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ISPHT 2011 : The IASTED International Symposium on Imaging and Signal Processing in Healthcare and Technology


When May 16, 2011 - May 18, 2011
Where Washington DC, USA
Submission Deadline Feb 10, 2011
Notification Due Mar 1, 2011
Final Version Due Mar 15, 2011
Categories    image processing   signal processing   medical imaging   healthcare technology

Call For Papers

Dr. Ronald Merrell
Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

Dr. Changjiu Zhou
Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore

"Sensor System Integration: Interoperability and Signal Processing for Remote Medical Monitoring"
Dr. Azhar Rafiq
Director, Medical Informatics, NASA HQ, OCHMO
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
VCU School of Medicine, USA

"Advanced Applications of Medical Imaging"
Prof. Seong Ki Mun
Arlington Innovation Center for Health Research, Virginia Tech, USA

"Changing the Location of Care Understanding the Implications, Deriving the Benefits"
Dr. Adam Darkins
Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC, USA

"Medical Robotics and Computer-Integrated Interventional Medicine"
Prof. Russell H. Taylor
The Johns Hopkins University, USA

Dr. Ronald K. Poropatich
Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC), USA

Dr. Michael J. Ackerman
National Library of Medicine, NIH, USA

Washington, DC is a vibrant city where politics, history, and culture combine. Try soaking in a bit of art at one of Washington’s many galleries or visit the famous Capitol Hill to absorb a bit of American history. Academically, Washington is home to the historical Georgetown University, one of the nation’s oldest universities. It is well- known for its diverse students, researchers, and faculty, as well as its intellectual character and international reputation. In spring, Washington plays host to a number of international festivals such as the Asian Heritage Festival and the Meridian International Children’s Festival, all taking place against the backdrop of blooming cherry blossoms. With so many events taking place, visiting Washington will be an enriching and exciting experience for everybody.

In recent years, with the aid of engineering and information technology, image and signal processing has emerged as a high-tech field, generating innovation in such areas as medical imaging, health informatics, wireless and remote sensors, watermarking, PACS, MRI, nuclear medicine and medical cybernetics. Scientists and engineers in this field have recently been working towards such advances as developing virtual learning systems for training intravenous catheterization and collecting blood samples, creating artificial organs that mimic natural human organs, conducting telemedicine and telediagnosis, performing surgeries with robots, creating a laboratory-on-a-chip, and watermarking medical data.

The IASTED International Conference on Imaging and Signal Processing in Healthcare and Technology (ISPHT 2011) will be an international forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange the latest research, results, and ideas in healthcare and technology.

The topics of interest to be covered by ISPHT 2011 include, but are not limited to:


* Biomedical Signal Processing
* Biometrics
* Biophotonics
* Computed Tomography
* Data Representation and Visualization
* Fuzzy Logic and Expert Systems
* Haptics
* Healthcare Informatics
* Human-Computer Interaction
* Image Ontology
* Integrated Medical Image Analysis
* Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
* Medical and Health Informatics
* Medical Communication Technologies
* Medical Cybernetics
* Medical Data Compression
* Medical Data Storage
* Medical Image Processing
* Medical Sensors
* Medical Signal Processing
* Mobile Computing
* Nuclear Medicine
* Optical Imaging
* Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS)
* Radiology and Radiography
* Software Languages and Tools for Imaging
* Ultrasound Imaging
* Watermarking and Cryptography
* Wireless Medical Communications
* Wireless Sensor Networks


