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DrMED@MIE 2008 : 1st International Workshop on Describing Medical Web Resources


When May 25, 2008 - May 28, 2008
Where Goteborg Sweden
Submission Deadline Apr 11, 2008
Notification Due Apr 23, 2008

Call For Papers


DrMED@MIE 2008

1st International Workshop on Describing Medical Web Resources

The workshop is organized as part of the 21st International Congress
of the European Federation for Medical Informatics (MIE-2008),
May 25-28, 2008, Goteborg Sweden

Description and Topics

The number of health information web resources is increasing day by
day. The content of these resources is very variable and difficult to
assess. Furthermore, the number of people searching for health-related
information is also increasing. The development of tools to support the
process of describing the content of medical web resources with
meta-data that facilitate their retrieval, and with quality labels by
certified authorities, is crucial for the delivery of content of better
quality to health information consumers.

The DRMed workshop at MIE 2008 aims at providing a focused international
forum for researchers, developers and labeling organizations to present
the scope of the problem, discuss the potential of semantic web
technologies and outline promising future research directions.

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

* Knowledge representation and management technologies (e.g. OWL, RDF,
Annotation Schemas, etc.) that enable the creation of
machine-processable descriptions of medical web resources, either
by experts of simple users.

* Challenges related to content collection and information extraction
techniques that allow the retrieval of unclassified/unlabeled web
resources or the continuous monitoring of already classified/labeled

* Applications of Medical Web Content Accreditation, utilizing Semantic
Web technologies/tools.

Important Dates

Submissions due : April 11, 2008

Notification of Acceptance : April 23, 2008

Final Articles due : May 8, 2008

Early Bird Registration due : March 30, 2008

Workshop : to be announced

Participation and Paper Submission

The language of the conference will be English and we invite research
papers, work-in-progress papers, and position papers. All submissions
will be reviewed by an international programme committee.

Submissions should follow the style described in the DrMED@MIE 2008
Author Guidelines and be up to 6 pages in length, including title,
author, names, abstract, and body.

DrMED@MIE 2008 Author Guidelines can be found here:

Papers have to be submitted via email at:

Workshop proceedings will be prepared in paper and on CD-ROM. Each
participant will receive a hardcopy of DrMED 2008 proceedings.
Workshop authors will maintain the copyrights of their papers, but
will be required to sign a form allowing the local organizers to
include their paper in the workshop's proceedings. The possibility
of a journal special issue based on the workshop proceedings will
be discussed during the workshop.


Workshop attendants are required to register to the main conference
and to the workshop. At least one author of each accepted workshop
paper is required to register by the camera-ready submission deadline.

Registration will be done through the MIE 2008 registration site,

Workshop Organizers

Karkaletsis V., NCSR "Demokritos", Greece
Kokkinakis D., Goteborg University, Sweden
Svatek V., University of Economics, Czech Republic
Mayer M.A., Web Medica Acreditada, Spain
Gonzales D.V., Agency for Quality in Medicine, Germany
Ruch P., University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland

Programme Committee

Amigo E., Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia,Madrid, Spain
Dalianis H., Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University, Sweden
Declerck T., DFKI GmbH, Germany
Gonzales D.V., Agency for Quality in Medicine, Germany
Karampiperis P., NCSR "Demokritos", Greece
Karkaletsis V., NCSR "Demokritos", Greece
Kokkinakis D., Goteborg University, Sweden
Maglogiannis I., University of the Aegean, Greece
Mayer M.A., Web Medica Acreditada, Spain
Polla M., Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
Ruch P., University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland
Svatek V., University of Economics, Czech Republic
Zweigenbaum P., LIMSI - CNRS, France

* for updated list of Programme Committee Members, visit the
DRMED@MIE 2008 Web Site (

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