UNCAP Workshop

Conference room
Session time
Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 09:00 to 12:30
Trilogis SRL
Beyond UNCAP: A vision for the future
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki & Hololamp
CAPTAIN: Coach Assistant via Projected and Tangible Interfaces
Evdokimos Konstantinidis's picture
Evdokimos Konstantinidis
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (GR)
Nively & Trilogis
Attikon Hospital and Medical School, University of Athens, Greece
Cognitive impairment, technology and the need for respecting the individual. A global and Greek perspective
Sokratis G Papageorgiou's picture
Sokratis G Papageorgiou
Ion Beratis's picture
Ion Beratis
Attikon Hospital
LLM Care & ThessAHALL
LLM Care ecosystem & Thessaloniki Active and Healthy Ageing Living Lab
Evangelia Romanopoulou's picture
Evangelia Romanopoulou
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (GR)
Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications, NCSR "Demokritos
The RADIO Ecosystem: unobtrusive clinical monitoring with robots in AAL environments
Vangelis Karkaletsis's picture
Vangelis Karkaletsis
NCSR Demokritos (GR)
Salumedia & Neurofeedback Centre of Northern Greece
SmokeFreeBrain: Smoking Cessation with mobile technologies and neurofeedback
Luis Fernandez-Luque's picture
Luis Fernandez-Luque
Qatar Computing Research Institute (QA)
Stathis Sidiropoulos's picture
Stathis Sidiropoulos
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (GR)
The heartaround platform: Providing homecare and assisted living services
Ilias Maglogiannis's picture
Ilias Maglogiannis
University of Piraeus (GR)
ATOS Research & Innovation
Complex Event Processing in Health Care
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki & Parkinson’s Patient Association of Northern Greece
i-Prognosis: systems for early detection of Parkinson’s symptoms
Leontios Hadjileontiadis's picture
Leontios Hadjileontiadis
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (GR)
Sevasti Bostantjopoulou's picture
Sevasti Bostantjopoulou
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
SmartCardia SA
Low-Power Wearable System for Real-Time Screening of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
UNCAP: Ubiquitous iNteroperable Care for Ageing People
Martin Ford's picture
Martin Ford
WAVES partnership and St George’s University of London
WAVES: “Widening Access to Virtual Educational Scenarios for Care providers”
Sheetal Kavia's picture
Sheetal Kavia
St George's University of London (UK)

Posters II

Conference room
Session time
Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 09:00 to 15:45
A reworked SOBI algorithm based on SCHUR Decomposition for EEG data processing
In brain machine interfaces (BMI) that are used to control motor rehabilitation devices there is the need to process the monitored brain signals with the purpose of recognizing patient’s intentions to move his hands or limbs and reject artifact and noise superimposed on these signals. This kind of processing has to take place within time limits imposed by the on-line control requirements of such devices. A widely used algorithm is the Second Order Blind Identification (SOBI,) independent component analysis (ICA) algorithm.
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Gregory Kalogiannis
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (GR)
Nikolaos Karampelas's picture
Nikolaos Karampelas
George Hassapis's picture
George Hassapis
Relation between fetal HRV and value of umbilical cord artery pH in labor, a study with entropy measures
The relation between fetal heart rate and the value of umbilical cord artery pH is not something new for the scientific community. However, the problem has not been investigated sufficiently. One reason for that is the lack of open databases with a large number of recordings. Such a database is used here, recently publicly available, with cardiotocographic data recorded approximately two hours before delivery and until the end of the delivery. We use entropy measures to investigate how the value of umbilical cord artery pH is correlated to the variability of the fetal heart rhythm.
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George Manis
University of Ioannina (GR)
Roberto Sassi's picture
Roberto Sassi
A comparison study on EEG signal processing techniques using motor imagery EEG data
Brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) have been gaining momentum in making human-computer interaction more natural, especially for people with neuro-muscular disabilities. Among the existing solutions the systems relying on electroencephalograms (EEG) occupy the most prominent place due to their non-invasiveness. In this work we provide a review of various existing techniques for the identification of motor imagery (MI) tasks. More specifically we perform a comparison between CSP related features and features based on Power Spectral Density (PSD) techniques.
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Vangelis Oikonomou
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas CERTH - ITI (GR)
Kostas Georgiadis's picture
Kostas Georgiadis
Georgios Liaros's picture
Georgios Liaros
Spiros Nikolopoulos's picture
Spiros Nikolopoulos
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas ITI-CERTH (GR)
Ioannis Kompatsiaris's picture
Ioannis Kompatsiaris
Meeting technology and methodology into Health Big Data Analytics scenarios
Health organizations are collecting more data from a wider array of sources at greater speed every day. The analysis of this vast amount and array of data creates new opportunities to deliver modern personalized health and social care services. Big Data Analytics and underlying technologies have the potential to process and analyze these data to extract meaningful insights for improving quality of care, efficiency and sustainability of health and social care systems.
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Pedro Gonzalez Alonso
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)
Ruth Vilar's picture
Ruth Vilar
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (SP)
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Francisco Lupianez Villanueva
User and Stakeholder Requirements of eHealth Support Tool Viewed In a Self-Determination Theory Lens
This paper presents preliminary results of an analysis of user requirements for an eHealth tool supporting chronic patients to use their personal strengths in health management. We conclude that Self-Determination Theory can be applied to view and categorize identified user requirements, and provide a framing for the analysis grounded in motivational theory. The final model will lay the foundation for our future design and implementation of gameful designs in an eHealth tool in order to enhance user engagement, motivation, and adherence.
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Stian Jessen
Oslo University Hospital (NO)
Jelena Mirkovic's picture
Jelena Mirkovic
Oslo University Hospital (NO)
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Cornelia Ruland
Overlap detection for a genome assembly based on genomic signal processing
Although the genome sequences of most studied organisms, like human, E. coli, and others are already known, de novo genome sequencing remains popular as a majority of genomes remains unknown. Unfortunately, sequencing machines are able to read only short fragments of DNA. Therefore, one of the basic steps in reconstructing novel genomes lies in putting these pieces of DNA, called ‘reads’, together into complete genome sequences using a process known as genome assembly. Reads joining, however, requires efficient detection of their overlaps.
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Robin Jugas
Brno University of Technology (CZ)
Karel Sedlar's picture
Karel Sedlar
Helena Skutkova's picture
Helena Skutkova
Martin Vitek's picture
Martin Vitek
Versatile cloud collaboration services for device-transparent medical imaging teleconsultations
"In this work, we present a novel web-based platform for real-time teleconsultation services on medical imaging. The introduced platform encompasses the principles of heterogeneous Workflow Management Systems (WFMSs) and the peer-to-peer paradigm to enhance collaboration among healthcare professionals.
Georgios Rassias's picture
Georgios Rassias
Christos O. Andrikos's picture
Christos O. Andrikos
Panayiotis Tsanakas's picture
Panayiotis Tsanakas
Ilias Maglogiannis's picture
Ilias Maglogiannis
University of Piraeus (GR)
Z-Box merging: Ultra-fast computation of Fractal Dimension and Lacunarity
"In [1], a reasonably fast method of Fractal Dimension estimation was presented. However, it has a weak point: After each subdivision of the partition table, pixels that might have been quite far apart originally might end up needing to be merged. Thus, after each subdivision, the partition table needs to be re-sorted, which is a computationally expensive operation. The ideal solution would be to order the pixels of the image in such a way, that a) pixels that are in the same cube are consecutive and b) they remain in that order even after each subdivision.
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Elias Aifantis
Using Prevalence Patterns to Discover Un-Mapped Flowsheet Data in an Electronic Health Record Data Warehouse
We have developed a data summarization tool called Chi2notype which leverages the star schema of the Integrating Informatics from Bench to Bedside (i2b2) vendor-neutral data-warehouse platform to characterize a patient-cohort of interest. Chi2notype calculates a chi-squared statistic for every one of the tens of thousands of facts in an Electronic Medical Record System (EMR) and uses it to rank them from most over-represented in the cohort to most under-represented.
