News & Upcoming Events
The conference theme is “Computation and Modelling in Physiology: New Challenges and Opportunities”, with the aim to provide researchers an interdisciplinary forum to discuss cardiovascular oscillations, drawing ideas from a wide scientific spectrum including physics, mathematics, engineering, computer science, neuroscience and neuroengineering and others.
16th International Conference on Laser Applications in Life Sciences that will be held in Nancy (France) from 3 to 5 April 2020, in which Prof. Anne Humeau-Heurtier, a member of IEEE Cardiopulmonary Systems TC, is a member of the Scientific Program Committee.
The University of Sydney team including John Anda Du, Dr Nadi Sadr and Professor Philip de Chazal (the CPS-TC member), finished second in this year’s Physionet Computing in Cardiology challenge “Early Prediction of Sepsis from Clinical Data”. The team developed an automated system for predicting the onset of sepsis using clinical data. It achieved an area under the ROC of 0.82 for predicting sepsis 6 hours before the clinical prediction of sepsis. See https://physionet.org/content/challenge-2019/1.0.0
Members of the Cardiopulmonary Systems technical committee are organizing various sessions in the upcoming EMBC’19 in Berlin, Germany. This includes a full-day workshop, “Cardiorespiratory physiology and modeling with clinical applications” on Tuesday 23 July. This workshop covers cardiovascular and respiratory physiology, mathematical modeling and the use of simulation models to aid in the understanding of the normo- and patho-physiology of the heart, the lungs, and their interactions. The workshop is given by experts in the field and is geared toward undergraduate and graduate students entering the field of cardiorespiratory systems engineering.
Other Theme-5 sessions include a series of 3 mini-symposia sessions on State-of-the-art advances in Sleep Health Science and Technology, a series of 2 mini-symposia on Recent Advances on Cuff-Less Blood Pressure Measurement Technology and an invited session on Identification of Cardiopulmonary Function. Other sessions chaired by our TC members are an invited session Recent Advances and Challenges in 4D Flow MRI and a mini-symposium on Challenges and Opportunities of Cardiac Imaging and Advanced Data Analysis in Cardiovascular Disease. Click here for more details on these sessions.
Professor Ann Humeau-Heurtier, Université d’Angers coauthored a recently published article in the IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, entitled Multichannel Time-Frequency Complexity Measures for the Analysis of Age-Related Changes in Neuromagnetic Resting-State Activity. The authors propose new multichannel time-frequency complexity measures to evaluate differences on magnetoencephalograpy (MEG) recordings between healthy young and old subjects at rest at different spatial scales. They showed that these features are able to reveal regional clusters. The multichannel time-frequency complexities can be used to monitor the aging of subjects. They also allow a mutual information approach, and could be applied to a wider range of problems.
Professor Ricardo Armentano, member of the IEEE Argentina Section and our Cardiopulmonary Systems TC, has been awarded the Eminent Engineer Award of IEEE Latin America Region for findings in the field of quantitative hemodynamics and mechanobiology of the cardiovascular system, from fundamental fundamentals to applications in clinical practice. This award is a recognition for those members belonging to any of the Sections of the Latin American Region, that have contributed significantly to the promotion and aggrandizement of the professional disciplines that are part of the IEEE. Congratulations!
A book titled “Biomechanical Modeling of the Cardiovascular System” by Dr. Ricardo Armentano and his coauthers aims to become a key research handbook for the students and practitioners in the field of Cardiovascular Engineering. This book will be published by IOP publishing shortly and it aims to become a key research handbook for the students and practitioners in this field. You can find this book at Booktopia and Amazon. Dr. Armentano has also been selected as a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE EMBS in 2019, opening the possibilities of active collaboration and interaction with the global community of students and researchers.
Professor Anne Humeau-Heurtier (Univ Angers, France) launches a Special Issue entitled “Multiscale Entropy Approaches and Their Applications” to be published in the journal Entropy (IF = 2.305). In this Special Issue, the goal is to collect papers focusing on both the theory and applications of multiscale entropy approaches. Your contribution to this Special Issue is very welcome. You can submit your manuscript whenever you want, before 31 March 2019.
Professor Almir Badnjević would like to invite you to participate in the International Conference for Medical and Biological Engineering (16-18 May 2019, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina). The conference aims to promote Medical and Biological Engineering worldwide as well as to establish and strengthen scientific collaborations in Medical and Biological Engineering and all other related fields. For more information, please visit www.cmbebih.com.