On September 27th and 28th, the 1st Herbsttagung of IMISE was held at Schloss Machern. It was intended for knowledge exchange of relevant research activities at the IMISE and the KKSL. The substantial agenda offered a total of 28 lectures from all research areas of the institute. All lectures provided valuable insights into each others' working areas.
The workshop is considered a great success by all participants. Reasons for this were not only the outstandingly interesting lectures but also the comfortable ambience at Schloss Machern. The 2nd Herbsttagung will presumably be held at the beginning of October 2006.
John Sowa, one of the leading ontologists in computer science, visites Leipzig due to an invitation by the research group Onto-Med and gives a public talk titled Continuous Numeric Methods For Supporting Learning and Reasoning at the colloquium of the graduate program knowledge representation (5:15-6:45 pm, SG 3-63/64 Seminargebäude). He is the founder of Conceptual Graphs and the author of numerous publications in ontology and knowledge representation (among them his famous book Knowledge Representation: Logical, Philosophical, and Computational Foundations).
Major parts of the website are now available in english. Visitors from around the world can read up on the institute, its members, research areas and projects.
The 51st annual meeting and conference of the German Society for Medical Computer Science, Biometry and Epidemiology (GMDS) was held in Leipzig from September 10-14, 2006. More than 800 visitors came to the meeting which was organized by the IMISE. Its slogan was "Networking of Clinical Research" and so a special focus was laid on the interaction of the GMDS field's medical computer science, biometrics and epidemiology.