Alex Bokov's picture
Alex Bokov
UT Health San Antonio (USA)
Angela B. Bos's picture
Angela B. Bos
Laura S. Manuel's picture
Laura S. Manuel
Alfredo Tirado-Ramos's picture
Alfredo Tirado-Ramos
University of Texas Health at San Antonio (USA)
Pamela Kittrell's picture
Pamela Kittrell
Carlayne Jackson's picture
Carlayne Jackson
Gail P. Olin's picture
Gail P. Olin
ACESO: Analysis of Cervical cancer: an Evidence-based treatmentS Optimization
Deciding for Cervical Cancer (CxCa) treatment is not a simple task. There are several competing factors that arise from the perspective of survival, treatment, toxicity, quality of patient’s life, as well as the geographic location of the patient, which indicates access to specific healthcare resources. All of these factors play a significant role in the ultimate decision to pursue surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.
Panagiotis Katrakazas's picture
Panagiotis Katrakazas
Marilena Tarousi's picture
Marilena Tarousi
National Technical University of Athens (GR)
Kostas Giokas's picture
Kostas Giokas
AiM Research Biomedical Engineering Lab NTUA (GR)
Dimitrios Koutsouris's picture
Dimitrios Koutsouris
National Technical University of Athens (GR)
Automatic pigment network classification using a combination of classic texture descriptors and CNN features
The presence of atypical (irregular) pigment networks can be a symptom of melanoma malignum in skin lesions, thus, their proper recognition is a critical task. For object classification problems, the application of deep convolutional neural nets (CNN) receives priority attention in these days for their high recognition rate. The descriptive features found by CNNs are more hidden than the classically applied ones for texture recognition. In this paper, we investigate whether CNN features outperform the classic texture descriptors in the classification of typical/atypical pigment network.
Melinda Pap's picture
Melinda Pap
Balazs Harangi's picture
Balazs Harangi
University of Debrecen (HU)
Andras Hajdu's picture
Andras Hajdu
University of Debrecen (HU)
Anomaly detection through temporal abstractions on intensive care data: position paper
A large amount of data is continuously generated in intensive health care. An analysis of these streaming data can provide important information to improve the monitoring of the health conditions of patients. The volume, velocity and complexity of these data, which come unlabeled, make their analysis a challenging task. Machine learning techniques have been successfully used for data stream mining.
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Giovana Jaskulski Gelatti
University of Sao Paulo (BR)
André Carlos Ponce de Leon Ferreira de_Carvalho's picture
André Carlos Ponce de Leon Ferreira de_Carvalho
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Pedro Pereira Rodrigues
University of Porto (PT)
Extracting disease-phenotype relations from text with disease-phenotype concept recognisers and association rule mining
Automatically extracting phenotypes (i.e., the composite of one’s observable characteristics/traits) from free text such as scientific literature or clinical notes and associating phenotypes with diseases is an important task. Such associations can be used in, for example, recommending candidate genes for diseases, investigating drug targets, or performing differential diagnosis. In this paper we focus on extracting disease-phenotype relations with association rule mining techniques and compare results with two other methods.
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Simon Kocbek
Garvan Institute of Medical Research Sydney (AU)
Tudor Groza's picture
Tudor Groza
An Object Oriented Approach to Model Reusability
Sexual contact networks for disease transmission have been used extensively with HIV and provide valuable insight into the way the disease spreads through a population. These computationally intensive models often suffer from lack of reusability which makes them expensive to create and use. We take an innovated approach to build an HIV transmission model designed for expansion and reusability, and add additional functionality for model realism.
Laura Manuel's picture
Laura Manuel
University of Texas Health Science Center (USA)
Alfredo Tirado-Ramos's picture
Alfredo Tirado-Ramos
University of Texas Health at San Antonio (USA)
Manuel Castanon Puga's picture
Manuel Castanon Puga
Bringing Bayesian networks to bedside: a web-based framework
Bayesian networks are one of the most intuitive statistical models for both estimation, classification and prediction of patients’ outcomes. However, the availability of inference software in clinical settings is still limited. This work presents preliminary steps towards the creation of simple web-based forms that can access a powerful Bayesian network inference engine, making the derived models usable at bedside by both the clinicians and the patients themselves.
Raphael Oliveira's picture
Raphael Oliveira
Joana Ferreira's picture
Joana Ferreira
Diogo Libanio's picture
Diogo Libanio
Claudia Camila Dias's picture
Claudia Camila Dias
Pedro Pereira Rodrigues's picture
Pedro Pereira Rodrigues
University of Porto (PT)
Modeling and Integrating Human Interaction Assumptions in Medical Cyber-Physical System Design
For a cyber-physical system, its execution behaviors are often impacted by human interactive behaviors. However, the assumptions about a cyber-physical system’s expected human interactive behaviors are often informally documented, or even left implicit and unspecified in system design. Unfortunately, such implicit human interaction assumptions made by safety critical cyber-physical systems, such as medical cyber-physical systems (M-CPS), can lead to catastrophes. Several recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) medical device recalls are due to implicit human interaction assumptions.
Zhicheng Fu's picture
Zhicheng Fu
Chunhui Guo's picture
Chunhui Guo
Illinois Institute of Technology (USA)
Shangping Ren's picture
Shangping Ren
Yi-Zong Ou's picture
Yi-Zong Ou
Lui Sha's picture
Lui Sha
A Cloud based Big Data Based Online Health Analytics for Rural NICUs and PICUs in India: Opportunities and Challenges
High frequency physiological data has great potential to provide new insights for many conditions patients can develop in critical care when utilized by Big Data Analytics based Clinical Decision Support Systems, such as Artemis. Artemis was deployed in NICU at SickKids Hospital in Toronto in August 2009. It employs all the potentiality of big data. Both original data together with newly generated analytics is stored to the data persistence component of Artemis. Real-time analytics is performed in the Online Analytics component.
S. Balaji's picture
S. Balaji
Meghana Bastwadkar's picture
Meghana Bastwadkar
Carolyn Mcgregor's picture
Carolyn Mcgregor
University of Ontario (CA)
Visual Scanning Behaviour during a visual search task: an objective indicator for white matter integrity in patients with post-concussion syndrome
"Post-concussion syndrome (PCS) is associated with incomplete recovery following a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Often, PCS is characterised by microstructural damage to white matter tracts in the brain. Currently, there is no biomarker to screen for such damage. In this paper we present preliminary result for a novel and simple to administer paradigm that can be used to test the microstructural integrity of the corpus callosum. The novel paradigm is based on the Matching Familiar Figures Test (MFFT).
Jonathan Chung's picture
Jonathan Chung
Foad Taghdiri's picture
Foad Taghdiri
Samantha Irwin's picture
Samantha Irwin
Namita Multani's picture
Namita Multani
Apameh Tarazi's picture
Apameh Tarazi
Ahmed Ebraheem's picture
Ahmed Ebraheem
Mozhgan Khodadadi's picture
Mozhgan Khodadadi
Ruma Goswami's picture
Ruma Goswami
Richard Wennberg's picture
Richard Wennberg
Robin Green's picture
Robin Green
David Mikulis's picture
David Mikulis
Karen Davis's picture
Karen Davis
Charles Tator's picture
Charles Tator
Carmela Tartaglia's picture
Carmela Tartaglia
Moshe Eizenman's picture
Moshe Eizenman
University of Toronto (CA)
Level set based on brain radiological densities for stroke segmentation in CT images
Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the leading cause of death worldwide, and every year more people die of these diseases. Aiming to assist medical diagnoses through Computerized Tomography (CT) scans, this work proposes a new approach to segment CT images of the brain damaged by stroke. The proposed method takes into account two improvements of the level set method based on the likelihood of Normal distribution.
