Publications 2011-2020


AI for Diabetes

J. Massana, F. Torrent-Fontbona, B. Lopez: Insulin recommender systems for T1DM: a review, Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, Springer, 2020. DOI: 10.1007/5584_2020_482
D.A. Duce , C. Martin , A. Russell, D. Brown, A. Aldea , B. Alshaigy, R. Harrison , M. Waite, Y. Leal, M. Wos, M. Fernández-Balsells, J. M. Fernández-Real, L. Nita, B. López , J. Massana, P. Avari, P. Herrero, N. Jugnee, N. Oliver, and M. Reddy: Visualizing Usage Data from a Diabetes Management System, 38th Computer Graphics & Visual Computing Conference (CGVC 2020). Accepted
P. Herrero, J. Massana, Y. Leal, L. Nita, P. Avari, D. Duce, A. Aldea, P. Georgiou, J.
Fernández-Real, M. Fernández-Balsells, N. Oliver, B. Lopez, C. Martin: The PEPPER System Application Program Interface, ATTD 2020, Madrid, Spain, February 19-22, 2020. Poster
Parizad Avari, Yenny Leal, Marzena Wos, Narvada Jugnee, Maria Thomas, Quim Massana, Beatriz Lopez, Clare Martin, Pau Herrero, Nick Oliver, José Manuel Fernández-Real, Monika Reddy, Mercè Fernández-Balsells: Efficacy and safety of the Patient Empowerment through Predictive Personalised Decision Support (PEPPER) system: an open-label randomised controlled trial, ATTD 2020, Madrid, Spain, February 19-22, 2020. Poster
Marion Waite, Aarantza Aldea, Parizad Avari, David Duce, Pau Herrero, Narvada Jugnee, Yenny Leal, Beatriz López, Clare Martin, Nick Oliver, Monika Reddy. Trust and contextual engagement with the PEPPER system: the qualitative findings of a clinical feasibility study, ATTD 2020, Madrid, Spain, February 19-22, 2020. Psychosocial Award of the Advanced Technologies and Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD). Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics, Vol 22, S1, A18-A19, DOI


Emotions and mental health

Guillem Hernández, Beatriz López: Improving Emotions Prediction with Sequence Representations of Psychophysiological Data, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference, Berlin, Germany, July 23-27, 2019. Poster


Ferran Torrent-Fontbona, Joaquim Massana, Beatriz López. Case-base Maintenance of a Personalised and Adaptive CBR Bolus Insulin Recommender System for Type 1 Diabetes. Expert Systems With Applications, Volume 121, 1 May 2019, Pages 338-346. Accepted December 2018.
Clare Martin, Arantza Aldea, Bedour Alshaigy, Parizad Avari, David Duce, Mercè Fernández-Balsells, José Manuel Fernández-Real, Rachel Harrison, Pau Herrero, Narvada Jugnee, Chengyuan Lui, Beatriz López, Joaquim Massana, Yenny Leal, Monika Reddy, Marion Waite, Marzena Wos and Nick Oliver. Application of Usability Engineering to the Development of a Personalised Decision Support System for Type 1 Diabetes Self-Management. ATTD2019, Berlin, February 20-23. Poster, Accepted.
Ferran Torrent-Fontbona, Beatriz Lopez. Personalised Adaptive CBR Bolus Recommender System for Type 1 Diabetes. IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics , Vol 23, Num. 1, January 2019, pp. 387-394. Accepted March 2018. Picture in the issue cover

Other publications on AI for Medicine and Healthcare

Natalia Mordvanyuk, Beatriz López, Montserrat Reixach, Marta Fabrellas, Montserrat Planella, Carles Cordon, Nuria Simon, Anna Duran, Josep Perapoch, Judit Bassols, Abel López-Bermejo: NoaH: Supporting Premature Babies Care with Mobile Phones, MSF Peadriatics Days, Stockholm, Sweden, April 5-6, 2019. Poster
Koch, F., Koster, A., Riaño, D., Montagna, S., Schumacher, M., Teije, A., Guttmann, C., Reichert, M., Bichindaritz, I., Herrero, P., Lenz, R., Lopez, B., Marling, C., Martin, C., Montani, S., Wiratunga, N. (Eds.) Artificial Intelligence in Health, First International Workshop, AIH 2018, Stockholm, Sweden, July 13-14, 2018, Revised Selected Papers.Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 11326, Springer 2019. DOI 10.1007/978-3-030-12738-1.



