ISBI 2018
April 4-7, 2018 in Washington DC
Registration for EMBC'18 is open! 

DEADLINE to submit 1 page abstracts is Monday, 08, January 2018
Housing now OPEN for ISBI 2018
Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available
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EMBC 2018
EMBC 2018 will be on July 17-21, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii 
Registration for EMBC'18 is open! 
Take this time to use any funding you have 
available by
completing early registration!
Call for Contributed Papers and 1 Page Papers
Author Instructions for Contributed and 1 Page Papers

C ontributed Papers-Full are presented either as an oral presentation or a poster presentation. The type of presentation will be determined by the Conference Editorial Board based on factors such as the reviewer's suggestions and topic of the paper. All presented and contributed papers will be published in IEEE Xplore and indexed by PubMed and Medline.

At least one author of the paper must be registered at the appropriate full conference rate (Member, Non-member, Student member, Student non-member) in order to upload the final paper. If complete payment of a registration fee is not received, authors will not be able to proceed with uploading their final manuscript. While any author of the paper may be registered, only the designated "corresponding author" may upload the final paper. Once a manuscript has been uploaded, the registration fees cannot be refunded. Please be sure that the attending author completes payment and uploads the final paper. This means that they must be the "corresponding author".

Housing now OPEN for EMBC 2018
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 Now Available
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Will you be adding your name to this years EMBC WALL OF FAME????
BHI - BSN 2018
4-7, March 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada
IEEE International Conference on Wearable & 
Implantable Body Sensor Networks
DEADLINE to submit 1 page/poster abstracts is TODAY, 22, December 2017
The IEEE International Conference on Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks (BSN) 2018 is the 15th in a series of annual conferences sponsored by IEEE EMBS dedicated to address the challenges in the areas of sensor-exploiting medical/healthcare systems and networking. IEEE BSN18 will be co-located with the HIMSS2018 (Health Information Management Systems Society Annual Conference) and the IEEE BHI2018 (IEEE International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics) in Las Vegas, March 4-7, 2018. The joint program will have world-renowned speakers from research institutes, government agencies, and industry. More than a thousand attendees are expected in this leading event for healthcare and medical technologies.

Nominations are now being accepted for 2018 EMBS Awards
EMBS sponsors Awards of member recognition for technical and professional excellence, service to the society, local activities, publications and student papers. Nominations for these awards are accepted annually in January, Award Recipients are announced in April and the awards are presented at the Society's Annual International Conference.
We would like to extend the chance to nominate a EMB Chapter for an award this year. Please click on the button below to submit a nomination.

Accepting Nominations for:
  • Outstanding Chapter Award
  • Best New Chapter Award
  • Outstanding Performance Award for a Student Chapter or Club
  • Best New Student Chapter or Club Award

IEEE Student Meeting Monterrey Section

Last Saturday, December 9, the IEEE Student Meeting Monterrey Section took place at the Nova recreational. It was attended by the student chapter EMBS UDEM, student branch ITCM, Cinvestav Saltillo and students with wishes to open branches in their university. A space where they lived together and a summary of annual activities was presented.

IEEE DAY in Ecuador
Student branch Salesiana Polytechnic University of Cuenca Ecuador

EMBS Ecuador celebrating the IEEE day with the Student Branch Universidad Polit├ęcnica Salesiana de Cuenca Ecuador

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EMBS Newly Formed Chapter/Club Spotlight

Welcome to EMBS!!

On behalf of Nigel Lovell, President of EMBS, and Steve Wright, VP for Members and Students, we would also like to congratulate you on becoming a new Chapter/Club.

  • American International Univ-Bangladesh Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Student Branch Chapter in the Bangladesh Section 
  • McMaster University Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Student Branch Chapter
  • IEEE Jordan Section Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
  • IEEE Thailand Section Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Chapter

Publications Spotlight
Terahertz Channel Model and Link Budget Analysis for
Intrabody Nanoscale Communication

Hadeel Elayan  ;  Raed M. Shubair ;  Josep Miquel Jornet  ;  Pedram Johari
Nanosized devices operating inside the human body open up new prospects in the healthcare domain. Invivo wireless nanosensor networks (iWNSNs) will result in a plethora of applications ranging from intrabody health-monitoring to drug-delivery systems. With the development of miniature plasmonic signal sources, antennas, and detectors, wireless communications among intrabody nanodevices will expectedly be enabled at both the terahertz band (0.1-10 THz) as well as optical frequencies (400-750 THz). This result motivates the analysis of the phenomena affecting the propagation of electromagnetic signals inside the human body. In this paper, a rigorous channel model for intrabody communication in iWNSNs is developed. 

The total path loss is computed by taking into account the combined effect of the spreading of the propagating wave, molecular absorption from human tissues, as well as scattering from both small and large body particles. The analytical results are validated by means of electromagnetic wave propagation simulations. Moreover, this paper provides the first framework necessitated for conducting link budget analysis between nanodevices operating within the human body. This analysis is performed by taking into account the transmitter power, medium path loss, and receiver sensitivity, where both the THz and photonic devices are considered. The overall attenuation model of intrabody THz and optical frequency propagation facilitates the accurate design and practical deployment of iWNSNs.

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