Data-Driven Artificial Intelligence approaches to Combat COVID-19

  in Special Issue   Posted on June 3, 2020

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Submission Deadline: Wed 15 Jul 2020
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Journal Name : Cognitive Computation
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COVID-19, the infectious disease caused by the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) virus, has been recognised as a pandemic by the World Health Organisation. As of 19th April 2020, there have been 2,406,905 confirmed cases worldwide, with 165,058 deaths and another 54,225 critical cases. Almost every country has been affected significantly, and many have been in a state of lockdown to slow the spread of the infection. The scientific community has been working tirelessly to combat the disease and its adverse effects. Global research efforts are being made in a range of priority COVID-19 areas, including:

  • Reduction of disease transmission.
  • Identification of infection dynamics; pandemic hotspots and a focused population for screening.
  • Supporting diagnosis, treatment, and the recovery process.
  • Enabling appropriate drug and vaccine development processes.

This timely special issue invites research contributions (both original research and comprehensive survey articles) from all related areas, with a focus on data-driven artificial intelligence (AI) approaches and their applications in combatting COVID-19.


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

  • AI methods in COVID-19 related data collection, curation, and visualisation.
  • Data-driven AI prediction and awareness measures – regional and global cases.
  • Data-driven AI identification / tracking of COVID-19 infection transmission and dynamics.
  • Intelligent and/or data-driven approaches for monitoring COVID-19 patients at home.
  • Intelligent and/or data-driven methods to detect COVID-19.
  • Intelligent and/or Data-driven approaches for effective delivery of treatment.
  • Application of deep learning for COVID-19 diagnosis and treatment.
  • Intelligent bioinformatics approaches towards drug design for COVID-19.Intelligent hospital management for healthcare professionals during COVID-19.
  • Intelligent health informatics for tackling COVID19.
  • Data-driven AI methodologies for future pandemic prediction/prevention.


Submissions Deadline 15 July 2020
First notification of acceptance 31 August 2020
Submission of revised papers 30 September 2020
Final notification to authors 31 October 2020
Submission of final/camera-ready papers 30 November 2020
Publication of special issue (provisional)* Dec 2020/Jan 2021

  *All accepted papers will appear immediately in the journal’s online topical collection


Mufti Mahmud


Nottingham Trent University, UK

M Shamim Kaiser Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh
Nilanjan Dey Techno India College of Technology, India
Aziz Sheikh University of Edinburgh, UK
Amir Hussain Edinburgh Napier University, UK

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