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International Conference on Medical Imaging Using Bio-Inspired and Soft Computing (Bibisoc 2013)

The objective of MIBISOC2013 is to facilitate the promotion of novel problems, research, results, and future directions in the growing interdisciplinary area of Bio-inspired and Soft Computing (BC, SC) applied to Medical Imaging (MI). It will provide an opportunity to meet researchers on the topic, make new contacts and exchange ideas.

15 May 2013 - 17 May 2013
Austria

The International Conference on Medical Imaging Using Bio-Inspired and Soft Computing (MIBISOC 2013) will be held from 15-17 May 212 in Brussels, Belgium.


Medical imaging (MI) is at the heart of many of today’s improved diagnostic and treatment technologies. Computer-based solutions are vastly more capable of both quantitative measurement of the medical condition and the pre-processing tasks of filtering, sharpening, and focusing image detail. Bio-inspired and Soft Computing (BC, SC) techniques have been successfully applied in each of the fundamental steps of medical image processing and analysis (e.g. restoration, segmentation, registration or tracking). The natural partnership of humans and intelligent systems and machines in MI is to provide the clinician with powerful tools to take better decisions regarding diagnostic and treatment. The application of SC and BC methodologies in MI has increased in the last few years due to their capability to deal with the uncertainty and imprecision underlying most of real-world problems and, specifically, medical applications requiring the use of image processing techniques.

MIBISOC2013 is organized as the main dissemination activity of the MIBISOC project (http://www.mibisoc-itn.eu) an International Training Network (ITN) participated by worldwide recognized institutions in the fields of the BC-SC and MI: European Centre for Soft Computing, Ghent University, Université Libre de Bruxelles, University of Nottingham, University of Parma, University of Granada, Henesis, and University of Freiburg.

The objective of MIBISOC2013 is to facilitate the promotion of novel problems, research, results, and future directions in the growing interdisciplinary area of BC-SC applied to MI. It will provide an opportunity to meet researchers on the topic, make new contacts and exchange ideas. It will also be used to establish contacts with additional industrial organisations and hospitals interested in the area, which will become potential users of the developments contributed by the ITN.

The conference will comprise oral and poster presentations, two plenary lectures, round tables, and related events. It will also include a social program in the city of Brussels.

TOPICS OF INTEREST
The topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:

The application of Bio-inspired and Soft Computing techniques, as
• Evolutionary Computation and other Metaheuristics
• Swarm Intelligence
• Fuzzy Logic and Fuzzy Systems,
• Neural Networks, and
• Bayesian/possibilistic networks and Probabilistic Reasoning,

to medical imaging areas such us
• Image acquisition
• Image restoration
• Image segmentation
• Structure tracking
• Image registration
• Biomedical signal processing
• Human activity recognition

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTED PAPERS

Prospective authors are invited to contribute high-quality full papers of at most 8 pages length (IEEE style: two columns, single-spaced, including abstract, figures and references, using 10 fonts, and with each page numbered). The procedure for the submission of the papers will be published in the Conference website ( http://www.softcomputing.es/mibisoc2013/ ) in the near future. The articles will be peer reviewed by at least two independent IPC members. Conference proceedings will be in electronic format registered with ISBN.

SCHOLARSHIPS

There will be a number of scholarships provided by the conference. The selected applicants will receive a grant to support the travel and accommodation expenses. The application and selection procedures will be published in the Conference website ( http://www.softcomputing.es/mibisoc2013/ ) in the near future.

IMPORTANT DATES

Paper submission 1 December 2012
Acceptance notification 18 January 2013
Final version due 18 February 2013
Conference 15 -17 May 2013

LOCATION

The conference will take place at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, in Brussels, Belgium.
Address: Salle Dupréel, Avenue Jeanne 44, Campus Solbosch, Building S (Sociologie, 1st floor), B-1050 Brussels.

COMMITTEES

General Co-chairs
Oscar Cordón, European Centre for Soft Computing, Spain
Etienne E. Kerre, Ghent University, Belgium
Marco Dorigo, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Li Bai, University of Nottingham, UK
Stefano Cagnoni, University of Parma, Italy
Francisco Herrera, University of Granada, Spain
Luca Ascari, Henesis, Italy
Jürgen Hennig, University of Freiburg, Germany

Program Co-chairs
Sergio Damas, European Centre for Soft Computing, Spain
Mike Nachtegael, Ghent University, Belgium
Thomas Stützle, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Christopher Tench, University of Nottingham, UK
Monica Mordonini, University of Parma, Italy
Rafael Alcalá, University of Granada, Spain
Matteo Sacchi, Henesis, Italy
Stathis Hadjidemetriou, University of Freiburg, Germany

Publication Chair
Oscar Ibáñez, European Centre for Soft Computing, Spain

Organizing Committee
Thomas Stützle, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Carmen Peña, European Centre for Soft Computing, Spain
Jérémie Dubois-Lacoste, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Roberto Morán, European Centre for Soft Computing, Spain
Gabriele Valentini, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Oscar Ibáñez, European Centre for Soft Computing, Spain