The 18th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems



Website, Call for Papers and Call for Special Tracks are ready for IEEE CBMS 2006  (20 Oct 2005)


Registration desk and organizational information (9 Jun 2005)

Final programme (7 Jun 2005)




The 18th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS 2005) will be held on June 23-24, 2005 at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. CBMS 2005 is sponsored by IEEE Computer Society (Technical Committee on Computational Medicine, TCCM); Department of Computer Science at  Trinity College Dublin; and Science Foundation Ireland.

The conference Web site is


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CBMS 2005 is intended to provide an international forum for discussing the latest results in the field of computational medicine. The symposium is dedicated to a broad arena of issues which relate computing to medicine, with a focus on bioinformatics. The symposium consists of regular and special track sessions with technical contributions reviewed and selected by an international program committee, as well as of invited talks and tutorials given by leading scientists.

The symposium provides a mechanism for the exchange of ideas and technologies between academicians and industrial scientists who are developing Computer-Based Medical Systems. It is the premiere symposium in its field, attracting a worldwide audience. This symposium draws together experts in many fields to discuss the latest advances in medical systems based upon computers. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Software Systems in Medicine
  • Computer-Aided Diagnosis
  • Knowledge-based Systems & Data Mining
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Medical Devices with Embedded Computers
  • Signal and Image Processing in Medicine
  • Medical Image Segmentation & Compression

  • Network and Telemedicine Systems
  • Medical Databases & Information Systems
  • Web-based Delivery of Medical Information
  • Multimedia Biomedical Databases
  • Content Analysis of Biomedical Image Data
  • Hand-held Computing Applications in Medicine
  • Bioinformatics in Medicine


A number of special track sessions will be held in parallel with other IEEE CBMS 2005 technical sessions. The list of accepted special tracks:

  • Medical Image Analysis: Techniques and Applications

  • Intelligent Data Analysis of Electrocardiogram Data
  • Data Mining
  • Bioinformatics and its Medical Applications
  • Wearable Systems for Homecare and Personalised Healthcare
  • Application of Gas Discharge Visualisation (GDV) Technique in Conventional and Complementary Medical Analysis
  • Intelligent Patient Management
  • Grids for Biomedicine and Bioinformatics
  • Medical Multimedia Analysis and Content-based Retrieval

For more information on special tracks please see <special_tracks.html>.



Prof. Jane B. Grimson
Co-Chair, Centre for Health Informatics
Vise Provost, Trinity College Dublin

Prof. Jan Komorowski
Head, The Linnaeus Centre for Bioinformatics
Uppsala University

Dr. R. Bharat Rao
Senior Director, Engineering R&D
Computer-Aided Diagnosis & Therapy,
Siemens Medical Solutions, Inc



"Data Mining Large Medical Time Series Databases"; June 22, 2005; 2pm-5pm

Dr. Eamonn Keogh
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of California Riverside



Engineers, scientists, clinicians and managers involved in medical computing projects are encouraged to submit papers to the symposium and/or attend the symposium. The symposium provides its attendees with an opportunity to experience state-of-the-art research and development in a variety of topics directly and indirectly related to their own work. In addition to research papers, keynote speakers and tutorial sessions it provides participants with an opportunity to come up-to-date on important technological issues.

The symposium encourages the participation of students engaged in research/development in computer-based medical systems. A prize will be awarded to be the Best Student Paper submitted to (and presented at) the symposium.



February 7, 2005

Submission of paper summaries (final extended deadline)

March 1, 2005

Notification of acceptance

April 8, 2005

Final camera-ready papers due

April 8, 2005

Pre-registration deadline

June 22-24, 2005


At least one of authors must pre-register to have the paper published in the proceedings. If you only plan to attend and are not submitting a paper, pre-registration is still strongly encouraged. This conference is space-limited, and registration may not be available on-site. 



