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Special Session

Wearable Sensors and Sensor Networks for intelligent personalized health-care

First Proposer – Prof. Dr. Ralf Seepold
HTWG Konstanz, Germany

Biographical Sketch
Ralf obtained his MSc in Computer Science from the University of Paderborn, Germany and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Tü-bingen, Germany. His main research area is Ubiquitous Computing with special focus on Biomedical Computing, Automotive Computing, Mobile Com-puting and Smart Home & Living. Currently, he is Professor at HTWG Konstanz (Germany). Before that he worked as an Associate Professor at the Uni-versity Carlos III of Madrid in Spain. He has more than 100 scientific publications; he is Director of the Ubiquitous Computing Lab; member of the na-tional cluster for Smart Home & Living, member of the Faculty at the Summer School on Emerging Technologies and Applications in Telemedicine, chair and organizer of many international conferences and leader of several international projects. More information is available at

Second Proposer – Prof. Dr. Natividad Martínez Madrid
Reutlingen University, Germany

Biographical Sketch
Natividad received her Telecommunication Engineer degree and her PhD in Telecommunication Engineering from the Technical University of Madrid. She was Assistant Professor at the Department of Telematic Engineering of the University Carlos III of Madrid. She moved as Project Manager and Group Leader to the Research Center for Computer Science (FZI) in Karlsruhe, Germany. Later she was Associate Professor at the Department of Telematic Engineering of the University Carlos III of Madrid. Currently, she is Professor at Reutlingen University (Germany) and Director of the IoT-Laboratory. She has more than 100 publications and several books published in the scientific research community. She has been coordinator of nation-al and international research projects. She organized and contributed to several summer schools, workshops and conferences. She is member of the review board of several international journals. More information can be found at

Third Proposer – Prof. Dr. Juan Antonio Ortega
Universidad de Sevilla, Spain

Biographical Sketch
Juan Antonio Ortega obtained the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science in 2000 at the University of Seville in Spain. He is full professor in the Department of Languages and Computer Systems at the University of Seville. His research interests are: assisted systems, ubiquitous computation, and biological Engineering and Computing. He has published more than 40 papers in indexed journals and he has been the main researcher in more than 60 research projects and knowledge transfer projects. He is the Director of the Centre of Computer Scientific in Andalusia (Spain) and the head of the research group IDINFOR (TIC223) - Research, Development and Innovation on Computing Science
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Therapeutic and Diagnostic Systems, Devices and Technologies & Clinical Engineering

Wearable sensors, sensor networks, health-care, clinical information systems

Technological advancements have re-defined the term of wearable sensors and sensor network infrastructures. In Ubiquitous Computing and especial-ly in AAL, intelligence and communication is added to make a sensor smart. However, a wearable sensor system consists of three main building blocks: the sensing and data collection hardware, the communication hardware and software, and the data analysis techniques to extract clinically-relevant information. Health monitoring applications of wearable systems most often employ multiple sensors that are typically integrated into a sensor net-work either limited to sensors connected to the body or ambient sensors.
The main objective of the session is to concentrate on leading research and development approaches limited on wearable sensors and sensor net-works contributing to chronic disease management, rehabilitation and personalized healthcare.


Josep Vehí
University of Girona

Title of the presentation
Support Vector Regression for Mid-Term Prediction of Blood Glucose from Continuous Glucose Sensors, Meal Information and Administered Insulin

Biographical sketch
Dr. Josep Vehí is full Professor at the University of Girona. He is also a Research Associate at the Girona Biomedical Research Institute. He is founder member and chair of IntervalNet (Spanish group on Interval Analysis and Applications) and he is member of the IFAC Technical Committee on Model-ling and Control of Biomedical Systems. Since its foundation in 2004, he leads the MODAS (Modelling and Control in Diabetes) group at the Institute for Biomedical Research of Girona. His present research interests include Modelling and Control in Biomedicine, Modelling and Simulation of Biological processes, Robust and Non-linear Control and Fault Diagnosis in complex systems. He is co-author of 3 books, 8 chapters of books and more than 140 peer-reviewed International Journal/ Conference papers.

Cecilio Angulo
Polytechnic University of Catalonia

Title of the presentation
Determining users' moods and psychological states from biomedical signals in a cloud of therapeutical robots

Biographical sketch
Cecilio Angulo received his M.S. degree in Mathematics from the University of Barcelona, Spain, and his Ph.D. degree in Sciences from the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech, Spain, in 1993 and 2001, respectively. From 1999 to 2007, he was at the Universitat Politecnica de Catalu-nya, as Assistant Professor. He is nowadays an Associate Professor in the Department of Automatic Control, in the same university. From 2011 he's also serving as Director of the Master's degree in Automatic Control and Robotics. He's currently the Director of the Knowledge Engineering Research Group where he is responsible for research projects in the area of social cognitive robotics. Cecilio Angulo is the author of over 250 technical publica-tions. His research interests include machine learning algorithms for biomedical signal processing and social robotics in therapeutic systems.

Lledó Museros Cabedo
University Jaume I de Castellón

Title of the presentation
Exploitation of semantic techniques in the construction of clinical information systems

Biographical sketch
Ismael Sanz is a lecturer) at the Computer Science and Engineering department at Universitat Jaume I (UJI) in Spain since 2009. He received a BS, DEA and PhD from UJI in 1997, 2006 and 2007 respectively. His research interests include the processing of semi-and unstructured data, semantic technolo-gies and information retrieval, with a focus on biomedical applications. He has led several research projects, and has contributed to high-impact inter-national journals and conferences. Ismael is member of the research group of Prof. Dr. Museros Cabedo.

Daniel Scherz
HTWG Konstanz

Title of the presentation
Efficient data transport architecture for ECG platform

Biographical sketch
Daniel studied at HTWG Konstanz and obtained his Master in 2014. He is researching in the domain of embedded systems, light-weighted mobile pro-totyping platforms and intelligent sensors. His main focus is on the design of efficient low-level communication and data pre-processing architectures for real-time systems like ECG and EEG. One of his activities is pattern detection in real-time data flow with the help of pattern detection algorithms to support diagnostic decisions. Daniel is member of the Ubiquitous Computing Lab of Prof. Dr. Seepold.

Luis González Abril

Title of the presentation
Performance of algorithms for interval discretization of biomedical signals

Biographical sketch
Luis González-Abril obtained his B.Sc. in mathematics in 1986, and his Ph.D. in economics in 2002 from the University of Seville. He is a full professor in the Department of Applied Economics I at the University of Seville. His research interests are in support vector machines, machine learning, qualitative knowledge, and time series analysis. He has published more than 40 papers in indexed journals

Emre Yay
Reutlingen University

Title of the presentation
Influence of stress in driving behaviour

Biographical sketch
Emre obtained his Informatics Master from Reutlingen University. His main research interests are in the domain of software design and development with special emphasis on intelligent systems. These interests include sensor devices and other peripherals that communicate in distributed systems. He is interested in the development and programming of intelligent applications that try to support the user in his daily activities by using different sensors, like EEG, ECG or the sensors in the in-vehicle serial-bus systems. One of his activities in this area is the improvement of the driving behavior on the basis of the driver condition and the detection of an energy-inefficient or unsafe driving behavior. Emre is member of the Internet of Things Lab of Prof. Dr. Martínez Madrid.

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.

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