IAPR Technical Committee 20 

Pattern Recognition for 

Bioinformatics and Digital  Health

 Pattern recognition has been offering essential tools for extracting meaningful information from biological and clinical data leading to frameworks that support clinical decision-making and research. In recent years, pattern recognition techniques are successfully applied to a wide variety of healthcare tasks, such as risk prediction, deciphering disease progression, patient subtyping, and medical text classification. Healthcare tasks pose numerous challenges for pattern recognition. The heterogeneous, high-dimensional, non-linear, temporal, and distributed nature of the patient and biological data complicate the traditional techniques. Such challenges inspire the pattern recognition domain to explore new ideas to solve specific challenges in the health domain.

Aim and Scope 

We aim to pursue cutting-edge developments in pattern recognition for health. The scope includes but is not limited to

·   Biomedical informatics

·   Digital health

·   Pervasive health

·   Bioinformatics

·   Computational biology

·   Health informatics

·   Cheminformatics


We will play a role in encouraging pattern recognition researchers to tackle the specific challenges in healthcare. The activities that will be organized will facilitate interdisciplinary collaborations. Our goal is to gather researchers from different domains and to enable the two-way transfer of knowledge between pattern recognition and health domains.