Beatriz López, Ferran Torrent-Fontbona, Ramon Viñas, José Manuel Fernández-Real. Single Nucleotide Polymorphism relevance learning with Random Forests for Type 2 diabetes risk prediction. Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, Volume 85, April 2018, Pages 43-49 [Available online 22 September 2017]
Ferran Torrent-Fontbona, Natalia Mordvanyuk, Beatriz Lopez. Prediction of hyperglycaemia and hypoglycaemia events using longitudinal data. International Conference on Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD), Vienna, February, 14-17, Poster. Published in Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, Vol 20, Issue S1, pp. A-80-A-81
Ferran Torrent-Fontbona, Joaquim Massana, Beatriz Lopez. Case-base maintenance of a personalised bolus insulin recommender system for Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. Joint Workshop on
Artificial Intelligence in Health (AIH2018), Stockholm, July 13-14 2018. Proceedings.

AI for Dislipidemia and Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Alberto Zamora, Beatriz López, Ferran Torrent-Fontbona, Guillem Paluzie, Joan García-Vilches, Marc Castelví, Domingo Barrabés, Pablo Gay, Anabel Martín-Urda. El análisis masivo de datos y el uso de sistemas de ayudas en la toma de decisiones
mejoran la detección de pacientes con hipercolesterolemia familiar y la consecución
de objetivos lipídicos. Congreso de las Enfermedades Cardiovasculares de la Sociedad Española de Cardiología (SEC2018), Sevilla, October 25-27 2018. Poster. Ref. 6044-628
Alberto Zamora, Beatriz López, Ferran Torrent-Fontbona, Alejandro Pozo-Alonso, Guillem Paluzie, Joan García-Vilches, A. García Flores, R. Massa, Anabel Martín-Urda, Dolors Capellà. Clinical Decision Support System” with Smart Data analysis Can Improve Detection and Treatment of Familial Hypercholesterolemia and High Vascular Risk Patients. 86th EAS Congress (European Atherosclerosis Society), Lisbon, May 5-8 2018. Poster, ref. P5.5.499bis.
Beatriz López, Ferran Torrent-Fontbona, Guillem Paluzie, Alberto Zamora. HTE 3.0: Clinical Decision Support System for lipid-lowering treatment and familial hypercholesterolemia detection. 8enes Jornades de TIC Salut i Social, Vic, Catalonia, September 27-28 2018. Poster, and Speaker Corner.

Other publications on AI for Medicine and Healthcare

Beatriz Lopez, Carles Pous. exitCBR: a tool supporting RRI. 21st International Conference of the Catalan Association for Artificial Intelligence (CCIA2018), Roses, Catalonia, October 8-10 2018. Poster.
Beatriz Lopez, Natalia Mordvanyuck, Joaquim Massana, Ferran Torrent-Fontbona, Gerard Caceres, Carles Pous. eXiT Research Group at the University of Girona: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Applied to Medicine and Healthcare. I CAEPIA Workshop de Grupos de Investigación Españoles de IA en Biomedicina (IABiomed), Granada, October 23-26 2018.
Beatriz Lopez, Natalia Mordvanyuck, Pablo Gay, Albert Pla. Knowledge representation and machine learning on wearable sensor data: a study on gait monitoring. International Conference on Data Science, E-learning and Information Systems 2018 (Data’18), Madrid, October 1-2, 2018.



Albert Pla, Natalia Mordvanyuk, Beatriz López, Marco Raaben, Taco J. Blokhuid, Herman R. Holstlag: Bag-of-steps: Predicting Lower-limb Fracture Rehabilitation Length. Neurocomputing, Volume 268, 13 December 2017, Pages 109-115.


