Invited Session on

Intelligent Systems for Healthcare


2nd KES International Symposium on
Intelligent Interactive Multimedia Systems and Services

(KES-IIMSS 2009)


Villa Braida

15-16 July 2009, Italy



Aims and Scope

Healthcare encompasses a wide number of models, services and systems that are continuously changing together with healthcare environments. The role of intelligent systems, in this field, is not only to organize and handle the information mining and distribution, but also to make human-computer interaction processes simple and effective, in one word, usable. In accordance with their goal, IT systems can be designed around the patient, rather than around the healthcare practitioners, such as doctors, technicians, and nurses. In both cases, they have to simplify the way users can visualize, edit and interact with medical data. This invited session at KES-IIMSS 2009 provides a forum for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss advances in the research and development of usable intelligent systems and their application in this field.



Topics of Interests

usable user interfaces for medical environments;

usable healthcare devices and instruments;

intelligent multimodal interactive systems;

medical data visualization and analysis;

knowledge-based virtual and augmented reality;

collaborative and distributed health care;

healthcare education systems;

security practices in healthcare systems;

ontologies for healthcare;

intelligent data mining for healthcare;

decision support systems for healthcare. 




Giuseppe De Pietro (ICAR-CNR, Italy)

Luigi Gallo (ICAR-CNR - University of Naples ‘Parthenope’, Italy) 



Instructions for Authors

Papers must be formatted according to the Springer instructions to be found Instructions are provided for preparing the document using MS Word and LaTeX - you may use either method.

Papers should not exceed 10 pages in Springer format. Papers longer than this will be subject to an additional charge. Shorter papers will be acceptable if they adequately convey the material to be described, and are not so short as to be trivial or lacking in depth.


Papers must be uploaded onto the PROSE online submission and review system to be found Papers must be uploaded as a PDF document for review. If accepted, a full set of publication files in MS Word or LaTeX must be provided.



Important Dates

Submission deadline: January 23th, 2009

Notification of acceptance: February 23th, 2009

Camera-ready copies due: April 23th, 2009




Accepted papers will be published by Springer Verlag, as book chapters in a volume of their Engineering Series and indexed in ISI conference publications, EI, INSPEC, etc.

Authors of outstanding papers presented at IIMSS-09 will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers for a Special Edition of the Journal of Multimedia Tools and Applications, published by Springer-Verlag.




Luigi Gallo