Call for papers- International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices BIODEVICES-2012

BIODEVICES is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication

Scope

The purpose of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices is to bring together researchers and practitioners from electronics and mechanical engineering, interested in studying and using models, equipments and materials inspired from biological systems and/or addressing biological requirements. Monitoring devices, instrumentation sensors and systems, biorobotics, micro-nanotechnologies and biomaterials are some of the technologies addressed at this conference.

BIODEVICES encourages authors to submit papers to one of the main topics indicated below, describing original work, including methods, techniques, advanced prototypes, applications, systems, tools or general survey papers, reporting research results and/or indicating future directions. Accepted papers will be presented at the conference by one of the authors and published in the proceedings. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. There will be both oral and poster sessions.
The proceedings will be indexed by several major international indexers.
Special sessions are also welcome. Please contact the secretariat for further information on how to propose a special session.

Conference Topics
  • Biomedical Instrumentation
  • Biomedical Equipment
  • Biomedical Sensors
  • Biomedical Metrology
  • Microelectronics
  • Health Monitoring Devices
  • Embedded Signal Processing
  • Low-Power Design
  • Electrical Bio-Impedance
  • Bio-Electromagnetism
  • Biorobotics
  • Biocomputing and Biochips
  • Implantable Electronics
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Biotelemetry
  • Wireless Systems
  • Biomaterials
  • MEMS
  • Nanotechnologies
  • Biomechanical Devices
  • Artificial Limbs
  • Technologies Evaluation
  • Cardiovascular Biomechanics
  • Electrocardiography and Heart Monitoring
  • Computer-aided Detection and Diagnosis
  • Computational Physiology (Virtual Organs)
  • Brain-Computer Interfaces
  • Spectroscopic Applications
  • Imaging and Visualization Devices

Keynote Speakers

BIODEVICES 2012 will have several invited keynote speakers, who are internationally recognized experts in their areas. Their names are not yet confirmed.

Paper Submission

Authors should submit an original paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, using the on-line submission procedure. The initial submission must have between 3 to 13 pages otherwise it will be rejected without review. Please check the paper formats page so you may be aware of the accepted paper page limits.
The guidelines for paper formatting provided at the conference web ought to be used for all submitted papers. The preferred submission format is the same as the camera-ready format. Please check and carefully follow the instructions and templates provided. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable.

Papers that are out of the conference scope or contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews. Please read INSTICC’s ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism.

Remarks about the on-line submission procedure:
1. A “double-blind” paper evaluation method will be used. To facilitate that, the authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper, WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors. This means that is necessary to remove the authors personal details, the acknowledgements section and any reference that may disclose the authors identity.
LaTeX/PS/PDF/DOC/DOCX/RTF format are accepted.
2. The web submission procedure automatically sends an acknowledgement, by e-mail, to the contact author.

Paper submission types:
Regular Paper Submission
A regular paper presents a work where the research is completed or almost finished. It does not necessary means that the acceptance is as a full paper. It may be accepted as a “full paper” (30 min. oral presentation) , a “short paper” (20 min. oral presentation) or a “poster”.

Position Paper Submission
A position paper presents an arguable opinion about an issue. The goal of a position paper is to convince the audience that your opinion is valid and worth listening to, without the need to present completed research work and/or validated results. It is, nevertheless, important to support your argument with evidence to ensure the validity of your claims. A position paper may be a short report and discussion of ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research (bibliographic, experimental, theoretical, or other) focused on one of the conference topic areas. The acceptance of a position paper is restricted to the categories of “short paper” or “poster”, i.e. a position paper is not a candidate to acceptance as “full paper”.

Camera-ready:
After the reviewing process is completed, the contact author (the author who submits the paper) of each paper will be notified of the result, by e-mail. The authors are required to follow the reviews in order to improve their paper before the camera-ready submission.

Publications

All accepted papers (full, short and posters) will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SciTePress Digital Library (http://www.scitepress.org/DigitalLibrary/).
A short list of presented papers will be selected so that revised and extended versions of these papers will be published by Springer-Verlag in a CCIS Series book.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index, INSPEC, DBLP and EI.

Important Dates

Conference date: 1-4 February, 2012

Regular Paper Submission: July 25, 2011
Authors Notification (regular papers): September 29, 2011
Final Regular Paper Submission and Registration: October 20, 2011

Secretariat

BIODEVICES Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
2910-595 Setúbal – Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 100 033
Fax: +44 203 014 5436
e-mail: biodevices.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.biodevices.biostec.org/

Venue

In Portugal, at the marvelous Algarve, you may find the best place to stay, the Tivoli Victoria Hotel Vilamoura.
Overlooking one of Europe’s best golf courses, this elegant resort is just a short drive from Vilamoura’s marina and impresses with its countless leisure facilities. The Tivoli Victoria, is an impressive hotel located in the upmarket beach resort of Vilamoura. One of its main selling points is the panoramic view over the fairways of the new Victoria golf course, designed by the legendary golfer and architect Arnold Palmer and also known as one of the best courses in Europe.
This luxury hotel in Vilamoura offers excellent facilities and quality service ensuring guests a memorable stay in Portugal.

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