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Workshops

The purpose of workshops is to provide a more interactive and focused platform for presenting and discussing new and emerging ideas. The format of paper presentations may include oral presentations, poster presentations, keynote lectures and panels. Depending on the number of presentations, workshops can be scheduled for 1 day or 2 days. All accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book, under an ISBN reference, and on digital support. All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library. SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier). The proceedings are submitted for indexation by SCOPUS, Google Scholar, The DBLP Computer Science Bibliography, Semantic Scholar, Microsoft Academic, Engineering Index (EI) and Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index.

WORKSHOPS LIST

Scale-IT-up 2021Workshop on Scaling-Up Healthcare with Conversational Agents (BIOSTEC)
Chair(s): Hannes Schlieter, Tobias Kowatsch and Kai Gand

Paradigms-Methods-Approaches 2021Workshop on Novel Computational Paradigms, Methods and Approaches in Bioinformatics (BIOSTEC)
Chair(s): Andrew Schumann and Jerzy Król

Workshop on
Scaling-Up Healthcare with Conversational Agents
 - Scale-IT-up 2021

Paper Submission: December 6, 2020
Authors Notification: December 14, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration: December 22, 2020

Co-chairs

Hannes Schlieter
Technische Universität Dresden
Germany
 
Tobias Kowatsch
Center for Digital Health Interventions, ETH Zurich & University of St.Gallen
Switzerland
 
Kai Gand
TU Dresden
Germany
 
Scope

Healthcare delivery undergoes a rapid change from traditional processes towards the use of digital health interventions and personalized medicine. On the one side, hospitals and health care providers introduce hospital information systems, electronic health records and telemedicine solutions for more efficient workflows within and beyond institutions. On the other side, patients may choose between a wide range of digital health applications provided by wearables and mobile phone applications supporting their self-management, health and well-being. A particular solution to support the patient, given the lack of always available caregivers or in scenarios where their absence is not avoidable or even desired (see the case of far-distance support in a pandemic situation), are conversational agents (also known as relational agents, virtual humans or chatbots). Conversational agents are computer programs that imitate the interaction with humans and provide guidance or coaching for patients on rule- or machine learning-based system.  However, the question of how to sustainably implement, adopt and diffuse digital health solutions amplified with conversational agent functionalities is not sufficiently solved yet. Our workshop seeks for submissions dealing with this question. We welcome research and theory papers as well as case studies and best practice examples.




Workshop on
Novel Computational Paradigms, Methods and Approaches in Bioinformatics
 - Paradigms-Methods-Approaches 2021

Paper Submission: November 26, 2020
Authors Notification: December 14, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration: December 22, 2020

Co-chairs

Andrew Schumann
University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszow
Poland
 
Jerzy Król
University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszow
Poland
 
Scope

The workshop on Novel Computational Paradigms, Methods and Approaches in Bioinformatics brings together computer scientists and engineers dealing with developing novel approaches to modeling and simulating biological systems (such as quantum, bio-inspired, chemical, etc. computing) to initiate development of novel bio- and nature-inspired computation paradigms. The workshop aims to exchange ideas, promote fruitful discussions and initiate development on novel paradigms, methodologies and architectures for unconventional computations as well as for applications of computational intelligence in the wide and heterogeneous fields of biology, biomechanics, medicine and health care. It can provide to take a critical glance at the design of novel and emergent computing systems to point out failures and shortcomings of both theoretical and experimental approaches.


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