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Welcome to IEEE MeMeA 2014. The 9th edition of  IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurement and Applications will take place in the beautiful city Lisbon, Portugal.

The IEEE MeMeA 2014 enables presenters, exhibitors, investors, companies, technology experts, patent specialists and service providers to network and to exchange ideas and information, make connections and collaborations and update current and future innovation on health care systems, especially on medical measurements and applications.

The increasing sophistication of hardware and software used on information systems play a vital role in catching and correcting errors in diagnosis and treatment, assisting with decisions, providing feedback on performance as well as for reducing health care costs.  However, over the last decade there are increasing public awareness on adverse events involving engineering failures that not only lead to

monetary losses but also more importantly human injuries and deaths. As medical devices and applications are complex products more research is needed to design and implement innovative instrumentation for diagnosis, monitoring and treatment as well as to measure and analyze medical process pattern of execution and efficiency of medical applications.

The IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurement and Applications will bring together practitioner and researcher from diverse fields, to exchange ideas and information, and address open issues in term of concepts, research, standards, implementations, running experiments and applications for diagnosis and treatment, that improve customization, gather and sift through reams of data to identify key changes in health status and then notify key persons.

The following topic highlights the IEEE MeMeA 2014 theme ‘Beyond Medical Measurements’, but are not limited to:

Standards for medical devices and applications

Monitoring & Diagnostic Systems
Sensors for health monitoring
Sensory augmentation
Sensor fusion and calibration
Implantable medical device technology
Embedded systems for health monitoring and health care
Biomedical robotic methods
Motion detection and activity recognition
Exercise testing and risk screening
Wearable computing
Instrumentation for mind-body dynamics on emotion, cognition and behaviors
Termography applications
Environmental health monitoring system
Exposome monitoring
Body Sensor Network; e.g, in-body, on-body and around-body networks
Delay-tolerance, fault-tolerance and reliability in BSNs
Cognitive networks for health monitoring and health care
Energy efficient in communications and networking
Servicing medical instrumentation

Healthcare Services using Information and Communication Technologies
Wireless/mobile service management and delivery
Ad hoc and sensor network support for ubiquitous computing
Ubiquitous information appliances for health monitoring and health care
Cloud computing
e-Health
Pervasive health
Mobile technology
m-Health
Telemedicine
Personal health records
Electronic health records
Patient home health care
Collaborative health care

Information Processing
Image and Signal Processing
Biometry
Bioinformatics
Medical Informatics
Ecological model of measurement in medical applications
Computer-based decision support
Context awareness
Data-intensive engineering
Computational intelligence
Pattern detection and recognition
Case based reasoning
Hybrid intelligent systems
Nature inspired computing techniques
Machine learning
Ambient intelligence
Information retrieval
Data Mining
Web Mining
Computer Vision
Information security
Network security
Steganography

Interfaces and interaction
Human-computer interfaces
Multi-platform design
Multi-modal user interfaces
Mixed (virtual/real) world infrastructures
Reconfigurability and personalization
Virtual reality use in health care
Adaptive interfaces
Improving digital TV and electronic communications access
Interaction design
Natural interaction
Speech interfaces
Tangible and organic interfaces
Interactive animation
Universally accessible graphical design
Tools for accessible graphic design
Computer simulation of the user interaction
Non-invasive brain computer interaction
Game-based methodologies for health monitoring and health care
User modeling and personalization

Assistive technology
Ambient assisted living
Robot mediated motor therapy
Medical devices for rehabilitative activities
Smart home
Ergonomics
Software engineering for accessibility
Accessibility and usability
Web accessibility tools and evaluation
End-user development for accessibility
E-learning and accessibility
Design for all
Tools for collaborative accessibility testing
User modeling and the adaptive Web

Authors are invited to submit original research of theoretical or applied nature, not published nor currently under review for another conference or journal, that encompasses researches and results on design and implementation of health monitoring and health care devices and applications, telecommunications, information processing, information and communication technology, assistive technologies, accuracy and efficiency of measurement devices and process execution in health care systems.

The preliminary version papers (4 to 6 pages) will be accepted based on a peer review process. The review can result in revision requests that must be mandatory fulfilled to have the paper accepted in the symposium proceedings.  The submission should explain the significance of the contribution, results part and contain a list of key references. The manuscripts must be prepared in English according to guidelines provided on the IEEE MeMeA 2014 website (http://memea2014.ieee-ims.org/).

All accepted papers and presented at the Symposium will be published in the Symposium Proceedings and via IEEE Xplore. An accepted paper will be published in the proceedings only if the full-fee registration payment for one of the authors is received and correctly processed.
Special sessions, dedicated to case-studies and commercial presentations, as well as technical tutorials, dedicated to technical/scientific topics, are also envisaged: companies interested in presenting their products/methodologies or researchers interested in presenting a demo or lecturing a tutorial are invited to contact the conference secretariat.

SPECIAL ISSUE OF IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INSTRUMENTATION AND MEASUREMENT:
A Special Issue of IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement (TIM) will be published. It will contain papers selected on the basis of the results of regular peer review of the manuscripts. Each manuscript has to meet the scope of the TIM and be based on a paper published in the symposium proceedings and presented. However, the manuscript must be significantly extended beyond the scope of the proceedings paper in terms of the overall technical content and research results

Important Deadlines:

January 20, 2014 -Submission of draft papers (4 to 6 pages)
March 1, 2014 - Notification to authors of accept / reject decision.
April 4, 2014 -Submission of camera-ready, full-length papers.
December 20, 2013 - Special session proposals.
December 20, 2013 – Tutorial proposals