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14th Conference on Artificial Intelligence in MedicineAIME 2013

May 29 - June 1, 2013, Murcia, Spain

Important Dates

Deadline for submission: February 18, 2013
Notification of acceptance: March 11, 2013
Camera-Ready Copy Deadline: March 25, 2013
Doctoral Consortium: May 29, 2013


Aim and who should attend

The fifth Doctoral Consortium for the Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIME) series of conferences will take place on Wednesday 29th May 2013 in conjunction with the 14th Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIME 2013) to be held in Murcia, Spain ( The Doctoral Consortium will provide an opportunity for PhD students to present their research plans or their preliminary work in an informal and supportive atmosphere. The PhD students will be able to discuss their plans, preliminary results (optional), and the specific problems they are encountering. They will get feedback and advice from a number of prominent academic researchers with substantial experience in the field who will actively give constructive feedback and advice and contribute to the discussions.

The Doctoral Consortium will host the presentations by about 6 PhD students who will be selected by the Doctoral Consortium chair. It will also include a short intensive tutorial on structuring a research paper (and the corresponding work) on different topics and with different perspectives (theoretical, methodological, experimental, application-oriented), and will be concluded with a general discussion and evaluation.


Unlike other conference submissions, a Doctoral Consortium submission pertains specifically to the PhD thesis as a whole or part thereof (hereafter both will be termed “the research work”). To apply for participation at the AIME 2013 Doctoral Consortium, please submit a research plan on a topic related to AI in Medicine of 2000 to 2500 words (approximately 4-5 pages) of your research work. Submissions should be submitted in PDF form, following the Springer's LNCS format (see or, and should include a short description of:

  • Title and author.
  • The problem, with an argument of why it is important.
  • The goal and the research questions.
  • An outline of what is already known about the research problem.
  • Your planned approach and methods for solving the problem.
  • The expected results from the research work like overviews, algorithms, better understanding of a concept, a pilot, model or system.
  • Any questions you might have or problems you encounter for which you specifically would like feedback on such as: do I need to write a systematic review before I start? How should I proceed? Where should I consider publishing? How should I evaluate my work? Which courses would suit me best to carry out the work? Is it normal to meet my supervisor once a week/month/year?

Submissions should be sent by email to

The doctoral consortium chair will select about 6 submissions to be presented and discussed during the meeting. The selection is based on the relevancy to AI in Medicine topics (see for example the AIME 2013 topics), relevancy to the doctoral consortium (there is for example no point to present finished work at the meeting), the clarity of writing, and the resulting spectrum of presented topics.

Academic Panel

Aside from the doctoral consortium chair, an Academic Panel consisting of the following leading researchers in the AIM field will conduct the AIME Doctoral Consortium:

  • Ameen Abu-Hanna
  • Steen Andreassen
  • Riccardo Bellazzi
  • Carlo Combi
  • Michel Dojat
  • Werner Horn
  • Elpida Keravnou
  • Peter Lucas
  • Roque Marin Morales
  • Niels Peek
  • Silvana Quaglini
  • Yuval Shahar


Participation in the meeting is open to anyone who wishes to attend and not just to the presenting PhD students. Details on payment and registration will be announced on the AIME 2013 web page.


Selected submissions will appear in workshop notes that will be distributed among registered participants.