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Special sessions are very small and specialized events to be held during the conference as a set of oral and poster presentations that are highly specialized in some particular theme or consisting of the works of some particular international project. The goal of special sessions (minimum 4 papers; maximum 9) is to provide a focused discussion on innovative topics. All accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book, under an ISBN reference, and on digital support. All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library. SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier). The proceedings are submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.


HGIS 2019Special Session on GIS in Healthcare
Chair(s): Roberto Lattuada

ONM-CozD 2019Special Session on Observations and Numerical Modeling of the Coastal Ocean Zone Dynamics
Chair(s): Arutyun Avetisyan and Eugene Morozov

Special Session on GIS in Healthcare - HGIS 2019

Paper Submission: March 7, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification: March 15, 2019 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: March 25, 2019 (expired)


Roberto Lattuada

The need to provide better, personal health information and care at lower costs is opening the way to a number of digital solutions and applications designed and developed specifically for the healthcare. Various open-data initiatives are also making available an enourmous amount of diverse data that needs to be processed and, above all, understood. Under the Digital Health umbrella we find smartphone-based personal health applications, big data reduction and analysis tools, AI-based systems and health information support tools for professional and the industry. The aim of these applications is to help manage cronic conditions or improve ones lifestyle; provide doctors, hospitals and health-services with better, more efficient tools; improve policy makers decision making through the support of data analytics tools. GIS has always provided tools to better understand and contextualize data, this Special session on GIS and Healthcare will show how GIS techniques can be applied to the most common healthcare problems but also explore new areas where GIS can foster healthcare innovation.


The main topics include but are not limited to:

- GIS for disease control and forecast

- GIS for health resources optimization

- GIS for heralth emergency support systems

- Spatial analysis and data mining for healthcare data

- Big data analytics in healthcare

- Digital mapping and epidemiology

Special Session on Observations and Numerical Modeling of the Coastal Ocean Zone Dynamics - ONM-CozD 2019

Paper Submission: March 10, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification: March 15, 2019 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: March 25, 2019 (expired)


Arutyun Avetisyan
Ivannikov Institute for System Programming of the RAS
Russian Federation
Eugene Morozov
P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology
Russian Federation

Processes in the ocean coastal area affect many aspects of life all around the world. To study hydrodynamical phenomena, pollution distribution, coastal deterioration and interaction with natural and artificial structures we can use both observations and numerical simulation. In the workshop we will focus on mixing processes, sediments distribution, internal waves, instabilities and turbulence, fluid-structure interaction, offshore and onshore wind farms, radar and lidar observation, GIS and corresponding data analysis. Different approaches for numerical simulations and interpretations of results will be discussed. There will be a discussion on how GIS method could be applied for the identification the optimal onshore, offshore wind farm sites in Russia, based not only on wind potential, but also on additional criteria.

- Coastal area hydrodynamical phenomena
- Pollution distribution
- Coastal deterioration and interaction with natural and artificial structures
- Numerical simulations of mixing processes, instabilities and internal waves
- Radar and lidar observation