IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Information Technology Applications in Biomedicine (ITAB '98)
A 'Special-Topic' Conference of the EMB Society
Washington DC, May 16-17, 1998
Announcement & Call for Papers

The IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society will be hosting its first 'Special-Topic' Conference in May 1998 launching the start of a new annual Spring conference series of the Society. In recognition of the significant impact of information technology as well as EMBS's new Transactions initiative, the IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, the 1998 Spring event will focus on information technology applications in Medicine and Health Care. The conference will address a wide range of topics including both the technology advances and the biomedical applications.

PROGRAM TOPICSs

AUDIENCE

The audience who would be most benefitted by the conference include biomedical and clinical engineers, physicians, surgeons and other health care workers, health physicists, bioinformaticists, biomedical researchers, educators, students, members of the basic science community and anyone interested in biomeedical information technology applications.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

All sessions will feature eminent keynote spoeakers who will share their visions as well as the latest advances in information technology followed by presentations on biomedical application examples, infrastructure innovations and case histories

SPECIAL WORKSHOPS AND PANELS

As part of the technical program, special concurrent workshops and panel discussions are being planned to address the biomedical information technology issues as well as the opportunities the field offers for the future. Those interested in organizing special workshops should submit a brief 1-page proposal to the Conference Co-Chair.

CONTRIBUTED PAPERS

The conference will also include a limited selection of high quality, peer-reviewed oral presentations on information technology applications in medicine and biology.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Contributing authors should submit a 2-4 pages manuscript in a camera-ready format using the same guidelines as required for the IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine. An electronic copy of the guidelines is available upon request. Papers accepted for presentation following a peer- review will be published together with all invited presentations in an IEEE copyrighted conference digest. The digest will be available to all registered participants at the conference site. Extended versions of the papers can also be submitted after the conference to the IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine.

The deadline for conference paper submission is January 31, 1998. Submissions should be directed to either of the conference co-chairs, Swamy Laxminarayan or Evangelia Micheli-Tzanakou.

CONFERENCE VENUE

Washington Marriott
1221 22nd Street N.W.
Washington DC 20037
Tel: 202-872-1500

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Swamy Laxminarayan, Conference Co-Chair
NJIT-NextGen Internet
4390 US Route 1 North
Third Floor
Princeton, NJ 08540
Tel: 609-419-0531, Ext: 203
Fax: 609-419-0530
email: swamy@nextgeninter.net

Evangelia Micheli-Tzanakou, Conference Co-Chair
Chair, Biomedical Engineering
Rutgers University
P.O. Box 909
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Tel: 908-445-3155
email: etzanako@rci.rutgers.edu

Christian Roux, International Chair
ENST de Bretagne
B.P. 832
29285 Brest, France
Tel: 33-2-98-00-13-62
email: christian.roux@enst.bretagne.fr

Nabil Adam, Co-Chair, Advisory Board
Director, CIMIC
Rutgers University
185 University Avenue
Newark, NJ 07102
Tel: 973-353-5239
email: adam@adam.rutgers.edu

Luis Kun, Co-Chair, Advisory Board
Agency for Health Care Policy and Research
Washington DC
Tel: 301-594-1483
email: lkun@po5.ahcpr.gov

Robert Begun, Finance Chair
San Diego, Ca
Tel: 408-353-1560

EMBS SECRETARIAT

Sally Chapman
c/o National Research Council of Canada
Building M-55, Room 382
Ottawa, Ontario K1A oR8
Canada
Tel: 613-993-4005
Fax: 613-954-2216
email: soc.emb@ieee.org