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DMBIH Workshop 2017

Data Mining in Biomedical Informatics and Healthcare (DMBIH) Workshop 2017

New Orleans, LA, USA. November 18-21, 2017

In conjunction with the IEEE ICDM 2017

The Fifth Workshop on Data Mining in Biomedical Informatics and Healthcare aims to provide a forum for data miners, informacists, data scientists, and clinical researchers to share their latest investigations in applying data mining techniques to biomedical and healthcare data. The increasing availability of large and complex data sets to the research community, triggers the need to develop more advanced and sophisticated data analytical techniques to exploit and manage these big data. The broader context of the workshop comprehends artificial intelligence, information retrieval, machine learning, and knowledge extraction methods using biomedical image analysis and natural language processing. Submissions are invited to address the need for developing new methods to mine, summarize and integrate the huge volume and diverse modalities of the structured and unstructured biomedical and healthcare data that can potentially lead to significant advances in the field.


Last Years' Workshop Page

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Classifying and clustering big data in electronic health records (EHRs)
  • Classifying and clustering temporal data in EHRs and biomedical data in high dimensional spaces
  • Application of deep learning methods to clinical data
  • Topic modeling / detection in large amounts of clinical textual data
  • Data preprocessing and cleansing to deal with noise and missing data in large biomedical or population health data sets
  • Algorithms to speed up the analysis of big biomedical data
  • Novel visualization techniques to facilitate the query and analysis of clinical data
  • Statistics and probability in large-scale data mining
  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Medical image data mining
  • HIPAA compliance data mining
  • Pharmacogenomics data mining
  • Biological markers detection
  • Biological and clinical data analysis and integration for translational research
  • Computational genetics, genomics and proteomics
Workshop paper submissions: August 17, 2017
Workshop paper notifications: September 11, 2017
Tentative workshop date: November 18, 2017
Conference: November 18 -21, 2017

Submission and Procedures

Paper submissions will be done through the IEEE ICDM Workshop CyberChair submission system. To submit a paper, visit the following webpage: and click on: “The FifthWorkshop on Data Mining in Biomedical Informatics and Healthcare (DMBIH'17)” As per ICDM instructions, papers are limited to a maximum of ten pages including the bibliography and appendices. The submissions should follow the IEEE ICDM format requirements ( All accepted workshop papers will be published in formal proceedings by the IEEE Computer Society Press. One paper will be selected for the best paper award, which will be awarded at the workshop.


Journal’s Special Issue

Extended versions of workshop papers which are accepted and presented in this workshop (DMBIH’17) will be considered for publication in a special issue of the International Journal of Knowledge Discovery in Bioinformatics (IJKDB).


Workshop Chairs
Mohammad-Reza Siadat, Oakland University
Daniela Stan Raicu, DePaul University

Workshop Organization Committee
Samah Jamal Fodeh, Yale University
José D. Martín-Guerrero, University of Valencia
Daniela Stan Raicu, DePaul University
Mohammad-Reza Siadat, Oakland University


Program Committee Members

  • Sameer Antani, NIH National Library of Medicine
  • Suzan Arslanturk, Wayne State University
  • Abbas Babajani-Feremi, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • Hamidreza Chitsaz, Colorado State University
  • Carlo Combi, Universita’ degli Studi di Verona, Italy
  • Rosa Figueroa, University of Utah
  • Jacob Furst, DePaul University
  • Darrin Hanna, Oakland University
  • Adam Gaweda, University of Louisville
  • Jonathan Gemmell, DePaul University
  • Maryellen Giger, University of Chicago
  • Hamid Soltanian-Zadeh, Henry Ford health System
  • Juan Gómez, University of Valencia, Spain
  • Ali Haddad, Yale University
  • Kourosh Jafari-Khouzani, Harvard University
  • Ian H. Jarman, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
  • Wen-Yang Lin, National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • Paulo J. G. Lisboa, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
  • Theophilus Ogunyemi, Oakland University
  • Doug Redd, George Washington University 
  • Ishwar Sethi, Oakland University
  • Emilio Soria, University of Valencia, Spain
  • Joan Vila Francés, University of Valencia, Spain