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Special Sessions

Special sessions are very small and specialized events to be held during the conference as a set of oral and poster presentations that are highly specialized in some particular theme or consisting of the works of some particular international project. The goal of special sessions (minimum 4 papers; maximum 9) is to provide a focused discussion on innovative topics. All accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book, under an ISBN reference, and on digital 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). The proceedings are submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.


SPECIAL SESSIONS LIST

RAIDERS 2019Special Session on Real-world Assessment of Individuals During Everyday Routines
Chair(s): Bethany Bracken

MEDSIMOC 2019Special Session on Search for Similar and Outlier Cases - Medical Applications
Chair(s): Agnieszka Duraj and Piotr Szczepaniak

MLGED 2019Special Session on Advances in Machine Learning Applied to Gene Expression Data
Chair(s): Paulo Ambrosio

NNSNT 2019Special Session on Non-invaisive Neuro-stimulation in Neurorehabilitation Tasks
Chair(s): Vladimir Kublanov

KALSIMIS 2019Special Session on Knowledge Acquisition and Learning in Semantic Interpretation of Medical Image Structures
Chair(s): Arkadiusz Tomczyk, Michal Podgorski, Piotr Grzelak and Piotr Szczepaniak

ClinMed 2019Special Session on Designing Future Health Innovations as Needed
Chair(s): Lionel Pazart and Robert Picard

NIDSPOCT 2019Special Session on Non Invasive Diagnostic Systems for Point of Care Testing
Chair(s): Shubhajit Roy Chowdhury

BENEFICIAL 2019Special Session on Engineering and Fabrication of Biocompatible and Bioinspired Materials
Chair(s): Saibal Mitra

Special Session on Real-world Assessment of Individuals During Everyday Routines - RAIDERS 2019

Paper Submission: December 20, 2018
Authors Notification: January 7, 2019
Camera Ready and Registration: January 15, 2019


Chair

Bethany Bracken
Charles River Analytics Inc.
United States
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Scope

Over the past several years, the fast-paced technological advances in wearable and off-body sensors combined with new machine learning and deep learning algorithms development, quantifying many aspects of human state and performance has become possible, not just in very controlled laboratory conditions, but also during typical behaviors in real-world environments. However many challenges remain, including (but not limited to) developing techniques capable of accurately assessing individuals rather than simply finding statistical differences in data pooled across many participants, dealing with the large amount of noise inherent in real world data, and working with sensors of varying accuracy and accessibility. This session will discuss some of the victories and remaining challenges in real world assessment of humans.




Special Session on Search for Similar and Outlier Cases - Medical Applications - MEDSIMOC 2019

Paper Submission: December 20, 2018
Authors Notification: January 7, 2019
Camera Ready and Registration: January 15, 2019


Co-chairs

Agnieszka Duraj
Lodz University of Technology
Poland
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Piotr Szczepaniak
Institute of Information Technology, Lodz University of Technology
Poland
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Scope

The special session MEDSIMOC is dedicated to broadly understood issues of search for similar cases (objects) and outlier detection in large data sets, including big data. There are no limits for the kind of data: numeric, textual, mixed, or images.Similar cases and detection of outliers are the basis for decision-making processes, classification, diagnosis, treatment decisions, grouping, etc. The problems encompasses a wide spectrum of existing methods, and an innovative use of them, as well as innovative approaches are welcome. MEDSIMOC session is an opportunity to identify new research directions and presentation of original research results. It is also an opportunity for exchanging and diffusing innovative and practical experience in this field.

The scope of MEDSIMOC 2019 includes, but is not limited to the following issues:
•    Probabilistic and statistical models for identification of similar and outlier cases
•    Features selection for data mining and machine learning
•    Similar cases in data mining methods and outlier mining methods
•    Similar cases and outlier detection based on distance, density, depth, deviation etc.
•    Similar cases and outlier detection in categorical, text, mixed attribute data, stream data, image and image sequences
•    Identification similar cases and outlier detection in big data
•    Evolutionary algorithms for similar cases and outlier detection
•    Multi-label and fuzzy classification
•    Intelligent strategies, and fusion of methods
•    Visualization
•    Applications in biomedicine and healthcare



Special Session on Advances in Machine Learning Applied to Gene Expression Data - MLGED 2019

Paper Submission: December 20, 2018
Authors Notification: January 7, 2019
Camera Ready and Registration: January 15, 2019


Chair

Paulo Ambrosio
Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz
Brazil
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Scope

Gene expression is a measurement of expression levels of various genes at once, with the intent to discover his function. One way to analyze this expression data is through clustering techniques, which aim to group genes of similar expression tendencies together. The current big problem in this research area is the huge amount of data that needs to be processed simultaneously, which require the development of new techniques and algorithms, principally on machine learning advances. This special session aims to show recent advances in the area, presenting new techniques of processing, automated analysis and pattern classification. It also intends to be a forum for sharing experiences between specialists, researchers and beginners in the area, presenting and discussing relevant ideas.


