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CONFERENCE ON MEDICAL IMAGING USING SOFT COMPUTING (CFP deadline 16/12/2012)

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    CALL FOR PAPERS DEADLINE EXTENSION (new date 16/12/2012) INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MEDICAL IMAGING USING BIO-INSPIRED AND SOFT COMPUTING (MIBISOC2013) 15 –
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      CALL FOR PAPERS DEADLINE EXTENSION (new date 16/12/2012)
      INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MEDICAL IMAGING USING BIO-INSPIRED AND SOFT COMPUTING (MIBISOC2013)
      15 – 17 May 2013. Brussels (Belgium)
      Organized by MIBISOC Initial Training Network (http://www.mibisoc-itn.eu)

      SCOPE
      Medical imaging (MI) is at the heart of many of today's improved diagnostic and treatment technologies. Computer-based solutions are vastly more capable of both quantitative measurement of the medical condition and the pre-processing tasks of filtering, sharpening, and focusing image detail. Bio-inspired and Soft Computing (BC, SC) techniques have been successfully applied in each of the fundamental steps of medical image processing and analysis (e.g. restoration, segmentation, registration or tracking). The natural partnership of humans and intelligent systems and machines in MI is to provide the clinician with powerful tools to take better decisions regarding diagnostic and treatment. The application of SC and BC methodologies in MI has increased in the last few years due to their capability to deal with the uncertainty and imprecision underlying most real-world problems and, specifically, medical applications requiring the use of image processing techniques.

      MIBISOC2013 is organized as the main dissemination activity of the MIBISOC project (http://www.mibisoc-itn.eu), an Initial Training Network (ITN) among worldwide recognized institutions in the fields of BC-SC and MI: European Centre for Soft Computing, Ghent University, Université Libre de Bruxelles, University of Nottingham, University of Parma, University of Granada, Henesis, and University of Freiburg. The objective of MIBISOC2013 is to facilitate the promotion of novel problems, research, results, and future directions in the growing interdisciplinary area of BC-SC applied to MI. It will provide an opportunity to meet researchers working on these topics, make new contacts and exchange ideas. It will also be used to establish contacts with additional industrial organisations and hospitals interested in the area, which will become potential users of the developments contributed by the ITN.

      The conference will comprise oral and poster presentations, two plenary lectures, an industry session, and related events. It will also include a gala dinner in the city of Brussels. Presentation of already published high-quality work (e.g. recently submitted journal papers, recently published journal papers) is accepted and encouraged.

      The conference is endorsed by the MIBISOC ITN. There is no conference fee and the free registration includes the conference dinner and the coffee breaks. In addition, a comprehensive scholarship programme is available to cover (partial) costs of travel and accommodation for up to 50 attendees with accepted contributions.

      For further details visit the Conference website http://www.softcomputing.es/mibisoc2013/

      TOPICS OF INTEREST
      The topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:

      The application of Bio-inspired and Soft Computing techniques, such as
      • Evolutionary Computation and other Metaheuristics
      • Swarm Intelligence
      • Fuzzy Logic and Fuzzy Systems,
      • Neural Networks, and
      • Bayesian/possibilistic networks and Probabilistic Reasoning,

      to medical imaging areas such as
      • Image acquisition
      • Image restoration
      • Image segmentation
      • Structure tracking
      • Image registration
      • Biomedical signal processing
      • Human activity recognition

      CALL FOR CONTRIBUTED PAPERS
      Prospective authors are invited to contribute high-quality full papers of at most 8 pages length (IEEE style: two columns, single-spaced, including abstract, figures and references, using 10 fonts, and with each page numbered). Submissions of already published high-quality work (e.g. recently submitted journal papers, recently published journal papers) for oral or poster presentation are accepted and encouraged. The articles will be peer reviewed by at least two independent IPC members. Conference proceedings will be in electronic format registered with ISBN. The submission procedure is described in the Conference website (http://www.softcomputing.es/mibisoc2013/).

      SCHOLARSHIPS
      There will be a large number of scholarships provided by the MIBISOC ITN for those attendees presenting accepted contributions. The selected applicants will receive a grant to support their travel and accommodation expenses. Up to 50 travel and accommodation grants will be available with different amounts depending on the attendee's origin: 200€ for Belgians, 500€ for European, and 1000€ for non Europeans. The application and selection procedures are published in the Conference website (http://www.softcomputing.es/mibisoc2013/).

      IMPORTANT DATES
      Paper submission (extended) 16 December 2012
      Acceptance notification 18 January 2013
      Final version due 18 February 2013
      Conference 15 -17 May 2013

      LOCATION
      The conference will take place at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, in Brussels, Belgium.
      Address: Salle Dupréel, Avenue Jeanne 44, Campus Solbosch, Building S (Sociologie, 1st floor), B-1050 Brussels.

      COMMITTEES
      General Co-chairs
      Oscar Cordón, European Centre for Soft Computing, Spain
      Etienne E. Kerre, Ghent University, Belgium
      Marco Dorigo, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
      Li Bai, University of Nottingham, UK
      Stefano Cagnoni, University of Parma, Italy
      Francisco Herrera, University of Granada, Spain
      Luca Ascari, Henesis, Italy
      Jürgen Hennig, University of Freiburg, Germany

      Program Co-chairs
      Sergio Damas, European Centre for Soft Computing, Spain
      Mike Nachtegael, Ghent University, Belgium
      Thomas Stützle, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
      Christopher Tench, University of Nottingham, UK
      Monica Mordonini, University of Parma, Italy
      Rafael Alcalá, University of Granada, Spain
      Matteo Sacchi, Henesis, Italy
      Stathis Hadjidemetriou, University of Freiburg, Germany

      International Program Committee (members already confirmed)
      Humberto Bustince, Public University of Navarra, Spain
      Jesús Alcalá, University of Granada, Spain
      Oliver Colliot, CNRS, France
      Angel Sánchez, University Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
      Stephen Smith, University of York, UK
      Emre Celebi, LSU Shreveport, USA
      Evelyne Lutton, INRIA, France
      Kenji Suzuki, University of Chicago, USA
      Krzysztof Krawiec, University of Poznan, Poland
      Reyer Zwiggelaar, Aberystwyth University, UK
      Manuel López Ibáñez, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
      Leonardo Bocchi, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
      Christian Borgelt, European Centre for Soft Computing, Spain
      Marcos Montes de Oca, University of Delaware, USA
      Gerald Schaefer, Loughborough University, UK
      Vitoantonio Bevilacqua, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
      Mouloud Adel, Universite d'Aix Marseille, France
      Matteo Sacchi, Henesis, Italy
      Manuel G. Penedo, Universidade da Coruña, Spain
      Marina Chukalina, Institute of Microelectronics Technology, Russia

      Publication Chair
      Oscar Ibáñez, European Centre for Soft Computing, Spain

      Organizing Committee
      Thomas Stützle, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
      Carmen Peña, European Centre for Soft Computing, Spain
      Jérémie Dubois-Lacoste, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
      Roberto Morán, European Centre for Soft Computing, Spain
      Gabriele Valentini, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
      Oscar Ibáñez, European Centre for Soft Computing, Spain
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