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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 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). The proceedings are submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.


SPECIAL SESSIONS LIST

KALSIMIS 2018Special Session on Knowledge Acquisition and Learning in Semantic Interpretation of Medical Image Structures (BIOIMAGING)
Chair(s): Piotr Szczepaniak, Piotr Grzelak and Arkadiusz Tomczyk

MLGED 2018Advances in Machine Learning Techniques Applied to Gene Expression Data (BIOINFORMATICS)
Chair(s): Paulo Eduardo Ambrosio

Real 2018Assessing human cognitive state in real-world environments (BIOSIGNALS)
Chair(s): Bethany Bracken

NENT 2018Neuro-electrostimulation in Neurorehabilitation Tasks (BIOSIGNALS)
Chair(s): Vladimir Kublanov

DMB 2018Denoising Methods for Bioimaging: Advances in Theory and Implementations (BIOIMAGING) (Cancelled)

ODEBIO 2018Special Session on Outlier Detection for Biomedical Applications (BIOSIGNALS) (Cancelled)

WHC 2018Special Session on Wearable HealthCare (BIODEVICES) (Cancelled)

Special Session on Knowledge Acquisition and Learning in Semantic Interpretation of Medical Image Structures - KALSIMIS 2018

Paper Submission: November 14, 2017 (expired)
Authors Notification: November 21, 2017 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: November 29, 2017


Co-chairs

Piotr Szczepaniak
Lodz University of Technology
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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Arkadiusz Tomczyk
Lodz University of Technology
Poland
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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 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.



Advances in Machine Learning Techniques Applied to Gene Expression Data - MLGED 2018

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


Chair

Paulo Eduardo 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.



Assessing human cognitive state in real-world environments  - Real 2018

Paper Submission: November 7, 2017 (expired)
Authors Notification: November 23, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration: November 29, 2017


Chair

Bethany Bracken
Charles River Analytics Inc.
United States
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Scope

It is relatively simple to assess human cognitive states such as workload, vigilance, and situational awareness using behavioral, physiological, and neurophysiological measures (e.g., functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), eye tracking, electroencephalography (EEG)) when individuals are seated. As sensors become more ubiquitous, people are attempting to use them outside the lab during typical activities (e.g., during high fidelity training, in the cockpit in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) ground control stations). However, methods to assess cognitive workload during normal activities are only recently emerging (Izzetoglu et al., 2011, McKendrick et al., 2016, Bracken et al., 2017). During this special session, we will present several projects aimed at adapting laboratory-based methods to assess human states of interest while people go about typical daily activities.




Neuro-electrostimulation in Neurorehabilitation Tasks - NENT 2018

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


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, based on application of the physical fields for formation of the neuromodulation processes in the brain structures, are promising. Participation in this Special Session of scientists, involved in development of several research directions of neurostimulation theory and techniques, will allow to formulate new strategies of the treatment process, which will be aimed to minimize health risks for each person, based on personalized strategies of prevention and therapy.




Denoising Methods for Bioimaging: Advances in Theory and Implementations - DMB 2018


* CANCELLED *




Chair

Jan Schier
The Institute of Information Theory and Automation of the Czech Academy of Sciences
Czech Republic
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Scope

Denoising plays crucial role probably in all modalities of bioimaging: it is widely used in medical imaging modalities such as MRI, X-Ray, ultrasound, but in the same time, it is indispensable for advanced techniques of microscopy imaging. Compared with standard imaging conditions as encountered in technical applications, the bioimaging field comes with some unique challenges: often, we have to cope with non-Gaussian character of image noise. In order to preserve information on anatomical structures or cells contained in the image, preservation of object edges is of high importance.




Special Session on Outlier Detection for Biomedical Applications - ODEBIO 2018


* CANCELLED *




Co-chairs

Agnieszka Duraj
Lodz University of Technology
Poland
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Piotr Szczepaniak
Lodz University of Technology
Poland
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Scope

The Outlier Detection for Biomedical Applications - Special Session at BIOSTEC, the 11th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies is dedicated to broadly understood issues of outlier detection in large data sets, including big data. Detection of outliers is the basis for decision-making processes, classification, grouping and methods of intelligence. The problem of anomaly detection encompasses a wide spectrum of applied methods. ODEBIO session is therefore 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.


Special Session on Wearable HealthCare - WHC 2018


* CANCELLED *




Co-chairs

Vítor Carvalho
IPCA & Algoritmi Research Centre, UM
Portugal
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Filomena Soares
Algoritmi Research Centre, UM
Portugal
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José Machado
CT2M, UM
Portugal
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Demétrio Matos
IPCA & CT2M, UM
Portugal
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Scope

Wearable HealthCare is part of the actual human daily life. Nowadays, we are able to find these devices and systems practically everywhere, as integrated, among others, in our homes, body, mobile devices and vehicles, with the objective of improving our safety, comfort, performance and quality of life.
Following this trend, we invite investigators, academics and professionals to submit original research and review articles that will contribute to the dissemination of Wearable HealthCare in the Engineering domain.



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