Elizangela De Souza Rebouças's picture
Elizangela De Souza Rebouças
Alan M. Braga's picture
Alan M. Braga
Roger Moura Sarmento's picture
Roger Moura Sarmento
Segmentation and visualization of the lungs in three dimensions using 3D Region Growing and Visualization Toolkit in CT examinations of the chest
Computed tomography (CT) stands out among the exams used by computer-aided diagnosis in medical imaging as it provides the visualization of internal organs such as the lungs and their structures. This paper focuses on the segmentation of lungs using a three-dimensional region growing (3D RG) method and the registration toolkit ITK library. To evaluate the proposed segmentation method, we used 30 exams from the LAPISCO image database.
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Raul Victor Medeiros Nobrega
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Murillo Barata Rodrigues
Application of affinity analysis techniques on diagnosis and prescription data
"This study performs an Affinity Analysis on diagnosis and prescription data in order to discover co-occurrence relationships among diagnosis and pharmaceutical active ingredients prescribed to different patient groups. The analysis data collected during consecutive visits of 4,473 patients in a 3 years period, focused on patients suffering by hypertension and/or hypercholesterolemia and applied association rule and sequential rule mining techniques.
Theodora Sanida's picture
Theodora Sanida
Harokopio University of Athens (GR)
Iraklis Varlamis's picture
Iraklis Varlamis
An Automatic EEG Based System For The Recognition of Math Anxiety
Mathematical Anxiety is the feeling of fear or dislike when dealing with mathematically rich situations. Although MA seems innocent in general, it can seriously compromise math performance, lead to avoidance, affect the learning procedure, as well as influence future career choices and directions. The accurate recognition of MA, apart from diagnostic purposes, is considered to be very important for e-learning systems as well. This work presents an automatic system for the detection of MA based on electroencephalographic (EEG) signals.
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Manousos A. Klados
Aston University (UK)
Niki Pandria's picture
Niki Pandria
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (GR)
Alkinoos Athanasiou's picture
Alkinoos Athanasiou
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (GR)
Panagiotis Bamidis's picture
Panagiotis Bamidis
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (GR)
Automatic Sleep Stage Classification Applying Machine Learning Algorithms on EEG Recordings
This paper focuses on developing a novel approach to automatic sleep stage classification based on electroencephalographic (EEG) data. The proposed methodology employs contemporary mathematical tools such as the synchronization likelihood and graph theory metrics applied on sleep EEG data. The derived features are then fitted into three different machine learning techniques, namely k-nearest neighbors, support vector machines and neural networks. The evaluation of their comparative performance is investigated according to their accuracy.
Panteleimon Chriskos's picture
Panteleimon Chriskos
Dimitra Kaitalidou's picture
Dimitra Kaitalidou
Georgios Karakasis's picture
Georgios Karakasis
Christos Frantzidis's picture
Christos Frantzidis
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (GR)
Polyxeni Gkivogkli's picture
Polyxeni Gkivogkli
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (GR)
Panagiotis Bamidis's picture
Panagiotis Bamidis
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (GR)
Chrysoula Kourtidou-Papadeli's picture
Chrysoula Kourtidou-Papadeli
Visual Versus Kinesthetic Motor Imagery For BCI Control Of Robotic Arms (Mercury 2.0)
Motor Imagery (MI), the mental execution of an action, is widely applied as a control modality for electroencephalography (EEG) based Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs). Different approaches to MI have been implemented, namely visual observation (VMI) or kinesthetic rehearsal (KMI) of movements. Although differences in brain activity during VMI or KMI have been studied, no investigation with regards to their suitability for BCI applications has been made.
George Arfaras's picture
George Arfaras
Alkinoos Athanasiou's picture
Alkinoos Athanasiou
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (GR)
Niki Pandria's picture
Niki Pandria
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (GR)
Kyriaki Rafailia Kavazidi's picture
Kyriaki Rafailia Kavazidi
Lab of Medical Physics The Medical School Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Panagiotis Kartsidis's picture
Panagiotis Kartsidis
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (GR)
Alexander Astaras's picture
Alexander Astaras
American College of Thessaloniki (GR)
Panagiotis Bamidis's picture
Panagiotis Bamidis
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (GR)
Visual Role in the Dynamic Postural Balance due to Aging – Assessment by using an Augmented Reality Purterbation System
Sensorimotor modulation is degenerated due to aging, and it may cause the elderly falling in a daily activity. To evaluate the postural balance ability, the clinical functional balance assessments, somatosensory test, muscle strength and the joint motion measurement are usually applied to evaluate the falling potential in the aged population. However, the ceiling effect is found among the sub-healthy elderly with high functional mobility but has a potential risk of falling.
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Chun-Ju Chang
Sai-Wei Yang's picture
Sai-Wei Yang
National Yang-Ming University (TW)
Jen-Suh Chern's picture
Jen-Suh Chern
Tsui-Fen Yang's picture
Tsui-Fen Yang
Are elderly less responsive to emotional stimuli? An EEG-based study across pleasant, unpleasant and neutral Greek words
A plethora of studies has shown that working memory, processing speed and flowing intelligence are diminished with aging. However, emotional processing remains relatively stable even though young and old seem to process emotions differently. Neurophysiological studies have employed emotional stimuli to investigate age differences through Event Related Potentials (ERPs). The present approach used affective visual word stimuli derived from the Greek language. Healthy young and elderly volunteers passively viewed the stimuli which were divided into pleasant, unpleasant and neutral.
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Ioanna Tepelena
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (GR)
Christos Frantzidis's picture
Christos Frantzidis
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (GR)
Vasiliki Salvari's picture
Vasiliki Salvari
Leontios Hadjileontiadis's picture
Leontios Hadjileontiadis
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (GR)
Panagiotis Bamidis's picture
Panagiotis Bamidis
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (GR)
Rehabilitation Biofeedback Using EMG Signal Based on Android Platform
The aim of this paper is to introduce an integrated system for accurate and easy rehabilitation process. A small gadget and an installed android application for on line follow up and continuous enhancement with affordable cost. The gadget consists of instrumentation amplifier, filtration process and rectifier. The gadget is communicating with android application via Bluetooth device which send the signal to patient application. Acquiring and signal processing is implemented by application for both patient and doctor.
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Mazen Yassin
Minia university (EG)
Hussein Abdallah's picture
Hussein Abdallah
Amr Anwer's picture
Amr Anwer
Abubakr Mustafa's picture
Abubakr Mustafa
Ashraf Mahroos's picture
Ashraf Mahroos
Evaluating the AffectLecture mobile app within an elementary school class teaching process
Elementary school students experience significant personal changes; their bodies change, as well as their inner selves. Their emotional status can be affected by both intristic and extrinsic factors; therefore, it is vital to highlight the emotional factors that influence the learning process, as a negative emotional status may lead to reduced motivation and low school performance, whereas a positive one may bring the opposite results. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effects of the teaching process onto the students’ emotional status, and how it affects their academic performance.
Styliani Siouli's picture
Styliani Siouli
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (GR)
Ioanna Dratsiou's picture
Ioanna Dratsiou
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (GR)
Meni Tsitouridou's picture
Meni Tsitouridou
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (GR)
Panagiotis Kartsidis's picture
Panagiotis Kartsidis
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (GR)
dspachos's picture
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (GR)
Panagiotis Bamidis's picture
Panagiotis Bamidis
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (GR)
Assessing Emotional Impact of Biofeedback and Neurofeedback Training in Smokers during a Smoking Cessation Project
This pilot study was conducted in the framework of SmokeFreeBrain project and it aimed at assessing the subjective emotional impact of skin temperature training and neurofeedback training on smokers by means of the AffectLecture application. The current paper constitutes a proof-of-concept, exploring the case of a single participant. The intervention consists of 5 sessions of biofeedback followed by 20 sessions of neurofeedback. Both pre- and post- biofeedback and neurofeedback training subjective scores of the participant’s mood were collected through the application.
