The inter-disciplinary approach is becoming an increasing need in scientiﬁ c and industrial communities. The most evident example of such a need is represented by the strong interconnection between biomedical and communication engineering. On the one hand, ICT can provide new tools for making healthcare systems more efﬁ cient and responsive in order to supply in-the-home and mobile healthcare solutions. On the other hand, many of the most recent advances in communication technologies – from algorithms to the electronics and materials – are “bio-inspired”. Moreover, it is increasing the awareness of the great potentials offered by the synergistic combination of many disciplines (e.g., mathematics and physics, biology and chemistry) in both biomedical and communication engineering. The global interest towards a safer Planet is forcing the industrial and scientiﬁ c worlds to seek for engineering solutions in order to reestablish normal conditions both in terms of communication and medical-related functionalities, which are two of most basic needs of human beings, especially under critical scenarios in the aftermath of a disaster, either natural or man-made. Hence, from 2011 onward, ISABEL will also look upon the application of sciences in biomedical and communication engineering so as to develop novel technologies and solutions that can make our lives “safer” in critical situations. ISABEL aims at creating a stage where researchers, scientists and business people can discuss and share ideas at the frontiers of life sciences, pure sciences and engineering.
- Topics of Interest (but NOT limited to)
Track 1: ICT for Life (Safety, Healthcare and Energy) Artiﬁcial Intelligence and Expert Systems for e-HealthcareCyber Attacks Protection Digital Forensic Emergency Communications Energy Harvesting and Wireless Power Transmission Interoperability of Disaster Responders Communication Systems ICT for Intelligent Transportation Systems ICT Impact on Climate Changes and Green Communications Mobile Technologies for Healthcare Applications Nanovectors Therapeutics Tele Healthcare, Medical Applications and Information Systems Smart Homes and Assisted Living Standars for e-Healthcare Unmanned Search and Rescue Wearable and Implantable Wireless Sensors for Healthcare Wireless Body Area Networks (BANs) and In-Body Communications Track 2: Devices, Materials and Electronics Bio-Nanotechnologies Biosensors, Biomaterials and Tissues Electromagnetic Impact on Human Body Fractal Antennas Lab-on-a-Chip Devices Low-Power Sensing Devices Safer and Sustainable Chemical Materials Wireless Implantable Devices Track 3: Acquisition, Analysis, Processing and Recognition Biomedical Image/Signal Detection, Acquisition, Analysis and Processing Blind Source Separation and Source Identiﬁ cation Human-Machine Interfaces/Brain-Computer Interfaces Remote Monitoring and Transmission of Vital Signs: RFID and Radar Devices Wavelets and Multi-Rate Signal Processing Track 4: Maths, Physics and Biology for ICT Advances in Information Theory Bio-Inspired Algorithms for ICT Bionics for ICT Cryptography and Quantum Cryptography Learning-Capable Techniques for ICT Optimization Techniques for ICT Quantum Communications Self-Organizing Networks and Advances in Network Theory Track 5: Maths, Physics and Biology for Medicine Biological Information Theory Bionics for Medicine Computational Molecular Biology Human Sensorimotor Control Mathematical Modelling and Design of Medical Diagnostic Tools Mathematics of the Brain Physics of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Systems Physiological Fluid Dynamics
- Submission Guidelines
Submitted papers must represent original work that is not currently under review in any other conference or journal, and has not been previously published. Prospective authors are encouraged to submit a 5-pages full paper or a 2-pages extended abstract including results following the instructions in the IEEE conference template. All accepted papers will be granted either an oral presentation or a poster presentation. Please ﬁ nd detailed information for submission at: http://www.isabelconference.com/index.php?page=submission
All accepted papers will be published in IEEE Xplore. Selected authors will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers for special issues or fast tracks in well-reputed journals.
- Important Dates
Tutorial proposals: March 15, 2011 Demo/Prototype proposals: March 15, 2011 Special Sessions/Workshops proposals: March 15, 2011 Regular papers submission: June 15, 2011 Review completion deadline: September 05, 2011 Invited papers submission: September 15, 2011 Notiﬁ cation of acceptance: September 15, 2011 Camera-ready submission: September 30, 2011 Video submission: September 30, 2011 Early registration: September 30, 2011
- Organizing Committee
Dr. Simone Frattasi (General Chair) Dept. of Electronic Systems, Aalborg University, Denmark Dr. Nicola Marchetti (TPC Chair) Dept. of Electronic Systems, Aalborg University, Denmark Emanuele Cappelli (Communication and Marketing) Cappelli Identity Design, Via Sestio Calvino 149, 00174, Rome Arianna Cappelli (Communication and Marketing) Cappelli Identity Design, Via Sestio Calvino 149, 00174, Rome Sara Prontera (Secretariat) Cappelli Identity Design, Via Sestio Calvino 149, 00174, Rome Marco Monti (IT) Engineering Supervisor of Smiths Medical Italia s.r.l., Italy. Luigi Frattasi (Meeting Planner)
- Local Advisory Committee
Dr. Mischa Dohler Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), Spain Prof. Angel Lozano Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Spain Prof. Gregori Vazquez Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), Spain