Friday, 17 November 2017

CFP: CEC 2018 Special Session on “Evolutionary Computation in Healthcare Industry”

Jul 8-13, 2018, Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL

We proposed a special session on “Evolutionary Computation in Healthcare Industry” in IEEE IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation 2018 (CEC 2018). Please consider to contribute to and/or forward to the appropriate groups the following opportunity to publish original research articles in CEC 2018.

Call for Papers

Summary of the special session:
Worldwide, the healthcare industry would continue to thrive and grow, because diagnosis, treatment, disease prevention, medicine, and service affect the mortal rates and life quality of human beings. Two key issues of the modern healthcare industry are improving healthcare quality as well as reducing economic and human costs. The problems in the healthcare industry can be formulated as scheduling, planning, predicting, and optimization problems, where evolutionary computation methods can play an important role. Although evolutionary computation has been applied to scheduling and planning for trauma system and pharmaceutical manufacturing, other problems in the healthcare industry like decision making in computer-aided diagnosis and predicting for disease prevention have not properly formulated for evolutionary computation techniques, and many evolutionary computation techniques are not well-known to the healthcare community. This special session aims to promote the research on evolutionary computation methods for their application to the healthcare industry.

Scope and Topics:
The topics of this special session include but are not limited to the following topics:
 Evolutionary computation in resource allocation for hospital location planning, aeromedical retrieval system planning, etc.
 Application of evolutionary computation for job scheduling, such as ambulance scheduling, nurse scheduling, job scheduling in medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturing, etc.
 Multiple-criteria decision-making for computer-aided diagnosis using expert systems.
 Web self-diagnostic system with the application of information retrieval and recommendation system.
 Learning and optimization for vaccine selection and personalized/stratified medicine.
 Data-driven surrogate-assisted evolutionary algorithms in pharmaceutical manufacturing processes.
 Modeling and prediction in epidemic surveillance system for disease prevention.
 Route planning for disability robots.

Important Dates:
-Paper submission: 15th January, 2018
-Notification to authors: 15th March, 2018
-Final submission: 1st May, 2018
-Early registration: 1st May, 2018

Handing Wang, Department of Computer Science, University of Surrey, UK
Rong Qu, School of Computer Science, University of Nottingham, UK
Dujuan Wang, College of Transportation Management, Dalian Maritime University, China
Yaochu Jin, Department of Computer Science, University of Surrey, UK

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