Natalia Mordvanyuk, Ferran Torrent-Fontbona, and Beatriz Lopez. Prediction of Glucose Level Conditions from Sequential Data. 20th International Conference of the Catalan Association for Artificial Intelligence, CCIA, October 25-27th, Deltebre, 2017. Publised by IOS Press, Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, volume 300, pages 227-232.
Pau Herrero, Beatriz Lopez, and Clare Martin (eds). Proc. AIME Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Diabetes 2017
Ferran Torrent-Fontbona, Beatriz Lopez, and Alejandro Pozo-Alonso. A CBR-based bolus recommender system for type 1 diabetes. In: Proceedings of 2nd Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Diabetes, AIME, Vienna, 2017, pp. 9-14.
Fabien Dubosson, Natalia Mordanyuk, Beatriz Lóopez, and Michael Schumacher. Negative results for the prediction of postprandial hypoglycemias from insulin intakes and carbohydrates: analysis and comparison with simulated data. 2nd Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Diabetes, AIME, Vienna, 2017, pp. 25-29.
M. Wos, MD, Y. Leal, PhD, M. Fernández-Balsells, PhD, C. Martin, PhD, P. Herrero, PhD, B. López , PhD, W.Ricart, PhD, L.Sojo-Vega, MD, E. Esteve, PhD, E. Loshuertos, MSc, J. Shapley, PhD, L. Nita, PhD, J.M. Fernández-Real, PhD. Avaluació d’un Sistema personalitzat de suport de decisions d’autogestió de la DM1. XIVè Congrés Associació Catalana de Diabetes, Badalona, Spain, March 16-17, 2017. Poster (In Catalan)
Beatriz López, Alejandro Pozo, Ferran Torrent-Fontbona: Involving physical activity in insulin recommender systems with the use of wearables. MIE(Informatics for Health2017). Abstract published in: Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics Vol 24, No 3 (2017) ( Addendum to Informatics for Health 2017: advancing both science and practice). [Proceedings: Scott et al. Informatics for Health 2017: Advancing both science and practice. J Innov Health Inform. 2017 Apr 21;24(1):1-185.] ISSN 2058-4555.
Beatriz López, Sreynoch Soung, Natalia Mordvanyuk, Albert Pla, Pablo Gay and Abel López-Bermejo: MATCHuP: An mHealth Tool for Children and Young People Health. In Proceedings of the 10th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies (BIOSTEC 2017) – Volume 5: HEALTHINF, pages 313-318.
C.Martin, A. Aldea, D. Brown, D. Duce, J.M. Fernández-Real, P. Gay,P. Georgiou, R. Harrison, P. Herrero, B. López, Y.Leal, L. Nita, P. Pesl, R. Petite, M. Reddy, J. Shapley, F. Torrent-Fontbona, M. Waite, M. Wos and N. Oliver: Personalised Clinical Decision Support Using Real-Time Data. International Conference on Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD), Paris, February, 15-18, 2017.Abstracts published in: Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, Volume 19, Supplement 1, 2017, pp. A-64.



Alberto Zamora, Ferran Torrent-Fontbona, Edu Feliu, Carme Carrion, Beatriz López, Xavier Castells, Marta Aymerich, Lidia Blanco, Alejandro Pozo-Alonso, Anabel Martín-Urda, Dolors Capellà: Desarrollo, validación en pacientes de alto riesgo vascular y evaluación de un CDSS de ayuda en el tratamiento hipolipemiante (HTE-DLPR). I Congreso Internacional de Telemedicina e Investigación Sanitaria, 2016. Pòster (in Spanish). Publised in: Suplemento de la Revista Española de Comunicación en Salud, Año 2016, Suplemento 2, pp. 17-18.
Beatriz Lopez, Pau Herrero and Clare Martin (eds). Proc. ECAI Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Diabetes 2016
Pau Herrero, Beatriz Lopez and Clare Martin: PEPPER: Patient Empowerment Through Predictive Personalised Decision Support., Proc. ECAI Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Diabetes, pp.8-9, 2016
Beatriz López, Ramon Viñas, Ferran Torrent and José Manuel Fernández-Real: Handling Missing Phenotype Data with Random Forests for Diabetes Risk Prognosis. Proc. ECAI Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Diabetes, pp. 39-42, 2016
Sreynoch Soung, Beatriz López, Albert Pla, Pablo Gay, Natalia Mordvanyuk,Abel López-Bermejo. Nutrition habit gamification for children. IWHE’16 – Games for everything meeting, Vic, Spain, June 2016
Albert Pla, Beatriz López, Cristofor Nogueira, Natalia Mordvaniuk, Taco J. Blokhuis, Herman R Holtslag. Bag-of-steps: Predicting Lower-limb Fracture. European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks, Computational Intelligence and Machine Learning, Bruges, Belgium, April 27-29, 2016. Electronic and printed proceedings, pp. 259-264.


F. Torrent-Fontbona, B. López, D. Busquets, J. Pitt. Self-organising energy demand allocation through canons of distributive justice in a microgrid. Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Volume 52, June 2016, Pages 108–118.
F. Torrent-Fontbona, B. López. Decision support for grid-connected renewable energy generators planning. Energy, Volume 115, Part 1, 15 November 2016, Pages 577–590.



Pablo Gay, Beatriz López and Joaquim Meléndez. Learning Complex Events from Sequences with Informed Gaps. IEEE 14th International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications (ICMLA), Miami, FL, USA, 2015, pp. 1089-1094.
Pablo Gay, Beatriz López and Joaquim Meléndez. Sequences with Informed Gaps. CCIA 2015, Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, Volume 277, pages 263 – 266, 2015.


