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Special Session
Special Session on
Outlier Detection for Biomedical Applications
 - ODEBIO 2018

19 - 21 January, 2018 - Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

Within the 11th International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing - BIOSIGNALS 2018


Agnieszka Duraj
Lodz University of Technology
Brief Bio
Agnieszka Duraj received her MSc in IT from the Faculty of Technical Physics, Information Technology and Applied Mathematics of Lodz University of Technology in 1998, and her PhD, also in IT, from the Faculty of Telecommunications Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Bioengineering of the University of Zielona Góra, Poland, in 2007. In the years 1998-2007 she was working as assistant and since 2008 – as assistant professor in the Institute of Information Technology of this university. She is a member of the Polish Cybernetic Society, Polish Medical Association of Medical Informatics, and Polish Society of Applied Electromagnetics. She is Session Organizer for the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Innovations in Intelligent Systems and Applications. She is working in the field of data analysis, data mining, outlier detection and mining, pattern recognition, and computational intelligence. The fields of application are: electrical engineering and medicine. Mrs. Duraj is an author and co-author of 40 scientific journal papers and conference contributions. She was awarded by Rector of the Lodz University of Technology.
Piotr Szczepaniak
Lodz University of Technology
Brief Bio
Piotr S. Szczepaniak received the MSc degree in automatic control from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Lodz University of Technology, Poland, in 1977, and the PhD in automatic control and DSc in computer science both from the Technical University of Dresden, Germany, in 1982, and 1990, respectively. In 2005, he obtained the full professor title from the President of Poland. In the years 1996-2003 he was and since 2012 he is Head of the Institute of Information Technology of the Lodz University of Technology. Between 2005 and 2008 he was Dean of the Faculty of Technical Physics, Information Technology and Applied Mathematics. Since 2008 till 2012, he has been the Vice-rector for University Development and Business Affairs and since 2012 is a Vice-rector for University Development. In the years 1999-2008, he was a member of Systems Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He is the organizer and he was the first President of the ICT Cluster of Central Poland. He is a member of the Polish Cybernetic Society, Polish Neural Networks Society, IEEE Signal Processing Society and the Senior Member of the IEEE Computer Society. His research experience covers optimal control theory, sensitivity analysis, and approximation of dynamic time-delay systems. At present, he is working in the field of computational intelligence and its applications to image analysis, pattern recognition, knowledge extraction and development of medical systems. His publishing activity is evidenced by over 160 individual or collective journal papers and conference contributions, as well as by the edition of books published by Springer-Verlag.


The Outlier Detection for Biomedical Applications - Special Session at BIOSTEC, the 11th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies is dedicated to broadly understood issues of outlier detection in large data sets, including big data. Detection of outliers is the basis for decision-making processes, classification, grouping and methods of intelligence. The problem of anomaly detection encompasses a wide spectrum of applied methods. ODEBIO session is therefore an opportunity to identify new research directions and presentation of original research results. It is also an opportunity for exchanging and diffusing innovative and practical experience in this field.

The scope of ODEBIO 2018 includes, but is not limited to the following issues:

• Probabilistic and statistical models for outlier detection
• Grade correspondence analysis for outlier detection
• Outlier detection based on distance, density, depth, deviation etc.
• Evolutionary algorithms for outlier detection
• Outlier detection in categorical, text, mixed attribute data, stream data, image and image sequences
• Outlier analysis in graphs, networks
• Outlier detection in big data
• Application of outlier analysis in biomedicine and healthcare


Paper Submission: November 7, 2017
Authors Notification: November 21, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration: November 29, 2017


Available soon.


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


After thorough reviewing by the special session program committee complemented by members of the main conference program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on CD-ROM support - and submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


BIOSIGNALS Special Sessions - ODEBIO 2018