1. The 1st International Workshop on Big Data Analytics for Healthcare and
Well-being (BigData4Healthcare 2016)
2. The 1st International Workshop on Spatial/Temporal Information Extraction from Unstructured Texts (WSTIE 2016)
3. Exobrain – Natural language question answering for human-machine knowledge communication (Exobrain 2016)
Workshop 1. BigData4Healthcare 2016
Keynote Speech: Data Mining and Big Data Analytics in Biomedical Informatics Community
President of International Medical Informatics Association
College of Nursing & Systems Biomedical Informatics Research Center,
Seoul National University, Korea
International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) is the world body for health and biomedical informatics.
As an 'association of associations', IMIA plays a major global role in the application of information science and technology in the fields of healthcare and research in medical,
health and bio-informatics. IMIA pursues its scientific activity in specific fields of the wider domain of health and biomedical informatics through Working Groups and
Special Interest Groups (WG and SIG). One of IMIA’s 26 WGs called Data Mining and Big Data Analytics focuses its activities on specific topics of interest for biomedical community, i
n particular, the exploitation of predictive data mining in clinical medicine; knowledge-based functional genomics; intelligent data analysis of molecular phenotypes; data mining models
for the assessment of clinical risk; temporal data mining in medicine and bioinformatics; and evolutionary computation in biomedical knowledge discovery.
In my talk, after introducing IMIA and its main activities, I will present use cases of successful intelligent data analysis and data mining implementations in healthcare with research activities
in this field.
Hyeoun-Ae Park is the President of International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA).
She is also a professor of College of Nursing at Seoul National University (SNU) teaching Nursing and Medical Informatics at SNU. Prior to joining SNU in 1992,
she was a research fellow at Korean Institute of Health and Social Affairs. Dr. Park received her BS in Nursing from SNU, her MS and PhD in Biostatistics and Health Informatics
from the University of Minnesota. She had been a visiting scholar at health informatics department at the University of Minnesota, and SNOMED CT International at the College of American
Pathologists. Her areas of research are healthcare vocabulary and terminology, especially around ICNP and SNOMED CT. Her recent research focuses on ontology as a framework for social big data,
and data mining and big data analytics in healthcare. She served as a vice president of the IMIA in charge of Working Groups and Special Interest Groups for over 6 years from 2007 to 2013.
She also served as the chair of NI Special Interest Group of the IMIA from 2012 to 2015.
She received 2004 Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals and School of Nursing 100 Distinguished Alumni Award in 2008 from University of Minnesota.
She is a Fellow of American Academy of Nursing. She received Lael Cranmer Gatewood Distinguished Lectureship Award for her leadership in Health Informatics at the
50th anniversary of Health Informatics Program at University of Minnesota.
Workshop 3. Exobrain 2016
Keynote Speech: Exobrain - Hyper Connected Knowledge and the Future of AI
CEO and President of Saltlux inc.
'Artificial Intelligence' is one of the hottest keywords and re-emerging areas in the ICT industry,
and becomes more crucial because we are living in a society which makes increasing use of big data and
knowledge intensive technologies. Only a few years ago, nobody forecasted this new wave of AI and industrial demand for
machine learning and reasoning powers. In the near future, there would be no doubt that we need to augment the capability of
human brain to solve our future problems or optimize our businesses and life as well. In this presentation, the speaker introduces the
concept of Exobrain including Deep QA, knowledge learning, reasoning, practical application, business impact and technical challenges.
Audience will understand the concept of hyper connected knowledge and how AI can help us to prepare the future.
Tony Lee is the president and CEO of Saltlux Inc., the Big Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Company,
headquartered in Seoul, Korea. He received B.S. and M.S. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Inha University of Korea. He held a professor's
position in Inha University, teaching Information and Communication Engineering. He was a chairman of the 'KM and ECM Industrial Consortium',
and a director of the 'Korea Association for Semantic Information Technology' and ‘Society for Computer Intelligence’.
Tony is one of the few pioneers in the field of Artificial Intelligence in Asia, contributing to Korean Government’s R&D plan for AI technology and
to the industrial dissemination. Tony is a chief advisory board member of ‘Ministry of Science,
ICT and Future Planning’ and ‘Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs’. He was honored with ‘Best Paper Prize’ from Samsung,
‘Best Software Award’ from Korean Government and the president of Korea, and the ‘Order of Industrial Service Merit’ from Korean Government.
Tony is also one of leaders of Exobrain project and the several EU FP7 projects. He has authored more than 60 papers, articles, and reports so far.