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International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Health - AI4Health 2018

19 - 21 January, 2018 - Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

In conjunction with the 11th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - BIOSTEC 2018


Angelo Cangelosi
University of Plymouth
United Kingdom
Brief Bio
Angelo Cangelosi is Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Cognition and the Director of the Centre for Robotics and Neural Systems at Plymouth University (UK). Cangelosi's main research expertise is on language grounding and embodiment in humanoid robots, developmental robotics, human-robot interaction, and on the application of neuromorphic systems for robot learning. He currently is the coordinator of the EU H2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie European Industrial Doctorate “APRIL: Applications of Personal Robotics through Interaction and Learning”. Cangelosi is Editor (with K. Dautenhahn) of the journal Interaction Studies, and in 2015 was Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Development. His latest book “Developmental Robotics: From Babies to Robots” (MIT Press; co-authored with Matt Schlesinger) was published in January 2015, and recently translated in Chinese and Japanese.
Ivanoe De Falco
Brief Bio
Ivanoe De Falco received his Laurea degree in Electrical Engineering (Cum Laude) in 1987 at the University of Naples “Federico II.”, and is currently a senior researcher at the Institute for High-Performance Computing and Networking (ICAR) of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR). His main research fields include computational intelligence and parallel computing. He serves as an Associate Editor for the Applied Soft Computing journal (Elsevier) and is a member of the World Federation on Soft Computing (WFSC).
Giovanna Sannino
Brief Bio
Giovanna Sannino received a master's degree in Telecommunications Engineering (Cum Laude) from the University of Naples Parthenope in April 2011 and a Ph.D. degree in Information Engineering at the University of Naples "Parthenope" in April 2015. In 2009 she earned a master degree, named "European Master on Critical Networked Systems", and a bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering in 2008 at the University of Naples Federico II. Currently, she is a researcher at Institute for High-Performance Computing and Networking (ICAR-CNR). Her research activities are focused in the area of mobile Health and Pervasive Computing.


Giuseppe De Pietro
Brief Bio
is the director of ICAR-CNR. Current research interests are: pervasive and mobile computing, Clinical Decision Support Systems, Software architectures for e-health. He has been actively involved in many European and National projects, with industrial co-operations too. He is author of over 150 scientific papers published in international journals and conferences and he is involved in many program committees and journal editorial boards. He is Adjunct Professor in Temple University’s College of Science and Technology, and IEEE and KES International Member.


The workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Health - AI4Health 2018 - aims at bringing together researchers from academia, industry, government, and medical centers in order to present the state of the art and discuss the latest advances in the emerging area of the use of Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing techniques in the fields of medicine, health care and wellbeing. AI4Health is expected to cover the whole range of theoretical and practical aspects, technologies and systems related to the application of artificial intelligence and soft computing methodologies to issues as machine learning, deep learning, knowledge discovery, decision support, regression, forecasting, optimization, and feature selection in the healthcare and wellbeing domain.


The topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the application of artificial intelligence and soft computing methodologies to:

• Knowledge Management of Health Data;
• Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery in Healthcare;
• Machine and Deep learning approaches for Health Data;
• Decision Support Systems for Healthcare and wellbeing;
• Optimization for healthcare problems;
• Regression and forecasting for medical and/or biomedical signals;
• Health Care Information Systems;
• Wellness Information Systems;
• Medical Signal and Image Processing and Techniques;
• Medical Expert Systems;
• Diagnoses and Therapy Support Systems;
• Biomedical Applications;
• Applications of AI in Health Care and Wellbeing Systems;
• Machine Learning-based Medical Systems;
• Medical Data- and Knowledge Bases;
• Neural Networks in Medicine;
• Ambient Intelligence and Pervasive Computing in Medicine and Health Care.


Paper Submission: November 20, 2017 (expired)
Authors Notification: November 21, 2017 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: November 29, 2017 (expired)


Antoine Bagula, Computer Science, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Nizar Bouguila, CIISE, Concordia, Canada
Giuseppe Caggianese, ICAR-CNR, Italy
Antonio Celesti, University of Messina, Italy
Mario Ciampi, Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking, National Research Council of Italy, Italy
Carlos Cotta, Lenguages y Ciencias de la Computacion, Universidad de Malaga, Spain
Ivanoe De Falco, CNR - ICAR, Italy
Stefka Fidanova, Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Sebastian Fudickar, University of Luebeck, Germany
Antonino Galletta, c.da di di Dio n1 Dipartimento di Ingegneria Università degli Studi di Messina, University of Messina, Italy
Francesco Gargiulo, ICAR CNR, Italy
Mario Giacobini, Department of Veterinary Sciences, University of Torino, Italy
Saemundur Haraldsson, Computing Science and Mathematics, University of Stirling, United Kingdom
Nantia Iakovidou, Aristotle University, Greece
Mario Köppen, Graduate School of Creative Informatics, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
Tomáš Koutny, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
Jolanta Mizera-Pietraszko, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
André Pinho, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
Nuno Pombo, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
Seyedamin Pouriyeh, University of Georgia, United States
Giovanna Sannino, National Research Council of Italy, Institute for High-Performance Computing and Networking, Italy
José Santamaría López, Informatica, University of Jaen, Spain
Stefano Silvestri, ICAR CNR, Italy
Jan Sliwa, Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Berglind Smaradottir, Department for ICT, University of Agder, Norway
Anastasia Theodouli, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Laura Verde, Institute of High Performance Computing and Networking - National Research Council (ICAR-CNR), Italy
Shuang Wang, Division of biomedical informatics , University of California San Diego, United States
Pooya M. Zadeh, Computer Science, University of Windsor, Canada


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index), Scopus, Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar.
After thorough reviewing by the workshop program committee, 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).


Furthermore, a selection of the best accepted papers, suitably revised and extended, will be eligible for fast-track publication in Applied Soft Computing journal by Elsevier (Impact Factor 3.541), thanks to the technical sponsorship offered by the World Federation on Soft Computing.


A "Best Paper Award" will be conferred on the author(s) of a paper presented at the Workshop, selected by the Chairs based on the best combined marks of paper reviewing, assessed by the Program Committee. This best paper award is technically sponsored by the Institute of High Performance and Computing of the National Research Council of Italy (ICAR-CNR).


BIOSTEC Workshops - AI4Health 2018