2016 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in healthcare and e-health (IEEE CICARE 2016)  


IEEE CICARE 2016 is the first Symposium of its kind that brings together leading research and clinical scientists, engineers, practitioners, technology and solution providers in healthcare and e-health from around the world, to discuss latest advances in the field of computational intelligence, applied to solving the growing scale and complexity of problems in these inter-disciplinary domains.

The Symposium provides a world-leading forum for the presentation of exciting new results in the theory and practice of computational intelligence in healthcare and e-health systems and services. There are also multi-disciplinary Panel discussions to outline future research directions and challenges.

IEEE CICARE 2016  is being held as part of the IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI’2016), Athens, Greece, 06-09 December 2016.

 IEEE SSCI 2016 is one of the two flagship biennial international events sponsored by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (IEEE CIS) promoting all aspects of the theory and applications of computational intelligence. The IEEE SSCI co-locates several technical meetings at one location. This event attracts top researchers, professionals, and students from around the world. More details on:



 Call for Papers can be found here


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Chair: Professor Amir Hussain, School of Natural Sciences, University of Stirling, Scotland, E-mail:

Co-Chair: Professor Jonathan Wu, University of Windsor, Canada

Honorary Chair: Professor Warner Slack, Clinical Informatics Division, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA


Symposium Secretary: Dr. Kamran Farooq, Email:



Call for Papers: IEEE CICARE 2016 Special Sessions in 2016  IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in healthcare and e-health

Special Session 1: Computationally Intelligent Methods for CNS Research & Its Disorders (Organizers: Mufti Mahmud, Gabor Szirtes, Amir Hussain)    

Special Session 2: Computational Intelligence in Health Assessment and Monitoring (Organizers: Erik Cambria, Amir Hussain, Newton Howard)

Special Session 3: Prospects and Applications of Computational Intelligence in e-Health (Organizers: Pawel Raif, Mufti Mahmud, Henrique Martins)

Special Session 4: Big Data Analytic Technology for Bioinformatics and Health Informatics (Organizers: Xin Deng, Donghui Wu)



IEEE CICARE 2016 Topics:


IEEE CICARE 2016 related topics include but are not limited to:

·        Ontology Driven Knowledge Management

·        Decision Support Systems

·        Telemedicine

·        Medical research using Grids

·        Interoperability

·        Medical and Nursing Informatics

·        Confidentiality and Data Security

·        Wearable Health Informatics

·        Semantic Interoperability

·        Therapeutic Systems and Technologies

·        Cognitive Informatics

·        Affective Computing

·        Human-Machine Interfaces

·        ICT, Ageing and Disability

·        Design and development methodologies for Healthcare IT

·        Mobile technologies for Healthcare applications (m-Health)

·        Evaluation and use of Healthcare IT

·        Health Knowledge Management

·        Healthcare Management and Information Systems

·        Electronic Health Records and Standards

·        Software Systems in Medicine

·        Pervasive Health Systems and Services

·        Clinical problems and applications

·        Data Mining and Visualization

·        Consumer Health Informatics

·        Virtual Healthcare Teams

·        Pattern recognition and Machine Learning

·        Practice-based Research Methods for Healthcare Informatics/IT

·        e-Health for Public Health

·        Integrating genetics with e-health


Keynote, Tutorial and Panel Sessions:

Please forward your proposals with detailed abstract and bio-sketches of the speakers to



Special Sessions:

Please forward your special session proposals to the Symposium Chair, Prof. Amir Hussain.


International Technical  Programme Committee:


·        Adnan Masood Siddiqui, The Beatson, West of Scotland Cancer Centre, Glasgow, UK


·        Abdulla Alhasso, The Beastson, West of Scotland Cancer Centre, Glasgow, UK


·        Ahsan Abdullah, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia


·        Aman Shams, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, UK


·        Amir Atiya, Cairo University, Egypt


·        Amir Shah, University Hospital Crosshouse, Kilmarnock, Scotland, UK


·        Andrew Abel, University of Stirling, Scotland, UK


·        Aneel Zaheer, Kings College London Hospital, UK


·        Anna Esposito, Second University of Naples and IIASS - Vietri sul Mare (SA), Italy


·        Aziz Sheikh, Centre of Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, UK


·        Azzam Taktak, The Royal Liverpool University Hospital, UK


·        Ali Zahid, Victoria Hospital, Fife, UK


·        Bin Luo, Anhui University, China


·        Campbell Grant, Sitekit Solutions Ltd., UK


·        Chris Eckl, Sitekit Solutions Ltd., UK


·        Erfu Yang, University of Strathclyde, UK


·        Eric Chang, Microsoft Asia, Beijing, China


·        Erik Cambria, NUS, Singapore


·        Fabio Augusto Gonzalez Osorio, National University of Colombia, Colombia


·        Frances Mair, University of Glasgow, UK


·        Guftar Shaikh, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow, UK


·        Haider Ali Al-Lawati, Muscat College, Oman


·        Hicham Attasi, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic


·        Hollis Kowaloff, Beth Israel Clinical Informatics, USA


·        Igor Aleksander, Imperial College, London, UK


·        Irfan Faridoon, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK


·        Jozsef Farkas, University of Stirling, Scotland, UK


·        Jingpeng Li, University of Stirling, Scotland, UK


·        Jin Tang, Anhui University, China


·        Junichi Tsujii, Microsoft Asia, Beijing, UK


·        Kaizhu Huang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China


·        Kang Li, Queen’s University, Belfast, UK


·        Keshav Dahal, University of West of Scotland, Scotland, UK


·        Khaled Khankan, Taibah University, Saudi Arabia


·        Khalid Aloufi, Taibah University, Saudi Arabia


·        Mohammed Abdur Rajak, Ucare Foundation, Glasgow, UK


·        Marcos Faundez-Zanuy, Escola University-Politecnic Mataro, Spain


·        Maria Aftab, Sir Syed Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan


·        Marjorie Skubic, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA


·        Matthew Bailey, University of Edinburgh, UK


·        Mohamed Chetouani, University of Pierre Marie-Curie, France


·        Muaz Niazi, COMSATS University, Pakistan


·        Mufti Mahmud, University of Antwerp, Belgium


·        Naeem-ur-Rehman, United Technologies (UNITECH), Dubai, UAE


·        Ricardo Imbert, University of Madrid, Spain


·        Sophia Ananiadou, University of Manchester, UK


·        Stefano Squartini, Ancona University, Italy


·        Stephen Leslie, Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, Scotland, UK


·        Tingwen Huang, Texas A&M University at Qatar, Qatar


·        Usman Bashir, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK


·        Vassilis Cutsuridis, King's College, London, UK


·        Vladimir Bajic, KAUST, Saudi Arabia


·        Wajeeha Aneel, University of Bedfordshire, UK


·        William Buchanan, Napier University, UK


·        Zdenek Smekal, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic


·        Zubair Khan, King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh, KSA



Important Dates


Special Session Proposals : April 18, 2016

Paper submission : July 18, 2016

Notification to authors : September 12, 2016

Final submission : October 10, 2016

Early registration : October 10, 2016


Paper Submission:

Please submit your paper via the IEEE SSCI 2016 on-line submission link accessed from: