Special Sessions

Machine Learning for Data Science (MLDS)

Special Session Chair(s)

  • Nizar Bouguila, Concordia University, Canada
  • Wentao Fan, Huaqiao University, China

Aims and topics

Machine learning and data science have gained particular attention over the last decade. A large number of research works from different domains (e.g. image processing, computer vision, pattern recognition, health informatics, business intelligence, etc.) have been proposed.  The MLDS 2018 special session at the 9th International Symposium on Signal, Image, Video and Communications is devoted to the applications of Machine learning techniques for Data Science. Our ultimate goal is to offer researchers the opportunity to present their new ideas, algorithms, and research directions.

MLDS has ultimate objective to provide an opportunity and common platform for a close interaction of data scientists, researchers, academicians and industry experts to discuss and share their new ideas, algorithms, and research directions with one another. MLDS will also provide a forum for in-depth assessment of the challenges involved in the dynamic and fast progressing field of Data Science. It aims to attract researchers who are actively engaged both in theoretical and practical aspects of applying Machine Learning in Data Science.

Topics of the SS

The scope of MLDS 2018 includes, but is not limited to the following topics:

  • Supervised and unsupervised learning
  • Feature selection
  • Deep learning
  • Statistical models
  • Bayesian learning
  • Machine learning for Computer vision
  • Machine Learning for signal processing
  • Big data management
  • Relational models
  • Multimedia processing
  • Medical data analysis
  • Speech analysis

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Research & Applications in Remote Sensing for Geo-information

Special Session Chair(s) 

  • Dr. Khalid Daoudi, INRIA Bordeaux, France
  • Prof. Dharmendra Singh, IIT Roorkee, India

Aims and topics

During the last decades, great progress has been made in the applications of remote sensing to assess Geo-information. Remote sensing is essential in the evaluation and monitoring of natural resources of the planet and sustainable development, particularly in regard to environmental issues. Remote sensing provides the necessary information to stakeholders and decision makers to understand relevant issues, make appropriate decisions and develop relevant policies. Such technologies reduce government costs and provide information necessary to make geoscience interventions in a timely manner, thereby increasing productivity and quality of life. The ultimate goal of remote sensing and geoinformation is to ensure that societal decisions are properly based on coordinated and comprehensive Earth observations.

Topics of the SS

The topics of this special session include, but are not limited to:

  •     Remote Sensing Applications, Geo-information, Geophysics
  •     Oceans, Coastal Zones and Inland Waters
  •     Agriculture, Evapotranspiration, Diseases
  •     Oil exploration, Oil and Gas – Hydrocarbons
  •     Marine Spatial Planning, Coastal Zone Management
  •     Geoinformation for Blue Economy & Blue Growth
  •     Environmental Monitoring and Protection, Risk Assessment
  •     Field spectroscopy
  •     Land use and land cover, land-cover changes degradation and desertification
  •     Urban remote sensing
  •     Climate changes, Meteorology, Atmospheric chemistry, Air pollution
  •     Water resources management, Hydrology, Hydraulics
  •     3D Remote Sensing, Radar, Lidar, Thermal Remote Sensing

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Biomedical data mining

Special Session Chair(s)

  • Neila Mezghani
  • Amar Mitiche

Aims and topics

Biomedical data mining refers, from a general perspective, to the analysis of data underlying a biomedical problem. The aim of this special session is to seek original, high quality, full-length papers, that report on engineering methods with demonstrated biomedical significance. Relevant subjects include data analysis, pattern recognition, machine learning, biomedical signal and image processing, computer-aided therapeutic and diagnostic systems, clinical engineering, mobile health applications (m-health), and emerging topics in biomedical engineering.

Topics of the SS

  • Pattern recognition and machine learning
  • Biomedical image segmentation
  • Biomedical signal and image processing
  • Mobile health application (m-health)
  • Internet of thing data mining
  • Biomedical data science
  • Computer aided-systems
  • Heterogeneous and multidimensional data
  • Multivariate data analysis

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Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks

Special Session Chair(s)

  • Ouadoudi ZYTOUNE
  • Hacène FOUCHAL
  • Mohamed LEHSAINI

Aims and topics

In order to harmonize the regular program with emerging topics of particular interest,the ISIVC-2018 conference will include a Special Session entitled “Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks”.  

Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks (WMSNs) researches are gaining significant importance due to the development of IoT and Smart Cities market. This kind of networks presents some limitations and requirements as compared to traditional networks. Since it is composed from lightwise nodes with limited computational and energetic capabilities. Each Multimedia sensor node contributes to the environment monitoring by sending wirelessly the gathered data the remote user. However, due to the power limitation, others nodes are required to accomplish the transmission of one node by relaying the transmitted data.  Unfortunately, most of the important metrics for sensing values are very sensitive to delay or latency. In the literature, some algorithms and techniques were proposed to perform data communications in WMSNs. Those algorithms and techniques aim to ensure data gathering while dealing with the network nodes constraints and the data transmission QoS.

This special Session applies for the submission of high-quality and unpublished papers that aim to solve open research problems and challenges of communication in WMSNs.

 Topics of this Special Session include the following items:

  • WMSNs architecture and Design 
  • Protocols and algorithms for multimedia data transmissions
  • Topology control for real-time communication in WMSNs
  • Performance evaluation of real-time communication in WMSNs
  • QoS and QoE in WMSNs

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For further information, please contact: isivc2018@um5.ac.ma