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EMBS has hosted workshop, events and conferences since 1953 and the Society sponsors several scientific conferences annually and biennially. These EMBS Events provide an opportunity for members and non-members to present and share research information, receive feedback, create networking and employment opportunities and learn about the emerging technologies that will influence future advances in biomedical engineering and healthcare technology.

Each conference publishes a Conference Proceeding of the Contributed Papers that are presented at the event.  All EMBS Conferences rigorously review Contributed Paper submissions with a minimum of 3 reviews per paper and every contributed paper accepted is checked for plagiarism via iAuthenticate.

Each conference also accepts late breaking Research Abstracts.  These Abstracts are lightly reviewed and presented in poster format.  Abstracts but are not published as part of the Conference Proceedings.

Authors are expected to adhere to Ethical Standards as established by the funding bodies such as NIH.  IEEE EMBS welcomes a diverse audience to participate in the Society’s events.

Explore our Conferences

Jim Patton
VP, Conferences
VP, Conferences

University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Expertise: Neurorehabilitation through novel interfaces; Automatic feedback control theory; Dynamics and simulation; Optimization; Mechatronics and haptic development; Human-machine interfaces; Robotic

James L. Patton received BS degrees in mechanical engineering and engineering science from the University of Michigan in 1989, MS degree in theoretical mechanics from Michigan State, in 1993, and the PhD degree in biomedical engineering from Northwestern University in 1998. He is Professor of Bioengineering at University of Illinois at Chicago, and a senior research scientist at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. He worked in automotive manufacturing and in nuclear medicine before discovering the control of human movement. His general interests involve robotic teaching, dynamic balance control, haptics, modeling of the human-machine interface, and robot-facilitated recovery from a brain injury. Patton is vice president of IEEE-EMB society, and editor in chief of the Proceedings of the... Read more

University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Expertise: Neurorehabilitation through novel interfaces; Automatic feedback control theory; Dynamics and simulation; Optimization; Mechatronics and haptic development; Human-machine interfaces; Robotic

James L. Patton received BS degrees in mechanical engineering and engineering science from the University of Michigan in 1989, MS degree in theoretical mechanics from Michigan State, in 1993, and the PhD degree in biomedical engineering from Northwestern University in 1998. He is Professor of Bioengineering at University of Illinois at Chicago, and a senior research scientist at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. He worked in automotive manufacturing and in nuclear medicine before discovering the control of human movement. His general interests involve robotic teaching, dynamic balance control, haptics, modeling of the human-machine interface, and robot-facilitated recovery from a brain injury. Patton is vice president of IEEE-EMB society, and editor in chief of the Proceedings of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology.

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Major EMBS Sponsored Conferences

EMBS sponsors multiple, scientific conferences throughout the year. EMBS Conferences provide an opportunity for members and non-members to present and share research information, receive feedback, create networking and employment opportunities and learn about the emerging technologies that will influence future advances in biomedical engineering and healthcare technology.

A major goal of all EMBS conferences is to host a diverse event that ensures opportunity for all to learn/engage with others, present their research in a challenging, but supportive and encouraging environment and network/collaborate with scientific colleagues.

EMBS Conference Manuscript Review Process

EMBS accepts the following types of manuscripts for the conference:

  • Contributed Papers (4 pages, either Oral Presentation or Electronic Poster, published)
  • Special Session Papers (4 pages, invitation only by proposal process, Oral Presentation, published)
  • Late Breaking Research Abstracts (1 Page, Electronic Poster, not published)

EMBS supports and executes a stringent paper review process for all conferences. Each manuscript receives a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 reviews. Plagiarism software is used in the review process and there is an expectation for authors to accept IEEE and EMB Ethic conditions and all ethical requirements as recommended by NIH and funding institutions.

EMBC, the annual conference of the Society is designed as a general topic conference with multiple technical themes.  It follows the same stringent paper review process as Special Topic Conferences but has a higher acceptance rate.  EMBC has an additional goal of the conference to develop the next generation of Biomedical Engineers and Electrical Engineers working in Bio. We have a vibrant student and young professional (post grad) participation in the General Conference.  Average attendance is 3000. Attendees range from high school students to senior industry and academic researchers.

