Tutorial Proposals

The IEEE CBMS 2018 Committee invites proposals for Tutorials to be held in conjunction with the IEEE CBMS 2018 conference in Karlstad, Sweden.

Tutorials are intended to provide a comprehensive introduction to established or emerging research topics of interest for the computational medicine community. These topics include but are not restricted to related research fields such as Big Data Analysis and Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Representation, Decision Support and Recommendation Systems, privacy and security, Signal and Image Processing, Clinical and Healthcare Services Research and Medical Education, but also well-developed tools and suites for use of computing in healthcare and medicine. The ideal tutorial should attract a wide audience intertwining academia and industry. It should be broad enough to provide a basic introduction to the chosen area, but it should also cover the most important topics in depth.

We are inviting two types of tutorials:

  • A Traditional Tutorial  will cover the state-of-the-art research, development and applications in a specific CBMS related area, and stimulate and facilitate future work. Tutorials on interdisciplinary directions, novel and fast-growing directions, and significant applications are highly encouraged. We also encourage tutorials in areas that are somewhat different from the usual CBMS mainstream, but still very much related to the CBMS mission and objectives of advances in computational medical systems.
  • A Hands-on Tutorial will feature in-depth hands-on training on cutting edge systems and tools of relevance to computational biomedical community. These sessions are targeted at novice as well as moderately skilled users. The focus should be on providing hands-on experience to the attendees. The pace of the tutorial should be set such that beginners can follow along comfortably. The tools & systems themselves must be available under open-source licenses (e.g. Apache 2.0, MIT, BSD etc.) and have proven track record of success in the community. Tutorials should introduce the motivation behind the tool, associated fundamental concepts, and work through examples and demonstrate its application to relatable real-life use cases.

All tutorials will be part of the main conference technical program, and will be available free of charge to the attendees of the conference. Tutorials will be either half-day (approximately 3.5 hours) or full-day (approximately 7 hours).


We invite proposals from researchers, creators, experienced practitioners & tutors of CBMS related systems and tools. Each proposal must include the following information:

  • Title
  • Abstract (300 words)
  • Target audience and prerequisite for the tutorial (e.g. audience expertise)
  • Tutors (name, affiliation, email, address, phone)
  • Tutors’ short bio and their expertise related to the tutorial (up to 200 words per tutor)
  • Corresponding author with her/his email address
  • Tutorial outline. Provide as much detail as possible.
  • A list of forums and their time and locations if the tutorial or a similar/highly related tutorial has been presented by the same author(s) before, and highlight the similarity/difference between those and the one proposed for CBMS’18 (up to 100 words for each entry)
  • A list of the most important references that will be covered in the tutorial
  • Equipment you will bring (e.g. laptop, projector)
  • Equipment you will need (e.g. table, poster board, power sockets)
  • Equipment attendees should bring (e.g. laptop)
  • Suggested duration
  • Requirements for attendees: Operating system and required installed tools on attendees’ devices, List of software licenses required for the tools, Setup instructions for attendees. (Should not take more than 1 hour to complete it)
  • Selected tutorial must provide slides and related materials for tutorial website by the “Slides due” date below.
  • Optional: Video snippet of you teaching a tutorial or giving a talk.

Proposals should be received by February 19th 2018. Please submit proposals to tutorial-chairs.CBMS2018@kau.se


  • Tutorial proposal submissions: March 05th, 2018
  • Tutorial proposal notifications: April 2nd, 2018
  • Slides due: June 1st, 2018


Panagiotis Papapetrou, Stockholm University , Stockholm, Sweden

Ernestina Menasalvas, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

Contact email:  tutorial-chairs.CBMS2018@kau.se