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DCM 2020 : IJCAI 2020 International Workshop on Disease Computational Modeling (DCM)


When Jul 12, 2020 - Jul 12, 2020
Where Yokohama, Japan
Submission Deadline Apr 26, 2020
Notification Due May 17, 2020
Final Version Due May 31, 2020
Categories    machine learning   artificial intelligence   bioinformatics   healthcare

Call For Papers

In recent years, AI technologies have been widely used to develop healthcare applications, e.g. computer vision for medical imaging, speech recognition for clinical voice assistant, natural language understanding for chatbots to answer frequently asked questions in medicine. A series of surveys and reviews report the state-of-the-art technologies special for deep learning methods used in healthcare, and tutorials have been given in recent years at top AI conferences to help audience apply deep learning methods to healthcare applications with heterogeneous data.

Besides healthcare applications, there is still a huge space to uncover the disease-centric computational models, towards a better understanding of the course of a disease. In this workshop, we wish to address the fundamental challenges of building disease computational models based on advanced AI technologies. This calls for methods that can discover:

biological association for disease genotyping
clinical representation for disease phenotyping
probabilistic graph models for disease progression
disease-symptom models for screening or early diagnosis
disease-drug models for optimal care patterns
embedding of medical concepts w./w.o. patient visits
or other novel disease models that potentially put meaningful insights in healthcare.

We welcome original research papers no longer than 5 pages in total: 4 pages for the body of the paper (including all figures), plus up to one additional page with references that do not fit within the six body pages.

Papers must be formatted according to the IJCAI guidelines( Submissions should be in .pdf format.

Submission Website:

Important Dates
Submission deadline: Sunday, 26 April 2020 (23:59 Pacific Time)
Author notification: Sunday, 17 May 2020 (23:59 Pacific Time)
Camera ready deadline: Sunday, 31 May 2020 (23:59 Pacific Time)

Workshop Organizers & Program Committee


Jing Mei (IBM Research)
Michiharu Kudo (IBM Research)
Daby Sow (IBM Research)
Atsushi Suzuki (Fujita Health University School of Medicine, Japan)
Edwin Wang (University of Calgary)
Jiao Li (Chinese Academy of Medical Science)
Ping Zhang (The Ohio State University)

Program Committee

Jessica Fitts Willoughby (Washington State Univ., USA)
Tiantian He (Nanyang Technological Univ., Singapore)
Zhaomeng Niu (Rutgers Cancer Institute, USA)
Robert Moskovitch (Ben Gurion University, Israel)
Xushen Xiong (MIT CSAIL)
Mingyu Yang (Yale University)
Yixin Chen (Fuwai Hospital, China)
Jingjing Wang (Chinese PLA General Hospital)
Xiang Zhang (Southeast University, China)
Mohamed Ghalwash (IBM Research USA)
Prithwish Chakraborty (IBM Research USA)
Akira Koseki (IBM Research Tokyo)
Takayuki Katsuki (IBM Research Tokyo)
Yiqin Yu (IBM Research China)
Pengwei Hu (IBM Research China)
Zefang Tang (IBM Research China)
Xu Min (IBM Research China)
Yuan Zhang (IBM Research China)
Bibo Hao (IBM Research China)

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