Deep Learning for Medical Imaging and Health Informatics

in Special Issue   Posted on July 29, 2019 

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Submission Deadline: Fri 20 Sep 2019
Journal Impact Factor : 3.255
Journal Name : Pattern Recognition Letters
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1) Motivations and Topics 

Due to increasing alarming and appalling ailments in human beings, nowadays more effort has been conducted on medical image analysis. Different computerized methods are designed in literature for the identification of diseases related to specific parts of body based on their size, shape and appearance. But due to scalability and flexibility of existing methods, they do not accurately measure the disease. Because of their over simplified reality and poor detection performance, they never achieved extensive medical adoption. 

Deep learning provides a better solution to overcome all existing limitations. Deep learning is a more powerful tool to incorporate wide gamut of disease in whole body that can cover all input modalities such as MRI, CT scans, pathological and X-rays tests etc. Thus the main goal of this issue is the adoption of healthcare related with machine learning, artificial intelligence and deep learning algorithms to mimic its practices and theories. The main objective is to provide a sophisticated research platform for researchers, scientists, students and teachers to share their own novel contribution in discussing how to generate healthcare information in real time applications by using deep learning methods to transmute into computational practices of healthcare. 

Deep learning is a multilayer model in which underlying output is used as input on the top. In unsupervised learning from below to above process, informative features are automatically learned. On the other hand, supervised learning assigns labels across each input data and parameters are to be optimized to learn whole model on the basis of better characteristics of learning capability. The presentation and learning structure of this ability is more robust to image translation and deformation. 

This special issue focuses on proper concatenations of deep learning and recent medicinal information schemes. Thus it includes topics of interest, but not limited to 

  •  Deep learning for virtual medical systems 
  •  Deep learning for health information mining 
  •  Deep learning for leukocyte detection 
  •  Deep convolutional network (DNN) learning model for brain tumor detection 
  •  Long term short memory (LSTM) model for Collection of crowd sourced medical data for proper scaling in Healthcare 
  •  Extreme learning method (ELM) method for medical image analysis  Fully convolutional network (FCN) for medical image analysis 
  •  Deep learning in Healthcare planning, policy, practice and planning development 
  •  Convolutional neural network for image analysis of anatomical structures, functions and lesions 
  •  Neural networks for computer-aided detection and diagnosis 
  •  Neural network models for multi-modality fusion for analysis, diagnosis and intervention 
  •  Neural networks for medical image reconstruction 
  •  Deep Neural networks for medical image retrieval 
  •  Deep Neural networks for molecular, pathologic and cellular image analysis 
  •  Neural network models for dynamic, functional and physiologic imaging

2) Important Dates

Submission Period September 1-20, 2019 

Notification to Authors for the 1st reviewing round December 31, 2019 

Notification to Authors for the 2nd reviewing round April 30, 2020 

Final decision September 30, 2020 

Authors can submit exclusively during the submission period and they should select the acronym of the SI (Acronym:DLHI) as “article type” when uploading their articles. 

3) Reviewing Process

The review process will follow the standard PR letters scheme that each paper will be reviewed by two referees. The referees will include the program committee members and other invited referees selected from the EES. 

4) Submission Guidelines
All submissions have to be prepared according to the Guide for Authors as published in the Journal Web Site at Submissions should be sent through 

Authors should select the acronym \”DLHI\” as the article type, from the \”Choose Article Type\” pull-down menu during the submission process. The maximal length of a paper is 7 pages in the PRLetters layout and may become 8 in the revised version if referees explicitly request significant additions. The submitted papers should not have been previously published or be under consideration for publication elsewhere. If one submission is the extended work of one conference paper, the original work should be included and a description of the changes should be provided. The PRLetters submission should include at least 30% new contribution of high relevance (more experiments, proofs of theorems not included in the conference paper, more comparisons with other methods in the literature and so on); and the title of the PRLetters paper should be different, the same figures cannot be used and the common part of the conference paper and of the extended version cannot be verbatim the same. 

5) Guest Editors
Roshan Joy Martis (Managing Guest Editor)
Professor, Vivekananda College of Engineering & Technology, India

Hong Lin
Professor, University of Houston Downtown, USA

Bahman Javadi
Senior Lecturer, Western Sydney University, Australia

Steven Lawrence Fernandes
Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Central Florida, USA

Mussarat Yasmin
Assistant Professor, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad

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