Knowledge Based Systems in Medicine: Methods, Applications and Evaluation

Proceedings of the Workshop “System Engineering in Medicine”, Maastricht, March 16–18, 1989

  • Jan L. Talmon
  • John Fox
Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Medical Informatics book series (LNMED, volume 47)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. R. A. J. Schijven, J. L. Talmon
      Pages 27-35
    3. Günter Tusch
      Pages 36-48
    4. Carlo Berzuini, Silvana Quaglini, Riccardo Bellazzi
      Pages 49-67
    5. O. B. Wigertz, P. D. Clayton, G. Hripcsak, R. Linnarsson
      Pages 80-90
    6. John Fox, Andrzej Glowinski, Mike O’Neil
      Pages 91-105
    7. Pieter F. de Vries Robbé, Pieter E. Zanstra, Wim P. A. Beckers
      Pages 106-114
  3. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Johan van der Lei, R. Frans Westerman, Wilfried M. Boon
      Pages 117-128
    3. R. P. A. M. Smeets, J. L. Talmon, P. J. M. van der Lugt, R. A. J. Schijven
      Pages 129-139
    4. Rolf Engelbrecht, Jutta Schneider, Klaus Piwernetz
      Pages 140-147
    5. Pentti Kolari, Jussi Yliaho, Kari Näriäinen, Simo Hyödynmaa, Antti Ojala, Jukka Rantanen et al.
      Pages 148-158
  4. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. K. Autio, A. Mäkivirta, T. Sukuvaara, A. Kari, E. Koski, S. Kalli et al.
      Pages 161-173
    3. J. Mira, R. P. Otero, S. Barro, A. Barreiro, R. Ruiz, R. Marín et al.
      Pages 174-192
    4. A. A. d’Hollander, F. Cantraine, E. Coussaert, L. Barvais
      Pages 205-213
    5. Carsten Eckhart Thomsen, Kurt Nørregaard-Christensen, Annelise Rosenfalck
      Pages 233-242
  5. Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. Jeremy Wyatt, David Spiegelhalter
      Pages 274-290
    3. Angelo Rossi-Mori, Domenico M. Pisanelli, Fabrizio L. Ricci
      Pages 291-303
    4. Peter McNair, Jytte Brender
      Pages 304-311
    5. A. Grant, C. Parker-Jones, R. White, D. Cramp, A. Barreiro, P. Mira et al.
      Pages 312-324
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 325-332

About these proceedings


his volume of the series Lecture Notes in Medical Informatics contains the T proceedings of the Workshop on System Engineering in Medicine, which was held in Maastricht, The Netherlands, 16-18 March 1989. This workshop was sponsored by the EC under the framework of the Medical and Health Research Programme. The aim of the workshop was to assess whether there was sufficient support in the Medical Informatics community in the EC to establish a concerted action. This proceedings contain papers of the presentations given at the workshop. These presentations were centred around three themes: • Methods and Tools • Applications in the domains of chronic care and critical care • Evaluation of decision support systems The papers were prepared after the workshop and therefore we were able to include the relevant parts of the discussions which were related to the presentations. As a result of the discussions during the workshop, a proposal was prepared for the establishment of a concerted action, specifically addressing the development of guidelines for the evaluation of medical decision aids. This proposal was granted early 1990 under the same Medical and Health Research programme of the EC. Over 40 institutes are participating in this concerted action. It have been the outstanding presentations and the open discussions at the workshop that have been the starting point of this concerted action. The papers in this proceedings formed a starting point for the discussions in the meetings of the concerted action.


Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Clinical Applications Expertensysteme Künstliche Intelligenz Modelling artificial intelligence diagnosis evaluation expert system knowledge acquisition

Editors and affiliations

  • Jan L. Talmon
    • 1
  • John Fox
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Medical InformaticsUniversity of LimburgMaastrichtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Advanced Computation Laboratory, Imperial Cancer Research FundLincoln’s Inn FieldsLondonUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-55011-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-08131-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-7788
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