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Special Session
Special Session on
"COVID-19 epidemic data mining and EXploration"
 - COVID-ex 2022

9 - 11 February, 2022

Within the 15th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - BIOSTEC 2022


Agnieszka Duraj
Lodz University of Technology

Brief Bio
Agnieszka Duraj received her PhD in Information Technology from the Faculty of Telecommunications Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Bioengineering of the University of Zielona Góra, Poland, in 2007. In 2020 she received DSc degree in the discipline of computer science at Lodz University of Technology. In the years 1998-2007 she was working as assistant and since 2008 – as assistant professor in the Institute of Information Technology of this university. She is a member of the Polish Cybernetic Society, Polish Medical Association of Medical Informatics, and Polish Society of Applied Electromagnetics. She is Session Organizer for the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Innovations in Intelligent Systems and Applications. She is working in the field of data analysis, data mining, outlier detection and mining, pattern recognition, and computational intelligence. The fields of application are: electrical engineering and medicine. Mrs. Duraj is an author and co-author of 45 scientific journal papers and conference contributions. She was awarded twice by Rector of the Lodz University of Technology.
Piotr Szczepaniak
Institute of Information Technology, Lodz University of Technology

Brief Bio
Piotr S. Szczepaniak received the MSc degree in automatic control from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Lodz University of Technology, Poland, in 1977, and the PhD in automatic control and DSc in computer science both from the Technical University of Dresden, Germany, in 1982, and 1990, respectively. In 2005, he obtained the full professor title from the President of Poland. In the years 1996-2003 he was and since 2012 he is Head of the Institute of Information Technology of the Lodz University of Technology. Between 2005 and 2008 he was Dean of the Faculty of Technical Physics, Information Technology and Applied Mathematics. Since 2008 till 2012, he has been the Vice-rector for University Development and Business Affairs and since 2012 is a Vice-rector for University Development. In the years 1999-2008, he was a member of Systems Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He is the organizer and he was the first President of the ICT Cluster of Central Poland. He is a member of the Polish Cybernetic Society, Polish Neural Networks Society, IEEE Signal Processing Society and the Senior Member of the IEEE Computer Society. His research experience covers optimal control theory, sensitivity analysis, and approximation of dynamic time-delay systems. At present, he is working in the field of computational intelligence and its applications to image analysis, pattern recognition, knowledge extraction and development of medical systems. His publishing activity is evidenced by over 160 individual or collective journal papers and conference contributions, as well as by the edition of books published by Springer-Verlag.


COVID-ex 2022 – Special Session at BIOSTEC, the 15th Int. Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies is dedicated to broadly understood issues of COVID-19 data analysis using all available scientific methods. There are no limits for the kind of data: numeric, textual, or mixed. The problems encompasses a wide spectrum of existing methods, and an innovative use of them, as well as new innovative approaches are welcome. “COVID-ex” session is 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 hot field.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Publicly available COVID data bases evaluation
  • Statistical analysis of COVID epidemic data -Country specific -Continental specific -World-wide -Computational detection of outliers and reasoning about their roots
  • Probabilistic and statistical COVID-related models
  • Data based extrapolation and forecast of COVID epidemic processes -Country specific -Continental specific -World-wide
  • Data evidenced and computed correlation of COVID with other diseases
  • Numeric and textual COVID data linguistic summarization
  • Knowledge extraction about COVID epidemic processes using data mining and machine learning
  • Identification of COVID similar cases and grouping in big data
  • Multi-label and fuzzy classification of COVID – suspected cases
  • Intelligent, data-based strategies for COVID prevention, diagnosis, and therapy
  • Novel approaches to visualization


Paper Submission: November 26, 2021 (expired)
Authors Notification: December 16, 2021 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: December 27, 2021 (expired)


Available soon.


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.


After thorough reviewing by the special session 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 - and 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.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


BIOSTEC Special Sessions - COVID-ex 2022