Artificial Intelligence in Medicine 2015 (AIME 2015) - Pavia, Italy
1 October 2014


 First Call for Papers

Artificial Intelligence in Medicine 2015 (AIME 2015)

Pavia, Italy, June 17-20, 2015

The European Society for Artificial Intelligence in MEdicine (AIME) was established in 1986 with two main goals:

1. To foster fundamental and applied research in the application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques to medical care and medical research, and

2. To provide a forum for reporting significant results achieved at biennial conferences.

A major activity of this society has been a series of international conferences, from Marseille, France, in 1987 to Murcia, Spain in 2013, held biennially over the last 24 years. Next year, the AIME 2015 conference will be held in Pavia, Italy

The AIME 2015 conference will be a unique opportunity to present and improve the international state of the art of AI in Medicine from perspectives of theory, methodology, and application. For this purpose, AIME 2015 will include invited lectures, full and short papers, tutorials, workshops, and a doctoral consortium. Specific attention will be given in the main conference to the theme "AI methods and approaches to address big biomedical data challenges"

Program at a Glance

June 17, 2015: Doctoral Consortium and tutorials

June 18-19, 2015: Main conference programme

June 20, 2015: Workshops


We invite you to submit original contributions regarding the development of theory, methods, systems, and applications of AI in BioMedicine, including the application of AI approaches in biomedical informatics, healthcare organization and molecular medicine. A specific focus for the AIME 2015 conference is on how Big Data challenges in biomedical domains could be addressed using AI methods and approaches.

Contributions to theory and methods should present or analyse novel AI theories or methodologies for solving problems in the biomedical field. It is equally possible to develop new theories or methods, as well as to extend existing ones. In both cases, the work should demonstrate its utility for solving biomedical problems and highlight its contribution to the underlying theoretical basis. In addition, assumptions and limitations should be discussed, and novelty with respect to the state of the art.

Contributions addressing systems and applications should describe the development, implementation or evaluation of innovative, AI-based tools and systems in the biomedical application domain. These papers should both link the work to underlying theory, and either analyse the potential benefits to solve biomedical problems, or present empirical evidence of benefits in clinical practice.

The scope of the conference includes the following areas:

Big Data Analytics

Clinical Decision Support Systems

Machine Learning, Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining

Biomedical Ontologies and Terminologies

Bayesian Networks and Reasoning under Uncertainty

Temporal and Spatial Representation and Reasoning

Computerized Clinical Practice Guidelines and Protocols

Healthcare Process and Workflow Management

Biomedical Knowledge Acquisition and Knowledge Management

AI methods in Telemedicine and eHealth

Case-based Reasoning in Biomedicine

Document Classification and Information Retrieval

Biomedical Image and Signal Processing

Visual Analytics in Biomedicine

Natural Language Processing

AI solutions for Ambient Assisted Living


Paper Submission

The conference features regular papers, in two categories:

1. Full research papers (up to 10 pages) 2. Short papers (up to 5 pages) describing either a. a short research project b. demonstration of implemented systems c. late-breaking results (work-in-progress) Papers should be formatted according to Springer's LNCS format (see or ) and submitted through the EasyChair conference system. Authors are asked to submit an abstract first, and upload the full paper one week later. The submission website will be open on October 1, 2014.

All accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings which will be published as part of Springer's "Lecture Notes in AI" series. In addition, the authors of the best submissions will be invited to expand and refine their papers for possible publication in the Artificial Intelligence in Medicine journal (Elsevier).

Mario Stefanelli and Marco Ramoni Best paper awards

The best student paper will receive an award honoring Mario Stefanelli from the University of Pavia and his accomplishments. Mario Stefanelli was one of the founders of the AIME community, an inspiration to us all, and actively helped in advancing young researchers in our field. Selection of the best student paper will be performed by the Program Committee, and based on the quality of both the paper and the oral presentation at the conference.

The best paper in bioinformatics will receive an award honoring Marco Ramoni. Marco Ramoni was an outstandingly respected faculty member at Harvard, USA, and contributed to significant advances in the biomedical informatics field. Selection of the best paper in bioinformatics will be performed by the Program Committee, based on the quality of the paper.

Submission of proposals for workshops and tutorials

As in previous AIME conferences, proposals for the organization of tutorials and satellite workshops are sought regarding any of the above topic areas. Proposals for tutorials and workshops should be sent by email to John H. Holmes (

Important dates

Regular and Short Abstract Submission Deadline: January 26, 2015

Regular and Short Paper Submission Deadline: February2, 2015

Proposals for Tutorials: February 8, 2015

Proposals for Workshops: February 9, 2015

Notification of Acceptance: March 16, 2015

Camera-Ready Copy Deadline: April 1, 2015


More information

Additional information is available at the conference website:

Organizing Committee

Program Committee Chair: John H. Holmes, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Local Organization Chairs: Riccardo Bellazzi and Lucia Sacchi, University of Pavia, Italy Doctoral Consortium Chair: Niels Peek, University of Manchester, UK