IEEE BBTC Taskforce on Computational Intelligence in Health and Medicine (CIHM)


21st IEEE Conference on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (IEEE CIBCB 2024)

27-29 August 2024 – Natal, Brazil

This conference will bring together top researchers, practitioners, academics, and students from around the globe to discuss the latest advances in the field of computational intelligence and other areas of artificial intelligence, as applied to real-world problems in biology, bioinformatics, computational biology, chemical informatics, bioengineering, and related fields. Computational intelligence approaches include artificial neural networks, fuzzy logic, evolutionary algorithms, hybrid algorithms, and other emerging techniques.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- Computational Intelligence in Computational Biology
- Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics
- Computational Intelligence in Biomedical Engineering, Bioprocessing, and Healthcare Informatics
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2024 IEEE CIS Student Grand Competition on Computational Intelligence in Biomedicine and Healthcare

We welcome participants to present computational intelligence solutions for core issues in smart medicine, smart healthcare, and smart hospital including but not limited to personalized, predictive, preventive, and participatory medicine and healthcare solutions. In the preliminary contest, the judge committee will select 10 teams based on the uploaded proposals. In the final contest, the selected teams need to physically or virtually attend the 2024 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (WCCI) in Japan for real-time demonstration and presentation of their systems.
Prize per team:
- 1st Place Award: $1,500 USD + Certificate
- 2nd Place Award: $1,000 USD + Certificate
- 3rd Place Award: $600 USD + Certificate
Honorable Mention: Certificate
Website: Submission Extended to: Dec. 15, 2023
Preliminary Contest: Jan. 3, 2024
Final Contest: Jun. 30, 2024


The objective of this task force is to bridge the gap between scientific communities in computational intelligence and clinical experts in health and medicine from diverse multidisciplinary backgrounds.
  • Provide opportunities and resources for members to advance in research and clinical practice centered on Computational Intelligence in Health and Medicine.
  • Promote collaboration among academia, industry, hospitals, national research centers and agencies to foster translation of research from bench to bedside.
  • Contribute to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) efforts by recruiting members from diverse backgrounds and affiliations.
  • Provide support, training, and mentorship to students in accordance with EDI principles.
  • Promote cooperation between professionals from different areas and fields, providing interdisciplinary work.

Technical Areas

There are many potential topics, but we listed a few of them below:
  • Emerging areas in Health and Medicine
  • Advances in Computational Intelligence in Health and Medicine
  • Applications of Computational Intelligence in Clinical Practice
  • Big Heterogeneous Data Analytics in Health Research
  • Supporting Standardization and Research Reproducibility in Health and Medical Data Analysis
  • Translational Research in Bioinformatics
  • Promoting Data Sharing and Collaboration on Interesting Research Projects
  • The Application of Computational Intelligence Based Image Analysis for Medical Diagnosis and Prognosis.
  • Computational Intelligence Solutions for Medicine and Health Sciences in Demanding Scenarios


IEEE BBTC Taskforce Chair:

  • Dr. Yasin Mamatjan: Assistant Professor at the Thompson Rivers University and Visiting Scientist at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Canada

IEEE BBTC Taskforce Vice Chairs:

  • Professor Sanaz Mostaghim: Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg, Germany
  • Dr. Arvind S. Mer: Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa, Canada

IEEE BBTC Taskforce Members:

  • Dr. Alex Shenfield: Department of Engineering and Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
  • Dr. Alvaro Orjuela-Cañón: School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universidad del Rosario, Colombia
  • Dr. Daniela Besozzi: University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy
  • Dr. Gary Fogel: Natural Selection, Inc., US
  • Dr. Giuseppe Nicosia: Department of Biomedical and Biotechnological sciences, University of Catania, Italy
  • Dr. Jennifer Hallinan: Biothink, Australia
  • Dr. Joseph Alexander Brown: Department of Computer Science, Thompson Rivers University, Canada
  • Dr. Jung-Hsien Chiang: Department of Computer Science, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
  • Dr. Kay C. Wiese: Computing Science, Simon Fraser University, Canada
  • Dr. Marco Nobile: Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy
  • Dr. Michael Lones: Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, UK
  • Dr. Renan Moioli: Bioinformatics Multidisciplinary Environment, Digital Metropolis Institute, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
  • Dr. Roberto Tagliaferri: DISA-MIS, Universita Degli Studi Di Salerno, Italy
  • Dr. Sansanee Auephanwiriyakul: Dept. of Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Biomedical Engineering Institute, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
  • Dr. Shaghayegh Sadeghi: Computer Science, University of Windsor, Canada
  • Dr. Shandar Ahmad: School of Computational and Integrative Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
  • Dr. Sheridan Houghten: Department of Computer Science, Brock University, Canada
  • Dr. Shouyong Jiang: Department of Computer Science, University of Aberdeen, UK
  • Dr. Steven Corns: Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, US
  • Dr. Tayo Obafemi-Ajayi: Engineering Program, Missouri State University, US
  • Dr. Vassilis Plagianakos: Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics, University of Thessaly, Greece


For more information about IEEE BBTC on CIHM, please contact:

Dr. Yasin Mamatjan
Assistant Professor at the Thompson Rivers University, Canada
Visiting Scientist at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Canada

Dr. Arvind S. Mer
Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa, Canada

Professor Sanaz Mostaghim
Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg, Germany