The 18th IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems


Special Track on Data Mining


NEW Special Track on Data Mining at IEEE CBMS 2006, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 22-23, 2006  (15 Dec 2005)


 NEW Special Track Schedule. Final programme of the conference is available here  (7 Jun 2005)

 NEW Submit your final manuscript until April 8 (11 Mar 2005)

 NEW Accept/reject notifications are sent to the authors. List of accepted papers (2 Mar 2005)

 NEW The online submission system is now closed. Thank you for your contributions! (8 Feb 2005)

 NEW Submission deadline is extended to February 7, 2005

 NEW Paper submission is open 



Advances in automatic data collection motivate the development of tools that are able to handle and analyze data and make use of it in a computer-supported fashion.

Data mining has become a popular and effective way of discovering new knowledge from large and complex data sets, and particularly, medical data sets. Advances in data mining research and technology have made it possible to solve many interesting problems in medical diagnostics and health care.

As part of the symposium, the Data Mining track invites original and high quality submissions addressing all aspects of data mining with application to the medical context.

The topics of special interest include, but are not restricted to, the following: 

  • Effective machine learning and data mining tools in medical applications
  • Case-based reasoning approaches
  • Classification
  • Clustering
  • Feature selection, and feature transformation
  • Data streams
  • Mining medical data with time- and context-changing patterns and data distributions
  • Data visualization
  • Evaluation and interpretation of data mining results
  • Knowledge-driven data mining approaches

 We encourage also submitting the papers that describe case studies based on large medical databases.

More information about the symposium, registration fees, venue can be found here:




January 26, 2005 February 7, 2005

Submission of (6-page, maximum) paper Deadline extended

March 1, 2005

Notification of acceptance

March 24, 2005 April 8, 2005

Final camera-ready paper due Deadline extended

March 24, 2005 April 8, 2005

Pre-registration deadline Deadline extended

June 23-24, 2005



You must pre-register to have your 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.



No hardcopy submissions are being accepted. Electronic submissions of original technical research papers will only be accepted in PDF format. File size is limited to 2 MB. Use a maximum of six A4 pages, including figures and references. Include one cover sheet, stating the track title (Special Track on Data Mining), 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. Author names should appear only on the cover sheet, not on the 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.  Each accepted paper to the Special Track on Data Mining will be published in the conference proceedings by IEEE CS Press, conditional upon the author's advance registration. Papers that were not accepted by the Program Committee of the track can be considered for publication as regular submissions by the General Program Committee of IEEE CBMS 2005. Submission in the IEEE Computer Science Press 6x9-inch format is encouraged. Formatting instructions, LaTeX macros and MSWord templates are available at


All submissions will be done electronically via the CBMS web submission system.




Mykola Pechenizkiy                             

Seppo Puuronen                               

University of Jyväskylä, Finland

University of Jyväskylä, Finland



Werner Dubitzky

University of Ulster, UK

Charles E. Kahn

Medical College of Wisconsin, USA

Peter Kokol

University of Maribor, Slovenia

Andrei L Turinsky

University of Calgary, Canada

Stephen Wong

Harvard Medical School, USA





 For further questions, please contact