Second Workshop on Data Mining for Healthcare Management

Held in conjunction with
The 15th Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
24-27 May 2011 (Tue-Fri) - Shenzen, China

  • 09 May 2011: Workshop will have an Invited Talk. Abstract of the talk has been posted here
    Title: Predictive Modeling for Care Management: Impact on Outcomes, Costs and Engagement
    Presenter Bio: Dr. Vipin Gopal is the Director of Clinical Analytics at Humana, a Fortune 100 company. In this role, Dr. Gopal is responsible for the organization that develops and applies advanced analytics that drives Humana.s clinical strategy, programs and quality. He is an expert in developing differentiating analytic competencies, and has previously led analytic teams in diverse companies ranging from industrial conglomerates to healthcare. Dr. Gopal obtained his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University and B.Tech. from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, both in Engineering. He has over 20 publications and has 5 U.S. patents awarded/pending. Dr Gopal is a Senior Member of American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and IEEE, has served on the organizing/advisory committees of many international conferences and was previously Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology. Most recently, Dr. Gopal was the Chairperson of the World Congress Leadership Summit on Predictive Analytics held at Boston in October 2010. He is also active in the community, and has previously served as the President of India Association of Minnesota, the umbrella organization of about 20,000 Asian Indians in the State of Minnesota.
  • 07 May 2011: Workshop Program has been posted
  • 11 Feb 2011: Accepted Papers have been posted.
  • 27 Dec 2010: Paper Submission Deadline: Monday, 17 January, 2011 ( to encourage the authors of papers that are not accepted in the main PAKDD conference to submit their papers to PAKDD workshops.)
  • 09 Dec 2010: Paper Submission Deadline: Monday, 20 December, 2010
  • 04 Oct 2010: Easy chair website for workshop is now available and open for submissions.
  • 29 Sep 2010: Paper Submission Deadline: 10 December, 2010 (Friday)
Workshop Description
Data Mining for Healthcare Management (DMHM) has been instrumental in detecting patterns of diagnosis, decisions and treatments in healthcare. Data mining has aided in several aspects of healthcare management including disease diagnosis, decision-making for treatments, medical fraud prevention and detection, fault detection of medical devices, healthcare quality improvement strategies and privacy. Data Mining for Healthcare Management (DMHM) is an emerging field where researchers from both academia and industry have recognized the potential of its impact on improved healthcare by discovering patterns and trends in large amounts of complex data generated by healthcare transactions. Data mining also helps to discover interesting business insights to help make business decisions that can influence cost efficiency and yet maintain a high quality of care. Healthcare management has received great deal of attention in recent times and application of data mining techniques to this field is gaining increasing popularity. This workshop will provide a common platform for discussion of challenging issues and potential techniques in this emergence field of data mining for health care management. It will also serve as a critical and essential forum for integrating various research challenges in this domain and promote collaboration among researchers from academia and industry to enhance the state-of-art and help define a clear path for future research in this emerging area. Data Mining for Healthcare Management (DMHM) workshop will facilitate collaboration among different disciplines including medicine, clinical studies, embedded systems, hardware and computer science.
Workshop Scope
DMHM 2011 encourages the following topics (but is not limited to) related to application of data mining techniques to healthcare:
  • Theoretical foundations in Data Mining
  • Data models for healthcare management
  • Patient management
  • Medical decision making
  • Medical diagnosis
  • Evidence based medicinal decisions
  • Medical Insurance Fraud Detection
  • Patient Flow Models in Hospitals
  • Clinical data analysis
  • Cloud-computing models and challenges for healthcare.
  • Privacy and security in healthcare.
  • Improving Quality of products and services
  • Data collection and integration techniques
  • Data cleaning and transformation
  • Knowledge based medical recommendation models
  • Information visualization of medical data.
  • Enhancing quality of tools available to healthcare providers.
  • Medical device fault detection and prevention.
  • Reliability of medical devices.
  • Pattern recognition in medical images and data.
  • Important Dates
    • Paper Submission Deadline: 10 December, 2010 (Friday)
    • Author Notification: 21 January, 2011 (Friday)
    • Camera-Ready Deadline: 18 February, 2011 (Friday).
    All papers must be submitted electronically using EasyChair Website for the workshop in PDF format only. Submitting a paper to the workshop means that if the paper is accepted, at least one author should attend the workshop to present the paper. Attendees are required to register at PAKDD 2011 website.

    We are currently negotiating with Springer-Verlag to include some outstanding papers in the LNCS/LNAI series. We will keep you posted on the same.

    Workshop paper submission deadline: 10 December 2010

    Workshop Organization Chairs
    Dr. Prasanna Desikan
    Center for Healthcare Innovation
    Allina Hospitals and Clinics

    Prof. Jaideep Srivastava
    Computer Science & Engineering
    University of Minnesota

    Prof. Ee-Peng Lim
    School of Information Systems
    Singapore Management University

    For any further questions please contact Prasanna at prasanna [at] gmail [dot] com