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Jean-Baptiste LAMY ("Jiba")

Contact: email: jibalamy -at- free -dot- fr

Current activities


I'm currently an academic teacher and researcher in medical informatics at the LIM&BIO laboratory (Bobigny, France). This thesis was entitled "Design and evaluation of visualisation methods for medical knowledge: design of a graphical language and application to drug knowledge", and was realized under the direction of Alain Venot.

Medical knowledge is more and more voluminous. During consultations, health professionals lack of time for refferring to this knowledge.

This is why we propose to improve the knowledge access with VCM, the graphical language for medical knowledge visualisation (Visualisation des Connaissances Médicales in French). This language represents with icons the main medical concepts (diseases, patient characteristics, drugs, tests,...). This icons can then be combined to create medical sentences. Finally, several visualisation interfaces can enrich the exixting medical texts with VCM icons.

During my PhD, I designed the VCM language using solid medical and cognitive bases, as well as the associated graphical interfaces. These tools have been applied to drug knowledge, in particular to the Summaries of Product Characteristics (SPCs), and then evaluated under controlled conditions.

Free Software

I have made several Free Software games (in chronological order: Arkanae, Slune, Balazar and Balazar Brothers), a 3D engine (Soya) as well as a tablature editor (Songwrite). These software are freely available on the OOmadness website (excepted Arkanae, no longer maintained but still available on the Internet). As I love simple and object oriented programming language, I was one of the first to develop games and 3D applications in these languages (Java and Python).

I am very active in the Nekeme Prod. association, which aims to develop and support Libre video games.

I am often present at Free Software conferences in France (such as LSM, Libre Software Meeting).


I have always a novel under writing, and I also write guitar song... but everything is in French, sorry!

Past activities

2001-2003: research on health smart home

During my pharmacy and master training period, I worked on the concept of "health smart home" at the AFIRM team of the TIMC-IMAG laboratory, at Grenoble (France), with Vincent Rialle.

My researches were focuses on the recognition and 3D visualization of scenarii. These scenarii were every-day-life situations or pathological behaviours. The scenarii were written during a period at Sherbrooke, Quebec, with Hélène Pigot.


Publications and communications

(If you search for these publications, ask them to me by email: jibalamy -at- free -dot- fr.

  1. Lamy J.-B., V. Ebrahiminia, B. Seroussi, J. Bouaud, C. Simon, M. Favre, H. Falcoff, and A. Venot. A generic system for critiquing physicians’ prescriptions: usability, satisfaction and lessons learnt. Stud Health Technol Inform, 169:125–129, 2011.
  2. Lamy J.-B., V. Ebrahiminia, C. Riou, B. Séroussi, J. Bouaud, C. Simon, S. Dubois, A. Butti, G. Simon, M. Favre, H. Falcoff, and A. Venot. How to translate therapeutic recommendations in clinical practice guidelines into rules for critiquing physician prescriptions? Methods and application to five guidelines. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 10:31, 2010.
  3. Lamy J.-B., C. Duclos, S. Hamek, M. C. Beuscart-Zéphir, G. Kerdelhué, S. Darmoni, M. Favre, H. Falcoff, C. Simon, S. Pereira, E. Serrot, T. Mitouard, E. Hardouin, Y. Kergosien, and A. Venot. Towards iconic language for patient records, drug monographs, guidelines and medical search engines. In Proceedings of MEDINFO 2010, Cape Town, South Africa, 2010.
  4. Lamy J.-B., A. Ellini, J. Nobécourt, A. Venot, and J. D. Zucker. Decision support systems, chapter Testing methods for decision support systems, pages 87–98. Intech, Vukovar, Croatia, 2010.
  5. Lamy J.-B., C. Duclos, and A. Venot. De l’analyse d’un corpus de texte à la conception d’une interface graphique facilitant l’accès aux connaissances sur le médicament. In Actes des 20es Journées Francophones dIngénierie des Connaissances, pages 265–276, Hammamet, Tunisie, 2009. PUG. Best paper IC conference.
  6. Lamy J.-B., C. Duclos, V. Rialle, and A. Venot. Quelle méthodologie tenant compte des sciences cognitives pour la conception des langages graphiques ? Revue dintelligence artificielle (RIA), 22(3-4):265–280, 2008.
  7. Lamy J.-B., C. Duclos, and A. Venot. Quelles applications pédagogiques pour un langage graphique médical ? Marrakech, Maroc, 2008.
  8. Lamy, J.-B., Ellini, A., Ebrahiminia, V., Zucker, J.-D., Falcoff, H. et Venot, A. Use of the C4.5 machine learning algorithm to test a clinical guideline-based decision support system. Proceedings of Medical Informatics Europe (MIE2008). Göteborg, Suède, 28/05/2008.
  9. Lamy, J.-B., Duclos, C., Bar-Hen, A., Ouvrard, P. et Venot, A. An iconic language for the graphical representation of medical concepts. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 8:16, 2008, commented in Science 2/05/2008 320:591.
  10. Lamy, J.-B., Venot, A., Bar-Hen, A., Ouvrard, P. et Duclos, C. Design of a graphical and interactive interface for facilitating access to drug contraindications, cautions for use, interactions and adverse effects. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 8:21, 2008.
  11. Lamy, J.-B. Conception et évaluation de méthodes de visualisation des connaissances médicales : Mise au point d'un langage graphique et application aux connaissances sur le médicament, PhD thesis, 2006.
  12. Lamy, J.-B., Duclos, C., Rialle, V. et Venot, A. Vers une méthode rigoureuse de conception des langages graphiques s'appuyant sur les sciences cognitives. In F. Poulet and B. Le Grand, editors, 4ème atelier visualisation et extraction de connaissances, 6èmes journées francophones d'Extraction et de Gestion des Connaissances. Lille, France, 17/1/2006.
  13. Lamy, J.-B., Duclos, C., Rialle, V. et Venot, A. Classification et analyse critique des approches graphiques appliquées à la visualisation des connaissances médicales. Journées Francophones d'Informatique Médicale (JFIM2005), pages 1-9. Lille, 13/5/2005.
  14. Lamy, J.-B., Duclos, C., Rialle, V. et Venot, A. Which graphical approaches should be used to represent medical knowledge?. Studies in health technology and informatics, 116:719-724, 2005.
  15. Lamy, J.-B., Duclos, C., Rialle, V. et Venot, A. Quelles approches graphiques pour faciliter la diffusion des connaissances médicales ?. 5ème congrès Internet et Pédagogie Médicale (IPM 2004), pages 39-40. Grenoble, 3/12/2004.
  16. Rialle, V., Lamy, J.-B., Noury, N. et Bajolle, L. Telemonitoring of patients at home: A Software Agent approach. Computer methods and programs in Biomedicine, pages 257-268, 72 (3) 2003.
  17. Lamy, J.-B. Reconnaissance de scénarios, application à la télé-surveillance médicale à domicile. Mémoire de DEA, 2003.
  18. Rialle, V., Noury, N., Bajolle, L., Lamy, J.-B., Virone, G., Duchêne, F., Moha, N. et Demongeot, J. Le concept d'Habitat Intelligent pour la Santé: considérations techniques et scientifiques pour un service médico-social. Revue de Gériatrie, 2003.
  19. Lamy, J.-B. Télé-surveillance médicale: conception d'un système d'analyse temporelle, validation par simulation et reconstitution par réalité virtuelle. Mémoire de 5ème année de pharmacie, option recherche, 31/5/2002.

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