge bases,

* Igor Kononenko (Faculty of Computer Science and Informatics, University of Ljubljana) and Ciril GroĚselj (Medical Center, University of Ljubljana): Controlling the trade-off between the sensitivity and specificity in the diagnostics of the ishaemic heart disease.

The seminar was mainly intended for medical experts interested in new computer-assisted methods of problem-solving, as well as omputer professionals wanting to introduce new methods into research and clinical practice. The seminar attracted about 30 participants.

Thanks to Tanja UrbanĚciĚc (Center for Knowledge Transfer in IT, J. Stefan Institute) and David Pearce (Compulog Net) this was not only a successful, but also a very pleasant event, held in the beautiful environment of the Hotel Vila Bled, an ex-presidential vila at the banks of the Lake of Bled. The only thing that the organizers missed to provide was beautiful weather.


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