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

16 - 18 February, 2023 - Lisbon, Portugal

Within the 16th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - BIOSTEC 2023


Tahir Hameed
Merrimack College
United States

Brief Bio
Tahir Hameed obtained his Ph.D. in Information Technology Management from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), and obtained his Masters in Computer Science from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). He is a Visiting Associate Professor for management information systems with Merrimack College since 2018. Hameed was also a faculty member at SolBridge International School of Business in South Korea from 2012 to 2018. Dr. Hameed’s current research focuses on health analytics particularly clinical decision support systems and consumer health informatics, IT standards, IT adoption and technology innovation and commercialization.
Syed Ahmad Chan Bukhari
St. John's University
United States

Brief Bio
Dr. Bukhari is as an Assistant Professor and Director of Healthcare Informatics at St. John's University, New York. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of New Brunswick, Canada and then went on to complete his postdoctoral fellowship at Yale School of Medicine where he worked with Stanford University- Center of Expanded Data Annotation and Retrieval (CEDAR) to develop data submission pipelines to improve scientific experimental reproducibility. His current research efforts are concentrated on addressing several core problems in the area of healthcare informatics and data science. He particularly focuses on devising techniques to semantically confederate heterogeneous biomedical data and to further develop clinical predictive models for diseases prediction. These techniques further alleviate many data access-related challenges faced by healthcare providers. Dr. Bukhari is a senior IEEE member and a distinguished ACM speaker who serves as an editorial board member of multiple scientific journals. His research work has published in top-tier journals and picked by various scientific blogs and international media.


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.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Machine Learning
  • Deep learning and Cognitive Computing approaches in Disease Prediction
  • Diagnosis
  • Prognosis
  • Personalized Treatments
  • Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSS)
  • Adaptive CDSS
  • Precision Medicine and more to enhance preventive and adaptive healthcare


Paper Submission: December 22, 2022
Authors Notification: January 10, 2023
Camera Ready and Registration: January 18, 2023


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, DBLP, Semantic Scholar, 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 - Cognitive Computing for Healthcare 2023