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Special Session

Special Session on
Smart Medical Devices - From Lab to Clinical Practice
 - SmartMedDev 2015

12 - 15 January, 2015 - Lisbon, Portugal

Within the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - BIODEVICES 2015


Giovanna Sannino
Institute for High-Performance Computing and Networking

Brief Bio
Giovanna Sannino received a master's degree in Telecommunications Engineering (Cum Laude) from the University of Naples Parthenope in April 2011 and a Ph.D. degree in Information Engineering at the University of Naples "Parthenope" in April 2015. In 2009 she earned a master degree, named "European Master on Critical Networked Systems", and a bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering in 2008 at the University of Naples Federico II. Currently, she is a researcher at Institute for High-Performance Computing and Networking (ICAR-CNR). Her research activities are focused in the area of mobile Health and Pervasive Computing. In addition, she is a IEEE 11073 Personal Health Device Working Group Member.
Jan Sliwa
Bern University of Applied Sciences

Brief Bio
Jan Sliwa has received his MSc degree in Automation and Information Technology in 1977 from the Silesian Institute of Technology in Gliwice, Poland. In 1981 he moved to Switzerland. He developed software from Assembler to Java, from embedded systems to Web applications, from industry to medicine. Medicine has been his activity field in recent years: management of medical data, new trends in medical technology, technical and ethical aspects of medical research. He wrote and presented numerous papers, including one keynote and one book chapter. In 2015 he initiated this special session (Smart Medical Devices - From Lab to Clinical Practice) of the BIOSTEC conference. He is affiliated to the Department of Engineering and Information Technology of the Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland. His non-IT specialty is languages and cultures: Germanic, Romanic, Slavic and East Asian.


The goal is to discuss the problems hindering widespread adoption of smart medical devices - software based, wireless, implantable and wearable. Many brilliant ideas remain in the laboratory and never reach the clinical practice. Current process of premarket approval and postmarket surveillance of medical devices seems not adequate for heterogeneous, highly variable, software based devices. We especially focus on aggregated devices, having a set of sensors / actuators connected to a smartphone communicating with remote institutions. We want to ensure the daily operation of such composite systems and to assess the quality of various technical solutions and therapy methods. We want to provide a convenient forum to a balanced group of device developers, system integrators and clinical practitioners.

Topics of Interest
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • From Smart Sensor/Actuator to Smart Device
  • From Set of Smart Devices to Aggregated Smart Device
  • From aggregated smart devices to integrated health support system
  • Interoperability
    • Devices
    • Aggregators
    • Electronic Medical Records
    • Existing and new / extended protocols and data exchange standards
  • Devices and their environment: physical, technical and human
  • Organizational framework and network of trust
  • Support of local and remote emergency services
  • Continuous quality assessment of devices / aggregates / systems
    • Coping with heterogeneity
    • Classification (ontology)
    • Coping with variability (versioning)
    • Challenges for statistical analysis
  • Regulatory and legal issues
  • Various quality factors
    • Ensuring integrity of aggregated systems
    • Signal quality
    • Crowds of interacting systems (crosstalk, competing for bandwidth)
    • Low power cryptography
    • Roaming
    • Patient in the loop


Paper Submission: October 22, 2014 (expired)
Authors Notification: November 4, 2014 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: December 3, 2014 (expired)


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


After thorough reviewing by the special session program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on digital support - and submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index), Scopus, Google Scholar, Semantic Scholar, and Microsoft Academic.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


BIODEVICES Special Sessions - SmartMedDev 2015
e-mail: biodevices.secretariat@insticc.org