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TBME-Letters-Special 2011 : IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering (TBME) Letters - Special Issue: Multi-Scale Modeling and Analysis for Computational Biology and Medicine


When Feb 1, 2011 - Oct 31, 2011
Where N/A
Submission Deadline Apr 2, 2011
Notification Due May 15, 2011
Final Version Due Jun 1, 2011
Categories    biomedical engineering   bioinformatics   signal processing   computational biology

Call For Papers

Call For Papers
Special Issue on:

Multi-Scale Modeling and Analysis for Computational Biology and Medicine

IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering (TBME) is pleased to announce its Special Issue of TBME LETTERS on “Multi-scale Modeling and Analysis for Computational Biology and Medicine” scheduled for publication in September/October 2011.

Computational modeling and analysis in biology and medicine have received major attention in recent years. The interdisciplinary efforts developed so far aimed at elucidating structures and functions of living systems with major challenges in computational modeling and analysis to understand, analyze and predict the complex mechanisms of biological systems. Continued research investigations in computational biology and physiology have addressed important issues across many applications spanning from molecular dynamics, biological signaling pathways, cellular biology and communication, tissue mechanobiology, organ function and performance, systemic auto regulation, all the way up to lifestyle and environmental influences and behavioral responses. Researchers are now beginning to address the grand challenge of multi-scale computational modeling and analysis: effectively capturing biological and physiological interdependencies across multiple observational scales –not only in time and space, but also in physico-chemical modality– and doing so in a computationally efficient manner. The development of many such models involves the design of multimodal data acquisition instrumentation and systems capable of measuring and monitoring of structural and functional properties in vivo and in minimally invasive manner. Over the last few years, the research work is being extended not only to further improve the basic understanding of biological and physiological models but also to explore translational biomedical research. For example, multi-scale and multi-modal modeling approaches are now paving the way to better understanding of the mechanisms of disease and its treatment, thus helping to establish diagnostic biomarkers, physiology-based patient selection criteria, and more principled strategies for choosing, personalizing and optimizing therapeutic options. Multi-scale computational modeling promises to become a fundamental contributor to future biomedical sciences and technologies, and personalised predictive healthcare.

IEEE TBME Letters Special Issue on “Multi-Scale Modeling and Analysis for Computational Biology and Medicine” will publish short manuscripts (up to 4 printed pages) of novel methodologies with high potential impact and early breakthroughs. As the emphasis is on publication of early break-through novel methodologies in a timely manner, a full statistical validation is not required however a feasibility study with a proof of concept may be demonstrated.

Topical coverage of the Special Issue would include the study of multi-scale, multi-physics systems in biology and human physiology. Submissions are encouraged in translational biomedical research and applications to medicine. Where appropriate, contributors will give particular attention to the use of open modeling standards, public databases, open access infrastructures, and open source modeling frameworks in this arena.

Deadline for submission of manuscripts: April 2, 2011
Peer-review comments will be returned to authors: May 15, 2011
Submission of revised manuscripts due on: June 1, 2011
Publication of Special Issue: Sep/Oct 2011

IEEE TBME Letters publishes breakthrough research on emerging technologies and scientific research work with high novelty and potential impact. TBME Letters follows an expedited review protocol to provide authors reviews and decision within a few weeks. Recently published Special Issues of IEEE TBME Letters include Biorobotics (Sept 2009); Neurobiosensors (November 2009); Therapeutic Ul-trasound (January 2010); Multi-Parameter Optical Imaging (October 2010); and Point-of-Care Tech-nologies (January 2011).

Guest Editors:
Jean Louis Coatrieux, Ph.D.
Laboratoire Traitement du Signal et de l’Image, Inserm Université de Rennes 1, Campus de Beaulieu Email :

Alejandro F. Frangi, Ph.D.
CISTIB - Information & Communications Technologies Department Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Grace C.Y. Peng, Ph.D.
Interagency Modeling and Analysis Group (IMAG) National Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengineering

David Z. D'Argenio, Ph.D.
Biomedical Simulations Resource
University of Southern California

Vasilis Z. Marmarelis, Ph.D.
Biomedical Simulations Resource
University of Southern California

Anushka Michailova, Ph.D.
National Biomedical Computation Resource (NBCR) University of California San Diego

More information about the Call for Papers, topical coverage, and author instructions for manuscript submission are available on the website Any enquires should be directed to Guest Editors listed above or Atam Dhawan, Senior Editor In-Charge IEEE TBME Letters (

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