* Adaptive Telecommunication Systems
* Assistive Ergonomic Technology
* Assistive Medical Technology
* Assistive Rehabilitative Technology
* Assistive Robotics
* Assistive Software Technology
* Bioelectric Sensors
* Braille Displays
* Cognitive Retraining
* Ergonomic Furniture
* Geriatric Care
* Head-Mounted Displays
* Intelligent Tutoring Systems
* Mind Reading/Mapping Software
* Pedestrian Mobility Aids
* Pervasive Healthcare
* Prosthetics
* Rehabilitation Engineering
* Screen Readers
* Smart Homes
* Speech Synthesis
* Stroke Rehabilitation
* Surgery Simulations
* Tactile Graphics
* Tele-home Healthcare and Telemedicine
* Telematics Systems
* Telemetry
* Telerobotics
* Telerobotics and Telematics
* Teletext
* Traffic Telematics
* Ubiquitous Computing
* Vital Signs Monitoring
* Voice Recognition Software
* Wearable Devices
* Web-based Telehealth

Submit your paper via our website at: All submissions should be in Adobe Acrobat (.PDF) format.

The IASTED Secretariat must receive your paper by January 10, 2011. Receipt of paper submission will be confirmed by email.

Initial Paper Requirements
All papers submitted to IASTED conferences must be previously unpublished and may not be considered for publication elsewhere at any time during IASTED's review period. Authors are limited to a maximum of three paper submissions.

Initial paper submissions should be full papers. Papers of up to 6 pages in length are included in the conference registration fee. An extra charge will apply for every additional page for papers longer than 6 pages. Authors are responsible for having their papers checked for style and grammar before submitting to IASTED. Papers may be rejected if the language is not satisfactory.

When submitting a paper, complete the online initial paper submission form, designating an author who will attend the conference, and provide four key words to indicate the subject area of your paper. At least one of the key words must be taken from the list of topics provided under Scope, above.

Formatting instructions for initial papers are available at

All papers submitted to this conference will be double-blind peer reviewed by at least two members of the International Program Committee and related technical committees. Acceptance will be based primarily on originality, significance, technical soundness, presentation, and references. The conference chair makes the final decision on the acceptance or rejection of the paper.

Acceptance and Registration
Notification of acceptance will be sent via email by February 15, 2011. Final manuscripts are due by March 15, 2011. Registration and final payment are due by April 1, 2011. Late registration fees or paper submissions will result in the papers being excluded from the conference proceedings.

Only one paper of up to eight pages is included in the regular registration fee. There will be an added charge for extra pages and additional papers.

Final Paper Requirements
The final paper must be correctly formatted and submitted online at

The formatting instructions can be found at: and must be strictly followed. The page limit for final papers is eight single-spaced pages in 10 point Times New Roman font.


Proposals for three-hour tutorials must be submitted online by January 10, 2011. Submit tutorial proposals via the following web site address:

Proposal Format
A tutorial proposal should clearly indicate:

* The topic.
* Background knowledge expected of the participants.
* Objectives.
* Time allocations for the major course topics.
* The qualifications of the instructor(s).

Special session proposals must be emailed to by January 10, 2011. Proposals should include a session title, a list of the topics covered, and the qualifications and brief biography of the session organizer(s).

Papers submitted to the special session must be received by January 10, 2011, unless otherwise stipulated by the Special Session Organizer. A minimum of five papers must be registered and fully paid in order for this session to be included in the conference program.

More information on special sessions is available at

Expanded and enhanced versions of papers published in the conference proceedings can also be considered for inclusion in one of the IASTED journals. Information on the submission of papers to journals is available at:

Whole proceedings as well as single papers can now be purchased online. Please visit ACTA Press:

The proceedings will be sent for indexing in the following:

* Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
* Conference Proceedings Citation Index
* EI Compendex
* FIZ Karlsruhe

Submissions Due February 10, 2011
Notification of Acceptance March 1, 2011
Final Manuscripts Due March 15, 2011
Registration Deadline April 1, 2011

For more information, or to be placed on our mailing list, please contact:

IASTED Secretariat – ISPHT 2011
B6, Suite 101, Dieppe Avenue SW
Calgary, AB, Canada T3E 7J9
Tel: +1 403-288-1195
Fax: +1 403-247-6851
Web site:

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