Niki Pandria's picture
Niki Pandria
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (GR)
dspachos's picture
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (GR)
Alkinoos Athanasiou's picture
Alkinoos Athanasiou
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (GR)
Panagiotis Bamidis's picture
Panagiotis Bamidis
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (GR)
Conditional Entropy Based Retrieval Model in Patient-Carer Conversational Cases
Assistant Robots can be an efficient and low-cost solution to Patient-Care. One important aspect of Assistant Bots is succesful as well as Socially Intelligent Communication with the Patient. A new Conditional Entropy Retrieval Based model is proposed and also an Attitude Modeling based on Popitz Powers. The Conditional Entropy Model and the Attitude Model are combined in order to record Attitude Changes in Dialogue Interactions between Patients and Doctors.
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Antonis Billis
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (GR)
Panagiotis Bamidis's picture
Panagiotis Bamidis
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (GR)
Ioannis Antoniou's picture
Ioannis Antoniou
Nikolaos Hasanagas's picture
Nikolaos Hasanagas
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Charalampos Bratsas
Open Knowledge Greece (GR)
Provisioning and Delivering Sepsis Data Supported by an Enhanced SDN Environment
"Medical applications, along with Information and Communication Technology (ICT), have contributed with many solutions to supporting the treatment of SEPSIS. However, there are few solutions for the transport of sepsis data with QoS (Quality of Service). Using SDN (Software-Defined Networking), in this paper we propose a self-manageable architecture for the provision and delivery of sepsis data. To evaluate our proposal, we conducted our experiments in the laboratory.
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Felipe Volpato
Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (BR)
Madalena Pereira Da Silva's picture
Madalena Pereira Da Silva
Alexandre Leopoldo Gonçalves's picture
Alexandre Leopoldo Gonçalves
Marcio Castro's picture
Marcio Castro
Mario A. R. Dantas's picture
Mario A. R. Dantas
Memorandum: An Android App for Efficient Note Keeping in Concurrent Multi-Participant Human Subject Studies
Note keeping is an indispensable ingredient of successful research. Although traditionally performed on paper, recently the task is increasingly facilitated by Electronic Lab Notebooks, i.e., ICT programs that allow their users to make electronic observation in laboratory contexts. Owing to recent advances in mobile technologies, Smartphones and Tablets have emerged as promising alternatives for electronic note keeping.
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Leandros Stefanopoulos
Aristotle University Thessaloniki (GR)
Christos Maramis's picture
Christos Maramis
Ioannis Moulos's picture
Ioannis Moulos
Ioannis Ioakimidis's picture
Ioannis Ioakimidis
Nicos Maglaveras's picture
Nicos Maglaveras
Methods for enhancing the reproducibility of observational research using electronic health records: preliminary findings from the CALIBER resource
The ability of external investigators to reproduce published scientific findings is critical for the evaluation and validation of health research by the wider community. However, a substantial proportion of health research using electronic health records, data collected and generated during routine clinical care, cannot be reproduced. With the complexity, volume and variety of electronic health records made available for research steadily increasing, it is critical to ensure that findings from such data are reproducible and replicable by researchers.
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Spiros Denaxas
University College London (UK)
Arturo Gonzalez-Izquierdo's picture
Arturo Gonzalez-Izquierdo
Maria Pikoula's picture
Maria Pikoula
Kenan Direk's picture
Kenan Direk
Natalie Fitzpatrick's picture
Natalie Fitzpatrick
Harry Hemingway's picture
Harry Hemingway
Liam Smeeth's picture
Liam Smeeth
Evaluating openEHR for storing computable representations of electronic health record-driven phenotyping algorithms
Electronic Health Records (EHR) are structured and unstructured data generated during routine clinical care. EHR offer researchers unprecedented phenotypic breadth and depth and have the potential to accelerate the pace of translation and enable precision medicine at scale. One of the main use-cases of EHR is creating algorithms to define disease status, onset and severity from diagnoses, prescriptions, laboratory tests, symptoms and other EHR elements - a process known as phenotyping.
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Vaclav Papez
University College London (UK)
Spiros Denaxas's picture
Spiros Denaxas
University College London (UK)
Probabilistic integration of large Brazilian socioeconomic and clinical databases
The integration of disparate large and heterogeneous socioeconomic and clinical databases is now considered essential to capture and model longitudinal and social aspects of diseases. However, such integration has significant challenges associated with it. Databases are often stored in disparate locations, make use of different identifiers, have variable data quality, record information in bespoke purpose-specific formats and have different levels of associated metadata.
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Marcos Barreto
University College London (UK)
Clicia Pinto's picture
Clicia Pinto
Robespierre Pita's picture
Robespierre Pita
George Barbosa's picture
George Barbosa
Samila Sena's picture
Samila Sena
Rosemeire Fiaccone's picture
Rosemeire Fiaccone
Leila D. A. F. Amorim's picture
Leila D. A. F. Amorim
Maria Yuri Ichihara's picture
Maria Yuri Ichihara
Mauricio Barreto's picture
Mauricio Barreto
Spiros Denaxas's picture
Spiros Denaxas
University College London (UK)
Sandra Reis's picture
Sandra Reis
Bruno Araujo's picture
Bruno Araujo
Juracy Bertoldo's picture
Juracy Bertoldo
A Three-phase Motor Relearning: error-potentials, motor correction and neurofeedback for memory-consolidation
Three components are embedded in relearning of motor skills: error detection, training to reduce errors, and memory consolidation of the improved motor execution. We integrate here three components that we previously reported to suggest a three stage paradigm for error detection via EEG, correction through BCI and memory consolidation of the corrected motor motion through neurofeedback memory consolidation. In our earlier work we that the characteristics of the error potential is associated with the type of error, rather than being generic, by that providing a BCI system for error correction.
Miriam Reiner's picture
Miriam Reiner
Predicting Cognitive Recovery of Stroke Patients from the Structural MRI Connectome using a Naïve Bayesian Tree Classifier
Successful post-stroke prognosis and recovery strategies are heavily dependent on our understanding about how the damage to one specific region may impact to other remote regions, as well as the various functional networks involved in efficient cognitive function. In this study, 27 consecutive ischemic stroke patients were recruited. Stroke patients underwent two complete neuropsychological assessments between the first 72 hours after stroke arrival and three months later. They were further evaluated with a MRI protocol at 3 months.
Rosalia Dacosta-Aguayo's picture
Rosalia Dacosta-Aguayo
Christian Stephan-Otto's picture
Christian Stephan-Otto
Tibor Auer's picture
Tibor Auer
Ic Clemente's picture
Ic Clemente
Antoni Davalos's picture
Antoni Davalos
Nuria Bargallo's picture
Nuria Bargallo
Maria Mataro's picture
Maria Mataro
Manousos A. Klados's picture
Manousos A. Klados
Aston University (UK)

Exhibition & Posters I

Conference room
Session time
Friday, June 23, 2017 - 09:00 to 18:45
Simulation for Training Cochlear Implant Electrode Insertion
Cochlear implant surgery is performed to restore hearing in patients with a range of hearing disorders. To optimise hearing outcomes, trauma during the insertion of a cochlear implant electrode has to be minimised. Factors that contribute to the degree of trauma caused during surgery include: the location of the electrode, type of electrode, and the competence level of the surgeon. Surgical competence depends on knowledge of anatomy and experience in a range of situations, along with technical skills.
