Frontiers of Biomedical Engineering Symposia

Room: White 1


At EMBC 2015, we will continue the set of Symposia on the Frontiers of Biomedical Engineering, which is slightly different from the rest of the conference.

The goal of this Symposium format is to present to the biomedical community the current needs and future directions of the Technical Committees (TCs) of the IEEE EMB Society. The TCs are the foundations for the technical vitality and leadership of the IEEE EMB Society. Therefore these presentations are different from a conventional oral presentation because they relate to a broader discussion of each technical area and how the organization of the research topics is happening.

If you are interested in learning the important EMB technical topics, and in participating in defining the future technical areas of biomedical engineering, then you should attend this Symposium.

The speakers are the TC Chairs who are coordinating and promoting the innovation that is happening in our society. They will provide a 25-minute (+5 minutes for questions) outline of what each TC is doing, how it is organized, what has been accomplished, what are the bottlenecks and the future directions for research.

This is also an opportunity for the conference participants to interact with the technical leaders of the society, and hopefully volunteer to participate in the technical activities of the IEEE EMB Society.


Thursday 27 (14:30- 16:00)

14:30 Welcome: Jose Principe
14:30 – 15:00 Biomedical and Health Informatics, Presenter: May Wang
15:00- 15:30 Biomedical Imaging and Image Processing, Chair: Elsa Angelini
15:30- 16:00 Biomedical Signal Processing, Presenters: Fabio Bablioni and Laura Astolfi

Thursday 27 (16:00- 17:30)

16:00 Welcome: Jose Principe
16:00 – 16:30 BioRobotics, Presenter: Paolo Dario
16:30 – 17:00 Cardiopulmonary Systems, Presenter: Thomas Penzel
17:00 – 17:30 Nanotechnology and BioMEMS, Presenters: Michele Khein and Esmaiel Jabbari

Thursday 27 (17:30- 19:30)

17:30 Welcome: Jose Principe
17:30 – 18:00 NeuroEngineering, Presenter: Metin Akay
18:00 – 18:30 Therapeutic Systems and Technologies, Presenter: Dieter Haemmerich
18:30 – 19:00 Wearable Biomedical Sensors and Systems, Presenter Walt Besio
19:00 – 19:30 Computational Biology and the Physiome Chair: Grace Peng