ASCAPE participated in ICCCI 2021 conference, an international scientific conference for research in the field of Computational Collective Intelligence, which was held on 29 September – 1 October 2021 in Rhodes, Greece. This conference aimed to provide an internationally respected forum for scientific research in the computer-based methods of collective intelligence and their applications. Its scope of ICCCI 2021 included all topics related to processing data and knowledge from autonomous sources, especially in: collective processing, knowledge integration, data integration, group decision making, multi-criteria decision making, consensus computing, and social networks. This time the conference was realized in hybrid mode and 50 researchers participated on-site and more than 70 online participants.
Prof. Mirjana Ivanovic from the University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Science was invited to present the ASCAPE project. The presentation addressed the main objectives of the project with a focus on the technologies that will enable the realisation of an impactful ASCAPE solution for collecting and analysing patients’ quality of life and health status data to improve the healthcare of cancer patients.
The questions raised after the presentation could be divided into three groups. The first group was related to the implementation and used technology, the second was about the mechanisms used to protect patients' privacy, and the third one was oriented towards possible use of the final product i.e. how other hospitals can use ASCAPE. In the end, the researchers were invited to participate in the further development of ASCAPE by proposing their solutions under the ASCAPE Open Call.