Computers in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care:
Knowledge-Based Information Management
Aalborg, Denmark, Sunday, June 20, 1999
Workshop during the
Joint European Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
and Medical Decision Making (AIMDM'99)
in Aalborg, Denmark, June 20 - 24, 1999
Silvia Miksch (contact);
Steen Andreassen; Michel Dojat; Jim Hunter; Christian Popow; Steve Rees;
This is the first workshop on Computers in Anaesthesia and Intensive
Care: Knoweldge-Based Information Management..
The workshop on "Computers in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care: Knoweldge-Based
Information Management", a one day AIMDM'99
workshop, will be held in Aalborg, Denmark, on Sunday, June 20, 1999 prior
to the start of the main AIMDM'99 conference.
Gathering in an informal setting, workshop participants will have the
opportunity to meet and discuss selected technical topics in an atmosphere
which fosters the active exchange of ideas among researchers and practitioners.
The workshop is intended to be a genuinely interactive event and not a
mini conference, thus ample time will be allotted for general discussion.
The workshop will last one full day. Attendees at the workshop have to
The care of critically ill patients in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) and
during Anaesthesia is becoming increasingly complex. Clinicians are required
to rapidly interpret and respond to a large number of clinical parameters,
selecting appropriate treatment for the patient among many different options.
New measurement technology has increased the demand for improved information
management, as has the need to monitor and assess the quality of care provided.
This workshop presents "State of the art" applications of information technology
for clinicians, researchers and industry working in Anaesthesia and Intensive
Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to:
In particular, we will ask the participants to address the following points:
computational methods for intelligent data analysis (e.g., interpretation
of time-ordered data)
quality control and assessment
clinical guidelines and protocols
effective and efficient monitoring (including intelligent alarming)
planning and scheduling
uncertain and temporal reasoning
In addition Patient Data Management systems will be presented by representatives
what kind of support are the clinicians really expecting and asking for
in ICUs and Anaesthesia
what are the people working in industry able to provide
what can the research community contribute to improve the information management
how can the different approaches and perspectives be combined
what are the (research) directions for the near future
Workshop schedule (provisional) and organization
Each long presentation (full paper or structured abstract) is allocated
30 mins, of which 20 mins are allocated for presentation
and 10 mins for discussion, while short presentation (full
paper or structured abstract) is allocated 15 mins, 10
mins for presentation and 5 mins for discussion.
Please address in your talk the following questions:
The room will be provided with
What kinds of support are the clinicians expecting and asking for in
Anaesthesia and Intensive Care?
What is your main contribution to improve the information management
in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care?
What are the (research) directions for the near future?
an overhead projector,
a slide projector (carosel),
a flip chart, and
a computer projector (LCD for use with PC etc, but no PC; resolution
of the projector: 800x600 or 1024x768).
no internet connection
||Welcome by Workshop Chair
|9:15 - 10:15
|9:15 - 9:35
RECALL: Anaesthesia Information Management System - a Conceptual
|9:35 - 9:55
BLAQ: Automatic Collection of Physiological Data for the Anesthetic
|9:55 - 10:15
Europen Status of Commercial PDM-Systems in Anesthesia and ICU
|10:15 - 10:30
|10:30 - 12:00
||Interpreting Times-Series Data
|12:00 - 13:00
|13:00 - 14:15
|13:00 - 13:15
||S. Kjærgaard, S.E. Rees, J. Grønlund, J.A. Nielsen, M.
Freundlich, P. Thorgaard, E. Toft, and S. Andreassen
a Mathematical Model of Oxygen Transport to Monitor Pulmonary Function
|13:15 - 13:45
||Basilio Sierra, Nicolas Serrano, Pedro Larranaga, Eliseo
J. Plasencia, Inaki Inza, Juan Jose Jimenez, Jose Maria De la Rosa, and
Maria Luisa Mora
Networks as Consensed Voting System in the Construction of a Multi-Classifier.
