IntelliFest Oct 2012 (San Diego) : Healthcare, Bootcamps and More

IntelliFest 22 – 26 Oct 2012 is under way. This year it’s located in San Diego, at the Bahia Resort Hotel.

There will be a dedicated Healthcare day, as well as the normal Drools&jBPM bootcamps. Both days are available with free registration; although spaces are limited. Followed by the 3 day main event. The main sessions will cover a wide range of reasoning technologies from the domain of AI, register here. The main sesssion format this year is multi-track to cater for developers, management and executes. The IntelliFest call for presentations is still open.

The healthcare day is being co-chaired by Emory Fry, MD and Dr Davide Sottara, and request for presentations is now open. Please send your healthcare and medical submissions to the following emails:
to: eafry at gmx d0t com.
cc:  dsotty at gmail d0t com, mproctor at codehaus d0t org.

Any talks that involve reasoning technologies from the domain of AI is accepted. However special focus will be given to rules, workflow, event processing, ontologies, planning and agents. Both 25 and 50 minute talks are accetable.We prefer presentations more on the clinical side, than on the administration side (i.e. billing talks).

I have the great pleasure of announcing the healthcare keynote speaker, Dr Robert Greenes. A biomedical and infomatics star from Arizona State University.

Title: “Embedding Decision Support in Clinical Systems”
Dr. Robert Greenes
Chair, Department of Biomedical Informatics
Arizona State University

Dr. Greenes joined ASU in September, 2007 to lead the new Department of Biomedical Informatics (BMI).  This unit, originally in the School of Computing and Informatics, in the Fulton School of Engineering, is now a Department under the newly constituted Biomedicine@ASU framework.
Before coming to ASU, Dr. Greenes spent many years at Harvard, in the field of BMI, first at Massachusetts General Hospital, then at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he established the Decision Systems Group in 1980, and developed it into a leading BMI research and development program. Dr. Greenes was professor of radiology and of health sciences and technology (HST), at Harvard Medical School, where HST is a joint division of Harvard and MIT. He was also professor of health policy and management at Harvard School of Public Health. For over 20 years, he has directed the Biomedical Informatics Research Training (BIRT) program, with support from the National Library of Medicine and other sources, with co-directors now representing 10 hospital and university-based informatics groups throughout the Boston area. Dr. Greenes is a practicing radiologist, and has also had brief interludes at Stanford and in industry. Dr. Greenes’ research has been in the areas of clinical decision support, in terms of models and approaches to decision making, the knowledge representation to support it, and its clinical application and validation. He has also been active in the promulgation of standards and fostering of group collaborative work, particularly in knowledge management. A related research interest is human-computer interaction, particularly with respect to the use of clinical information systems by providers and patients, the improved capture of clinical data and the incorporation of individualized, context-specific decision support. Another interest is in personal biosensors for monitoring of patients at risk in a variety of settings.


Modeling of clinical decision making – knowledge representation – knowledge management – clinical decision support – personal biosensors – human-computer interaction – group collaborative work


1970, Ph.D, Harvard University
1966, MD, Harvard Medical School
1962, BA, University of Michigan


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