EMB Special Topic Conferences are designed to create a high quality, technological event with leading technology experts.  Their paper review is more stringent and has a lower acceptance rate. Average attendance is 800.  Attendees range from graduate students to senior industry and academic researchers.

All EMBS Conference Proceedings are published in IEEE Xplore, a digital library of the IEEE

Additionally, several Conference Proceedings of EMBS Conferences are indexed in Medline/PUBmed, Elsevier (Compendex, ScienceDirect and Scopus), Google Scholar, INSPEC, CiteSeerX and Web of Science.

Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)

EMBC is the annual flagship conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, covering a broad range of topics from cutting-edge biomedical and healthcare technology, research and scientific developments to clinical applications, biomedical education and entrepreneurship. The First Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology was held in Denver, Colorado in 1979.

EMBC is designed to:
• educate the future Biomedical Engineers and Electrical Engineers who work in the bio area
• collaborate with clinicians and other stakeholders in the Life Sciences field
• cover a broad range of topics from cutting-edge biomedical and healthcare technology research and development to clinical applications, biomedical education and entrepreneurship that will benefit humanity
• promote diversity and inclusion

Annually, EMBC welcomes over 3000 attendees from over 73 countries to our Conference where they enjoy access to all technical... Read more

EMBC is the annual flagship conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, covering a broad range of topics from cutting-edge biomedical and healthcare technology, research and scientific developments to clinical applications, biomedical education and entrepreneurship. The First Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology was held in Denver, Colorado in 1979.

EMBC is designed to:
• educate the future Biomedical Engineers and Electrical Engineers who work in the bio area
• collaborate with clinicians and other stakeholders in the Life Sciences field
• cover a broad range of topics from cutting-edge biomedical and healthcare technology research and development to clinical applications, biomedical education and entrepreneurship that will benefit humanity
• promote diversity and inclusion

Annually, EMBC welcomes over 3000 attendees from over 73 countries to our Conference where they enjoy access to all technical sessions, networking opportunities and exhibits.

Attendees are:
• Students (high school, Undergraduate & Graduate)
• Biomedical Engineers (both academic and industry)
• Electrical Engineers working in Bio (both academic and industry)
• Mechanical Engineers (both academic and industry)
• Industry
• Medical Doctors
• Medical Physicists
• Lawyers
• Entrepreneurs

EMBC is the Society’s general topic conference. EMBC themes reflect the mission of the society to advance medicine and biology through the application of engineering sciences and technology, and to translate discoveries into technologies that advance healthcare for humanity. EMBC has been ranked 8th in the top 100 conferences in Computer Science by Microsoft Academic. The spectrum of themes at EMBC includes but are not limited to:
• Biomedical Signal Processing
• Biomedical Imaging & Image Processing
• Micro- & Nano-bioengineering
• Cellular & Tissue Engineering
• Computational & Synthetic Biology
• Cardiovascular & Respiratory Systems Engineering
• Neural Engineering
• Biorobotics & Rehabilitation Engineering
• Wearable Biomedical Sensors & Systems
• Therapeutic & Diagnostic Systems, Devices and Technologies
• Translational Engineering & Healthcare Innovation
• Biomedical and Health Informatics
• Biomedical Engineering Education

An EMBS Technical Community (TC) (link to TC page) supports each of our themes. Each TC works with the Conference Organizing Committee and Conference Editorial Board to ensure technical integrity through the peer review process of manuscripts, creation of a dynamic technical program and selection of invited and keynote speakers.

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IEEE EMBS Special Topic Conference on Neural Engineering (NER)

The conference highlights emerging neurotechnologies for the restoration and enhancement of impaired sensory, motor, and cognitive functions, novel engineering tools for elucidating brain function, and discussions on the ethics of neurotechnology use and adoption by impaired and healthy individuals.

The conference highlights emerging neurotechnologies for the restoration and enhancement of impaired sensory, motor, and cognitive functions, novel engineering tools for elucidating brain function, and discussions on the ethics of neurotechnology use and adoption by impaired and healthy individuals.

