2nd WORKSHOP on Computer Based Processes and Algorithms for Biomedicine and Life Quality Improvement (CBPBL)

CBPBL is a BIBM 2018 Workshop.


Dec 3-6, 2018, Madrid, Spain

Second edition of the Workshop on Computer based processes and algorithms for biomedicine and life quality improvement (CBPBL)

Organizer: Pierangelo Veltri, University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro

Clinical and biological data represent a huge information source for disease studies as well as for the improvement of wellness. For instance, studying electronic medical records (EMRs) may help researchers in extracting information spanning from data crawled from biological laboratories to textual description of diseases and diagnostic device results (e.g., biomedical images). Diagnosis records associated with citizens cured in hospitals can be used for administrative processes (e.g., costs, reimbursement) as well as disease monitoring. Proteins and genes data can be used to relate (risk of) diseases to familiar as well as environmental information (e.g., Genome-Wide Association Studies), allowing integrating clinical, genomics, environmental data to increase life quality. The workshop aims to attract people working in computer science and computer engineering area to present research topic related to the study of wellness improving. It aims to let authors working in area related to medicine to converge in a unique track to discuss and highline the importance of automatic process for life quality improvements via prevention and information extraction and/or enrichment.


The workshop is seeking original research papers presenting applications of algorithms and solutions applied to biomedicine, clinical applications and lifestyle. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Data modeling and management for health related information.

- Large scale biological and biomedical databases

- Ontologies and dictionary for biomedical data integration

- Mobile and personal device based algorithms and solutions for life style

- Algorithms for health informatics

- Prediction and inference models for biological and health related information

- Scientific workflows and process management in health informatics

- High performance solutions for bioinformatics and biomedicine

- Architectures for bioinformatics and biomedicine

- Clinical and biological signals management

- Epidemiological models and systems for life quality monitoring

Important Dates

Electronic submission of full papers: (new deadline!) Oct 25, 2018

Notification of paper acceptance: Oct 30, 2018

Deadline for Camera-ready: November 15, 2018

Workshop Day: December 3-6, 2018

Paper Submission:

Length of paper

  • Full-paper: 8 pages
  • Short-paper: 2 pages

Please submit a paper (up to 8 page IEEE 2-column format) through the online submission system (you can download the format instruction here (http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html).

Electronic submissions (in PDF or Postscript format) are required. Selected participants will be asked to submit their revised papers in a format to be specified at the time of acceptance.

Online Submission:


All BHI workshop papers will be published in the main conference proceedings. The proceedings is indexed

Special Issues on Important Journals are also planned. Best papers will be selected and proposed for submission to Springer Journal of Healthcare informatics research (http://www.springer.com/computer/information+systems+and+applications/journal/41666)

Extended Version of first edition have been invited to a special issue in Interdisciplinary Science Journal

Program Committee (tentative)

Pierre Baldi (University of Irvine California)

Giuseppe Di Fatta (University of Reading, UK)

Dong Si (University of Washington Bothell)

Enea Parimbelli (University of Ottawa)

Giuseppe Pozzi (Politenic University of Milano, IT)

Mattia Prosperi (University of Florida, USA)

Fei Wang (Cornell University, USA)

Qiuling Suo (University of Buffalo, USA)

Elisa Salvi (University of Pavia, Italy)

Silvana Quaglini (University of Pavia, Italy)

Mengnan Zhao (Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA)

Nisansa Dilushan de Silva (University of Oregon, USA)

Giuseppe Tradigo (University of Calabria, Italy)

Xinghua Shi (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)

Ester Zumpano (University of Calabria, Italy)

Patrizia Vizza (University of Catanzaro, Italy)

Lidia Fotia (University of Reggio Calabria)