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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), Scopus, Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar.


Special session proposals are accepted until:

October 17, 2019


If you wish to propose a new Special Session please kindly fill out and submit this Expression of Interest form.

SPECIAL SESSIONS LIST

ClinMed 2020Special Session on Designing Future Health Innovations as Needed
Chair(s): Lionel Pazart and Robert Picard

BENEFICIAL 2020Special Session on Engineering and Fabrication of Biocompatible and Bioinspired Materials
Chair(s): Saibal Mitra

NDNSNT 2020Special Session on Non-invaisive Diagnosis and Neuro-stimulation in Neurorehabilitation Tasks
Chair(s): Vladimir Kublanov, Yury Kistenev and Zafar Yuldashev

SEM 2020Special Session on System Engineering in Healthcare
Chair(s): Omar Hammami and Saad Aldoihi

DeepMSK 2020Special Session on Deep Learning in Musculoskeletal Imaging
Chair(s): Fabio Galbusera

DISGEO 2020Studying biomolecules structure and rigidity using Distance Geometry
Chair(s): Therese Malliavin, Carlile Lavor and Antonio Mucherino

SERPICO 2020Special Session on Mining Self-reported Outcome Measures, Clinical Assessments, and Non-invasive Sensor Data Towards Facilitating Diagnosis, Longitudinal Monitoring, and Treatment
Chair(s): Athanasios Tsanas, Andreas Triantafyllidis, Georgios Theodorakopoulos and Siddharth Arora

CS-SPI 2020Special Session on Compressive Sensing and Single Pixel Imaging in Biomedical Applications
Chair(s): Pedro G. Vaz

Special Session on Designing Future Health Innovations as Needed - ClinMed 2020

Paper Submission: December 19, 2019
Authors Notification: January 9, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration: January 17, 2020


Co-chairs

Lionel Pazart
Tech4Health/F-CRIN
France
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Robert Picard
Forum LLSA – 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 Engineering and Fabrication of Biocompatible and Bioinspired Materials - BENEFICIAL 2020

Paper Submission: December 19, 2019
Authors Notification: January 9, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration: January 17, 2020


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




Special Session on Non-invaisive Diagnosis and Neuro-stimulation in Neurorehabilitation Tasks - NDNSNT 2020

Paper Submission: December 19, 2019
Authors Notification: January 9, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration: January 17, 2020


Co-chairs

Vladimir Kublanov
Ural Federal University
Russian Federation
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Yury Kistenev
National Research Tomsk State University
Russian Federation
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Zafar Yuldashev
Saint-Petersburg Electrotechnical University ETU "LETI"
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 diagnosis and 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 diagnosis and neuro-stimulation theory and techniques, will allow formulating new strategies for diagnosis and treatment process, aimed to minimize health risks for each person, based on personalized strategies of prevention and therapy.

TOPICS:

The potential topics of the special session include, but not limited to the following:

- Neurostimulation Medical Device design;

- Diagnostics in Healthcare;

- Rehabilitation process monitoring;

- Neurostimulation for Restoring Active Memory;

- Biomedical signal analysis;

- Modeling of neurostimulation effects;

- Clinical studies.




Special Session on System Engineering in Healthcare - SEM 2020

Paper Submission: December 19, 2019
Authors Notification: January 9, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration: January 17, 2020


Co-chairs

Omar Hammami
ENSTA ParisTech
France
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Saad Aldoihi
ENSTA ParisTech
France
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Scope

System engineering is immensely influencing every aspect of everyday’s life. A minimum requirement for healthcare equipment is the high capability in term of functionality and compatibility and low-cost affordability. Therefore, healthcare systems are under extreme pressures to meet requirement deemed from various sources.



Special Session on Deep Learning in Musculoskeletal Imaging - DeepMSK 2020

Paper Submission: December 19, 2019
Authors Notification: January 9, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration: January 17, 2020


Chair

Fabio Galbusera
IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi
Italy
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Scope

Deep learning is revolutionizing several industrial and research fields like computer vision, autonomous driving, natural language processing, and speech recognition. Deep learning is already having a major impact in radiology, diagnostics, and many medical other applications in which the availability of automated solution may benefit the accuracy and repeatability of the execution of critical tasks. For this Special Session, we invite papers about the development and the use of deep learning tools in the specific field of musculoskeletal radiology, including but not limited to automated diagnosis, detection and localization of lesions or anatomical landmarks, segmentation, scoring features such as degenerative phenotypes or fractures, as well as ethical issues.


Studying biomolecules structure and rigidity using Distance Geometry - DISGEO 2020

Paper Submission: December 19, 2019
Authors Notification: January 9, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration: January 17, 2020


Co-chairs

Therese Malliavin
CNRS and Institut Pasteur
France
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Carlile Lavor
University of Campinas
Brazil
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Antonio Mucherino
IRISA, University of Rennes 1
France
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Scope

Numerous biophysical approaches, as Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS), Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) among others, provide information on inter-atomic distances and angles in biomolecular conformations. These parameters often display errors and artifacts as biomolecules undergo conformational transitions which are difficult to put in evidence experimentally. Indeed, most of the biophysical experimental techniques only gain sufficient sensitivity by time and/or space signal averaging. The Distance Geometry Problem (DGP) provides a framework to study such aspects. Moreover, the DGP strongly relies on global optimisation and graph rigidity theory. The session intends to gather presentations focused on the application of distance geometry approaches to structural bioinformatics problems, and on on the development of solution methods for the distance geometry problem.



Special Session on Mining Self-reported Outcome Measures, Clinical Assessments, and Non-invasive Sensor Data Towards Facilitating Diagnosis, Longitudinal Monitoring, and Treatment - SERPICO 2020

Paper Submission: December 19, 2019
Authors Notification: January 9, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration: January 17, 2020


Co-chairs

Athanasios Tsanas
University of Edinburgh
United Kingdom
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Andreas Triantafyllidis
Information Technologies Institute, CERTH
Greece
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Georgios Theodorakopoulos
Cardiff University
United Kingdom
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Siddharth Arora
University of Oxford
United Kingdom
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Special Session on Compressive Sensing and Single Pixel Imaging in Biomedical Applications - CS-SPI 2020

Paper Submission: December 19, 2019
Authors Notification: January 9, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration: January 17, 2020


Chair

Pedro G. Vaz
LIBPhys-UC, Department of Physics, University of Coimbra
Portugal
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