Date: 25 November 2019

Venue: Thermotechnisch Instituut, Auditorium De Tweede Hoofdwet - Kasteelpark Arenberg 41 - 3001 Heverlee

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:45 PM

Short description: Closing workshop of the SBO Accumulate project

About the workshop


Closing workshop of the SBO ACCUMULATE project, for which CLiPS has supplied 2 PhD students and one postdoctoral researcher.

This workshop will present results of the SBO ACCUMULATE project. The project focuses on the automatic recognition of crucial information in the free text of clinical reports written in English and Dutch by designing, developing and evaluating advanced language technology for deep semantic processing of the texts which are often morpho-syntactically not well-formed. An extra focus is on easy portability of the technology across domains and languages.


09.30 - 09:40: Welcome Speech
09:40 - 10:00: Overview of the ACCUMULATE project
10:00 - 10:30: Commercial application opportunities of distributed acoustic sensing in public spaces and healthcare
                             Pieter Fivez - CLiPS
10:30 - 11:00: Temporal information extraction by predicting relative and absolute time-lines
                             Artuur Leeuwenberg - LIIR
11:00 - 11:15: Coffee Break
11:15 - 11:45: Developing and understanding patient representations for healthcare applications
                             Madhumita Sushil - CLiPS
11:45 - 12:15: Counting trees in random forests: predicting symptom severity in psychiatric intake reports
                             Elyne Scheurwegs/Kim Luyckx - UZA (in collaboration with CLiPS)
12:15 - 12:45: Identification of patterns using topological networks
                             Jan Aerts/Daniel Alcaide Villar - STADIUS
12:45 - 13:30: Lunch
13:30 - 14:00: Justifying diagnosis decisions by deep neural networks
                             Graham Spinks - LIIR
14:00 - 14:30: Machine reading comprehension for medicine
                             Simon Šuster - CLiPS
14:30 - 15:00: Improving ICD-9 code classification
                             Elias Moons/Abbas Akkasi - LIIR
15:00 - 15:15: Coffee Break
15:15 - 15:45: Demo 1: Snomed CT codes as an intermediary representation for patient recruitment
                            Elyne Scheurwegs
15:45 - 16:15: Demo2: Proof-of-concept demonstrator on recovering the medical history of a patient
                            Artuur Leeuwenberg
16:15 - 16:45: Demo3: Visualization and exploration of the profiles of a set of patients over time
                            Robin De Croon
16.45 - 17:45: Closing of the workshop and reception

Target Audience

This workshop is open to all interested parties. We especially welcome industrial partners to learn about the potential of the technologies developed within the project.


Participation is free of charge but advanced registration is asked for, see registration website.


The workshop is organised by the ACCUMULATE partners: the KU Leuven research groups HCI-LIIR & STADIUS, the University Hospital Leuven (UZ Leuven), the CLiPS research group of the University of Antwerp and the Antwerp University Hospital (UZA).

More information

For more information on the project or the workshop you can consult the website.