The 12th International Workshop on Biological Knowledge Discovery from Big Data (BIOKDD2021)
September 27 - 30, 2021 -  Linz, Austria
Papers submission:

Paper submission: May 24, 2021 (SHARP, Anywhere in the World) 
Notification of acceptance: June 10, 2021
Camera-ready copies due: June 30, 2021
Workshop date: September 27-30, 2021
All accepted 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.

*** SCOPE ***
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 personalised 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 ***
Topics of BIOKDD2021 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 10 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 DEXA2021 conference and present the paper at BIOKDD2021 workshop.

*** Program Committee Co-Chairs ***
- Lukas Fischer, Software Competence Center Hagenberg GmbH (SCCH), Austria 
- Bernhard Moser, Software Competence Center Hagenberg GmbH (SCCH), Austria 

*** Program Committee Members ***
- Jamal Al Qundus, FU Berlin, Germany
- Matteo Comin, University of Padova, Italy
- Manuela Geiss, Software Competence Center Hagenberg GmbH (SCCH), Austria
- Michael Giretzlehner, RISC Software GmbH, Austria
- Adrien Goeffon, LERIA - Universite d'Angers, France
- Robert Harrison, Georgia State University, USA
- Daisuke Kihara, Purdue University, USA
- Mohit Kumar, Software Competence Center Hagenberg GmbH (SCCH), Austria
- Martin Leucker, University of Luebeck, Germany
- Maad Shatnawi, College of IT, UAE University (UAEU), UAE
- Peter F. Stadler, Leipzig Univeristy, Germany
- Emanuel Weitschek, Italian Competition Authority, Italy
- Malik Yousef, Zefat College, Israel

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