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MedGEC 2011 : 7th GECCO Workshop on Medical Applications of Genetic and Evolutionary Computation


When Jul 12, 2011 - Jul 13, 2011
Where Dublin, Ireland
Submission Deadline Apr 7, 2011
Notification Due Apr 14, 2011
Final Version Due Apr 26, 2011
Categories    computer science   bioinformatics   computational intelligence   health

Call For Papers

MedGEC is the GECCO Workshop on the application of genetic and evolutionary computation (GEC) to problems in medicine and healthcare.

Subject areas

Subjects will include (but are not limited to) applications of GEC to:

Medical imaging
Medical signal processing
Medical text analysis
Clinical diagnosis and therapy
Data mining medical data and records
Clinical expert systems
Modelling and simulation of medical processes
Drug description analysis
Genomic-based clinical studies
Patient-centric care

A dedicated workshop at GECCO provides a much needed focus for medical related applications of EC, not only providing a clear definition of the state of the art, but also support to practitioners for whom GEC might not be their main area of expertise or experience.

The Workshop has two main aims:

(i) to provide delegates with examples of the current state of the art of applications of GEC to medicine.

(ii) to provide a forum in which researchers can discuss and exchange ideas, support and advise each other in theory and practice.

GECCO is widely regarded to be the most authoritative conference in GEC and, as such, offers the ideal venue for this important and growing community.

Accepted Workshop papers will be published in the GECCO 2011 Companion Material, included with the proceedings on a CD, and also in the ACM Digital Library.

New for GECCO MedGEC 2011

A session of the workshop will be dedicated to the presentation of large transnational projects in which GEC plays a significant role and of other opportunities for young scientists to be involved in this field. In particular, a short presentation of the EU-funded project MIBISOC ("Medical Imaging using Bio-Inspired and Soft Computing", funded within the Marie-Curie Initial Training Network Action FP7
PEOPLE-ITN-2008), which funds 16 PhDs in laboratories form 5 European countries will be given, while similar contributions will be solicited in the CFP.

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