Only electronic submission of original technical contributions will be accepted, preferably in PDF format. File size is limited to 2 MB. Use a maximum of three A4 pages, including figures and references. Besides, include one cover sheet, stating the paper title, authors, technical area(s) covered in the article, corresponding author's information (telephone, fax, mailing address, e-mail address), and your preference for oral or poster presentation; or include this information in the Comments to Chair section on the submission webpage. Author names should appear only on the cover sheet, not on the summary. Submissions should clearly state the purpose, results and conclusions, and discuss novelty of the work to be described in the final paper. Submit your manuscript no later than February 7, 2005. Authors will be notified of acceptance by March 1, 2005 after a review process by three independent experts. Final publication acceptance will be based on the full-length paper, which if accepted, must be presented at the conference. Each accepted paper will be published in the conference proceedings by IEEE CS Press, conditional upon the author's advance registration. Submission in the IEEE Computer Science Press 6x9-inch format is encouraged. Formatting instructions, LaTeX macros and MSWord templates are available at <>. You may use these LaTeX sample files. Authors should indicate the special track title if one exists that closely matches the topic of their paper. All submissions including special track papers should be done electronically via the IEEE CBMS 2005 web submission system at <>



Early Registration Deadline: April 8, 2005

Registration Fees

By April 8

After April 8*


Includes tutorial, reception, coffee breaks, banquet, proceedings



IEEE member

Includes tutorial, reception, coffee breaks, banquet, proceedings



(must document student status)

Includes tutorial, reception, coffee breaks, banquet, proceedings




Registration form: <cbms2005-regform.doc> (MSWord file), <> (Postscript file), <cbms2005-regform.pdf> (PDF file)

Please complete this form, attach a Euro bank-draft (payable to Trinity College Dublin, Dept of Computer Science; do not send cash) or supply credit card information for the total fees and mail or fax to:

Prof. Pádraig Cunningham
Dept. of Computer Science
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin 2, Ireland
fax: + 353 1 677 2204

A limited number of SFI (Science Foundation Ireland) grants are available for IEEE CBMS 2005 organizers to cover registration fees for students and for participants from Irish industry (hospitals, medical equipment development companies etc.). See <SFI_grants.html> for more information.



Trinity College offers accommodation on campus for approx. €55-65 per night. Booking can be completed online via the TCD Accommodation Office at <>. Delegates who wish to stay in on-campus accommodation are advised to book early.

There are a number of other hotels of different quality and price ranges within walking distance, just a few minutes away from the college. These include:

Trinity Lodge Guesthouse <> from €95
Trinity Capital Hotel <> from €123
Davenport Hotel <> from €200



In comparison to other capitals, Dublin is a convivial city with a human scale and an extrovert populace. At the heart of the city lies Trinity College with its magnificent buildings and beautiful campus spanning 35 acres. Trinity College has occupied this location for the past 400 years, and while none of the original buildings remain, the College boasts fine squares and gardens and a collection of magnificent buildings dating from the 17th to the 20th century. In contrast to the serene surroundings of the College landscape, the modern city of Dublin is just outside the main gate of the campus, with shops, theatres, cinemas and museums within walking distance.

Dublin Airport is served by most international airlines and the low fare airlines continue to expand their services into Ireland. London is an hour's flight away and the east coast of the United States only five and half hours away by air. International carriers servicing Ireland include: Aer Lingus, Air France, Alitalia, Aeroflot, British Airways, British Midland, Continental Airlines, Delta Airlines, Finnair, Iberia, Lufthansa, Ryanair, Sabena, and SAS.

The history of the city of Dublin stems from 841AD when the Vikings created a settlement. They founded a City-state in 917. After the Anglo-Norman invasion of 1170 the Anglo-Normans erected defensive walls around the Castle. These have been partially reconstructed and can be seen at St.Audoen's Church. Dublin is set in a wonderful part of the island. With the sea close by (a beach only as far a way as Killiney), and countryside and rolling hills surrounding the City there is plenty for you to do whatever your interests. The City itself is renowned for its writers, artists and musicians. There are many venues throughout the city where you can hear various types of music from classical to rock and pop. See more information at <> and <>.

Check if you need a visa on the web site of the Department of Foreign Affairs <>.

You may use <> or <> to locate a place or to plan a route on a map in Ireland.



Previous conferences were held in Bethesda MD, USA (2004 and 2001), New York City, USA (2003), Maribor, Slovenia (2002 and 1997), Houston TX, USA (2000), Stamford CT, USA (1999), Lubbock TX, USA (1998 and 1995), Ann Arbor MI, USA (1996 and 1993), Winston-Salem NC, USA (1994), Durham NC, USA (1992), Baltimore MD, USA (1991), Chapel Hill NC, USA (1990), Minneapolis MN, USA (1989 and 1988). 