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Xingjun Ma
The University of Melbourne (AU)
Sudanthi Wijewickrema's picture
Sudanthi Wijewickrema
University of Melbourne (AU)
Yun Zhou's picture
Yun Zhou
Bridget Copson's picture
Bridget Copson
James Bailey's picture
James Bailey
Gregor Kennedy's picture
Gregor Kennedy
Stephen OLeary's picture
Stephen OLeary
Towards an effective and efficient learning for biomedical data classification
Nowadays a huge volume of biomedical data (images, genes, etc) are daily generated. The interpretation of such data involves a considerable expertise. The misinterpretation and/or misdetection of a suspicious clinical finding leads to increasing the negligence claims, and redundant procedures (e.g. biopsies). The analysis of biomedical data is a complex task which are performed by specialists on whose expertise degree affects the accuracy of their diagnosis. Besides, due to the huge volume of data, it is a tiresome process.
Guilherme Camargo's picture
Guilherme Camargo
Rafael Staiger Bressan's picture
Rafael Staiger Bressan
Federal University of Technology Paraná
Pedro Henrique Bugatti's picture
Pedro Henrique Bugatti
Priscila Tiemi Maeda Saito's picture
Priscila Tiemi Maeda Saito
Dynamical Modelling of Pulmonary Compartment Response Using Differential Approach
The article is focused on modeling and simulation of pulmonary compartment behaving and response during gas flowing in the lungs. The pulmonary system model includes the two ways: derivation of mathematical model for individual parts respiratory system, and numerical simulation of these parts. Dynamical model behavior is based on the set of differential equations allowing for dynamical description of entire pulmonary compartment. These simulations are especially important for understanding pulmonary system during gas cycle, and also serve for prediction of behaving pulmonary diseases.
Jan Kubicek's picture
Jan Kubicek
VSB-TU Ostrava (CZ)
Martin Augustynek's picture
Martin Augustynek
Marek Penhaker's picture
Marek Penhaker
Dissimilarity Measure of Consecutive Frames in Wireless Capsule Endoscopy Videos: a way of searching for abnormalities
In a previous work we have shown that the curve representing the dissimilarity measure between consecutive frames of a wireless capsule endoscopic video of the small bowel, obtained by means of an image registration method, can be regarded as a rough indicator of the speed of the capsule, and simultaneously, it is also a valuable auxiliary medical tool.
Isabel Figueiredo's picture
Isabel Figueiredo
University of Coimbra (PT)
Carlos Leal's picture
Carlos Leal
Luis Pinto's picture
Luis Pinto
Pedro Figueiredo's picture
Pedro Figueiredo
Richard Tsai's picture
Richard Tsai
Wavelet based classification of epileptic seizures in EEG signals
Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder characterized by recurrent, sudden discharges of cerebral neurons, called seizures. Seizures are not always clearly defined and have extremely varied morphologies. Neurophysiologists are not always able to discriminate seizures, especially in long-term EEG datasets. Affecting 1% of the world’s population with 1/3 of the epileptic patients not corresponding to anti-epileptic medication, epilepsy is constantly under the microscope and systems for automated detection of seizures are thoroughly examined.
Katerina D. Tzimourta's picture
Katerina D. Tzimourta
Markos G. Tsipouras's picture
Markos G. Tsipouras
University of Western Macedonia
Nikolaos Giannakeas's picture
Nikolaos Giannakeas
Loukas G. Astrakas's picture
Loukas G. Astrakas
Spyridon Konitsiotis's picture
Spyridon Konitsiotis
Alexandros Tzallas's picture
Alexandros Tzallas
Technological Educational Institute of Epirus (GR)
Measuring Steatosis in Liver Biopsies using Machine Learning and Morphological Imaging
Non-Alcohol Liver Disease (NAFLD) is nowadays the most common liver disease in Western Countries. It is the chronic condition of fat expansion in liver, which is not associated with alcohol consumption. Quantitating steatosis in liver biopsies could provide objective measurement of the severity of the disease, instead of using semi-quantitative scoring systems. The current work, introduces an automated method for measuring steatosis in liver biopsies, using both machine learning and classical image processing techniques.
Nikolaos Giannakeas's picture
Nikolaos Giannakeas
Alexandros Tzallas's picture
Alexandros Tzallas
Technological Educational Institute of Epirus (GR)
Roberta Forlano's picture
Roberta Forlano
Maria Vavva's picture
Maria Vavva
Evaggelos C. Karvounis's picture
Evaggelos C. Karvounis
Maria Tsimplakidou's picture
Maria Tsimplakidou
Pinelopi Manousou's picture
Pinelopi Manousou
Longitudinal Monitoring and Detection of Alzheimer's Type Dementia from Spontaneous Speech Data
A method for detection of Alzheimer's type dementia though analysis of vocalisation features that can be easily extracted from spontaneous speech is presented. Unlike existing approaches, this method does not rely on transcriptions of the patient's speech. Tests of the proposed method on a data set of spontaneous speech recordings of Alzheimer's patients (n=235) and elderly controls (n=242) show that accuracy of 68% can be achieved with a Bayesian classifier operating on features extracted through simple algorithms for voice activity detection and speech rate tracking.
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Saturnino Luz
University of Edinburgh (UK)
The best way for researchers to test their algorithms and design concepts, before experimenting on real human beings, is to create simulation environment platforms. In this paper, a virtual simulator for active endoscopic capsules is proposed. The simulator intends to provide researchers with an environment to test their vision and navigation algorithms applied to endoscopic capsule applications. The proposed simulation was created using Gazebo simulator under Robotic Operating System (ROS) environment.
Yasmeen Abu-Kheil's picture
Yasmeen Abu-Kheil
Khalifa University of Science and Technology (AE)
Lakmal Seneviratne's picture
Lakmal Seneviratne
Jorge Dias's picture
Jorge Dias
Differential diagnosis listing as relevance feedback: An essential user interface for clinical decision support systems
"The user interface of the CDSS has not been well addressed by the field of research. In the previous study, we investigated the presentation of diagnostic output and proposed the hierarchical representation of differential diagnosis lists that provides an effective way of interfacing with a CDSS. To improve the input process, in this study, we proposed the incorporation of relevance feedback. Such feedback can be used to sharpen the search query, and to initiate a dialogue with the user, regarding the presence or absence of particular diagnostic information.
Takashi Okumura's picture
Takashi Okumura
National Institute of Public Health (JP)
Tomoko Kajiyama's picture
Tomoko Kajiyama
Noboru Sonehara's picture
Noboru Sonehara
Application of Evolutionary Algorithms on Unsupervised Segmentation of Lymphoma Histological Images
Histological images analysis is widely used to carry out diagnoses of different types of cancer. Digital image processing methods can be used for this purpose, leading to more objective diagnoses. Segmentation techniques are applied in order to identify cellular structures capable of indicating the incidence of diseases. In addition, the extracted features from these specific regions can aid pathologists in diagnoses decision using classification techniques.
Thaina A. A. Tosta's picture
Thaina A. A. Tosta
Federal University of ABC
Marcelo Z. Do Nascimento's picture
Marcelo Z. Do Nascimento
Paulo R. Faria's picture
Paulo R. Faria
Leandro A. Neves's picture
Leandro A. Neves
Recognizing ureter and uterine artery in endoscopic images using a convolutional neural network
Though endoscope-based surgery is highly beneficial regarding the recovery of the patients, it may also raise difficult tasks during special surgical actions. The main disadvantage is the lack of the tactile information for the surgeon, who consequently has to rely on the visual information only. As a special scenario, some organs of the human body, like ureters and arteries, have similar visual appearances, so distinguishing them is very challenging in real-time endoscopic surgery in these days.
