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CBMS 2011 - the 24th International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems
June 27th - 30th, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
The proceedings of CBMS 2011, published online in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library, are now available.
The next CBMS conference, CBMS 2012 (the 25th International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems) will be held at the Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, Rome, Italy (June 2012). Please see the conference website for details.     CBMS 2012

The 24th International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS 2011) was held at the University of the West of England, Bristol (Frenchay campus), from June 27th to 30th 2011. The conference provided an international forum for discussing the latest developments in the field of computational medicine, biomedical informatics and related fields. There were regular and special track sessions with technical contributions reviewed and selected by an international programme committee, as well as keynote talks and tutorials given by leading experts in their fields.

The symposium is the premier conference for computational medicine, providing a mechanism for the exchange of ideas and technologies between academics and industrial scientists, and attracts a worldwide audience.

Regular and special track presentations covered a broad range of issues among (but not limited to) the following areas:

  Software Systems in Medicine
  Computer-Aided Diagnosis
  Knowledge Discovery & Data Mining
  Knowledge-Based Systems and Techniques
  Decision Support Systems
  Medical Devices with Embedded Computers
  Signal and Image Processing in Medicine
  Medical Image Segmentation & Compression
  Machine Vision in Medicine
  Medical Robotics
  Network and Telemedicine Systems
  Medical Databases & Information Systems
  Web-Based Delivery of Medical Information
  Multimedia Biomedical Databases
  Content Analysis of Biomedical Image Data
  Handheld Computing Applications in Medicine
  Bioinformatics in Medicine
  Pervasive Health Systems and Services



Special Tracks

The following special tracks were organised. Please see the individual special track pages for more details.

The main conference track was also divided into the following sub-tracks.


Workshops & Tutorials

Workshops and tutorials were held on the following topics:


The HealthGrid 2011 conference co-located with CBMS 2011, and in lieu of the usual HealthGrid and Cloud Computing special track, all CBMS delegates had free access to HealthGrid sessions.    HealthGrid 2011


IEEE Xplore Proceedings

The electronic proceedings for CBMS 2011 are now available online, published through IEEE Xplore. Please see http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/mostRecentIssue.jsp?punumber=5983498.

Posted by CBMS Admin on Thu, 1 Sep 2011

Public transport disruption

Current indications are that the inductrial action sceduled for June 30th will be going ahead. According to Bristol Airport, disruption to outbound flights is not expected, but please allow extra time for possible delays at passport control and security. Central Bristol is likely to see some traffic disruption due to strike rallies between Collage Green and Castle Park. FirstBus and First Great Western currently have no information about any disruption to local bus services and trains from Bristol stations tomorrow. Eurotaxies have informed us that there will be no disruption to their taxi services.

Update at 07:00 - Trains from Bristol Parkway to London Paddington are currently running on-time.

Posted by CBMS Admin on Wed, 29 Jun 2011

Joining Instructions

For all registered delegates, joining instructions are now available. Please check these for updates, especially in relation to possible public transport strikes on June 30th.

If you did not also receive an email with the joining instructions, please contact us urgently at

Posted by CBMS Admin on Wed, 22 Jun 2011


On the first day of the conference, we are fortunate to have two keynote speakers long associated with HealthGrid conferences; Professor Richard Sinnott from Melbourne and Dr Vincent Breton from the Institut des Grilles of the CNRS in France. Vincent is this year's Jean-Claude Healy lecturer.

The conference continues on Tuesday morning with Mary Kratz from the University of Michigan and PEPFAR, the US President's Programme for AIDS Relief, and at the end of the afternoon a sponsored HealthGrid keynote by Steve Brewer of the EGI. The after-dinner speaker on Tuesday evening will be Professor Peter Barham of Bristol University.

On Wednesday, the day begins with a keynote by Professor Harold Thimbleby, Swansea, whose research on usability has shed new light on "medical errors". Finally, two medical experts, Professor Iain Buchan, University of Manchester, and Professor Frances Griffiths, University of Warwick, bring their own deep and very distinct interdisciplinary understanding of issues facing modern medicine and healthcare provision.

Posted by CBMS Admin on Sun, 12 Jun 2011

Event Sponsors

IEEE   The British Computer Society (BCS), Bristol Branch   Association for Computing Machinery   University of the West of England, Bristol