Workshop on 


9th-11th January, 2008, LEIDEN, NETHERLANDS



The aim of this 2.5 days workshop is to bring together researchers from different branches of computer science (in particular AI), medical informatics and medicine to examine cutting-edge approaches to computer-based guideline modelling and development and work on completing a book on computer-based guidelines and protocols (see below). The workshop can be seen as a follow-up to similar workshops, in particular the first European workshop on "Computer-based Support for Clinical Guidelines and Protocols" (Leipzig, 2000), the symposium on "Computerised Guidelines and Protocols" (CGP-2004 in Prague, 2004), the track on protocols and guidelines at the Artificial Intelligence in Medicine conference 2005 (Aberdeen, 2005) and a workshop at ECAI-2006, "AI techniques in healthcare: evidence-based guidelines and protocols" (Riva del Garda, 2006).

The outcome of the workshop will be a book that will be published in 2008 by IOS Press, titled "Computer-based Medical Guidelines and Protocols: a Primer and Current Trends", which will include both research papers from the field and tutorial-style papers reviewing the state of the art.

During the workshop time will be devoted to collaborative work and discussion for which purpose the Lorentz Centre offers special facilities (see below).


Registration must be done by 10th December, 2007. Please contact Peter Lucas ( in case of problems.


The official language of the workshop will be English.


Key dates:

Workshop registration:

The workshop is now open for registration.

A registration form is available online.

Workshop location:

Lorentz Centre
Leiden University
Niels Bohrweg 2
Leiden, Netherlands

Note that the entire Lorentz Centre (including rooms with desks, a computer, and Internet connection, as well as a common room) will be at the disposal of the workshop participants.

Hotels: These are booked through the workshop organisation (please do not book these yourself).

Bastion Hotel Oegstgeest
Rijnzichtweg 97
2342 AX Oegstgeest
Tel: +31 (0)71 5153841
Fax: +31 (0)71 5154981


There are regular trains from Schiphol (Amsterdam) Airport to Leiden Centraal Station (2 to 4 times each hour, 24 hours a day). Train timetables are available online. Travel time is between 16 and 20 minutes; fill in on the timetable form "From: Schiphol" and "To: Leiden Centraal" if you take the train from Schiphol Airport.

Further Information:

Questions should be e-mailed to or sent by post to:

    Dr Martje Kruk-de Bruin
    Lorentz Center
    Leiden University
    The Netherlands
    Tel: +31 71 5275406

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