The 9th International Workshop on Information Technology for Chinese Medicine (ITCM 2018)

in conjunction with the IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM 2018)

to be held in Madrid, Spain

on Dec 3-6, 2018


Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a wonder in the world medical field, which has a history as long as five thousand years. At present, information technology has developed dramatically, which has a great impact on different scientific fields. It has been and being an important role in the development of TCM, in the various aspects of theory discovery, therapy methodology analysis, symptom detection, medical record collection and storage, prescription analysis, herbal drug design, and intelligent diagnosis. These technologies cover database, network, statistics, intelligent data analysis, data mining and knowledge discovery, signal processing, image analysis and pattern recognition. Researchers from different fields like TCM, biomedical engineering, computer science, automation, and electronics engineering have a pressing need for and benefits in the interdisciplinary exchange and discussion of ideas. We anticipate that our collaborations will shed light on research directions and provide the stimulus for creative breakthroughs.

This workshop will bring together researchers from different disciplines and encourage collaborative research in information technology for TCM. Original research papers are solicited in the theory behind TCM informatics.


Any research of Traditional Chinese Medicine involving informatics science are interested, topics include but not limited to:

  • Medical Informatics Methology
  • Clinical Data Analysis
  • Electronic Health Record Analysis
  • Intelligent Diagnosis
  • Diagnosis Computerization
  • Data Analysis of Acupuncture and Moxibustion
  • Health Data Acquisition, Analysis and Mining
  • Healthcare Information Systems
  • Prescription Analysis and Mining
  • Medical Question Answering Systems
  • Clinical Decision Support
  • Novel Methodology in Bioinformatics
  • Novel Methodology in Cliniical Data Mining towards TCM

Important Dates

Sep 30, 2018, 11:59 pm CST: Due date for full workshop papers submission

Oct 15, 2018: Notification of acceptance to authors

Oct 27 2018: Notification of accepted paper

Nov 03 2018: Camera-ready of accepted papers

Dec 3-6, 2018: Workshops

Paper Submission

Official language is English in paper writing and presenting. Any paper which at the time of submission, under review, accepted for publication, or has already been published in another conference or a journal will not accepted. Authors are not also expected to submit their papers elsewhere during the ITCM reviewing period.Manuscripts should be submitted via the submission system Please submit a full-length paper (up to 8 page IEEE 2-column format), format instruction can be found here Electronic submissions (in PDF or Postscript format) are required. Selected participants will be asked to submit their revised papers in a format to be specified at the time of acceptance. Submitted papers will be reviewed by at least two reviewers, accepted papers will be published in IEEE CPS Press , which will be sent to be indexed by EI Compendex after this conference.


Please note that At least one author of an accepted paper needs to register in order to have the paper published in the proceedings. Registration of BIBM 2018 is available

Program committee:

  • Guo-Zheng Li, Ph.D., Professor, China Academy of Chinese Medical Science
  • Hongyi Li, Guangdong Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China
  • Joe Zhang, University of Southern Mississippi, USA


  • Zehui He, Guangdong Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China
  • Ziqing Liu, Guangdong Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China
  • Shixing Yan, Green Valley Artificial Intelligence Center, China
  • Lei Zhang, China Academy of Chinese Medical Science, China
  • Tingting Wang, China Academy of Chinese Medical Science, China


For general inquiries, please contact us