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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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)
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Paulo H. Oliveira
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Lucas C. Scabora
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Mirela T. Cazzolato
University of Sao Paulo - ICMC (BR)
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Willian D. Oliveira
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Agma J. M. Traina
University of Sao Paulo (BR)
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Caetano Traina-Jr
University of Sao Paulo (BR)