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Medical Data Analysis

P. Perner, R. Brause, H.-G. Holzhütter

Springer Verlag Berlin-Heidelberg 2003, ISBN: 3-540-20282-X,

Preface

Medical Data Analysis

The International Symposium on Medical Data Analysis (ISMDA 2003) is the fourth meeting in a series of annual events organized this year by the Institute of Computer Vision and Applied Computer Sciences (IBaI) Leipzig. The organization of this event was overtaken by IBaI on short notice since we wanted to guarantee the smooth continuation of ISMDA. We consider this interdisciplinary research forum as an important platform which helps to drive the development of specific methods of artificial intelligence, signal and image processing and data mining for medical, health and biological applications and therefore, the event should continue in future.

Our special thanks goes to all who contributed to the symposium and made this event successful although we had short time constrains.

The 15 papers in these proceedings cover important topics related to medical models and learning, integration of intelligent analysis methods into medical data bases, medical signal and image analysis, and applications of medical diagnostic support systems.

We would like to express our appreciation to the reviewers for their precise and highly professional work. We appreciated the help and understanding of the editorial staff at Springer Verlag, and in particular Alfred Hofmann, who supported the publication of these proceedings in LNAI series.

Last, but not least, we wish to thank all the speakers and participants who contributed to the success of the symposium.

Petra Perner