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Special Session
Special Session on
Deep Learning in Musculoskeletal Imaging
 - DeepMSK 2020

24 - 26 February, 2020 - Valletta, Malta

Within the 13th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - BIOSTEC 2020


Fabio Galbusera
IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi

Brief Bio
Fabio Galbusera, engineer, is the director of the Laboratory of Biological Structures Mechanics. He received his Master degree in Biomedical Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano, Italy and the PhD at the Institute of Orthopaedic Research and Biomechanics, Center of Musculoskeletal Research Ulm, Germany. His main research interests are the biomechanics of the spine, the use of numerical models for its investigation as well as spinal imaging, about which he published more than 100 papers in international peer-reviewed journals. He is a member of the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS), of the Spine Society of Europe (Eurospine), of AOSpine, and is currently part of the Editorial Boards of Journal of Biomechanics, European Spine Journal and of European Radiology Experimental.
Frank Niemeyer
Institute for Orthopaedic Research and Biomechanics, Ulm University


Deep learning is revolutionizing several industrial and research fields like computer vision, autonomous driving, natural language processing, and speech recognition. Deep learning is already having a major impact in radiology, diagnostics, and many medical other applications in which the availability of automated solution may benefit the accuracy and repeatability of the execution of critical tasks. For this Special Session, we invite papers about the development and the use of deep learning tools in the specific field of musculoskeletal radiology, including but not limited to automated diagnosis, detection and localization of lesions or anatomical landmarks, segmentation, scoring features such as degenerative phenotypes or fractures, as well as ethical issues.

Topics of Interest
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Computer-aided Diagnosis of Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Detection and Localization of Lesions and Interest Hotspots
  • Grading and Scoring Degenerative and Traumatic Phenotypes
  • Measurement of Relevant Distances and Angles
  • 3D Information from 2D Images
  • Segmentation
  • Ethical Issues


Paper Submission: December 19, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification: January 9, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: January 17, 2020 (expired)


Andrea Cina, IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, Italy


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 DBLP, Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index, EI, SCOPUS, Microsoft Academic, Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar.
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 - DeepMSK 2020