The 11th International Workshop on Biological Knowledge Discovery from Big Data - BIOKDD2020

September 14 - 17, 2020
Bratislava, Slovakia
Papers submission:

Authors will be allowed to present their work virtually if needed to ensure both the safety of participants and wide dissemination of their work. 
We will announce further instructions regarding this in the due time.


  • Paper submission: March 16, 2020  March 26, 2020 April 6, 2020  April 14, 2020 23:95 GMT (FINAL)
  • Notification of acceptance: May 20, 2020​​​​​​​  June 1, 2020
  • Camera-ready copies due: June 20, 2020
All accepted Workshops papers will be published in a volume of "Communications in Computer and Information Science" (CCIS) by Springer. All published papers will be indexed appropriately in all major indexes. 
Selected high-quality papers will be invited to be published, after revision and extension, in special issues of international journals.
The workshop "Biomedical Knowledge Discovery from Big Data (BIOKDD)" deals with the dichotomy of potentials and threats of machine learning for biomedical data. There is an ongoing trend to produce and exploit medical data from a variety of distributed sources to achieve high quality personalized healthcare. These data are sensitive posing privacy security and trust threats. We want to bring together researchers from machine learning, medical imaging, bio-informatics and information security to discuss recent developments, best practices and use cases from on-going research projects.
Topics of BIOKDD’20 workshop includes, but not limited to:
• Trustworthy and explainable AI for medical data
• Privacy preserving machine learning
• Federated learning 
• Security and protection of shared personal medical data
• Integration of personal data from multiple sources into structured patient records
• New data analytics techniques for real-time personal healthcare data
• New authentication and trust mechanisms for medical data
• Compliance with emerging legal and ethical requirements for data protection
Authors are invited to electronically submit original research contributions or experience reports in English. Submitted papers should not exceed 5 pages in Springer CCIS format. 
Formatting guidelines:
Online Papers Submission:
All accepted papers will be published by Springer in "Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS).  Authors of all accepted papers must sign a Springer copyright release form. At least one of the authors of an accepted paper must register to DEXA’20 conference and present the paper at BIOKDD’20 workshop.
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Honorary Chair
  • Mourad Elloumi, laTICE-University of Tunis, Tunisia
PC Co-Chairs
Program Committee Members:
  • Jamal Al Qundus, FU Berlin, Germany
  • Matteo Comin, University of Padova, Italy
  • Suresh Dara, BV Raju Institute of Technology, Narsapur, India
  • Tomas Flouri, Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies, Germany
  • Manuela Geiss, SCCH, Austria
  • Adrien Goeffon, LERIA - Universite d'Angers, France
  • Robert Harrison, Georgia State University, USA
  • Daisuke Kihara, Purdue University, USA
  • Mohit Kumar, SCCH Austria
  • Dominique Lavenier, CNRS / IRISA, France
  • Vladimir Makarenkov, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Canada
  • Mirto Musci, University of Pavia, Italy
  • Solon Pissis, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), The Netherlands
  • Aruna Rao, BVRITH College of Engineering for Women, India
  • Maad Shatnawi, United Arab Emirates University, UAE
  • Stefan Thumfart, RISC Software GmbH, Research Unit Medical Informatics, Austria
  • Emanuel Weitschek, Department of Engineering -Uninettuno International University, Italy
  • Malik Yousef, Zefat College, Israel
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