Call for papers: SMC2015

All researchers in the field of CIS are cordially invited to submit a paper to the upcoming IEEE SMC2015 conference special session on:
Knowledge-based and Intelligent Control  Solutions for Medical Cyber-Physical Systems 

Introduction/Call for Papers 
Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) are engineered systems built from and depend upon the seamless integration of computational algorithms and physical components. Medical CPS (including all rehabilitation robots, surgical aids, patient monitoring devices, hospital information systems, etc.) are becoming an integrated part of modern healthcare.  Advances in Medical CPS will enable improved capability, adaptability, safety, security and usability that will far exceed the simple embedded medical systems of today.  However, from the technological point of view, there are still major barriers exist to make these experimental devices reliable, safe and affordable. Traditional analysis tools are unable to cope with the full complexity of the human body or adequately predict CPS behavior. The goal of the community is to advance science and technology, share best practices and know-how to overcome crucial issues concerning medical devices, software and systems. Major challenges affecting the design and integration could be overcome with the help of cutting-edge, customized control algorithms. Latest results in CPS control are to be presented at this special session: new relationships between the cyber and physical components, new architectural models that redefine form and function.  

Aims and potential impact of the Special Session 
  • Identify specific gaps in existing CPS control practices, as well as future needs; 
  • Identify related efforts (best practices) outside of the medical CPS research community that we may leverage as a group; 
  • Explore future potential scientific domains to continue to support shared knowledge infrastructure for the CPS community; 
  • Discuss collaboration and communication mechanisms along our key research topics, their benefits and shortcomings.  
Organizational details  
The Special Session will feature two keynote presentations and 7-10 regular papers. All accepted papers will be requested to submit a 1-slide teaser of the research which will be featured at the website of the session. During this session, we will stimulate audience participation by providing adequate time for questions and discussion.  Special Session announcements will be distributed by means of the following mechanisms: targeted email invitations to principal investigators at leading research labs worldwide that are engaged in medical CPS research. At present, there are at least 50-60 active university groups in this field. An initial starting point for this mailing list will be the list of groups that have participated in past SMC events on CPS and advanced control. Advertisements will be submitted to various LinkedIn groups and online groups, and the organizers will promote this special session during their own presentations to relevant audiences between now and the SMC date.  We expect approximately 40-50 active participants based on attendance observed at recent related events. The program committee will award a best presentation prize, voted by the audience.

Important Dates 
  • March 31, 2015: Deadline for submission of full-length papers  
  • June 1, 2015: Acceptance/Rejection Notification. 
  • July 20, 2015: Final camera-ready papers due in electronic form. 
Manuscripts for a Special Session should NOT be submitted in duplication to any other regular or special sessions and should be submitted to SMC 2015 main conference online submission system on SMC 2015 conference website. All submitted papers of Special Sessions have to undergo the same review process (three completed reviews per paper).  The technical reviewers for each Special Session paper will be members of the SMC 2015 Program Committee and qualified peer-reviewers to be nominated by the Special Session organizers.
More information is available here. We are waiting for your contribution!


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