This book contains the proceedings of the 9th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies (BIOSTEC 2016). This conference is sponsored by the Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC), in cooperation with the ACM Special Interest Group on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Biomedical Informatics (SIGBio), the ACM Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence (SIGAI), the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), the EUROMICRO, the European Society for Engineering and Medicine (ESEM), the International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth (ISfTeH), the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP) and the International Society for Computational Biology (iSCB).
BIOSTEC is also technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE EMB).
The purpose of the International Joint
Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies is to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in both theoretical advances and applications of information systems, artificial intelligence, signal processing, electronics and other engineering tools in knowledge areas related to biology and medicine.
BIOSTEC is composed of five complementary and co-located conferences, each specialized in at least one of the aforementioned main knowledge areas:
- International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices – BIODEVICES;
- International Conference on Bioimaging - BIOIMAGING;
- International Conference on Bioinformatics Models, Methods and Algorithms – BIOINFORMATICS;
- International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing – BIOSIGNALS;
- International Conference on Health Informatics – HEALTHINF.
The purpose of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices (BIODEVICES) is to bring together professionals from electronics, mechanical engineering and related disciplines, interested in studying and using models, equipment and materials inspired from biological systems and/or addressing biological requirements. Monitoring devices, instrumentation sensors and systems, biorobotics, micro-nanotechnologies and biomaterials are some of the technologies addressed at this conference.
The International Conference on Bioinformatics Models, Methods and Algorithms (BIOINFORMATICS) provides a discussion place to researchers and practitioners interested in the application of computational systems and information technologies to the field of molecular biology, including for example the use of statistics and algorithms to understanding biological processes and systems, with a focus on new developments in genome bioinformatics and computational biology. Areas of interest for this community include sequence analysis, biostatistics, image analysis, scientific data management and data mining, machine learning, pattern recognition, computational evolutionary biology, computational genomics and other related fields.
The goal of the International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing (BIOSIGNALS) is to bring together researchers and practitioners from multiple areas of knowledge, including biology, medicine, engineering and other physical sciences, interested in studying and using models and techniques inspired by or applied to biological systems. A diversity of signal types can be found in this area, including image, audio and other biological sources of information. The analysis and use of these signals is a multidisciplinary area including signal processing, pattern recognition and computational intelligence techniques, amongst others.
The International Conference on Health Informatics (HEALTHINF) is a premier forum for the exchange of research and ideas across a broad spectrum of health-related areas including among others healthcare IT, decision support systems, clinical data mining and machine learning, physiological and behavioral modeling, software systems in medicine and public health, and mobile, wearable and assistive technologies in healthcare.
BIOSTEC includes four invited talks delivered by internationally distinguished speakers: Hayit Greenspan (Tel Aviv University, Israel), Marcus Cheetham (Universität Zürich, Switzerland), Salvador Pané i Vidal (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) and Luisa Torsi (University of Bari "A. Moro", Italy).
The joint BIOSTEC Conference received 321 paper submissions from 54 countries in all continents, of which 18% were accepted as full papers. The high quality of the papers received imposed difficult choices during the review process. To evaluate each submission, a double blind paper review was performed by the Program Committee, whose members are highly qualified independent researchers in the five BIOSTEC Conferences’ topic areas.
As in previous editions of the Conference, based on the reviewers’ evaluations and on the quality of the presentations, a short list of authors will be selected and invited to submit extended revised versions of their papers for a book that will be published by Springer with the best papers of BIOSTEC 2016.
We would like to express our thanks to all participants. First of all, to the authors, whose quality work is the essence of this Conference. Next, we thank all the members of the program committee and the auxiliary reviewers for their diligence and expert reviewing. We would also like to deeply thank the invited speakers for their excellent contribution in sharing their knowledge and vision. Finally, special thanks to all the members of the INSTICC team whose collaboration was fundamental for the success of this Conference.
We wish you all an inspiring Conference and an unforgettable stay in Rome, Italy. We hope to meet you again next year for BIOSTEC 2017, details of which will soon be available at http://www.biostec.org.
Vol. 1 - 978-989-758-170-0
Vol. 2 - 978-989-758-170-0
Vol. 3 - 978-989-758-170-0
Vol. 4 - 978-989-758-170-0
Vol. 5 - 978-989-758-170-0