Proposals for Workshops, Tutorials, Invited Sessions, Mini-Symposia and Special Sessions

Proposals for Workshops, Tutorials, Invited Sessions, Mini-Symposia and Special Sessions are invited for submission between October 15th, 2014 and February 15th, 2015. The activities are subdivided into pre-conference and during-conference. Pre-conference activities will be held on Tuesday, August 25th, 2015, from 8.00 AM-5.00 PM.

At the moment, EMBC’15 is accepting proposals for the following sessions:

Workshops (pre-conference)

Workshops will be focused on current and future trends in life sciences, biomedical engineering, and technology development in health care. A workshop may be delivered by a group of leading researchers and pioneers in their respective areas in a half day or full-day format with a nominal fee charged to registrant. A website will be made available to Workshop registrant to download any material provided by the Workshop organizer(s). Workshop organizer(s) may provide any additional material such as handouts to participants during the Workshop.

Tutorials (pre-conference & during-conference)

Tutorials will provide reviews of a specific area related to biomedical engineering, biosciences or medicine with a perspective of technology development in health care, and may also involve registrants through a hands-on experience or demonstrations. A tutorial may be delivered by individuals or a group of leading educators, researchers and pioneers in their respective areas in a half day or full-day format with a nominal fee charged to each registrant. A website will be made available to Tutorial registrants to download any material provided by the Tutorial organizer(s). The tutorial organizer(s) may provide any additional material such as handouts to participants during the Tutorial.

Mini-symposia (during-conference)

Mini-symposia sessions will be dedicated to invited talks and panel discussions from leading researchers covering a specialized topic in multi-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary areas of biological and biomedical engineering, life sciences, health care, clinical applications, and biomedical education. All submissions to mini-symposia sessions will be required to follow the 1-page paper format. A mini-symposium will be scheduled during the conference under a Conference Theme and Track with a 90 minutes time slot. A typical mini-symposium will consist of 3-6 invited talks, or a combination of invited talks and a panel discussion.

Invited Sessions (during-conference)

Invited sessions from leading experts and researchers on the recent advances will be focused on specific topics under a conference Theme in biological and biomedical engineering, life sciences, health care, clinical applications, and biomedical education. All submissions in invited sessions will be required to follow the 4-page paper format. Invited sessions will be scheduled under a Conference Theme and Track with 90 minute time slots during the conference, as is the case for regular contributed papers that have been selected for oral presentation. A typical invited session would consist of 6 talks.

Special Sessions (during-conference)

Special sessions are specially devised to include panel discussions or non-technical talks (on topics such as research funding, entrepreneurship, or technology transfer) that do not adhere to the structured formats of the sessions mentioned above or can receive a wide interest across different Themes.

The following Conference Program Themes should be considered for proposal submissions:

  1. Biomedical Signal Processing;
  2. Biomedical Image and Image Processing;
  3. Bioinstrumentation: Sensors, Micro, Nano and Wearable Technologies;
  4. Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Systems Biology;
  5. Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems Engineering;
  6. Neural and Rehabilitation Engineering;
  7. Cellular and Tissue Engineering, and Biomaterials;
  8. Bio-Robotics and Biomechanics;
  9. Therapeutic and Diagnostic Systems, Medical Device Design and Technology Commercialization;
  10. Healthcare Information Systems and Telemedicine;
  11. Biomedical Engineering Education and Society;
  12. Technologies for Active Ageing and Wellbeing.

In general, there will be no funding available from the conference budget to cover travel expenses for speakers that are invited to participate in the conference. Thus, we encourage you to seek funding for such expenses, if needed, from either federal agencies or private sponsors. Questions may be directed to any member of the Conference Organizing Committee below:

Tutorials, Workshops and Minisymposia Chair
Atam Dhawan PhD (dhawan@njit.edu), New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
Maria Gabriella Signorini, PhD (mariagabriella.signorini@polimi.it), Politecnico di Milano, Italy