Special Issue "Selected Papers from the 11th Computer Science and Electronic Engineering Conference (CEEC 2019)"

A special issue of Computers (ISSN 2073-431X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 June 2020.

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The 11th Computer Science and Electronic Engineering Conference (CEEC) will be held in September 2019, at the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, University of Essex, United Kingdom. For more information about the conference, please use this link: http://ceec.uk/.

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A Unified Methodology for Heartbeats Detection in Seismocardiogram and Ballistocardiogram Signals
Computers 2020, 9(2), 41; https://doi.org/10.3390/computers9020041 - 22 May 2020
Abstract
This work presents a methodology to analyze and segment both seismocardiogram (SCG) and ballistocardiogram (BCG) signals in a unified fashion. An unsupervised approach is followed to extract a template of SCG/BCG heartbeats, which is then used to fine-tune temporal waveform annotation. Rigorous performance [...] Read more.
This work presents a methodology to analyze and segment both seismocardiogram (SCG) and ballistocardiogram (BCG) signals in a unified fashion. An unsupervised approach is followed to extract a template of SCG/BCG heartbeats, which is then used to fine-tune temporal waveform annotation. Rigorous performance assessment is conducted in terms of sensitivity, precision, Root Mean Square Error (RMSE) and Mean Absolute Error (MAE) of annotation. The methodology is tested on four independent datasets, covering different measurement setups and time resolutions. A wide application range is therefore explored, which better characterizes the robustness and generality of the method with respect to a single dataset. Overall, sensitivity and precision scores are uniform across all datasets ( p > 0.05 from the Kruskal–Wallis test): the average sensitivity among datasets is 98.7%, with 98.2% precision. On the other hand, a slight yet significant difference in RMSE and MAE scores was found ( p < 0.01 ) in favor of datasets with higher sampling frequency. The best RMSE scores for SCG and BCG are 4.5 and 4.8 ms, respectively; similarly, the best MAE scores are 3.3 and 3.6 ms. The results were compared to relevant recent literature and are found to improve both detection performance and temporal annotation errors. Full article
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