International Conference on Electrical and Information Technologies
ICEIT'15
   March 25-27, 2015 Marrakech, Morocco

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Full paper submission October 15, 2014
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Conference Dates March 25-27, 2015
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RIAD MOGADOR MENARA Marrakech
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Pr. Rachid BENLAMRI

Towards Semantic Interoperability for Healthcare Services

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Pr. Rachid BENLAMRI
   Care provisioned to patients relies on complex medical documentation consisting of data of different nature, including structured and unstructured information that occurs in silos. Linking such fragmented clinical information to achieve better semantic interoperability remains a very challenging problem. This is mainly due to (i) the complexity of the used biomedical vocabulary; (ii) its diverse syntactical representation; and (iii) the different information models adopted by the various medical information systems. Therefore, if one agrees that semantic linking is the key to clinical impressions and planning, what if a computer can (i) correctly parse and annotate medical documentation; (ii) build high semantic structures out of unstructured documents from various electronic sources, and (iii) predict clinical contexts. What actions could then a computer take that benefit the patient, the healthcare team, and all levels of decision makers? This talk addresses the above challenges by presenting an ontological framework for medical documentation processing and analysis, whereby the document is no longer inert to information technology, but a rich source for knowledge acquisition and a road map to drive a wide range of highly interoperable software processes which range from collaborative treatment planning to just-in-time decision support. In particular, we present a new approach to combining benefits of Model Driven Software Development (MDSD), ontology engineering, and context processing to address current challenges of semantic interoperability in healthcare.


Biography of Pr. Rachid BENLAMRI

    Pr. Rachid BENLAMRI is a Professor of Software Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering at Lakehead University, Canada. He obtained his Master and PhD from the University of Manchester - UK. Professor Benlamri is the head of the Semantic Web and Mobile Computing Lab at Lakehead University. His research interests are in the area of Semantic Web, Context-Aware Computing, Ubiquitous Computing, Mobile Knowledge Management, and Semantic Video Analysis. His research is supported by many funding institutions such as the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Ontario Center of Excellence, Connect Canada, Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), Academic Health Science Centers (AHSC) of Ontario, and the Ontario Partnership for Innovations and Commercialization (OPIC). He supervised over 70 students and postdoctoral fellows. He served as keynote speaker for many international conferences. Professor Benlamri chaired many international conferences, such as The International Conference on Web and Open Access to Learning (ICWOAL’2014), the 6th Joint IFIP Wireless and Mobile Networking Conference (WMNC2013), the 4th International Conference on Networked Digital Technologies (NDT’2012), and the 5th International Conference on Digital Information Management (ICDIM2010). Prof. Benlamri is an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Ubiquitous Learning, and member of the editorial board of many other journals such as the International Journal of Learning Technologies, the International Journal of Mobile Communications, the International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Web Intelligence, and the International Journal of Electronic Government.