Vienna at a glance
The roots date even before the times of the Roman Empire when Vindobona was a military fortification and municipium at the northern border. You still can find the remains in the town center and 40 miles eastwards in Carnuntum. The Roman emperor and philosopher, Marc Aurel, even chose the place for his residency.
Medieval Vienna in the XIth century became the capital of the Babenberg dukes. They were followed by the Habsburg dynasty who introduced a prosperous period and became German emperors. Increasing their dominion more by carefully selecting the right spouses then by wars ("Tu felix Austria nube!"), their sphere of influence increased until, at the begin of the modern age (Maximilian Ist) the sun did not set in their kingdom because they inherited Spain and the American colonies. This period already was marked by the rise of science and arts.
At the begin of the modern age, the enormous kingdom was divided into an Austrian and a Spanish dynasty, and the Austrian kingdom in the heart of Europe had to face the threats of the expanding Turkish empire. The Turks, twice besieging Vienna, were defeated, and the Austrian kingdom expanded to the Balkan under the lead of the Prince Eugene of Savoy, an ingenious strategist. This was the begin of the most flourishing baroque era (Maria Theresia) when beautiful palaces and gardens were built like the Schönbrunn and Belvedere. Art, science and music flourished in this time of tolerance and splendor that extended unto the XIXth century when Napoleon and the rising middle class changed the rules in Europe.
The XIXth and beginning XXth century was then embossed by the rise of the cultured middle class, and the expanding social and nationalistic movements that led to an enormous cultural and scientific florescence under the emperor, Franz Joseph, the witnesses hereof being the historistic Ringstraße, and the various Viennese schools (music, philosophy, art,...) But, at the end of this development was World War I, when the Austrian Hungarian Empire was destroyed, and World War II when the "Goetterdaemmerung" of the German Reich destroyed Europe.
Vienna presents nowadays as a traditional and modern, living and liveable metropole in the heart of Europe where the art of living is fostered, where art, music, and science meet, and where you can also participate if you are not rich because culture and sustainability are lived values.
Vienna is a fascinating living quite save capital with enormous cultural activities, 3 opera houses, 2 main concert halls, street music, lots of theaters, taverns, cinemas, events that may be attended even with a low budget.
Of course, things have changed, the international brands have overrun the traditional shops in the city, and McDonalds runs 196 "restaurants" in Austria, but there are lots of slow food restaurants, the Wiener Schnitzel is still cultivated (e.g. at Figlmüller), theater premieres are discussed at the "Kaffeehaus" (e.g. Frauenhuber, Café Havelka (closed on Tuesdays)), where you go when everything is at its best and where you go when everything goes wrong. The Viennese cuisine, taking the best from all the places of the Austrian monarchy, is always renewed and uses local products of highest quality. You may try it e.g. at Pfudl or at Schnattl (where the AIME17 congress dinner will take place).
There are a few Viennese words you may want to know: "servus!", also "seavas!" (an old Roman formula meaning "your servant"), or "Griasdi!" - some forms of "hi!" , "Schmäh" means "esprit", "odraht" means "sneaky", "glei" means "shortly", "Gspusi" means "a love affair", "gemma" or "fahrma Euer Gnaden" means "let's go", "los mi in Graut!" means "leave me alone!"...
- Hofburg and Schönbrunn, the 2 imperial castles
- Belvedere castle, Prince Eugene's summer residency
- St Stephens' cathedral, and the shopping areas, Graben and Kohlmarkt, in the Ist district, discover also the small side roads, especially behind St Stephen's
- coffee (and cake) at one of the 29 "AIDA" coffeeshops, the Viennese variant of the Italian coffee shop and confectionery, or at Demel's Konditorei, the most fabulous Court Appointed Confectionery (even if you only take only a look inside (where you can also watch the making of the fabulous "Apfelstrudel")
- if you have time, a ride on the bus #38A from Grinzing to the Kahlenberg (and back either by bus or by foot) with the most splendid view over Vienna and its vineyards
- the Naschmarkt, a huge open-air market offering all you need for cooking and eating in best quality, most busy on Saturday mornings. There are also lots of eateries, and a flee market on Saturday mornings
- There is a tourist tram around the city center, and several hop-on-hop-off buses
- if you stay a little longer, there is the Danube islet festival (June 24-26) an incredibly crowded event totally free of charge presenting pop, folk, and rock music on the islet between the two parts of the Danube river
- you may also consult 1000 Things to Do in Vienna for further ideas
Where to stay
There is a huge number of hotels and accommodation facilities available in Vienna in all price categories. Because of the Vienna Festival taking place May 12 to June 18 and various other events, it may nevertheless be difficult to stay at a desired place.
