Multimodal Retrieval in the Medical Domain 2015 (MRMD 2015)

Medical information is of interest to a wide variety of users, including patients and their families, researchers, general practitioners and clinicians, and practitioners with specific expertise such as radiologists. There are several dedicated services that seek to make this information more easily accessible, such as Health on the Net’s medical search systems for the general public and medical practitioners: http://www.hon.ch/. Despite the popularity of the medical domain for users of search engines, and current interest in this topic within the information retrieval research community, development of search and access technologies remains particularly challenging.

The workshop will be colocated with ECIR 2015 in Vienna, Austria. The workshop will take place on March 29, 2015.

Invited Talks

We are pleased to have the following invited talks at the workshop:

Programme

 

9:00 Opening
9:15 Invited Talk: Camille Kurtz (University Paris Descartes)
Semantic features for the automated retrieval of radiological images in medical databases
10:15 Georgios Balikas, Anastasia Krithara, Ioannis Partalas and Georgios Paliouras.
BioASQ: A challenge on large-scale biomedical semantic indexing and question answering
10:30 Coffee
11:00 Romain Lelong, Lina F. Soualmia, Badisse Dahamna, Julien Grosjean and Stéfan J. Darmoni.
Rewriting Natural Language Queries using Patterns in an Electronic Health Records System
11:15 Siqi Liu, Nur Hadi, Sidong Liu, Sonia Pujol, Ron Kikinis, Fan Zhang, David Feng and Weidong Cai.
Content-based Retrieval of Brain Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Image
11:30 Wei Li, Yu Qian, Martin Loomes, Lianyi Wang and Xiaohong Gao.
The application of KAZE features to the classification of Echocardiogram Videos
11:45 Spyridon Stathopoulos and Theodore Kalamboukis.
Multi-modal Indexing and Retrieval using LSA
12:00 Alba García Seco De Herrera, Dimitrios Markonis, Ranveer Joyseeree, Roger Schaer, Antonio Foncubierta Rodriguez and Henning Müller.
Using Semi–Supervised Learning for Image Modality Classification as a Filter for Medical Case Retrieval
12:15 Dina Demner, Sonya Shooshan, Laritza Rodriguez, Sameer Antani and George Thoma.
Annotation of Chest Radiology Reports for Indexing and Retrieval
12:30 Lunch
13:45 Antonio Foncubierta Rodríguez
VISCERAL Retrieval Result Presentation
14:15 VISCERAL Participant Papers
Assaf Spanier and Leo Joskowicz. Medical case-based retrieval of patient records using the RadLex hierarchical lexicon
Fan Zhang, Yang Song, Weidong Cai, Adrien Depeursinge and Henning Müller. USYD/HES-SO in the VISCERAL Retrieval Benchmark
Sungbin Choi
Oscar Alfonso Jiménez del Toro
15:15 Coffee
15:45 Invited talk: Eldad Elnekave (Chief Medical Officer, Zebra Medical Vision)
Clinical imaging: into the frontier of medical big data
16:45 Discussion
17:10 Closing

 

Target audience

  • Information retrieval researchers working on medical texts
  • Medical practitioners
  • Big data scientists
  • Medical image analysis researchers

Call for papers

The Multimodal Rretieval in the Medical Domain Workshop calls for papers that are of interest to the audience of the workshop. The workshop will be colocated with ECIR 2015 in Vianna, Austria. The workshop will take place on March 29, 2015. Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Evaluation and benchmarking of information retrieval in the medical domain
  • Medical information analysis and retrieval, including natural language processing
  • Multimedia technologies in information retrieval in the medical domain
  • Retrieval of multimodal information in the medical domain
  • Retrieval of similar cases in the medical domain
  • Medical image retrieval


lncs logo.tifPapers contributed to the MRMD Workshop will be published in a Springer Lecture Notes on Computer Science post-conference proceedings. Check the submission guidelines at the bottom of this page. Participants of the VISCERAL retrieval benchmark can also submit papers if they submit results to the benchmark.

Workshop organizers

  • Henning Müller. HES-SO, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (Switzerland)
  • Oscar Jiménez del Toro. HES-SO, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (Switzerland)
  • Allan Hanbury. TUW, Vienna University of Technology (Austria)
  • Georg Langs. MUW, Medical University of Vienna (Austria)
  • Antonio Foncubierta Rodríguez. ETHZ, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich (Switzerland)

Scientific Committee

  • Allan Hanbury. Vienna University of Technology (Austria)
  • Georg Langs. Medical University of Vienna (Austria)
  • Henning Müller. University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (Switzerland)
  • Adrien Depeursinge. University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (Switzerland)
  • Dimitrios Markonis. University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (Switzerland)
  • Orçun Goksel. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich (Switzerland)
  • Antonio Foncubierta-Rodríguez. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich (Switzerland) 
  • Bjoern Menze. Technische Universität Munchen (Germany)
  • Theodora Tsikrika. Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (Greece)
  • Jean-Pierre Chevallet. Pierre Mendès-France University (France)
  • Gabriela Csurka. Xerox Research Centre Europe (France)
  • Lorraine Goeuriot.  Joseph Fourier University (France)
  • Stefan Schulz. Medical University of Graz (Austria)
  • Angus Roberts. Sheffield University (United Kingdom)
  • Weidong Cai. University of Sydney (Australia)
  • Sameer Antani. National Library of Medicine (United States)
  • Dina Demner Fushman. National Library of Medicine (United States)
  • Jenny Benois-Pineau. University of Bordeaux (France)

Special track: VISCERAL Retrieval Benchmark

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One of the challenges of medical information retrieval is similar case retrieval in the medical domain based on multimodal data, where cases refer to data about specific patients (used in an anonymised form), such as medical records, radiology images and radiology reports or cases described in the literature or teaching files.

 The VISCERAL project aims at evaluating and promoting improvements of the state of the art in this field, and is organizing the VISCERAL Retrieval Benchmark (see detailed information about the benchmark).

The results of the participants in the VISCERAL Retrieval Benchmark will be presented and discussed as part of the Workshop and published in post-conference proceedings. 

 Download the VISCERAL Retrieval Benchmark information flyer.

Important Dates 

  • Paper Submission Deadline: 29 January 2015 (extended) 
  • Acceptance notification: 15 February 2015
  • Final papers due: 16 March 2015
  • VISCERAL retrieval abstracts due: 16 March 2015
  • Workshop: 29 March 2015
  • All papers ready with source files for the proceedings: 30 April 2015
  • Participation in VISCERAL Retrieval Benchmark:
    • Registration starts: 17 November 2014
    • Database and topics released: 1 December 2014
    • Participant results submission deadline: 28 February 2015
    • Participant abstract submission deadline: 16 March 2015
    • Results released: 29 March 2015 (at the workshop)

Submission Guidelines

lncs logo.tifPapers contributed to the MRMD Workshop will be published in a Springer Lecture Notes on Computer Science post-conference proceedings. Page limit for submission is 14 pages. Manuscript templates and author guidelines are available in Springer's Information for Authors page.

Link to MRMD Submission system.