Medical telereporting and second-opinion over the Internet are nowadays cost-effective and widely adopted practices.
Physicians and general practitioners make daily use of tele-consultation over the WEB, VOIP, chat and video-conferencing. Social networking favors the constitution of large communities of members sharing similar medical interest, so that TeleMedicine is rapidly turning into what we call "NetMedicine", which simply denotes every Health-related activity which is carried on through the Internet.
Since its inception and along all its history, Artificial Intelligence served the Medicine, under both its souls, the logicistic and the connessionistic ones. But in the current digitally networked and hyperlinked e-Health scenario, Artificial Intelligence has to play also new important roles. Today we urge intelligent software to semantically interpret and filter diagnostic data, automatically classify and convey medical information, virtualize nurses and hospital lanes to reduce the costs of healthcare, etc.
The 1st International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and NetMedicine aims at bringing together scholars and practitioners active in Artificial Intelligence driven Health Informatics, to present and discuss their research, share their knowledge and experiences, define key research challenges and explore possible international collaborations to advance the intelligent practice of Medicine over the Internet.
The workshop, co-organized by the "Artificial Intelligence & Real-Time Systems" group, is co-located with ECAI 2012 and will be held on August 27, 2012 in Montpellier, France. Please refer to this page for the call for papers.