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Victor LaneName: Victor Lane


Invited paper (PDF): HOSPITAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS: ARE FAILURES PROBLEMS OF THE PAST?

Professor Vic Lane’s major research interests for the past 25 years have been in medical informatics and health informatics. This interest started in 1985 when he was appointed Director of Computing at St George’s Hospital Medical School in the University of London. While at St George’s Medical School, Professor Lane: 1. Undertook research in artificial intelligence using expert systems & neural networks in cardiology, including building systems to select artificial pace-makers, 2. Taught medical informatics to doctors in mid-career; and introduced the first medical informatics course in the UK for 3rd year medical students, and 3. Was involved (with partners in France, Belgium, Holland & Greece) in trans-European medical informatics research studies in artificial intelligence in oncology under the Advanced Informatics in Medicine (AIM) programme of the EC. He has held many visiting appointments, including those in (1) the engineering faculties of the University of Liverpool and Loughborough University; and in (2) the computer science schools of (a) the Royal Holloway College of the University of London and (b) the University of Silesia, Poland. He joined the Business School of London South Bank University in 1994. Before joining St George’s Medical School, he held several full-time appointments in universities, including research fellow at the University of Loughborough undertaking research in optimisation techniques and CAD (Computer Aided Design), work for which he later received the Frederick Palmer Prize of the Institution of Civil Engineers for his research in CAD. In his early career, Professor Vic Lane spent extensive time working in industry. Consequently he has wide industrial experience and has held the following full-time appointments: (1) Computer Manager in the motor car industry; (2) IT Project Manager with Southern Water Authority; (3) senior management appointments in the construction industry with work on motorway and bridge design; and (4) Company Director with GECS Computer Consultants. In addition, he has undertaken (5) IT projects for APICorp (Arab Petroleum Investment Corporation) in Saudi Arabia, and (6) computer-based financial systems for the Government of Bahamas as Technical Adviser of the United Nations.
 

Jan Piecha
Name:
Jan Piecha

Invited paper (PDF): GAIT DISTURBANCES RECOGNITION FOR SOME ORTHOPAEDIC AND NEUROLOGICAL DISEASES DIAGNOSIS
 
At present Jan Piecha is a Professor at the Faculty of Transport, Informatics Systems Department of Transport at the Silesian University of Technology. He received his Ph.D. from the Faculty of Automatic Control, Electronics and Computer Science, Silesian University of Technology, Poland in 1972 and later he received D.Sc. (habilitation) from University of Science and Technology (AGH), Poland in 1980. Since 1989 he is a full professor. His main areas of professional interests are: Computer Science (architecture of computers, computer networks, multimedia, distance learning and informatics in medicine), Electronics (digital control systems) and Transport (transport telematics). Prof. J. Piecha was a President of many international conferences, among many other conferences he was a President of Program Committees of Medical Informatics & Technology (1996 - 2005), President of Distant Learning Workshops (2001 - 2006) and a President of Organizing and Program Committees of Telematics & Road Traffic Safety (2002 - 2005).

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