Call for Papers: Special Session at 2013 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in healthcare and e-health (IEEE CICARE 2013)

Computationally Intelligent Methods for CNS Research & Its Disorders

Organizers: Mufti Mahmud §, Gábor Szirtes ¨, Amir Hussain ª

§ NeuroChip Laboratory, University of Padova, 35131 – Padova, Italy &

Institute of Information Technology, Jahangirnagar University, 1342 – Dhaka, Bangladesh


¨ Dept. of Software Technology and Methodology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary &

Center for Integrative Neuroscience, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany


ª Centre for Cognitive & Computational Neuroscience, University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA, UK



The brain as a part of the central nervous system (CNS) is specialized to process information simultaneously coming from many different sources. The neurons work as basic information processing units

in the brain and interconnect to each other to form hierarchical and/or parallel pathways. These pathways are mainly involved in transforming information originated from one or more sources into either

action (as in motor movements) or specialized information understood by the brain itself (as in cognitive functions).


To have a detailed and complete understanding of these biological phenomena two approaches have been practiced by the research community – experimental and theoretical studies. Also, some

theoretical studies are inspired by the nature itself which reframes earlier computational techniques to suggest research on biophysical basis of brain research and its information processing capabilities.

The focus of this invited session is to address the recent advances in computationally intelligent techniques in researching the central nervous system and its associated disorders with a special emphasis

to provide health care to improve quality of life. There has been a significance increase in research activities in these areas in diverse specialties including neuroengineering, computer, electrical and

biomedical engineering with a goal to provide a better life to patients with CNS disease. The objective of this special session is to provide updated information and a forum for the scientists and

researchers who are looking for more relevant information in health care based on CNS related diseases using expert and computationally intelligent systems.



This session is expected to attract recent research reports on the following topics:


·         Computationally intelligent methods for neuroscience applications to provide health care

·         Neural systems engineering and technology for to provide better quality of life

·         Brain computer interface and neural pathway research for health care

·         Neural signal processing and modeling for providing health care

·         Biologically inspired methods for neuronal network analysis for CNS disorders

·         Machine learning methods in application to brain research for health care

·         Measurement methods with application to cognition research for health care

·         Decision Support Systems for CNS disorders

·         Therapeutic systems and technologies for CNS research

·         Design and development methodologies for Healthcare IT for CNS research

·         Software systems in neuroscience and CNS research for improved quality of life



• October 10th, 2012: Due date for Special Session papers

• January 5th, 2013: Notification of paper acceptance to authors

• February 5th, 2013: Camera-ready of accepted papers

• February 5th, 2013: Early registration


Paper Submission

Please submit your paper via the IEEE SSCI 2013 on-line submission link accessed from: