Wednesday, February 27, 2008

ICT4Health 2008: Keynote Speaker -- Dr. Daniel Racoceanu

ICT4Health 2008
International Symposium on Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for Health
February 29 - March 1, 2008
Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines
Co-sponsored by the Embassy of France to the Philippines


Keynote Speaker 1:

Daniel Racoceanu, PhD, Dr. Habil, Ing.
French National Research Center


"Image Based Reasoning using Medical Knowledge to improve DiagnosisAssistance"

(Showcases: Early Detection of Brain stroke from brain CT, Histopathology Imaging-based Automatic Breast Cancer Grading.)


Taking into account the medical domain knowledge to enhance theefficiency/effectiveness of the computer aided diagnosis systems isstudied using different aspects of the medical knowledge. Our approachesuse medical ontologies in order to narrow the well-known “semantic gap” incontent based medical image retrieval framework. Other more recent of ourapproaches consider a tripolar image-based reasoning system, dynamicallyinvolving a priori knowledge, statistical analysis of medical cases andimage analysis techniques.

The perspectives of these approaches arediscussed regarding to the evolution of the evidence-based medicine.After a short introduction of the medical imaging activities of the IPALFrench-Singaporean lab (Image Perception, Access and Language, NUS, I2RA*STAR, CNRS), and of the ONCO-MEDIA project, my presentation will focuson the Image Based Reasoning Systems using Medical Knowledge to improveDiagnosis Assistance. Two specific topics will be developed: one relatedto the Early Detection of Brain stroke from brain CT, and a second onerelated to the Histopathologic Imaging-based Automatic Breast CancerGrading.Daniel RacoceanuShort biography:Senior Scientist at the French National Research Center (CNRS), DanielRACOCEANU is with Image Perception, Access & Language (IPAL), anInternational Research Unit – (UMI CNRS 2955) created between the CNRS,the National University of Singapore (NUS), the Institute for InfocommResearch (I2R) of the Singaporean Agency for Science, Technology andResearch (A*STAR) and the University Joseph Fourier of Grenoble, France(UJF). His actual researches focus on Intelligent Diagnosis/PrognosisAssistance using Medical Image Knowledge-Based Reasoning Systems, Contentand Context Based Medical Image Retrieval and Medical Multimedia Fusion.His is the PI of ONCO-MEDIA project (ICT –ASIA program) and co-PI ofMMedWeb (Multimedia Medical Conceptual Web for Intelligent InformationAccess) project, a SERC-A*STAR project between NUS, National UniversityHospital, National Healthcare Group and Singapore General HospitalSingapore, CNRS and I2R.More information about my publications: the French-Singaporean lab IPAL Singapore: about my previous Research Institute – FEMTO-ST, Besançon, France:

Contact: Daniel RACOCEANU, Dr.-Ing. habil. (A/Prof)
IPAL – Image Perception, Access & Language lab (NUS, I2R A*STAR, CNRS)
French National Research Center
Department of Computer Science
NUS School of Computing
AS6 Building, #05-19, Law Link
Singapore 117590Tel: (65) 6516 2909,
Fax: (65) 6779 4580
E-mail: danielr @
A/Prof. at the University of Besançon, France
E-mail(2): daniel.racoceanu @

For more information about ICT4Health 2008, contact:

Dr. Rafael P. Saldaña
Convenor, ICT4Health 2008
Rm. 317, SEC Bldg. A
Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights, Quezon City 1108
Telephones: +63 2 4266125, +63 2 7090907
Mobile: 0928-5043121

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