Today, health informatics is reshaping the research in the medical domain due to its potential to concurrently overcome the challenges encountered in the traditional healthcare systems. Prediction of exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is considered one of the most difficult problems in the medical field. Many issues face researchers in the medical domain, such as modelling context (risk factors) of a patient, uncertainty, accuracy of these factors and their relationship, and preventing exacerbation. These issues have been handled in may research projects. However, traditional treatment plan and non-fully automatic applications are still used. The goal of this research is to develop non-intrusive and reliable mechanism to improve life quality of COPOD patients. In particular, we show in this talk the informatics framework developed to manage the treatment plan efficiently and prevent exacerbations.
Dr. Hamid Mcheick is a full professor in Computer Science department at the University of Québec at Chicoutimi, Canada. He has more than 20 years of experience in both academic and industrial area. He has done his PhD in Software Engineering and Distributed System in the University of Montreal, Canada. He is working on design and adaptation of smart software applications; designing healthcare framework for medical domain; and designing smart Internet of Things and edge framework. He has supervised many post-doctorate, PhD, master and bachelor students. He has nine book chapters, more than 60 research papers in international journals and more than 150 research papers in international/national conference and workshop proceedings in his credit. Dr. Mcheick has given many keynote speeches and tutorials in his research area. Dr. Mcheick has gotten many grants from governments, industrials and academics. He is a chief in editor, chair, co-chair, reviewer, member in many organizations (such as IEEE, ACM, Springer, Elsevier, Inderscience) around the world.