Because of the booking facilities offered via the Internet, we did not select a specific carrier for AIME17. In case you need assistance, the travel agency Mondial, specialized in Congress Management, may assist you with reservations, sightseeing etc.
A very subjective choice of the organizers:
- Wilhelminenberg, the AIME17 host
- Triest, still trendy, close to the Technical University
- Regina, traditional, beautifully situated
- de France, centrally, comfortable, on the Ringstraße
- Altstadt, charming, not too far from the town center
- Motel One, fair, and close to town
- Hollmanns Beletage, different, comfortable, right in the town center
- recommendable at fair prices
- Rathaus, close to town and on the way to AIME17
- Museum, close to the museum quarter and town, on the U3
- Ananas, close to the Naschmarkt, former publishing house
- Nestroy, in the IInd district, close to the town center
- Kimi Apartments, close to the University
- IBIS Mariahilf, close to Mariahilfer Straße and Western Railway Station and U3
- Campingplatz West, bring your tent or caravan or rent a bungalow there
How to access the AIME17 location
AIME17 will take place at the Hotel Wilhelminenberg, in the Western part of Vienna, on the edge of the Vienna Woods.
You can access the place by taking the bus #46A or #46B leaving at the end of the line U3, Ottakring, and taking you to the station, Wilhelminenberg (the 9th for #46A or the 10th for #46B, if the bus stops at all stations). You may also take the tram #2 (to the end of the line, Erdbrustgasse) and a 2 minutes walk to the bus stop or the tram #46 to the station, Thaliastraße/Maroltingergasse and take the bus #46A or #46B from that station (Thaliastraße/Maroltingergasse).
Public Transportation in Vienna is easy to access. There are ticket machines in the trams and buses and at the subway stations. You may also buy tickets in advance, and for 24, 48, 72 hours, and for a week at the tobacconist's, ticket machines at the subway stations or online. You may upload an informative app.
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Doctoral Consortium: Call for Papers
- Important Dates
- Aim and Who Should Attend
- Academic Panel
- Doctoral Consortium Chair
- Deadline for submission March 17th, 2017
- Notification of acceptance April 21st, 2017
- Deadline for Camera-Ready Copy May 14th, 2017
- Doctoral Consortium June 21st, 2017
Aim and Who Should Attend
The seventh Doctoral Consortium for the Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIME) series of conferences will take place on Wednesday 21st June 2017 in conjunction with the 16th Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIME 2017) to be held in Vienna, Austria (http://www.aimedicine.info/aime17/). The Doctoral Consortium will provide an opportunity for PhD students to present their research plans or their preliminary work in an informal and supportive atmosphere. The PhD students will be able to discuss their plans, preliminary results (optional), and the specific problems they are encountering. They will get feedback and advice from a number of prominent academic researchers with substantial experience in the field who will actively give constructive feedback and advice and contribute to the discussions.
The Doctoral Consortium will host the presentations by about 6 PhD students who will be selected by the Doctoral Consortium chair. It will also include a short intensive tutorial on structuring a research paper (and the corresponding work) on different topics and with different perspectives (theoretical, methodological, experimental, application-oriented), and will be concluded with a general discussion and evaluation.