CBMS2004 photos from Bethesda, MD


For further questions, please contact us at <>.

General Chairs

Padraig Cunningham  Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Alexey Tsymbal Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Publication Chair

Nadia Bolshakova Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Programme Chairs

Peter Kokol University of Maribor, Slovenia
Marina Krol Mt Sinai School of Medicine, USA

Publicity Chairs

Mykola Pechenizkiy University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
Narayana Jayaram London Metropolitan University, UK

Steering Committee

Sunanda Mitra Texas Tech University, USA
Peter Kokol University of Maribor, Slovenia
Ian Greenshields University of Connecticut, USA
Nasser Kehtarnavaz Texas A&M University, USA
Tim Kriewall Medtronic Xomed, USA
Marina Krol Mt Sinai School of Medicine, USA
Rodney Long National Library of Medicine, USA
Margaret Peterson Hospital for Special Surgery, USA
George Thoma National Library of Medicine, USA
Richard E. Wendt III MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA

Programme and Review Committee

Giovanni Aloisio University of Lecce, Italy
Sameer Antani National Library of Medicine, USA
Francisco Azuaje University of Ulster, Northern Ireland
Rajeev K. Bali University of Coventry, UK
James Barlow Imperial College London, UK
Riccardo Bellazzi Universita di Pavia, Italy
Nadia Bolshakova Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Kenneth Bryan Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Francis Castanie Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Electrotechnique, d'Electronique, d'Informatique, d'Hydraulique et des Télécommunications, ENSEEIHT, France
Rozenn Dahyot Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Joaquín Dopazo Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas, Spain
Kudakwashe Dube Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
Mario A. Fares National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland
Virginia Gonzalez Velez Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana-Azcapotzalco, Mexico
Vyacheslav Grebenyuk National Tech University, Ukraine
Derek Green Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Bill Grimson Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
Jane Grimson Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Peter Hamilton Queens University of Belfast, Northern Ireland
Lucy Hederman Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Des Higgins University College Dublin, Ireland
Cyril Hory Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Irina Ilovici Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Eamonn Keogh University of California Riverside, USA
Jan Komorowski The Linnaeus Centre for Bioinformatics, Uppsala University, Sweden
Igor Kononenko University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Konstantin G. Korotkov Petersburg State Tech University SPIFMO, Russia
D.J. Lee Brigham Young University, USA
Jessica Lin University of California Riverside, USA
Oleksandr Logvynovskiy London South Bank University, UK
Fernando Martin-Sanchez Institute of Health "Carlos III", Spain
Richard McClatchey University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
Paul McCullagh University of Ulster, Northern Ireland
Maria Mirto University of Lecce, Italy
Almerico Murli University of Naples, Italy
Chris Nugent University of Ulster, Northern Ireland
Brian Nutter Texas Tech University, USA
Jung-Hwan Oh University of Texas at Arlington, USA
David W. Patterson Northern Ireland Knowledge Engineering Lab, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland
Mykola Pechenizkiy University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
Vili Podgorelec University of Maribor, Slovenia
Petra Povalej University of Maribor, Slovenia
Seppo Puuronen University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
Bharat Rao Siemens Medical Solutions, USA
Chotirat "Ann" Ratanamahatana University of California Riverside, USA
Niall Rooney Northern Ireland Knowledge Engineering Lab, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland
Michael Shifrin N.N.Burdenko Neurosurgery Institute, Russia
Vlado Stankovski University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Gaye Stephens Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Bruno Stiglic University of Maribor, Slovenia
Wallapak Tavanapong Iowa State University, USA
Vagan Terziyan University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
Ljupco Todorovski Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Li Wei University of California Riverside, USA
Tatjana Welzer University of Maribor, Slovenia
Sandi Willingham Texas Tech University, USA
Stephen TC Wong HCNR Center of Bioinformatics, Harvard Medical School & Department of Radiology, Brigham & Women's Hospital, USA
Xiaopeng Xi University of California Riverside, USA
Mohammed Zaki Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Daqing Zhang Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
Mark Zhang State University of New York at Binghampton, USA
Blaz Zupan AI Lab, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia


Last modified: Tuesday, 25 October 2005