|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.|
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
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
| 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
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.|
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
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
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