Banner
Home      Log In      Contacts      FAQs      INSTICC Portal
 

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, DBLP, Semantic Scholar, EI and Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index.


SPECIAL SESSIONS LIST

BENEFICIAL 2023Special Session on Engineering and Fabrication of Biocompatible and Bioinspired Materials
Chair(s): Saibal Mitra

Cognitive Computing for Healthcare 2023Special Session on Machine Learning and Deep Learning for Preventive Healthcare and Clinical Decision Support
Chair(s): Tahir Hameed and Syed Ahmad Chan Bukhari

WHC 2023Special Session on Wearable HealthCare
Chair(s): Vítor Carvalho, José Machado, Demétrio Matos and Filomena Soares

HDSSMD 2023Special Session on Healthcare decision support systems modelling and development
Chair(s): Elisavet Andrikopoulou, Connor Price and Matt Dennis

ClinMed 2023Special Session on European Regulations for Medical Devices: what are the lessons learned after 1 year of implementation?
Chair(s): Norbert Noury, Sylvia Pelayo and Thierry Chevallier

Special Session on Engineering and Fabrication of Biocompatible and Bioinspired Materials - BENEFICIAL 2023

Paper Submission: December 21, 2022
Authors Notification: January 10, 2023
Camera Ready and Registration: January 18, 2023


Chair

Saibal Mitra
Missouri State University
United States
e-mail
 
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.




Special Session on Machine Learning and Deep Learning for Preventive Healthcare and Clinical Decision Support - Cognitive Computing for Healthcare 2023

Paper Submission: December 21, 2022
Authors Notification: January 10, 2023
Camera Ready and Registration: January 18, 2023


Co-chairs

Tahir Hameed
Merrimack College
United States
e-mail
 
Syed Ahmad Chan Bukhari
St. John's University
United States
e-mail
 
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 Wearable HealthCare - WHC 2023

Paper Submission: December 21, 2022
Authors Notification: January 10, 2023
Camera Ready and Registration: January 18, 2023


Co-chairs

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



Special Session on Healthcare decision support systems modelling and development - HDSSMD 2023

Paper Submission: December 21, 2022
Authors Notification: January 10, 2023
Camera Ready and Registration: January 18, 2023


Co-chairs

Elisavet Andrikopoulou
University of Portsmouth
United Kingdom
e-mail
 
Connor Price
University of Portsmouth
United Kingdom
e-mail
 
Matt Dennis
University of Portsmouth
United Kingdom
e-mail
 
Scope

A healthcare decision making support system intends to assist clinicians in improving healthcare delivery and outcomes. These systems are predominantly used to combine the patient data and information or suggestions for the clinician, using electronic health records, personal health records and interoperability.

This special session aims to bring together clinicians and informatics researchers from academia and industry to obtain an insight into the current state of the the health decision support systems and to discuss the challenges, approaches, development and future directions of health-related workflows and how using technologies such as Clinical Quality Language, ISO standards and personal health records could improve and support the healthcare decision making.



Special Session on European Regulations for Medical Devices: what are the lessons learned after 1 year of implementation? - ClinMed 2023

Paper Submission: December 21, 2022
Authors Notification: January 10, 2023
Camera Ready and Registration: January 18, 2023


Co-chairs

Norbert Noury
University of Lyon
France
e-mail
 
Sylvia Pelayo
Tech4Health/F-CRIN
France
e-mail
 
Thierry Chevallier
CHU NImes
France
e-mail
 
Scope

The new European regulation on medical devices applies from May 26, 2021, after a four-year transition period, and has been strengthened in several areas. In particular, the requirements for manufacturers before placing a medical device on the market have been strengthened in order to put in place clinical evaluations and investigations to ensure the effectiveness and safety of the use of these devices for the benefit of the patient. One year after its implementation, what lessons can be learned? What initiatives should be taken? What are the shortcomings or gaps? Are the specificities of DM in digital health understood? Are the specificities of border DMs (drugs, cosmetics) easy to manage? How is the clinical evidence built in compliance with this regulation? We accept submissions covering all phases of the development cycle of a new medical device, from the preliminary study confirming the proof of concept to the post-market clinical follow-up (real-world data), including in silico testing, first-in-man clinical investigation, medico-economics or usability study.




footer