IEEE EMBS Micro & Nanotechnology in Medicine (MNM)

The focus is creating technology on the scale of biology at the Micro and Nanoscale level. These technologies hold great potential for diagnostics, therapeutics, enhancement of physiological function, disease management, or early monitoring and prevention. The goal of IEEE EMBS via MNMC is to foster interaction between scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs and medical researchers in the context of real-world medical needs and issues. The Conference promotes vigorous and open dialogue towards groundbreaking solutions to previously unaddressed problems and cutting edge technologies for faster, more quantitative, and less expensive biomedical solutions using advances in Micro and Nanotechnology… in short translating technology from the bench to the bedside.

The focus is creating technology on the scale of biology at the Micro and Nanoscale level. These technologies hold great potential for diagnostics, therapeutics, enhancement of physiological function, disease management, or early monitoring and prevention. The goal of IEEE EMBS via MNMC is to foster interaction between scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs and medical researchers in the context of real-world medical needs and issues. The Conference promotes vigorous and open dialogue towards groundbreaking solutions to previously unaddressed problems and cutting edge technologies for faster, more quantitative, and less expensive biomedical solutions using advances in Micro and Nanotechnology… in short translating technology from the bench to the bedside.

IEEE Healthcare Innovation and Point of Care Technology Conference (HI-POCT)

The Conference will focus on point-of-care technologies (POCT) for healthcare, emphasizing funding opportunities and the promise and pitfalls of the journey from idea to the patient. The conference will provide a strategic forum in which clinicians, industry experts, innovation experts, researchers and students will examine how to define unmet clinical needs and successfully travel along the innovation cycle towards commercialization and patient impact. Clinical, technological, regulatory, and marketing aspects of this learnable process will be stressed.

The overall goal of the strategic conference is to provide opportunities for stakeholders to explore collaborations and synergies to accelerate POCT technologies for improving global and deep space healthcare at an affordable cost.

The Conference will focus on point-of-care technologies (POCT) for healthcare, emphasizing funding opportunities and the promise and pitfalls of the journey from idea to the patient. The conference will provide a strategic forum in which clinicians, industry experts, innovation experts, researchers and students will examine how to define unmet clinical needs and successfully travel along the innovation cycle towards commercialization and patient impact. Clinical, technological, regulatory, and marketing aspects of this learnable process will be stressed.

The overall goal of the strategic conference is to provide opportunities for stakeholders to explore collaborations and synergies to accelerate POCT technologies for improving global and deep space healthcare at an affordable cost.

IEEE EMBS International Biomedical & Health Informatics Conference (BHI)

The Conference will focus on topics of informatics and computing in healthcare and life sciences.

The Conference will focus on topics of informatics and computing in healthcare and life sciences.

IEEE EMBS Annual International Body Sensor Networks Conference (BSN)

The Conference will focus on addressing the challenges in the emerging sensor medical/healthcare systems and networks.

The Conference will focus on addressing the challenges in the emerging sensor medical/healthcare systems and networks.

Co-Sponsored Conferences

EMBS also co-sponsors events with other IEEE Societies.

IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI), sponsored by IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society and IEEE Signal Processing Society

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.

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.

IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob), sponsored by IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society & the IEEE Robotics & Automation Society

BioRob covers both theoretical and experimental challenges posed by the application of robotics and mechatronics in medicine and biology. The primary focus of Biorobotics is to analyze biological systems from a "biomechatronic" point of view, trying to understand the scientific and engineering principles underlying their extraordinary performance.

This profound understanding of how biological systems work, behave and interact can be used for two main objectives: to guide the design and fabrication of novel, high performance bio-inspired machines and systems for many different applications; and to develop novel nano, micro-, macro- devices that can act upon, substitute parts of, and assist human beings in prevention, diagnosis, surgery, prosthetics, rehabilitation and personal assistance.

BioRob covers both theoretical and experimental challenges posed by the application of robotics and mechatronics in medicine and biology. The primary focus of Biorobotics is to analyze biological systems from a "biomechatronic" point of view, trying to understand the scientific and engineering principles underlying their extraordinary performance.