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Balazs Harangi
University of Debrecen (HU)
Andras Hajdu's picture
Andras Hajdu
University of Debrecen (HU)
Rudolf Lampe's picture
Rudolf Lampe
Peter Torok's picture
Peter Torok
Towards Patterns for Defining and Changing Data Collection Instruments in Mobile Healthcare Scenarios
Especially in healthcare scenarios or clinical trials, a huge amount of data needs to be collected in rather short time. In this context, smart mobile devices can be a powerful instrument to foster data collection scenarios. To enable domain experts to create and maintain mobile data collection applications themselves, the QuestionSys framework uses a model-driven approach to digitize paper-based questionnaires. This digital transformation, in turn, is based on manual as well as automated tasks. The manual tasks applied by the domain experts are called change patterns.
Johannes Schobel's picture
Johannes Schobel
Rudiger Pryss's picture
Rudiger Pryss
Ulm University (DE)
Marc Schickler's picture
Marc Schickler
Manfred Reichert's picture
Manfred Reichert
On the Ontological Modelling of Co-Medication and Drug Interactions in Medical Cancer Therapy Regimens for a Clinical Decision Support System
In an ongoing project aiming at a comprehensive AI-based tool to support clinical decisions in medical cancer therapy, the ontology OCTA is being developed. Its purpose is to provide general knowledge about active ingredients, therapy regimens, etc. that can be used by such a clinical decision support system. In this paper, we present a new extension of OCTA modelling co-medication and drug interactions, enabling the answering of queries relevant for medical decision making dealing with these aspects.
Christoph Beierle's picture
Christoph Beierle
University of Hagen (DE)
Bettina Sader's picture
Bettina Sader
Christian Eichhorn's picture
Christian Eichhorn
Gabriele Kern-Isberner's picture
Gabriele Kern-Isberner
Ralf Georg Meyer's picture
Ralf Georg Meyer
Mathias Nietzke's picture
Mathias Nietzke
An IT Platform Enabling Remote Therapeutic Interventions
The development of IT solutions for properly supporting homework in the context of therapeutic interventions has been neglected so far. Both psychologists and medical doctors crave for the widespread use of smart mobile devices (e.g., smartphones) to assist patients in performing homework. If a patient is assisted by a smart mobile device, for example, the latter can automatically inform the therapist of the homework outcome and, hence, enable him to timely adjust the therapeutic intervention if required.
Marc Schickler's picture
Marc Schickler
Rudiger Pryss's picture
Rudiger Pryss
Ulm University (DE)
Michael Stach's picture
Michael Stach
Johannes Schobel's picture
Johannes Schobel
Winfried Schlee's picture
Winfried Schlee
Thomas Probst's picture
Thomas Probst
Berthold Langguth's picture
Berthold Langguth
Manfred Reichert's picture
Manfred Reichert
Laugh and crying perception in patients with severe and moderate TBI using FFT analysis
Post-traumatic emotional disorder event is a major cause of slow rehabilitation worldwide. The present study investigates the effects of emotional sound stimulation at different groups of subjects with TBI. At the base of our research strategy, we had used a group with diffuse axonal injury (DAI). We collected three groups of patients: 45 healthy adults, 20 patients with severe TBI and 19 patients with moderate TBI. Neurophysiology trials aim was to determine the processes that accompany emotional changes within traumatic brain damage.
Galina Portnova's picture
Galina Portnova
Kseniya Gladun's picture
Kseniya Gladun
Detection and Management of Depression in Cancer Patients using Augmented Reality Technologies, Multimodal Signal Processing and Persuasive Interfaces
This visual paper aims at proposing a framework for detecting depression in cancer patients using prosodic and statistical features extracted by speech, while chatting with an augmented reality virtual coach.
Alexandros Roniotis's picture
Alexandros Roniotis
Haridimos Kondylakis's picture
Haridimos Kondylakis
Institute of Computer Science FORTH (GR)
Manolis Tsiknakis's picture
Manolis Tsiknakis
Neural Networks Modelling after Myocardial Infarction in Rats
Cardiac function is reduced after acute myocardial infarction due to myocardial injury and to changes in the viable non-ischemic myocardium, a process known as cardiac remodeling. Current treatment of patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) reduces infarct size, preserves left ventricular function, and improves survival. However, it does not prevent remodeling which leads to heart failure. The aim of the present study was to model the echocardiographically estimated data with respect to the surgically collected data using Neural Networks.
Ioanna Iliopoulou's picture
Ioanna Iliopoulou
Iordanis Mourouzis's picture
Iordanis Mourouzis
George Lambrou's picture
George Lambrou
National Technical University of Athens (GR)
Constantinos Pantos's picture
Constantinos Pantos
Dimitra Iliopoulou's picture
Dimitra Iliopoulou
Dimitrios Koutsouris's picture
Dimitrios Koutsouris
National Technical University of Athens (GR)
Automatic Segmentation of Melanoma in Dermoscopy Images using Fuzzy Numbers
Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer, but when treated in its early stages the chance of cure is increased. However, the detection of melanoma is a challenging task even for specialists due to low contrast of skin lesions and presence of artifacts. Therefore, developing an automatic segmentation tool for skin lesion analysis using dermoscopy images is a critical step for improving the diagnosis. This work proposes an automatic melanoma segmentation approach, based on Fuzzy Numbers.
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Filipe Rolim Cordeiro
Federal Rural University of Pernambuco (BR)
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Jessica Barbosa Diniz
Random Walker with Fuzzy Initialization Applied to Segment Masses in Mammography Images
Segmentation of masses in mammography images is an important task in early detection of breast cancer. Although the quality of segmentation is crucial to avoid misdiagnosis, the segmentation process is a challenging task even for specialists, due to the presence of ill-defined edges and low contrast images. In this work, we propose an improvement on Random Walker algorithm to segment masses, by applying a fuzzy approach in the initialization stage. We evaluated the new approach compared with classical Random Walker, using 57 images of Mini-MIAS database.
Filipe Rolim Cordeiro's picture
Filipe Rolim Cordeiro
Federal Rural University of Pernambuco (BR)
Kallebe F. P. Bezerra's picture
Kallebe F. P. Bezerra
Wellington Pinheiro Dos Santos's picture
Wellington Pinheiro Dos Santos
Self-Adaptive Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithm for Molecular Design
Self-adaptation is an efficient way to control the strategy parameters of an EA automatically during optimization. It is based on implicit evolutionary search in the space of strategy parameters, and has been proven well as on-line parameter control method for a variety of strategy parameters, from local to global ones. Our proposed SAMOEA is a two level algorithm. The outer level is the algorithm that is responsible for the self adaptive techniques and is based on a MOGA implementation. The inner level consists of eMEGA instances.
Christos Kannas's picture
Christos Kannas
Constantinos Pattichis's picture
Constantinos Pattichis
University of Cyprus (CY)
Towards a Conceptual Framework Model Fostering Process Comprehension in Healthcare
Despite the widespread use of process models in healthcare organizations, there are many unresolved issues regarding the reading and comprehension of these models by domain experts. This is aggravated by the fact that there exists a plethora of process modeling languages for the graphical documentation of processes, whose use is often not consistent for various reasons. Hence, the identification of those factors fostering the comprehension of process models becomes crucial.
Michael Zimoch's picture
Michael Zimoch
Ulm University (DE)
Rudiger Pryss's picture
Rudiger Pryss
Ulm University (DE)
Thomas Probst's picture
Thomas Probst
Winfried Schlee's picture
Winfried Schlee
Manfred Reichert's picture
Manfred Reichert
ICE: Interactive Classification Rule Exploration on Epidemiological Data
Personalized medicine benefits from the identification of subpopulations that exhibit higher prevalence of a disease than the general population: such subpopulations can become the target of more intensive investigations to identify risk factors and to develop dedicated therapies. Classification rule discovery algorithms are an appropriate tool for discovering such subpopulations: they scale well, even for multi-dimensional data, are not affected by missing values, and deliver comprehensible patterns.
