IEEE SMC16 call for Sepcial Session on Medical CPS

SMC2016 Special Session on Knowledge-based and Intelligent Control  Solutions for Medical Cyber-Physical Systems -- Call for contributions

Special Session organizers
Tamas Haidegger (Obuda University), Gernot Kronreif (Austrian Center for Medical Innovation and Technology), Emmanuel Vander Poorten (K.U. Leuven)

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.

 Focus Areas of the Session
Original contributions are sought in the areas including but not limited to:
•    Applied control of medical CPS
•    Knowledge based and intelligent control algorithms
•    Advanced control of human–machine interfaces for medical applications
•    Medical robot control
•    Human-centered robot control
•    Foundations for integration of medical device systems/models
•    Component-based technologies for accelerated design and verifiable system integration
•    Enabling control technologies for future medical devices
•    Implantable regulatory devices, networked biosensors, tele-surgery, robotic surgery, physiologic signal QoS
•    Distributed control & sensing of networked medical CPS
•    Robust, verifiable, fault-tolerant control of medial CPS
•    Medical CPS Plug-and-Play: requirements for interoperability in the clinical environment
•    High-confidence medical CPS software development & assurance

Important Dates
April 15 May 1, 2016: Deadline for submission of full-length papers
May 25, 2016: Acceptance/Rejection Notification.
July 9, 2016: 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 SMC2016 main conference online submission system on SMC2016 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 SMC2016 Program Committee and qualified peer-reviewers to be nominated by the Special Session organizers.

More info: IEEE SMC 2016


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