Workshop to Develop Guidelines for
Electronic Interchange of Polysomnography Data

January 27, 2006

Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel, Philadelphia, PA

Collected on this page are slides from the talks presented at the workshop, in PDF and PPT formats. All slides are © 2006 by their authors.

    [PDF] [PPT] Introduction
    Indu Ayappa, PhD, NYU Sleep Disorders Center, New York, NY

Session 1: Needs of the field

  1. [PDF] [PPT] NPSG Data Exchange: Where We Are Today and What We Need
    David M. Rapoport, MD, NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY
  2. [PDF} [PPT] SHHS Data Dissemination to the Research/Academic Community: Needs and Opportunities
    Kenneth A. Loparo, PhD, EECS Department, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
  3. [PDF] [PPT] Data Exchange Standards for Clinical Neurophysiology
    Susan T. Herman, MD, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
  4. [PDF] [PPT] Needs of the clinical sleep community
    Max Hirshkowitz, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine and Michael E. DeBakey VAMC, Houston, TX
  5. [PDF] [PPT] Polysomnographic Data Sharing: An NIH Perspective
    Michael Twery, PhD, Division of Lung Diseases, NHLBI, Washington, DC
  6. [PDF] [PPT] New Data Interchange Format? Concerns of Commercial Software Providers
    Jeff Kuznia, Compumedics, El Paso, TX
    [This talk was presented by Indu Ayappa, since Mr. Kuznia was unable to attend the conference.]
  7. [PDF] [PPT] Development of Standards for Data Exchange in Sleep Medicine
    Thomas Penzel, PhD, Klinikum der Phillupps-Universitat Marburg, Marburg, Germany

Session 2: Brief presentations on existing approaches

  1. [PDF] [PPT] EDF and EDF+
    Bob Kemp, PhD, Leiden University and Centre for Sleep and Wake Disorders, MCH - Westeinde Hospital Netherlands
  2. [PDF] [PPT] SDF: Stanford Data Format
    Zak Sahul, MD, PhD, Yale University, New Haven, CT; Oscar Carrillo and Jed Black, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  3. [PDF] [PPT] OpenXDF: Discussion on an XML-Based Open File Format for PSG
    Claude Albertario, RPSGT, Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, NY
  4. [PDF] [PPT] File Exchange Format for Vital Signs, ENV 14271 and its use in Electronic Interchange of Polysomnography Data
    Alpo Varri, PhD, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland
  5. [PDF] [PPT] WFDB / PhysioNet Formats
    George B. Moody, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Cambridge, MA
  6. [PDF] [PPT] SleepXML: XML Application for Polysomnographic Data Storage and Exchange
    Vladimir Ivanov, PhD, Pro-Tech Inc., Philadelphia, PA
  7. [PDF] [PPT] Comparison and summary of advantages/disadvantages of existing approaches
    Robert Norman, PhD, NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY