Special Track: Intelligent Health Services

Special track on:



Track chairs:

Michael Lawley

Anthony Nguyen


Faced by increasing demand for services, reduced funding and staffing, and pressures imposed by various levels of government, health services around the world are under increasing pressure to become more efficient in how they offer their services. There is a growing need for novel technologies that understand the complexities of the health system – from operations to general practice and community care - and offer much needed productivity gains in resource usage and service delivery.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be used in many ways to better understand this complex system and provide solutions. Research is vital to be able to show how AI can be used and extended to meet the needs of the health system. All areas of artificial intelligence are currently being extended to take on some of these challenges. Some examples include Google’s efforts to use deep learning to build the Google Brain and teach machines to think and learn like humans, and the use of semantic technologies to take on the challenge of enhancing big data analytics. Translating research from labs to everyday use in hospitals and medical practice remains one of the greatest challenges for AI in the health research community.

This special session on Intelligent Health Services (IHS) aims to bring together scholars and practitioners who are using Artificial Intelligence to solve health and medical problems to present and discuss their research, share their knowledge and experiences, define key research challenges and explore collaborations to advance e-health development nationally and internationally.

The topics of IHS include but are not limited to:

* Knowledge representation and reasoning

* Clinical decision support systems

* Collaborative care and communication

* Tele-health and tele-monitoring

* Medical data mining

* Modelling and simulation

* Forecasting, planning, and scheduling

* Patient care, monitoring and diagnosis

* Natural language processing

* Intelligent health records

* Workflow and capacity optimization

* Implementation and case studies

* Agents and Multi-agent systems



Michael Lawley
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Anthony Nguyen
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation



All submission and publication guidelines announced for the PRICAI 2014 conference will be applicable for this special track.

Paper Submission: Papers submitted to the special session and the main conference will use the same submission system. Please choose “Intelligent Health Services” special track / session as the applicable track. 

Publication: All papers submitted will be peer-reviewed using the same criteria of PRICAI-14. The accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings of PRICAI-14, which will be published by Springer as a volume of LNAI series.

Important Dates: Please refer to applicable PRICAI 2014 Important Dates page for paper submission deadline, paper acceptance notification, camera-ready due date, etc.


      Dr Michael Lawley (mailto: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )