Classification of Large DNA Methylation Datasets for Identifying Cancer Drivers.
BIGBIOCL an algorithm that can apply supervised machine learning methods to datasets with hundreds of thousands of features for the extraction of alternative and equivalent classification models has been published.

Combining EEG signal processing with supervised methods for Alzheimer's patients classification.
A new procedure for classifying EEG signals has been designed and applyed to real demented and Alzheimer's diseased patients.

A novel method and software for automatically classifying Alzheimer's disease patients by magnetic resonance imaging analysis.
A new paper, method, and software for classifying Magentic Resonance Images has been published in Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine.

TCGA2BED: extracting, extending, integrating, and querying The Cancer Genome Atlas.
A software tool to search and retrieve TCGA data and convert them in the structured BED format for their seamless use and integration has been released.

MISSEL: a method to identify a large number of small species-specific genomic subsequences and its application to viruses classification.
A new paper, method, and software for identifying multiple species-specific subsequences has been published.


International conferences


Emanuel Weitschek was speaker at several international conferences and workshops all over the world.



E. Weitschek: Computational methods to analyze biological big data. International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BBCC2017). Naples (Italy), 2017.

E. Weitschek, S. Di Lauro, E. Cappelli, G. Felici, P. Bertolazzi: CAMUR-Web, a classification software and a big knowledge base for gene expression data of cancer. 14th annual meeting of the Bionformatics Italian Society (BITS). Cagliari (Italy), 2017.

E. Weitschek, G. Fiscon, P. Bertolazzi, G. Felici: MISSEL: A new genetic feature selection algorithm to compute multiple adjacent solutions for the classification of dna sequences. 18th free workshop on metaheuristics for a better world. Rome (Italy), 2017.

E.Weitschek: Genomic Big Data Management, Integration, and Mining. Data Driven Innovation Open Summit. Rome (Italy), 2017.

E. Weitschek, F. Cumbo, E. Cappelli, G. Felici: Integrating and analyzing big next generation sequencing data of cancer. Nettab 2016 Workshop. Rome (Italy), 2016.

F. Cumbo, E. Weitschek, G. Felici, P. Bertolazzi: IRIS-TCGA: an information retrieval and integration system for cancer genomic data. In 13th international meeting on Computational Intelligence Methods for Bioinformatics and Biostatistics (CIBB). Stirling (UK), 2016.

E. Weitschek, F. Cumbo, E. Cappelli, G. Felici: Genomic data integration: A case study on next generation sequencing of cancer. Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA), 27th International Workshop on Biological Knowledge Discovery. Porto (Portugal), 2016.

S. Ceri, M. Masseroli, E. Weitschek: Genomic Big Data Management, Modeling and Computing (special session). Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) 2016. Orlando (Florida, USA), 2016.

E. Weitschek: TCGA2BED and CAMUR for cancer NGS data processing. Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) 2016. Orlando (Florida, USA), 2016.

F. Cumbo, G. Fiscon, S. Ceri, M. Masseroli, E. Weitschek: TCGA2BED: converting and querying The Cancer Genome Atlas. Binformatics Italian Society (BITS) 2016. Salerno (Italy), 2016.

V. Cestarelli, G. Fiscon,, P. Bertolazzi, G. Felici, E. Weitschek: Extraction of multiple rule-based models to classify RNA-seq cancer data. Bringing Maths To Life (BMTL) Naples (Italy), 2015.

E. Weitschek, G. Fiscon, V. Cestarelli, P. Bertolazzi, G. Felici: LAF Barcoding: classifying DNA Barcode multi-locus sequences with feature vectors and supervised approaches. In Twelfth international meeting on Computational Intelligence Methods for Bioinformatics and Biostatistics (CIBB). Naples (Italy), 2015.

E. Weitschek, G. Fiscon, G. Felici, P. Bertolazzi: GELA: a software tool for the analysis of gene expression data. Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA), 26th International Workshop on Biological Knowledge Discovery. Valencia (Spain), 2015.

E. Weitschek, G. Fiscon, P. Bertolazzi, G. Felici: Classifying DNA barcode multi-locus sequences with feature vectors and supervised approaches. 6th International Barcode of Life Conference. Guelph, Toronto (Canada), 2015.

E. Weitschek, G. Fiscon, G. Felici: Extracting multiple adjacent classification solutions from viral genomic sequences with a MIP feature selection technique. European conference for Operational Research. Glasgow (Scotland, UK), 2015.

