I-WISH, 2015

The International Workshop on Innovative Simulation for Healthcare


September, 21-23 2015

Bergeggi, Italy


Authors are kindly invited to include in their papers and presentations all the research works, case studies and applications both theoretical and applied. Topics of interest include the following tracks, nevertheless different topics concerning Modeling & Simulation for Healthcare are welcome.


Current List of Tracks


Application of Simulation for Healthcare Supply Chains

Chair : Navonil Mustafee, University of Exeter , UK; Korina Katsaliaki, International Hellenic University, Greece


Modeling and Simulation of physical systems


Healthcare and Public Health M&S

Chairs: Rafael Diaz, VMASC Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, Virginia

Eduardo Cabrera, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona


Modeling and Simulation for Cognitive Computation

Chairs:Muaz Niazi ,Bahria University, Islamabad, Pakistan ; Amir Hussain University of Stirling, Scotland, UK


Studying biomechanical problems for cardiothoracic and cardiovascular clinical problems: Models, designing tools, simulation environments and critical condition prediction for surgical interventions.

Chair: Gionata Fragomeni, University Magna Graecia, Catanzaro, Italy


Patient Specific Modeling of the Cardiovascular-Respiratory system: interdisciplinary approaches to theory and practice

Chairs: Jerry Batzel, University of Graz; Nandu Goswami,  Medical University of Graz; Mette Olufsen, North  Carolina State University


Mathematical Modeling and Health Technology Assessment

Chairs: Niki Popper, dwh Simulation Services Vienna; Felix Breitenecker, Vienna Univ. of technology,  Div. Mathematical modelling and Simulation; Gottfried Endel, Main Association of Austrian Social Security Institutions, Vienna


Modelling and Simulation in Physiology and Medicine (common track IWISH-EMSS)

Chairs: Maja Atanasijevic-Kunc, Univ. Ljubljana, Fac. Electrical Engineering; Felix Breitenecker, Vienna Uiv. of Technology, Div. Mathematical Modelling and Simulation


Modeling and Simulation for Biosciences and Bioinformatics


Simulation and Modeling in Computer Aided Therapy

Chairs: Werner Backfrieder, University of Applied Sciences, Upper Austria; Witold Jacak, University of Applied Sciences, Upper Austria





Computer aided diagnostics and therapy

· Modelling and simulation in bio-systems, physiology, cardiology, anaesthesia, cancer, circulatory system, respiratory system, renal system, biomechanics,

· Virtual Reality in surgical procedures,

· Virtual Reality for the treatment of disorders and/or rehabilitation,

· Virtual Reality for development and validation of medical simulators

· Model based information processing of medical images,

· Advanced methods in model based image processing,

· New methods of diagnostic imaging,

· New paradigms in functional imaging, e.g. PET and MR,

· Reconstruction in computed tomography,

· Model based segmentation and registration,

· Simulation in the context of diagnostics,

· Simulation of emergency procedures (disaster gaming),

· Simulation of disease proliferation,

· Disease management,

· Healthcare networks,

· Clinical information flows.


Cellular and Molecular Models in Medicine

· Simulation in genetics and system biology,

· Simulating biological phenomena and organs,

· Modeling and recognition of regulatory motifs and modules,

· Pharmacometric modelling,

· Physiological simulations,

· Drug inventory management,

· Personalized drugs design

· Algorithms in DNA analysis

· Tissue engineering

· Molecular tumour diagnostics

· Novel methods in DNA arrays

· Protein structure analysis

· Regulatory networks, metabolic networks, proteomic networks,

· Databases in Bioinformatics

· Protein ontology data bases

· Novel HPC-paradigms in Bioinformatics


Management of Healthcare

· Waiting time issues in hospitals,

· Patient pathways,

· Modelling Emergency Departments,

· Modelling ancillary services,

· Patient flows in outpatient facilities,

· Simulation for surgical and clinic scheduling,

· Simulation for logistics of healthcare,

· Simulation of patient care;

· Models of elderly people care,

· Healthcare policy analysis,

· Ambulance planning,

· Simulation for health economics analysis

· Modelling of clinical environments;


Modeling and Simulation for Biosciences and Bioinformatics

Exploratory Bioinformatics and Computational Biological models, simulations and tools for helping Bioscientists

Modeling and simulation as decision support for assisting Bioscientists and Medical practitioners

Agent-based Modeling and simulation for Biological Systems, Healthcare facilities or Social Systems etc.

Verification and Validation of Biological Simulations

Equation based Modeling of Biological Systems

Development and analysis of Complex Biological and Social Networks (Formal Specification, Modeling, Analysis and Simulation)

Modeling and Simulation in System Biology

Modeling and simulation of congenital disorders

Modeling and simulation of epidemics and other diseases

HIV/AIDS related M&S

Tumor Growth modeling and Simulation

Distributed Simulation of Biological Systems

Formal Specification and Models such as using Z formal specification language, Systems Biology Markup Language (SBML) etc.

Use of Cognitive Computation and AI techniques such as Neural Networks, Genetic Algorithms, Bio-inspired techniques, swarm intelligence algorithms for developing models of Biological systems

Modeling and Simulation of Body Sensor Networks for e-Health

Modeling and Simulation of Pervasive and Ambient Assisted Living systems, Disease Tracking and Monitoring systems

Artificial Life related topics


For further information please contact Francesco Longo, Marina Massei


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