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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

Technology Enhanced Learning in Medical Education

Special Track website: http://kedip.med.auth.gr/cbms2011/

Call for papers

Recent advances in information and communication technologies (ICT) have acted as catalysts for significant developments in the sector of health care, affecting strongly medical diagnosis, patient and healthcare management and, of course, medical education. There is nowadays an international trend to involve computers and the Internet in medical curricula and in continuing life-long medical learning. Currently, the enormous expansion in medical and biomedical knowledge poses a fundamental challenge in medical education. Can new educational approaches build on concepts of adult education, rely on situational and/or constructive learning and accommodate requirements involved in active, self-directed, student-centred, and experiential educational programs? How can information technology assist the learners in developing robust conceptual models that will eventually facilitate the transition towards expert, over-specialized knowledge, yet without loosing sight of the "big picture"? Can information technology provide some added value for the development of individual strategies to effectively deal with the complexity and amount of medical knowledge?. All these questions cannot be answered without a comprehensive approach. It is worth taking into account the degree of digitization of educational and experimental processes, the development of artificial intelligence, which significantly simplifies many stages of searching and processing information resources. Today it is customary to build a system of priorities for both career and personal goals, even elementary school students practice delegating their responsibilities and give preference to purchasing essays and other academic tasks that require a lot of attention and time.

This special track aims to bring together researchers in the multi-disciplinary areas of Medical Education and technology enhanced learning, and to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of their research activities. Academics, scientists, psychologists, clinicians, engineers, computer scientists and managers involved in medical education "as it is" or enhanced by ICT innovations, are encouraged to submit papers to this special track. We therefore welcome paper/poster submissions and delegates from the worldwide Medical and Computing community, particularly those involved in funded research projects in Medical Education and/or with teaching responsibilities in the sub-area of "Computer-based Medical Systems".

Authors are invited to submit their research contributions or practical experience reports. All papers will be peer reviewed by at least two referees. The track provides its attendees with an opportunity to experience state-of-the-art research and development in a variety of topics directly and indirectly related to their own work, as well as, an opportunity to come up-to-date on important technological issues involved in the enhancement of medical education.


  • Interactive environments for technology-enhanced learning in Medical Education
  • Adaptive and intuitive medical learning systems
  • Avatars and Virtual Reality in Medical Education
  • Modeling and Simulation in Medical education
  • Individualization of learning experiences with ICT
  • User Interfaces and usability in Medical Education
  • Cultural Issues of e-learning in Medical Education
  • Semantics and usage context in Medical Education
  • Protocols and Guidelines for migration of content
  • Standards in Medical Education
  • Pedagogy in e-Medical Education
  • Web Collaboration Environments for Medical Teaching
  • Medical Education and Assistive Technologies
  • Accessibility, scalability and cost effectiveness of Medical Education Management Systems
  • Methods, technologies and applications of Content Management Systems
  • Evaluation of Medical Education Approaches
  • Empirical approaches in Medical Education
  • Technologies for Clinical Skills Laboratories
  • Virtual Collaborative Clinical Practice and Education
  • E-Health and Patient Training
  • Medical Digital Libraries
  • Life long medical learning
  • Medical Education Networks
  • Medical Education Project Management


Track Chair(s)

  • Panagiotis Bamidis, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Daniela Giordano, Department of Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering, University of Catania, Italy
  • Stathis Konstantinidis, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece


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Event Sponsors

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