Albert Pla, Beatriz López, Natalia Mordvaniuk, Cristina Armero, Abel López-Bermejo. Context Management in Health Care Apps. AAMAS Workshop A2HC Agents Applied in Health Care,  May 2015, 8 pages.


Ferran Torrent, Beatriz López. Power re-allocation for reducing contracted electric power costs. Energy and Buildings. Volume 89, 15 February 2015, Pages 112–122.
Albert Pla, Beatriz López, Javier Murillo. Multidimensional Fairness for Auction-based Resource Allocation. Knowledge-based Systems. Volume 73, January 2015, Pages 134-148.
Ferran Torrent, Albert Pla, Beatriz López. A new perspective of trust through multi-attribute auctions. AAAI 2015 Workshop on Incentives and Trust in E-Communities (WIT-EC’15), January 2015, pages 25-31.



Albert Pla, Jordi Coll, Natalia Mordvaniuk and Beatriz López. Context-Aware Case-Based Reasoning. The Second International Conference on Mining Intelligence and Knowledge Exploration (MIKE), Cork, 2014. LNAI 8891, pp. 229-238, 2014.
Albert Pla, Beatriz López, Jordi Coll, Natalia Mordvaniuk, and Abel López-Bermejo. Context Management in Health Care Apps . Stud Health Technol Inform. 2014;205:1207. MIE 2014 (25th European Medical Information Conference), Estambul, 2014.
Beatriz López, Fco. I. Gamero, Albert Pla, and Abel López-Bermejo. Utilización de Snomed-CT en un sistema inteligente de salud sobre móviles. INFORMED 2014 (XVI Congreso Nacional de Informática Médica), Madrid, 2014, 373-378.
Albert Pla, Beatriz López, Eva Bargalló, Judith Bassols, David Cobo, Diego Expósito. Monitoring Premature Born Babies with MoSHCA. MIHealth 2014, May 21-22, Barcelona. Poster.
Beatriz López, Fco. I. Gamero, Jordi Coll, Natàlia Mordvaniuk, Judit Bassols, Eva Bargallo, Borja Guarch, and Abel López-Bermejo. Intelligent System for Premature Babies Healthcare at Home based on Case-based Reasoning. IWBBIO 2014 (2nd International Work-Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering), Granada, 2014, 1278-1289.
Lluïsa Marsal-Llacuna, B. López. Smart Urban Planning: Designing Urban Land Use from Urban Time Use. Journal of Urban Technology. Volumne 21, issue 1, pp.39-56, 2014.


Albert Pla, Beatriz López, Javier Murillo, Nicolas Maudet. Multi-Attribute Auctions with Different Types of Attributes: Enacting Properties in Multi-Attribute Auctions. Expert Systems with Applications. Volume 41, Issue 10, August 2014, Pages 4829-4843.
F. Torrent, A. Pla, B. López. Using Mutli-Attribute Combinatorial Auctions for Resource Allocation Multiagent System Technologies. Multiagent System Technologies, Proceedings of the 12th German Conference(MATES). LNCS 8734 2014 pages 57-71.
Beatriz López, Aditya Ghose, Tony Savarimuthu, Mariusz Nowostawski, Michael Winikoff and Stephen Cranefield. Towards Energy-Aware Optimisation of Business Processes. Smartgreens 2014 (3rd International Conference on Smart Grids and Green IT Systems), Barcelona, 2014, 68-75.
Albert Pla, Pablo Gay, Joaquim Meléndez, Beatriz López. Petri Net Based Process Monitoring. A Workflow Management System for Process Modeling and Monitoring. Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing. June 2014, Volume 25, Issue 3, pp 539-554.



B. López. Case-Based Reasoning: A Concise Introduction. Morgan & Claypool Publishers, Synthesis Lectures on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, April 2013, 103 pages.
Pablo Gay, Beatriz López, Albert Pla, Jordi Saperas, Carles Pous. Enabling the Use of Hereditary Information from Pedigree Tools in Medical Knowledge-based Systems. Journal of Biomedical Informatics. Volume 46, Issue 4, August 2013, Pages 710-720. Best Paper in the 2014 IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics (category: decision support systems).
Albert Pla, Beatriz López, Pablo Gay, Carles Pous. eXiT*CBR.v2: Distributed case-based reasoning tool for medical prognosis. Decision Support Systems. Volume 54, Issue 3, February 2013, Pages 1499–1510.
B. López, J. Coll, F.I. Gamero, E. Bargalló, A. López-Bermejo. Intelligent systems for supporting premature babies healthcare with mobile devices. Mobilemed 2013, 4 pages



