1st International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Radiomics in Computer-Aided Diagnosis AIRCAD2022 Call for Papers


1st International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and 
Radiomics in Computer-Aided Diagnosis AIRCAD2022

held in conjunction with the 
21st International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing ICIAP2021, 
Lecce, Italy, 23-27th May 2022

Nowadays, healthcare systems collect and provide most medical data in
digital form. The availability of medical data enables a large number
of artificial intelligence applications, and there is a growing
interest in the quantitative analysis of clinical images using
techniques such as Positron Emission Tomography, Computerized
Tomography, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging, mainly applied to texture
analysis and radiomics. In particular, thanks to machine and deep
learning, researchers can generate insights to improve the discovery
of new therapeutic tools, support diagnostic decisions, aid in the
rehabilitation process, etc. However, the increasing amount of
available data may lead to a more significant effort to make a
diagnosis. Moreover, this task is even more challenging due to the
high inter/intra patient variability, the availability of various
imaging techniques, and the need to consider data from multiple
sensors and sources.

To address the problems described, radiologists and pathologists today
use tools to assist them in analysing biomedical images. They are
known as Computer-Aided Diagnosis (CAD) systems and they allow to
mitigate or eliminate the difficulties due to inter- and
intra-observer variability, represented by various assessments of the
same region, under the same assumptions, by the same physician at
different times, and various assessments of the same region by several
physicians, thanks to appropriate algorithms. This workshop aims to
provide an overview of recent advances in the field of biomedical
image processing in medical imaging using machine learning, deep
learning, artificial intelligence, and radiomics features. In
particular, the ultimate goal is to analyse how these techniques can
be employed in the typical medical image processing workflow, from
image acquisition to classification, including retrieval, disease
detection, prediction, and classification.

The workshop calls for submissions addressing, but not limited to, the
following topics:
- Biomedical Image Processing
- Machine and Deep Learning techniques for image analysis (i.e., segmentation of cells, tissues, organs, lesions; classification of cells, diseases, tumours, etc.)
- Image Registration Techniques
- Image Preprocessing Techniques
- Image-based 3D reconstruction
- Computer-Aided Detection and Diagnosis Systems (CADs)
- Biomedical Image Analysis
- Radiomics and Artificial intelligence for personalised medicine
- Multimodality fusion (e.g. MRI, PET, CT, Ultrasound) for diagnosis, image analysis and image-guided intervention
- Machine and Deep Learning as tools to support medical diagnoses and decisions
- Image retrieval (e.g., context-based retrieval, lesion similarity)
- CAD architectures
- Advanced architecture for biomedical image remote processing, elaboration and transmission
- 3D Vision, Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality application for remote surgery
- Image processing techniques for privacy-preserving AI in medicine.

Accepted papers will be included in the ICIAP 2021 proceedings, which
will be published by Springer as Lecture Notes in Computer Science
series (LNCS). When preparing your contribution, please follow the
guidelines provided by Springer. The maximum number of pages is 10 + 2
pages for references. Each contribution will be reviewed based on
originality, significance, clarity, soundness, relevance and technical
The submission will be handled electronically via the Conference's CMT Website:

Once accepted, the presence of at least one author at the event and
the oral presentation of the paper are expected. For more details
about the registration see the ICIAP main conference details.

- Paper Submission : February 28th, 2022
- Notifications to Authors : March 31th 2022
- Camera Ready Papers Due : April 15th, 2022
- Author Registraion Due : April (TDB), 2022
- Workshop Event : May (TBD), 2022

Albert Comelli, Ri.MED Foundation, acomelli@fondazionerimed.com
Cecilia Di Ruberto, University of Cagliari, dirubert@unica.it
Andrea Loddo, University of Cagliari, andrea.loddo@unica.it
Lorenzo Putzu, University of Cagliari, lorenzo.putzu@unica.it
Alessandro Stefano, Institute of Molecular Bioimaging and Physiology, 
     National Research Council of Cefalu', alessandro.stefano@ibfm.cnr.it