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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 SCOPUS, Google Scholar, The DBLP Computer Science Bibliography, Semantic Scholar, Microsoft Academic, Engineering Index (EI) and Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index.


Special Session on Non-invasive Diagnosis and Neuro-stimulation in Neurorehabilitation Tasks - NDNSNT 2021

Paper Submission: November 26, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification: December 14, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration: December 22, 2020


Co-chairs

Vladimir Kublanov
Ural Federal University
Russian Federation
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Zafar Yuldashev
Saint-Petersburg Electrotechnical University ETU "LETI"
Russian Federation
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Yury Kistenev
National Research Tomsk State University
Russian Federation
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Kirill Zaichenko
Saint Petersburg Institute for Analytical Instrumentation RAS (IAI RAS)
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.




Special Session on Machine Learning and Deep Learning for Preventive Healthcare and Clinical Decision Support - Cognitive Computing for Healthcare 2021

Paper Submission: November 26, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification: December 14, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration: December 22, 2020


Co-chairs

Tahir Hameed
Merrimack College
United States
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Syed Ahmad Chan Bukhari
St.John's University
United States
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Scope

Machine learning has transformed healthcare by improving disease prediction, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatments. Using large but relatively structured datasets like electronic health records (EHRs), scans, and labs, they provide indispensable tools and decision support to healthcare providers and patients. Lately, with bigger, more complex and unstructured datasets available, healthcare apps and clinical decision support systems (CDSS) have started to leverage deep learning to refine these recommendations. Such systems not only have prediction but learning capabilities also. Consequently, they enable preventive and rehabilitative healthcare that is highly personalized and adaptive. This session seeks completed research on applications of deep learning and cognitive computing in preventive care, personalized treatments and adaptive CDSS aiming to better health outcomes, patient satisfaction and costs.


Special Session on System Engineering in Healthcare - SEM 2021

Paper Submission: November 26, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification: December 14, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration: December 22, 2020


Co-chairs

Ali Alghamdi
Majmaah University
Saudi Arabia
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Saleh Binobaid
National Center for Assessment
Saudi Arabia
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Saad Aldoihi
Institut Polytechnique de Paris
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. Many healthcare challenges have been solved by system engineering approach.





Special Session on Mining Self-reported Outcome Measures, Clinical Assessments, and Non-invasive Sensor Data Towards Facilitating Diagnosis, Longitudinal Monitoring, and Treatment - SERPICO 2021

Paper Submission: November 26, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification: December 14, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration: December 22, 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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Scope

There is increasingly available data to support more reliable, evidence-based clinical assessment towards diagnosis, monitoring disease trajectory, and rehabilitation. These come from a variety of sources, including self-reports from patients, clinician-generated reports, wearable devices, and smartphones. This special session will cover new developments towards mining Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs), clinical assessments (both longitudinal and also multimodal assessments), and sensor-based datasets. Moreover, we welcome submissions covering data anonymization and privacy of medical data.


Special Session on Dealing with the Change in European Regulations for Medical Devices - ClinMed 2021

Paper Submission: November 26, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification: December 14, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration: December 22, 2020


Co-chairs

Lionel Pazart
Tech4Health/F-CRIN
France
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Norbert Noury
University of Lyon
France
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Scope

The new European regulation (EU MDR 2017/745) will enter into force on May 26, 2021. This new regulation sets forth new, improved rules to strengthen clinical evidence, particularly for high-risk medical devices for which a clinical study is mandatory. Given the wide range of medical devices available on the market and their countless variations in design features, treatment goals and targeted patient groups, setting a single standard study protocol seems unfeasible.This special session will cover efforts to build clinical evidence in accordance with the new regulations. We accept submissions covering all phases of the development cycle of a new medical device, from preliminary study confirming proof of concept to post-market clinical follow-up (real-world data) as well as in silico trials, first survey clinical in humans, medico-economy or usability study.


Special Session on Wearable HealthCare - WHC 2021

Paper Submission: December 6, 2020
Authors Notification: December 14, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration: December 22, 2020


Co-chairs

Vítor Carvalho
2Ai-EST-IPCA & Algoritmi Research Centre, UM
Portugal
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José Machado
MEtRICs, University of Minho
Portugal
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Demétrio Matos
IPCA-ID+
Portugal
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Filomena Soares
Algoritmi Research Centre, 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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