Special Sessions

All special sessions are open to attendees of all conferences held at CSCE.

The following special sessions are approved so far and will be hosted by ICDATA (as of March 28,  2021):

1) Real-World Data Mining & Data Science Applications, Challenges, and Perspectives

2) Data Science Applications in Public Health and Biomedical Informatics to Address COVID-19 Crisis

Please inform interested colleagues etc. You can use the CfP (pdf) that can be downloaded (see buttons below) for distributing info.

All accepted papers will be published by Springer Nature – Book Series: Transactions on Computational Science & Computational Intelligence.


Special Session on Real-World Data Mining & Data Science Applications, Challenges, and Perspectives

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[spacer size="5" class=""] Organizer: Mahmoud Abou-Nasr,
Adjunct Faculty at the University of Michigan Dearborn, CIS Department (Computer & Information Systems), abounasr@umich.edu

The past decade has witnessed a vast growth of the amount of data produced and the proliferation of specialized databases in a wide range of business, industrial, medical and scientific applications. Data mining is becoming an increasingly important tool in the process of knowledge discovery and the transformation of data into valuable information. The objective of this special session is to provide a forum for the data mining, data science researchers and industrial practitioners to discuss data mining and data science applications, issues, and the challenges that arise when addressing real-world problems.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Enterprise knowledge management/knowledge discovery
  • Corporate planning
  • Direct marketing
  • Credit scoring
  • Forecasting
  • Automotive applications
  • Medical decision making, diagnostics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Text and image recognition

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Challenges to be addressed include but are not limited to:

  • Highly skewed data sets
  • Massive and high dimensional data sets
  • Non-stationary data
  • Unknown misclassification costs
  • Missing and noisy data
  • Business process issues

[spacer size="5" class=""] This special session of ICDATA will cover all aspects of data mining and data science applications. The special session will be held during the ICDATA’21 conference, July 26-29, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. All papers should be submitted using the standard procedures for ICDATA papers. For your submission of the draft paper, please select the Track RWACP – Special Session (Real-World Data Mining & Data Science Applications, Challenges…) in the paper submission system

[spacer size="5" class=""] Any questions should be directed to the special session organizer or to the chair of the ICDATA conference.

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Download CfP RWACP (pdf)

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Special Session on Data Science Applications in Public Health and Biomedical Informatics to Address COVID-19 Crisis

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[spacer size="5" class=""]Organizer: Ruhul Amin

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Computer and Information Sciences; Associate Faculty, Integrative Neuroscience Program; Associate Research Faculty, Disability Research Consortium; Fordham University, New York, USA
  • Member of National Data Analytics Committee, Ministry of ICT, Bangladesh
  • Member of Emergency COVID-19 Response Team, Bangladesh
  • Email: mamin17@fordham.edu

 

In the light of COVID-19 pandemic, humanity has seen the rise of an unprecedented crisis in both physical and mental health throughout the world. The impact of the current pandemic will continue to persist for several years. Thus, it is imperative that researchers use available sources to catalogue these crises including the lessons that have been learnt from it.

There is a wealth of data regarding both the Coronavirus transmission and health intervention, such as current pandemic policies, public responses in social media, research papers – all available online. This data is being analyzed by data scientists and public health experts alike throughout the world. Still, there are thousands of questions that are perplexing scientists. For example, the higher rate of infection in some of the higher human development index (HDI) countries despite maintaining low mobility as compared to some of the lower HDI countries in the global south. Surprisingly, although vaccination started since last February, some of the lower HDI countries, such as Bangladesh and India that had maintained lower transmission rates during the winter 2020, are now on the verge of a third wave in March 2021. So we solicit your participation in the conference with your research work on pandemic modeling, and health intervention to address those challenges.

The COVID-19 is causing a huge damage to mental health in general. Analyzing billions of publicly shared tweets on social media networks, it has been observed that the frequency of the word “anxiety” is the highest among all the symptoms people are concerned about during the pandemic.  People are facing uncountable socio-economic challenges that can be stressful, overwhelming, and cause strong emotions in both adults and children. On one hand, COVID-19 health interventions such as social distancing and isolations are reducing the spread of the virus, but on another hand these new normals are making people lonely that cause the increase of stress and anxiety. Thus it is very important to research the methods that can help to cope with stress in a healthy way so that our communities become more resilient. Hence, we also expect data scientists to participate in our conference with research papers on analyzing the wealth of available data to interpret the current public health situation and possible intervention design using technology.

