“Decision Support Systems for Oncology” Workshop, IEEE Healthcom 2018

Decision Support Systems for Oncology

Ostrava, Czech Republic
Wednesday, September 19, 2018


The DESIREE project Consortium is excited to announce the organization of its 2018 Workshop titled “Decision Support Systems for Oncology”, as part of the prestigious IEEE International Conference on e-Health Networking, Application & Services, 17-20 September 2018, Ostrava, Czech Republic.



IEEE Healthcom 2018 aims at bringing together interested parties from around the world working in the healthcare field to exchange ideas, discuss innovative and emerging solutions, and develop collaborations. Topics include but are not limited to:

  •     Medical, Biomedical and Health Informatics
  •     Devices
  •     Communications and Networking
  •     Signal/Data processing and Systems
  •     Services and Applications
  •     System Research
  •     E-Health solutions to challenging problems
  •     Medical Doctors section

The organization of the “Decision Support Systems for Oncology” workshop comes in the last phase of DESIREE project, where its innovative concept, technologies and platforms have reached a maturity level and tangible demonstrative results. The IEEE Healthcom 2018 Conference provides an ideal framework for reaching out to the scientific and technological community as well as the industry, with the objective to exchange on decision support systems readiness, complexities, technologies etc.


Call for Papers

Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSS) are meant to support clinicians in their decision-making process. Therefore, often, medical evidence by means of clinical guidelines is the foundation of these systems. However, clinical guidelines are often limited, do not support all cases, they are outdated or they may differ from the daily practice of a specific clinical setting. This way, clinical decision support systems could also make use of knowledge generated over time, patient similarity reasoning tools, intuitive and interactive image tools etc.



Prospective authors are cordially invited to submit their original contributions covering completed or ongoing work related to the eHealth area, especially in oncology applications. The topics include but are not limited to:

  •  Image processing in oncology
  •  Computer vision in Healthcare
  •  Interoperability in Electronic Health Records (EHR)
  •  Evidence based medicine
  •  Clinical Decision Support Systems
  •  Patient Mobile Decision Support System
  •  Patient Reported Outcomes in Oncology
  •  Security challenges in eHealth Systems
  •  Predictive Models in Oncology
  •  Personalized Medicine in Oncology


Workshop Format

The Workshop will take place on Wednesday, 19 September 2018, at 15:00 – 18:00, in Dolní Vítkovice area Gong Building – Room 4. The agenda is as follows:


Place: Gong - Room 4

Chairs: Nekane Larburu (Vicomtech, Spain), Bryan W. Scotney (University of Ulster, United Kingdom (Great Britain))

List of presentation:

  • Towards a CAD System for Breast Cancer Based on Individual Microcalcifications?

Evgenia Papavasileiou (Vrije Universiteit Brussel & IMEC, Belgium); Redona Brahimetaj, Frederik Temmermans and Bruno Cornelis (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium); Inneke Willekens and Johan de Mey (UZ Brussel, Belgium); Bart Jansen (VUB, Belgium)

  • Breast Mass Classification in Mammograms using Ensemble Convolutional Neural Networks

Andrik Rampun, Bryan W. Scotney, Philip Morrow and Hui Wang Wang (University of Ulster, United Kingdom (Great Britain))

  • Intelligent Clinical Decision Support Systems for Patient-Centered Healthcare in Breast Cancer Oncology

Boomadevi Sekar (Ulster University, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Jean-Baptite Lamy (Lecturer, France); Naiara Muro (Vicomtech, Spain); Amaia Ugarriza Pinedo (Project Coordinator, Spain); Brigitte Seroussi (INSERM, France); Nekane Larburu (Vicomtech, Spain); Gilles Guézennec (Research, France); Jacques Bouaud (INSERM, Spain); Hui Wang Wang (University of Ulster, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Frank Guijarro (Bilbomatica, Spain); Mónica Arrue (Vicomtech, Spain)

  • Exploring Breast Cancer Patterns for Different Outcomes using Artificial Intelligence

Nekane Larburu, Mónica Arrue, Naiara Muro, Roberto Álvarez and Jon Kerexeta (Vicomtech, Spain)

  • DESIREE - a web-based software ecosystem for the personalized, collaborative and multidisciplinary management of primary breast cancer

Nekane Larburu, Naiara Muro, Mónica Arrue, Roberto Álvarez and Jon Kerexeta (Vicomtech, Spain)



Leading Organization members, on behalf of the DESIREE Project Consortium:

  •     PhD. Ing. Nekane Larburu, Vicomtech (Spain)
  •     PhD Prof Bryan Scotney, Ulster University (UK)


TPC members

Please note that the list is tentative and may be expanded to include additional members.

  •  PhD Brigitte Seroussi, Sorbonne Université, Inserm, LIMICS (France)
  •  PhD Jacques Bouaud, Sorbonne Université, Inserm, LIMICS (France)
  •  PhD Ilias Sachpazidis, Medical Innovation and Technology (Greece)
  •  PhD Arkaitz Artetxe, Vicomtech (Spain)
  •  PhD Marc Garbey, Houston Methodist Hospital (USA)
  •  PhD Hui Wang, Ulster University (UK)
  •  PhD Philip Morrow, Ulster University (UK)
  •  PhD Luis Kabongo, Vicomtech (Spain)


Important Dates

NEW! Paper submission deadline extended:  June 30, 2018

Authors notification:                July 10, 2018
Camera ready submission:    August 01, 2018


Submission Guidelines

Papers have to follow IEEE format requirements and have to be written in English. Full details of submission procedure are available at:
Submission must be done via the following EDAS submission link for 'Decision Support Systems for Oncology’:
Accepted and duly presented workshop papers will be published in the IEEE Healthcom Conference Proceedings and indexed in IEEE Xplore, the IEEE digital repository (indexed in Scopus or Web of Science).