Miro Schleicher's picture
Miro Schleicher
Till Ittermann's picture
Till Ittermann
Uli Niemann's picture
Uli Niemann
University of Magdeburg (DE)
Henry VOlzke's picture
Henry VOlzke
Myra Spiliopoulou's picture
Myra Spiliopoulou
Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg (DE)
A digital pen-pased tool for instant digitisation and digitalisation of biopsy protocols
In order to improve medical processes in nephrology, we present an application that allows doctors to create biopsy protocols by using a digital pen on a tablet. The biopsy protocol app is seamlessly integrated into existing infrastructure at the hospital (see figure 1). Compared to other reporting tools, we provide (1) real-time hand-writing/gesture recognition and real-time feedback on the recognition results on the screen; (2) a real-time digitisation into structured data and PDF documents; and (3) the mapping of the transcribed contents into concepts of the Banff classification.
Alexander Prange's picture
Alexander Prange
Danilo Schmidt's picture
Danilo Schmidt
Daniel Sonntag's picture
Daniel Sonntag
German Research Center for AI (DE)
Travelers’ Perceptions about m-Health Technology
The aim of this paper is to present the perceptions of the Travelers about the m-Health Technology. An empirical study was conducted to record travelers’ mobile technology usage behavior and their perceptions about a proposed idea for an m-Health application. A pilot mobile application which informs travelers for health issues automatically, according to their current location was developed based on the finding of the study and evaluated by a small group of users.
Parisis Gallos's picture
Parisis Gallos
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
John Mantas's picture
John Mantas
Lesion Segmentation in Dermoscopy Images Using Particle Swarm Optimization and Markov Random Field
Malignant melanoma is one of the most rapidly increasing cancers globally and it is the most dangerous form of human skin cancer. Dermoscopy is one of the major imaging modalities used in the diagnosis of melanoma. Early detection of melanoma can be helpful and usually curable. Due to the difficulty for dermatologist’s in the interpretation of dermoscopy images, Computer Aided Diagnosis systems can be very helpful to facilitate the early detection. The automated detection of the lesion borders is one of the most important steps in dermoscopic image analysis.
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Khalid Eltayef
Brunel Unevirsity London (UK)
Yongmin Li's picture
Yongmin Li
Xiaohui Liu's picture
Xiaohui Liu
A Low Bit Rate Wearable Motion Sensing Platform for Gesture Classification
A body motion sensing platform is presented. The target application for this platform is gesture recognition. The platform consists of wearable sensor nodes built using off-the-shelf components. Each sensor node includes inertial sensors as well as a low- power microcontroller and a 2.4 GHz radio transceiver. Signal classifiers such as Fisher’s linear discriminant classifiers, static neural networks and focused time delay neural networks (fTDNN) are employed to classify the signals obtained from the wearable sensor nodes.
Fahad Moiz's picture
Fahad Moiz
Walter D. Leon-Salas's picture
Walter D. Leon-Salas
Reza Derakhshani's picture
Reza Derakhshani
University of Missouri-Kansas City (USA)
Yugyung Lee's picture
Yugyung Lee
An innovative gaming approach to prevent anxiety disorders and promote youth resilience
As the stressed adolescents of today are the adults of tomorrow, it is important to prevent and diagnose early anxiety disorders and enhance overall self esteem and wellbeing of the youth. A novel intervention for Generalized Anxiety Disorders in adolescents is proposed, that incorporates current clinical guidelines and state-of-the art ICT technology.
Vassilia Costarides's picture
Vassilia Costarides
National Technical University of Athens (GR)
Athanasios Anastasiou's picture
Athanasios Anastasiou
Ioannis Kouris's picture
Ioannis Kouris
Dimitrios Koutsouris's picture
Dimitrios Koutsouris
National Technical University of Athens (GR)
Ecoepidemiological Simulation as a Serious Game Engine Module
The integration of an agent-based simulation model as a component of a game engine for serious games targeting prevention and health promotion in the context of infectious diseases is described. It is argued that a combination of agent-based modelling and serious games can help provide a more realistic picture of disease spread than conventional ecoepidemiological models by facilitating the integration of more detailed multidisciplinary expert knowledge.
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Masood Masoodian
Aalto University (FI)
Saturnino Luz's picture
Saturnino Luz
University of Edinburgh (UK)
WeightBit : an advancement in wearables technology
Wearable devices are becoming an important interface between users and fitness activities. Their capabilities are improving exponentially and new strategies are being developed to track sports using sensors that are widely used in robotics. In combination with these wearable gadgets, smartphone applications are normally created to allow the user to visualise data, share data through social networks, or compete with other users. The technology behind these devices is often simple and uses sensors that can be found in a smartphone, such as GPS, accelerometer and gyroscope.
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Dario Guida
University of Westminster (UK)
Artie Basukoski's picture
Artie Basukoski
Automatic Lymphocyte Detection on Gastric Cancer IHC Images Using Deep Learning
Tumor infiltrating immune cells in cancer, such as lymphocytes, have been studied in last years and evidence shows them to be related with the disease prognosis. Knowing the distribution and localization of these cells is of especial interest for pathologists and nowadays involves manual counting on Immunohistochemistry (IHC) Images. This work presents a model based on Deep Convolutional Neural Networks to automatically detect and count lymphocytes on IHC Images of gastric cancer as well as an lymphocyte images database for future work.
Emilio Garcia's picture
Emilio Garcia
Renato Hermoza's picture
Renato Hermoza
Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PE)
Cesar Beltran Castanon's picture
Cesar Beltran Castanon
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PE)
Luis Cano's picture
Luis Cano
Miluska Castillo's picture
Miluska Castillo
Carlos Castanñeda's picture
Carlos Castanñeda
Predicting Comorbidities using Resampling and Dynamic Bayesian Networks with Latent Variables
Comorbidities such as hypertension and lipid metabolism are often associated in diseases such as diabetes, and the early prediction of these is of great value when trying to manage progression. This is the start of a project to model multiple comorbidities in diabetes using dynamic Bayesian networks with latent variables in order to stratify patient cohorts. In this paper, we demonstrate some initial results on a dataset where the class imbalance problem poses an issue due to the rare occurrence of different individual comorbidities on a visit-by-visit basis.
Leila Yousefi's picture
Leila Yousefi
Lucia Saachi's picture
Lucia Saachi
Riccardo Bellazzi's picture
Riccardo Bellazzi
Luca Chiovato's picture
Luca Chiovato
Allan Tucker's picture
Allan Tucker
Brunel University London (UK)
Automatic extraction of breast cancer information from clinical reports
The majority of clinical data is only available in unstructured text documents. Thus, their automated usage in data-based clinical application scenarios, like quality assurance and clinical decision support by treatment suggestions, is hindered because it requires high manual annotation efforts. In this work, we introduce a system for the automated processing of clinical reports of mamma carcinoma patients that allows for the automatic extraction and seamless processing of relevant textual features.
Claudia Breischneider's picture
Claudia Breischneider
Sonja Zillner's picture
Sonja Zillner
Siemens AG (DE)
Matthias Hammon's picture
Matthias Hammon
Paul Gass's picture
Paul Gass
Daniel Sonntag's picture
Daniel Sonntag
German Research Center for AI (DE)
Toward a Network-based Approach to Modeling Epistatic Interactions in Genome-wide Association Studies
In genome-wide association studies, genetic variants can be analyzed within statistical frameworks that take the underlying genetic model into consideration (e.g., the Cochran–Armitage test for trend or the logistic regression model). Should a researcher was to investigate the role played by the interaction between two or more genetic variants (epistasis), it would suffice to add interaction terms to a logistic regression model, where these terms correspond to the product of the genetic variants. However, such a model would not capture the subtlety of the interactions in the human genome.
