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Artificial Intelligence for Health - AI4Health 2018

19 - 21 January, 2018 - Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

In conjunction with the 11th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - BIOSTEC 2018


Giovanna Sannino
Brief Bio
Giovanna Sannino received a master's degree in Telecommunications Engineering (Cum Laude) from the University of Naples Parthenope in April 2011 and a Ph.D. degree in Information Engineering at the University of Naples "Parthenope" in April 2015. In 2009 she earned a master degree, named "European Master on Critical Networked Systems", and a bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering in 2008 at the University of Naples Federico II. Currently, she is a researcher at Institute for High-Performance Computing and Networking (ICAR-CNR). Her research activities are focused in the area of mobile Health and Pervasive Computing. In addition, she is a IEEE 11073 Personal Health Device Working Group Member.
Ivanoe De Falco
Brief Bio
Ivanoe De Falco received his Laurea degree in Electrical Engineering cum laude in 1987 at the University of Naples “Federico II.”, and is currently a senior researcher at the Institute for High-Performance Computing and Networking (ICAR) of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR). His main research fields include computational intelligence and parallel computing. He serves as an Associate Editor for the Applied Soft Computing journal (Elsevier), is a member of the World Federation on Soft Computing (WFSC), has been part of the Organizing or Scientific Committees for tens of international conferences or workshops, and has authored or coauthored about 120 papers in international journals, books, and conference proceedings.


Giuseppe De Pietro
Brief Bio
is the director of ICAR-CNR. Current research interests are: pervasive and mobile computing, Clinical Decision Support Systems, Software architectures for e-health. He has been actively involved in many European and National projects, with industrial co-operations too. He is author of over 150 scientific papers published in international journals and conferences and he is involved in many program committees and journal editorial boards. He is Adjunct Professor in Temple University’s College of Science and Technology, and IEEE and KES International Member.


The workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Health - AI4Health 2018 - aims at bringing together researchers from academia, industry, government, and medical centers in order to present the state of the art and discuss the latest advances in the emerging area of the use of Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing techniques in the fields of medicine, health care and wellbeing. AI4Health is expected to cover the whole range of theoretical and practical aspects, technologies and systems related to the application of artificial intelligence and soft computing methodologies to issues as machine learning, deep learning, knowledge discovery, decision support, regression, forecasting, optimization, and feature selection in the healthcare and wellbeing domain.


The topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the application of artificial intelligence and soft computing methodologies to:

• Knowledge Management of Health Data;
• Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery in Healthcare;
• Machine and Deep learning approaches for Health Data;
• Decision Support Systems for Healthcare and wellbeing;
• Optimization for healthcare problems;
• Regression and forecasting for medical and/or biomedical signals;
• Health Care Information Systems;
• Wellness Information Systems;
• Medical Signal and Image Processing and Techniques;
• Medical Expert Systems;
• Diagnoses and Therapy Support Systems;
• Biomedical Applications;
• Applications of AI in Health Care and Wellbeing Systems;
• Machine Learning-based Medical Systems;
• Medical Data- and Knowledge Bases;
• Neural Networks in Medicine;
• Ambient Intelligence and Pervasive Computing in Medicine and Health Care.


Paper Submission: November 7, 2017
Authors Notification: November 21, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration: November 29, 2017


Antoine Bagula, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Stefano Cagnoni, University of Parma, Italy
Angelo Cangelosi, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom
Antonio Celesti, University of Messina, Italy
Stefka Fidanova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Sebastian Fudickar, University of Oldenburg, Germany
Antonino Galletta, University of Messina, Italy
Nuno Garcia, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
Francesco Gargiulo, ICAR CNR, Italy
Saemundur Haraldsson, University of Stirling, United Kingdom
Mario Köppen, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
Jolanta Mizera-Pietraszko, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Nima Moradianzadeh, University of Windsor, Canada
André Pinho, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
Nuno Pombo, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
Seyedamin Pouriyeh, University of Georgia, United States
Giovanna Sannino, Institute for High-Performance Computing and Networking, Italy
Stefano Silvestri, ICAR CNR, Italy
Jan Sliwa, Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Berglind Smaradottir, University of Agder, Norway
Anastasia Theodouli, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Laura Verde, University of Naples Parthenope, Italy
Shuang Wang, University of California San Diego, United States


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.
After thorough reviewing by the workshop program committee complemented by members of the main conference program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on CD-ROM support.
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library (
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).


Furthermore, a selection of the best accepted papers, suitably revised and extended, will be eligible for fast-track publication in Applied Soft Computing journal by Elsevier (Impact Factor 3.541), thanks to the technical sponsorship offered by the World Federation on Soft Computing.


A "Best Paper Award" will be conferred on the author(s) of a paper presented at the Workshop, selected by the Chairs based on the best combined marks of paper reviewing, assessed by the Program Committee. This best paper award is technically sponsored by the Institute of High Performance and Computing of the National Research Council of Italy (ICAR-CNR).


BIOSTEC Workshops - AI4Health 2018