Call for Papers: Bioengineering Symposium highlights innovation

October 25, 2018

 The state of Kentucky is not as well known for the state-of-the-art biomedical research conducted here. Drs. Ayman El-Baz and Guruprasad Giridharan of the department of Bioengineering look to change that, and they invite you to participate.

This December, the department of Bioengineering in collaboration with Drs. Guigen Zhang and Guiquiang Yu of the Biomedical Engineering department at the University of Kentucky, are hosting the 18th annual Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology (ISSPIT) from December 6th to the 8th. The conference will focus on the all aspects of Bioengineering including basic science, translational, and theoretical, all to highlight and raise awareness for the work done in the Ohio Valley.

“Bioengineering is a relatively new field of engineering compared to traditional engineering disciplines and there is a lot of innovation,” said Giridharan. “We wanted to have a local conference that highlights the state-of-the-art biomedical research being conducted in Kentucky and neighboring states, which led us to organize this special session with the University of Kentucky.”

Paper topics range in scope, centering around bioengineering topics including, but not limited to medical imaging and computer aided diagnostics; drug delivery and nanoparticles; biosignal processing and controls; bioelectronics, biosensors, and medical devices; biocomputational modeling; biomechanics and rehabilitation; and molecular and tissue engineering.

“Any person that conducts bioengineering work can submit," said El-Baz. "This includes industry, private research foundations, and academia. IEEE is hosting the event and the costs are partially offset by the registration fees.”

The three-day symposium will be held at the 21C Hotel in downtown Louisville. Presenters include Dr. Roman Yampolskiy from the department of Computer Engineering Computer Science, there to discuss the "Future of Artificial Intelligence and Information Technology." Joining him is Dr. Susan Harkema of Department of Neurological Surgery, who is a keynote speaker in the Special Session on Bioengineering.

UofL is operating in tandem with UK, who will help to organize peer review, group the order of talks, organize the conference and invite keynote speaker. It was that collaborative spirit and innovative drive that encouraged ISSPIT to allow for this special event, part of their nearly two decades of celebrating advancements in engineering.

“We contacted the ISSPIT organizing committee to discuss the possibility of hosting a special session in Bioengineering, given that their annual session will be held right here in Louisville,” said El-Baz. “The ISSPIT committee was excited about the special session, given all the world-class translational and transformative bioengineering research that we do and accepted our proposal.”

November 1 is the deadline for paper submissions. For information, please visit the ISSPIT site.