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Call for Papers

Please submit your papers as well as proposals for tutorials, special sessions, and panel sessions by September 15, 2007. See the Call for Papers here.


BioMED 2008 will take place from February 13 – 15, 2008.


Innsbruck, Austria, is nestled in the valley of the Inn River and tucked between the Austrian Alps and the Tuxer mountain range. Climb the Stadtturm on Herzog Friedrich Strasse for a stunning view of the town and its surrounding scenery. Attend a concert at the beautiful renaissance-style Ambras Castle. The sturdy medieval houses and sidewalk cafés of Old Town Innsbruck beckon you to sit a while and watch people stroll by.

Congress Innsbruck traces its beginnings to medieval Europe and The Dogana, a historic theatre. Congress Innsbruck has been thrice awarded "Apex Congress Centre of the Year."

Technical Co-Sponsor

Collaborating Society

Biomedical Engineering (BioMED 2008)

In recent years, with the aid of engineering and information technology, biomedical engineering has emerged as a high-tech field, generating innovation in such areas as medical imaging, bioinformatics, MEMS and nanotechnology, new biomaterials and sensors, medical robotics, and neurobiology. Scientists and engineers in this field have recently been working towards such advances as developing artificial organs that mimic natural human organs, conducting telemedicine, performing surgeries with robots, creating a laboratory-on-a-chip, and controlling robots through natural animal brain matter.

BioMED 2008 is sponsored by the International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED), with the assistance of:
  • Technical Committee on Biomedical Engineering
In cooperation with the World Modelling and Simulation Forum (WMSF).


Conference Chair

Prof. Andreas Hierlemann from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ), Switzerland will be the conference chair for BioMED 2008. His research interests include the development of bio/chemical sensors and systems and the interfacing of microtechnology.

Keynote Speaker

"Chemical and Biological Sensor Systems for Personal Health Care Applications" will be presented by Dr. Elfriede Simon from Siemens AG, Germany.

Special Session

Technologies for Assessing Activities of Daily Living (TA-ADL) will be presented by Dr. Bart Jansen and Dr. Ir. Rudi Deklerck.

Dr. Bart Jansen has worked in the IRIS group – a subgroup of the Department of Electronics and Information Processing (ETRO) at VUB – as a postdoctoral researcher since 2006. His interests include computer vision and robot imitation.

Dr. Ir. Rudi Deklerck is a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Electronics and Information Processing (ETRO). His research is mainly situated in the domain of medical image processing, focusing on 2D and 3D modeling and visualization.

"Advances in Medical Decision Support Systems" will be presented by Dr. Elif Derya Übeyli . She is an Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, TOBB University of Economics and Technology. She has worked on variety of topics including biomedical signal processing, neural networks, optimization, and artificial intelligence.


Topics covered by BioMED 2008 include, but are not limited to:
  • Medical Imaging, Image Processing, and Signal Processing
    • Medical Data Storage and Compression Techniques
    • Ultrasound Imaging

  • Medical Devices, Measurement, and Instrumentation
    • Biosensors and Transducers
    • Reliability and Failure

  • Modelling, Simulation, Systems, and Control
    • Control Systems
    • Surgery Simulation and Simulators

  • Health Care Technology
    • Rehabilitation Engineering
    • Implant Technology

  • Molecular Bioengineering
    • Tissue Engineering
    • Drug Delivery and Pharmacokinetics
and many more...

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