Special Issue "Machine Learning for Biomedical Data Analysis"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Computing and Artificial Intelligence".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 July 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Federico Divina

School of Engineerings, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla, Spain
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Interests: Data Mining, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Soft Computing, Bioinformatics
Guest Editor
Dr. Francisco A. Gómez-Vela

School of Engineerings, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla, Spain
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Interests: Data Mining, Big Data, Bioinformatics, Soft Computing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nowadays, more and more data is being produced. This data comes from everywhere: sensors used to gather climate information, posts to social media sites, digital pictures and videos, purchase transaction records, and cell phone GPS signals, to name a few. This data is big data . This tendency also affects biology and medicine, where new techniques, e.g., next generation sequencing, allow us to produce more data than ever. Moreover, the data generated may be of a different nature: text, images, gene expression, signals, etc. In addition to this, typically such data present a high presence of noise. It follows that there is a clear need to analyze and extract useful information from such data. In this context, machine learning (ML) techniques provide the ability to analyse this data and extract relevant information from it, or even make predictions about it.

The overall aim of this Special Issue is to compile the latest research and development, up-to-date issues, and challenges in the field of ML and its applications in bioinformatics and medical applications.

Possible topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Medical imaging, signal processing and text analysis
  • Data mining medical data and records
  • Clinical expert systems
  • Modelling and simulation of biomedical processes
  • Drug description analysis
  • Patient-centric care
  • Medical prognosis based on machine learning approaches
  • Interpreting genomic or metagenomic data
  • Discovering regulatory or expression pathways
  • Rational drug design and personalized medicine
  • Modeling ecosystems or population dynamics
  • Discovering genome–disease or genome–phenotype associations
  • Biomedical text/data mining and visualization
  • Network biology/medicine
  • Omics data analysis and functional genomics for complex diseases
  • Gene–gene interactions and gene–environment interactions for disease association analysis
  • Protein structure prediction
  • Assembling next generation sequence data


Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Dr. Federico Divina
Dr. Francisco A. Gómez-Vela
Guest Editors

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