Medical and HealthCare Applications of

Evolutionary Computation

CEC 2017 Special Session

Donostia - San Sebastián, Spain

June 5-8, 2017

SCOPE 

Evolutionary Computation methods are being more and more frequently used to face challenging problems in Medicine and HealthCare.

These methods can be of great help in finding good solutions to many practical medical and healthcare applications, as for example in tasks as disease screening, diagnosis, treatment planning, prognosis, imaging, signal processing, healthcare management and any other task related to machine learning, knowledge discovery, decision support, regression, forecasting, optimization, feature selection and data mining.

 

The Special Session aims to bring together international experts in evolutionary computation for the exchange of ideas across disciplines encouraging multidisciplinary research collaborations and the development of new concepts in the important and growing domain of Medical and HealthCare ICT, thus creating a forum of excellence on the use of evolutionary inspired methods to face medical and healthcare problems.

 

This increasing trend towards the use of Evolutionary Computation methods to face challenging medical and healthcare problems in the next years, not only will a Special Session on this topic be of immediate relevance, it will also provide a platform for encouraging implementations of evolutionary methods for solving problems in various medical and healthcare specialties.

Organized by 

 

Ivanoe De Falco

ICAR-CNR, ITALY

 

Antonio Della Cioppa

University of Salerno, ITALY

 

Umberto Scafuri

ICAR-CNR, ITALY

 

Ernesto Tarantino

ICAR-CNR, ITALY

TOPICS

 

Relevant topics include, but are not limited to, applications of Evolutionary Algorithms to:

  • Medical imaging (image analysis by detection, segmentation, registration, classification of pathological patterns, …)
  •  Medical signal and data processing (analysis of biosignals, automated systems for detection of abnormal biomedical signals, detection of relevant biomedical patterns, multi-scale signal processing, …)
  • Clinical diagnosis and therapy (knowledge discovery of relevant diagnostic parameters, data mining to discover new information, processing of large volumes of heterogeneous medical data, classification, clustering, regression models in diagnosing diseases, earlier diagnosis of disease, disease prediction, prediction of how diseases propagate, …)
  • Modelling and simulation of medical processes (modelling of medical processes to avoid mistakes or to systematically improve decision making and practice, error, vulnerability, and inefficiencies detection, simulation of multi-agent concurrent activities, …)
  • Decision support and therapy (clinical decision support systems, automatic clinical diagnosis, treatment schedule, therapy planning, …)
  • Evolutionary algorithms for chronic disease management (disease measure estimates, identification of symptoms, …)
  • Personalization of knowledge, care and devices (mining models of the patient, personalized clinical diagnosis, adaptation of medical devices to individual patients, …)
  • Healthcare modeling and healthcare simulation (physicians/patient support systems, population modelling systems, …)
  • Sanitary systems, ehealth, mhealth, sensors (e-solutions for clinical systems, wearable devices, body sensors, multi-sensor data fusion, …)

Submission and important dates 

 

EXTENDED Submission deadline: January 30, 2017

Notification of acceptance: February 26, 2017

Deadline for Final paper submission: March 12, 2017

Conference dates: June 5-8, 2017

 

Please follow the CEC 2017 instructions for authors.

To help ensure correct formatting, please use the IEEE conference paper templates (US Letter). Only papers prepared in PDF format will be accepted.

 

Paper Length: Up to 8 pages, including figures, tables and references. At maximum, two additional pages are permitted with over-length page charge of US$100/page, to be paid during author registration.

Paper Formatting: double column, single spaced, #10 point Times Roman font.

Margins: Left, Right, and Bottom: 0.75" (19mm). The top margin must be 0.75" (19 mm), except for the title page where it must be 1" (25 mm). No page numbers please. We will insert the page numbers for you.

Note: Violations of any of the above specifications may result in rejection of your paper.

Program Committee 

 

Stefano Cagnoni, University of Parma, Italy

Sung-Bae Cho, Yonsei University, Korea

Sergio Damas, University of Granada, Spain

Fabio D’Andreagiovanni, CNRS, Sorbonne University – UTC, France

César Hervas-Martinez, University of Cordoba, Spain

José Hidalgo, University of Madrid, Spain

Lucia Sacchi, University of Pavia, Italy

Stephen Smith, University of York, UK

Lauri Tuovinen, University of Oulu, Finland

Andrea Valsecchi, University of Granada, Spain

Leonardo Vanneschi, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Cecilia Zanni-Merk, INSA Rouen Normandie, France

Contact us

Ivanoe De Falco

ICAR-CNR, ITALY

MAIL: ivanoe.defalco@icar.cnr.it

Antonio Della Cioppa

University of Salerno, ITALY

MAIL: adellacioppa@unisa.it

Umberto Scafuri

ICAR-CNR, ITALY

MAIL: umberto.scafuri@icar.cnr.it

Ernesto Tarantino

ICAR-CNR, ITALY

MAIL: ernesto.tarantino@icar.cnr.it