Second ACM/SAC-COMBI 2018 Technical Track on Advances in COMputational Biomedical Imaging Call for Papers

Call for papers
The Second ACM/SAC-COMBI 2018 Technical Track on Advances in
COMputational Biomedical Imaging
The 33rd ACM SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing 
April 9 - 13, 2018, Pau, France 

Mohammed El Hassouni, Mohammed V University in Rabat, Morocco 
Rachid Jennane, University of Orleans, France 
Ayman El-Baz, University of Louisville, USA 

Important dates :
Papers and SRC Submission: September 15, 2017 
Papers and SRC Notification: November 10, 2017
Camera-Ready Copies: November 25, 2017
Author Registration: December 10, 2017 

33rd ACM SAC: 
For the past thirty-one years, the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing
has been a primary gathering forum for applied computer scientists,
computer engineers, software engineers, and application developers
from around the world. SAC 2018 is sponsored by the ACM Special
Interest Group on Applied Computing (SIGAPP) and is hosted by
Unversité de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour (UPPA), Pau, France.

Scope and topics of the track: 
Nowadays, many modalities such as CT, X-ray scanners, MRI/fMRI, PET
scan, etc. generate complex images with a large amount of data that
are becoming extremely difficult to handle. This growing mass of data
requires new strategies for the diagnosis of diseases and new
therapies.  In recent years, particular attention has been paid to
computational methods in biomedical imaging applications. Inspired by
artificial intelligence, mathematics, biology and other fields, these
methods can find relationships between different categories of this
complex data and provide a set of tools for the diagnosis and
monitoring of the disease.  This track aims to bring together
researchers from academia and industry, to identify and discuss
technical challenges, exchange novel ideas, explore enabling
technologies, and report latest research efforts in the field of
computational biomedical imaging.  The topics of the track include the
following computational methods for biomedical imaging, but are not
limited to:

Bio-inspired methods 
Neural networks 
Fuzzy sets 
Metaheuristics optimization 
Genetic algorithms 
Neuro-inspired computing 
Evolutionary algorithms 
Machine, deep and manifold learning 
Pattern recognition 
Computer aided diagnosis 
Time series analysis 
Computational intelligence 
Decision support systems 
Data mining and visualization 
Mobile technology for biomedical applications 
Big data analytics for biomedical imaging 
Biomedical image processing and analysis 
Biomedical image registration 
Brain-computer interface application 
Augmented reality 
Retrieval and indexing 
Compressive sensing 

Submission guidelines: 
Authors are invited to submit original papers on the topics covered by
the track COMBI 2018. Submissions fall into the following categories:
Original and unpublished research work Reports of innovative computing
applications in the arts, sciences, engineering, and business areas
Reports of successful technology transfer to new problem domains
Reports of industrial experience and demos of new innovative systems
Peer groups with expertise in the track focus areas will blindly
review submissions. Submission guidelines can be found on SAC 2018
Website. Prospective papers should be submitted to the track using the
START submission system. Submission of the same paper to multiple
tracks is not allowed. For more information please visit SAC 2018

Registration and publication: 
Paper registration is required, allowing the inclusion of the
paper/poster in the conference proceedings. An author or a proxy
attending SAC MUST present the paper: This is a requirement for the
paper/poster to be included in the ACM/IEEE digital library. No-show
of scheduled papers and posters will result in excluding them from the
ACM/IEEE digital library