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EMBC 2018
 1 Page Research Poster Paper DEADLINE is April 18, 2018 

Submission deadline for 1-page papers is April 18th. Don't delay Join us at EMBC18 to experience world class research and global connections.

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 Workshops & Tutorials
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki 
Beach Resort

Approximately 15 minute walk to Hawaii Convention Center

2005 Kalia Road Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
Tel:  +1-808-949-4321 

Click here to book at EMBC discounted rates, before June 13, 2018.
Sponsorship Opportunities are Still Available, find out more HERE.
IEEE Brain Initiative Q&A Series
 In Partnership with EMBS, Episode 4 with Dr. Heather Benz, FDA,
now available FREE for download

Virtual reality, prosthetics, biomedical engineering and research are just a few of the areas in which Dr. Heather Benz works on a day-to-day basis. As a biomedical engineer working as a Medical Device Staff Fellow at the FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Dr. Benz experiences the sci-fi excitement that comes with working in new technology as well as using that technology to help people in need; her two passions. 

In this IEEE Brain podcast episode, Dr. Benz shares what it's like working with the FDA to improve the lives of patients, how she came to be a biomedical engineer and what it's like to be a woman in her field.
2019 International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging 
 Call for Papers

The IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI) is a scientific conference dedicated to mathematical, algorithmic, and computational aspects of biological and biomedical imaging, across all scales of observation. It fosters knowledge transfer among different imaging communities and contributes to an integrative approach to biomedical imaging. ISBI is a joint initiative from the IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) and the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS). The 2019 meeting will be held in Venice, Italy and will include tutorials, challenges and a scientific program composed of plenary talks, invited special sessions, as well as oral and poster presentations of peer-reviewed papers.
9th International Conference on Neural Engineering

SAVE THE DATE 19-22 March, 2019 San Francisco, CA
Life Sciences Conference
 Life Sciences will host a workshop "Engineering and Medicine in
Extreme Environments" during EMBC'18

The workshop, initiated and supported by the IEEE Life Science Committee, intends to bring together world leading experts in the areas of engineering and medicine in scuba diving, space and tactical and emergency services. The audience will have the opportunity to see presentations about the fundamental medical concepts of physiological adaptation, as well as technological advances to assess physiological monitoring in these extreme environments and to process acquired data.

See link for further details and to sign up!
MNMC 2018
Publications Spotlight
Call for Papers: TNSRE Special Issue
Neural Systems Engineering and Mathematical Modeling of Brain Dynamics using ECoG/EEG/MEG Oscillations and Machine Learning Methods
In humans, interactions between neuronal circuits, systems and signals among micro-, meso- and macro-scales of brain dynamics underpin the functional organisation of the brain that supports our daily life activity. How efficiently neuronal circuits such as cortico-cortical, cortico-thalamic and thalamo-cortical networks interact among these multiple spatial scales remains to be fully elucidated. Mathematical, computational and experimental neuroscientists apply a variety of methods, techniques and algorithms, both in animals and humans, ranging from single cell recordings to whole brain imaging, in order to identify the core mechanisms that govern the interactions among these scales. Although our knowledge of neural mechanisms, circuits and networks underlying brain dynamics and functions constantly grows, the integration of this knowledge to provide a conceptual framework of emergent behaviour and pattern formation occurring on different levels of spatial organization remains challenging. Authors are invited to submit original or review articles addressing mechanisms of emergent brain dynamics inferred from the analysis of ECoG/EEG/MEG, on all levels of complexity. Specifically, articles integrating (i) computational neuroscience, and (ii) mathematical models of biologically realistic neuronal networks and machine learning methods are welcome.

In this special issue, Guest Editor Steve Mehrkanoon, PhD, welcomes papers that address many of the challenges of mathematical and computational models of the brain networks and dynamics given the measurement data ECoG/EEG/MEG. The scope of this special issue is interdisciplinary. The list of possible topics includes, but is not limited to:
* New developments in computational and mathematical models of mean field theory integrated with ECoG/EEG/MEG modalities
* Multi-modal and combinatorial fusion of ECoG/EEG/MEG data and brain connectivity machine learning
* Development of data-driven machine learning techniques to identify the mechanisms of emergent spatiotemporal dynamics within the framework of network topology
* Development of computational and mathematical models for bridging the scales of brain dynamics
* Cortical network modelling and formal conceptual models of cortical oscillations
* Application of deep learning and machine learning algorithms in functional, structural and effective network analysis and predictive models of brain dynamics.
* New cutting-edge numerical analysis and techniques to simulate/implement
* Adaptive mathematical and computational models of network dynamics (e.g., brain development and aging studies)
* Statistical methods for assessing individual and population brain connectivity data

Contributions will receive prompt and thorough peer review and will be published online ahead of print after acceptance.

Deadline for Submission: May 31, 2018

Call for Papers for the IEEE IMBioC 2018 Special Issue
IEEE Journal of Electromagnetics, RF and Microwaves in Medicine and Biology (J-ERM)
The IEEE Journal of Electromagnetics, RF and Microwaves in Medicine and Biology (J-ERM), sponsored by IEEE MTT-S, APS, and EMBS societies, will publish a special Issue devoted to the 2018 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Bio-Conference (IMBioC 2018). Authors of all papers presented at the IMBioC Conference are invited to submit an expanded version of their papers to the special Issue. The expanded version requires that the new technical content reports results beyond the IMBioC paper. Every paper will be reviewed in the same manner as all other regular submissions to this journal. Information of the journal can be found at

The focuses of the journal are on unifying the sciences and applications of medicine and biology related to utilizing electromagnetics, radio frequency signals and microwaves/millimeter-waves. If you are doubtful whether your paper is suitable for J-ERM, please write to the editor-in-chief or associate editor of J-ERM, or the Guest Editor of IEEE IMBioC 2018. Authors should be reminded that the overlap of texts cannot be more than 15% and the content should not be more than 40%. 

Please note that:

1. Papers should be submitted through the journal's web page leading to ScholarOne ManuscriptCentral.
2. In the menu for "Manuscript Type", please select "IMBIOC 2018 Special Issue". The submission window will open after the conference.
3. Manuscript is limited to 6 pages maximum without counting citation and biosketch pages.
4. The conference paper should be included with the submission as well.
5. The following note should be added to the footnote on the first page of the paper: "This paper is an expanded paper from the IEEE IMBioC 2018, Philadelphia, PA".
6. The guideline and template for manuscript preparation can be found on the J-ERM webpage. The due date for the paper submission is July 30, 2018. The expected publication date of the special issue is October 1, 2018. The journal is in electronic format so the accepted paper will appear in IEEE Xplore within a few days after acceptance.

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