IWINACInternational Work-conference on the Interplay between Natural and Artificial Computation

IWINAC2017: Pre-Organized Session:

S07. Artificial Intelligence applied to medical aid

Chairperson: Daniel Ruiz Fernandez Co-chairperson: Alberto de Ramon Fernandez

Informatics and life sciences are two disciplines that, apparently, are not related but, as it is stated in IWINAC, this is not true.

If we analyze the relation between both disciplines, we can find a symbiotic relationship. On the one hand, many strategies used in computing systems, especially in artificial intelligence, are based in biological principles; typical examples of these strategies are neural networks and genetic algorithms. On the other hand, we can find these computing strategies applied to biological and medical problems; for example in clinical decision support systems that aid doctors in the difficult task of medical diagnosis.

This session is focused on the presentation of systems based on artificial intelligence techniques (neural networks, genetic algorithms, etc.) that, in some way, help health specialists (doctors, nurses, etc.) in their clinical tasks.