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Special Session
Special Session on
Knowledge Acquisition and Learning in Semantic Interpretation of Medical Image Structures
 - KALSIMIS 2018

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

Within the 5th International Conference on Bioimaging - BIOIMAGING 2018


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.
Piotr Grzelak
Department of Radiology and Imagining Diagnostic, Polish Mother’s Memorial Hospital - Research Institute
Brief Bio
Piotr Grzelak acquired his experience in radiology and imagining diagnostic in leading clinical and scientific centers in Poland. After receiving his MD degree he worked as a assistant at the City Hospital in Lodz for six years. Next he worked two years as a assistant at the Regional Hospital in Lodz and since 2003 he worked in University Clinical Hospital No. 1. His PhD degree he received in 2003 at the Medical University of Lodz. From 2006 he worked as a radiology consultant at the Medical University of Lodz. In 2013 he achieved his habilitation and in 2016 he received the Associate Professor position. In 2014 he began his work in Polish Mother’s Memorial Hospital - Research Institute in Lodz as the Head of the Department of Radiology and Imagining Diagnostic in the Institute and in 2015 he was nominated by the Minister of Health as a member of Scientific Council of the Institute. The area of his clinical interest includes both adult and child radiology and imagining diagnostic with particular ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imagining (MRI) in arteriosclerosis and others disorders of nervous system. The scientific work has been concentrated on the molecular mechanisms of arteriosclerosis, mental disorders and orthopedic disorders. In the area of his interests were also proton spectroscopy MR and functional MR used in pathological processes and therapy in neurological diseases and other diseases associated with mental disorders. His publishing activity during last five years is evidenced by over 40 individual or collective contributions.
Arkadiusz Tomczyk
Lodz University of Technology
Brief Bio
Arkadiusz Tomczyk received the MSc degree in computer science in 2002 and the PhD with honours in computer science in 2011 from the Faculty of Technical Physics, Information Technology and Applied Mathematics of the Lodz University of Technology, Poland. Since 2002 he has been employed in the Institute of Information Technology of the Technical University of Lodz. His research experience covers image processing and analysis, especially active contour methods, as well as pattern recognition and machine learning techniques. From 2007 to 2010 he was engaged as an investigator in research grant devoted to contextual and semantic analysis of medical images and their sequences. At present, he is working mainly in the field of cognitive image content interpretation. He is a principal investigator in research grant focused on Cognitive Hierarchical Active Partitions, a method combining active contour approach with structural representation of image content. This method was presented at international trade fairs and shows of inventions and has been awarded silver medals at International Warsaw Invention Show 2011 (Poland, Warsaw) and International Exhibition of Inventions 2012 (Geneva, Switzerland). The project is supported by National Science Centre, Republic of Poland, project no. 2012/05/D/ST6/03091.


Current machine learning techniques are able to achieve spectacular results in automatic understanding of natural images whereas in the area of medical image analysis the progress is not that evident. The problem is medical knowledge essential for proper interpretation of image content. That knowledge, possessed by relatively small number of radiological experts, usually cannot be directly expressed using mathematical formulas. This can be overcome by laborious knowledge acquisition or by techniques to some extent imitating expert behaviour. Both approaches are, however, still challenging tasks. That is why the goal of the special session is to discuss the problems in acquisition and utilization of domain knowledge in automatic understanding of semantic image structure.

Both computer scientists and radiologists are welcome as participants. The session should constitute a perfect forum to express expectations, suggest solutions and share experience for members of those two communities.

The scope of the session contains, but is not limited to, the following topics:

- expert knowledge acquisition and representation methods (how effectively medical knowledge can be acquired and used in existing models of image analysis);

- classical image segmentation and object localization techniques capable of using domain specific knowledge (e.g. active contours and their generalizations);

- structural image representation and analysis (e.g. image decomposition, structured prediction, probabilistic graphical models);

- deep architectures in image analysis (e.g. convolutional neural networks).


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


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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


BIOIMAGING Special Sessions - KALSIMIS 2018