G. Fiscon, E. Weitschek, P. Bertolazzi, G. Felici: Novel feature selection-based method to extract equivalent adjacent solutions to classify viral genome sequences. Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology. Dublin (Ireland, UK), 2015.


G. Fiscon, E. Weitschek, G. Felici, P. Bertolazzi, S. De Salvo, P. Bramante, M.C. De Cola: Alzheimer's disease patients classification through EEG signals processing. SSCI 2014 - IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence and Data Mining. Orlando, USA, 2014.

G. Fiscon, E. Weitschek, M.C. De Cola, S. De Salvo, P. Bramanti, P. Bertolazzi, G. Felici: EEG signals analysis to detect Alzheimer's disease patients (Poster). Bringing Math To Life Workshop. Naples, Italy, 2014.

E. Weitschek, G. Fiscon, G. Felici, P. Bertolazzi: From structural bioinformatics to integrative systems biology. Nettab 2014 Workshop. Turin, Italy, 2014.

E. Weitschek, F. Cunial, G. Felici: Classifying bacterial genomes on k-mer frequencies with compact logic formulas. Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA), 25th International Workshop on Biological Knowledge Discovery. IEEE. Munich, Germany, 2014.

E. Weitschek, G. Felici Rule based analysis of genomic sequences. CBBM 2014, IV EURO WG Conference on Operational Research in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics and Medicine. Biedrusko (Poznan), Poland, 2014.

E. Weitschek, G. Fiscon, G. Felici: Supervised DNA Barcode species classification: analysis, comparison and results. 5th International Barcode of Life Conference. Kunming, China, 2013.

E. Weitschek, G. Felici, P. Bertolazzi: Clinical data mining: problems, pitfalls and solutions. In Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA), 2013 24th International Workshop on Biological Knowledge Discovery. IEEE. Prague, Czech Republic, 2013.

E. Weitschek, D. Santoni, M.C. De Cola, G. Felici: On the validity of alignment free distance for DNA reads comparison. (Poster). Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology. Berlin, Germany, 2013.

E. Weitschek, M.C.De Cola, D. Santoni, G. Felici: Filtering with alignment free distances for high throughput DNA reads assembly. 26th European Conference on Operational Research. Rome, Italy, 2013.

M.C. De Cola, G. Felici, D. Santoni, E. Weitschek: next generation sequencing reads filtering with alignment free distances (Poster). 4th Bari Workshop: Next Generation Sequencing & Epigenomics. Bari, Italy, 2012

E. Weitschek, G. Felici, P. Bertolazzi: Mala: A microarray clustering and classification software. In Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA), 2012 23rd International Workshop on Biological Knowledge Discovery (pp. 201-205). IEEE. Vienna, Austria, 2012.

E. Weitschek, M.C. De Cola, G. Drovandi, G. Felici, P. Bertolazzi: Alignment free high throughput DNA reads filtering with GPGPU computing (Poster). Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology . Long Beach, USA, 2012.

E. Weitschek, R. van Velzen, G. Felici: Species classification with DNA Barcode sequences. DNA Barcoding: quali prospettive per l'Italia. Modena, Italy, 2012.

E. Weitschek, R. van Velzen, G. Felici: Species classification using DNA Barcode sequences: A comparative analysis. 4th International Barcode of Life Conference. Adelaide, Australia, 2011.

E. Weitschek, G. Felici, P. Bertolazzi: DMB: novel software tools for logic data mining in bioinformatics. Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology. Vienna, Austria, 2011.

E. Weitschek, G. Felici, G. Drovandi, P. Bertolazzi: Updates in logic mining for bioinformatics. AIRO Winter 2011 International Conference. Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy, 2011

E. Weitschek: BLOG 2.0: a DNA Barcoding classification software. Second meeting of the DNA barcode of life data analysis working group. Chicago, USA, 2011.

I. Arisi, M. D'Onofrio, R. Brandi, A. Cattaneo, G. Drovandi, G. Felici, E. Weitschek, P. Bertolazzi, S. Brancorsini, S. Ercolani, F. Mangialasche, P. Mecocci: New diagnostic model for the early diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias, based on Logic Mining of clinical variables (Poster). 10th International Conference on Alzheimer's & Parkinson's Diseases. Barcellona, Spain, 2011.

E. Weitschek: BLOG: a DNA Barcoding classification software. First meeting of the DNA barcode of life data analysis working group. Chicago, USA, 2009.

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