This profound understanding of how biological systems work, behave and interact can be used for two main objectives: to guide the design and fabrication of novel, high performance bio-inspired machines and systems for many different applications; and to develop novel nano, micro-, macro- devices that can act upon, substitute parts of, and assist human beings in prevention, diagnosis, surgery, prosthetics, rehabilitation and personal assistance.

IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR), sponsored by IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society & the IEEE Robotics & Automation Society

ICORR Proceedings are indexed in Medline/PubMED.

The biennial conference on theoretical and experimental issues in the fields of Rehabilitation Robotics and Neuroscience applied to Healthcare. Prosthetic, assistive, diagnostic, and therapeutic robots continue to face challenges of adoption by the users. This year’s meeting, subtitled “Clinical Choices,” will provide an opportunity to shape this discussion by bringing together individuals interested in real-life applications together with robotics experts and commercial providers from around the world.

ICORR Proceedings are indexed in Medline/PubMED.

The biennial conference on theoretical and experimental issues in the fields of Rehabilitation Robotics and Neuroscience applied to Healthcare. Prosthetic, assistive, diagnostic, and therapeutic robots continue to face challenges of adoption by the users. This year’s meeting, subtitled “Clinical Choices,” will provide an opportunity to shape this discussion by bringing together individuals interested in real-life applications together with robotics experts and commercial providers from around the world.

EMB Conference Tehnical Co- Sponsorship Opportunities

Conference Technical Co-Sponsorship by IEEE EMBS

Many of EMB volunteers participate in Conferences not sponsored by EMBS.  At times, EMBS receives requests to technically co-sponsor these events. The Society will consider these requests if EMBS members are actively engaged in the event.  

Technical Co-sponsorship Only

A request can be made for technical co-sponsorship by conferences with subject content aligned with EMB’s field of interest and can demonstrate significant participation by EMB members in the Program organization of the event.

Technical Co-sponsorship with acquisition of Conference Proceeding for publication in IEEE Xplore

For an existing conference publication to be considered for EMB acquisition, there must be an archive of more than one past proceedings made available to EMBS for qualitative evaluation.  First time events will not be considered for acquisition.

As a Technical Co-sponsor, IEEE EMBS requires the following items:

  • All papers submitted to the conference must be peer-reviewed.
  • The conference must demonstrate that its paper submission process is secure.
  • The conference organizers have a process to identify plagiarism and reject fraudulent reviewers and papers.
  • Authors follow IEEE and EMB Code of Ethics 

To verify this information, a detailed description of the paper submission and review process must be submitted to the EMB Executive Office.  The review process and the submitted past publications will be reviewed by EMB VP Conferences. Please include a Call for Papers if one is available. IEEE EMBS will not authorize any publication acquisition for IEEE Xplore until these requirements can be verified.

All IEEE fees associated with acquiring the Conference Proceedings for a technically co-sponsored conference will be the responsibility of the conference.  IEEE EMBS will not have any financial involvement and will be limited to participating as a Technical Co-sponsor and the use of IEEE EMBS in the title of the Conference is prohibited.  IEEE EMBS reserves the right at any time to revoke technical co-sponsorship with cause.

As a Technical Co-sponsor to IEEE EMBS the Conference must:

  • Acknowledge IEEE EMBS participation in all conference materials, advertisements and on the conference website.
  • Include the IEEE EMBS Information page in the Final Program and Conference Proceeding.
  • This acquisition of your Conference Proceedings is not guaranteed and is contingent upon the proceedings being created in the required IEEE compatible format and submitted according to IEEE requirements.
  • Provide to IEEE EMBS one complimentary copy of the Conference Proceeding for the EMBS Executive Office.

As a technical co-sponsor of the conference, IEEE EMBS will provide the following:

  • include your conference information in the Society Calendar and will advertise the event to its members
  • permission for the use of IEEE EMBS logo on the Conference Website and promotion material as a sponsoring society.

Note: IEEE EMBS will not technically co-sponsor a conference if it falls within a month (either side) of our Annual International Conference or a month (either side) of one of our Special Topic Conferences.

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