Unlike other conference submissions, a Doctoral Consortium submission pertains specifically to the PhD thesis as a whole or part thereof (thereafter both will be termed “the research work”). To apply for participation at the AIME 2017 Doctoral Consortium, please submit a research plan on a topic related to AI in Medicine of 2000 to 2500 words (approximately 4-5 pages) of your research work. Submissions should be submitted in PDF form, following the Springer's LNCS format (see www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html), and should include a short description of:
|Title and author|
|The problem, with an argument of why it is important|
|The goal and the research questions|
|Your planned approach and methods for solving the problem|
|An outline of what is already known about the research problem|
|The expected results from the research work like overviews, algorithms, better understanding of a concept, a pilot, model or system|
|Any questions you might have or problems you encounter for which you specifically would like feedback on such as:
"DRAFT. PLEASE DO NOT COPY OR DISTRIBUTE!"
The doctoral consortium chair will select about 6 submissions to be presented and discussed during the meeting. The selection is based on the relevancy to AI in Medicine topics (see for example the AIME 2017 topics), relevancy to the doctoral consortium (there is for example no point to present finished work at the meeting), the clarity of writing, and the resulting spectrum of presented topics.
The Academic Panel will consist of leading researchers in the AIM field.
Participation in the meeting is open to anyone who wishes to attend and not just to the presenting PhD students. Details on payment and registration will be announced on the AIME 2017 web page. Thanks to a generous support of the AIM division of the non-profit organization IJCAI, D/C candidates will be exempt from Congress and D/C fees.
Selected submissions will appear in workshop notes that will be distributed among registered participants.
Doctoral Symposium Chair
John H. Holmes
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania, USA
Call for Workshop, Tutorial, and Demo Proposals
Workshop, tutorial, and demo proposal submissions should contain:
- Chair(s): name, affiliation, e-mail address, homepage, and short (one paragraph) biography of each chair, explaining the chair's expertise for the workshop/tutorial/demo
- Abstract: a summary of max. 200 words describing the purpose of the workshop/tutorial/demo
- Topics: a list (no longer than half a page) describing the covered topics of interest
- Motivation (one to three paragraphs): why is the topic timely and of particular interest to the AIME participants?
- Former workshops, tutorials or demos (if applicable): describe the development of the workshop series over the past 3-5 years. Provide quantitative information on submissions and attendance
- Format (a tabular schedule or a one paragraph summary): the intended mix of events, such as paper presentations, invited talks, panels, demos, and general discussion
- Intended length: half-day or full day?
- Audience: who and how many people are likely to attend?
- Program Committee: name and affiliations of potential PC members (at least half of them should be confirmed at the time of the proposal)
- Requirements: audio-visual or technical requirements and special room requirements
We strongly advise to provide more than one chair, preferably originating from different institutions, for adding different perspectives to the topics of the workshop. We will favor workshops presenting an innovative structure and a diverse program that attracts various types of contributions and ensures rich interactions.
Accepted workshops will be required to prepare a workshop webpage containing their call of papers and contributions, and detailed information about the workshop organization and timelines. This webpage will be included in the AIME17 conference webpage. While the local chair will assist with the local organization of the workshop, the organizers of the workshop will be responsible for conducting their own reviewing process, for promoting their workshop, and for preparing electronic proceedings. At least one chair of an accepted workshop will have to attend the workshop in person.
The chairs of each accepted workshop will receive one free registration (conference + one workshop/tutorial day) per workshop. Workshop attendees must register and pay up for the AIME conference and the workshop registration.
- Deadline for proposing workshops, tutorials, and demos: February 8th, 2017
- Notification of workshop/tutorial acceptance: February 13th, 2017
- Tutorials: June 21st, 2017, Workshops: June 24th, 2017
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Registration for AIME17
Welcome to the AIME17 registration page!
AIME 17 will take place in Vienna, Austria, June 21-24, 2017 at the Schloss Wilhelminenberg, 1160 Savoyenstr. 2, a beautiful mansion located (by public transport, U3, 46A) at 40 minutes from the town centre at the edge of the Vienna Woods.
To register for the AIME17 Conference, please use the --> Registration Form
|Tutorials and Doctoral Consortium||June 21|
|Main Congress||June 22-23|
|Welcoming get-together at the Conference Site||June, 22|
|Congress dinner at Schnattl, a classic Viennese Restaurant||June, 23|