CARDIOTECHNIX 2013 : International Congress on Cardiovascular Technologies
Conference Series : International Congress on Cardiovascular Technologies
Call For Papers
CALL FOR PAPERS
International Congress on Cardiovascular Technologies - CARDIOTECHNIX 2013
September 19 - 21, 2013
Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal
Extended Abstract Submission and Complete Paper Submission: April 24, 2013
Authors Notification: June 17, 2013
Final Submission and Registration: July 8, 2013
INSTICC - Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication
Technology has been essential for the advancement in cardiology diagnostic and treatment since the first accurate recording of the electrocardiogram and its development as a clinical tool in 1895, also the year of the discovery of X-rays by W.K.Röntgen, followed by ultrasound application for medical diagnosis by Dussik in 1941, and many other technologies. In the XXI century significant advances continue to be witnessed even more frequently and it seems evident that there is a very high potential of improving healthcare quality by combining medical knowledge in the area of cardiology with engineering technologies, especially those derived from communications, electronics and informatics.
This conference intends to be a meeting point of both academics and practitioners, in order to promote the exchange ideas and developed synergies.
Authors are invited to submit reports on their research work that highlight new advancements on the use of cardiac technologies either in general or regarding a particular case or application. New ideas on how to approach cardiac monitoring, diagnosis and treatment challenges and issues, using electronics, telecommunications or informatics, will arise from the conference. Papers describing case studies, advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques and general survey papers indicating future directions are encouraged. Papers should describe original work in any of the areas listed below. Accepted papers, presented at the conference by one of the authors, will be published in the Proceedings of Cardiotechnix, with ISBN, both on paper and digital support. All presented papers will be indexed and included in the SCITEPRESS digital library for increased visibility.
Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. Both full research reports and work-in-progress reports are welcome. There will be both oral and poster sessions.
CARDIOTECHNIX 2013 will have several invited keynote speakers, who are internationally recognized experts in their areas. Their names are not yet confirmed.
Best paper awards will be distributed during the conference closing session.
Please check the website for further information (http://www.cardiotechnix.org/BestPaperAward.aspx).
Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:
1. CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING AND CARDIOGRAPHY
2. COMPUTING AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS IN CARDIOLOGY
3. SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIES AND ADVANCED ROBOTICS
AREA 1: CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING AND CARDIOGRAPHY
Positron Emission Tomography
Computed Tomography Angiography
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
AREA 2: COMPUTING AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS IN CARDIOLOGY
Telemedicine and Real-time Cardiac Monitoring
Mobile devices and ubiquity
Decision Support Systems
Ontologies and Knowledge Representation
Data mining and statistical studies
Data Privacy and Security
Patient Management Systems
Public Health Informatics
E-Learning and Education
AREA 3: SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIES AND ADVANCED ROBOTICS
Techniques and Tools for Minimally-Invasive Heart Surgery
Port Placement Optimization for Robot-assisted Cardiac Surgery
Video-Directed and Robotic Instruments for Surgery
Robotic Mitral Valve Surgery
Implantable Cardiac Devices
Robotic Catheter Procedures
Computer Support and Monitoring
Please check further details at the conference website (http://www.cardiotechnix.org)