Brief report about the MEDI 2022 conference

In this blog post, I will talk about the 11th International Conference on Model & Data Engineering (MEDI 2022), which I have attended this week. It was held from the 21st to 23rd November 2022, in Cairo, Egypt, and also online.

MEDI 2022 conference

MEDI is a good conference for modelling, database, and related topics. MEDI is ranked C in the CORE 2021 ranking. It has been held in various countries over the years such as: Egypt, Estonia, France, Morocco, Spain, Cyprus, Italy and Portugal.

The local organization of the 2022 edition of MEDI is by the Nile University.

Nile University

This year, I am glad to play the role of Program Committee (PC) Chair at this conference. Below, I give an overview of the event.

Opening ceremony

The opening ceremony was at 10:00 AM. The conference was introduced, and an overview of the program was given. Below, I present some slides from the opening ceremony with some more details.

Countries were MEDI was held:

MEDI conference by countries

Organizations. Here is an overview of the committees behind MEDI 2022:

MEDI Conference committees

Paper selection. About the program, this year 65 papers have been submitted to the main conference, and from that 18 were accepted for long presentation (28%) and 11 for short presentation (17%). The program committee consisted of 60 researchers from 23 countries, which provided 200 reviews, for an average of 3.5 reviews per paper.

MEDI 2022 statistics

Proceedings. Full presentation papers are published in a Springer LNCS volume, while short presentation papers are published together with workshop papers in a Springer CCIS volume.

MEDI 2022 conference proceedings

Totally, there was 190 authors and submissions were made from 18 countries on five main topics: (1) Modelling, (2) Image processing and diagnosis, (3) Machine learning and optimization, (4) Natural language processing and (5) Database systems.

Workshop. A workshop called DETECT was co-organized with MEDI 2022, and 4 papers were accepted in that workshop (44%).

Special issues. Two special issues are organized for best papers of MEDI 2022

MEDI 2022 special issues

Keynote talks

There was three keynote talks.

The first keynote talk was by Prof. Vincent S. Tseng from National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University about “Broad and Deep Learning of Big Heterogeneous Health Data for Medical AI: Opportunities and Challenges“.

Vincent S. Tseng keynote talk

The second talk was “A service-based approach to drone service delivery in Skyway networks” by Prof. Athman Bouguettaya from The University of Sydney, Australia

Athman Bouguettaya keynote talk

The third talk was “Safety and security are key considerations in the design of critical systems” by Dr. Colin Snook from University of Southampton, United Kingdom.

Best paper awards of MEDI 2022

The best paper awards were announced during the closing ceremony. These papers were selected based on the peer reviews and also based on the presentations given at the MEDI conference.

Conclusion

This is all for this blog post! Hope this has been interesting. Looking forward to MEDI 2023!


Philippe Fournier-Viger is a distinguished professor of computer science

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