EBAIC 2024

In conjunction with IEEE ICHI 2024
June 3rd, 2024, Orlando, Florida

Calls for Papers/Participation


As artificial intelligence (AI) continues to transform healthcare, there is a pressing need to address any ethical challenges and biases inherent in data-driven AI models, thus we can advance safe, trustworthy, and responsible AI in clinical settings. The consequences of biased AI can range from misdiagnoses to unequal access to medical resources and healthcare disparities. With the healthcare community relying more on shared AI-driven decision-making, it's crucial to focus on the ethics of these advanced technologies. Healthcare scientists, academic institutes, industry experts, and policymakers need to actively work together to build solid platforms to tackle potential biases in AI-powered healthcare. This ensures that AI in healthcare becomes reliable, fostering a future where it enhances the well-being of diverse patient populations.

Topics of Interest


We welcome original research on the ethics and bias of AI in clinical applications, covering various AI techniques such as natural language processing, medical imaging, deep learning, predictive and/or descriptive modeling, Internet of Things, mobile health, data quality, and more. Clinical applications can range from decision support systems and translational research to consumer applications and robotics. Additional topics of interest include AI for health equity, transparency in AI techniques, data and algorithmic bias, fairness metrics, and practical solutions to mitigate bias in clinical applications. We also invite limited position papers, particularly from communities historically affected by AI bias or health disparities, as well as institutions actively addressing bias impact in clinical settings.

Program at a Glance


(1) Scientific Session

  • Keynote Talk (TBD)
  • Oral Presentations & Posters
    • Submission Types
      • Regular Papers: 10 pages with up to 2 extra pages for references/appendices. Will describe mature ideas, where a substantial amount of implementation, experimentation, or data collection and analysis has been completed.
      • Short Papers: 6 pages with up to 1 extra page for references/appendices. Will describe innovative ideas, where preliminary implementation and validation work have been conducted.
      • Poster Submissions: 2 pages with up to 1 extra page for references/appendices. Will present innovative ideas, late-breaking work, concepts, work-in-progress, early stages of research, and preliminary results from implementation and validations to academic and industrial audience.
      • Position Papers: 4 pages with up to 2 extra pages for references/appendices. Will present an arguable opinion about AI ethics/bias and its impact.

(2) Tutorial/Hackathon Session

The purpose of the tutorial/hackathon session is to raise awareness of the problem of bias in clinical data and AI algorithms with the ultimate goal of creating innovative approaches that can help reduce or eliminate bias in clinical data and AI. Participants may be students, researchers, and data scientists who are interested in applying AI to clinical applications. Complete this form (link coming soon...) to register the Tutorial/Hackathon Session.

  • Track I: Ethical Principals for Generative AI in Healthcare
  • Track II: Medical Imaging Informatics
  • Track III: Fairlearn: An open-source package to improve fairness of AI

(3) Discussion Panel: Exploring Ethics and Bias in AI Healthcare

Attendees will have the opportunity to pose questions to the panelists, fostering a dynamic and inclusive discussion in ethical AI. This interactive session promises to offer valuable insights, diverse perspectives, and practical takeaways for researchers, practitioners, students, and industry professionals committed to advancing ethical and responsible use of AI in healthcare.

Important Dates (Tentative)


  • Deadline for all submission: March 31st, 2024
  • Notification of decisions: April 11th, 2024
  • Camera-ready due: April 16th, 2024
  • Workshop date: June 3rd, 2024
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Organizers


Co-Chairs

Ahmad P. Tafti
Ahmad P. Tafti, PhD

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

tafti.ahmad@pitt.edu

Yanshan Wang
Yanshan Wang, PhD

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

yanshan.wang@pitt.edu

Hongfang Liu
Hongfang Liu, PhD

University of Texas Health Science, Houston, TX, USA

hongfang.liu@uth.tmc.edu


Tutorial Chair

Soheyla Amirian, PhD
Soheyla Amirian, PhD

University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA

amirian@uga.edu


Publication Chair

Sonish Sivarajkumar
Sonish Sivarajkumar

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA


Programming Chair

Nickolas Littlefield
Nickolas Littlefield

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA


Web Master

Nickolas Littlefield
Nickolas Littlefield

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA


Program Committee

Rema Padman
Rema Padman, PhD

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Vikas Singh
Vikas Singh, PhD

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, USA

Arvind Rao
Arvind Rao, PhD

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Zeyun Yu
Zeyun Yu, PhD

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, USA

Prashnna Gyawali
Prashnna Gyawali, PhD,

University of West Virginia, Morgantown, WV, USA

Juan Shan
Juan Shan, PhD

Pace University, New York, NY, USA

Cigdem Gunduz Demir
Cigdem Gunduz Demir, PhD

Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey

Anna Stenport
Anna Stenport, PhD

University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA

Arezoo Sarkheyli-Hägele
Arezoo Sarkheyli-Hägele, PhD

Malmö University, Malmö, Sweden