Special Session on Non-invaisive Neuro-stimulation in Neurorehabilitation Tasks  - NNSNT 2019

Paper Submission: December 20, 2018
Authors Notification: January 7, 2019
Camera Ready and Registration: January 15, 2019


Chair

Vladimir Kublanov
Ural Federal University
Russian Federation
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Scope

Among the leading causes of disability and high mortality are diseases of the central nervous system that are accompanied by cognitive, sensor, motor and autonomic disorders. For treatment of such diseases pharmacological methods are not always in conformity with the contemporary requirements of efficacy and safety of health care. New technologies for neuroprotection are emerging, based on application of different physical fields for formation of the neuromodulation as well as methods for its visualization. Especially promising is combined application. Participation in this Special Session of scientist, involved in various research directions of neuro-stimulation theory and techniques, will allow formulating new strategies for treatment process, aimed to minimize health risks for each person, based on personalized strategies of prevention and therapy


Special Session on Knowledge Acquisition and Learning in Semantic Interpretation of Medical Image Structures - KALSIMIS 2019

Paper Submission: December 20, 2018
Authors Notification: January 7, 2019
Camera Ready and Registration: January 15, 2019


Co-chairs

Arkadiusz Tomczyk
Institute of Information Technology, Lodz University of Technology
Poland
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Michal Podgorski
Department of Radiology and Imagining Diagnostic, Polish Mother’s Memorial Hospital - Research Institute
Poland
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Piotr Grzelak
Department of Radiology and Imagining Diagnostic, Polish Mother’s Memorial Hospital - Research Institute
Poland
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Piotr Szczepaniak
Institute of Information Technology, Lodz University of Technology
Poland
e-mail
 
Scope

Current machine learning techniques are able to achieve spectacular results in automatic understanding of natural images whereas in the area of medical image analysis the progress is not that evident. The problem is medical knowledge essential for proper interpretation of image content. That knowledge, possessed by relatively small number of radiological or biomedical experts, usually cannot be directly expressed using mathematical formulas. This can be overcome by laborious knowledge acquisition or by techniques to some extent imitating expert behaviour. Both approaches are, however, still challenging tasks. That is why the goal of the special session is to discuss the problems in acquisition and utilization of domain knowledge in automatic understanding of semantic image structure.

Both computer scientists as well as radiological and biomedical experts are welcome as participants. The session should constitute a perfect forum to express expectations, suggest solutions and share experience for members of those communities.

The scope of the session contains, but is not limited to, the following topics:
- deep architectures and learning in image analysis (e.g. convolutional neural networks, LSTM networks, etc.);
- expert knowledge acquisition and representation methods (how effectively medical knowledge can be acquired and used in existing models of image analysis);
- classical image segmentation and object localization techniques capable of using domain specific knowledge (e.g. active contours, neural networks, etc.);
- structural image representation and analysis (e.g. image decomposition, structured prediction, probabilistic graphical models).




Special Session on Designing Future Health Innovations as Needed - ClinMed 2019

Paper Submission: December 20, 2018
Authors Notification: January 7, 2019
Camera Ready and Registration: January 15, 2019


Co-chairs

Lionel Pazart
Tech4Health/F-CRIN
France
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Robert Picard
Forum of Living Labs in Health & Autonomy
France
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Scope

Patients expectations for care and care delivery are changing and force the industry to change. How to bring value with new ideas? How to lead them to maturity? How to get to the market in a sustainable way with a truly useful product? Innovation by Design refers to needs-driven projects that are created to address a recognised market need or societal problem, to deliver tangible results for citizens. Deciphering real needs by observing existing practices and discussing with end-users (patients, professionals) can contribute to the well design of new medical devices by providing the relevant technical specifications. The conference will take a multi-perspective view about what is needed in order to move technology along to real sustained and widespread use.


Special Session on Non Invasive Diagnostic Systems for Point of Care Testing - NIDSPOCT 2019

Paper Submission: December 20, 2018
Authors Notification: January 7, 2019
Camera Ready and Registration: January 15, 2019


Chair

Shubhajit Roy Chowdhury
Indian Institute of Technology Mandi
India
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Scope

The session will focus on non invasive diagnostic systems for point of care testing. Various kinds of non invasive diagnostic systems using Near Infrared spectroscopy, Ultrasound, Acoustics, Electric field and other modalities will be discussed in this session. The focus of discussion will be on small hand held systems that can, to a large extent replace the costly devices available at pathological centers. This can make the next generation medicine considerably cheap and affordable.

Topics: Non invasive diagnosis; Low cost non invasive medical devices; Point of care testing; Home monitoring through small gadgets; Sensors for point of care testing;




Special Session on Engineering and Fabrication of Biocompatible and Bioinspired Materials - BENEFICIAL 2019

Paper Submission: December 20, 2018
Authors Notification: January 7, 2019
Camera Ready and Registration: January 15, 2019


Chair

Saibal Mitra
Missouri State University
United States
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Scope

Nature has created, through evolution, robust and sustainable solutions to myriad challenges. This has inspired researchers to engineer biomimetic interactive materials for industrial, medicinal and environmental applications. The focus of BENEFICIAL will be on designing principles and functional materials inspired by nature. The session will highlight engineering approaches (growth, characterization and properties), biocompatibility and functionality of designed materials. However, the scope of bioinspired materials goes beyond the extent of these domains. Therefore, the critical aim of BENEFICIAL is to establish an international, interdisciplinary network (forum) of scientists from fields such as materials science and engineering, physics, biology, chemistry and medicine to discuss current state-of-art and future directions of bioinspired materials.

Topics   Materials growth, Biomimetic designing, Interactive materials, Biomedical materials, Bioinspired Devices, Boinspired Assemblies, Peptide and Protein Materials, Bioinspired Synthetic Polymers, Hybrid/Photonic Materials




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