Special Issue "Artificial Intelligence-based Algorithms with Potential Applications in Healthcare and Prediction of Disease Evolution"

A special issue of Algorithms (ISSN 1999-4893). This special issue belongs to the section "Algorithms for Multidisciplinary Applications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 553

Special Issue Editor

1. TOELT LLC, Birchlenstr. 25, 8600 Dübendorf, Switzerland
2. Department of Computer Science, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, CH- 6002 Luzern, Switzerland
Interests: machine learning; deep learning; neural networks; sensors; optics; oxygen sensing; mathematics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We invite you to submit your latest research to this Special Issue of Algorithms, entitled “Artificial Intelligence-based Algorithms with Potential Applications in Healthcare and Prediction of Disease Evolution”.

In recent years, artificial intelligence (in particular machine learning and deep learning) has revolutionized the world of healthcare in all aspects (e.g., diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment), augmenting the doctors’ knowledge and supporting them in their daily decisions. However, the application of artificial intelligence to healthcare is new and non-trivial, and many issues still need to be solved (data sharing privacy issues, interpretability and trustworthiness of models, lack of data, data sparsity, etc.). Moreover, and specifically to the proposed Special Issue, an impactful application of artificial intelligence in the healthcare domain depends heavily on the effective application of algorithms that deal with time dependence of patients’ variables and pattern identification in heterogeneous datasets(e.g., pathology dynamics, follow-up visits events prediction, marker recognition, featurization, evolution and dynamics in signals and images, etc.). This is one of the largest challenges within the field to be undertaken, and has without doubt received inadequate consideration to date.

In the present Special Issue, we are looking for inspiring approaches for based on Machine Learning and/or Deep Learning models to a wide range of clinical use-cases. We invite high-quality papers that address both theoretical and practical issues involving the development of computational models that may be even already established in other fields, but with a potential and novel impact in the healthcare sector. Potential topics include, but are not limited to: supervised approaches to estimate disease trajectories; time-to-event predictions and survival analysis; unsupervised approaches applied to study dynamical clinical patterns; pattern recognition and markers detection by Machine Learning-driven comparative analysis; personalized screening and monitoring; early diagnosis; or treatment effects over time.

Finally, I would like to thank Ms. Michela Sperti and her valuable work for assisting me with this Special Issue.

Dr. Umberto Michelucci
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • artificial intelligence
  • machine learning
  • deep learning
  • healthcare
  • pathology dynamics
  • survival analysis
  • time-to-event prediction
  • in silico medicine
  • precision medicine
  • bioengineering
  • electronic health records
  • biomarkers

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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