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Camilo Palazuelos
University of Cantabria (SP)
Marta Zorrilla's picture
Marta Zorrilla
Javier Llorca's picture
Javier Llorca
Relevant lifelong nutrition information for the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity – Design and creation of new openEHR archetype set
"Introduction: The worldwide prevalence of obesity had a drastic increase in childhood/ adolescents. In 2014, it was estimated that 41 million children in all world, under the age of 5 were overweight or obese. Despite all the efforts, the number of overweight and obese children/adolescents is rising in almost all countries. Meanwhile, some points impaired the healthcare professionals to follow obesity guideline clinical practice (CPG). Information systems have an important role to play in the maintaining of this reality.
Priscila Maranhão's picture
Priscila Maranhão
Gustavo Marísio Bacelar-Silva's picture
Gustavo Marísio Bacelar-Silva
Duarte Nuno Gonçalves-Ferreira's picture
Duarte Nuno Gonçalves-Ferreira
Pedro Vieira-Marques's picture
Pedro Vieira-Marques
Ricardo João Cruz-Correia's picture
Ricardo João Cruz-Correia
Quality of information about Physical Activity in Breast Cancer Facebook Pages. A Preliminary Content Review
INTRODUCTION: Adherence to physical activity might be the most important behavior associated with lower mortality and higher quality of life in cancer survivors. Presencial support groups are valuable and have been largely recommended, however, it may not be available for all patients. As an alternative, it is common that many women access Internet and social media resources looking for information, advice, and support in blogs, chat groups, Facebook, and Twitter.
Gabriel R. Signorelli's picture
Gabriel R. Signorelli
Oncoavanze (SP)
Matilde M. Fernandez's picture
Matilde M. Fernandez
Francisco Monteiro-Guerra's picture
Francisco Monteiro-Guerra
Salumedia Tecnologias (SP)
Luis Fernandez-Luque's picture
Luis Fernandez-Luque
Qatar Computing Research Institute (QA)
Brian Caulfield's picture
Brian Caulfield
Method for intra-surgical phase detection by using real-time medical device data
"The analysis of surgical activities became a popular field of research in recent years and various methods have been published to detect surgical phases from manifold data sources in operating rooms. Goal of this research is to develop a method for extracting realtime information of surgical activities. In this work we use fine-grained data of surgical devices and operating room equipment which is produced permanently during a surgery.
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Norman Spangenberg
Leipzig University (DE)
Christoph Augenstein's picture
Christoph Augenstein
Bogdan Franczyk's picture
Bogdan Franczyk
Martin Wagner's picture
Martin Wagner
Martin Apitz's picture
Martin Apitz
Hannes Kenngott's picture
Hannes Kenngott
Developing a collaborative knowledge system for Cancer Diseases
In this paper we present a collaborative consultative knowledge system for cancer diseases. The «Worldwide Collaborative Consultative Knowledge System» aims to meet four goals. The first one is to be a tool which allows experts in a particular domain to develop a common knowledge base in a collaborative way. A second goal is the support of multiple knowledge bases. Each knowledge base is constructed to be used in a consultative way either from simple users or from experts of the domain offering high quality consultation services. In this paper we focus in cancer diseases.
Mihalis Giannoulis's picture
Mihalis Giannoulis
Emmanouil Marakakis's picture
Emmanouil Marakakis
Haridimos Kondylakis's picture
Haridimos Kondylakis
Institute of Computer Science FORTH (GR)
Studying the Potential of Multi-Target Classification to Characterize Combinations of Classes with Skewed Distribution
The identification of subpopulations with particular characteristics with respect to a disease is important for personalized diagnostics and therapy design. But what if the manifestation of the disease is not described by one target variable but of many? Multi-target classification algorithms are the straightforward choice in this context and have been successfully applied in different application scenarios. However, most investigations do not focus on the effects of a skewed class distribution, where the prevalence of one of the multi-target combinations is more rare than the others.
Arne Schneck's picture
Arne Schneck
Myra Spiliopoulou's picture
Myra Spiliopoulou
Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg (DE)
Sven Kalle's picture
Sven Kalle
Rudiger Pryss's picture
Rudiger Pryss
Ulm University (DE)
Winfried Schlee's picture
Winfried Schlee
Thomas Probst's picture
Thomas Probst
Berthold Langguth's picture
Berthold Langguth
Manfred Reichert's picture
Manfred Reichert
Michael Landgrebe's picture
Michael Landgrebe
Conceptualising a Targeted Rehabilitation Exercise Biofeedback System for a Cancer Survivorship Population
"Introduction The increased prevalence of cancer survivors requires a focus on developing long-term, cost-effective management strategies to prevent and limit disability and morbidity. Background Cancer survivors with pain, weakness and restricted movement often benefit from targeted exercise programmes provided by a Physiotherapist. Physical, psychological and situational factors can impact on patients’ abilities to complete these exercises.
Louise Brennan's picture
Louise Brennan
University College Dublin (IE)
Ailish Daly's picture
Ailish Daly
Brian Caulfield's picture
Brian Caulfield
Towards Flexible Remote Therapeutic Interventions
During the last years, an increasing number of patients have been suffering from mental disorders, making the introduction of efficient therapies absolutely essential. In this context, therapeutic interventions with homework play a crucial role. In line with this, the widespread dissemination of smart mobile devices offers promising opportunities for the support of a variety of remote therapeutic interventions. First, smart mobile devices can assist patients in performing homework. Second, they may be used to monitor homework outcomes by therapists.
Marc Schickler's picture
Marc Schickler
Rudiger Pryss's picture
Rudiger Pryss
Ulm University (DE)
Johannes Schobel's picture
Johannes Schobel
Winfried Schlee's picture
Winfried Schlee
Thomas Probst's picture
Thomas Probst
Manfred Reichert's picture
Manfred Reichert
Integrating a PACS Network to a Statewide Telemedicine System - A case study of the Santa Catarina State Integrated Telemedicine and Telehealth System
In the literature, PACS and Telemedicine are located in different or complementary works. However, when integrated as part of the same solution, both contribute to the healthcare process as a whole. This work describes the experience on integrating a PACS infrastructure to a statewide telemedicine system, allowing to the latter to benefit from concepts defined by the former in terms of acquisition, transmission and storage of digital images.
Alexandre Savaris's picture
Alexandre Savaris
Alexandre Augusto Gimenes Marquez Filho's picture
Alexandre Augusto Gimenes Marquez Filho
Rodrigo Rodrigues Pires de Mello's picture
Rodrigo Rodrigues Pires de Mello
Gabriela Bussolo Colonetti's picture
Gabriela Bussolo Colonetti
Aldo von Wangenheim's picture
Aldo von Wangenheim
Dirk Krechel's picture
Dirk Krechel
RheinMain University of Applied Science (DE)
Efficiently Indexing Multiple Repositories of Medical Image Databases
Performing content-based image retrieval over large repositories of medical images demands efficient computational techniques. The use of such techniques is intended to speed up the work of physicians, who often have to deal with information from multiple data repositories. When dealing with multiple data repositories, the common computational approach is to search each repository separately and merge the multiple results into one final response, which slows down the whole process.
Paulo H. Oliveira's picture
Paulo H. Oliveira
Lucas C. Scabora's picture
Lucas C. Scabora
Mirela T. Cazzolato's picture
Mirela T. Cazzolato
University of Sao Paulo - ICMC (BR)
Willian D. Oliveira's picture
Willian D. Oliveira
Agma J. M. Traina's picture
Agma J. M. Traina
University of Sao Paulo (BR)
Caetano Traina-Jr's picture
Caetano Traina-Jr
University of Sao Paulo (BR)


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Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 14:00 to 20:30