Call for Papers

Aim and Scope

Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing cover complementary disciplines that hold great promise for the advancement of research and development in complex medical and biological systems. Research and development in these areas are impacting the science and technology by advancing fundamental concepts in translational medicine, by helping us understand human physiology and function at multiple levels, by improving tools and techniques for the detection, prevention and treatment of disease. Medicon 2016 provides a common platform for the cross fertilization of ideas, and to help shape knowledge and scientific achievements by bridging complementary disciplines into an interactive and attractive forum under the special theme of the conference that is Systems Medicine for the Delivery of Better Healthcare Services. Keeping this objective in mind, Medicon 2016 solicits original contributions in the following non-exclusive tracks.


Click on each track to see the list of topics, or download all the themes and topics as a PDF.

T.1 Biomedical Signal Processing

1. Bio-signal Processing and Physiological Modelling
2. Nonlinear Dynamic Analysis of Biomedical Signals
3. Signal Pattern Classification
4. Adaptive and Parametric Filtering
5. ECG
6. Magnetoencephalography (MEG)
7. Other

T.2 Biomedical Imaging & Image Processing

1. X-ray Imaging/ Mammography
2. Digital Tomosynthesis
3. Computed Tomography
4. Magnetic Resonance Imaging & Spectroscopy
5. Ultrasound Imaging and Optical Coherence Tomography
6. Molecular Imaging (SPECT and PET and Optical)
7. Multi-Modality Imaging
8. Imaging Bio-impedance and Bioelectric Sources
9. Optical Imaging and Microscopy
10. X-ray Phase Contrast Imaging
11. Image Processing, Display, Visualization and Analysis
12. Computer Aided Diagnosis
13. Imaging (Other)

T.3 Bioinstrumentation, Biosensors & Bio-Micro/Nano Technologies

1. Biosensors and Nanobiosensors
2. Nanoparticles/Nanotheranostics
3. Lab-on-chip/Biochips
4. Hydrogels for BioMEMS and NEMS, BioMEMS-based 3D Scaffold Fabrication
5. Nanotoxicology Characterization, Dosing and Health Effects
6. Drug Delivery and Control Release
7. Body Sensor Networks
8. Other

T.4 Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Systems Biology

1. Imaging Informatics/Radiomics
2. Proteomics
3. Sequence Analysis
4. Genome Projects and Annotation
5. Analysis of Gene Expression
6. Comparative Genomics
7. Network and Systems Biology
8. Biological Modelling
9. Computational Biology
10. Other

T.5 Biomechanics, Robotics and Rehabilitation

1. Orthopaedic Biomechanics
2. Tissue Mechanics
3. Cellular and Molecular Mechanics
4. Human Movement Biomechanics
5. Robotics and Mechatronics in Cancer Diagnostic and Therapeutics
6. Other Biomechanics and Artificial Organs
7. Rehabilitation Engineering and Robotics
8. Prosthetics
9. Other

T.6 Therapeutic and Diagnostic Systems, Devices and Technologies

1. Image-Guided Devices and Systems
2. Virtual Reality in Medicine
3. Endoscopy and Endoscopic Interventions
4. Robots and Manipulators in Therapy
5. Minimal Invasive Surgery and Instruments
6. Modelling and Simulation, Workflow, Patient Specific Modelling
7. Diagnostic Devices and Instrumentation, General
8. Point of Care Devices and Systems
9. Other

T.7 Healthcare Information Systems & Telemedicine

1. Medical Informatics Technology
2. Health Information Systems
3. Cybersecurity
4. Telemedicine, Distant monitoring, Tele-homecare, and Domotics
5. Healthcare IT Standards: PACS, DICOM, IHE, HL7, etc.
6. Intelligent Data Analysis, Data Mining and Analysis, Machine Learning
7. Electronic Patient, Medical, or Health Records
8. Data Models and Representation
9. Information Quality, Privacy, Security, and Ethics
10. Other

T.8 Technologies for Active Ageing & Wellbeing

1. ICT Solutions for Neurodegenerative Diseases & Dementia
2. ICT Solutions for Chronic Conditions
3. Supporting mobility of older adults by ICT
4. ICT based social interaction on the quality of life of older adults
5. ICT for independence & wellbeing of informal carers
6. Other

T.9 Biomedical Engineering Education & Society

1. Education, Training and Certification in Biomedical Engineering, Clinical Engineering, Medical Physics
2. Mentorship Programs
3. Accreditation, Certification and Licensure Issues
4. Regional/Geographical Educational and Professional Issues and Experiences
5. Women’s Training Initiatives
6. Career Development - Applying for an Academic or Hospital Positions
7. Technology Enhanced Education
8. Radiation Protection Education and Training of Health Professionals
9. Others

T.10 Clinical Engineering and Health Technology Assessment

  1. 1. Hospital engineering
  2. 2. Health technology design, management and assessment
  3. 3. Regulation and standards for medical devices
  4. 4. Service delivery, facilities and general management
  5. 5. Education and training in CE and HTA
  6. 6. Human Factors Engineering
  7. 7. HTA/Clinical engineering related to Information Technology, eHealth and telemedicine
  8. 8. Appropriateness, sustainability, effectiveness of healthcare technologies
  9. 9. Safety, Risk Management and Disaster Preparedness
  10. 10. Quality and Lean Thinking
  11. 11. Early stage and/or premarket HTA
  12. 12. Methods and tools for HTA
  13. 13. Multi-criteria decision analysis in healthcare
  14. 14. Others

Paper Submission

The submissions should contain original, high quality, not submitted or published elsewhere work. Papers should be submitted electronically (through Medicon 2016 web site) in pdf format and should conform to IFMBE Proceedings template (single-spaced, double-column, 10-point font size, 4 to 6 pages).

Paper Presentation

Each accepted paper should be presented by one of the authors and accompanied by at least one full registration fee payment, to guarantee publication in the proceedings. One full registration fee can cover up to 2 papers only. All accepted papers will be included in the IFMBE proceedings of Medicon 2016 that will be published by Springer.

Students Paper Competition

Students are encouraged to submit their papers to the Medicon 2016 student paper competition.

Journal Special Issues

Extended versions of the best papers will be invited for publication in journal special issues.

Important Dates

Proposals for workshops or special sessions

Aug 10, 2015 Extended to Sep 5, 2015

Paper Submission

Sep 15, 2015 Extended to Oct 30, 2015

Paper Notification

Nov 30, 2015 Extended to Dec 22, 2015

Camera-ready paper

Dec 22, 2015 Extended to Jan 20, 2016

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