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Subject: [ E-Conf ] CFP - WS on Optimizing understanding in multilingual hospital encounters @ TIA 2013, Paris
From: <nathalie.aussenac-gilles_(on)_irit.fr>
Date received: 09 Sep 2013
Deadline: -
Start date: 20 Oct 2013

*******************Call for short papers*************************

the dead-line is extended to Sept. 16th

Workshop on Optimizing understanding in multilingual hospital

October 20th, 2013 - University of Paris 13, Paris (F)


In conjunction with the International Conference on Terminology
and Artificial Intelligence TIA 2013
dead-line for paper submission: September 10th, 2013

In this workshop we will bring together participants who have
solutions for one or more of the following problems: How can
mutual understanding be optimized with the help of technology in
hospitals where both patients and professionals have varying
language skills, cultural backgrounds and cognitive capacities?
Can domain ontologies, natural language processing tools,
multilingual knowledge-based tools, multilingual terminology
resources and other semantic technologies be combined in order to
enhance the quality of mutual understanding between humans?
Multi-language web apps already exist that make it easier for
different health professionals to improve communication through
the use of terminology and phrases like standard questions and
explanations in multiple languages. We solicit ideas on how
technology can optimize the usability of this type of resource
and of other types of resources and on how new technologies can
reuse all types of existing terminological resources.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers from
several domains, and practitioners from industry, academia and
health policy making bodies to report on recent developments,
achievements, technology trends and research results on projects
concerning the optimization of understanding in multilingual
hospital encounters and the possibilities of applying web-based
technologies to this end.

What follows is a non-exhaustive list of topics of interest for
this workshop.  One of the topics is how cloud-based technology
can optimize understanding in caretaker - caregiver communication
in a variety of hospital settings where misunderstanding might be
lurking because of incompatible language skills, cultural
differences, terminology, etc. We welcome contributions in the
field of current semantic web-based technologies, techniques and
tools with the aim of reusing distributed data on the web and
exploring web- based health applications. We also solicit
examples of service-oriented collective intelligence and language
resource interoperability. How can existing hospital
infrastructures of several kinds be designed for caregivers and
for caretakers as end users? A clinical pathway is a
decision-tree based on clinical assessment that guides the
triage, history taking and further examination of a patient with
a particular clinical problem. We solicit examples of clinical
pathways for identifying and treating specific disorders at
triage and history taking in hospital emergency wards where
caretakers and patients do not speak the same language, in which
the linguistic and cultural background of a patient are taken
into consideration. General-purpose machine translation tools
are not reliable for the translation of medical records. We
solicit examples of the use of machine translation tools (trained
to target specific domains in medicine?) to enhance understanding
between caregivers and caretakers in well-defined contexts.

We invite you to send a short paper (4 pages, presentation time
15 minutes)


    Rita Temmerman Centrum voor Vaktaal en Communicatie (CVC) -
    Applied Linguistics Vrije Universiteit Brussel Pleinlaan 5
    B-1050 Brussel rita(dot)temmerman(at)vub(dot)ac(dot)be

    Guadalupe Aguado De Cea Ontology Engineering Group
    Universidad Politécnica de Madrid lupe(at)fi(dot)upm(dot)es

Members of the programme committee Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles
(IRIT, CNRS, Toulouse, France) Christian Chiarcos (Universität
Potsdam, Germany) Philippe Cimiano (CITEC Bielefeld Germany)
Oscar Corcho (UPM, Madrid, Spain) Stefan Darmoni (Département
d'Epidémiologie et de Santé Publique CHU Rouen, France) Göran
Falkman (School of Humanities and Informatics, University of
Skövde, Sweden) Natalia Grabar (Université de Lille 3, France)
Asunción Goméz Peréz (OEG, Universidad Politécnica Madrid,
Spain) Thierry Hamon (Institut Galilée Paris 13, France)
Marie-Christine Jaulent (INSERM - Paris, France) Aurélie Névéol
(CNRS, France) Stefan Schulz (Medical University of Graz,
Austria) Annette Ten Teije (VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands) Marc
Van Campenhoudt (Termisti Bruxelles, Belgium)

Important Dates Paper due date: 16 September 2013 Notification
of acceptance: 30 September 2013 Camera-ready deadline: 10
October 2013 Workshop: 30 October 2013

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