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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; Per Thorgaard 

This is the first  workshop on Computers in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care: Knoweldge-Based Information Management.. 

General information

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 register


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 Care.

Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

In particular, we will ask the participants to address the following points: In addition Patient Data Management systems will be presented by representatives from industry.

Workshop schedule (provisional) and organization details

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  
9:00 Welcome by Workshop Chair
9:15 - 10:15 Industrial Presentations  
9:15 - 9:35 Dräger 
RECALL: Anaesthesia Information Management System - a Conceptual Presentation
9:35 - 9:55 JUDEX 
BLAQ: Automatic Collection of Physiological Data for the Anesthetic Record
9:55 - 10:15 Per Thorgaard 
Europen Status of Commercial PDM-Systems in Anesthesia and ICU
10:15 - 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 - 12:00 Interpreting Times-Series Data 
10:30 - 10:45 Andrej Semrl 
Real-Time Monitoring of Dense Continuous  Data
10:45 - 11:00 S.E. Schleutermann, B. Pollwein, and Dr. U. Finsterer 
TempoRenal: A Knowledge-Based System for Monitoring Renal Function in an Intensive Care Unit 
11:00 - 11:30 Silvia Miksch and Andreas Seyfang 
Finding Intuitive Abstractions of High-Frequency Data
11:30 - 11:45 Jim Hunter 
A Tool for Analysing Think-Aloud Protocols Relating to Time-Series Data
11:45 - 12:00 Ch. Schuh, W. Koller, M. Kolb, Ch. Zelenka, M. Hiesmayr, and K.-P. Adlassnig 
A Knowledge Acquisition Component for Crisp- and Fuzzy-Controlled Weaning in Intensive Care Units
12:00 - 13:00  Lunch
13:00 - 14:15 Modelling  
13:00 - 13:15 S. Kjærgaard, S.E. Rees, J. Grønlund, J.A. Nielsen, M. Freundlich, P. Thorgaard, E. Toft, and S. Andreassen 
Using a Mathematical Model of Oxygen Transport to Monitor Pulmonary Function Following Surgery
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 
Bayesian 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 
Selecting Ventilator Settings using INVENT, a System including Physiological Models and Penalty Functions 
14:15 - 14:30 Coffee Break
14:30 - 15:45 Architectures and Frameworks 
14:30 - 15:00 P.R. Norris and B.M. Dawant 
The SIMON Architecture: Distributing Data, Tasks, and Knowledge in Intelligent ICU Monitoring Systems 
15:00 - 15:15 Klaus Hammermüller and  Silvia Miksch 
A Workflow Model for the Asgaard Project: A Time-Oriented, Skeletal Planning Workbench in Medicine
15:15 - 15:30 P.A. de Clercq, J.A. Blom, A. Hasman, and H.H.M. Korsten 
Development of a Task-Based Reminder System for Critical Care Environments
15:30 - 15:45 Mario Otero, Ramón P. Otero, and Silvia G. Pose 
An Action and Change Formalism for Building Intensive Care Expert Systems
15:45 - 16:15 Coffee Break
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 
ResusSim 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 
Evaluation of a Knowledge-Based System for Parenteral Nutrition Composition for Newborn Infants Clinical Results
17:15 - 17:30 Michel Dojat 
Supervision of Artificial Ventilation: A Practical Experience using the NéoGanesh System
17:30 - 18:00 General Discussion: Past and Future 
  • What has been achieved so far?
  • Were should we head?

Organizing Committee

List of accepted papers

6 papers for long presentations  and  9 papers for short presentations  have been accepted.  

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 Registration

Workshop delegates must also register .

Workshop only: 750 DKK
Workshop for AIMDM participants:  500 DKK
Early registration is before May 15th 1999.
Please see for more details about the registration of the AIMDM'99. 
Last update June 2, 1999 by Silvia Miksch, silvia@ifs.tuwien.ac.at

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