Calls for Papers (special): International Journal of Swarm Intelligence Research (IJSIR)


Special Issue On: Medical Image Processing with Swarm Intelligence Techniques

Guest Editors
1. Dr. V. Rajinikanth
Professor, Department of Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering,
St. Joseph’s College of Engineering,
OMR, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India.
Email: v.rajinikanth@ieee.org
Publications can be accessed from: https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=2sAWbBwAAAAJ&hl=en
2. Dr. N. Sri Madhava Raja
Associate Professor, Department of Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering,
St. Joseph’s College of Engineering,
OMR, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India.
Email: nsrimadhavaraja@stjosephs.ac.in
Publications can be accessed from:
https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=Lpxxye8AAAAJ&hl=en

Introduction
In recent years, Swarm-Intelligence (SI) practices are widely adopted in various domains to attain best possible results for a class of optimization problems. In health-care domain, SI guided procedures are extensively implemented to attain better decision making capability during the disease evaluation and treatment planning process. Recent research works also verifies that, SI based Computer Assisted Disease (CAD) examination tools are widely adopted to diagnose disease in clinical level. Most of the disease in internal organs is normally examined with the help of imaging procedures. The medical image assessment based on SI approach will offer better accuracy compared to the traditional image assessment techniques. Hence, it is necessary to identify the possible SI based CAD tool to examine the medical images in various clinical levels.

Objective
The purpose of the special issue “Medical Image Processing with Swarm Intelligence Techniques” is to investigate the recent Swarm-Intelligence (SI) techniques implemented to pre-process and post-process the medical images recorded with various imaging techniques. This special issue aims to address the various image processing domains, such as image enhancement, image fusion, multi-level thresholding, segmentation and texture analysis.

This special issue is also aims to consider the SI technique to examine gray-scale medical as well as RGB scaled medical images collected from the recent benchmark image datasets and/or hospitals (with necessary ethical approval).

Recommended Topics
Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not limited to) the following:
 Brain Storm Optimization Algorithms
 Artificial Bee Colony Algorithm
 Spider Monkey Optimization
 Social Group Optimization
 Particle Swarm Optimization
 Bacterial Foraging Algorithm
 Firefly Algorithm
 Bat Algorithm
 Differential Evolution
 Artificial Immune System
 Culture algorithm
This issue aims to receive the contributions in the following image processing applications:
Swarm-Intelligence techniques in:
 Multi-level thresholding applicable for medical images
 Noise and artifact removal from medical images
 Image localization & registration
 Image enhancement
 Design of Multi-Scale matched filter
 Mass screening systems
 Image fusion
 Image segmentation
 Texture analysis and Classification

Submission Procedure
Paper Submission Due: February 28, 2019
Completion of first review cycle: April 15, 2019
Deadline for submitting the revised papers: May 15, 2019
2nd review completion: June 30, 2019
Notification of Final Acceptance: July. 15, 2019
Final Manuscript Due: August 15, 2019