In addition to hundreds of thousands of lives lost because of COVID-19, many unfortunate events took place throughout the world due to the spread of fake news, especially in rural areas. A few examples of misinformation include drinking the juice of Thankuni herbs (Centella Asiatica) that can cure COVID-19. Besides, there are hundreds of rumors regarding the Government subsidies on house rent, utility bills, and postponement of bank loans during pandemic. Astonishingly, some self-proclaimed religious leaders claimed in public meetings that coronavirus does not infect the pious people. So, instead of using masks and maintaining social distance, people should pray and ask for forgiveness and deliverance from the wrath of God. In addition, the spread of fake news about COVID-19 and vaccination increased severely from last year. People have concerns regarding different types of vaccines, and there are hundreds of rumors on the differences of different vaccinations and their side effects on health. Thus, we request application of Data Science as well as Data Mining in this area to mitigate the adversities of information disorder, or dis-infodemic in social media.

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We solicit your participation in the special session by submitting research papers on innovative data analytics techniques in the area of public health and biomedical informatics for tracking and mitigating the impact of COVID-19 pandemic around the world. We expect to receive papers that are highly relevant to the current pandemic, including but not limited to the following areas:

  • Infectious Disease Epidemiology
  • Modeling of COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Impact of Social Distancing, Isolation and Quarantine
  • Lessons Learned for CVOID-19 Symptom Checker
  • Different Health Interventions and Outcomes
  • Impact of Social Media for Health Intervention
  • Modeling for Vaccination Distribution throughout the World
  • Vaccination and Its Impact on COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Mis- and Dis-information During Pandemic
  • Ensuring Equitable Access to Healthcare Information
  • Addressing Rise of Ethnic Hate Speech in Social Media
  • Measuring the Impact of COVID-19 on Different Ethnic Group
  • Addressing Mental Health Issues during COVID-19
  • Addressing Mental Growth of Children during COVID-19
  • Fighting COVID-19 Anxiety using Technology
  • IoT for Tracking Physical Reactions (Cough, Headache, Sleep)
  • Reaching the Marginalized People using ICT
  • Ensuring the COVID-19 Healthcare for Refugees
  • Digital Public Health Technologies for COVID-19
  • Mobile Informatics for Collecting Health Data
  • Proximity and Contact Tracing for Coronavirus
  • Ethical Issues for Collecting and Managing COVID-19 Data
  • Crisis Management of COVID-19
  • Impact of COVID-19 on the Education Sector
  • Online Education Tools for Children
  • Privacy and Surveillance in the Age of Contact Tracing
  • Impact of Local and Global Policies to Tackle COVID-19 Pandemic

[spacer size="5" class=""]Programme Committee for this Special Session:

  • Afroza Sultana, Teradata, USA
  • Ashraful Hoque, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Farida Chowdhury, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh
  • Hasib Ahsan, PhD Candidate, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Jabed Morshed, University of Latrobe, Australia
  • Jesmin Jahan Tithi, Intel, USA
  • Md Enamul Hoque, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh
  • Md Saif Al Haque, MD, AdventHealth Orlando, USA
  • Naeemul Hassan, University of Maryland, College Park, USA
  • Nova Ahmed, North South University, Bangladesh
  • Ruhul Amin, Fordham University, New York, USA
  • Shahidul Islam, California State University, Monterey Bay, USA
  • Shariful Islam, North South University, Bangladesh
  • Shebuti Rayana, SUNY at Old Westbury, USA
  • Sheikh Rabiul Islam, University of Hartford, USA
  • Sudipta Kar, Amazon, USA
  • Syed Ishtiaque Ahmed, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Yeshim Iqbal, New York University, USA
  • Zafar Ahmad, PhD Candidate, Stony Brook University, USA

[spacer size="5" class=""]The special session will be held during the ICDATA’21 conference, July 26-29, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. All papers should be submitted using the standard procedures for ICDATA papers. For your submission of the draft paper, please select the Track DSC19 – Special Session (Data Science Applications … to Address COVID-19 Crisis) in the paper submission system

Any questions should be directed to the special session organizer or to the chair of the ICDATA conference.

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Download CfP DSC19 (pdf)