A Case Study using Intensive Care Unit Patients Data
|13:45 - 14:15
||Stephen E. Rees, Steen Andreassen, Morten Freundlich, Cliff Morgan,
Ewart R. Carson, and Per Thorgaard
Ventilator Settings using INVENT, a System including Physiological Models
and Penalty Functions
|14:15 - 14:30
|14:30 - 15:45
||Architectures and Frameworks
|15:45 - 16:15
|16:15 - 17:30
||Evaluations and Practical Experiences
|16:15 - 16:45
||Ulrik Juul Christensen, Drew Heffernana, Søren Frank Andersen,
Lars Kirkeskov Pedersen, Marcus Rall, Frederic Greco, Ana Isabel Voldsgaard,
Lars Erik Kristensen, and Per Føge Jensena
98 - A PC-Based Resuscitation Simulator With Intelligent Debriefing
|16:45 - 17:15
||L. Kirchner, C. Popow, W. Horn, M. Dobner, A. Seyfang, and S. Miksch
of a Knowledge-Based System for Parenteral Nutrition Composition for Newborn
Infants – Clinical Results
|17:15 - 17:30
of Artificial Ventilation: A Practical Experience using the NéoGanesh
|17:30 - 18:00
||General Discussion: Past and Future
What has been achieved so far?
Were should we head?
Silvia Miksch (Chair) (A)
Steen Andreassen (DK)
Michel Dojat (F)
Jim Hunter (UK)
Christian Popow (A)
Steve Rees (DK)
Per Thorgaard (DK)
List of accepted papers
6 papers for long presentations and 9 papers for short presentations
have been accepted.
Silvia Miksch and Andreas Seyfang
Finding Intuitive Abstractions of High-Frequency Data
Norris, P.R., Dawant B.M.
The SIMON Architecture: Distributing Data, Tasks, and Knowledge
in Intelligent ICU Monitoring Systems
Stephen E. Rees, Steen Andreassen, Morten Freundlich, Cliff Morgan, Ewart
R. Carson, and Per Thorgaard
Selecting Ventilator Settings using INVENT, a System including Physiological
Models and Penalty Functions
Basilio Sierra, Nicolas Serrano, Pedro Larranaga, Eliseo J.
Plasencia, Inaki Inza, Juan Jose Jimenez, Jose Maria De la Rosa, and Maria
Bayesian Networks as Consensed Voting System in the Construction
of a Multi-Classifier. A Case Study using Intensive Care Unit Patients
Ulrik Juul Christensen, Drew Heffernana, Søren Frank Andersen, Lars
Kirkeskov Pedersen, Marcus Rall, Frederic Greco, Ana Isabel Voldsgaard,
Lars Erik Kristensen, and Per Føge Jensena
ResusSim 98 - A PC-Based Resuscitation Simulator With Intelligent
Kirchner L., Popow C., Horn W., Dobner M., Seyfang A., and Miksch S.
Evaluation of a Knowledge-Based System for Parenteral Nutrition
Composition for Newborn Infants – Clinical Results
Klaus Hammermüller and Silvia Miksch
A Workflow Model for the Asgaard Project: A Time-Oriented, Skeletal
Planning Workbench in Medicine
Mario Otero, Ramón P. Otero, and Silvia G. Pose
An Action and Change Formalism for Building Intensive Care Expert
Real-Time Monitoring of Dense Continuous Data
PA de Clercq, JA Blom, A Hasman, and HHM Korsten
Development of a Task-Based Reminder System for Critical Care Environments
Supervision of Artificial Ventilation: A Practical Experience using
the NéoGanesh System
A Tool for Analysing Think-Aloud Protocols Relating to Time-Series
S Kjærgaard, SE Rees, J Grønlund, JA Nielsen, M Freundlich,
P Thorgaard, E Toft, and S Andreassen
Using a Mathematical Model of Oxygen Transport to Monitor Pulmonary
Function Following Surgery
S.E. Schleutermann, B. Pollwein, and Dr. U. Finsterer
TempoRenal: A Knowledge-Based System for Monitoring Renal Function
in an Intensive Care Unit
Schuh Ch., Koller W., Kolb M., Zelenka Ch., Hiesmayr M., and Adlassnig
A Knowledge Acquisition Component for Crisp- and Fuzzy-Controlled
Weaning in Intensive Care Units
Publication of papers
Accepted papers will be published in working notes.
In addition a special issue of Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIM)
dedicated to Knowledge-Based Information Management in Intensive Care and
Anaesthesia is planned, and will include a selection of the best papers
from the workshop.
Workshop delegates must also register
Early registration is before May 15th 1999.
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of the AIMDM'99.
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