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The application period for IEEE EMBS Summer School is now open!

2nd IEEE EMBS Summer School on Emerging Technologies and Applications in
Addressing the Challenges from Wearable Devices to Big Data in Healthcare

Summer school will be held in Smolenice Catle, Slovakia (EU) on August 16 -22, 2015 (just before the EMBC in Milano).

Overall we are looking for 30 highly motivated participants.

More information can be found on

Register now for HIMSS15

Get the Member Discount to Attend HIMSS15! The Early Bird Deadline is Approaching!

Information is essential to health transformation. At HIMSS15, you’ll find the resources, people and ideas that enable you to transform health through the power of information — through innovation, engagement, leadership, connectivity and more. As we’re an Endorser and one of the expert resources at HIMSS15, you’re eligible to receive the member discount to attend the conference.

Save your spot and discover answers to pressing questions, explore hundreds of market-ready solutions, hear expert perspectives on critical issues, and network with thousands of like-minded professionals, clinicians and executives from around the globe. To receive the discount, go to the online registration.  Then, select our organization from the “Conference Endorsing Organizations” drop down in the registration process. Enter the Endorser Number: 2015.

The early bird registration deadline is January 26th at 11:59 pm CST. 

10 Finalists for Tricorder XPrize

XPRIZE Finalists

IEEE ComSoc Student Competition 2014

The theme of the Student Competition 2014 is “Communications Technology Changing the World”. The Student Competition Selection Committee includes 40 officers of IEEE and ComSoc and representatives of almost all the ComSoc Technical Committees.

The official announcement from the IEEE Communications Society, with details and the link to the submission form, is posted at the Student Competition home page.

The submission deadline is extended to 15 September 2014.

J-BHI Special Issue on “Big-Data for Health”


Important Dates:

Deadline for Submission:  29 September 2014
First Reviews Due:  1 December 2014
Final Decision:  18 February 2015


In promoting big-data as a source of innovation in healthcare and accelerating the translational pathways from the laboratory bench to the patient’s bedside, the purpose of this special issue is to address the latest technical development and practical applications of big-data for health. Specific focus will be placed on the impact of big-data on bioinformatics, imaging informatics, sensor informatics, medical informatics and public health informatics, including initiatives that enable use of big-data analytics in health systems for improved clinical decision making, enhanced efficiency of care provision, policy development and policy implementation.

Priorities will be given to papers reporting original work supported by large cohort studies with clearly demonstrated clinical translational values supplemented by on-line data sets or algorithms that can be shared by the research community.

For more information, please refer to the Call-for-Papers (PDF).

IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics – March Highlights

Upcoming Special Issues

Unobtrusive Assessment of the Mechanical Aspects of Cardiovascular Performance
          Deadline: 1 May 2014

Telehealth Systems and Applications
          Deadline: 31 March 2014

Research Highlights

Max-AUC Feature Selection in Computer-Aided Detection of Polyps in CT Colonography

Nonparametric Network Design and Analysis of Disease Genes in Oral Cancer Progression

Near-Realistic Mobile Exergames With Wireless Wearable Sensors

Blind End-Member and Abundance Extraction for Multispectral Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy Data

Nokia Sensing X Challenge #2

Team Registration Now Open for the Nokia Sensing X CHALLENGE #2!

This $2.25 million competition aims to revolutionize personalized healthcare through sophisticated #sensing technologies that put you in charge of your own health. Learn more here:

Nokia Sensing X Challenge #2

(Founded by XPRIZE Foundation)