Javier Murillo, Beatriz López, Víctor Muñoz and Dídac Busquets. Fairness in Recurrent Auctions with Competing Markets and Supply Fluctuations. Computational Intelligence, An International Journal. Volume 28, Issue 1, pages 24-50, February 2012.
Beatriz López, Aditya Ghose, Bastin Tony Roy Savarimuthu, Mariusz Nowostawski, Michael Winikoff, and Stephen Cranefield. Energy-Aware Optimisation of Business Processes (Extended Abstract), poster at the Third international workshop on Agent Technologies for Energy Systems(ATES 2012), held at AAMAS 2012.
Ferran Torrent, Victor Muñoz, Beatriz López. Exploring Genetic Algorithms and Simulated Annealing for Immobile Location-Allocation Problem. Proceedings of the 15th International Conference of the Catalan Association for Artificial Intelligence, vol. 248, pp. 163-172, 2012.
F. Torrent, V. Muñoz, B. López. Solving large location-allocation problems by clustering and simulated annealing. 2nd. International Conference on Applied and Theoretical Information Systems Research, December 27-29, 2012, Taipei, Taiwan.
Ferran Torrent, Victor Muñoz, Beatriz López. Results on the clustering analysis for location allocation. IIiA 12-03-RR
Albert Pla, Beatriz López, Javier Murillo. Multi-Attribute Auction Mechanism for Supporting Resource Allocation in Business Process Enactment. In: Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, Volume 241: STAIRS 2012, pages 228-239, IOS Press.
Albert Pla, Beatriz López, Javier Murillo. Multi Criteria Operators for Multi-attribute Auctions. In: Modeling Decisions for Artificial Intelligence (MDAI), Lecture Notes in Computer Science 2012, pp 318-328.
Albert Pla, Beatriz López, Javier Murillo. Truthful bidding prove of a multiattribute auction mechanism by solving a constraint satisfaction problem. IIiA 12-01-RR.


Pablo Gay, Beatriz López and Joaquim Meléndez, Constraint-Programming Approach for Multiset and Sequence Mining. In Ana Fred and Joaquim Filipe (Eds.): Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval (KDIR), 4rd to 7th October 2012, Barcelona, Spain, pages 212-220. ISBN: 978-989-8565-29-7.


B. López, A. Plà, C. Pous, P. Gay, J. Brunet. System Overview: Breast Cancer Prognosis Through CBR. In Stefania Montani, Cindy Marling and Isabelle Bichindaritz (Eds.): ICCBR 2012 Workshop Proceedings: CBR in the Health Sciences, 3rd to 6th September 2012, pages 105-110.
Vicenç Torra, Yasuo Narukawa, Batriz López, Mateu Villaret (Eds.). Modeling Decisions for Artificial Intelligence. CDROM Proceedings, MDAI 2012. ISBN: 978-84-695-6132-4.
Vicenç Torra, Yasuo Narukawa, Batriz López, Mateu Villaret (Eds.). Modeling Decisions for Artificial Intelligence. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 7647, 2012.



Beatriz López, Carles Pous, Albert Pla, Pablo Gay, Judith Sanz, and Joan Brunet. eXiT*CBR: A framework for case-based medical diagnosis development and experimentation. Artificial Intelligence in Medicine. 51, 2011, 81-91.
Marc Compta, Beatriz López. Integration of Sequence Learning and CBR for Complex Equipment Failure Prediction. A. Ram and N. Wiratunga (Eds.): ICCBR 2011, LNAI 6880, pp. 408–422, Springer 2011.
P. Gay, B. López, J. Meléndez. Sequential learning for case-based pattern recognition in complex event domains. M. Petridis (Ed.): Proceedings of the 16th UK Workshop on Case-Based Reasoning, pages 46-55, December 2011.


Javier Murillo, Dídac Busquets, Jordi Dalmau, Beatriz López, Víctor Muñoz and Ignasi Rodríguez-Roda. Improving urban wastewater management through an auction-based management of discharges Environmental Modelling and Software. Volume 26, Issue 6, June 2011, Pages 689-696.
Murillo, J., Muñoz, V., Busquets, D., López, B. Schedule coordination through egalitarian recurrent multi-unit combinatorial auctions. Applied Ingelligence. Volume 34, Number 1, 47-63, 2011.
See also AILog publication in Workflows section.


A. Pla, B. López, J. Melendez and Pablo Gay. P. Petri Net Based Agents for Coordinating Resources in a Workflow Management System, In: Proc. 3th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART), Rome, 2011, 514-523.
A. Pla, B. López, J. Murillo. Workflow Resource Allocation through Auctions, In: Proc. 2nd Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Logistics (AILog in IJCAI), 2011, 55-60.

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