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, the topics include but not limited to:

  • Medical Informatics
  • 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
  • Clinical Decision Support
  • Novel Methodology in Bioinformatics
  • Novel Methodology in Data Mining

Program committees:

  • Guo-Zheng Li, Ph.D., Professor, China Academy of Chinese Medical Science

Important Dates

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

Oct 20, 2018: Notification of acceptance to authors

Nov 05 2018: Camera-ready of accepted papers

Dec 3-6, 2018: Workshops


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 by IEEE CPS Press (Indexed by EI) 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 here.

Accepted Papers